Let’s face it. If you have a web site, you want to attract lots of visitors. That’s probably why you’re reading this post right now. Well, guess what? I found ten more tips on how to improve your site’s SEO standings.
Tip #4: Link Back Out
If you blog using WordPress, each time you place a link to other WP-powered blogs, the site owners get notified. For example, when they log into their WordPress dashboard, they’ll see on the righthand side the latest pages pointing back to their site.
In addition, if you link directly to a particular blog post, and if the site owner has set-up WordPress to recognize such incoming links, then their blog post will display a link back to your page.
In other words, this traditional blogging practice of linking out will work SEO wonders in the case of WordPress-powered blogs. But don’t let this get out of hand.
For example, when another blog links to your main site, things get iffy when you link back to their page which talks about your site. If you look at your page and their page, you’ll see those reciprocal links appearing all over the place.
Yet if you don’t link back, it’s as if you ignored their post (even though they know your blog will detect the link). So what’s a blogger to do? Get another blog! 😀
Tip #11: Don’t Try To Put Links In Wikipedia
In my experience, past attempts to put legitimate links in Wikipedia were simply erased by certain editors. Since I felt the links were legitimate, I tried to edit those Wikipedia pages again.
And again. (It got erased.)
And I repeated the whole thing again, for the second, once more, with feelings. (No, this was not all done in one day. It was done over a period of 3 weeks.)
It was erased.
So I stopped.
A couple of months later, though, I noticed that the links were displayed. Somehow, some editor deemed it worth including in the Wikipedia entry.
So here’s my tip: If you know that links to your site will help contribute to the usefulness of the Wikipedia entry, then go ahead and let them know about your site.