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SEO: Beginners Guide to Link Building | Dave Cain SEO: Beginners Guide to Link Building | Dave Cain Presentation Transcript

  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Beginners guide to link building… www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Opening message… A major tasks of search engine optimisation (SEO) is link building, and unfortunately it’s a timely task. In this slide show I’m going to list some of my favourite ways in gaining good quality backlinks with examples. www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ General business directories… These consist of some of the more familiar house hold names such as: - Yell.com - Thomson Local - Yahoo Directory - Scoot - Free Index The great thing with these websites is the fact that they are highly trusted by Google. www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Niche business directories… Now to demonstrate what I mean by Niche business directories, I have chosen the weddings sector - here are some great websites to get listed on: - http://www.findaweddingsupplier.co.uk/ - http://www.wedding-directories.com/ - http://www.free-wedding-directory.co.uk/ - http://www.theweddingindex.co.uk/ - http://www.ultimatebridal.co.uk/ This will act as themed and relevant links which is something Google and Bing both look for. www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/
    • Local business directories…
    • So these are websites which promote the local area, if we take my hometown Nottingham. Here is a great list of websites to get listed on:
    • - http://www.touchnottingham.com/
    • - http://www.inottingham.co.uk/
    • - http://www.nottinghamonline.com/
    • - http://www.getyouonlinenottingham.com/
    • http://www.nottinghamontheweb.com/
    • Even though you can’t add anchor text, these can really help with rankings in Google Places.
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  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Business forums… A great way to connect with customers and other businesses is through general business forums. This will give you the opportunity to talk to like minded people and communicate with customers: - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=51082 - http://www.businessadviceforum.com/ - http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/ - http://forums.kashflow.com/ - http://www.thewholesaleforums.co.uk/forum/ www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/
    • Niche business forums…
    • Now if we jump back to the weddings sector, I’ve done a quick search for “wedding business forums” and “wedding forums” and I’ve already found 5 great websites to join:
    • - http://www.weddingsday.co.uk/wedding-forum/
    • - http://www.bridesweddingforum.co.uk/Forum/
    • - http://www.weddingchaos.co.uk/wedding-forum/
    • - http://www.hitched.co.uk/chat/forums/
    • http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/
    • Again, this could be a great way of connecting with customers.
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  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Blog posts… This should be on your priority list of general business tasks, talk about your work, industry news or anything that relates to your business is a great thing to do. Now your thinking, how am I going to get links from writing blog posts? This all comes back to networking in the community through forums and social networking (more on this later). Now I’ll give you a sneak preview of some of my stats. I’m on quiet a few different social networks and forums and by building trust with others in my niche, they can help by spreading the word about my posts. So in total, 15 blog posts has generated me just over 970 visits from referring websites, these have either been through forums, other blogs, social booking and social networks. www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ PR article directories… PR article directories are website which accept useful information about any subject or your general business news, admittedly there are quite a few website where you can do this but I would highly recommend the following: - http://www.ezinearticles.com - http://www.goarticles.com - http://www.articlebiz.com - http://www.amazines.com - http://www.articledashboard.com www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Social bookmarking… Here are my favourite social bookmarking websites to submit your websites to: - Digg - Delicious - Jumptags - Diigo - StumbleUpon Social bookmarking is not a quick fix to gaining links, it is all about building trust with your fellow piers, which will take time! www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Social networking… Here are my favourite social networking websites to join and communicate with your customers: - Facebook - Google Buzz - LinkedIn - Google+ - Twitter Social networking is not a quick fix to gaining links, it is all about building trust with your fellow piers, which will take time! www.davecain.co.uk
  • Read more free SEO tips here: www.davecain.co.uk/blog/ Other link building methods… There are loads of other link building methods, here are a few more… - General link directories - Guest blogging - Link bait - Video creation I would suggest you target the other methods first and if you would like to read more on the above, visit: davecain.co.uk/blog/the-beginners-guide-to-link-building www.davecain.co.uk