The most often question on forums and e-groups.And the most often repeated answer too. Honestly, there has been very few or no changes to the answer – How to get free backlinks?
Let’s analyze the answers and see how much of it’s actually practical and what’s not?
- Directory submission
Everybody knows it. Submit to those free directories after all they are free. And there is even a whole list of directories that allow free submission.
But the hard fact is that none of them actually benefits you.Well, almost none – but some do!
When you select a directory to submit your blog to – don’t go for the looks. There are really sleek looking directories with the shortest fill-up form so it’s easy for you to get hooked.
Before selecting a directory check these -
- How long has the directory has been around?(Check here)
- How many sites are already present in each category?
- Is there a price?
- Does it ask for a link back?
- Does it link to bad neighborhood?
A directory with a longer existence is always better than a newly started one.
The more the number of sites in each category – the better.It shows the authority.
If there is a reasonable price, good. Provided that the above factors are in good position.
If it asks for a linkback – quit at once. It will drop your PR or give you just nothing for that link back? Why waste your link real-estate?
See if it’s got Poker partners or Viagra affiliates, If yes, quit at once.
Now you may find only a few directories out of the huge list you had, that meets the criteria. Still fine! Please don’t mis understand that the more directories you submit, the better. NO! The less the number the better,provided the quality is high.
So go for long existing directories, with many listings in each categories,with no link-back schemes,and no bad neighbourhood.Get linked safely!