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What are the Top 5 Backlinks you like to build first on a new website?
Hello all. Today I'd like to ask you a question about link building. I'd like to know what peoples first 5 backlinks they like to build to their new website is? What are the first 5 types of backlinks you build to your new website after you launch it?
I know after I launch a new website and it's more or less 'good to go' then I usually start with social media first. So I'll create a Facebook page and a group, a Twitter account, Instagram, Google+/YouTube, Pinterest page etc. I'll usually check on the availability of those as part of my keyword and branding research before I even register my domain using sites like Knowem
which makes it easy to see which social media sites are available for your brand name or keywords. And I find myself doing that repeatedly for new domains and websites, blogs and things I launch.
So for me, I the first platform I use is social media
as you usually get a link from each of those pages and profiles to your site in some way or another. Example: with Facebook you can post links to your site like your sites posts, pages etc. Twitter gives you the tweet link and one on your profile like IG. Google+ lets you create a link with a keyword as part of your author and lets you post your sites posts etc too. So they all give backlink although no all of them are dofollow they are still all high authority links and if you want your new business to actually get known about and become a success, it pays to reach out onto as many social media sites as you can anyway.
After I've created tons of social media profiles
and established them a little with posts and followers and kick started them. I'll start on forums next and using forum marketing
. I already have some accounts on some old webmaster type forums so I can create a new post advertising or just talking about / sharing my new site/blog whatever. Usually I'll take advantage of the reviews section of forums and ask people to review my site. I get a contextual anchor text link to my site on a big forum and get some free reviews on my site that can be helpful to me too. These can last for years too!
Next I'll probably start looking for forums that are in my niche
or the niche of the site I have launched. These aren't too hard to find depending on the niche and if you use some tricks you can find the best most highest authority forums first and tap into them and post on them some good stuff and you'll get a link in your profile and even in your sig so you if you post in threads with good valuable posts that gets you a link from a related site to you and can bring you traffic from your sig space too.
Okay so that's social media and related forums. The next types of links I like to build are high authority, niche targeted blogs
by posting amazing comments in peoples blog posts that are related to my site. That way I manage to get some links from related blogs and also find people who I can network with and strike up deals with like guest posting opportunities
which brings me to my next first favorite thing to do.
. Going about the whole thing. It's really not that hard. You just have to find those blogs you would like to get a link on somehow and then contact the owners and present a guest posting opportunity to them. You could write the content and all they have to do is publish it and keep the link to your site. Since it's free other than your link, most webmasters and bloggers go for this. This can have a lot of benefits if the guest post is of high quality and looks very natural and anyone not at least making a small amount of effort to get guest posting opportunities is either dead lazy or ignorant lol.
So that's 3 platforms so far. My next first favorite backlinks to build are high authority web 2.0 links
. I sometimes even do these 2ndly because they are social media sites essentially but there are those web 2.0 blogs that you can have like Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, Weebly, Webs, Wix, Soup etc etc that are very high authority sites. The good thing about them is that by adding lots of content to them and getting links from them, they not only rank high on their own without much SEO so you can target and rank long tail keywords with them pretty easily but these will be considered related site links as well.
Okay so that's 4 types of links to build. There are many more! But one of the other types of links I like to build first are simply are business listing links
. I'm talking about business profiles on high authority business sites and social bookmarking sites like FourSquare, About, Yelp or SU, Reddit etc etc.
So in order of which I go with first
- Social Media
- Related Forums
- Blog Commenting
- Guest Posting
- Business Listing Profiles
What are your top first 5 favorite backlinks to build and why?