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10 Minute Link Building

Andy Williams

by Andy Williams on 21st July 2011

LinksLinks are important; we all know that but link building can also be time consuming.

A serious link building campaign should be carried out carefully and should include proper research.

However there are some links you can look to gain that are easier than others to create and they don’t take hours to research or hunt down.

They aren’t the strongest of links by any stretch of the imagination, but if you have a spare 10 minutes there are some practices you can carry out that are worthwhile and will be beneficial.

Best of all you don’t need to be an expert in link building to carry them out.

Google Groups
Answering questions in one of the many subjects in Google Groups is a good place to start.

Find a subject relevant to your site, review the questions and discussions going on and join in.

Adding a link to your site is fine as long as it’s offering a solution or information to the discussion.

Craigslist
If you have a site or offer a service that fits into one of the categories on Craigslist then take advantage of this and get a listing up.

Don’t get greedy though. You can’t post the same listing in more than one place so don’t try, otherwise you will end up with nothing.

Just be aware that ads on this site will expire after around 30 days so do make a note of the expire date so you can ensure a new ad is added.

Yahoo Answers
Like Google Groups you can easily join in a discussion and add a link to one of your pages if it adds some relevant information (to the conversation).

You can’t use anchor text but it’s a helpful link that could also bring in new traffic.

Bookmark
Bookmarking one the odd site doesn’t take long once you have your logins sorted out.

If you have a few spare minutes, login, bookmark some pages and leave.

Easy.

Most bookmarking sites allow you to use an optimised title which will then serve as the link back to your page.
Submitting to popular bookmarking sites can also lead to driving new traffic to your site.

Blog Comment
Most of us who are online for a majority of our day will have favourite Blogs that we read on a regular basis. And most of these will be related to the industry we work in.

So have you contributed to the posts you have been reading?

If not, why not?

Leaving a comment doesn’t take much time and if it’s on a subject your close to you should be able to leave a decent contribution.

So there you go, set aside 10 minutes of your lunch break and gain some links.

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Andy Williams

Andy Williams

Andy Williams, our DADI award winning Digital Marketing Manager will be giving you useful insights into local search and the overall SEO landscape. Andy has over 9 years experience in the SEO industry including 2 years as the in-house SEO consultant with a leading Web Design company.

2 Comments

  • Ian Goodall 21st July 2011

    Personally if I had 10 minutes to link-build in (I don’t – I work as a full-time link builder so I’ve got much more time to do it), I would prefer to spend that time reading over a blog post and then writing a very cogent and contributory response to it that adds real value.

    In my opinion, the other tactics you’ve described probably wouldn’t give enough benefit to spend even 10 minutes on.

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  • Andy Williams

    Andy 25th July 2011

    Hi Ian,

    I couldn’t agree more with regards to blog commenting which is why its included within the list with the advice of leaving a decent contribution.

    The list as a whole is of course a simple guideline to give beginners who don’t have much time some ideas as to where they can go to build some varied links.

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