Building links is one of the most important parts of having your website. However it’s not the most glamorous parts of having a site that is live. If you don’t have links pointing to your site somewhere then very few people will know about or visit your site.
How do you get inbound links?
Quite often you will get inbound links by asking for them. The way you ask for them will make all the difference. Don’t just send hundreds out as this will be classed as spam and will get you into trouble and the chances of someone saying yes will be very remote.
A good way to get these links is to search for the small directories that can be found all over the net. These are sites that list and classify sites for free. Although, now some are charging for this service.
Don’t dismiss these sites but do keep a note and it may be worth taking a second look at a later date as funds become available.
Keeping good records of sites you have links from and sites to take another look at will pay off over time.
Many of these sites will have a comment about a site or even a description. Another way to get inbound links is to write articles and then submitting them to article directories.
For example there is Ezine Articles which is possibly the most well-known of these directories.
You don’t have to have a degree in English to use these sites but you do need to be able to put your thoughts into words which becomes easier with practice.
If you get stuck for an idea about an article then these directories will be a great help also. All you need do is to visit an article directory and read a few articles and as you read make a note of any ideas for your article.
However never copy a full article unless you intend to keep the authors details as they are. I think that most authors have read several articles from articles directories and found inspiration for their own articles.
Posting in forums is also a good way to get links back to your site. You should aim to make your posts of good quality so the moderators and owner know and trust your posts to be on topic and of value.
Both the owner and moderators are busy trying hard to keep spam out of there forum. When you add quality to a forum it is good for you and also for the forum and you will see that the users will come to trust what you say.