This Week In Link Building For October 27th 2008

October 27  |  TWiLB  |   Ryan Clark

Well another week slipped by where I forgot to update one of the weeks, but that just makes room for a major update this week. It has been a good week around the web as well right here as you can tell I’ve been fairly active in posting. The way it has been going out there I feel the opportunities to get one way links is going to keep rising and rising. I’m going to be starting to consult out more to you fine folks who don’t have the time to do a lot of link building as well perhaps start a job board to find other link builders for work.

Virb has been growing steadily and in the past couple of months, it has shown significant traffic growth mainly due to its quality of content. This social network site lets you showcase off every little piece of media you have to throw at it such as videos, blogs and photos. I never looked into the site earlier until this week when I noticed a nice juicy link one of my clients was getting from their profile that they had setup. So getting to the good stuff…Virb of course has do follow within your personal blog, as well within your profile under website. Since the quality of content is high on Virb you best be expected to utilize this amazing site not for SPAM, but for what it is intended for.

This new website is called Clutter Me. The web interface is a overly easy to use system that allows you to build social media rich websites in no time, and if you like, embed do follow links to anything you’re writing about. Since Clutter Me is quite new the link juice isn’t that powerful, but the folks behind it are pushing the site very hard and within a few months your links should be worth the effort. I highly recommend building a few good webpages within Clutter Me and if you want to make a little money they’ve just opened up an affiliate program.

Elgg is one of the most popular open source social networking platforms, and for good reason. Elgg has seen a lot of development and the most recent 1.0 version is nothing to snicker at! I’ve been using it for a project and I really like what they have done with the platform in regards to features, and what I think is most important, speed due to the efficiency of code. Now I’m aware blackhats are actively exploiting the Elgg platform mainly due to one reason, everything is pretty much do follow. I’ll be straight forward and mention, as I always do, that I do not condone spamming but adding relevant comments or content to the social platform. If you do a Google search for powered by Elgg you will find well over 50,000 sites that are powered by the social networking sofware.

BlognList is a great service for getting some buzz and backlinks generated for your company or product. BlognList is like other review services such as Blogsvertise, but they go above and beyond when it comes to quality. They have an army of top notch bloggers backed with authorative blogs in almost every niche you could think of. If you’re looking to build an effective link building campaign then I highly recommend it so long as you make it worth your while. They have many packages to suite anyone’s budget, and I recommend trying out the smallest first to see the results before continueing on with your campaign.

I was browsing around the web tonight and I came across YouBundle which left me asking myself how did I ever miss it? I’ve even been planning to launch a service just like it which kind of discouraged me, but I’m still going to blog about this amazing site anyway. YouBundle is somewhat like Squidoo except it’s put together completely different, is much more social and provides a fresh look at social media.

I’ve been playing around with Social Median tonight and I REALLY like what I’m seeing. Social Median is a new way of getting customized news from around the web as well getting your news out in the world with the click of the mouse. The interface took me a little while to get used to, but once I got the hang of It I was creating custom news feeds from the great sources already within the system, and then I made my own custom news feed for link building. After a few hours I’ve realized that Social Median’s suggestive topics for news it thought I would like was spot on. I’ve now got this happily feeding me news all day on my new Blackberry Storm which makes my day a whole lot more less productive..but in a good way. I highly recommend everyone to try it out, make some news feeds and get some links plus traffic from this social networking site. is a revolutionary social media platform that allows you to combine media from many sites into one neat “Flowgram”. This allows you to create a mini presention on a subject and include all the information you need from many sites such as Youtube, Flickr and even Power Point docs! Google has really been showing some love for this site and you can get a do follow backlink to your webpage within your user profile. But with a site like this, you have to think beyond just getting that link and create some very cool and unique content pieces to promote your product, web page or just about anything you like.

I was scanning a few top rated sites lately for new places to get backlinks and came across a cool little website called Launch Feed. This new service is great for two reasons, one it’s absolutely free, as well it provides a do follow link! It’s pretty straight forward so all you have to do is submit your url, write a description and let the good times roll. If you want you can write a review or promote your page to get your readers to submit reviews for you. I’d like to thank Mubashar Iqbal for programming this out of his labour of love and making this tool for free. So if anyone needs some programming done, you can contact him over at his software companies website, Suffolk Software. So enough of my blabbing….go ahead and get yourself signed up.

Collin Lahay managed to get a great post out called Link Building With iList this week and it’s another great example of what I missed! iList is a recently new classified site with a very nice web 2.0 feel to it that allows you to get some do follow links as well promote products. I’ll take a snippet from Collin’s post here to let him explain it better….oh and if you haven’t bookmarked his site yet do it. is a free classified ads website much like the more popular Craigslist or Gumtree. iList has a more “web2.0″ feel with their fancy buttons and simple publishing menu’s, and it kind of reminds me of Squidoo’s interface. Unlike iList’s more popular competitors, iList provides dofollow anchor text links in their classified ads. You can easily visit and create your account in seconds, and then make a classifieds listing with a link back to your site. You would then want to submit your classifieds page to the SocialMarker sites to help Google find the page quickly.

Linkers Blog made up the Top 10 Link Building Blogs Of 2008 and I was luckily and graciously approved to the list. But besides that, they have included a great list of sites that you should probably be reading on a weekly basis….that is if you want to stay ahead in this game. Hopefully with your support and my continued writing I’ll be able to make it higher up on the list for next year!

Ann Smarty, one of my favorite bloggers, has of course written another amazing post with some really solid information regarding link building for e-commerce sites. I’ve been doing a lot of this lately and was even thinking of writing a post until she beat me to the punch..but it’s for the best because she’s a much better writer!

The good folks over at SEOptimise posted a really good article entitled 30 Ways to Get Links Naturally & Stop Link Building. You may have seen this one already on Sphinn because it’s a wicked article and everyone should read it. They fuel the fire and provide some very unique ways of building links that most people are not doing these days…even me!

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About Ryan Clark

I'm the CEO of Linkbuildr Marketing and the brains behind our branding and blog content. I specialize in effective marketing strategies for hotels, luxury brands and real estate. If your brand is in need of a boost then don't hesitate to contact me for a free proposal. Follow me on Google+: +Ryan Clark Twitter: @Linkbuildr on Twitter. You can also come ask me a question on our Facebook Page.  

8 Responses to This Week In Link Building For October 27th 2008

  1. Nice post. Seeing as that there are now so many social networks catering to such a wide range of niches, my biggest problem is finding ones relevant to me and related to my specific interests or product niches. Google seems to be inefficient and returns alot of irrelevant results. A cool resource that I use is this search engine designed specifically to find social networking sites.

  2. ben@Wobbler says:

    I just want to say thanks for everything. You have helped me out a lot. thanks again

  3. Matt says:

    nice site with some great resources!! great job and keep blogging!

  4. Hi! Do you mean that we can use the “ilist” site in exchange of craiglist? I am using craiglist now.. but.. if this is already an old school, then maybe I’ll check out the ilist as well. Cool post.

  5. This is a great list. How do you manage to keep tabs on all these new up and coming sites? I am a big fan of social media. Do you think any of these have the capability of taking on twitter or facebook?

  6. linkbuildr says:

    It's my job to keep tabs. I watch what sites get launched that will be good for link building plus I do 50 hours a week in backlink analysis. You should see the list of places I have kept would blow your mind.

  7. linkbuildr says:

    The site hasn't really taken off still although you can get links from it.

  8. hello, SEO for my new computer repair business and found

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