November 5th, 2009
Everyone who is anyone in the SEO world will tell you that getting anchored links back to the pages of your web properties is the number one most important thing you can do to give a boost to your search engine results. And if you want to make money blogging then you are going to have to get high up on those search engines to generate plenty of targeted traffic.
The problem is trying to figure out how to convince web masters in your chosen niche to pass on some of their precious Google juice with a back link to you sites. Many Internet Marketers get round this problem by creating a huge Internet presence by building hundreds for websites and blogs for themselves which they can use to pass the juice whenever they need it.
This concept is known as blog farming and the idea is that your build many, many sites that you get indexed in Google and feed with many junky backlinks in order to inject them with some of the magical Google juice so that whenever you need link to your main money properties you can simply harvest them from your farm.
Blog farming is something I’ve never touched because Google sees it as gaming the system and if they catch you they will do everything in their power to take down your farm and all your hard work will vanish instantly, not a pretty thought. This is not to say that building a blog farm isn’t worth the effort if you know what you are doing and can hide your tracks. I just don’t have the skills or patience to make something this intricate with the knowledge that it could all end in tears. If you want to play in the time though and are willing to take the risk its something you might want to look into.
I like to stick to more white ( or maybe that should be gray ) hat methods of pushing my sites up the SERPs such as link exchanging. This is one of the best ways in which you get better results in Google and you should start communicating with others who operate in similar niches to see if you can work out a way to build some link exchanges. Remember, 3 way link exchanges are better and make sure you use varied, relevant anchor text.
Another method of getting backlinks which can work wonders especially in the beginning when creating a new site is to post articles on an article directory or three. Directories such as Ezinearticles, Hubpages, Squidoo and Infobarrel are desperate for content to fill up their sites. Provide them with these interesting articles and they will give you a couple of links which you can use for your own purposes and because these sites have authority in the eyes of Google some of their precious juice will be passed along to you.
The difference between those that get the search engine results they need to make the money they want and those that fall by the wayside is in the quantity and quality of the backlinks they manage to build. Get creative and spend more time on building the links than any other part of your make money online business and eventually you will start to reap the rewards.