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bizmark
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What is the best way to gain strong permanent links these days?
I have been gaining links through submitting articles, leaving comments with link on blogs, I tried reciprocal link exchange but never get anywhere and submitting my link on social networking sites.
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jmpruitt
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thats about what it takes. getting links is really the hard part to running a successful site. when commenting don't just do it randomly. find a few blogs within your niche and become a regular commentor. Subsribe to their feed, and try to be one of the top 5 comments when they add a new post. you will get more traffic in the top 5 comments.

Also, if you have become a regular commentor, you can approach the blog owner and see if you can do a guest post on their blog.

Where to get links from will vary from niche to niche. Basically what I tell people the most is find where people in your niche are going for information. this could be blogs, social communities, forums, or popular sites within the niche. Then find out what it takes to get a link on those sites where people are already hanging out. Some of them will be easy and free, and some may be a bit harder.

Generally when I see people struggling to figure out where to get links it comes down to a lack of proper niche research. if you know your niche, you will find where to get links from.

You can also use a tool like Traffic travis to analyze the sites you are competing with and see where they are getting links from.

There is no 1 answer that will fit every niche. I have several niche sites and where I go for links is different in every one. the two things that are consistent are forums and blogs. from there, I can usually find the other authority sites within the niche.

Also, think who would need help in your niche. Sometimes you can find related niches and get links from sites that aren't your direct compettitors easier than from sites you are directly competing with.

for example, with my personal development site, I am going to dating blogs, weightloss blogs, IM blogs, and other niche sites that have readers that would be interested in my personal development topic.
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bizmark
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Thank you for all the info, what are your thoughts on these methods being affected by the google panda update, is there any no go areas now?
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James gave some real good tips on how to get good links. If you build your links naturally, and as he suggested, then your links, and website on the whole, will not be affected by the Panda update.
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Try to built your own network of sites. This way every site sustains the other and you get quality links.
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Try to built your own network of sites. This way every site sustains the other and you get quality links.


Just a note that if you intend to do this you have to be extremely careful in the way you go about it. You definitely don't want to put the sites on your network on the same shared hosting for example because if one is traced, it can easily lead back to the rest compromising your whole network wasting a lot of time and effort in the process.

I'd say this method is not for the faint of heart.

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bizmark
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sorry just one more question, do you think having adsense on your site affects your google rankings?
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michael025
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bizmark wrote:sorry just one more question, do you think having adsense on your site affects your google rankings?


Hi Bizmark, I don't think putting google adsense on your sites affects your page ranking, if at all, it only makes you more prone to the google slap : )

Anyway you might want to check this discussion on your question:

Does google adsense affect page ranking?
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@joshua, you are right, but also the reason I do things from my own blogs is more about the direct traffic I am sending from niches I already have a reputation and a bit of traffic from. Also, I have my network spread across different web hosting accounts with different hosting companies. It is a more advanced strategy, but it is effective as well.
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