Link building. Everyone’s doing it. Only those who aren’t serious about their online business ignore it. Maybe all the ideas you’ve been reading seem a bit difficult for you. Well, there are easy hacks you could implement. You wanna know them? Let’s jump in.
1. Ask Your Friends
No. I don’t mean friends from high school or college or anything like that, I mean people you’ve made online relationships with. Once they notice you’ve made a new post, they’re always happy to share. But, how do you get on their radar? Check out some ideas
• Promote Their Posts Yourself
Yep. You want them to promote yours, do the favor first. Get on the email lists of your prospects. When they get their posts out, help spread the word about it. Send them a genuine email detailing how their post helped you. Just get started on building that relationship. Then when you have yours out(and make sure your post is epic), email them with a little note asking them to share. You wouldn’t get a hundred percent success of course, but even 25% is a good start.
2. Look out for the curators
There are many sites that publish curated lists week after week. It’s usually tough to earn a spot on these sites so before applying, make sure your post is top notch. You should be posting what’s called skyscraper content. Here’s how you can get your content to hit that skyscraper level.
• Search For Content That’s Already Sold
Yeah, that’s content that has already done well. And I’m talking garnered tons of shares and links. You can do this by using Buzzsumo to get content that’s garnered lots of shares already.
• Make That Content 10 Times Better
Remember the content you got from step one? Yeah, the content that’s already doing well in the search engines. The thing is, it’s good but it’s not perfect. Your job is to make it perfect. You should search for those gaps you can fill and do just that.
3. Be Controversial
Controversy sells. And I don’t mean be stupid. There are many views you may share that are different from the popular opinion out there. And you’re not the only one. There are others who are also on your side but they’re just finding it difficult to come out. OK, here’s how you can be controversial.
• Check Out For Posts From Popular Bloggers That Are So Wrong
Those Influencers can be wrong. Yeah, they’re human beings like you, remember? Look out for posts that don’t sit right with you and start working on your counter post. Yeah, such posts go viral faster than you’d ever imagine and within hours, you’d be getting those links that you love.
There are many reasons to start building links for your site. You’d rank higher in search, get more visitors and customers. But you need to know how to build those links. That’s what this post does. It gives you a breakdown of all you need to get that started. Don’t just read, apply.