Getting links to your website







One of the best ways to get search engines to index your website is to get other websites to link to yours. Okay, I know you are going to say, "Now that sounds easier said than done!" I agree, it may be effortless to link from your website to other people's websites, but how do you get other websites - good ones especially - to willingly link to you? In today's article, I want to show you that it is entirely do-able, and you will find your website listed in no time at all.





Write Your Way In

The easiest and fastest way to get links from other websites to your own is to place the link there yourself! Yes, it can be done. What you do is to write an article relevant to your own website. Then go to an Article Directory and post your article there. You can post your article in as many article directories as you wish, the more the better. You may also want to make slight variations to your article submitted to different article directories, so that they do not come out looking exactly alike. Your article should provide valuable content that is useful to readers. It is not the place to promote yourself. That comes separately. In most article directories, you are provided a box called "bio" or "resource box". This is where you sell yourself. Write a short description of yourself that is relevant to your article and your website, and at the end of it, include a link to your website. That backlink to your website is the entire purpose of the whole exercise.

If the article directory does not have a bio or resource box, then include the bio with the backlink as the final paragraph of your article. Reject any article directory that does not allow you to link back to your website.

You can find article directories by simply going to Google and search for "Article Directory". Prioritize on article directories with a PageRank of 5 or 6, as getting your articles listed there will help get your website found by the search engine faster. As mentioned in the previous chapter, the higher a website's PageRank, the more often Google crawls and index it. Getting one PageRank 6 website to link to your website will ensure Google index your website in 3 days. If you can get a PageRank 7 website to link to your website, more power to you, Google will index you within 24 hours.

Listed below are some of the article directories that I have used:


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I can prove to you how well it works too. Go to Google and look for "Guide to earning a living without holding a job", and you will see HappyJoblessGuy listed at the top of the ranking. Below the HappyJoblessGuy website are other articles I have written, now showing in the article directories. The appearance of my articles in the article directories has boosted the popularity of my website to the number one ranking.

Writing articles to the article directories is my preferred way to promote my website because it is entirely free, and I can recycle what I have written for my own website to be submitted to the directories. All I have to do now is to keep writing new articles and posting them, to maintain my position.





Buy Your Way In

If you find that writing articles for the Internet is too tough for you, then the other option available is to buy your way in. To do this, look for a reputable link broker - a person or website that buys and sell links. Be prepared to pay about $150 per month to get one link from a PageRank 7 website to yours. You only need to buy the link for one month, because within that time, Google would have been able to find and index your website. As earlier mentioned, a link from a PageRank 7 website will get you listed in 24 hours, but you get to keep the link to your site for a full month. Of course, if you buy a link from a site with a lower PageRank, you'll need to pay less, but you have a longer wait before Google indexes you.

Where to buy links? Try these link brokers:

You can look for other link brokers by using Google to look for "Link Broker".

In our next article, we will look at other ways to get index by the search engine. I will also mention some methods that you should ignore or avoid all together.





Thank you for visiting my website, Happy Jobless Guy. I create it in November, 2007, two weeks after I left my job in the corporate sector. It is to celebrate the alternative lifestyle that I have embrace. I told myself back then, that as long as I am able to continue supporting myself, I will never return to holding a job. Well, so many years later, thanks be to God and my family, I am still happily living this alternative lifestyle.

My name is , you can call me Tim. I am a full-time website author. My main website is called Penang Travel Tips. I created it to satisfy my curiosity about places and sights around me, and it has grown to become my main income earner. To know more about me, go to www.timothytye.com.

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