With all of the different Internet Marketing business models out there and all of the different variations therein, it’s nearly impossible for me to provide tips that are going to help EVERY person who reads my advice. What one person is doing will be at least slightly different than another and completely different than another and all three could very well be working on a profitable model.
There are many ways to make money online. That’s just how it is and once you get through the information overload and develop the knowledge that allows you to understand and separate each model, you start to realize that’s actually a good thing.
However, with all of that considered, there is ONE thing that almost all online business models require and that is TRAFFIC! And where do we find one of the biggest traffic sources online? Yep, search engines, primarily Google. And what is the primary thing that they look at in order rank a page? Yep, links.
Link Building is one of the first things many of us learn about when we start working online because we want as much of that free search engine traffic as possible.
So we find services that do it for us. We submit to link directories. We comment on blog posts. We submit to bookmarking sites etc. etc. and we start to see links coming in. But doing all of this over and over, day after day gets to be pretty time consuming and we get tired of it pretty quickly. So over time we reduce our link building to a few sources, then eventually down to only one or two.
THAT is the mistake! I just read a blog post on this exact topic from someone in this business who I have alot of respect for, Lynn Terry. The post is titled Effective Link Building: One Major Ingredient and I highly recommend you give it a good read. It explains why it’s so important to diversify your link building and offers a good example of how you could promote a good piece of content in order to set it up for success.
Of course this is one of the many things I go over in “The Ultimate Link Building Report” as well. So if you are one of the few who haven’t picked up a copy of that I urge you to do so now (special price through that link.)
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