How to Build Natural Links to Your Website

After you have built a website, one of your most important tasks is draw traffic to it. One way to do this is to get other blogs and websites to link to yours. This draws people who click on the links to your site and can increase your search engine rankings. There are services on the web that guarantee you hundreds or even thousands of links for a price. Unfortunately, many of those links are low quality and could actually hurt your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts.

It is far better to grow your links naturally. The first thing to do is join the discussion on similar blogs and websites without spamming them. Comment on blog posts or bulletin board discussions and become a part of the community. This may lead to the webmaster or blogger happily linking to your site. It also builds your reputation among your peers, which increases your likelihood of getting more links later.

Try using videos and tutorials on your site. People love content that teaches them something new or how to solve a problem. They will link to your site if they know your content is useful and well prepared. Great content will also draw natural traffic to your site and build your search engine ranking.

Many websites are filled with useful content, so trying something a little different may set you apart from the pack. Humor is one way to distinguish your content. If your articles or tutorials get people to laugh, they will not only remember your website but recommend it to others as well. The more popular your site becomes, the more links you are likely to get.

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Comments

  1. Building a website seems a very easy task to make but in reality, this is one of the most complicated parts for online users, marketers, freelancers, and bloggers. In fact, many companies and individuals also hire skilled and knowledgeable people to build a website for their companies. I believe some of the most important factors that should be considered when building your own website are the knowledge in HTML, CSS, PHP or CMS like WordPress or Joomla, hosting package or capacity, website security, website designing and database. You cannot learn all these things in just a couple of months. You will need years to learn how to build a website. The good thing is there are web hosting companies offering website builder but with added cost. Thank you for this very informative article, keep it up! (SHARED TO SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES)

    • carolee.collins

      Thanks for your input and we couldn’t agree more that while building a website is easy, building a website that is found in Search Engines is difficult.

  2. After penguin update natural link building is more in discussions everywhere. Ca you please suggest bookmarking is come under natural links or not? Thanks for great article.

    • carolee.collins

      Hello, thanks for your question. Many companies that we work with or are associated with use Social Bookmarking as part of their link building and SEO strategy and report that it is still effective for Local SEO. In like any other effort you make for SEO, if you do it in a natural, non spammy way, it is helpful. Just do what is natural. If you have a great article or piece of content by all means share it through directory submission, article submission, blog posting or forum posting. But be wary of using a company or service that promises to push things to hundreds or thousands of sites; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

  3. carolee.collins

    I wanted to share a few comments and a video from industry experts!

    Andrew Shotland from http://www.localseoguide.com suggests:

    Don’t abuse Social Bookmarking E.G.Don’t SB every single page on a site.
    Diversify link text
    Focus on higher-quality Social Bookmarking sites

    Matt Cutts from Google shares his thoughts in this video.

    http://youtu.be/wnquaBa6DSk

    Good Luck!

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