Sorry a bit of repetition here!
According to Google, back links are votes given by other sites to you.
According to me, in the SEO process, getting these votes is the best SEO practice known so far.
One question that nags everyone is – How to get back links?
The answer is simple – Think about how to improve the contents on your site rather than torture your head thinking of links.
Because, once you have great content on your site, then it’s basic human psychology that people want to get associated with it – so they link.
- The above piece of information can be found on almost all SEO related websites and I’m sure is nothing new to you.
Now what decides what’s a great content? Or what content will attract more links? Here are a few tips from my experience.
- Be Innovative
Let it be such that the readers will think – “Damn! Why didn’t i think of it earlier?”
Which means that the content should be simple and related to the topics everyone knows, but in a way that they would’ve never thought of. It’s not easy to think of something like that every other day.But if you can manage to squeeze in at least a few every week, that should do the trick.
Some famous examples would be – When john Chow released the Link bait posts.
- Be the first to report.
This one’s easier if you are a techie and watch blogs/news sites closely. All you have to do is report a sensational news the very first time.It is very tricky – because sometimes the news is so common and popular that, when you post it, millions would have posted it on the other end. So you have to find some tweak to get the best news the first time. A very effective method is to religiously read all the news blogs by grabbing their RSS feeds on your favorite RSS News reader.
- Review with a twist.
Suppose there is a lovely piece of software you love using. And you thought, why not do a review on it. But you have seen 143 reviews on various blogs on the same software.
So what do you do? Collect data from all those blogs and see what are the common points in them, then since you are very familiar with the software, it’s more likely that you’ll find something all of them have missed. Trust me, I’ve had similar experiences.
- Write the content with user participation
It wouldn’t make any sense if you just write excellent articles explaining about the technical wizardry you have or the super piece of code you developed, if a reader does not enjoy it. It’s more like watching TV – you prefer a reality show to a News channel(at least many of us). So write articles that will participate users, or at least strike their thinking pattern and provoke them to write about it on their blog. It works if you hit the right note!
More ideas will continue the next week..