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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Link Building: 5 Simple Tips to Get Started

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link-buildingWhen it comes to SEO, increasing your inbound links is one of the most effective ways to improve your ranking. If you’ve recently launched a new website, or are looking for some advice to get started – here are 5 simple (but effective) link building methods.

1. Internal Linking
One of the easiest methods simply involves linking to relevant pages from other pages on your website. By using content based links, you can control the anchor text of each link to ensure you get the maximum SEO benefit.

2. Directory Submission
Submitting your website to free online directories doesn’t take much time and can be a very effective way to increase your inbound links. Many directories also allow you to write your own title and description which is another chance to include relevant anchor text.

3. Social Media Links
Bookmarking your website across some popular social media sites is another way to ensure you receive a keyword based incoming link. To get you started, here’s a list of some of the more popular sites:

4. Article Distribution
Writing informative articles and distributing them online is another powerful link building tactic. Write original articles, keep them to around 500 words and submit them to popular sites like and

5. Start Writing a Blog
Setup a blog using WordPress or Blogger and get into the habit if writing one new post per week. Make sure to link to your website using targeted anchor text where possible. Aside from the direct linking benefit, your blog posts might also get syndicated on other sites which will create another incoming link.

If you want to build more incoming links but don’t have the time, you can also consider our new link building service which can help to improve your ranking. To get started, visit our link building page here.

Matthew Elshaw Matt is a marketing professional at, an international search marketing firm. Matt's passion for online marketing began at university and has proved invaluable in steering product development and marketing initiatives at the company. Matt is a regular contributor to the ineedhits search marketing blog.

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By Tweets that mention Link Building: 5 Simple Tips to Get Started | ineedhits -- - October 19, 2009

Dear Sir,

I found your 5 tips for linking very useful to get my blog ranked well.

Tks n rgds

By Azmat H Khan - October 20, 2009

thanx sir for this great information i also try this on my blog

By sir - October 25, 2009

good tips, I will try on my site and


By trisna - November 7, 2009

My site is new and I can’t wait to try this !!!!

By Carol - November 19, 2009

All good tips that we have used to get a #4 placement on Google from over 24,000,000 for “bath products”
Norbert Rug
Akron Grove Bath Products

By Norbert Rug - December 8, 2009

Thank you Matt, and have looked at your profile for more tips.
Will let you know how I go with my sister’s site for Holiday accommodation in Townsville:

By Rona - December 17, 2009

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By SEO Tips And Hints From 2009 | SEO Articles - SEO Optimization - SEO Tutorials - January 4, 2010

Thanks so much for your information.
I am trying to rank high for the keywords
“ebay store design” on my website
since that is my specialty as well as “social media markteing”
and also “website design”. I am going to be placing more and more
links on my web pages to help me to rank higher. =)

Thanks so much,
Tonya in northern VA
near Washington DC

By 1DynamicDesign - January 10, 2010

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By SEM Video: Are Twitter & Facebook Links Good for Your Google Ranking? | ineedhits - January 17, 2010

Thanksi also try this on my site..

By Bruno - January 19, 2010

Useful tips indeed – I also found a pretty conclusive list on link building on the SEO Book site at:

By Sam Langdon - January 19, 2010

Great tips I will try it on my sites and

By Jonathan - January 20, 2010

SEO really pays off, stick with it everyone! My site is:

By Tom - January 20, 2010

Another useful tips is to link from social network sites like twitter, facebook or netlog, the links will be find almost immediately by google.

By ArchiVision Directory - February 6, 2010

Twitter messages are now ranked by google by the important of the message it self.

By ArchiVision Directory - February 6, 2010

Great info, will try this on my site

By meg - February 8, 2010

I found your 5 link building tips and use this for our site
Hope we get better ranking at google.

Thanks and kind regards

By Jens - February 16, 2010

Great Site, Very Useful!

By Electric Bill Zapper - May 31, 2010

I will try this on my site where I sell laptop charging solar bags!

By SOLARRI - June 3, 2010

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By Google’s Tips for Quality Link Building | ineedhits - June 28, 2010

Great article. Hopefully it will work for San Diego Immigration Lawyer.

By Jason - June 28, 2010

These tips is very useful and I will try in our Hera hair products limited website and will reply you with the result, thanks.

By Hera hair products limited - July 1, 2010

As the webmaster for I can tell you it takes alot of work, but one must persevere!

By Tom - July 27, 2010

These methods do work and I have used you for link building using bookmarking and directory submission service and got good ranking results. Will be using it on my blog New Forest Hampshire and Waterside Twitter Blog – Best regards and keep up the great work.

By Steve - November 16, 2010

Thanks Matt
This Is What I am doing to implement my SEO strategy for my site, If you read this article DO it you will not be disappointed. this is ONE Key to unlocking the Google code. Which I have the Key to. *(Evil Grin)*

thanks Tsquared

By Personal trainer in Vancouver BC - December 14, 2010

This was very helpful since i just started. Thanks for the info.


By EDI - May 26, 2011

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