In light of all the Google updates, getting backlinks has become somewhat of an art – you don’t want to build too many too fast, and you don’t want backlinks from just any site. So what’s a website owner to do? Here’s one solution that you may like.
Like who doesn’t want more traffic and backlinks? If you’re serious about driving traffic to your websites…without having to pay for it in dollars and cents, then here’s one of the more popular ways to do it…
It’s called guest posting. You find popular, authority blogs in your niche and request to write an article for them. Now of course you can also find less popular blogs to increase the odds you’ll get accepted, nevertheless you want sites that do get some traffic.
Of course the benefit of going after the bigger authority sites is that you’ll be able to get a nice link or two in the article you wrote for them that is pointing back to your site. This is natural way to do link-building although it’s your article that you wrote that’s pointing to your site. This is about as “white-hat” you’re gonna get unless you got some “clout” and “mad skills” for getting big sites to link to you naturally.
So, you have your guest post on a hot blog and you’re getting traffic from that blog over to your site thereby opening yourself up to a lot of readers who would’ve never found your blog (or you) any other way. You’re now establishing yourself as an authority. The cherry on top is that now you have a authority backlink from that site to yours. Does life get any better than that?
Now you’re probably wondering how in the heck do I find these authority blogs.
How to Find Top Blogs in Your Niche
Here are a few things you can do to find high traffic authority blogs:
- Search for blogs in Google blog search and then type in a broad term like “home business”, etc.. and sort through blogs that way
- You could go to Technorati and look up the top 100 blogs…sort by category
- You could do a search in Google by typing, “top INSERT KEYWORD blogs”
- Lastly you could look at the Quality Guest Blogging Sites article by Jack Humphrey
If you do this consistently, you will start to get traffic and backlinks. What could be better than killing two birds with one stone?
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