Friday, December 5, 2008

What Are Back Links?

Well here it is Friday again, the week has passed by so quickly!

Today I would like to discuss what the term "backlinks" means and it's importance.
Top Search engines like Google ,for example, rank webpages on how many links are linking to that web page. This is the number one factor used to rate pages in their directory. The more relevant links a page has linking to it, the higher the page rank or PR. Pages are ranked from a PR 1 to a PR10 with the higher PR number generally receiving the best page position on the search page with all else being equal.
So one of your priority goals should be finding good quality "back links" from related websites. There are various ways to accomplish this task, and the are all pretty much time consuming.
  • Join various High PR Forums and comment regularly leaving your website url in your signature.
  • Join Quality Blogs and do likewise
  • Compose a newsy article and deposit the article at several "free" article submission sites such as:
1. ACS PR: 8
2. MagPortal PR:7
3. Ezinearticles PR: 6

(for a full list of the top TWENTY FIVE please surf to Lobolinks.com)

However, if your time is a big factor you may consider using submission software to ease the burden. Manually submitting to directories is a very tedious task that can usually take between fifteen or twenty minutes or so per directory, whereas with submission software, each submission takes only seconds a pop and you can submit to as many as 4000 SEO Friendly Directories using a program called SubmitEase or WeblinkSEO.

There are many excellent programs available to choose from. I personally am using Directory Submitter, only because I have had acceptable results in the past, but I really like SubmitEase and WeblinkSEO a little better as they are faster and allow more options like auto generating my link pages for sites to link to my site. These directories are updated monthly and new ones are being added so the process can be repeated on a regular basis as needed. Like I mentioned earlier, the more quality links pointing to your content, the better your ranking and the more targeted visitors will be seeing your web page.

However, do not expect this process to happen overnight. Most of the free directories take from several days to weeks or even months to approve and list your site. If money is no object you can of course access the paid directories which will may have you listed with in 24 or 48 hours , but their fees are stiff (like several hundreds of dollars for the big ones). Also a lot of the free directories require a reciprocal link pointing to them and this is where the automated software approach is so much easier. To really understand what is involved in manual submission, I will point you to a free e-book file on one of my domains that explains this process in detail. The file is located HERE. You will need Acrobat Reader to open the file which can be downloaded free HERE.

Don't forget about "Comment Kahuna" which is free to use and is quite effective. It just takes awhile to get the unlock code via email.

I am working on some more free tools to be available soon!

I invite your comments.

***P.S. late edition....just ran across this unique site that offers quality back links in exchange for Intel articles ...check it out HERE!***
***P.S.S. You can check how many sites are linked to yours HERE! ***

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