Don’t quote (or fight) me on this, but I strongly believe that link building makes up about 90% of your SEO success.
There is only so much on-page optimization you can do to push your site up the SERP, but the rest of it will definitely come down to the quality (mostly) and quantity of your links.
The challenge for today: find 10 quality (by “quality” I mean high PR) links from relevant sites in about 30 minutes or so.
All using a free Firefox tool and some common-sense “super-duper secret” (yeah, right!) search engine queries.
Let’s get down to business.
1. Install SEO Quake Plugin for Firefox
Side note: I hope you already use Firefox as your main browser. If not, you are missing out.
You’ll need to have Firefox browser already installed for this to work; so if you don’t have one, download it here:
Next, download and install SEO Quake plugin from here:
I surely hope you don’t need step-by-step instructions to get this done, because you are not getting them from me (too much to type ).
After you have the plugin installed and restarted Firefox, this is what you’ll see:
Do you see that little PR up and down arrow? That’s gold mine.
Now you can sort the websites in your niche by their PR and started commenting on/linking from the highest PR pages you can find.
Anything PR 4 and above is great, PR 3 is not too shabby either.
Now on to the next stage of our exercise: how do you find those valuable websites you can comment on and thus link from in your niche?
2. Use Search Engine Queries to Find “Linkable” Sites
Here’s where you can find the best codes to use when doing link building for your site:
3. Sift Through the Search Results
Now that you have SEO Quake plugin and search codes at hand, everything becomes a “rinse and repeat” kind of deal.
- Enter a search query with your keyword into Google
- Sort the results by page rank
- Leave a valuable comment
- Rinse and repeat
A few quick SEO link building tips, in case you are wondering:
- Don’t worry about DoFollow/NoFollow – you need both
- Avoid heavily commercial sites and bad neighborhoods
- Vary your anchor text to make it look more natural
- Don’t go crazy your fist day on the job; stick to 10-20 links per day
So you still think 10 quality links from authority sites in under 30 minutes is a tough one? Not after reading this post, I bet.
You are right: you don’t have to comment or retweet, but do it anyway; I love hearing from you!