Search Engines Love Quality Links
From an SEO perspective, it is really not a secret that backlinks, inbound links or external links pointing back to your site is an important ranking factor. Link building is actually very easy. The hard part, is getting the so called “quality links”. At the end of the day, these “quality” links are what really matter and having one “top notch” link to your site may mean more than hundreds of crappy ones. Don’t really bother shooting for crap and put you effort in getting those quality ones.
So lets get the obvious out of the way, which is, in order to get quality links, you must provide quality content and build high quality sites too. Makes sense? The “build them and they will come” story is really not accurate, as IMO, with the thousands of quality websites or blogs out there, it is like asking for someone to discover you “by feeling lucky”. Yeah sure, that works too, but an extra push to “luck” will not hurt, on the contrary.
What Is Link Quality?
OK, I am not going to spend too much time explaining this, because, as usual, there are many sources of information out there. Nonetheless, the infographic below, is a result of a survey conducted by OrangeLine, which compiles answers from 501 SEO professionals to one simple question.
“What do you look for in a link opportunity”?
Link Building Tips and Quick SEO Hints
Following below are some great resources to help you understand and put into action some link building tips. One of the most coveted form right now is via “Guest Posting”. See what Matt Cutts says about guest posting and other SEO hints he provides on his latest roundup of videos. In addition, you can also check out:
- How to Build Links Fast: 101 Tips and Strategies
- 131 (Legitimate) Link Building Strategies
- The 8 Best Link-Building Tactics to Boost Off-Page SEO
8 Link Building Tips – Whiteboard Friday
That’s it!. Do you know of any other ways to build quality links?