25. January 2012 06:05
Do you have to ask other website owners for backlinks or are they just linking to your site without you ever asking? This form of one way linking is called natural link building, and these links are the best for ranking your site.
You see search engines like Google are very smart. Google's complex algorithms can quickly sort through the nearly 350,000,000 active web sites on the internet today, and produce results in less then a second or perform mathematical functions and calculations just like a calculator. Go ahead and test Google out, you'll see. Ask Google to "Convert 1 mile to meters", you'll get an answer of "1 mile = 1 609.344 meters". Pretty smart right? Search engines can detect link cloaking, link farms, duplicate content, hidden text, and more. The point is if you're practicing bad link building techniques or black-hat SEO methods, Google will catch you and your site can be penalized or even banned.
So what makes natural link building so special?
Search engines want websites to build their links in a "natural" way. They want to provide the most relevant search results with the latest quality content. They reward sites that provide engaging link worthy content and penalize sites that try and cheat the system. Natural link building will help increase your website’s authority, and protect it from losing its search engine credibility.
How to get backlinks naturally
Below you'll find a few great ways to create one way backlinks
- SEO Starter Guide - This is Google's search engine optimization best practices starter guide.
This is where it's at and is the best way to get backlinks to drive natural organic traffic to your site. Write useful content that engages and helps your audience and do it frequently. When you create useful content that people genuinely like, chances are they'll naturally link back to it.
Become an active member in a relevant forums. Use forums too interact with the communtiy and only make useful and legitimate posts. Make sure the forums are not spam filled and have an adequate number of members and posts.
- Blog Commenting
Blog commenting can be another great source of backlinks if done properly. Again like forum posts, only make comments to relevant sites that are useful and legitimate in nature and not spammy.
Author: Kyle Lanning
Category: SEO TIPS
Tags: natural link building, ranking your site, link worthy content, backlinks, one way linking, backlinks naturally, Google, reciprocal backlinks, search engine algorithms, engaging content, penalize site, search engine credibility, blog commenting