Niche Link Building

Getting Links From About.com

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January 7  |  Link Building  |   Ryan Clark

It has been a long while since I’ve dropped a decent link building tip so I thought I would give you folks something to work with. One of the link building tasks you should always have in your sight is getting links from authoritative websites. These types of links are so coveted because they come from a source your competitor might be able to leverage. About.com is a wealth of high quality information that is written by people who know their facts. If you have SEO Quake for Firefox then I suggest turning it on while browsing the site. For those of you with that app, you can download the information here.

About.com has information on just about everything you can think about (no pun intended). What I like about this link building tip is that it can’t be spammed or scammed. If you have a valid resource in some form of media( widget, resource guide, video, unique product, etc), then you stand a good chance on getting your site a juicy link. I by no means have the intention of making lives of the editors more stressful with an influx to their inbox. So if you consider emailing them with a suggestion, make sure you aren’t going to embarrass yourself and ruin your chances. If you fancy yourself a guru in your niche you might want to think about becoming a guide.

If you don’t think your website/business/blog has the stuff it takes to be worthy of a link then there are a few things you can do. No, I’m not talking about bribery. Take a good long look at what kind of websites are linked to in not only your niche’s section, but on others as well. Although each section has its own guide, you should quickly see a pattern emerge. I mentioned earlier if you have something unique, you website stands a chance to get those links. For example, take a look at this page from the online business section of About.com. Here is another example of how a company’s website with a widget for their niche got picked up and linked to. If you think you have a better link to offer why not hunt down the guides email address and let them know. Most guides list their contact information so be polite and be honest.

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Loren Baker On Expanding Your Linking Niche

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November 11  |  Link Building Videos  |   Ryan Clark

Gain a competitive advantage by identifying verticals which attract like minded users and expand your vertical linking to include these types of publishers.

Here’s the first post under the Link Building Videos section which will start bringing in more social elements to the site. I’m a big fan of Search Engine Journal and I was pleased to see quality videos coming from one of my favorite authors over there, Loren Baker. I’m going to be situating the Link Building Podcast on the new tube site for Internet Marketers called IM Broadcast, and you can check out Loren’s User Profile for more videos.

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Link Building In The Health & Fitness Niche

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November 2  |  Link Building, Niche Link Building  |   Ryan Clark

Here’s another niche link building strategy guide that is similar to what I can put together for your company, or blog. I picked the health niche because it is so vast and this will make finding a lot of resources to write about much easier. If you would like to have me map out a custom link building and social media marketing campaign for your website feel free to contact me.

Although the healt and fitness niche’s are heavily competative, there are still a lot of new ways to market your product or site. These new methods should also bring in strong, healthy links from niche related social media sites, forums and more. We’ll  first take a look at a few health directories that would be worth the time spent submitting. I usually don’t like wasting my time on these, but because it’s so competitive you don’t have much choice!

Health & Fitness Web Directories:

PR7 [email protected]Submit Site

PR4 [email protected]Submit Site

PR3 [email protected]Submit Site

PR3 FitnessDirectory.org – Submit Site

PR3 The-Fitness-Directory.com – Submit Site

PR2 Directoryfitness.com – Submit Site

PR2 Directorymed.com – Submit Site

Health & Fitness Forums:

Most of these sites are good for do follow signatures, but please don’t spam these forums. Take part and get involved in your community.

PR5 + 1.2 Million Members Body Building Forum – Join Forum

PR5 HealthBoards.com – Join Forum

PR4 Shapefit Forums – Join Forum

PR4 ClutchFitness.com – Join Forum

PR4 HealthCastle.com – Join Forum

PR2 AthleticRunner.com – Join Forum

Health & Fitness Social Bookmarking:

Don’t forget to submit to the usual Digg/Mixx/Mr Wong/Reddit/Propeller because they all have health directories. Here are a few obscure health and fitness social bookmarking sites.

PR5 Healthranker.com – Submit Links

PR4 Contentpop.com – Submit Links

PR2 KieFit.com – Submit Links

PR0 Joose.us – Submit Links

Web 2.0 Sites & Social Networking:

Most of these communities have blogs, forums and bookmarks all combined into one. If you search around enough you’ll see there are plenty of ways to get do follow links from these sites.

PR5 Traineo.com – Join Community

PR5 PeerTrainer.com – Join Community

PR4 Fitfriend.com – Join Community

PR4 Fitlink.com – Join Community

PR4 ExtraPounds.com – Join Community

PR4 MyFitTribe.com – Join Community

PR3 FitResolution.com - Join Community

PR2 Fitspot.com *BETA* – Join Community

So this is just a small taste of what’s out there and hopefully it provides with you new marketing avenues to play with. I didn’t even get into do follow blogs for this niche and all the other social networks out there. Dig deeper into your niche and hopefully you market ethically and come out on top in the end.

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