How many links are there to your website?
Every link is another opportunity for clients and connections to find you and your business!
So are you looking for ways to get more links to your website? Of course you are!
Links also help build your website’s authority, credibility and search engine positions.
Here are 5 easy ways you can get more links to your website. We’ll start with the simplest, quickest options. Tomorrow I’ll share 5 more ways to get links.
1. Get listed in search engines.
Search engines are the starting point for most searches online so you definitely want to get your website listed in them.
Most search engines will find you if you’ve got links to your website from other sites. If you really want to submit directly you can visit each site and find the submission page, or use a website like www.addme.com I’ve found the quickest way to get Google to notice a new page on my site is to share it on Twitter.
You’ll also want to get listed in local search engines if you do any local sales/services.
2. Get listed in directories.
There are general directories like DMOZ as well as niche directories like EcoFirms (for earth friendly companies) and Technorati (for blogs). Find the ones that fit well with the audience you want to reach and submit your website.
Here are some free directories you might consider submitting to. Some offer upgraded options so it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth it. I haven’t paid for any directory listings but would consider it.
Green, Earth-Friendly Directories
- www.bestgreenblogs.com (only free for non-commercial)
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3. Comment on blogs.
It’s great for building links, traffic, and most importantly–relationships!
4. Exchange links with other websites.
You can swap links with other website owners. Exchange blog roll links, links on your resources page, or whatever works for you.
5. Be active on social networking websites.
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networks are an excellent way to build more links to your site.
If you’re a blogger, visit this post for suggestions on how to automate sending your content out to the networks: Blogging Like a Clover: Syndication.
Check back tomorrow for part 2 with 5 more ways to get links to your website.
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