How to get relevant back links to my website ?

How to get relevant back links to my website ?

So you are aware that your website needs relevant back links from other sites to get your sites listing higher on search engines.

Even I faced the same crunch when after on-page optimization started scratching my head for off-page optimization. Just was not getting the headway. Just couldn’t start. So read a lot of articles and youtube videos and came to know about a strategy.

Start with what your best competitors do….

So started exploring websites of my competitors and ones I never looked at before to check where they rank and get a pretty good idea on which websites to focus.

next stage was to find from which all places they are getting the 700 off back links while my website has just 16. I purposely didn’t chose the site with 5000 back links because that will be unmanageable.

For that the site is MOZ Open Site Explorer

In the free version you can try 4 queries per day so use it carefully.

I managed to get 6 pages of back links information. Just the URL while the paid one gives the link juice values which is of no use for a site with just 16 back links.

Next I added them in an excel spreed sheet. (the site provides export but I am working on zero budget). Not using the free 30 days trial because I will need that later and don’t want to waste that opportunity.

Next visited each website  which are giving major amount of links (more than 1). It turns many companies put their links at the bottom of their customers and footer links on their sister website so they get the back link but I cannot get in there so knocked them off from the list and focused on third party sites.

So I am left with some relevant URL’s which may accept my site name. Which includes industry articles guest comments, business directories and forums (which turned out to be a huge list)

Now I made of strategy of dividing my work few at a time from each kind.

The biggest challenge is forums which give back links. Once registered have to make genuine comments and only then the webmaster allows me in, So had to tread there carefully. Its exceptionally difficult because have to read other posts and write something intelligent which makes sense.

Same goes to blog comments which people used scrapebox in past but to make the webmaster to keep my comments and not bump it off as spam. I have to write a decent piece of comment which makes sense. “thank you its an informative post” no longer works.

The next step is writing my experiences in my own blogs. the process like this article which explains how I went about getting it done. This article is unique on the internet and with about 700 words makes sense for Google to index it well too.

Directory submission seems simple but need to work on the title and description and non repetitive keyword string for my website URL Learned that linking anchor text to URL’s should be spread across different keywords.

The back link process is the most painstaking one which requires patience and time to read what others have written and then react not my own blah.. blah… blah….

Does it work ? well not initially. For over a month there has been no movement in my site ranking and cannot find my guest comment or even forum profiles but slowly they started appearing sporadically and very slowly.

Hey my website ranking for a required keyword has jumped from 50 to 3 !!!

Just below to the competitors website whom I used for  target analysis and opened up avenues to target for other keywords even they are not focusing on used by another competitor.

So after spending a month on this A competitor will repeat the process for B competitor and the process will go on…

I see my blog post copied by someone and posted on their site

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Somebody has copied my blog post including internal links…Now those internal links become backlinks from other website… please tell me what should I do..

Firstly congratulations that someone sees your contents worth copying so give a pat on your back,

Now find out the following 4 steps before you take any action

  1. Go through the entire site and see what is the intent of this person. If its to facilitate his visitors or down right pushing it as his own.
  2. What is the Domain Authority and Page Authority of that website.
    If its higher then congrats.
    If its same as yous then good,
    If less than yours then worry some
    If dismally lower than 10. Then immediate action.
  3. Does the article have a canonical tag ?
    is a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page so the poster tells search engines its duplicate content.
  4. If point 3 is not covered them its time for some serious action.

If none of the above and feel its malafide intent …

a) Just ask them to remove the content and clearly specify that this content is belongs to you… If they don’t comply write to their web hosting company to pull down the contents.

b)If it happen often you can add a copyscape free batch on your blog so that people should think twice while copying your content..

How to earn income from website traffic to blog ?

How to earn income from website traffic to blog ?

Hope you have read the previous article 5 things you need to do before you generate income from your website or blog

Now lets assume few things… you are getting steady flow of visitors to your website / blog and reading things. Now you want to monitise that and make money by selling things to them. BUT WHAT ARE THEY COMING FOR ?

This depends on what you write about !!!

If you write about pet events then its a temporary traffic which will dwindle away. If you write a blog on some every green topic which people keep searching over and over again. Even an article of how to change a diaper is an important one… Seriously….

So let assume you write on say insurance, investments, travel log, your opinion on current affairs. These are some of the sought after topics for which advertises pay a good amount.

So coming back to point suppose you have a sizeable traffic flow and now need to monitize it.

Here are few options.

1) Google Adsense : You need to sign-in here with your google account and apply. There will be a review of your website by a person and then authorized to accept advertisements.

There had been cases where teams of people in office used to visit a particular website and keep clicking on links to earn from their own site. LOL they were caught and their accounts FROZEN and all they earned even from their legitimate sites was fore-fitted. So don’t attempt it.

This is an Indian company which lets you places advertisements  of eCommerce companies on your blog / website in form of banners. They also have a clue words program where your keywords in your articles get monitized . But here again you need to have a theme like shopping with latest trends and deals to get the ball rolling. There are websites which make Rs.45000 a month just on cuelink network. So take them seriously. Again a smart company. Don’t try to cheat them.

5 things you need to do before you generate income from your website or blog

5 things you need to do before you generate income from your website or blog.

You must have started to write your own blog or website to write about your hobby or passion for some thing ot simply for money. Hey that’s fine if you are doing it only for money till you don’t cross the line and start copying material from other websites and pasting on yours without permission.

  1. Find a niche and write it. Some people just write about anything on their mind, politics, society or even places they have visited and also business related in the same blog. As long as you have bifurcated them in categories its perfect.
  2. Don’t run after money. They money will follow you. Write some interesting stuff which people would live to write.. not the cat videos… and keep writing. It takes time for a blog or website to be discovered and 3 months for google to index and rank it so have patience.
  3. Keep writing and writing and occasionally post the links on social media like whats app group, Facebook or twitter. If you are not a famous personality keep 1:4 ration. Which is promote your every 4th article and keep navigation of blog simple so people can ready your other articles too.
  4. Don’t copy contents. like this topic name I found it useful for my blog but instead of a ditto one changed it to suite my need and article I have written is way different than originally posted on another website. There are online service available which scan the internet and if you have copied some ones else’s material you will get a legal notice or worse your hosting company will get a legal notice to pull down your website. Getting inspiration is fine but cut paste is a No NO.
  5. Keep your articles in the range of 250 – 1500 words. When you write a post in WordPress it will tell you the word count at the bottoms in a page. Use it. its no hard fast rule but content has to be good and non representative. Google machine learning can easily find it.