SEO Tips: Real World Backlink Examples (part 3)
This is part 3 of a 7 part series about how we create high-value backlinks for our SEO clients. In this series we are looking at an actual real-world example of our SEO / backlink strategy that we are using for a series of clients in the fencing industry. If you missed parts 1 or 2 of the series, you should start here: Real World Backlink Examples (part 1) or here: Real World Backlink Examples (part 1)
Create a Base of Quick / Easy Backlinks
I am going to fly in the face of everything “they” tell you about building backlinks. Quantity does matter. It may not matter as much as quality, but for most businesses, a few hundred backlinks from sites with average TRUST scores is a huge improvement as compared to what most businesses currently have in place. Keep in mind, this is only 1 part in a seven step backlink building process … but it is important. There are many sites out there that will help you to build backlinks. Most of these some of these sites are quicker and easier to use than others. Each site has its own inherent strengths and weaknesses and knowing how to use them properly will save you tons of time and energy as you work on your SEO campaign for your website.
A Closer Look at Our SEO Approach
As you may recall, we are following the actual SEO campaign that the DotCom team is using to boost the Google rankings of a network of fence dealers who sell Active Yards vinyl fence and aluminum fence. As we do that, we are actually building an entirely new SEO base for our company ( DotCom ) as well. There are several reasons for this that are beyond the scope of this article, but some of the links below will point to profiles and accounts that appear to be more centered around DotCom than they are for this project.
- In some cases, it is designed to be that way. These new profiles will be used for a variety of SEO projects, not just for the fence company websites.
- In some cases we have very mature profiles with these services that are still being used and these new profiles are simply in place when we need them so we can keep growing.
- In some cases, these profiles are still being developed. We are adding to this list all the time. Remember this is an actual active campaign, so you are seeing behind the curtain (so to speak). Sometimes things get a little sloppy when we are working on items.
Network of General Backlinks for This Project
Let’s take a deep dive into a small selection of our general backlinks. For us, general backlinks means backlinks that come from any website (with a solid trust score and domain authority). These sites are not related to the specific industry in any way. We have a long list of sites we like to use to get things “kicked off”. Here are just a few of them:
- Apsense Profile
This profile is picked up by Google. You will see a number of links we’ve included. There is a page for Resources that allows us to post a ton of links to sites and pages we want to promote. We will be filling in this page soon.
- Wealthy Affiliate
This site allows us to build a free blog / website which will be picked up by Google. As with any blog, we can post as many articles as we wish to link to everything we want to. Our free site is here: NJ Website Design You will notice that we have a few articles posted designed to build backlinks to our own website and blog. This circular linking ensures that Google doesn’t miss anything when they are indexing websites. We will be adding a dedicated blog for the fence campaign here soon.
Here is another free website builder that we use to link to items we care about. As with many of these free sites, we link to many of our other free profiles to make sure Google doesn’t miss any of them. The interlinking also improves the trust and authority of each of the sites.
- Adland Pro
This is a surprisingly powerful site for building backlinks … and you can build a ton of links. Simply make a FREE AD and you can link to the primary URL or you can deep link to one of the inside pages. Here are a few direct links to some of the ads we posted. We are always posting. Currently we have several hundreds active posts for dozens of clients. New Jersey Fence Company, Massachusettes Fence Company, etc. Notice the website link goes to our Fence Directory authority site we discussed in Part 2 of this series. Some of our ads go directly to the dealer websites, some of them promote the authority site.
- The Free Ad Forum
As with Adland Pro, we post ads here as well. Here is an example ad we made for New Jersey Website Design. We have dozens of these for the fence companies as well.
This is a very good one. You can see my personal profile here. As you can see, I can post comments with links. However, the best item are the BUSINESS LINKS I can post down the left column. These are solid backlinks that Google finds quickly. This site has been so effective for building quality backlinks that I have created a second profile here.
- Biz Votes
It takes only moments to make a profile for any business. Our DotCom profile is here. While you are looking at the profile, do me a solid and VOTE for us!
This is a well-known free blog that can easily be used to create additional backlinks to your business website. We just launched a brand new profile with these guys to start building backlinks to our own website and to the websites of many of our clients. I expect this profile will fill in pretty fast in the coming weeks. See our profile: NJ Website Design Blog
This is a Pinterest-style website that makes adding links super-easy (and kinda fun). Here is a link to our newest YooMark profile. You will see that I have a few boards set-up. Each of these boards can then be populated with all the backlinks to websites and to articloes as i want. It’s a great solution for building backlinks.
So here is a little “secret”. Websites like DomainStats.com have HUGE Domain Authority. Every single website in the world has a profile page (or a report page) after you run the report. You can simply direct link to this report from a number of your other backlink-building websites to make sure that Google finds this report, and you have just earned yourself a high-quality backlink. Here is our report for our NJ Website Design Agency
- Article Ted
Here is a brand new profile we set-up for this demo. We will be posting links to sites from here. You simply write little articles and include links in them. You can see examples of this in the article we wrote.
Here is another Pinterest-style website. Our demo profile is here. It is super-fast and super-easy to save links. As you will see, you can save items into collections to make things even more organized and focused.
The services/websites listed above are only a small percentage of the websites that are out there that can help you build a solid base of helpful backlinks. Think of this as the QUANTITY portion of the exercise. Coming up in the next article, is how to begin to build QUALITY backlinks.