Building Link Popularity with Topical Articles

Written by Daria Goetsch

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The more pages you add to your website,repparttar better chancerepparttar 119384 already visiting search engine robots will also pick up your new pages to be indexed. More pages mean more links. Be sure to make an archive of your articles on your website. Always keep your pages in directories close torepparttar 119385 root of your site for optimum indexing byrepparttar 119386 search engine robots.

Submit torepparttar 119387 search engines. As always you will want to submit your new pages torepparttar 119388 mainstream search engines and directories. In addition, look for specialized, topical directories that deal with your particular subject. There are also many general business directories available.

Submit guest articles. In addition to submitting your articles torepparttar 119389 various search engines and directories, think about submittingrepparttar 119390 articles themselves. Submit your articles to sites that accept guest articles. It may take a little detective work to find some of these locations. You can start small, submitting to lesser-known portals seeking information on your topic. Some sites are focused on one topic; others need articles about all sorts of topics. Get searching and you should be able to come up with a healthy list of sites to submit to. Searching in Google and in categories in Yahoo! and ODP (Open Directory Project/Dmoz) would be helpful.

Once you are featured as a guest writer on a website, you will notice that most sites archive these articles. How many articles can you write? How many articles are archived and linked? How many different search engines indexed those pages? You getrepparttar 119391 idea.

Always include a bio ofrepparttar 119392 author, article re-print instructions, copyright information and a link back to your website. Add an active link in your link text in your submission or request one for your listing. Be aware of dynamically generated pages--a static URL also increasesrepparttar 119393 chance thatrepparttar 119394 article you have submitted hasrepparttar 119395 optimum chance of indexing byrepparttar 119396 search engine robots.

What if I don't write?

What if writing is just not your thing? You are in luck, because there are sites out there that have free content and articles available to you. When you add them to your site, you still buildrepparttar 119397 content on your website.

Legitimate links, no spam The best part is that your new links are all legitimate and not just junk links. You add important information to your site, and that is good for your visitors and good for your image. Naturally, using your keyword phrases in your Title/META tags andrepparttar 119398 text of your articles as you would in your regularly optimized pages makes sense for good search engine ranking.

It will pay off

Be creative when writing articles and submitting your content for linking, it takes hard work but will be worth it inrepparttar 119399 long run.

[General Content] GoArticles (free content/submit articles) (free content/submit articles)

ArticleCity (free content/submit articles)

World Wide Information Outlet (free content/submit articles)

[Marketing Articles] (free content/submit articles)

Marketing Seek (submit articles)

[Business Articles] BPubs (submit articles)

[Internet and Web] Web Source (free articles)

[Site Carrying Links To Free Content Sites] Freesticky (free content)

Daria Goetsch is the founder and Search Engine Marketing Consultant for Search Innovation (, a Search Engine Promotion company serving small businesses. Besides running her own company, Daria is an associate of, an Internet web marketing strategies company. She has specialized in search engine optimization since 1998, including three years as the Search Engine Specialist for O'Reilly & Associates, a technical book publishing company.

How to Increase Link Popularity and Improve Search Engine Ranking

Written by How to Increase Link Popularity and Improve Search Engine Ranking

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Optimizing your content with well placed keywords, will improve your search engine ranking dramatically. Search engines love focused content.

Don't you love it when you immediately find what you are searching for?

One way of achieving this is by writing and publishing articles. You can include a link atrepparttar end of your article. When your article gets published, you will automatically have gained a link to your site.

3. Requesting links from other sites - request links from sites that ideally have a high search engine ranking. Start by including a link from your site to theirs. Include a paragraph describing what your link is about. This helps achieve a greater number of clickthroughs to your site.

Request that they dorepparttar 119383 same when linking to your web site. If you provide this for them (with some of your primary keywords included of course), and provide quality information, you will have a greater chance of gaining a high quality link.

4. Write a testimonial - write a favorable review of someone's product or web site. Includerepparttar 119384 benefits you received through visiting their site. If that person wishes to use your testimony on their site, make sure they include a link back to your web site.

These are some ofrepparttar 119385 best strategies you should implement to increase link popularity of your web site. It will improve search engine ranking and also boost your web site traffic.

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