Can Blog Comments, Forum Signature Links and Directory Listings Complete Your Link Building Strategy? Totally YES!

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  • The three Pillars of SEO you explained really very well here and I also belive and follow these three strategies to get the position in the google or other search engine. See the google loves the active users and by follow your mentioned pillars it get fulfilled and we get what we need. Thanks for your efforts

  • Does it really help to pay $200/300 to add your website to even some of these top directories. What is the pay-off or ROI? Is it good for SEO or does it actually bring traffic on your website? How many people search for a website in a directory these day? I believe people just use a search engine like google to find what they are looking for.

  • I think that the ROI is great, Sanaa. The price HAS to be high to keep the spammers away and to truly keep it quality. BTW…I have yet to be able to afford that…just saying.

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    • Nice post, thanks for providing such an important blog. It’s really very informative and helpful post. I agree with you that they all are really very helpful for building a link. They all are help to improve the searchability of the website search engines.

  • The title of your post includes the phrase “Complete Your Link Building Strategy”. This implies that there is a better place to start than blog comments, forum signatures and directory listings. The article opens with a well summarized point, “we think that there is always a way to make use of old ideas”. Then you go on to quote and bold “Blog comments are not done for the links, but instead to add value to the content on the page and all visitors”. I point these things out because after outlining some helpful strategies for finding places to (drop links?) interact. You summarize by saying “All 3 techniques can help you create a couple of hundred links from trusted websites and relevant pages.”

    This sounds contradictory. And if it’s not meant to sound that way, then why do you not recommend it as a starting point for your link building strategy? It’s much easier to do these three things initially than anything else I can think of. Please do not take offense and assume that I am just poking holes for the sake of doing so. I would love to hear what you have to say.

  • Nice to fetch this informative blog and I also agree that these three pillars for link building are helpful but I think one should adopt them very carefully and try to avoid black hat SEO techniques. One should treat a forum like a discussion platform and try to be human and active participant in discussions to his niche related. And same goes with the blog comment that one should try to leave comment at his niche related blogs and be human while commenting and leave his name instead of keywords.

  • Thank you so much for this post. The guidelines and suggestions are extremely helpful like someone like me just starting off. Being new to blogging and having my site up, there is so much misinformation for applying effective SEO techniques. You guys are officially bookmarked!

  • Thanks for all the various directories in which I can submit. Another service that I would recommend is, who can submit you to 45+ directories, such as Yelp, Merchant Circle, Manta and the like.

  • With directories I would be extremely careful. If it is a local business I would submit it to all local directories. And would avoid all general directories with may be a few exceptions (Dmoz, Yahoo, Botw) and may be a few others.

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  • Great and very useful advice you share here. But still I want to know how to improve the local business website.

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