10 Good Links You Can Get in the Next 50 Minutes

March 11th, 2008 • By:  • Directories, Link Building, The Basics

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.

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277 Responses to “10 Good Links You Can Get in the Next 50 Minutes”

  1. Mickey Says:

    Great suggestions. I’m going to check out those directories right now.

    One other thought is to look for sites that have the WordPress “top commentators” plug-in installed. I’ve got it on a few of mine. It lists the top commentators in the sidebar, and by default the links are not no-followed.

    It might be a neat idea to write a post with a big list of sites like that.

  2. Baby Headbands Says:

    I’m always looking for new ways to get links for sites I’m working on. Thanks for the tip.


  3. Lance Mohr Says:

    Thank you very much for the free tips and advice. It is very helpful.

  4. John Paul Says:

    Thanks for the great suggestions. With so many link farms out there, it’s always helpful to find a few that are worth the time. You might also want to consider adding your link to your digg.com profile if you have one.

  5. Tony Payne Says:

    This is a very helpful list of link possibilities.

  6. DazzlinDonna Says:

    Nice one. Good enough to make me decide to look through the rest of the blog to see what other quality tips you’ve posted. :) Might even need to add you to my feed list.

  7. Kids Wish Network Says:

    Thanks for the suggestions above, and for the no-followed link here ;)

  8. Vertical Measures Says:

    Hey DazzlinDonna – Would love to see you add us to your feed list!

  9. Frank H M Says:

    Thanks for the tips. Found you via Sphinn and will be adding you to the feed reader.

  10. Auto Refinance Says:

    Thanks for the tips. I am always open to new ideas about linking that are not purchased.

    Kate Morris

    Thanks for the LINK ;)

  11. Dan Kenitz Says:

    Nice. At that rate, you’re about 300 links a day!

  12. Justin M Says:

    submitted to all of them. thanks very much :)

  13. SEO Scotland Says:

    Nice quick and easy.

  14. Anthony a.k.a. OldSchoolSEO Says:

    Thanks for sharing those directories. I hope they continue to hold value amidst the growing “directory” controversy. Here is one way to get a quick link: http://www.aboutus.org. Do a search for your URL and if it’s not listed, a wiki page will be created in real time. Network Solutions is now using this source in conjunction with it’s WHOIS listings also.

    P.S. – Thanks for the the comment link. :)

  15. Anthony a.k.a. OldSchoolSEO Says:

    UPDATE: After checking out the directories, I am not impressed with two of them.

    Webtopia – I did not see a “free” option, plus the front page has the “latest and top tags” which seems spam-like to me given what is in the list.

    All Links Directory – I’d say it’s garbage and will likely eventually suffer the “alleged Google Directory penalty”. It’s not a directory because it’s not organized like one. It’s just a list of links and a lame one at that. I looked at the latest links and the first was something about “russian girls” and the next was “online casino garbage”. NOT anything I would associate with (i.e. bad neighborhood) nor would I recommend to a client. And let’s not forget all of the AdSense ads.

    Sorry to kill the buzz, just keeping it real.

  16. Vertical Measures Says:

    Buzz Kill, uh I mean Anthony, looks like you are right about Webtopia – I only checked a couple of categories, but I could not find the free option. Maybe they dropped that option. Still it is only $15 and their backlinks do appear in Google.

    Regarding All Links Directory, I suppose almost all free directories will eventually get hit by Google, again its quick and free and Google is counting it for now.

    We didn’t say these were “hidden gems” nor the highest quality like a BOTW or Yahoo, nor that they would pass incredible link juice, but they do add some value with minimal effort.

    Mostly we were just trying to get people to set aside a few minutes and add some more links rather than procrastinating another day away.

    I appreciate you providing the feedback. That’s what best practices are all about.

  17. Michel Richard Says:

    Not easy these days to find good quality web content. I like your niche and I will read your feeds.

    Recommandation: Look at adding your feed to any feed directory!

  18. Kyle James Says:

    Some nice little tips here. The three recommended directories are worth the read alone. Another article I just read about link building suggested this place with some directories.


  19. marty schmayer Says:

    Good easy info,

  20. Sharon Says:

    - Sharon

  21. Shital Jethva Says:

    good to read such a great article.

    keep it up dude!


  22. LondonHotelsDeal Says:

    Interesting ideas. Keep it coming…!

  23. Hotels Poland Says:

    Great tips, thanks. Although, are not paid directories (if not all) going to be devaluated? Hope not.
    Great website, I’m off to subscribe to rss right now ;)

  24. Simon Dance Says:

    Thanks for sharing.

    Internal linking is especially important and something I always try to communicate, coupled of course with managing link flow with the rel= no follow tag.


    Simon Dance

  25. Reynder (seo) Says:

    Please do follow, my leader ;-)

  26. Hillary Smith Says:

    Fantastic comment bait guys! I am clearly going to take advantage.

    Some of my own tips:

    1) Yahoo directory. Not free, but easy and not frowned upon.

    2) Writing a guest post on a related blog in under 50 mins

    3) linkdomain: your competition and see what links they easily secured to a deep link. Write a BETTER page than theirs and either watch the links come in or contact the site owner and request they change their link to yours!

    PS: You have a new subscriber. :)

  27. Free tutorials Says:

    Thanks for the informative post, I’ve just submitted all my sites to the 3 directories.

  28. Xarj Says:

    Nice article! I signed up on the three directories. I hope they’ll add my site.

    I wouldn’t mind having a backlink from your article so here’s my website:


    Thanks! ;-)

  29. Barry Zweibel, GottaGettaCoach! Says:

    Thanks for the tips – AND the link love!

    GottaGettaCoach! Mentoring!


  30. Funeral Home Websites Says:

    I would say proceed with caution when dealing with directories. Even though Google is not currently penalizing those three, that doesn’t mean that they won’t in the future (near or far)! If Google suddenly does start to penalize these directories then your site may also be penalized, so keep an eye on them if you decide to link there. Thank you for the other tips, and for the link as well!

  31. Vertical Measures Says:

    Just wanted everyone to know that we will only approve comments and links to family friendly sites. I just declined one from an escort service and one from an adult site.

    Also, make sure your site is finished too. Had to remove that link on one of the comments.

  32. Spanish property Says:

    Great tips thanks. I’m always looking for ways to get links to my sites without paying, which is getting tougher and tougher these days.

  33. doug Says:

    Thanks for the tips. I am just getting started with the whole seo, link building aspect of running a website and it appears that I have a lot to learn. I’ll spend the next several minutes checking out the rest of your site.

    Social networks, link farms, link directories are not for me.

    Internal links is something I am going to take a look at and I like the blog comments suggestion. So there was my comment.

    Thanks again.

  34. San Diego SEO Services Says:

    Nice list and great suggestions….although, I believe LinkedIn just utilized the nofollow tag on their sites. Has anyone heard different?

  35. Vertical Measures Says:

    Not sure about the ‘no follow’ on LinkedIn. But it is still a great resource to control your reputation management. Plus, I have seen ‘no follows’ provide some link juice — so not a big believer in avoiding those.

  36. Ray Matzker Says:

    Thanks so much for the suggestions and for the link.

  37. Trucking Services Says:

    I’m new to SEO but I do know that free dofollow links are a good thing:) thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

  38. Chris von Nieda Says:

    Great article thanks! I’m going to check out those directories right now!

    Follow me!!!!

  39. Mike Jones Says:

    This is a great article! I have noticed that Linkedin does use a nofollow tag. :-(

  40. Mishef Says:

    Very useful tips, thanks :)

  41. Search Marketing Consultant Says:

    I agree, LinkedIn is a great tool regardless of the nofollow/dofollow. Besides that, Yahoo and MSN still tend to pass the authority via the nofollow links so I would advice still using it as a link building tool.

  42. Legal Forms Says:

    Good article. It’s getting harder and harder to find quality links that are easy to obtain. I would have suggested Flickr, but most Flickr links have been NoFollowed, so that’s out. :(

  43. Joel Pinkham Says:

    I think death to non-human edited directories will come quite shortly.

    When was the last time anybody actually used a directory to find a product or service?


  44. New Zealand Websites Says:

    Very helpful… thank you.

  45. TInch72 Says:

    great! this will hopefully help my company’s web site. I just started taking a more in depth look a at the site and started to create more internal links.

    also, i’m hoping to apply many of these techniques to my blog sites:


  46. Scott Salwolke Says:

    With quality links being so important, this is a very good resource. I look forward to reading other suggestions in the future.

  47. Mike Garner Says:

    Good information. It’s really hard for newer sites to get visibility.

  48. Kel Says:

    Great Post – I love the headline…It drew me in big time…who wouldn’t want 10 new links in the next 50 minutes?

    I’m trying the directories now.



  49. African Safari tour operators Says:

    The problem with the directories you have suggested below is that they require a fee to be listed. I need to register my African safari and vacation tour operator blog but they are asking for a fee. Anyway thanks for sharings

  50. Lori Says:

    Many thanks for the advice and link building tips. Very helpful. Any free advice is always appreciated!

  51. Thomas Kloos Says:

    Thanks for the great post. Getting all those 10 links right now…

  52. Bob Shirilla Says:

    Great article – thanks.

    However, I tried to get a FREE link from
    www-webotopia-org and they wanted money

  53. Warszawa Says:

    Thank you, see you in Warszawa :-)

  54. Nic bastelt Says:

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  55. Pete Says:

    Thanks for the post. Good information.

  56. Shawn Says:

    Thanks, the local information is very useful.

  57. Gyutae Park Says:

    I only count 5, but good methods nonetheless. I would choose different directories as well as the ones you mentioned are probably devalued by the search engines.

  58. Daan Jansonius Says:

    Some great tips. Not a bad way to get people to comment either! ;)

  59. John Connolly Says:

    Thank you for the link tips and for all your good advice. Hopefully I’ll get up to speed on this SEO business and be qualified to give back at some point in the future.

  60. KenJones Says:

    Good tips about some of the ways to build links, but as some of the other commenters have pointed out, those directories do seem a bit sketchy, still beggars can’t be choosers I suppose and if they happen to relate to your own site might still be worth a punt.
    Good reminder about the importance of internal links as well; always a good idea to make your deeper pages as findable as possible.

  61. 123-reg blog Says:

    Interesting. I’m a beginner to this and I haven’t explored directories – is it something I should be looking at, or do the risks outweigh the benefits?

  62. zoekmachine optimalisatie Says:

    Nice post!
    You can also create a lot of blogs on your own and link to your most important site.
    That are not quality links but it helps!

  63. Science News Says:

    I use those free directories frequently fortunately. I don’t think that enough people do actually know about linkedin, which is a shame because it is quite useful for more than just getting links.
    >>My profile
    Add me to your contacts !!

  64. Eric Says:

    Thanks for the open link invitation.

    I just plain had not thought about the local search option because I never search that way. it will be great for a couple of my sites.
    I never look for information from directories but I do list in them.
    Another link building tip would be to write a high quality comment on blogs of people commenting on posts such as this one.

  65. Stop Global Warming Says:

    Mmmmmmmm, do-follow links….


    Thanks for the tips!

  66. supaswag Says:

    The unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long.. we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

    Here’s a list of 49 do-follow forums: http://www.jamesfarrell.eu/blog/49-do-follow-forums/15/

    ..submit [at least] something mildly interesting.

  67. Indonesia Says:

    There are an awful lot of low-hanging fruit out there. The best ones are probably those that let you plug in an RSS feed on your profile page.

  68. Jarvis Says:

    Thanks for the good info (and the link)

  69. Price Comparison Says:

    A good place for links…hmm…now that would be telling.

  70. sam Says:

    Interesting list, although directories are not as relevant/useful as you make out in your article.

  71. tobyism Says:

    The name of the article is kind of misleading, but thanks for the info anyway.

  72. Government Contracting Says:

    Thanks for the great tips (and the link)! Sometimes the best links are right in front of us the whole time.

  73. Room Dividers Says:

    Great Article.

    Another tip is add your link to signatures at forums you participate in.

    I have noticed most of the php forums do not put “nofollow” on their signature links.

  74. Vertical Measures Says:

    To all:
    I must say I am really surprised at all the comments. I sincerely wrote this post with the intent of helping people get links by pointing out a few easy ones. I wasn’t trying to be clever or intentionally create something to draw links. Probably a lesson in there some where.

    Another surprise has been the “push back” on the 3 suggested directories. As I mentioned above, we weren’t trying to provide any “hidden gems” or “amazingly powerful directories”, just a few that we knew where easy to get and that were known to be counted by Google (for now). I guess Webtopia.org is now fee based ($15) so I apologize for the false representation that it is free.

    But to make up for it, there have been plenty of other good suggestions in the comments for additional places to get links.

    Thank you to all of you who understood that this is a forum to help each other out – your suggestions are appreciated. (Like Anthony, Kyle, One Way, supaswag & Web Analytics’ recommendations.)

    Keep ‘em coming! (Only family friendly links tho!)


  75. Vertical Measures Says:

    To all:
    I must say I am really surprised at all the comments. I sincerely wrote this post with the intent of helping people get links by pointing out a few easy ones. I wasn’t trying to be clever or intentionally create something to draw links. Probably a lesson in there some where.

    Another surprise has been the “push back” on the 3 suggested directories. As I mentioned above, we weren’t trying to provide any “hidden gems” or “amazingly powerful directories”, just a few that we knew where easy to get and that were known to be counted by Google (for now). I guess Webtopia.org is now fee based ($15) so I apologize for the false representation that it is free.

    But to make up for it, there have been plenty of other good suggestions in the comments for additional places to get links.

    Thank you to all of you who understood that this is a forum to help each other out – your suggestions are appreciated. (Like Anthony, Kyle, One Way, supaswag & Web Analytics’ recommendations.)

    Keep ‘em coming! (Only family friendly links tho!)


  76. Oregon Retirement Community Says:

    Thanks, got a couple of good ideas out of this one on how to promote the retirement communities I develop for and got inspired to re-invigorate my linked in profile! That comment about sites that allow rss on profiles was interesting as well. Wonder if someone has compiled a list of those?


  77. Weight Loss Says:

    One idea is to participate often in Wiki articles. Add your link to the white list: http://search.wikia.com/wiki/Whitelist

  78. Wholesale Products Says:

    Great post!

  79. SecureMailboxes Says:

    Great info

  80. Shawn Says:

    Love these types of lists. I get refreshed with new ideas and am off and running, building links for the next few days.


  81. Kevin Heisler Says:

    I really liked the fact you put a time limit on the link building project. It really spurs people to take action. Have to admit you’re a much faster link builder than I am.

    Thanks for the tips.

  82. Jesse Says:

    Awesome suggestions, good directories like this are few and far between.

  83. Brandon Adcock Says:

    Forum and social media site profiles are another place you can get free links. Forum sigs too

  84. Dave Shapiro Says:

    Hi Arnie,

    Nice post and thanks for the link.

    - Dave

  85. Vacation Rentals by Zonder.com Says:

    good to know we have most of the bases covered, but always happy to get 1 or 2 tidbits of addt’l ideas.

    Also can appreciate and respect the straight up – you want links? Post ‘em here. Hey, it’s what we’re all looking for after all, and pretty effective.

  86. Sneakerset Says:

    Thanks for the tips..Hopefully the links will pay off. For all of you luxury sneaker afficianados check out. http://www.sneakerset.com

  87. Palmer Web Marketing Says:

    Great tips, I haven’t used most of these sites before. A few weeks ago, I did a post on a few link building tactics I’ve been using lately: http://www.palmerwebmarketing.com/blog/3-effective-link-building-tactics-for-2008/

  88. Big Oak SEO Company Says:

    I followed the sphinn link so your ploy for traffic has worked on me. I did check out the directories, thank you for the hookup.

    This seems like a good SEO crowd so I’ll ask for opinions on this SEO comic my company has created.


  89. Collin LaHay Says:

    Thanks for the “going local” idea. These two links will most likely be even more powerful as time goes on.

  90. Nagaraju Says:

    I like the link love but more importantly the simple but effective suggestions. BooRah does semantic analysis of reviews and comments such as on this blog but for restaurants. Check out http://www.boorah.com/restaurants/c/5046/WA/Seattle.html for top rated restaurants in and around seattle area

  91. Sandy Allen Says:

    Make sure to check out directories in your own vertical; for example, my photography business gets links and traffic from prosphotos.com and photolinks.com.

    Set up a site page on merchantcircle.com.

  92. Allan Collins Says:

    Great tips. I thought you meant 10 inbound links. But great anyway.

  93. Matt Kluemper Says:

    I’m taking your tip. Let me just say that this was a great idea (giving out a do follow link) in order to get links/traffic to your site. Nice!

  94. Monica Willyard Says:

    Thanks for posting this. One small but important free link I see people miss is their email signature. It’s so basic that people seem to overlook it. This can matter even more if you participate in any mailing lists from sites like Freelists because messages are indexed by Google and other search engines. I also put my link in my Skype profile and have added some article pages from my site to Mixx.

  95. labels Says:

    My tip is to subscribe to comment sniper dot com and find blogs related to your topic, and add useful links and comments there.

  96. Niall Rigby Says:

    How about http://tagspage.com? (PR3) {editors note: it’s a huge tag cloud}

  97. Frederick Konig Says:

    Link love is cool, thanks for the great advice.


    Natural Cures

  98. steve Says:

    Very good article. I’m glad I found your site.

  99. Tamer Elzein Says:

    Thanks for the tips, although I have to say that, except for the 3 directories you mentioned, all these tips are already in the mainstream. Still, that doesn’t mean they can’t be useful :-)

    I do wonder, however, about why favored LinkedIn over the other similar networks which offer basically the exact same functionality.

  100. Nhu-Chi Says:

    Thanks for the tips. Here are my top 5 free directory picks:
    1) http://web1.exactseek.com
    2) http://www.kellysearch.com/
    3) http://www.accoona.com
    4) http://www.webworldindex.com/
    5) http://www.infotiger.com/

  101. TPI News Daily Update Says:

    Hi, very good linking info. Specially relating web directories. There are many out there, and most of them are a waste of time.

  102. Joseph Ratliff Says:

    Another quick way to get links…

    Write a “resource list” of your most popular resources…be descriptive.


    Go to those sources and network with them, getting them to link to you.

    Joseph Ratliff

  103. Brucas Says:

    Nice post. You really ought to make this a regular feature, even if it’s only 5 links you can add in 10 minutes or something. I think people are always looking for new and interesting places to add links…

  104. Nikki Backshall Says:

    Great tips!

    If you have some articles lying around that you’ve written for your website – submit them to an ezine – a great way to get more backlinks!!

  105. Vertical Measures Says:

    Brucas – based on the success of this post, we are already planning a regular feature with a very similar theme. Glad you think it would be a good idea.

  106. Renaissance Woman Says:

    Nice tips!

    My latest find is http://EzineArticles.com/.

  107. Wall Fountains Says:

    Thank you, used them all!

  108. California Tourist Guide Says:

    Thanks very much for your generosity!

  109. Chris Latko Says:

    Thanks for the great info!

  110. Juhani Tontti Says:

    Nice post. Link building should be a daily operation, just writing comments to blogs is great.

    Juhani Tontti

  111. Marianne McEachern Says:

    Great info!! Have you ever tried Comment Hut? The free version is GREAT for 10 links at a time, it identifies Blogs that allow comments and focus on the key words you use.

    Just thought you might like to give it a spin!!


  112. Colon Says:

    Thanks for the great resources. You just put more work on my shoulders :-(

  113. Juicing For Health With Rika Susan Says:

    Thanks for a very useful post. Great, practical info for newbies. Very easy to do.

  114. Gourmet Coffee Zone Says:

    Thanks for the great linking tips. And good link ideas in the comments as well.


  115. Ted Stalets Says:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I am just starting to build good quality incoming links for this important book coming out in the Spring of 2008.
    Ted Stalets

  116. John Says:

    Thanks for sharing some great tips for building links.

  117. Marie Marinaccio Says:

    Thanks for the really great tips and resources especially the free directories.Also addded your site to my Technorati favorites, i’ll he visiting often.

  118. Make Money Online Says:

    Appreciate the info. I have used LinkedIn and Yahoo local already for another business and they are both excellent. I will use your directories mentioned and would suggest another here http://www.internetvibes.net/

  119. Head Lice Says:

    Thanks so much for these tips, I will spend this morning implementing them. Also a lot of great ideas in these comments as well. Excellent to get started on the right foot for the week!

  120. Don Says:

    Great information. Always looking for new ideas.

  121. Stock Investing Says:

    Thanks for the good advice. Much appreciated.

  122. Herbal Supplements Says:

    One of my favorites of all times: Meetup.com

    You can get several links with your anchor text that are “do -follow”.

    Hope it helps

  123. Bill Says:

    Great suggestions, but one drawback (or opportunity for a new article?): the two directories you mentioned don’t allow for Canadian locations. I’m all for international exposure, but I’d like to work locally as well!


  124. Will Says:

    Great post!

    Have you had any experience with linkmarket.net or linkmetro.com? I’ve started using linkmarket.net but, most of the site in the network are really bad and I’m worried that it might do more harm then good.

  125. Vertical Measures Says:

    @Will – I have no experience with linkmarket.net or linkmetro.com. We stay away from link networks like those.

    @Bill – good idea for a future article. Thanks.

  126. john Says:

    Great site.
    Will be using all the tips for link building.
    Someone said in a comment above that all these tips were out there on the net but what this site does is get them all in one place and shows you which linkbacks actually work and steers you away from sites that the search engines frown upon.

    Great time saver.

  127. North Carolina Website Marketing Says:

    Great list! I definitely have a few more directories to submit to. The free comment link helps to:)

  128. Zacky Says:

    Cools stuffs..sidewide links works just great.

    thanks for the info.

  129. Ronny Says:

    I will check out the directories you mentioned. thanks mate

  130. David Horne Says:

    Hey all great entry definitely a good read. I would love to see more techniques with specific steps and urls of great links perhaps for specific niches in the future!

    Here’s my site:

    Unblock Sites

    If you are looking for a place to get good links for proxy sites I would recommend using topsites that have PR and either have your entry on the first page always or it is really easy to get to the first page by having a few friends click on your topsite button.

  131. PowerTeam Network Says:

    Thanks so much for this informative article.. Very helpful info !

  132. Doug McIsaac Says:

    Thanks for the list and the link.

  133. Daniel Jones Says:

    Hi there!

    Many thanks for a great article and a do follow link to boot! Stumbled across your site completely by accident and I’ll certainly be registering with you for further tips and tricks. Congratulations on a great, informative site.


  134. Deron Dohanich Says:

    Nice post. Thanks! I’ll give them a try.

  135. Empire Info Says:

    Great post! Thank you! Always looking for new ways to get links.

  136. Casey Says:

    These were Great tips to remember to do everyday. Or at least a couple times a week.

    Another positive place to post a link is:

  137. Artur Says:

    Thanks a lot for links and some advice. I registered in linkedin a while ago – works very well

  138. NESA Says:

    Thanks for the great tips!


  139. BJ Says:


    New to this web thing, its great to find information that can help the beginner to the expert.

  140. Adam Says:

    Super post. And whats more the comments are great too. Thanx all.

  141. Keith Says:

    Great Post. I found this site from Jack H and will continue to follow it. Feed Me!

  142. SEO Guide Says:

    Thanks for the tips, found you through Search Engine Land. Link building is one of the most consuming time and resources of the SEO Process.

  143. SEO Guide Says:

    I have tried the first two Directories, it seems like they don’t have a free submission any more.

  144. Vertical Measures Says:

    @SEO Guide: World Site Index offers free submissions Tue-Fri. Looks like you are right about Webtopia tho.

    We’ll be doing more posts like this in the future and will clearly note what is free and what is not.

  145. gabandrei Says:

    useful advices, especially the one related to Go Local. For small business, being visible on local searches is very important.

  146. lee Says:

    Hey. I love the tips you’ve got here. I am going to use them immediately.

  147. Internet Advertising Says:

    Thanks for the useful resources and the link, much appreciated.

  148. Jeff Madsen Says:

    Thanks for the tips, nice to see you sharing some simple places to link to.

  149. ValorGear Says:

    Thanks for the link building tips. I have use them all and I am happy with the results. Also, I found the other information located on your site to be very useful.

  150. teadog Says:

    Good advice with specific action that can be taken. Thank you.

  151. Renate Says:

    This blog is very good and you have a lot of quality articles!

    appreciate that!

  152. Ron Greene Says:

    Excellent stuff!… Your Friday Report kills with your social networking tips, which go above and beyond… Thanks!

  153. Joanne Reay Says:

    I’ve just stumbled across this site via Web Mums and any useful help and tips are gratefully welcome. I will take note and re-evaluate what I have already done on my site. Thank you

  154. Nelson Says:

    Thanks for the directory links. It’s hard to find trustworthy directories these days – I had no idea that worldsiteindex was free.

  155. Keres?optimalizálás Says:

    I think this is a very interesting and valuable blog. Big thanks for your tips, really!

  156. Chris Lang Social Marketing Says:

    WOW I never really thought about how adding the dofollow plug in might change the way my or any blog pulls comments.

    That in itself is a link strategy article in itself. I have read Andy Beard on this alot but you have gone much further in demonstarting it.

  157. Calumet Says:

    Great suggestions. Thanks!

  158. Web Design Lincolnshire Says:

    Excellent suggestions,

    Many thanks

  159. Old Cooking Says:

    Thank you very much – great article.

  160. Hersh Bhardwaj Says:

    Great resource. I have a Firefox plug-in called SearchStatus. It can tell you if the forum or b;log your are on, is a NOFOLLOW or DOFOLLOW, so you can leave your link there.

  161. Virtual tours Says:

    Good article. Anyone know if LinkedIn have in fact utilised the nofollow tag on their sites?? I’m sure this will become more common as time goes on.

  162. ALT web design Says:

    Very useful information. Thanks!

  163. Frank Says:

    Great info! Hopefully it helps me grow my website! Need more users :)

  164. adopting a dog Says:

    nice information, getting 1 way backlinks can be a challenge at times but articles like the one published here does add a new spin on link building.

  165. greg cryns Says:

    Your post is a sight for sore eyes, and a site for sore eyes too!

    I understand what Google is trying to accomplish but that company is choking us small guys. Well, just like governments do!

  166. Jim Says:

    Thanks for the tips and info. I never though about internal linking, but sounds like a great idea.

  167. SEO Bedrijven Says:

    Nice post, but it keeps amazing me that most tips about link building I find online are suitable for .com and .co.uk sites.

  168. Search Engine Marketing Says:

    Thanks for the tips. I’m taking care of the ones I haven’t done already right now!


  169. Ron Callari Says:

    Great starting point. Thanks for the tips.


  170. Blue Cherry Online Marketing Says:

    Great post, it is always good to find some new places to get links from and it is rare to find easy to get links.

  171. Self Improvement Tips Says:

    I think internal linking is something people often overlook. Good set of suggestions, thanks.

  172. Promotion Codes Man Says:

    Easy backlinks include:

    1) Links for other sites you own
    2) Links from friend’s websites
    3) Links from your members of your family’s websites
    4) Links from any clubs you are members of, e.g. local football team
    5) Links from do follow blogs

  173. PotPieGirl Says:

    This is a GREAT post. While there seems to be some controversy over which sites/directories are quality opportunities to build back links to your site, the over-all moral of the story remains the same…

    Get off your butt and build some links!

    This post is an excellent example of helping others further their online business!

    Thank you for sharing!


  174. Vertical Measures Says:

    Well we just hit 200 comments. Thanks to all of you who supported this post!!

  175. Web Development Blog Says:

    Thank you for this great link help in finding great links for my websites. Very quick and easily takes possibly less then 50 minutes if done correctly with this methology.

  176. SEO Bedrijven Says:

    Besides the fact that it is a good post I truly applaude to the fact that your comments are followed. A good reward for proper comments.

  177. Mariusz Says:

    Very nice post. In reality it is very difficult to be not overloaded with spam having “do follow” at the blog.

  178. Kevin Ihrig Says:

    Great post! Linking can be confusing – thanks for laying it out like this for basic posting.

  179. Captain Thundercock Says:

    I love free links for comments! Especially when you can choose your anchor text… Great blog post, I hope it doesn’t outrank me for my chosen anchor tho. Captain T.C. is a hot search term!

  180. Javi Says:

    I’ve been browsing the web for the best practices on building web traffic and I came accross this site. I found myself still reading your entries after 20 minutes. Very engaging articles.

    Anyway, one of the directories that’s overly recommended is DMOZ.com. I think it’s one of those directories that really pays off in terms of link building. It’s also free.

  181. Steven Says:

    Yes, I’m a little late to the party :-) Great post. I too try to link internally whenever I can.

  182. Aqeel Says:

    Awesome post. While there seems to be some controversy over which sites/directories are quality opportunities to build back links to your site, the over-all moral of the story remains the same…

    Get off your butt and build some links!

  183. las ramblas Says:

    Thanks for the article and for the chance to include a link

  184. Godaddy Coupon Says:

    A great article on providing tips on website promotion, keep it on!

  185. Mike at PaceButler Recycling Says:

    Thanks for this article. I’m just starting a blog for our company site, and now in the process of link-building. I will definitely be implementing the ideas you’ve outlined here.

  186. Roland Says:

    Thanks for the listing the directories. I am not going to bother with http://www.webotopia.org because they have a backlog of almost half a year and only their front page seems to have PR and that is a pathetic 3.

  187. Orlando Hyundai Says:

    Well looks like i hit it on the wrong day, but this is a good directory – recommended by a few people I’ve talked to.

    I’ve been having good success with loopnote.com, a pretty good site for microblogging that seems to be indexed well. My ‘loop’ was indexed and ranked well fairly quickly on it’s own right. which was surprising to me.

  188. Vertical Measures Says:

    @Orlando — I think maybe you meant to comment on our Auto Dealer page:


    … but we didn’t want to ‘assume’.

  189. Mickey Arledge Says:

    Great article on link building – simple and easy to understand. I love it!

    [2nd link removed]

  190. phoFuki Says:

    Nice post, the internal linking is definitely something that gets overlooked. Thanks for bringing some valuable info.


  191. Stockton Real Estate Says:

    One nice dofollow link here…:) excellent ideas though

  192. Landing Mats Says:

    Thank for the article and the link. Nice post.

  193. Web designer new zealand Says:

    Interesting, thanks for the post and continued support through comments. Some great tips here.

  194. Live lead transfers! Says:

    Thanks for the 10 links!

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  195. Steve Sharpe Says:

    Hi Thanks for the free tips on getting links. I’ve just completed the free 10 links detailed above. Some good ranking sites in there.

  196. Jay Says:

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  198. Bob Lange Says:

    Nice post, I just found this site last month lots of good reading here. Links are the life blood of the net, most people do not have a clue how important proper link building is.

  199. Federman Law Says:

    Thanks for the quick tips and the link! I agree, link building is an important part of any internet marketing campaign.

  200. Burford Says:

    Thank you for the follow link!! good resource, and great way to market.

  201. Blog Marketing Resources Says:

    I’m surprised to find some complain that the directories mentioned require a fee. The Internet companies come and go, and their policy changes too. For example, CBW interviewed more than 1,000 startup CEOs. Most are now out of business. So its’ our responsibility to check the policy when we want to use the directories. What’s important is to learn the skills and strategy which the blogger has generously shared with us. Thanks for the informative post. Btw, we have some posts about link-building and business strategy.

  202. Vijay Says:

    What a great post! I work for a company that does web promotions and I will forward this post to my colleagues too!

    BTW, here here are some other good resources.


  203. Nikki Archer-Waring Says:

    Thanks for your help on linking. Any suggestions are gladly accepted. Does anyone have any other ideas?

  204. College Graduation Gifts Says:

    Being a newbie in the realm of internet marketing, I have to deal with many dilemmas which hinder my efforts at progress. Aside from being overwhelmed with boat loads of information, I have to deal with the arduous task of building links. It’s so time consuming and takes perseverance and lots of midnight candle burning.

    Your linkbuilding tips truly enlightened my perspective on how to do things.

    My hats off to you. Many thanks for these tips.

  205. Learn about Japan Says:

    Great post. Thank you for the write up and for the follow link!

  206. Hannelore - Rette sich wer kann Says:

    Internal links, of course! Thanks for a great article, Hannelore

  207. Rob Says:

    Good post. Really like the information on the local searches.

  208. Nicholas Barrett Says:

    Great comment-bait! Not too sure if those directories are still on the up and up with the big G, though.

  209. Vertical Measures Says:

    @Nicholas – great use of a link for your LinkedIn profile. I just sent you a linked in request.

    Anyone else out there want to LinkIn with me?

  210. Xocai Healthy Chocolate Says:

    Good blog post. Liked the local yahoo suggestion.

  211. Ben Says:

    Wow, thanks for that post. Im a newb, but thanks to sites like this, im learning so fast my head hurts!

  212. Jase Says:

    All of you points are very valid. But at the end of the day it comes down to what your site has to offer content wise. Once you know that you can better strategies link opportunities. Thank you for your informative and generous blog!

  213. UK Student News and Events Says:

    With you there Jase

  214. angus Says:

    Great ideas ! Thanks a lot

  215. Joel Says:

    Wow, it’s amazing how many people commented as soon as they know this was a do follow blog!

    Myself included :p

  216. Carsten Says:

    Thanks for the Tips. I linked my Food & Wine network [ ] to all of them.

  217. Promos vetements Says:

    Thanks for these great (quick) tips and more importantly “Bravo” for the opportunity of leaving a nice lil link here.
    Paul Evans

  218. Sarah Says:

    Always looking for quality realted mutual link benefits. Our resources section is at [redundant link deleted]

  219. Shane Says:

    Thanks for the link tips!

  220. Senior Life Insurance Guy Says:

    Phenomenal work Vertical. Clean, clear, concise. Appreciate your help.

  221. Kenya Holidays Says:

    Jack, thanks for the excellent article and the great help/links and tips for building links. My main website which sells Nile Cruises has really climbed the search engines by link building and comments such as this on relevant blogs but the other advice you give here is invaluable. Cheers.

  222. auto locksmith service for lost car keys Says:

    I run an auto locksmith car key replacement business and always welcome advice on good sites to get quality link. Thanks for the great advice. Brilliant article!

    Thank you.

  223. Dave Says:

    Hey man, thanks for the awesome tips! We all appreciate the help.

  224. Jordan McClements Says:

    Good article.

    Here is another great link related freebie :-


  225. mailboxnightmare Says:

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  226. Massage Therapy Schools Says:

    Thanks for the resources. I really like how everyone is helping each other out.

    Here is a “do follow” blog that will pass some juice. I got a PR 4 link on it, the other day. Be sure you are commenting and not spamming or else I will feel guilty ( :


  227. Kevin Ihrig Says:

    Good advice. Linked in is great, and so is the one above, aboutus.org.

    Thanks for the great article. Keep them coming!

  228. Houston Web Design Says:

    These are really good tips. Link building is by far the worst part of SEO as far as actually sitting and doing it.

    Back links like this really help though :)

  229. Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Says:

    I definitely agree that links are hard to get. Thanks for the tips.

  230. Abdominoplasty New Jersey Says:

    Great tips…I will have to try the web directories.

  231. F/G New Media Consultants Says:

    Great site and great ideas, and thanks for the link!

  232. celebrit Says:

    Thanks, will hopefully help my web site
    I’m always looking for ways to get backlinks to my sites without paying
    I look forward to reading other Articles in the future.

  233. Spanish Property Forum Says:

    I think that is one thing that I do not do enough of and thanks for reminding me, internal linking is the easiest way of generating back links and many of us forget or do not know about that.

    I think I will spend the next couple of days now going through my site page by page and renewing some of the content along with the links!

    Thanks – you have sorted my next couple of days work out for me! :D

  234. Digitalmail Says:

    Thanks for Nice tips , i have added my blog to all of them and hope they will work gr8 for me also in upcoming update .

  235. Yoshiko Says:

    Wow!! Thanks for sharing. This is very timely as I am starting to build links to my sites. And I hope to build it legitimately..

  236. Final Expense Leads Says:

    Excellent advice! I appreciate the info and the link :-)

    Dennis Foreman

  237. apartment mailbox nightmare Says:

    Thanks for sharing the link-love! I’m off to do some internal re-linking now as you suggested.

  238. wholesale beads dallas Says:

    I appreciate your ‘giving-back’ to the community of SEO’s and bloggers. In that spirit I would like to expand upon your “Local” strategy.

    Brick and mortar businesses can benefit greatly from using the new Google Local listings. Act quickly and you’ll be first in your area/keyword. You may get your own exclusive map at the top of Page 1!

    Less obvious additional directory resources are:
    insiderpages.com – rating and reviews matter
    merchantcircle.com – rating and reviews matter
    about.us – new wiki for localities across the US
    hotfrog.com – my favorite

    Good linking to you!


  239. Dr. Lowell Worthington, Ph.D. Says:

    Thank you for the tips about linking. It is a strangle new world for some of us on the Internet, and we need as much help as we can find.


  240. "Solution Drew" Says:

    Thanks for the advice and the linkage.

    Internal linking is a good way to boost your page views.

  241. Tampa Real Estate Agent Says:

    Great article, thanks for the tips.

  242. Scott Says:


    Nice post you have here, building links is always a pain in the butt so hopefully your tips will lead me in the right direction.


  243. Final Expense Leads Says:

    Your blog is enormously helpful. I’ve become much more effective since realizing the importance of anchor text as you advised.

    Thanks again!

  244. Farrhad Says:

    Thank you for the tips!

  245. Personalized Gifts Says:

    wow, this is great, I’ve always found link building some what discouraging, but you’ve all the hard work for us.

    Thanks again.

  246. Photography by Ruby Says:

    Great article. I am using all these mothods to build links. Thanks

  247. Josh Says:

    Thank you very much.

  248. Mobile Phone Free Gift Says:

    Awesome, thanks for the tips!

  249. roger Says:

    I started building sites recently and this post helps me in finding places to get links.

    thanks for sharing this valuable info with us.

  250. Computer Training Says:

    Great way to get a lot of traffic to your site! Excellent linkbait! I’ll be back…

  251. Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Says:

    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

  252. Twin Pregnancy Says:

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

  253. Solicitors In Ireland Says:

    Great article, just updated my LinkedIn, many thanks

  254. cruise ship deals Says:

    what great information…thanks for the info

  255. Marco Says:

    Hi, great info, thanks.

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

  256. web design company Says:

    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.

  257. hobbies Says:

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

  258. SEO Says:

    Thanks a lot for the useful tips!

  259. web copywriter Says:

    Thank you very much for the free tips and advices! ;)

  260. fiancee visa attorney Says:

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  261. Alcaidesa Says:

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

  262. Florida SEO Says:

    Thanks for the great post on link building …


  263. cathy Says:

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

  264. Find A Culinary School Says:

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

  265. Bryan Says:

    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)

  266. Vivian Says:

    Thanks for the great links and resources!

  267. Josh Says:

    @brian: it’s nofollow now

  268. Smart Pots Says:

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

  269. Premium Wordpress Theme Says:

    Nice, thats for free link!

  270. Billet avion Says:

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

  271. Usabilidad web Says:

    thanks for the link mate.

  272. Joel Drapper Says:

    Thanks for these great tips!

  273. Texas Injury Lawyer Says:

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

  274. Jeans Women Says:

    Thanks for the list. Great list!!!

  275. Vintage Doors Says:

    Thanks for the great list!!!

  276. Vertical Measures Says:

    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!

  277. Steve Skrlac Says:

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