Denver SEO: How to Find Good Back Links
Finding high quality back links for local search engine optimization after the Google algorithm changes this year can be a very big challenge. Here are some tips on not only finding good links, but also avoiding the bad links that can hurt your site rankings.
First go search for your businesses key words. Now find the sites that in one way or another would allow you to add your site and go through the check list.
Tip One:If you would use the link if Google didn’t exist. This is huge. Good links stand on their own merit. Is this a site or page you would want your customers to see you on, and, is this a site or page that your customers might even see?
Tip Two: Does the page show up in searches for your keywords? Hey, if your customers are going to find you on the page they are going to use keywords for your service. Use multiple search engines for this.
Tip Three: Does the page have a Google Page Rank? If the Page rank is zero, move along. It’s a good sign it was penalized. SEOmoz recently did an excellent article on how many web directories that had been listed in their recommended list, as well as the Directory Maximizer (a separate site and entity) where banned or penalized by Google this year. You might be surprised how many on the later list were banned and penalized, as well as a hand fold from the SEOmoz list.
Tip Four: If your site has a blog, list it in the better blog directories. Search Blog Directories to find them. Or add your city in the search.
Tip Five: When you look at as many back links as we do (or any Internet Marketing company does) there is no question that a Dex listing will help your site. BUT DO NOT USE any of their services that require a tracking number. This can kill any ranking progress.
Tip Six: Go quality not quantity. Listing your site in every local directory you can find won’t hurt you (perhaps), but it won’t help you much either. Go with the Local directories where people will actually see you. Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yelp, Angie’s List are the main directories. Best of the web and a bunch of others won’t hurt, but we rarely if ever see traffic to a client’s site through those.
Tip Seven: Independent review sites can be excellent sources of traffic and good for your sites ranking. I will say no more.
Tip Eight: The harder the link is to acquire the more likely it’s a good link. Forums fall under this, and even a few blog comments.
Tip Nine: Use Google Plus both personally and for your business. Google plus is far more search engine friendly than any other Social media site.
Tip ten: Make sure your site has had an SEO review by a good SEO company. You can go through all of the above and spend hours a day for a year doing web site promotion, but if your site isn’t SEO friendly, its all for nothing.
Quick list of good sites a Local Site should be on:
Better Business Bureau
DEXknows ( With qualifier stated above)
Blog listings Sites:
I could go into detail about how to identify a good link from a bad, but that’s been written about extensively. If you want to learn more or go deeper into “How To Do SEO” I recommend :
SEOmoz.org (has a free and paid membership)
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