15 Dec 2008

Ten (More) Links You Can Get Right Now

December 15, 2008Link Building

Back in March 2008, we posted a great little article called “10 Good Links You Can Get in the Next 50 Minutes“.  By popular demand, we have researched additional resources for garnering great link juice for your website, and came up with the highly creative title, “Ten (More) Links You Can Get Right Now.”  Personally, I voted for “Ten Links Strikes Back,” but that’s a whole different story.  As you know, it is imperative to keep up on your link building efforts, and we understand how difficult it can be trying to generate new and different links that will register well with the search engines. We hope you’ll find these ten resources as useful as we did.

Two social networking sites you should join right now. – Facebook and LinkedIn are the social networks in vogue at the moment, especially in the business world.  There are plenty of ways to get noticed and to make connections with other people on both sites, without much spam or the overwhelmingly adolescent element that plagues MySpace.  Both networks allow links back to one’s site in the profile, which provide quite a bit of authority based on the popularity of both domains.

One voting site you should be submitting content to. – About a year ago, Digg would have been the uncontested champion in this category, but since that time it has been inundated with spam (and disrespectful users) and they’re starting to ban accounts frequently.  Therefore, Mixx is the new site of choice here, and since they also allow links in profiles, creating one is a great opportunity for any link builder.

Two local sites you should be in now. – Google Local is the obvious choice here and, for the most part, their submission process is straightforward.  Go to https://www.google.com/local/add/ and claim your listing before someone else does!  Another excellent local search site is http://www.localsearch.com.  At the moment they don’t have a form for listing submissions, but their contact people respond promptly and are willing to add listings to their index.

A free Wiki Site to use. – While most Wiki sites aren’t particularly SEO friendly, http://www.mywikibiz.com allows registered users to add a Wikipedia-type page about oneself, a business, or pretty much any entity.  Their site is fairly popular and they want lots of content, so go give them some!

A niche site to create a page on. – YouBundle:  It’s neither a Wiki nor a bookmarking site, yet it allows you to create your own content, complete with links.  However, you have to be careful; they only want quality pages that are topically encompassing and (mostly) objective.  I think a couple of my bundles may have already been deleted, but whatever, they’ll never know who I really am!  Wait, which user name did I sign up with again? …

A directory to be in. – Many people are wary of directories these days, but they’re not quite as bad as some make them out to be, especially if you choose the right ones.  Family Friendly Sites is of excellent quality and they have an option for a one-time review fee, which makes them very affordable.  Don’t allow fear of overcrowded categories stop you since most of them are actually very clean; submit your site right now!

This post! – So you’re reading this blog and you’ve gotten this far.  Maybe you like the content and maybe you don’t, but you almost certainly have some kind of an opinion that is valid.  If you think it out and expand on it a little bit, you can come up with something useful to say.  Just make 3 respectful and informative comments on our site and your comment links will become DoFollow; do comment away; we certainly don’t mind.

So there you have it; 10 more links you can get right now.  Even if you did no other link building for a site, these options are a great way to give the search engines many great ways to find your domain and index your pages.



  • Gregory Kohs Dec 15, 2008

    As the founder of MyWikiBiz, I’d like to thank Vertical Measures for this endorsement. I’d also like to mention to folks who register (for FREE) on my site and create a Directory listing… it’s not like Wikipedia where the teenaged hordes will molest your content for the rest of your days. Directory content on MyWikiBiz is protected by default, exclusively to the first publisher of each page.

  • Jen Dec 15, 2008

    i use youbundle and your right, they are a bit tight, (i think they are internet marketers themselves so know the game)

    but the trick is to make a bundle that looks good (always include a thumbnail) and has a nice variety of content on the subject. from different sites etc…. and ti should be fine.

  • Christmas Dec 16, 2008

    Thanks for the great info … again. One thing I did notice was no mention of article submission – are they not reccomended?

  • arniek Dec 16, 2008

    @Christmas, this was not meant to be a comprehesive list, just a list of low hanging fruit.

    We still believe original articles, on good article sites are very effective.

  • Chris Lang Dec 16, 2008

    dofollow means nothing to Google when it comes to social features like comments.

  • D White Dec 16, 2008

    Great information. Thanks for the tips. Christmas, if you have the time article submission is a great way to build high-quality links. I have had a lot of success with this practice.

  • Robby Monk Dec 16, 2008

    This is excellent information. http://www.goarticles.com has been very helpful for me. I find link building more and more easy to do especially with helpful information like this to follow. Thanks again!

  • Seth Goldstein Dec 16, 2008

    Great post. I really enjoy your blog posts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

  • Ryan @ Linkbuildr Dec 16, 2008

    Great stuff! I highly recommend Gooruze.com as well which gives you dofollow links in your profile and personal blog! The site is very link juicy and active.

  • arniek Dec 16, 2008

    Hi Ryan, thanks for stopping by and leaving the tip. You have a great link building blog.

  • Portland Social Meda & Online Search Marketing Dec 16, 2008

    A Great post indeed. I will definitely go read the post put out previous to this. Between the two I should be all set with a nice base.

  • Glenn A Dec 17, 2008

    The link bible looks like a good tool … although the results for a popular keyword — DVDs — didn’t seem to produce much. Still, even a couple of links help. You can use an SEO app for Firefox to see which end of this a particular blog falls on.

  • Zoover Dec 17, 2008

    For a reader from Germany is always impressive to hear about your advanced internet landscape in the States. In Germany there are way less trusted catalogues, wiki-sites etc. that are worth to be part of.

    Well, maybe they are just a little bit more difficult to find. Your post is a good reminder to start just another search for those resources. : )

    Thanks a lot!

  • Douglas Kwong Dec 17, 2008

    This is a great resource with tons of good info. It’s funny to think that many people already know about these sites, but few have actually taken the time to take advantage of them. I’ll be on mywikibiz if anyone needs to find me:)

  • Jim Watson Dec 17, 2008

    Good article. Correct me if im wrong here but links on facebook are nofollow and linkedIn is a redirect.

  • arniek Dec 17, 2008

    @Jim Watson – We aren’t too concerned about nofollow or dofollow especially on Facebook where you might be linking for traffic. And it does look like some pages on Facebook are dofollow.

    Re LinkedIn, it depends on where you place the link. Again, some times you need to be working on links for traffic.

  • PhotoEdit Ethnic Stock Pictures Dec 17, 2008


    Thank you for all the great information. I am still new to SEO tactics, but I am trying to pick up the basics to help my company, and your post has really assisted my search for good link optimization sites. Vertical measures continues to be a great resource, thanks again! Will check back soon for more tips.

  • Internet Marketing Software Provider Dec 17, 2008

    Good stuff.

    Another technique I like is asking employees/vendors to link to you. Most of your vendors will give you a link for a testimonial, and even in smaller companies there are usually at least a couple of employees who have a blog or site they control who can throw you a link or two.



  • linkpopularitymatters Dec 18, 2008

    That’s a good list of points. Participation in social networking sites is faster and less boring link building technique.

  • Doug - Velocity, B2B Marketing Agency Dec 18, 2008

    Brilliant. Loved YouBundle.

  • WC Murray- Auto Insurance Dec 19, 2008

    Once again I find myself shaking my head yes, this makes sense. I found Mixx easy and quick. Mywikibiz is a little combersome but then again it is proably worth it.Thank you from one more for your post and insights,

  • Seo Keeper Dec 20, 2008

    Great post, I twit it title on my @seobag
    retweets are wellcome )

  • Richmond SEO Company Dec 20, 2008

    Excellent list.

    Several web 2.0 sites like Squidoo, Weebly etc are also good for a quick build with link juice.

    I would also add FriendsFeed to the list to pull in all your web 2.0 and social bookmark feeds into one location for a “spider bait” continual loop.

    There are a lot of opportunities to get RSS feeds syndicated as well as adding them to web 2.0 sites.

    You want want to add the Google Friend Connect to the list. If you update your profile in Google and then join sites that are participating in Google Friend Connect, your profile is visible. It’s housed in Java so no link juice, but a good click through and “Social Proof” tool.

    Just some thoughts :)

  • Levenger Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks! I like your ideas.

    I do have one complaint, though. Often, directories have a high PR for their main pages, but when you dig deeper in the site, the pages you actually need to post on, the more specific ones, have no PR at all. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten excited over nothing. The directory you list here has the same issue, unfortunately.

  • Ivaan Shah Dec 22, 2008

    Thank you for all the great information. I am still new to SEO tactics, Vertical measures continues to be a great resource, thanks again! Will check back soon for more tips.

  • Paul Kortman Jan 07, 2009

    It’s quite interesting to see how people need to be told to think outside of the box to find free links. We used to purchase them or beg for them. Now thanks to social media we can simply create them ourselves.

    And I participate in the dofollow blog movement. I love feedback and I’m willing to give link love for it.

    Question tho: How much do we need to keep the social media sites updated with fresh content. Is it simply enough to have a profile linking to a site/page or will we have to post relevant content there often?

  • Promotional Codes Jan 08, 2009

    Some great articles on this site, previous to this just tried the website grader you mentioned which was highly useful and time now to look at the links you mentioned in this article. Keep up the good work and i have bookmarked your site so i will be back.

  • Web design Berkshire Jan 15, 2009

    Thanks for this list. I personally use Facebook but had not considered using it for business.

  • Tavya Jan 15, 2009

    Tank you for this information. I’m sure some of us still have a lot to learn about all this.
    Will check back soon for more tips.

  • SEO Outsourcing Jan 17, 2009

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I like Facebook and Mixx for business purpose.

  • science dictionary Jan 19, 2009

    Great tips. Funny how you used the last one on both posts.

  • ink cartridges Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks for this. I’d also add Yahoo Answers to this list. While links are no-followed, there is tons of value in actual direct traffic one can generate from answering some questions in there.

  • Catherine | Natures Sunshine Store Jan 21, 2009

    I have read your post 10 good links you can get in the next 50 minutes, and all your tips and suggestions are really great.

    And with this additional tips, it is even more helpful. I’ve learned a lot from this.

  • concert reviews Feb 09, 2009

    I’ve been stuck here for almost 30 minutes now between the original post and this one…. not too mention poking around the site …. great practical ideas. Just signed up for feed!!!



  • Alex Poole Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks for the useful & useable info.

    Hardly original, but I find HubPages is doing v. well in Google at the moment.

    Kind regards,
    Alex Poole

  • Singapore Property for Rent Feb 12, 2009

    Thank you for this 10 more links I can get. I was able to do the first ten.

  • Ben@Myspace Layouts Feb 19, 2009

    Thanks for that post, I am going your tenth advise right now and will work with the rest soon.

  • Boyne Michigan Apr 02, 2009

    Thanks for all the link tips, just found the site and am loving it so far.

  • donnie Apr 08, 2009

    Thanks for the tip on Google local. Local business is important to me. This helped me update my information.

  • Andrew Suber May 12, 2009

    An earlier comment said not to put links on Wikipedia because of the teenage hordes… the most compelling reason is that links on Wikipedia are nofollow :(

  • sports chat May 19, 2009

    Nice tips and looking forward for more

  • Kiptyn May 28, 2009

    Thanks for these new link strategies. Always looking for new ways to build up!

  • gilbert Jun 11, 2009

    Great post thanks for sharing this links…will keep this resources…

  • Christine Simiriglia Jun 21, 2009

    This information has been very helpful, especially the mention of Mixx. I was disappointed in Digg but will definitely spend a little time with Mixx.

  • gilbert Jul 01, 2009

    Getting links naturally requires also an investment, an allocation of time and resources combined with know how in some Internet industries like web design or development but not solely. The money gets spend not on the links directly but on a web venture that gets links naturally and sustainably over time.

  • Shaun Judy Jul 04, 2009

    Great follow up post………I like to use some of these techniques myself….

  • Billet d'avion Sep 16, 2009

    Quite interesting. Even, it’s more focus for the US market. … but I will keep this links

  • bud Oct 15, 2009

    Great advice and practical advice. Gettiing links take time and dedication.

  • Josh @ iD Tech Oct 21, 2009

    Great service. I’m very impressed by the “dofollow” Tuesday series you offer. Most “dofollow” directories are shallow and typically erroneous. No only is your “dofollow” series on the mark, the tips you give pertaining to each link save a lot of time. Thanks!

  • Jim Dunstan Jan 12, 2010

    Thanks for the tips. They are sooooo useful to me right now. Literaly priceless

  • Troy Frank Jan 21, 2010

    Great information. I was on the recent webinar and found it very informative. Every small business owner (unless you’re competing against me in the shipping supply industry) should check out the next webinar.

  • Krys Mar 07, 2010

    Good post, I love the quick ideas that you have, like quick social bookmarking etc, makes link building a lot more of a dynamic and varied process.

  • Satellite tv for pc Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your linkbuilding knowledge, it takes time to create a good link external strategy, but I think it´s the most important factor for good rankings.

  • Virtual Assistant Sep 12, 2010

    This was a clear and concise explanation of a topic that is pretty hot right now. Thanks for a great article which shines a light on an interesting subject. I’ll be staying tuned for more articles just like this one in the future. Check out our site also SEO Services we do Search Engine Optimization

  • Profitable Niche Sep 27, 2010

    Article Submission is another way to get links


  • Nathan O'Leary Dec 22, 2010

    Many of these link building opportunities still work today even though this article is a few years old. SEO doesn’t change over time. it is and always has been—for the end user. Keep that in mind when planning and executing your seo strategy.

  • isocceryou Jan 04, 2011

    i’ve seen the “ten links u can get in 50 minutes” and this post as its follow-up, in both posts, u suggested links r defenitely high quality links ,but i’m afraid the quantity is not gonna be enough to promote a website,so i’d like to know what’s ur pro advice in bulk link building ? thx :)