As the main support guy for Automatic Backlinks, I often get users asking me how to make the most out of their link campaigns. It’s certainly an important question, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it for my first post.
When creating link variations for your campaigns, you should follow a few simple pointers:
- Make sure you have enough link text variations (we recommend between 5 and 10) per page you want to optimize
- Ensure that your link variations contain relevant keywords to your page’s content and topic
- Try to avoid one or two word link texts
- Conversely, don’t try to stuff your links with keywords either
When choosing your link text variations, be somewhat aware of how much Link Credit you are prepared to spend on your campaign. As a rule, The more generic and competitive your link texts are, the more backlinks you will need (and the more Link Credit you will need to spend) to see improvements in your ranking.
To really help boost your ranking, make sure that your page title contains your link variation keywords. The page title is probably the single most important element on your page when it comes to SEO, so make sure it’s relevant. You might also want to include some of those keywords in your H1 and H2 tags, as those are given a fair bit of weight too.
Once you’ve created some targeted link variations, you should take a few minutes to configure your campaign to suit your needs.
Our experience has shown us that getting backlinks from sites that are relevant to your own site’s topic is much more important than the language of those sites that link to you. Don’t be afraid to accept links from sites in a different language than your own.
We also recently added the option to allow you to limit your backlinks to only come from sites of a specific set of TLDs (top level domains). This option can potentially be an excellent way to get ranked higher on a specific TLD of search engines if you have a country specific domain.
If you have any tips and tricks of your own, feel free to share them in the comments.
Until next time, happy SEO’ing!