It hit a blog, I don’t know where.
I can remember a few years ago when my friend Errol started telling me about blogging. Honestly, at that time the internet marketplace was so wide open that people were just putting banners up for any affiliate system and they were making money like crazy. As with all things, new technologies settle down and give way to newer and greater possibilities. If you have never taken the time to really learn to build organic viral websites before, then now is the time to take advantage. Google, GoDaddy, Amazon, ClickBank and so many others are literally giving away millions of dollars every year to understand the impact of the internet on advertising and marketing in the world today. In the tradition of the original Technocracy movement, we are using The Social Technocracy movement of 2012 to level the playing field on the internet so that even the stay at home worker can now compete with the largest corporate enties on the web today.
I. Post to blog and RSS feed directories.
One of the major sources of backlinks and the resultant traffic is the overwhelming number of Directory services available. A quick search in Google will show you that there are literally thousands of places to submit your blog. Backlinking is simply the process of establishing confirmed links to your website, from another website. If you have a link on Joe’s website, then that is a backlink to your website. Ultimately, it would be best if Joe put the link there himself and we have no idea. If that does not happen, the second best scenario is for us to go to Joe’s website and put a link to our website there.
There are many ways to do this, the first is to simply go and submit your site to an engine. It usually involves about 60 seconds to sign up and receive a Double Opt-in email to verify that we are actually human and not a bot. This also gives that organization, the right to spam me should they wish. A little known law in the US is the Cann Spam Act of 2003. This basically tells us that we can send 9,999 emails in a single day. Any email sent beyond that number is actually a felony count offense. To obviate this, the US government settled on the Cann Spam act and it is still in place today. Below are a few places you can submit your blog for free and get started backlinking today.
1. Liquida Blog
Liquida is a crowdsourced news portal that allows you to submit your news articles and have people rate, comment and share your content over the web and on major social networks. Every piece of content has a featured page where you can find a summary of the article you submitted and other related submissions coming from the same blog. Registration is not mandatory.
Blogdigger–the search engine for RSS and blogs–began as an experiment with RSS and search technologies in March 2003. Blogdigger uses state of the art syndication technologies, such as RSS and Atom, to index blog content and make it available for search. Blogdigger also makes all search results available in RSS or Atom, so users can subscribe to keyword searches and automatically be notified, via the News Aggregator of their choice, of new content pertaining to their interests. Blogdigger searches thousands of RSS and Atom feeds, and is built-in to many popular News Aggregators, such as FeedDemon and NetNewsWire.
Blogarama is a basic search engine for blogs. It doesn’t include the quality ranking of Technorati or Blogcatalog.
From Blogarama: Blogs have taken the online world by storm and thousands of people visit this site every day looking for them. If you have a product or service that you think would interest our visitors, this is the place to advertise!
4. Globe of Blogs
Another valid collection of blogs in a blog directory submitted by their owners and approved for content before listing. Can be searched in a variety of ways and gives some good basic backlink exposure.
5. BlogRoll Center
This is what Blogroll center has to say about itself.
“Should I submit my blog? Of course you should! The decision to submit your site to a blog directory is an important step in promoting your site. There are a lot of directories on the web where you can submit your blog, so it is very important to choose the right ones. The benefits from submitting have great impact on the visibility and traffic of your site. The submission process is very easy and consists of a few simple steps.”
BuzzerHut makes sure that you understand that following on their webisite, ” The submission on Buzzerhut.com requires a reciprocal link to one of the sites given below. You can place the link on your blog anytime within next 7 days. At the end of 7 days, if we do not find our link your listing will be removed, and trust us we hate to do that – so be CONNECTED ”.
7. The Direct Daily
The ubdaily is owned by ientry, who had this to say about themselves, “Since 1999, iEntry has been an industry leader in online publishing and a leading b2b advertising resource. By maintaining extremely high standards of quality in our publications and sites, the iEntry Network continues to grow an avid readership and user base made up of CXO’s, business owners, entrepreneurs, web developers and IT professionals”.
BlogoWogo is a free blog directory and blog aggregator where you can submit your website and have people rate your content to gain more exposure and traffic. You need to register before you submit your blog.
II. Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks.
Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks are all variations on the same theme. I do not want to go into too much detail here because I am planning a seperate article about them. In essence, it is a way for you to develop backlinks by adding content to other people’s blogs. Not only is the content that we write for articles important, but so is the way our audience interacts with it. A comment is some note or piece of information you add to someone’s original article by posting in the comments section at the end of each article
I always put my signature block into the comment I am writing, including my website and my general public email that I use to keep my personal email account less spammy. Approved comments are little backlinks to our website that aid in our scoring high with search engines. Pingbacks and Trackbacks are roughly the same thing as a comment and are considered a type of comment in WordPress. Trackbacks are much more robust but they are for older legacy systems before Pingbacks were introduced. Look for services like Yahoo answers, Google answers or any service that allows you to leave comments of any kind. Leave a trail of breadcrumbs back home and you will grow exponentially.
III. Utilize any system profiles to promote yourself.
Regardless of if you sign up for yahoo email or google email or any other type of account, there is likely to be a profile area where you can define who you are to the world. With the way search engines massively accumulate data by mining the web with spiders, any piece of information they pick up about you will be pertinent. Think about this for a minute and what this really means.
If you were to go out with your friends, would you want one friend to think you were one way and another friend to think you were another way? I think the answer is no. Most people are who they are and interact with everyone the same way. This is a successful model that works in reality but actually can translate poorly online. If I have a profile on myspace for example, and another profile on youtube and a third profile on google, what do those profiles tell the world about me? Do I have one profile that talks about me as a game player and another profile that talks about me as a parent and a third website that describes me as a musician? The answer is that while this is possible, think of your presence on the world wide web. We want to cultivate an overall view that the world has of us.
1. Take your key points that you wish to convey to the world and make all of your online profiles say the same thing.
2. Use a standard set of graphics for profile pictures and make your profiles look the same across services.
3. Promote the things you do well and leave the things you do not do well for when you can learn them.
4. Give valid, pertinent information about yourself on your profile and cultivate your presence across services.
There are many ways to develop backlinks and I am sure everyone has their own strategies. I encourage you to leave comments on this blog and this article with links back to your own pertinent, relevant material. Until next time, I wish you the best.