The most powerful backlinks that I can think of right now are “in content backlinks”. If given a choice, I will always choose in content backlinks over profile backlinks or other stand-alone backlinks simply because of the added trust search engines give them.
If you are wondering what I mean with in-content backlinks, let me explain: an in-content backlink is a hyperlinked text – linking to an outside URL – within a piece of online published content.
Basically… if I were to talk about your site right now in this blog post and hyperlink a word and make it link to your site… it would be an in-content backlink.
Like I said before, they are a lot more powerful than any other kind of backlink but they are also a lot harder to get. One of the main reasons I build a TON of profile backlinks to all of my sites is just because I can build thousands of good links in the time it would take me to build 5 in content backlinks.
Also… I find that search engines like to see a variety of different types of backlinks to a site. If only social bookmarking sites were to talk about your site, Google might find it a little questionable. If – on the other hand – blogs, forums, social bookmarking sites, etc, talk about your site on a continues basis, search engines realize that there is a certain “buzz” happening and as a result will rank you higher.
Anyways… getting back on topic: there are many different ways to getting in-content backlinks. You can purchase blog posts on other high ranking blogs or you can also submit your content to article directories. Some people have had great success with article directories… but I myself can’t say article directories were ever really worth my time. Then again – maybe I just did not do enough of it.
What I have had great success with is with a program called SEO LinkVine. I don’t find their network to be as powerful as it used to be (I was one of the first ones in) but it still does wonders. It has allowed me to get literally tens of thousands of in content backlinks in a rather short period of time but again, it took a lot of effort.
In fact, I hired someone in the Philippines and outsourced the work to them (you can read more on outsourcing on my free “how to outsource to the Philippines” post). I haven’t added any new content to SEOLinkvine but am still continuing to get backlinks everyday from the 400+ articles I had submitted. It’s pretty cool and over time it becomes a link-juice force to be reckoned with.
In a future post I will go in to exactly how I had my Virtual Assistant add content to SEO linkvine and I will also share my results from other similar networks but all in all: I can not recommend them enough IF you actively add content to their network.
In other words: You better make a commitment to adding at least 2 – 5 articles to their network each week… otherwise it is not worth the money in my opinion. Success in the SEO world does not just happen – you MAKE it happen!
Take a peak at SEO LinkVine and decide if it is something for you. Brad Callen (the founder) has very detailed training videos inside the members area and it really is not hard to master his monster system.