Building Link Popularity with Topical Articles

Written by Daria Goetsch

One ofrepparttar important factors in ranking high in search engine results is link popularity. It is not enough to just haverepparttar 119384 best website inrepparttar 119385 world--other sites have to point back to you. The thought is that if your site is good enough for others to link to you, then you must have a great site.

How do I increase link popularity?

Building link popularity is hard work. You've searched endlessly. You've sent every reciprocal link email you can think of. What else can you do? Surprisingly, writing articles on your topic can lead you to a wealth of link popularity.

What arerepparttar 119386 benefits of writing articles? Think about it. If you write articles, you get to use them on your website and you build your website content. You can also submit your articles to other sites. With both methods you get a lot in return:

You build your content. More is better when it comes to site content.

You promote your website. With more keyword-rich text on more pages, you will increaserepparttar 119387 number of pages indexed byrepparttar 119388 search engines.

Other websites link back to your website content. Sites focused on related topics link back to you.

You receive a link back to your website fromrepparttar 119389 site you submittedrepparttar 119390 article to. Remember to include a link in all guest articles you submit.

You become an authority on your topic. Search engines reward sites with a larger number of inbound links from sites dealing with similar topics. What do I write articles about?

The saying goes "write about what you know." Sometimes it takes thinking in a creative way to openrepparttar 119391 door to a new route for link popularity success. Think of what your visitors might be looking for. Why do they come to your site? What can you help them with when they arrive on your website? Answer their questions about your topic. We all search to find information, so give them what they are looking for.

So what are they looking for? That is easy enough to find out. Review your web server logs to see what keywords and phrases your visitors are using when they find your site throughrepparttar 119392 search engines. Run your own searches using those keywords. What kinds of sites are returned inrepparttar 119393 search engine listings? Pay attention to visitor feedback. Know your visitors. Answerrepparttar 119394 questions they are asking, or even those questions they do not know yet to ask.

Most importantly, write because you have something to say. If inrepparttar 119395 process of building your content and inbound links, you benefit your readers with your content, allrepparttar 119396 better in terms of providing visitor satisfaction. This isrepparttar 119397 best reason to write, which isrepparttar 119398 way ofrepparttar 119399 web, to seek out and share information.

Where do you put articles?

On your site. The first and obvious answer is to put them on your site. After all, you have all this knowledge; why not share it with your visitors? You may want to create an Articles page on your site. This will give you a place to put your articles, and any new ones that you write. Make sure to add this new page into your site navigation, and especially to add it to your sitemap page. Add a link to your main articles page on your sitemap, and a link to each new article on your articles page, and you are on your way to having your good content indexed. Make sure your visitors andrepparttar 119400 search engine robots can find your new pages.

Adding article content not only answers your visitors' questions, it adds to your website. Your visitors will have a richer experience with your site when there is more content. Not only can they buyrepparttar 119401 widgets you are selling, but they can also learn more about how to select widgets, exciting news fromrepparttar 119402 world of widgets, and so on.

How to Increase Link Popularity and Improve Search Engine Ranking

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

If you want to improve search engine ranking of your web site, you need to find a large number of high quality links from other web sites. These are called inbound links. Gaining links from high ranking sites that point to yours will increase your link popularity inrepparttar search engines.

The most popular search engine Google, places great significance onrepparttar 119383 link popularity of your web site. In fact, you can even get listed in Google without submitting your site to them, by getting other sites to link to yours. Finding many high ranking sites that link to yours, will improverepparttar 119384 search engine ranking of your own web site.

Four effective ways to increase link popularity

1. Get your site listed inrepparttar 119385 search engine directories - first submit your site torepparttar 119386 human edited directories of ODP (Open Directory Project - and Yahoo ( Getting listed in these directories will give your site a boost in link popularity and improve search engine ranking in other search engines.

However, this may take some time.

You can get listed much faster by getting links from niche specific directories. Find these directories by doing a search onrepparttar 119387 major search engines withrepparttar 119388 primary keywords of your web site.

2. Provide high quality content - people will naturally link to your site if you have what they want (i.e. articles, software, etc). This will save you a lot of time searching for quality links yourself.

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