If you are just starting a work from home business, or have recently started a home business, the one thing that you must learn is how to build backlinks to your website. This is something you will have to do for as long as you own your work from home business.
What backlinks are, for those of you that have never done Internet marketing before, is linking your site with other websites. You do this by leaving an “anchor text link” or your website link somewhere on the website you want to link to.
The reason why backlinking is important, is because the more backlinks you have – the better your site will rank in the search engines. Plus, once you get great ranking, other websites ranked below you won’t be able to pass you in the rankings.
This is the most time consuming part of affiliate marketing. But, luckily it’s not that hard to do.
Here are some of the most common ways to build backlinks:
There are a couple of ways to do internal linking. First, when building your website, link all the pages of your website together. The best ways is to make a website map (usually an xml map).
The second way is to add links within any content that you write for you website. With these links, you can link to any page on your website or other content that you have written for your website.
In addition, you’re telling the search engine spiders of the new content on your site and helping them find it, so it can be included on search engine results pages. It’s as simple as creating a link to another page.
Whenever you build backlinks, make sure that most of them are from quality websites. The best ways to evaluate that quality is to:
- Look at the page rank of the website you want to look to. The higher the page rank, the more authority the website has. Which give the backlinks more “link juice”, which help you get better rankings.
- .edu and .gov links are great to have also. These are usually a little harder to find. Try to get links from other websites or forums within your niche. These will pass more value to your website.
This is a very easy way to get backlinks. Basically, you read an article and leave a comment about that article. Just be sure that the comment is relevant to the article. Don’t leave a comment like – “great article” or “I agree”. Otherwise, they may delete your comment.
Blog commenting builds your website’s authority in your niche, while while capitalizing on the popularity of someone else’s blog.
Again, try to find blogs with high page rankings.
Forum commenting is a lot like blog commenting. You can respond to the article or on a comment made by someone else. Again, make sure it is relevant to the subject matter of the thread.
Try to find forums within your niche, if possible, or use any other forum that you have joined. Also, look at the page rank for the forum, for greater value for rankings.
By using all of these techniques, you will be able to garner higher rankings in the search engine result pages. As you get more familiar with Internet marketing, you will find other ways to build backlinks, these are just a great way to get started.
If you have just started your home business, or just thinking of starting a work a work from home business, learning how to build backlinks correctly will greatly enhance the success of your work from home business. Just be sure to use these techniques correctly, otherwise they just look like spam, and will be deleted. Which would be a waste of your time and effort.
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