7 Things You Have to Know About Link Building

Who can say that SEO is an easy and fast task to perform? No one. No one can say that it is really easy-to-do. But there are some things that can make it easier for you. Here they are:

1. Links are Still important
There are a lot of articles and blog posts available online telling people that link building is dead. But no matter what they say, it’s not! It has just considerably changed. No doubt, the way we link-build significantly differ from the way we used to take advantage of before. However, as long as people still use search engines to find any information they need, link building is in-demand. For at least partially, since article marketing, guest posting and directory listings were replaced with contests, content marketing and blogging on your own website.

2. Link Quantity
Please, remember that we don’t have to know that concrete number that will move you up. Actually we are professionals at doing that and we know that link quality is much more important than link quantity.

3. High-Quality Content Always Matters
Generate your own content. Everyone knows the statement “content is king”. That is absolutely true. The more high-quality content you produce, the more successful your link-building campaign may be. People should want to read it, share it and link to it. However, don’t forget that creating good content for blogs can take hours, days and even weeks.

4. Find Your Starting Point
Getting links strongly depends on the keyword, the industry, the website and a hub of other important factors. A link building strategy is elaborated especially for the case, so you are usually getting started from zero. Today, most of the professional link building specialists have some go-to sources that can help them to determine their starting point.

5. There Is no Variant for “Just Asking For A Link”
Asking for a link is asking a stranger for money. You have to earn the link. Sometimes, the efforts can include just producing really good content. More often a 2-way reciprocal relationship is required before any link surfaces.

6. It Will Take More Than You Expect
Just like we have no idea how many links you need, we don’t know when link’s value would take effect. However, as a rule, it always takes a little bit longer than you expect. Link building process is quite slow. And search engines are slow in indexing and valuing all of those links as well. So have patience!

7. Rankings Drop If You Stop Building Links
Link building presents a continual and constant process. Search engines refresh listings and algorithms constantly, so you have to keep your content and links always relevant. So work hard and be attentive to details and your link building strategy is going to succeed.

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