Common Link Building Mistakes

One of the most significant SEO techniques is link building. Link building is costly when it comes to time and funds. Stated below are some of the common link building mistakes when doing link building.

– No Follow Backlinks

Building links through link exchange with fellow webmasters is still one of the white hat SEO techniques. Sadly, some webmasters betray you. Do not shell out for backlinks or any other offers because eventually you’ll found out the links are no follow and you’ve been scammed.

– Obsolete Anchor Texts

It’s nice to have your websites with links coming from websites with high PageRank. But if the anchor text in your hyperlinks is “More…” or “Click here”, it’s completely useless. Remember your aim is to create backlinks using your target keywords. If your hyperlink doesn’t contain the target keywords, it carries no effect to your website. There are available backlink checker tools on the net like Backlink Analyzer.

– Links Coming from Images

Links from images are somehow more attractive than links from anchor text. Anchor text is better than images in SEO world.

– ALT Attributes

Links coming anchor text are way better than links from images. You can still use the image if the anchor text is not doable to use for backlinks. Make sure to put the keyword on the ALT attribute of the image because spiders can read it.

– Links from Not Related Websites

The most frequent error in link building is having links from unrelated websites. The significance of a link coming from websites that are not associated to your niche is very low. It’s not easy to obtain links from related sites but once you get them, it’s really worth the effort, skills and wait.

Backlinks, inbound links or hyperlinks are exceedingly essential. To improve search engine ranking, focus your attention to the links pointing to your site. Remember, it’s good if you monitor the links going to your site.

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2 comments

  1. SiteOne Web Design

    totally concur. But you see so many sites that reach the top of the tree and find that most of their backlinks come from paid directory listings and links that dont relate at all. You do wonder if the ‘rules’ are sometime worth worrying about!

    I have purchased a domain related to WordPress and Im solely going to backlink it from paid directories. Will let ya know what happens!!!

    All the best,
    Mike

  2. Yeah, Mike. So many people are using paid links now. It’s difficult to compete if you are manually link building.

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