If you didn’t want traffic it would not make much sense to put up a website. Obviously you have a website built because you’re searching for ways to get plenty of traffic. Building quality backlinks is one of the best ways to achieve a steady flow of organic search engine traffic coming into your website.
Two of the best ways to get quality links is to use forums and articles. Forums can supply niche specific traffic to your site if done properly. Article marketing has been a proven method for several years and as long as people are looking for information will remain valid.
A major mistake made by inexperienced webmasters is to hire a service that uses bulk submission techniques that basically sends out spam postings to forums and other sites. This is a big mistake because the links usually do not stick and it diminishes your credibility. Always choose quality over quantity and hire someone who does it by hand if you cannot do it on your own.
Pointing to your own website is always the best strategy. Even if you are an affiliate marketer you should have your own website. Any visitor you send elsewhere is one that you may never get back and that is something you do not want.
It is good SEO to put your best keywords in your links. This will allow the search engines to pick up on them and help to rank you higher for those words. You can put your web URL in the links because almost all sites allow two of them. One can be for your URL while the other can be used for your keywords. Forums often allow users to use special code to use the actual keywords as the site URL.
Point some of your links deeper into the site than the index page. Use the keyword laced link to point to a page deeper into the site. Make sure the page discusses the keyword to make it relevant. Deep linking should also be done for blogs. Some people assume because it’s a blog that it isn’t necessary but that is not the case.
It may be tempting to use a service that promises quick backlinks to hundreds of sites. The problem is they do not stick and are considered spam links that can actually hurt you in the long run. A linking campaign is not just a one time occurrence. It’s part of your overall SEO strategy and must be regularly maintained.