5 Ways To Get Other Websites To Link To Yours

In-bound links from other web sites to yours provide two avenues to success for your site.

First, the number of quality in-bound links pointing to your web site are a major factor that the search engines (including Google) use to rank web pages in their databases. Lots of high-quality in-bound links can help boost a page into the "top 10" of a search engine's search results page (SERP).

In addition to the search engine ranking benefits provided by in-bound links, they are also a very steady supply of referral traffic to your web site! If you are able to attain a large number of links from quality sites, you will get about as much traffic from referrals as you get from the search engines.

The big question is "How do I get other sites to link to mine?".

There are several techniques that you can use to entice other webmasters to link to your site:

1 - Simply ask the webmaster for a link! If your site can be a valuable resource for the other site's visitors, send the webmaster a polite, personalized email asking for a link. Tell the other webmaster why a link to your site would be beneficial to his visitors (and his site).

For example: Your site sells books about web site promotion. Your web site would probably be of value to the visitors of a site that features web authoring books or tutorials. And since your site compliments (but doesn't compete with) his site, he may well be happy to give you a link!

2 - Offer the other webmaster a freebie in exchange for a link. You could offer a free software download, a free service (such as search engine optimization for his site), or a testimonial for his site (with your link in it of course).

3 - Write articles about a topic in your field of expertise. Offer to let other webmasters use the article on their websites or in their newsletters. At the end of the article will be a "resource box" that provides information about you and a link to your web site. Writing free articles is a major traffic-builder!

4 - Produce and distribute free ebooks about topics in your field of expertise. Give (or better yet sell) other webmasters the right to distribute your ebook via their web sites or newsletters. Of course, each ebook will have information about your web site as well as a link to it!

5 - Exchange links with other web sites that compliment (but don't compete) with yours. Do a Google search on one of your target keywords. Contact each webmaster with a personalized email explaining why a link exchange would benefit both sites (be very specific). Then ask to exchange links. It helps to already have his "reciprocal" link in place before you contact him with the URL of the page on your site with his link on it.

There are numerous other techniques that you can use to get in-bound links to your site. Simply use your imagination. If you devise a well-thought out plan for your link campaign and apply it with diligence, you can watch your search engine rankings and web site traffic steadily climb to ever new heights!

About The Author

© 2003 Rick Rouse, Tek18.COM

Rick Rouse is the owner of Tek18.COM. He has written several articles and ebooks about search engine optimization, web site traffic-building, and internet marketing. Visit his web site!

In The News:

2 Hurt In Brooklyn Fire  CBS New York
BAN-L-DORSETHOUSE_web  The Manchester Journal
Formerlibraryto go toauction  The Manchester Journal
Traffic chaos as crash shuts A438  Kidderminster Shuttle
Traffic alert: Road works in Cocorite  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

7 Things You Must Do If You Want To Increase Your Traffic

Gary Halbert once said that the ONLY advantage he wanted... Read More

John Reeses Top Traffic Secrets!

Track all sources of traffic generation.John Reese stresses the need... Read More

Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website

In the real world when you buy real estate the... Read More

Targeted Traffic to Your Mini-Site

Generating traffic for your mini-sites is the challenge.Search engines look... Read More

25 Common Link Exchange & Search Engine Terms

In today's world of website promotion and traffic building, a... Read More

Free Traffic Course - Day 5

Online statistics shows that about 10% from online visitors make... Read More

Website Traffic Generation?7 Great Ways to Increase Your Web Site Traffic

We all know that the secret to success on the... Read More

5 Free Ways to Increase your Website Traffic

I don't know about you, but when I first entered... Read More

No Follow Illustrates Need For Good Linking Plan

The blog explosion created a great opportunity for savvy marketers--they... Read More

How To Get At Least 50 Visitors A Day Free

How To Get At Least 50 Visitors A Day Free!Every... Read More

10 Ways to Increase Your Website?s Traffic

1. Trade links with other websites. Websites that are related... Read More

Submitting Your Articles To E-zines and Viral Marketing

Viral Marketing DefinedIt is allowing others to giveaway and use... Read More

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website with Traffic Exchanges

The number one problem new website owners have is, "How... Read More

How to Build Web Traffic Daily..

How to Build Web Traffic DailyI - Introduction II -... Read More

Seven Red Hot Tips for Linking

1. Vary the keywords in your link 'anchor' textUnless you... Read More

Link Exchanges

Should link exchanges be used? What are link exchanges? Do... Read More

Internet Web Site Marketing: 4 Uncommon Insider?s Tricks To Get Lifetime Customers

Internet advertising is not easy.It is a numbers game.The more... Read More

Where Do You Get Quality Content?

There are three main sources for you to get the... Read More

Utilizing Award Sites for Your Benefit

Why Award Sites?Award sites are, in essence, directories that hand... Read More

Free Traffic Course - Day 3

This is the 3rd day of "Free Traffic Course".This day... Read More

Power Packed Linking Strategies - Part Three

This is the third in a series of three articles... Read More

Turn Content Into Traffic

As the saying goes in the business world "The Customer... Read More

How to Run a Successful Link Exchange Program

Link Exchanges are a very time consuming project. The time... Read More

Linking for Traffic: The Shift from Link Directories to Hyper-Targeted Linking

There's a stiff wind blowing in a new direction on... Read More

Free Traffic Course - Day 8

If you have any experience of work with your web... Read More