With search engine optimization, there is only so much you can do to a website to make it search engine friendly. Most of the time, unless your website is in a specific niche and I mean very specific, you will need a large amount of back links pointing to your website to help it climb the ranks of Google for your target keywords. This is where link building becomes a necessity; it’s not a luxury any more to have a few back links and be ok. Unfortunately, it will never be that way ever again.
For those of you new to the SEO game, you are probably wondering, what is a back link? A back link is a link that is “followed” by the search engines and pointing to your website from another website. The more back links you have, the faster you will move up in the Google rankings. Simple as that!
I am sure you are wondering how to go about getting back links to your website. There is the obvious way of contacting webmasters and asking them to link to your site. This is not a recommended practice because it is too time consuming and not effective in the least. I would recommend that you try article marketing to get a huge distribution of links in a very short amount of time.
Article marketing is something that is becoming more popular every day. Webmasters all over the world are realizing and understanding the power that is in it and are getting results very quickly. You first must begin by writing an article. You must be careful that your article is not a sales promotion, if it looks to salesy, your article will not be accepted by any website who publishes articles. You should pick a topic related to your website and write about it. This is your time to show the world who you are and why you are an expert in that particular field. The about author box is your time to shine when it comes to selling people on your product, service, or website. Make it good since you only have one shot to impress your target audience.
I’m sure you are now wondering how to get these articles distributed once you have written one. You can do this in two ways. First, you can do it manually by searching for ezines or article publishers on Google. Once you find a dozen or so, you can start submitting articles to them as frequently as you would like. There is an easier way and it is called article distribution services. These services take your article and submit it to hundreds, sometimes thousands of sites willing and ready to put your article online.
Either way you choose to go, you will begin building valuable back links to your website and begin setting yourself apart from your competition. Light the fire early and watch it grow into something that you would have never imagined. Work hard and you will see lasting results for years to come!