Andy Beard wrote Linking Mistakes on Niche Marketing. He writes about
coming common mistakes people make creating links to other blogs. Some of the high level points, Andy goes into more depth on his blog post.
- Linking to top level domains rather than posts
- Using a link from Google Search results
- Tracking Links from within Feedburner or Alexa
- Copying a Link from a comment
Andy says you should do your best to ‘Give People Good Links”
Being a newer blogger, I do my best to give people good links, but I don’t get any reciprocal links. I guess that is one of the things that just takes time.
A poster Opal from Vegan Momma, mentioned that she had tried using Alexa but didn’t get good results.
One of the ways I have been most successful getting hits on my site, is to use Technorati, and comment on posts that are on topic with what I am writing about. I write about similar topics as Robert Scoble, so I make sure that when I post there that I am very on topic, and only link if my post adds value. Robert’s blog has redirected a good bit of traffic my way.
I don’t just randomly spam posts as Andy mentions not to do, I read a post, and then reply to that post (on topic) and then mention that I wrote a post that works with the post in this manner (give link).
I know that my blog previously didn’t get any hits. Now I have been doing pretty well – not that I really know other people’s traffic.
I have been focusing on writing good solid content, and I try to link to posts to create value add. I have been watching my stats and have even noticed that some of my posts have driven traffic to other sites. Now as Andy says I wait for those sites to see the value add I bring and start linking back – then Technorati Authority here I come.
As an example, when I after I post this topic with appropriate Technorati tags, I am going to comment on Andy’s blog, and I will comment on Opal’s blog referring to my post and furthering this discussion.
Update – the glaring word error – coming for common had to be fixed.