Here’s the scenario. You have a website and you are unfamiliar on how to market a business online, so you decide to research and you discover boat loads of information on how important building “massive” amounts of links to your site is crucial in its growth. Does this sound familiar? It does hold some value but it is not entirely true.
Purchasing a directory submission package from a website online thinking that your information being placed into 5,000 directories is going to do something for your site is false. If you really do your homework and research top search marketing editorial resources you will see that these types of efforts really don’t do anything for you.
If you speak with a company or search engine optimization professional and they tell you that you need to acquire thousands of links you are not working with someone that truly understands the industry. Good quality links really take some time to acquire and if you are in an industry that is competitive it is going to take even longer. Anything in life worth working for takes time, patience and dedication so don’t assume a little directory submission is all of a sudden going to make your website successful.
When you first launch a website or simply decide to start marketing yourself it will get frustrating getting those really nice juicy links pointing to your website right away. If you stick to it and really focus on writing good quality news worthy information over time you will see those nice links coming in but you have to put a plan together. Think outside of the box and start writing about topics that haven’t been beaten into the ground. Don’t fall for traps where people tell you that it is necessary you purchase their packages that promise to generate thousands of links for you. Chances are those links are sitting on useless websites that will generate virtually zero to no power.
Put a plan together on how you can build links so you can visualize your steps and think about your process. Try putting together writing pieces that you know will get some good attention from your community and you will eventually see your links build consistently.