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11 Mar 2008

10 Good Links You Can Get in the Next 50 Minutes

Link Building in 10 MinutesWe’re always talking about keeping links fresh and how important it is to keep up with your link building efforts. It’s great to talk about, but it can be daunting after months of trying to generate new and different links that will register well with the search engines. This week we thought we’d give you ten quick ways to add some links so that you can take a breather from the strenuous stuff and still feel good about adding real link value to your site. Each one should not take more than 5 minutes, a total of 50 minutes!
3 Internal Links: Go to your site right now and find three places where you can link your own content to content on another relevant page. This internal linking is often overlooked and is actually a great way to keep people digging deeper within your site. Look for a good keyword phrase on your homepage and link it to an inner page with more information so that readers will stay longer and explore further.
3 Free Directories with Value: In the past we’ve warned against indiscriminate use of directories, but there are some free directories that continue to show some value. Here are three that are consistent performers and that have all been seen in Google backlinks. So click on them and add your site right now.

2 places to Go Local: http://local.yahoo.com and http://register.local.com/free/update.aspx are both local searches that are ideal linking opportunities for small businesses. You get great links and you can draw some added local traffic from the many people who routinely use local searches to find local businesses. Yahoo Local includes customer reviews, maps and blogs as well.   Local.com is a more straightforward listing, but does include business descriptions and you can search by zip code or city.

1 Link Site you should join is LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com. This professional networking website provides you with great access to thousands of other business professionals who are members of the network and allows you to connect with others through affiliations with companies, schools and universities you may have in common with other members. You can give and receive recommendations, discover business opportunities and create multiple links as a member.  It’s free to sign-up and takes only minutes to get through the set up process. Look for me at my LinkedIn profile.

3 Blog Comment Right Here. Yep, all you have to do is add two comments to our site and your third comment (and every one after that), will get a “do follow” link right back to your site. Maybe you can even suggest a couple other places to get a decent link in 5 minutes or less!

For some more great ways to quickly add links to your site, check out the link building tips at WIEP.

[tags] internal links, free directories, local links, link building, linkedin, blog comments, link building tips [/tags]


  • Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Aug 06, 2008

    Awesome I’m going to use these links right away. This is a wonderful site. I’m always looking for great links.

    Thanks A lot

  • Twin Pregnancy Aug 06, 2008

    Thanks for a quick and easy guide to getting some extra links!

  • Solicitors In Ireland Aug 08, 2008

    Great article, just updated my LinkedIn, many thanks

  • cruise ship deals Aug 10, 2008

    what great information…thanks for the info

  • Marco Aug 11, 2008

    Hi, great info, thanks.

    My two cents: http://www.web100.es a free PR5 directory

  • web design company Aug 12, 2008

    Thanks for sharing. Link building is a time consuming task so it is best done in a meaningful manner. Quality of links is often overlooked by aggressive linking strategies. It is always better to get 1 good link than 20 meaningless ones. Some say that two way links are no good but I think sometimes two way links are essential as a high PR site will not allow a simple one way link unless it is a directory. In general I think meaningful participation in forums and blogs are an excellent way to get traffic to your website. Even if a blog is no follow adding a link will still have value as it can generate significant traffic to you website.

  • hobbies Aug 13, 2008

    Find a forum in your niche and sign up. You can easily add a link to your signature. As always don’t spam.

  • SEO Aug 15, 2008

    Thanks a lot for the useful tips!

  • web copywriter Aug 17, 2008

    Thank you very much for the free tips and advices!

  • fiancee visa attorney Aug 20, 2008

    Thank you for the useful info here.

  • Alcaidesa Aug 30, 2008

    many thanks for these great tips. has any one tried blog raters like blograter.com and does that work?

  • Florida SEO Sep 01, 2008

    Thanks for the great post on link building …


  • cathy Sep 01, 2008

    pretty nice marketing ways.. i wonder when will i reach the marketing level you have :)

  • Find A Culinary School Sep 02, 2008

    Thanks for the helpful tips – I’ll be sure to return!

  • Bryan Sep 03, 2008

    thanks for the great ideas,
    heres another one not sure if you have it already
    if you twitter
    you can put a dofollow link in your BIO, the link in the “website” box is usually nofollow
    but the one inside the bio is, (or was at the time of this comment, its currently under debate)

  • Vivian Sep 04, 2008

    Thanks for the great links and resources!

  • Josh Sep 05, 2008

    @brian: it’s nofollow now

  • Smart Pots Sep 09, 2008

    I wish there were more posts like this. Great links and resources. Thank yoU!

  • Premium Wordpress Theme Sep 10, 2008

    Nice, thats for free link!

  • Billet avion Sep 15, 2008

    I’d add aboutus.org as a way to get a fast link :-)

  • Usabilidad web Sep 15, 2008

    thanks for the link mate.

  • Joel Drapper Sep 17, 2008

    Thanks for these great tips!

  • Texas Injury Lawyer Sep 18, 2008

    Great tips, I have seen some good results from Yelp.com, as well.

  • Jeans Women Sep 18, 2008

    Thanks for the list. Great list!!!

  • Vintage Doors Sep 19, 2008

    Thanks for the great list!!!

  • Vertical Measures Sep 20, 2008

    Well that makes 300 comments for this post. Time to close this to any more comments, besides all the link juice has been zapped from this post :-)

    Stay tuned for “10 Good Links You Can Get in the Next 50 Minutes” – Part 2!

  • Steve Skrlac Feb 19, 2009

    Great post — I just submitted my site to the directories you suggested and I joined linked-in and added three links there.