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Link building is an important way to raise the page rank of your website. Unfortunately, it is also a tricky process that can leave your website with a lower rank, rather than the higher rank you were going for. This happens when you choose the wrong type of link building and build devalued links instead of valued ones.

Types of Devalued Links

There are different types of links. There are great links from authority websites, links that can help your page rank as long as you don't abuse them and links that will hurt your website. The last type is the type that we will look at here.

Link Exchanges or Farms

Link farms are websites that host hundreds or thousands of links simply for the sake of providing a link. They have no relevant or useful content and many times the sites they host are not even related in topic.

These sites are no longer useful for gaining page rank and can even hurt your site. They may also pose as link "directories," so be careful when submitting your website to anything that already has many other links posted on it.

Your site can also be devalued by having many reciprocal links. These are when you agree to link to another site and they agree to link to you. A popular way for webmasters to get a lot of reciprocal links is the use of link exchanges. Search engines have caught on to this practice and now devalue many websites that engage in this type of activity.

Forum or Blog Spamming

You should sign your blog comments with your real name, instead of putting links in the author field. These types of links look like link spam to Google and other search engines and in response they will devalue your website.

Likewise, you should join forums in an effort to help others. It is okay to have your website address in the signature field, but don't list your website address in every actual post. This will have the same effect as blog spamming.

While we're at it, don't promote your website in every comment or post. This is still a form of forum spamming, even if Google can't "see" it. Readers will see right through you and you may miss a chance at some legitimate traffic.

The Best Links

The best types of links that your website can get are natural links from authority sites with a high page rank that have been around for several years. The best way to get these types of links is to provide useful information that others will naturally want to share.

If you can get a website like this to the first page of Google, you will begin receiving natural links. If you find that you aren't getting natural links, you can also participate in guest posting on related websites that already have a decent page rank.

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Online entrepreneurs know that link building is one of the best ways to increase a site's rank in search engines and thereby generate more traffic. Despite understanding that link building is an essential component of search engine optimization, many business owners balk at the complicated and time-consuming task of getting well-respected sites to link back to their websites. These 10 tips will give you the guidance and tools you need to maximize the effectiveness of your link building efforts without wasting your time and resources.

  1. Check out what your competition is doing. Never underestimate the value of experience, expertise and most important, results. You can discover high-ranking competitors who target your same audience and then determine what their most effective links are.
  2. Focus on pages that already rank well for search engine queries you'd like to rank for. Pages that rank well for the keywords you’re using have successfully established themselves as authorities and thus are great pages from which to acquire links. Of course, in order to get a link from those pages, your link will have to add value to them.
  3. Investigate the age of prospective linking partners. One of the most significant factors in measuring the quality of a domain is how established it is. Simple queries using readily available free tools can show you how old a domain is, which is one factor in determining how established a website is.
  4. Keep the focus on quality. A few high-quality links will benefit you much more than a large number of mediocre ones. Concentrate on established, trusted domains with content that directly relates to your site and target audience.
  5. Use effective anchor text. If the words “click here” appear anywhere on your site, fire the person responsible! Internet users don’t need to be told where to click anymore, but search engine users do need to be able to find you; without meaningful anchor text, the chances of that are pretty slim.
  6. Provide superior content. The battle may always rage, but now more than ever content really is king, and sites that offer relevant, compelling copy are rewarded in many ways, including by attracting quality links organically.
  7. Submit your articles to article directories. Now that you have relevant, high-quality content, submit it to a directory where webmasters can post it to their own sites with a link back to you, driving traffic to your site and creating opportunities for the content to be picked up by trusted sites that bestow link authority.
  8. Become a blog commenter. Focus on blog posts that are directly related to your niche and offer commentary that is constructive and useful to the reader.
  9. Submit your content to social media sites. Tailor your headlines to individual sites for the best response; the idea is to inspire people so that they spread the word for you, generating quality links in the process.
  10. Network via email. Building partnerships with others in your niche can help grow your brand. When writing your email copy, use the same rules you would for articles on your site: Write an attention-grabbing headline and follow it with useful content that benefits the reader.

Guest Author: Randall Davidson is a co-founder of AudioTranscription.Org, a San Francisco-based audio transcription company that provides high quality general and business transcription services. Through founding and developing his audio transcription business, Randall has learned the importance of link building in order to increase search engine rankings and to drive traffic to his site.