Top 8 Link Building Strategies That Work For Search Engines

Since the last Google algorithm update, there are many rumors about link building and the white hat SEO strategies. I recently wrote about the importance of social engagement in contrast to SEO and it became a pretty hot topic. I believe the biggest question nowadays would be the important the the old school link building method.

Before we go any further, this is a snippet from Google Webmaster Tool:

Previously, Google said …

“In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by increasing the number of high-quality sites that link to their pages.”

And everything changes now with …

“In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by creating high-quality sites that users will want to use and share.”

Source: Google

Does this really means the end of link building techniques in search engine optimization? Of course not!

This doesn’t prove that link building is no longer in use. In fact, this makes link building even richer and more valuable! And at the same time, this new Google algorithm makes link building … yes, you got it right … harder but definitely not impossible.

Important disclaimer: This article is more than 2,000 words and I dare you to do read it in just one go. If not, bookmark this page right now and come back anytime when you are ready!

What did we learn from the latest Google update?

Google update affects many SEO techniques

Oh no! Another Google update?

Every time an update takes place, there are many things Google are showing us … or at least, hinting us. Here are some things that I had learned which are the number of backlinks, using the right link building techniques and even using the right search engine optimization methods. And the only way to learn this is by watching those videos posted by Matt Cutts and his team.

So let’s discuss on the proper link building strategies that work for search engines today.

1. Using the right SEO tools for link building

For those who really into SEO, it’s a very known fact that you probably need at least one SEO tool to help you with those ranking and link building tactics. Seriously.

I know many people who uses paid SEO tools like this one are having crazy time trying to create more quality backlinks to their articles. I would say, maybe they are having the time of their lives! :)

You might be thinking that, “Hey, take that you !@#$ paid SEO tools!”. Here’s the reality check. These SEO tools will actually … and still be rocking like any other days.

Yes! Let me repeat; link building isn’t dead but it just got tougher. That’s all.

For those who are using various link building tools, well, you just got to play smarter. You need to change the game plan but slowly.

Why? Google still loves quality backlinks and this doesn’t mean that you can’t get the best out of ‘virtual assistance’.

Thinking of going white hat SEO to be on the safe side? Maybe this tool might help!

One thing for sure is that using SEO tools will not make you any safer from Google updates. You need to use SEO tools the right way and focus in your strategies. Always remember that misusing these SEO tools will actually destroy your traffic and your SEO ranking.

*p/s Looking at this article length, I’m going to write the so call ‘SEO game plan’ on another post.

2. Write articles for readers and not for bots

The right link building techniques goes further than just plain SEO

Optimize your website for your readers and not for search engines

Link building isn’t really link building only. For me, link building also means website marketing and communications. The more visibility people has on your website, the better chances you are going to create the ‘brand awareness’.

And with that (assuming you write great articles), people are going to share your articles even more!

More shares = More love from Google.

There ain’t any trick about link building and content sharing if you ask me. Write good stuffs, get your name out and let the people (readers) do the rest for you.

What you really need to learn about link building is you can’t get everyone to love your writing or even share your articles. Okay, remember that every visitor who comes to your site is a potential ‘buyer’.

Take the opportunity to get them spread the word for you and how you can possibly do that?

It really depends on how generous are you. For me, I do a win-win situation for my readers. I am using CommentLuv for WordPress and what this plugin does is simple. It allows users to share one of their links after they commented.

Wait! That isn’t all.

For those who share my articles on social media, they will automatically get a DoFollow link back. Sounds good right?

You see, blogging is all about giving and just not taking completely. I see absolutely no reason why one should be so secretive about backlink.

3. The relationship between backlink, social communities and tribes

Recently, I’m very active on several sites such as BizSugar and Triberr. I wasn’t actively sharing my links though. Instead, I was commenting and sharing other articles I felt useful.

The effect? One word: Tremendous.

As I had said about in #2, sharing is caring and there’s no better way than helping a fellow blogger to share their articles. Heard about karma or what goes around, comes around?

Whenever you share an article on social networks, you are creating a good chance for others to visit your website in return. And most of the time, they would probably return a favor by giving a shout (hey, that’s free publicity) for you.

Blogging isn’t everything about yourself. Instead, it is all about relationship building and sharing of information. Grow your audience indirectly by doing good to others.

So, stop being a link whore and start linking out to others!

Yes mate. Right now! Don’t worry, I’ll wait!

4. Link building is closely related to sitemap

You have written an excellent article and you published it. After one week or probably a month, you ain’t getting a hit and you are no closer in creating a viral article that drives hundreds of traffic to your website. So, what’s wrong?

Okay. Here’s the deal. You want to build good traffic, link building etc. You probably won’t go far if you are not focusing enough on SEO. One of the search engine optimizations best practices is to have a sitemap.

Google just won’t put you on first page of SERPs if Google is not aware of your existence. This is where sitemap plays a huge role in your website ranking.

So, yes. The first thing is to get your sitemap up immediately … (moments of silence) …

What’s a sitemap? Site what?

A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a Web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion. There are two popular versions of a site map. An XML Sitemap is a structured format that a user doesn’t need to see, but it tells the search engine about the pages in your site, their relative importance to each other, and how often they are updated. HTML sitemaps are designed for the user to help them find content on the page, and don’t need to include each and every subpage. This helps visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site.

Source: Wikipedia

Makes any sense to you? Maybe this image from Google might help out.

Generate a sitemap for your website to increase your SEO score

Sitemap usually gives search engines a list of links that you have on your website

If you are using WordPress, you can probably use WordPress for SEO (which comes with Sitemap functions) or Google XML sitemap. You won’t wrong with any one of those.

Creating a sitemap is no hassle and you can do that within 5 minutes or less. Once you have your sitemap ready, head over to Google Webmaster Tool and Big Webmaster Tool to submit your sitemap.

5. Guest posting – The pros and cons in link building techniques

We can’t deny the importance of guest posting especially when you are looking for a quality backlink. Writing good guest post will certainly drive traffic to your website without fail but there’s something you need to know first!

Backlink building from guest posting is a double sided blade. Handle with care at all times.

Google and other search engines understand that many bloggers are actually trying to gain momentum and getting some quality backlinks from good page rank sites. When it comes to guest post, there isn’t any difference.

Don’t get me wrong. Guest posting is definitely worth it considering the quality of backlink. However, you do not want to over do it to avoid any penalty. The easiest methods which I see best fit for guest posting are:

  • Writing quality articles
  • Use maximum of three links per post
  • Taking advantage of the rel”nofollow”

Huh? Isn’t that rel=”nofollow” means zero backlink?

Yes indeed. This is my link building strategy. You don’t want search engines to consider your site as a link juice or link farm. Therefore, if the content in the link doesn’t provide quality information for your readers, it is better off with a no follow rule.

Do you understand why I say it as a double sided blade now?

6. The viral factor and link building under one roof

A viral article or video could easily create many backlinks

Go nuts … like Holmer!

Have you heard about viral video or viral content? So, what does the word, viral actually means?

For me, it means an action which is hit the world by storm … unintentionally. Here’s an example:

Years ago, a kid made a video to promote his band and uploaded it to MySpace. Sounds like, “duh” right?

The video was about a kid who ran around the garden smashing two Barbie dolls together, throwing tomato source all over the place and screaming the name of his band in a variation of pitches while his MySpace page flashed at the bottom of the screen.

And, guess what?

He received two million hits to his band’s MySpace … in just two days. 

The kid didn’t do much … and probably took around 20 minutes trying to clean up the mess he did plus uploading the video.

Source: Adam Connell

Makes any sense? Probably not.

But does that matters? It certainly do!

Viral content, whether it be images, videos or quizzes – has the potential to drive massive amounts of traffic and generate a large amount of business leads or subscribers.

So, what the heck this has to do with link building?

Take the kid’s case study for an example. Do you think that out of the two million hits the kid got, how many people actually share the video or his band?

I call this … indirect link building since … it’s viral and we can’t really control it, could we? I totally understand that there is no possible way to actually create a perfect viral content.

Math lesson: Let’s say you manage (accidentally) create a viral content and it drives you tons of traffic. Do you know how much website traffic you are going to gain?

Even though there are no proven ways to actually create a viral content, here are 14 marketing tools to help you increase the chance of viral-ing and spread the word!

7. Old fashioned link building techniques. Are they dead?

I read so many articles about changing SEO techniques, so on and so forth. Question is, do you really need the traditional SEO building strategies now?

From what I see it, yes you need them and it is never advisable to ditch them. With all these Google Penguin and Google Panda, it is harder to score points with the old methods. But, each point you earned will worth even more than ever!

Fair deal for you?

We discussed about guest blogging, marketing techniques and SEO tool like this one above. Anyone of these could help you with SEO and this certainly doesn’t prove that ancient SEO methods won’t count anymore. Remember that most search engine optimization methods are based out of the trusted, ancient ‘recipe’.

Since so many algorithms are calculated based on page ranks and number of links, I bet you totally understand where this is heading.

Personally, I would advise you to start changing your game plan. Like me, my approach to SEO is way different than three years back. I even created SEO Blueprints library which consist of every SEO techniques I’m practicing right now.

8. Avoid the BIGGEST link building mistakes

Giving up too fast is one of the biggest mistakes done by bloggers in terms of link building

Oh no! Holmer does it again!

For me, the biggest sin you can ever do when it comes to SEO is when you think you had done enough. The truth is … you aren’t able to to completely do SEO.

Why?!

Because SEO is a learning process and it has many implementation phrases. This means that what works today, might not work for tomorrow.

Now, tell me if you have ever (and I really mean e-v-e-r) thought of giving up.

Yes, you thought search engine optimization is too hard and you probably done everything you could. Yet, you’re ain’t seeing the results. People say you need to be patience and you waited for months and still, goddammit nothing happens!

Sounds familiar? Don’t be shy and admit it. It happens to you, to me and nearly every blogger out there. It felt like a never ending war right?

Now, this is the cold hard fact. SEO doesn’t happen overnight and certainly, there isn’t any proven methods for us to judge how far we had done or accomplished.

However, we can always judge by page rank and the number of links that are pointing to our articles but, are those really counted?

Giving up hope is definitely a no-no here. Content, article and website optimization are all, ever growing activities which will always keep you on your toes (and for some, might even make you stay awake at night).

Agree to disagree?

Back to you

Wow! This is a longest post (as of now) which I had written! So, how do you like it? If you had read this in just one shot, I’m going to give you my salute. No doubt on that.

As for the topic, these are the top 8 workable link building techniques that we all can practise to build authority and at the same time, traffic. I used these nearly every day and whenever I’m blogging.

What do you think? Tell me what you think and you can easily do it right below.

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  • http://www.work-from-home-concepts.com Corina Ramos

    I can’t even count the number of times I wanted to throw in the towel but I’m determined to make this blogging career work :)

    I’ll admit it’s been a slow process learning about SEO but it’s coming around. But as you said, the best thing to do is write for the readers and the rest will fall into place.

    I’m using the pluging Yoast for my SEO. It’s very easy to use. Perfect for beginners like me because it tells you what your post is missing.

    Great post Reg! :) Hope you’re having a great week!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Corina,

      Thanks for the support and comment. I uses WordPress for SEO too! Easy to use and lots of fun stuffs to play around. Best part? I’m no dev so got to work with what I have :)

      Sometime, I feel bloggers (including me), hope too much in terms of traffic etc … in a short period. It takes time and it really takes a lot of time to grow. A few bloggers told me they took months and some even years to get a blog up, with good traffic etc.

      Giving up? I gave up so many times already and the only way to keep me tuned to one is to use my own name. Well, if not I would be developing lots of niche websites (which I did recently from the collection of domains I owned).

      Anyway, hope you have a good week too and thanks for sharing.

      Appreciate that Corina!

      Reginald

  • sherman smith

    SEO took me a long time to learn and it still can have it’s challenges. I’ve used SEOpressor and just added WordPress for SEO, but now my main focus is writing for my readers, sharing posts, and commenting.

    After doing this, I start seeing the traffic come in. Yes, it’s a slow process, and yes it’s considered old skool, but the results speaks for itself!

    Thanks for sharing Reginald!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hello Sherman,

      Oh cool to hear that. I heard about SEOPressor sometime back and was tempted to try it. However, I’m too in love with Scribe Content and thus, decided I would stay with it!

      Just like you, once I focused on my readers, I slowly getting momentum. Bit by bit but certainly, it worth all the time!

      You are most welcome and thank you back for commenting! Hope you come back for more :)

      Reginald

  • http://www.adrianjock.com Adrian Jock

    Hi Reginald. BizSugar… I have a difficult question about it… I’ve tested it 8 months ago and I noticed that quality of the content does NOT matter. What I mean is that if you share quality content but you don’t have any friends there people don’t take into consideration what you’ve shared. However if you share some worthless info but you have good friends there, you’re a star… Did anything change?

    In order to avoid any confusion, the content I shared on BizSugar’s social media section was NOT my content. This was the headline: Nielsen ‘s Social Media Report 2012. It was a brand new report just released by the reputable Nielsen. Guess what… Thousands of shares on Twitter & Facebook. SEVEN sugars only. While all kind of crap got tons of sugars. Funny? Or sad?

    My conclusion was this one: there’s no point in wasting my time, there are only newbies or the quality of the content doesn’t matter. Now… What’s your honest opinion? Did anything change?

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Adrian,

      I haven’t been in BizSugar for a very long period and thus, my idea would be a bit biased. However, I understand what you are trying to say and at times, yes I do agree that the articles there are not of that quality … if you know what I’m trying to say.

      However, seeing from another point of view, this could be good as we all need publicity. Good publicity is hard to find and if (with a big IF) we can get that once awhile and create a viral factor, then it is okay in my books.

      This reminds me of etiquette vs moral subject I learn in my degree :)

      Use wisely!

      Just my 2 cents!

      Reginld

  • http://inspiretothrive.com Lisa

    Enjoy thispost a lot Reginald. I got so fed up with SEO and almost threw the towel in but hung on. It’s not easy, that’s for sure or for the faint of heart. Traffic goes up and down and is like a cycle. It’s like having your money in the stock market, hang on for the long ride and not ditch when it falls!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Lisa,

      Thanks for the comment. Glad you liked it! Really!

      I threw in the towel many times with many sites. But each time, I learn more and lately, I seriously learned a lot. Why? I joined some communities and hey, they are great and it helped me more than I can imagine!

      Traffic goes up and down. Wish it could go all the way up only. Haha!

      Reginald

  • Ansh

    Hi Reginald,
    When I started blogging, indeed my focus was to build as quickly as possible but then i realised that these kind of black hat techniques doesn’t work for long time.. Great post.. cheers

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Ansh!

      Wow! Thanks for coming to my humble website :)

      I used to ‘always hurrying’ creating a website. I realized that it doesn’t bring me anywhere and now, I’m more towards building a slow but quality website. Hopefully, this will grow after some time!

      Thanks for visiting again and appreciate it!

      Reginald

  • http://violatam.com Viola Tam

    Hi Reginald ,

    Wow, you have covered so much here. To me as a relatively new blogger, the content is too adavanced. However, I know from what you share here and the comments that this is a very valuable post. I shared :)

    I got the key message. More shares = more love from Google. Would you say that creating great content is king? My focus at this stage is certainly not to master the SEO strategies. Am I missing out a lot?

    Would love to hear your views!

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Viola,

      Welcome! Glad you find this useful and of course, thank you for sharing!

      As for your inquiry, content is king and yes that’s true. However, you have to consider many other expects that could also affect ranking such as more shares etc.

      If you want to grow your website, then SEO + content + marketing will work very well. You can still survive with content only but at times, try to chuck in more marketing techniques as well. I always believe if you spend 6 hours writing, then you need to spend at least 6 hours more on marketing. It’s all about branding :)

      Are you missing out a lot? Not at all! For you coming and reading this topic already proven much about yourself. But trust me, sometime link building is really tiring. Just need to be patience and things will come your way.

      Drop me a line if you need any help. Would be delighted to help you in anyway possible.

      Reginald

  • http://adriennesmith.net/ Adrienne

    Hi Reginald,

    Sometimes the longest posts are the best because you’ve taken the time to share with us some really awesome content so I thank you for that.

    In the beginning I was doing a lot of SEO. Writing for the search engines and getting traffic. I made sales too but things started to change when I started writing more for me and my readers. I just find it really hard to do SEO and write for your readers.

    When I do use keywords though to rank I use SEOpressor, it’s one I’ve had for awhile now. I actually tried Scribe earlier but didn’t want to pay a monthly fee. Yeah, I was starting out and just didn’t have a lot of money to spare.

    Now as you probably know, my traffic and interaction is really good on my blog. I don’t get a lot of search engine traffic but I’ve been told that referral traffic is the best anyway so I’m very pleased.

    Thanks though for these tips because it’s always great to learn.

    ~Adrienne

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Adrienne,

      Thanks for your comment. I decided to write longer ones as I remember clearly someone told me this. He said that I wrote ‘okay’ guides but need more details. People want to read ‘how-to’ and just now ‘points to make something happen’. That is good advice I would say. Many people talk about writing shorter articles but I go for longer one. Just felt I can write more info on that.

      Oh yes! Writing for myself and my readers felt great! But like you, I saw a huge reduction from search engine traffic. Not so good but indirect traffic increases. Can’t be best of all world right? :)

      I was so darn tempted to try SEOpressor and that one time payment sounds great! Really, I’m still tempted to try it. Not now though…maybe in the next few months or so when I get more sales!

      Hope you have a great weekend Adrienne.

      Reginald

      • Scott Craighead

        SEOpressor is garbage. Trust me. I just deleted mine, it never loads and it really makes your post something you don’t even want to write. I was looking into WP SEO. Really I just want a checklist. – Scott Craighead

        • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

          Hey Scott,

          SEOPressor that bad? Wow! Didn’t know that. Was even thinking of getting it in the future. Now, got to consider again but appreciate your feedback.

          Thanks mate!

          Reginald

  • http://www.robinjemdon.com Robin J Emdon

    Wow Reginald!

    You weren’t kidding when you said there was a lot of material here! It’s all well written and very useful though and I’ve bookmarked the page to review it again and again! (or at least until Google move the goal posts again! LOL)

    ~Robin~

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Robin,

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Yes indeed it is long huh. Honestly, I couldn’t even read it on one ago itself :) You?

      Take care and have a great week ahead!

      Talk you to soon.

      Reginald

  • Nicole Nahi

    This is a very good article that I’ve just re-tweeted. Often bloggers seem to forget that they are writing for humans and not robots. The post should be enjoyable to read and reflect the writer’s personality. I have come across many blogs where I couldn’t get past the first paragraph because the post was saturated with keywords!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Nicole,

      Thanks for the retweet and of course, commenting on this :)

      Sometime, I would write and forget about SEO. Focus on just readers and once the draft are all done, I would add some SEO factors sparingly.

      Talk to you soon!

      Reginald

  • Anis Chity

    Hi Reginald this is an awesome post really informative!
    Backlinks are the soul of SEO the more dofollow high quality backlinks you are the more DA your blog will get
    Since PR is almost out now we have to focus more on DA (domain authority)
    I think we should care also care about on-page optimization for this I use SeoPressor it’s an awesome plugin for that purpose thanks a lot for sharing this informative post
    have a nice day ahead :)
    and thanks for commenting on my Blog Engage contest post ! :D

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Anis,

      Thanks for dropping by!

      SEO and stuffs had changed so many times over the years that I felt it is endless to learn! The good thing is it keep me on my toes wondering what’s next and what is the next course of action for me.

      On page SEO, link building, article authority and even anchor text play more than just important roles when it comes to search engine optimization.

      *It’s my pleasure for commenting on your post. Good posts are meant to be commented and shared!

      Reginald

  • Scott Craighead

    Wow, just wow. You’ve managed to take everything that has running through my head lately and put it in plain English! I think this is the correct answer.
    Get SEO by yoast. Create content make it so the search engine can understand it. Watch it be shared. DONE! – Scott Craighead

    • Scott Craighead

      But that being said, you do have to write it correctly for the Search engines to understand. So, you will need a checklist. and oh yeah..I shared with the share bar but here I go (I also do this with my commentluv on my site)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Scott,

      Thanks for sharing and glad you find this useful :)

      Reginald

  • http://www.top5seo.co.uk David McSweeneu

    Hi Reginald, nice list! I would put particular weight on point 2, you have to focus on writing high quality articles, not just dropping keywords into a page. Write well, make everything you publish your best work and you will see the rewards with shares and high quality links which stand the test of time.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi David,

      Thanks for coming over! Appreciate your comment mate!

      Sometime, link building is all about human. If we write for human, we will probably be doing just fine since social engagement plays a huge role in SEO as well. Be yourself, write for your readers and some SEO would probably do the trick.

      Just don’t push SEO too much!

      Reginald

  • http://writeclever.com Susan Neal

    Thanks for a very detailed and interesting post, Reginald. I use the All in One SEO plugin and also a paid one, PushButton SEO, which gives a helping hand with my on-page SEO.

    I’m not altogether sure what you’re getting at in your last point about the biggest link building mistakes – I do think you’ve got to be careful not to get your site infected with rubbish links (that’s one of the weaknesses of commentluv – although I use it and love it, it’s resulted in some problems as regards dodgy and broken links on my site that I’ve had to deal with). I’ve also heard many experts say you should focus on getting a few high quality backlinks – lots of poor quality links can do your site more harm than good.

    Sue

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Sue,

      Hey thanks for dropping by! I used All In One SEO too but for some secondary websites and it is not bad at all. PushButton SEO? Not heard about it but definitely going to check it out.

      Actually the last point is saying don’t stop doing SEO. I know it is tiring and boring to do SEO. Even at times, our minds tell us that hey you did SEO for like 6 months and maybe that’s enough. Truth is, SEO is a learning process and it factors in every time we practice it.

      As for the links, yes indeed! Crazy stuff especially when you use CommentLuv. GASP is okay though. I totally agree with the part where you said quality over quantity. Absolutely true!

      HAve a great day Sue and take care!

      Reginald

  • http://GodOfSEO.co Charles Floate

    Hey Reginald, great post! :)
    Also like to thank you for having a commentluv blog before heading into this post!

    In terms of the building backlinks around content for users and not for bots, I’d say it greatly depends on the way you’re link building. If i wanted to build content for traffic generation than by all means, guest posts, forums etc… all great ways to do so.
    If I wanted to rank an eCommerce site to sell furniture, then I’d more than likely build content based links (aka contextual links) BUT for Google to pick them up and rank my site better rather than for users to see it and click through onto my site to.
    Great use of images and another great post, signed up for the newsletter as well!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Charles,

      You are most welcome!

      I think bet link building method is way different especially when it comes to eCommerce site. Can’t agree more with you on that.

      Thanks for your sign up and some changes will be coming soon.

      So, talk to you soon and take care!

      Reginald

  • http://www.titleseo.com/ Steven

    The only thing I would say is whatever you decide to promote your website, you need to work hard on designing the content marketing strategy. What I mean by content marketing is finding the best keyword that people search. Collect and filter them in one excel sheet. Now you have to choose which keyword will make conversion and which of them are just for readers, the generic keywords. Build strong marketing strategy to promote your website and stick to it. There is no any short cut way to success. You must have patience.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Steven,

      Thanks for sharing that. I can’t agree more as most of the time, we write for search engines. If we could modify that and write more for humans, there is a very real chance of actually hitting success faster!

      Of course, excellent point on patience. Nothing is build overnight … literally :)

      Reginald

  • http://www.aimzo.com shristhi

    Hey Reginald

    Yet another great post from you. You have such an amazing style of writing cool and easy post. You have shared all the aspects of link building and SEO. I would return to learn more about it.
    Thank you so much.. . . . .

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Shristhi,

      Thanks for continue reading! No worries on that and most importantly, I hope you learn some from these readings.

      Have a great day ahead!

  • robin

    great to know, but how can I optimize my micro niche blog will you please tell me no one tells me about that so please please tell me sir

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Robin,

      When it comes to optimizing, it is very general and therefore, what do you mean by that? When it comes to micro niche blogging, many bloggers will not share the trade secret simply because sharing this would easily lead to more competitions. If you would be more detail, I would be able to show you the right way (but no secrets) Haha!

  • http://www.mymagicfundas.com Nirmala

    Just now I read a link building post somewhere and here is an another one. But your post is splendid, long and contains valuable info for natural link building.

    I used to build links with commenting, guest blogging, communities and content curation websites. Will follow the missed ways Regi :)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Nirmala,

      Thanks for dropping by my dear friend. After Penguin 2.1 update, there are probably hundreds of different ways to build backlinks. We just need to find the one that best work for us.

      Glad you enjoyed it Nirmala and take care. Have a great week ahead!

      • http://www.mymagicfundas.com Nirmala

        Its really good to get fast reply for my comment Regi, thanks :)

        yeah, I enjoyed reading this post, found useful info too.

        Sure, will take care and wishing you to stay active for this entire week Regi :)

        • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

          Hi Nirmala,

          Haha The message came in right on time when I turn on the computer :) Really happy that you find it useful.

          Have a great week ahead and thanks for all the support my dear friend. Really means a lot to me!

  • Amit Kumar

    Hey, Its amazing tips and tricks. i really learnt a lot of thing from this useful post. you have exactly shared some important fact that we should must use. thanks for this valuable post……!!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Amit,

      Thanks for commenting. Glad you find this useful. Do come back for more and enjoy the new week :D

  • ambarish

    This is a great post. Link building has been replaced by quality link building and Google has several algorithm to penalize the un ethical link building strategies. Your points are accurate. Thanks you for the tips.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Ambarish,

      Thanks for commenting and glad you liked it. SEO is always changing and if you want to cope up, you got to change according to Google :)

      Have a great weekend!

      • http://www.mbblogging.com/ ambarish

        Yup bro. Google always want to deliver the best to its users and always apply some algorithms to check black hat link building and web spam.

        And weekend is about to over.. :)

        • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

          Hey Ambarish,

          Yes you are right. Just avoid those black hat SEO and you should be just fine :D

          Not yet mate. In Malaysia, we have 1h 30 m left. Haha!

  • http://moneyearningsites.net/ Arthur Burlo

    Hi Reginald,

    this was a great post and put a smile on my face. In the post panda and post penguin era getting links is so difficult. It’s no longer the way it used to be in the old days when webmasters would help each each other by sharing content they liked. Nowadays links have to be paid either with hard stinky sweat (…) or hard cold cash. In both instances hard is the keyword. Good to know someone still believes in karma. Speaking of which I will be linking to this article on my site in my next SEO update.

    Cheers,

    Arthur

    • http://reginaldchan.net Reginald Chan

      Hi Arthur,

      Thank you for commenting mate. Glad to make you smile! :)

      You are absolutely right when it comes to getting links. Nowadays, you can get links nearly everywhere but to get quality links … that is much harder. I never go for paid links and never will. Also, the link exchange part. That is risky game mate and I don’t really support it.

      Hey! I am huge believer in karma! Do good and you will be rewarded.

      Thank you and looking forward to read your next post. *p/s will do that later as it’s 2am here ;-p