You don’t need to play dirty just to make more people link to your website and consequently generate more traffic. All you need to do is become more selective and creative with your content while exerting more effort in research. It may be simpler said than done, but at least you don’t have to shell out a lot of money for it. Here are a couple of suggestions to get you started on your bid in the link popularity stakes.
How to Increase Link Popularity for Traffic
Never Submit Any Post that’s not Worth Reading
Online readers are rarely forgiving. All they need is just one ugly and worthless post from your website and that will be enough to make them blacklist your website on their list or worse, talk bad about you. Yes, we all know that it’s important to consistently update the content of your website, but avoiding posting trash is the most important of all. If you really can’t find anything worth reading to post today then don’t. There’s always tomorrow!
No self-respecting website owner would want to link to a dead website. Including inactive links in his link directory will affect his own credibility since his readers will think that he’s only added the website address to bulk up his link resources or just about any other reason that his readers won’t care about. Because of that, website owners will constantly check and ensure that their outbound links are active. More importantly, they must ensure that those links lead to websites with regularly updated content. If you stop updating, people will stop linking to you, too.
Make It Easy for People to Link to You
In terms of social bookmarking, remember to place as many social bookmarking buttons as you need on every post you make. Remember to make them unobtrusive or you might end up irritating your readers. As for other situations, you could remind your readers to link back to you at the end of every post. You can also offer to redirect them to where they can download buttons of your website if they wish. Bend backwards if you will just as long as it’s going to help them link back to your website!
Submit to Directories
There are various types of directories online such as podcast directories, article directories, blog directories, link directories, and more. Submit to all of them because every submission you make is one more opportunity to improve link popularity for your website.
When submitting to directories, remember to use the same submission data for all directories. This will solidify your reputation and let readers know that they’re only reading from one source. Double-check your works, ensuring that they’re all properly formatted and grammatically correct. Thirdly, read the terms and conditions of the directory and ascertain that your works don’t violate any of their rules. Also, make sure you’re submitting your works to the appropriate categories. If you don’t then your works would end up being read by people without any interest in the kind of information they can yield.
Last but not least, consider how much time it would normally take before your work gets listed: timing is especially important if you’re after a particular season or holiday.
Be a Social Butterfly
People won’t link to you if they don’t know your website exists in the first place. The only way to do that is by being a social butterfly. Join social networking websites and start adding as many people as you can but make sure you focus more on adding members who may be potentially interested in checking out your website.
Circulate in your blog community. Drop by other peoples blogs not just to say hi but to leave insightful comments as well. The very least these blog owners can do is to return the favor. If they like what you have to say then your friendly overture could be a start of a continuous exchange of links between you two.
Make Yourself Famous
Write an ebook. Collaborate with other experts. Join contests. Do what you can to make people aware that you and your website exist! This is the way to recruit new visitors for your website. Of course, it’s up to you for your website to be consistent to ensure they’ll come back for more.
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