Content is king? Yes? No wrong – backlinks are everything – waaaay more important than content, backlinks are the key to making a passive income online.
There are four key elements to make a money making site:
- keyword research – so that you focus the site on the write keyword phrase
- monetization – using Adsense or other methods to make money from the site
- content – there does have to be some content which highlights the keywords you are using
- getting the site to the top of the search engines for your chosen buying keyword.
Where to Find Backlinks?
Free Sources of Backinks
The best links are when you have your anchored link within a relevant post or page. These sites give you that option:
blogger blogs – blogger blogs are connected with a gmail account – you may want to create several different accounts so they aren’t too linked
wordpress.com not to be confused with self-hosted WordPress blogs which you own. Dispite the .com ending wordpress.com free blogs can NOT be monetized – don’t even think about it you will get shut down ASAP. You might want to check out this video of someone who got on wrong side of the advetising nazi’s there
Article submission sites: ezinearticles goarticles and a zillion others.Most sites only allow you add links in the footer in your “resource box” – in my mind that devalues the link somewhat.
Other sites which will give you are forums which allow you to add a link to signature file,
Some blogs have the do-follow plugin installed and a comment on those will get you a link back- if you anchor on your keywords rather than your name it might be of values, but some blog owners will delete you or, worse, askimet you. Similar are blogs such as optempo.com which reward to commentators with the most comments in the month with a sidebar link on their names/keywords.
I have recently started using twitter for backlinks – but I think posterous.com has more potential as a microblogging platform.
Depending on the topic of your site you may well find options to provide a guest post for another blog in your niche in return for a anchored backlink.
Paid Sources of Backlinks
Yes I use some services which save me some time – though I do not buy backlinks -that’s against Google’s TOS.
As a member of The KeyWord Academy I have access to a guest posting system which takes all the time wasting out of trying to find relevant sites to post content on. This service alone is worth more than the membership price of The Keyword Academy because it saves me so much time.
Article Marketing Automation. I’ve gone on about it enough – it works for me! Here’s my review of Article Marketing Automation
I use Bookmarking Daemon to speed up the process of getting links from social book marketing sties.