Connecting to web masters, or investing in blog networks to build links, as I mentioned in the post “2 extreme SEO strategies that will help you rank… immediately“, might be a little pricey, or worst – boring…
…they sure work better than almost anything, yet you might have hard times with them, which is why I decided to teach you some extraordinary creative ways to build links. You will now see SEO could even be fun.
1 Interview Experts
Pretty easy actually – every expert has a site, after you interview them you can simply ask them to share your interview with their audience, or even tweet, or post it on Facebook. Most times people would love sharing it and you will be able to build a lot of links.
And the good thing is everybody wants popularity… most will gladly share your interview since you and them both would benefit from it – links for, free promotion for them.
Link building using quizzes is a bit tricky… you have to do the following to not get penalized by Google:
– The quiz has to be related to your website
– The quiz should not contain rich anchor text
Display an embeddable badge that doesn’t contain rich anchor text, the anchor text should be the name of the quiz… and also a showing scores section at the end of the quiz.
– Link to your quiz page
The badges should link to your quiz page instead of your home page.
Quizzes are a cool and fun way to build links. People love them and it is very likely that they would share them.
3 Personalized videos
The best example is Elf Yourself… I’m sure you have seen that famous elf dancing all over the net, having thousands of different faces. What people do is upload a picture of their faces and then JibJab creates an elf video out of it.
These videos died off a little and are not that viral any more, yet the idea is still alive and very awesome for getting all kind of links.
There is an option to share the video and the end that builds the links. According to Open Site Explorer, Elf Yourself has over 10,000 links.
What you want to do here is come up with an awesome video concept that would let people personalize their videos. You will be amazed how many links you will be able to build leveraging this method… people love videos, when they are funny and amusing they would share them without even thinking.
This right here is one sweet approach to build the so wanted EDU links. Gotta say this strategy is my personal favorite. You need several hundred dollars (depends on you) and works like this:
– You create a scholarship (let’s say 1 000 dollar such) that you would give to one student.
– Then you notify all the colleges that have a marketing department about it and they display it on their sites.
The result is a lot of EDU links and one 1,000 dollar richer student.
The key point here is to make real campaigns, and not just lie to get backlinks. This is major important, you have to give money each year and maybe help out the winner in some way.
5 Create viral Facebook pages
You might be thinking:
“yeah right, if it was that easy I’d be rich”.
It’s not that easy, I’ll give you that, especially if your page is about something serious, but Facebook pages get a lot of easy links.
You need somebody to help you out with this, as Facebook pages are a lot of work… you have to constantly come up with content to post.
Create a page about something people really enjoy and it will go viral.
read this article to see how to build a facebook page fast:
6 Create awesome listgraphics
I posted a listgraphic with “101 ways to advertise your business” the other day and have to tell you it got me some serious traffic from all over the web. In future I might push it a bit and add an embedding option to be able to get some more backlinks.
listgraphics are the same as infographics, only you create them using lists. They are very easy to make and extremely powerful for building links, as lists are very readable.
7 Give away swag
People enjoy gifts, and when you start giving bloggers such, they would not only like you more, but start writing about you, and linking to your site.
One person who talks about all the free stuff he gets is Shoemoney. Every Friday he takes a picture of him wearing a new t-shirt someone gave him. He then blogs about the shirt and links back to the company who gave him the shirt.
So start giving stuff away. T-shrts, hats, pens… whatever you think of, just do it and you will start getting all those links to get to page one of Google eventually.
8 Add interesting facts and stats at the end of posts for people to tweet…
…the same way I did right at the end of my color infographic post.
Use clickttoweet.com for making it easy for your readers to tweet those awesome stats with just one click.
That’s what Twitter is all about – short and awesome facts and stats. People love tweeting cool things.
They are a must and I discussed how to build links using infographics in the post “Backlinking Gangsta Style”
As you can see there are numerous ways to build links and become awesome online, naturally. The key is to get creative. 🙂
Let me know if you liked this article and stay awesome.