Continued from page 1
3.Post to forums related to your area and include a link in your signature file. It is critical to join in discussion and not blatantly advertise, as this can look unprofessional and self-gratifying. Add value to discussion and simply provide a link in your signature. Visit some forums and see who you would link to in discussion and try and copy what they did right.
How to get reciprocal links
Ask Webmasters directly. These are a little easier to ask for as its clear you are providing them also with a link. Best to first link to their website, then personalize contact commenting about something on their website specifically. I have found personally calling them if you have contact phone number best method. My friend David Newton at www.simplysolo.com has found this an invaluable way to gain in excess of 1,000 inbound links for his site. Simplified it should go like this:
a.Find a relevant site as a potential link partner. Tip – Try entering this into google “your keyword or phrase” + “add url”. This will then list most popular sites that will allow you to link back to them.
b.Firstly create a link to their website
c.Contact them directly showing them your link to them with url of their site and something you liked about their site, something unique. Compliments can only help here.
d.Schedule to follow them up in one months time and try again if necessary. Best to keep a spreadsheet
Of course not all will link to you and it’s a bit of a numbers game but you can get results. Its better to personalize your contact than mass e-mailing a general group of websites.
Don’t forget to always be polite and keep up a schedule where you will aim to get say ten or twenty links out there per week. You will then have quite a collection after a few months and traffic should start flowing to your site.
Greg Furey is the owner of The Affiliate Program Centre – Resources and helpful tools for businesses and website owners to increase sale through affiliate marketing. www.affiliateprogramcentre.com