Of all the various ways there are to make money on the internet, there is one common theme.
If you want free traffic from search engines, it doesn’t matter what you’re trying to sell, you need to get ranking for certain key words. And to do that, you need back links. Here’s how to get back links:
You can get back links from other sites, your profile in a forum, a comment in someone else’s blog, an Ezine article, a Web 2.0 site, etc. Here’s what it looks like: (FYI – This process takes a while).
And not all back links are created equal.
Here’s a question you might not know the answer to. How many back links does it take to get listed #1 for a key word search term?
Ready for the answer…
It depends… I know that sounds like a cop out, but it really depends on a number of factors that, well, to be honest, no one knows for sure, and it’s always changing thanks to google. So what worked today, may not work tomorrow…
That’s one reason you need to insulate yourself from a potential volume drop off. But that’s another topic for another time.
One service that help you get relevant back links from blogs is called blogging underground. This is a service I plan to review in 2011. But the way it works is they have a network of blogs and allow you to post within those blogs back to your site. Use the right key words, and get relative back links, and your ranking will improve. Over time…
Sure, for some key words, where there is no competition, you can get ranked in a matter of minutes for a targeted search. (A search in google surrounded with quotation marks.)
But for others, and as soon as you remove the “quotations”, you’re going to see something all together different.
You may be down on page 30 in google for a term. That will take some work.
Now back to the question I asked above. How many back links do you need to get to #1? Well – there is an answer. But it does depend on the key words and the competition.
First, type in your key words into the search engine. Who comes up #1, 2 and 3? Well, there’s your answer – these guys have the key words you need.
However, if they’re too high a PR site, don’t try to beat them. There’s no way you can. Analyze the other sites, figure out what key words they’re optimized for and build your seo strategy to beat them.
How do you analyze their sites? First – put their link into Yahoo’s Site Explorer. This will tell you precisely how many back links they have to their site and show you the precise back links into their site. This will give you even more places to go get back links from (if you can).
Second, go to Google’s free keyword tool. Enter in their website and search on their key words. This will tell you what key words they’re ranking for and the traffic for each term. You want to get ranked for them. You want to build your strategy around these words.
It takes time – but if you do it right, it takes less time…