In order to have a successful website that ranks high in search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing, your website must have inbound links. Inbound links are links which point from another website back to yours. Link building can be very frustrating, but here are some methods to simplify this process for you:
Web directories provide great opportunities for link building. Both free submissions, and paid submission directories exist. We highly recommend a combination of both!
Paid Directories: Try to find a paid directory in your field (a great example of this would be lawyers.com for those in the legal field) that places highly in searches. It should be ranking in spots 1-5 in natural results for generic search terms like “find a lawyer”. These directories are generally well worth the money for a basic listing that will point back to your website. Don’t feel like you need to pay tons of money for a premier listing- most of these directories offer basic listings with your company’s main information and a link back to your website, for an affordable fee… That’s all you need!
Free Directories Submit to as many free directories as will list your website. I’ve provided a list with links back to some of the directories we use to get you started!
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