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9 Important Link Building Sources!

I was going through some SEO related threads on Warrior Forum and realized that nearly every other attention grabbing SEO thread centred around providing users with a new way to build links. The interesting part is, most of it is rehashed info and there really is no new way to build links. The marketers who are trying to show you the new way are actually packing the old ways of building links in a new gift wrapping and presenting it to you.

Because there were a lot of new link building methods showing up on many forums, I wanted to go ahead and make a brief post about all the different types of links that you can evert possibly get:

1. Directory submission links: Most directory links provide little SEO power and are mostly used as filler links to augment other high-powered links.

2. Article submission links: Not really effective (unless you submit to top directories such as GoArticles and EzineArticles). These links are also mostly used as filler links as I have NEVER seen websites ranking high solely due to article links.

3. Profile links: These links can be very effective provided that the source website is high PR and the link placed is actually DoFollow. Also, this only works if the link is not taken down 😀

4. Press Release links: Read article submission links, especially for free press release websites, which are pure junk for the most part.

5. RSS aggregator links: Submit your RSS feed(s) to multiple RSS aggregators and you will see an increase in links. Depending on the niche that you compete in, this strategy can be quite helpful. But in order to keep it worth your while, you have to keep on making posts to increase the content that your RSS feed syndicates.

6. Web 2.0 links: Featuring websites like Facebook, MySpace etc, these links can be helpful especially if they are DoFollow. Apart from that, they also help in getting direct traffic to your website.

7. Social bookmarking links: Websites like Fark, Connotea, Mr. Wong etc can hold a repository of your links which can be really effective. Many websites are DoFollow, which really help getting you ranked high.

8. Links from FFA websites: You see them advertised as get 10,000 links for only $49.99 per month. If you want to play it safe, do not get these types of links.

9. Editorial links: By far the best kind! These links come from within the content of a post on a high quality website. The problem is, getting these kinds of links is quite difficult (for the most part).

There! These are all the type of links that I know. Maybe I missed a few categories. If I did, let me know!

The point is, different methods of link building only amalgamate these link sources in different ways and call it a new method. The link sources never change!

Unique Article Wizard Review

I am sure this is not the first Unique Article Wizard review that you are reading. People are more prone to going through 5-10 reviews of a product before deciding to buy it. And the reason why they read 10s of reviews is because most of the reviews are hyped up and provide biased information.

So let me provide you the right information.

Unique Article Wizard is a piece of software which is designed to spin your article (by making many different unique versions out of them) and allows you to select hundreds of anchor text combination for the resource boxes. Other softwares try to do the same thing and fail miserably.

Sticky submissions:

That being said, for one reason or another, the submissions from this software actually stick. I have seen many of my articles showing up over 500 unique versions in Google when I used the phrase match search. This definitely adds to the reach of the software.

If you compare it with other tools, although you can use them to submit to over 2000 directories, only 50 links show up because most of the directories are crappy and some of them do not even exist anymore.

Up-to-date database:

The good thing about this software is that the number of article directories and private blogs in the database keep on increasing. It a certain website stops functioning, it is taken out of this software’s database. The result? Submissions to current, high quality websites.

No More “Accounting”:

However, one of the best parts about this software is the fact that you do not have to make any accounts. I have made over 500 accounts in a week for article submissions, which took a huge toll on my time. With this software, you only submit and article and the staff (and the software) takes care of it for you.

I used another software a year ago, which used to take me 8-10 hours to signup for all the accounts on article directory websites AND used to take me 1-2 hours to submit one article to 200-300 article directories. With Unique Article Wizard, you spend no time making accounts and only 30 minutes submitting your UNIQUE articles to over 800-100 directories.

My conclusion:

This software does what it is supposed to. I have looked into quite a lot of article submission software, but most of them are crap. This software is good enough that I constantly keep on paying USD 67 per month for it. Coming to think of it, I have generated over 10,000 links using this software in the last 3 months alone.

If you are thinking about article submissions, you are mostly concerned with getting a diverse number of high quality links to your website in the least time possible. This is what this software does.

Give it a try:

Give the software a try. What do you have to lose? Purchase Unique Article Wizard here.

Relevant Links Do Not Help!

Well, I admit that the title really is not true. I just wrote this title in a way which would get attention. But I have a point to make in this post.

A lot of SEO service providers (myself included) think that inbound links to your website which come from relevant pages provide a huge boost to your website authority and rankings. This definitely makes sense because Google itself implies that it rewards relevant inbound links.

However, although relevant links are helpful, they are not as helpful as you might think. Here are some points which help in making the case:

1. Terry from the Warrior Forum started a 60 day experiment thread in which, through evidence he concluded that non-relevant and relevant links help in exactly the same way. Read more about it here.

2. In my personal experience I have never used relevant backlinks because they are difficult to find and I am a little lazy. I have always used links which came from authority websites but are not relevant at all! Results? I am ranking in the top 5 for extremely competitive keyword terms with 3-4 months of SEO work.

3. All the successful websites out there have 95% of  their inbound links coming from non-relevant websites. I have yet to see a successful website which has more than 20% relevant inbound links. It just does not happen.

4. The thing is, if you focus only on relevant links, you will most likely leave 90% of the other general links out there which happen to be of good quality. This results in you using less number of links.

5. How does Google determine relevancy? Is the on-page content useful or does it use the data for the whole website? This always leads to a heated discussion so we really have no way in figuring out how relevant “relevant” content really is.

6. All the successful SEO firms out there focus on inbound links from high authority websites and not necessarily from relevant websites.

7. Customers who want relevant links think that they help a lot more with the rankings and for that reason are ready to pay 4X more for the links. SEO companies who want to make some extra cash can always supply the customers with these links, knowing fully well that these links do not really help any more than the “normal” inbound links.

My conclusion is: Relevant and non-relevant links help you just the same.

If you agree or disagree, let me know by commenting!

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