I’ve been MIA for about a month now. It’s not that I haven’t had plenty to write about or don’t enjoy blogging, it’s just been a time management issue. Obviously this blog doesn’t generate any revenue for me, so it’s definitely at the bottom of the list when things are hectic.
A business associate of mine wanted some link building advice today and as I feverishly typed and sent my response, I realized that it would make a decent (but more importantly quick and easy) blog post.
Here’s his email to me:
Subject: PR of 7 – NICE!
How the hell do you do it!
I’m killing myself trying to figure out how to get past PR4 on my ____ website. Actually I don’t think PR4 is bad considering I started this in April.
I’m currently trying to:
Can you give me a couple tips? I submitted a link request to Wikpedia last night for ____ so hoping that will work.
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He’s referring to one of my personal sites that’s now showing a TBPR of 7 after the latest export. My response to him:
Subject: RE: PR of 7 – NICE!
Thanks man, it really is getting much harder these days. 🙂
I just briefly went over your site again and noticed a few changes that I would make if I were you:
Obviously there’s WAY more to it, just trying to help with the few minutes of free time I have right now. Blog directories, article directories, and comments are where EVERYONE (including spammers) are focusing, so that’s why it doesn’t work. The trick is to think natural, like a search engine would. Find old, established, trusted sites within your niche that you can request links from or offer some money for an advertising deal.
One really important thing to mention as a final thought….don’t focus on PageRank, focus on quality traffic. Develop something unique on your site that makes people visit/link to you, and ensure that you’re converting as many of your visitors as possible. While you may eventually see results if you’re patient enough with the article submissions and other common tactics, I think you’d gain much more by changing your strategy.
P.S. The Wikipedia link you added won’t work, and if you visit that page you’ll probably see that it’s already gone. Wikipedia requires that you contribute content before adding links.
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