Building Links Like an Expert

    November 21, 2007

Since the start of the Internet, people have asked themselves, how do I increase my views?  One guaranteed way to approach this question is to try to boost inbound links.  The more ways that people can be directed to your site, the more eyeballs you will have on your page.

WebProNews wanted to help our readers and viewers and offer some link building tips for those looking to gain traffic.  We talked with Eric Ward, holistic link developer and publicity strategist, from about what to do when approaching the topic.

Ward recommended planning out your goals and the links you want. Then you can plan out your blueprint accordingly.

We also talked with Brandon Hopkins, Blogger of  Hopkins gave us several tips to abide by when link building. Some of these tips include:

  1. Write an authority article.
  2. Interview the experts in your field.
  3. Start something crazy, like Blogtipping.
  4. Spell check everything, twice.
  5. Design an award worthy blog or Website.

Of course there are many things that you shouldn’t do as well. For example, Ward said to never start an email off with I apologize if you are not the correct person to handle this inquiry. Please forward it to the proper person.

But above all, according to Ward, you have to have good content. He said if you spend all of your time trying to become number one on Google, all of it wouldn’t matter if you don’t have great content.

So whether your site is old or new, link building is key to generate traffic.  Just be careful how you acquire the links, most of the search engines frown upon paid linking.  There is no smile or a high five for those who are artificially trying to gain rank. For more tips and details of how to link build, you can watch the video above right here on WebProNews.