When it comes to automotive seo, link building is the backbone of your ongoing work to rank higher in search engines. Sure there are plenty of other factors on page to consider, but when that is done, it becomes about link building.
Link baiting, quality content, bookmarking, unique articles offering fresh information, joining social media networks, forums and such, blog commenting, combinations like bookmarking, forums and blog commenting, these are all the different ways to get that perfect backlink according to a lot of self-proclaimed SEO experts.
However, is there any rule of the thumb, so to speak, about obtaining the perfect backlink? Throwing this question out will merely start the same ball rolling again, that is to say, more varying opinions and theories. Considering that then, would it be safe to say that the definition of the perfect backlink depends on who you talk to about it? In essence, it is highly subjective.
However, for those of you who simply want to see something that contributes to obtaining that perfect backlink, here’s what has been proven to work (in no particular order);
- Original content (this includes quality and has fresh information)
- Social media marketing
- Give out testimonials
- Online forums
- Realizing and understanding you’re your strength or selling point and focus or capitalize on it
- Getting link buddies by using offline professional and friendly relationships
- Trading articles
- Guest Blogging
- Actually helping others (which gives you a good reputation for your site)
- Taking advantage of affiliate or referral programs
- Establishing yourself in your niche (Become an authority! This is closely related to realizing and understanding your strength)
- Directory submissions
- Passive link building
- Help A Reporter Out (HARO)
- Video marketing and submitting feeds to RSS directories
- Press release
- Blog and article marketing
That’s about it. This has been gathered from various online resources such as forums, individual websites and blogs, and everywhere else SEO people loiter. Of course many would have something to say or another about this list but pay attention to the last entry – honesty.
Now we all know that a black hat procedure is absolutely never going to produce the perfect backlink so scratch that. Among all the hundreds of opinions regarding this subject, you can’t help but start noticing a trend or pattern forming. All the popular advices essentially require you to be honest. What we often seem to forget is that people on a high PR site literally have to click to give you a link to them. And how do you get these people to do that? Well, you have to show something in return on your site, number one being relevancy, that they will find interesting at the least. Let’s face it, we can’t help but feel respect for those people who are honest and true in their work. It is this respect that guarantees backlinks. Wouldn’t you think so?
While this blog posts looks at “places” to find back links, we will address in our next blog post exactly “what” about these places makes one better than another or more desirable for obtaining the perfect back link!