I receive Google Alerts for freelance writing, screenwriting, and non-fiction writing. An alert came through for Yahoo! Answers. I clicked on the link and lo and behold, someone asked a question about non-fiction writing. Since I completed my non-fiction book, I answered the question because I had a lot of information to share with the person. Yahoo! Answers provides a ‘What’s your source?’ box. Of course, I entered Savvy-Writer.com which created a backlink to my website.
Creating backlinks doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, you can incorporate it into your social media regime. Find forums and blogs that you can contribute to by leaving thoughtful comments. Enter your website’s URL in the space and provided and Voilà, you created backlinks to your website.
The more backlinks you create the more web traffic your website will receive. Be patient because it may not happen overnight. You may want to create a schedule for creating backlinks such as Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. Stick to your schedule and over time your web traffic will increase.
Tips for creating backlinks
- Choose blogs and forums that relate to your product or service or at least complement your product or service.
- Leave thoughtful responses. Please don’t type “Nice blog post or Excellent post!” because it doesn’t show you took the time to read a post or forum question.
- If you don’t have to time to create backlinks, hire someone to do it.
- Create a schedule and stick to it. Backlinks don’t create themselves. You must commit to a day(s) and time; otherwise you’ll miss out on an opportunity to gain web traffic.
If you’d like more web traffic, check out Yahoo! Answers and start contributing to the discussion. Enter your website’s URL in the ‘What’s your source?’ box which will help you gain web traffic. Leave helpful comments and show that you’re an expert in your field. Good luck!
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