There is Such a Thing as a FREE Link!

I just bet that you have heard the expression, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. The premise being that sooner or later you pay for the FREE item in some way or other. Well, I’m here to remind you that the internet has changed all of the rules forevermore.

Paid Links

There is a lot of online noise about links from various dubious means and how Google is punishing websites that have links from the different spam methods. So we have to be wary of SEO companies that promise thousands of links in record time, because if you do business with them than it is likely that you will get an uppercut from the Google.

Most Neglected Link Building Strategy

If, like me, you read a lot online, it is highly likely that you have gained valuable information from visiting someone’s blog. Whatever online search you conduct, the results are sure to include a listing for a blog or two. If you wish you can search only for blogs in Google.

When you click the blog site, you decide very quickly whether to read the entire article or to click off. Once you read the entire article, the writer owes you! After all you have given up your valuable time in reading what she has to say. Better still there’s a thank you of immense value to you if you act before you leave the site.

Comment Link

Most blogs have a comment box for you to express what it is you think about what the author has said. If there is no comment box, you should be reading another blog. No newspaper or magazine enables you to give immediate feedback about their content. See how the internet has changed the game.

Comment Bonuses

Blog writers allow you to put a link to whatever site you wish in your signature. That’s the payback for you taking the time to read what they have to say. Some also allow you to put a link in the body copy of the comment. In my book that’s a good deal; two links to my site because I took the time to read an article AND do something else. For those who wish to argue that you are paying with your time, I would say it takes minutes to read and seconds to comment.

One link may not have a huge effect on your search engine ranking but if you do this for every blog you read, the number of links will soon have an effect on your rank. Should your comment be intelligent or even a little insightful, other blog readers will click your link and that’s the ultimate payoff – TRAFFIC. To see what that can do for your business try the new free keyword tool.

Do your own link building now, post your comment below! Here’s a free link to to a new tattoo removal clinic in Cairns.

About James Hourigan

James is a Gold Coast based marketing entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in all facets of the sales and marketing profession. He worked for large pharmaceutical companies and consumer health organizations in a variety of management and marketing roles, before starting his company in 1997. He is a marketing man who is passionate about eliminating the mystery surrounding SEO, to enable business owners to extract the maximum return on their investment from this modern marketing activity.
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4 Responses to There is Such a Thing as a FREE Link!

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  2. Very well put! there are so many companies spamming for SEO these days, its great to see people putting in some genuine effort to steer people in the right direction!

    Well done guys!

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