Seo Link Building

Competitor Analysis

  1. Run a Google search for your target keyword and list the top 20 competitors.
  2. Capitalize on the Yahoo! Search Explorer tool to determine the backlinks for each of the top competing websites.
  3. Use an Excel spreadsheet to make a list of all the backlinks providing websites.
  4. Shortlist the do follow websites from the list.
  5. Arrange them in the descending order of their PR. At the end of this procedure, you will have a list of highly valuable do follow websites to link from.


  • Local Directories: Search in google allinurl:directory "country"


Name Submit page PR ~ Comments
DMOZ 8 Read instructions carefully. Try to find a category with few outbound links
botw 8 cc


Name Submit page PR ~ Comments
Yahoo 8 $299/year

Social News / Media Sites




  • Register to reddit
  • Use an attractive title: "The most …."
  • Have a newsletter in the website



  • Link Building

  • Page title:try to acquire links from pages that contain the main keywords in their page title. (SE)
  • Anchor text: The words that are used as the clickable text linking to your website. (SE)
  • Outbounds links: The number of links pointing to other Websites from the Web page located in the “page with link” column. The fewer links it has on the Web page linking to other sites or pages, the more PR value is passed on. (SE)
  • Website Age: The older the website is, the better the link will be. (SE)
  • Anchor text of inbound links: It is best if you have a keyword in the anchor text
  • Origin of inbound links: it is important if the site that links to you is a reputable one or not. Generally sites with greater Google PR are considered reputable.
  • Links from similar sites
  • Number of backlinks: Generally the more, the better. But the reputation of the sites that link to you is more important than their number. Also important is their anchor text, is there a keyword in it, how old are they, etc.
  • Anchor text of internal links: This also matters, though not as much as the anchor text of inbound links.
  • Around-the-anchor text: The text that is immediately before and after the anchor text also matters because it further indicates the relevance of the link – i.e. if the link is artificial or it naturally flows in the text.
  • Age of inbound links: The older, the better. Getting many new links in a short time suggests buying them.
  • Number of outgoing links on the page that links to you: The less the better
  • Social media
    • stumbleupon
    • reditt
    • digg
    • pick a title that has a keyword
  • Article submission through SE

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