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Link Generation: Building A Free Link Network

by Tim Whiston


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Summary : Building links for improved traffic and better search engine position is a critical task many marketers struggle with. This article will show you how to build a whole network of backlinks for free.

Building links for improved traffic and better search engine position is a critical task many marketers struggle with. This article will show you how to build a whole network of backlinks for free.

The Web is built on links. Obviously the more links you have pointing to your Web pages the more traffic you can potentially receive. Ideally you'll have a lot of links from sites that are related to yours, thus resulting in relevant & targeted traffic.

In addition to direct traffic, a strong network of inbound links will positively influence your rankings in the major search engines. Again it's important that your links are coming from content that is related to your site.

One of the simplest and most effective link building tactics is to create a network of free content sites. With just a little work you can have dozens of relevant pages linking back to your target Websites. Listed below are the various elements of just such a link network.

Article Submission

Most people already understand the value of article marketing. But it's worth mentioning briefly to be sure.

Creating and submitting a large number of articles that contain links back to your Web pages is the ideal way to launch your own content & link network. You can submit articles to directories and contact blog and site owners directly with original articles.

Blogger

Blogger.com is the free blog network owned by Google. Opening an account takes only a few minutes, and then you can create as many separate blogs as you like.

It's a good idea to create a blog that focuses on only one or two core (and related) topic. And be sure to include good keywords in the name of your blog. This will allow you to link to your site from related content.

Be sure to create a number of keyword rich posts and to add a liberal number of keyword-anchored links from these posts. The Google spiders love Blogger and thus your sites will be indexed very quickly through the links you place from here.

WordPress Network

WordPress.com also has a free blog network. It's a good ides to open an account here and create a series of relevant blogs, which you can then link to your core sites and to your Blogger posts.
Remember to place solid keywords into the name of your blog. This will be your actual blog domain and will help with search engine optimization and the relevance of outgoing links.

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