Inbound link is one of the most important assets in the online business. In this article, you will find different linking strategies you can use without spending a fortune.
1.Submit articles to article directories.
It is probably one of the most popular ways of getting inbound links to your site. A few of the article sites where you can submit to are ideamarketers.com, goarticles.com, ezinearticles.com, articlecity.com and articlesfactory.com.
The not only article, depend on what you want to promote or the theme of your website, you can also submit your own scripts, images, videos, jokes, 3d models, quotes or another type of works to different websites or directories.
You may need to use different type of works for linking purpose because:
1. you need to show the examples of your works.
2. you have difficulties to create articles related to your products.
3. you have great ability in creating scripts or another type of works.
4. you have problems in English.
5. and so on.
Some webmasters create scripts where other webmasters can use the scripts as long as they keep the certain link that points to the creator's websites.
Try to type in Google or other search engines phrases such as "submit cartoon", "submit movie" if you want to submit your works other than articles.
2. Submitting your site to directories
If your website is directory-worthy, you may try to submit your site to directories. Try to visit http://www.best-web-directories.com/directory-list.htm to find directories that accept paid or free submission.
2. Posting in forums
Look for forums highly related to your website. You will have the opportunity to place your link in the signature line by participating in forums. Try to participate in associatedirectory.com's forum. I found that links in my signature are crawled by some popular search engines.
Similar to participating in forums, you can also get the inbound link by giving comment on blogs.
3. Creative Commons License
You can apply the Creative Commons License to your site and let Yahoo discover you. Through the creative commons search engines, your site can get many targeted inbound links.
To find out more about the creative common license, you can visit http://www.creativecommons.org.
4. Reciprocal Linking (Link Swaps)
With this strategy, you get links to your site by also giving links from your site to other websites. Although it seems that search engines appreciate one-way inbound links more than reciprocal links, it is still a traffic-producing method you may consider to use. There are a few services available to automate the linking process. Try checking www.linkmetro.com if you want to use this strategy. This well-established service allows you to approve or disapproves link exchange requests from other webmasters.
LinkMachine is a reciprocal linking software that could also help you to trade links with other webmasters automatically.
Of course, the possibilities of getting inbound links to your website could be endless. Be creative. By doing it successfully, you will be able to get your site listed or boost your position in the search engine and then build enough streams of traffic to your site.