I’m happy to report that this post is coming more frequently than the past posts on this topic! Hooray for me! If you are just starting out, here are the niche building posts you’ve missed so far:
Today I am going to talk about gaining more traffic and ranking for keywords by utilizing backlinking. Backlinking is used by many to help them rank for keywords on Google. The strategy that I use (and many others as well) is to build multiple layers of links so that you can rank high in Google. Below is a video on the topic that goes over the strategy.
I decided that since I seem to be super busy currently, I would outsource my backlinking project. I went onto oDesk where there are plenty of freelancers looking for work. I posted some details of my project for free and had the freelancers bid on the job. I then had to go through all of the submissions (over 125 in just a few days). After a lot of work I finally picked someone for the project.
A few points on using a freelancer:
- Make sure you read the persons previous work history. Most bidders come from India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, etc. You need to make certain you explain to them exactly what you are looking for. There are a good many that will simply create spammy backlinks to your niche site that do not help you at all. Others will actually do the work you ask. The woman I found is doing an excellent job. Before she started posting articles, I required that I reviewed them first. After they are posted, she sends me links to the sites for further review.
- You do not want to cut corners here as doing so will have lasting effects on your site. As a pointed out above, I have over 125 people apply for my job. I ran through the list multiple times, first cutting out obvious people that didn’t fit, then cutting out more people that I didn’t think were as good as others. When the list was down to five or so names, I began to email them and get a better sense of whether or not they could be expected to perform the work. I am happy with the woman I chose and just remind you to do your homework.
In the next post, I will talk about monetizing your niche site!