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How to Get Our Links on Other Sites?

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How to Get Our Links on Other Sites?

Hello all,

Please forgive us for our ignorance, however, could someone please explain to us getting your website link on other sites. Going through the tutorial video, they talked about using Squidoo and article sites and blog sites all in an effort to get your link listed with other sites. I guess my question is, say someone goes on squidoo and loves your article and wants to put your site link on their website. How do they go about doing that. Would they contact us and we would give them a link code to our site? Also, why would another site want a link to your site...Are we giving them something in return?

Sorry for the beginner status here:-)

Thanks for any insight....

Jason
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Hi Jason,

Websites usually refer to each other because they either like the content on the other site, they used the information on the page they're referring to on their own, or they exchanged links with each other.

If someone goes on to Squidoo and likes your article that is published on Squidoo, then they could share that on their site and link to your article on Squidoo from their site. They don't need your permission to do so and would probably use the following code:

<a href="the link to your Squidoo article"> Anchor Text </a>

That would make whatever anchor text they put in clickable and refer the user to your Squidoo page.

If they go further and discover your main site through Squidoo and like an article on your main site, then they would link directly to that page using the same code.

Conversely, you can do the same to sites you like and sites that you use as reference.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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That makes sense...Thanks

How do they go about getting the code that links to my site?

Jason
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Hi Jason,

They only need the URL or direct link of the page within your site they want to link to. For example, if you want to link to this particular post from your site, then you only need to use the code

<a href="http://www.affilorama.com/forum/seo/how-to-get-our-links-on-other-sites-t24821.html">This is my post in Affilorama Forum</a>

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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I think what you are talking about is a process called 'link baiting'. It is an SEO process and it should happen when your content is really good.
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Question.
I had a Google re-shuffle where a yellow page.com has moved above my web site. For the last 3 weeks, i have been anchor text linking. I think this was a quick re-shuffle. What else can i be doing?
I know this takes time to re-adjust
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Another Question. You are so patient with my questions.
My website shown up on a Google search by my website. You said this was not a do follow link for signature Got to love SEO - humor

Thanks in advance,
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Hi Chris,

I'm sorry, I do not understand your inquiry:

For the last 3 weeks, i have been anchor text linking. I think this was a quick re-shuffle. What else can i be doing?


Do you mean what else you can be doing apart from anchor text linking? If so, there are different methods of link building you can try like article submission, blog and forum posting as well as social media marketing.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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You have always been so helpful.
The question: Is this site a do follow site for comments?
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Hi Chris,

Good of you to come out and ask directly. Links from this forum are NOT followed, which means they do not pass on any Pagerank to your site.

You might still get people clicking through who are interested in having their income tax needs sorted in California (looking at the info in your footer), but it won't help from an SEO perspective.
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When I google searched http://www.taxprepfillmore.com/ this site cam up..

My clients are local people. This forumnas always been so nice and patient with me
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The forum comes up when you search for your domain name because you've got your domain name listed in your footer on this forum. You essentially ask Google "find me pages with http://www.taxprepfillmore.com/ on it" and Google dutifully shows you the pages that have your domain name written on it.

When you search in Google for your domain name you will always find your own domain right at the top. Nobody else has your domain name, that's why!

HOWEVER.

If you're wanting to get visitors to your website, that isn't really going to help. People won't be searching for your domain name, they'll be searching for something like "tax preparer california". When someone searches for THAT, you want your page to show up in Google. People don't generally search for your domain name unless they already know about you.

A "followed" link to your website from another website, blog or forum is like a vote that says "this tax website is good". Google looks at those votes and (to be very brief) makes the pages with a lot of votes appear closer to the top of the search engines.

But because all links in this forum are no-followed, it means that none of the links count as votes, so they won't help your website to appear closer to the top of the search engines.

You'll still always rank well for your domain name, and if you search for your domain name you will find all the websites that mention your domain name. But that doesn't mean that the links are giving your website any votes.
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Question:

What if I used anchor text in my signature? Can I use anchor text in my signature here..
Great simple discussion for others to learn too on SEO.
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I don't believe you're allowed to use HTML in your forum signature here (so no anchor text), but it doesn't make any difference anyhow because the links would still be no-followed. It still wouldn't count as a vote, and it wouldn't help you rank any better for the words in the anchor text.

The nofollow attribute was created (round 2005ish?) because a lot of webmasters were doing just what you're wanting to do: Going into blog comments or posting on forums just to get links to their sites to help them rank better in the search engines. Now that most forums and blogs automatically nofollow their links the only real benefit to doing this is that the occasional person might click on the link and visit your site. And for that to be any good, your site needs to be pretty relevant to those people on the forum or blog.

For instance... I don't expect there will be a whole rush of Affilorama members interested in tax preparation in Fillmore, California. Sorry :)
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Just want to point out that just because you have anchor text on your link does not mean you will come up on a google search. More established relevant sites will generally come up above a newer site.

For example if your were to google "tax prep fillmore" without the .com you will get results showing your site as #1 but google keyword tool shows 0 results for that keyword phrase meaning that no one is searching for that broad match phrase. But a phrase like California tax preparation gets 12,100 monthly searches.

I would research better keywords to shoot for that people ARE searching for. Spend some time on google keyword tool to find some better phrases.

Aletta , since blogs and forums are no-follow now where do you recommend getting good links from now a days?

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Hi Paul,

"Aletta , since blogs and forums are no-follow now where do you recommend getting good links from now a days?"


I'm sure Aletta will have a few sources to site, but I think that looking for do-follow sites to build backlinks on is futile at this point. Search engines give more weight to relevance now as well as user votes (when they share your link on Twitter or other social media site for example) so I would build links on where I can build a relationship too like social media sites, or blogs and sites within my site's niche/community.

If you have Premium membership, then you might want to take a look at the Affilotools Link Finder function as well. It helps you find sources of good links you can build your own links from: Announcing The AffiloTools Link Finder

My two cents. :) Have a good day!
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Because I'm inherently lazy, I'm a really big fan of creating link bait -- stuff that people will naturally want to share with their friends and readers -- and then just letting the internet "do it's thing" naturally.

Think about all those infographics that get shared on Facebook, or those really good articles, animated cat GIFs. I'm not telling you to create an animated cat GIF, but have a think about your niche and try to think of something that they would think is really cool. Then make it.

Even one or two really good, shareable things on your site can make a difference in my opinion. I've got a site with two pages that people really love, and I think the fact that these pages are so popular (largely with social networks, Stumbleupon, Pintrest, etc) helps to elevate the rest of the site in the search engines. Just my suspicion. The traffic that actually comes to these pages is pretty rubbish in terms of conversions, but I think it helps boost the pages on my site that do actually convert.
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Websites usually link to each other normally be named the friendly links, they are useful for SEO of your website, but please note, the friendly links you'll find should be a health web,and it also should use a normall hosting.
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If someone likes your link or website then the person will put it on other sites. And i think there is no such mechanism for this task.
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swapancs
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Content relevancy and PR of the contributor site are key factors to grow link juice that makes sense of pure SEO in site. This is my first time enjoying the forum text here. Nice supports from staff that fascinates to visit repeatedly.

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swapancs wrote:Content relevancy and PR of the contributor site are key factors to grow link juice that makes sense of pure SEO in site. This is my first time enjoying the forum text here. Nice supports from staff that fascinates to visit repeatedly.

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You are right up to some extent but i want to add few things like PR is important but more important is to see whether your target odience is there in that site. If its PR is 6 but followers of the site are very less then it is useless to comment on that site.
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I don't think that Google takes a links PR as being as important as it used to. I have even read that a pages PR can be faked. Anyway, from what I have found in the past few years there seems to be a simple breakdown of how Google views a pages PR.

1. If a page has no PR the link is ignored.

2. A page with 0 PR (meaning that the page has some PR just not enough to be a PR 1, 0 PR means the page may be a . 5 PR page) up to say a PR 3 page are pretty much the same.

3. PR 4-6 are pretty much the same.

4. PR 7-9 are pretty much the same.

5. PR 10 pages are in a class of there own.

This is not verified by Google but it seems to be the case. So I wouldn't pay too much attention to a pages PR as long as it has some PR.

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Reciprocal linking is also a good SEO method to rank better. Relevant blogs or websites have to be chosen for such a linking effort.
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