Reciprocal links. These links are obtained by contacting other website owners and trading links with them. Google and other search engines give very little value to these types of links anymore, particularly if your links are to and from an unrelated site. Weak spammy links from ad sites or content farms may decrease search engine value with the recent Google Panda update.
Directory submissions. There are thousands of niche and general interest directories on the internet that will allow you to submit a link to your website. Some are free and some are not. As with reciprocal links, the closer the directory is related to your site’s topic, the better.
Article submissions are another fairly simple way of obtaining non-reciprocal links to your site. Simply write (or hire someone to write) a good article and submit it for free to one of the top QUALITY article directories on the web.
Write valuable quality content that other site owners will want to link to on their own.
Competitive Intelligence – Analyze the back links of your competitors. Try to get links from the same sites.
Submit to Verticals/Topical Guides (local libraries, local chamber of commerce, etc.)
Use Blogs and RSS – Google loves blogs
Create Podcasts or just put up plain old Screenshots – Bloggers love posting them
Digital + Social Media Marketing. I hold a B.A. in Economics & Marketing from the University of California. SEC and FINRA Social Media compliance best practices: Crucial to Social Media use for Financial Advisors.
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