Friday, May 20, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Backlinking Part 1

Today we will start a 5 part series on building backlinks to your site. Getting backlinks to your site is the #1 biggest thing you can do to attract search engine traffic. 

This is not going to work for a company provided capture or affiliate page. SEO efforts would be wasted on such a page. But, if you have your own MLM Blog, then these steps will help you get your sites found by people in search engines. 

The first method of adding backilnks is to post quality articles to a few of the top article directories online. These directories, such as ezinearticles.com, articlebase.com, goarticles.com, articlealley.com and others are high PR (Page Rank) sites and these links carry more weight than lower PR sites. These sites are particular about what content they will accept. Only unique content that is of good quality, and not just a sales pitch, will get published. 

There are two others that can rank quite well, and they are hubpages.com and squidoo.com. A word of caution on these. If you are in the network marketing business, as most people reading this blog likely are, these two sites do not allow articles on this subject. As a matter of fact, hubpages will not allow me to link to this blog because it has MLM in the URL. If you can be more generic and not write specifically about MLM or network marketing, then they may work for you. 

If you are targeting a keyword that is not highly competitive, the above listed sites will work well and you may not need many more links. For more competitive keywords, you will need considerably more links, perhaps hundreds or even thousands. 

Come back and read my posts for the next 4 days where I will cover other backlinking methods.
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