Link PR | 10 Strategies for Getting Inbound Links

Take an active approach to getting inbound links and watch your rankings rise. Here's how . . .

1. Write great content - yes, this is a given. Mix up your style and try on content tangents to see what works. 

2. Leave a comment at sites that use CommentLuv

3. Research who's linking to who on Technorati and then make up a core group you want to connect with.

4. Enter contests or showcases that will post the list and watch as other bloggers pick it up - you should, too.

5. Submit sites that link to your site to social sites like Digg, Mixx and Stumbleupon.

6. Search Google for blogs that cover a topic you're writing about and link to them.

7. Thank bloggers who link to you on twitter with a link to their site

8. Create a way to regularly invite bloggers to send links to you

9. Invite others to guest blog - they'll promote you on their site and link back to you

10. Buy a domain name and redirect your post to the new URL ala www.press-release-guide.com

To give you an idea of how this blog gets inbound links, I pulled a few of my latest blog reactions on Technorati. Technorati assigns every blog an authority rating and a rank. The higher the rating, the more the authority.

How I got this link: Brad liked my post - I like his so I shared it with several social media sites.

How I got this link: this appears to be a site that takes content and reposts it without permission. While most bloggers are okay with being linked to, taking an entire post and copying it to make it look like it was meant to be there is not okay.

How I got this link: participated in a Blog Show

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    Punctuality Rules!

    http://punctualityrules.com

    Franklin Matters 251. Sondra Santos LaBrie … HAPPY HEALTHY HIP PARENTING 252. Anne Wayman … The Golden Pencil 253. Heather Kitty Mak … Packaging Probe 254. Barbara Rozgonyi … Wired PR Works by Barbara Rozgonyi 255-256. Cathryn Hrudicka … What’s Innovation Got to Do with It? - the Creative Sage blog and PR, Social Media and Marketing Mentor - the Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates blog 257. Crystal Unrau …

    7 days ago in Punctuality Rules! by chappysmom · Authority: 32

How I got this link: left a comment on Grant's blog

How I got this link: responded to Grant's twitter update requesting links

How I got this link: participated in a Blog Show

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    Blog Showing

    http://punctualityrules.com/2008/07/31/blog-showing/

    Franklin Matters 251. Sondra Santos LaBrie … HAPPY HEALTHY HIP PARENTING 252. Anne Wayman … The Golden Pencil 253. Heather Kitty Mak … Packaging Probe 254. Barbara Rozgonyi … Wired PR Works by Barbara Rozgonyi 255-256. Cathryn Hrudicka … What’s Innovation Got to Do with It? - the Creative Sage blog and PR, Social Media and Marketing Mentor - the Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates blog 257. Crystal Unrau …

    11 days ago in Punctuality Rules! by chappysmom · Authority: 32

How I got this link: made a list

How I got this link: participated in a Blog Show

How I got this link: left a comment

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    Twitter Stars

    http://twitterstars.com

    Recent Comments Dave Huston on Xcored: Comic-Con 2008Barbara Rozgonyi on Liz Strauss is Going to Break the Web!mousewords on Liz Strauss is Going to Break the Web!David Beckwith on New Twitter Policy Towards “Aggressive Following”Warren Whitlock on New Twitter Policy Towards

    13 days ago in Twitter Stars by shiftplusone · Authority: 33

How I got this link: participating in a Blog Show

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    mindblob

    http://mindblob.typepad.com/mindblob

    250. Steve Sherlock … Franklin Matters 251. Sondra Santos LaBrie … HAPPY HEALTHY HIP PARENTING 252. Anne Wayman … The Golden Pencil 253. Heather Kitty Mak … Packaging Probe 254. Barbara Rozgonyi … Wired PR Works by Barbara Rozgonyi 255-256. Cathryn Hrudicka … What’s Innovation Got to Do with It? - the Creative Sage blog and PR, Social Media and Marketing Mentor - the Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates blog 257. Crystal Unrau …

    14 days ago in mindblob · Authority: 16

How I got this link: participating in a Blog Show

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    Blog Showing

    http://punctualityrules.com/2008/07/31/blog-showing/

    Franklin Matters 251. Sondra Santos LaBrie … HAPPY HEALTHY HIP PARENTING 252. Anne Wayman … The Golden Pencil 253. Heather Kitty Mak … Packaging Probe 254. Barbara Rozgonyi … Wired PR Works by Barbara Rozgonyi 255-256. Cathryn Hrudicka … What’s Innovation Got to Do with It? - the Creative Sage blog and PR, Social Media and Marketing Mentor - the Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates blog 257. Crystal Unrau …

    1 day ago in Punctuality Rules! by chappysmom · Authority: 34

How I got this link: being on a list

How I got this link: participating in a Blog Show

How I got this link: left a comment

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    Twitter Stars

    http://twitterstars.com

    Recent Comments Dave Huston on Xcored: Comic-Con 2008Barbara Rozgonyi on Liz Strauss is Going to Break the Web!mousewords on Liz Strauss is Going to Break the Web!David Beckwith on New Twitter Policy Towards “Aggressive Following”Warren Whitlock on New Twitter Policy Towards

    4 days ago in Twitter Stars by shiftplusone · Authority: 29

How I got this link: participated in a blog show

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    mindblob

    http://mindblob.typepad.com/mindblob

    250. Steve Sherlock … Franklin Matters 251. Sondra Santos LaBrie … HAPPY HEALTHY HIP PARENTING 252. Anne Wayman … The Golden Pencil 253. Heather Kitty Mak … Packaging Probe 254. Barbara Rozgonyi … Wired PR Works by Barbara Rozgonyi 255-256. Cathryn Hrudicka … What’s Innovation Got to Do with It? - the Creative Sage blog and PR, Social Media and Marketing Mentor - the Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates blog 257. Crystal Unrau …

    4 days ago in mindblob · Authority: 15

How I got this link: helped someone out with HARO

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    Drilling for Ink

    http://soiwrotethisbook.com/?p=80

    re going to do this by the numbers, and explain to you in very simple terms two, absolutely free, ways for YOU to whip your PR campaigns into shape. 1. HAROism I came across a link to Help A Reporter Out while I was perusing the blog of Publicist Barbara Rozgonyi. The HARO site is a brilliant piece of networking simplicity. You join the site as a person seeking to provide information and/or as a reporter seeking to gather information. Then three times a day,

    4 days ago in Authorian Adventures in the Ether · Authority: 2

How I got this link: met Ann-Marie at BlogHer

How I got this link: participated in a blog show

How I got this link: participated in a blog show

How I got this link: participated in a blog show

How I got this link: Brad asked for my opinion on an online dictionary in his post - a good way to bring other bloggers into the conversation

How I got this link: made it onto a list

How I got this link: talked to scarbiedoll at BlogHer; good to see a mommy blogger on this list 🙂

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