2 Web 2.0 Backlinking Extremes
As discussed in this article, creating links from free blogging platforms is very easy. IMers use various strategies when building this type of backlinks, but to figure out a plan that better fits your goals, we will look at two most common methods – Mass creation and Quality creation. Each way has its own benefits and downfalls, so which method you choose will mostly depend on your goals.
Mass-Build And Forget Method
If you are after backlinks and not additional traffic to your site than this method will suit you well. Many webmasters rely solely on this method for building Web 2.0 backlinks because of its ease and fast results. This method works best with the use of Web 2.0 backlinking tools. You set up blogs and create backlinks on 100s of websites. That’s it! Once these blogs are set up, you can forget about them and move on to building other backlinks.
There is a danger however that your blogs will get flagged by other users or deleted by moderators if you don’t update them regularly. In my experience, the lifetime of these backlinks is anywhere from 3 to 24 months depending on the content and the main site itself.
So why do people use this strategy? Only because it’s easy to implement, doesn’t require too much time or money and usually gives positive results. Most people create 1 article, spin it and post “original” versions on each of those blogs instead of building 100s of original articles which would take a lot of time and money. Another good thing about this method is that you don’t have to worry about going back and updating your blogs. Once you get you backlinks, you are done. Even if your blog gets deleted in the future, it would be effortless to create a new one.
When using this method, it’s important to schedule your link building. Instead of creating 100 links in one day, spread their creation for 1-2 weeks. It’s also a good idea to build tier 2 backlinks to your blogs to get them indexed faster and give them some PR juice.
Quality-Build And Maintain Method
Now, this method is a complete opposite of the first. Instead of building 100s of blogs and creating backlinks for fast results, you create 5-10 blogs, update them regularly with quality and unique content, make readers’ base and only then create backlinks. This approach is more of a long-term. It requires more time and more work but will do wonders for your site rankings in the future.
This way it’s much less likely that your blog will get deleted, and if done correctly this method will bring you lots of additional traffic and give you very high-quality backlinks.
Now that we discussed 2 extremes, here is a method for building backlinks from free blogging platforms that would be suitable for most people and give optimal results.
When you first start your backlinking campaign, Web 2.0 links are excellent because of high PR of the root domain. As discussed in this post, daily link building is critical and using free blogging platforms for this matter is a perfect solution.
So to start, you use mass-build and forget method. Write or order 1 unique article and spin it. Make sure your spin is of decent quality because if it’s not, then your blog can be instantly deleted. Create about 2-10 Web 2.0s per day using this method. Your site will get the needed initial boost.
To make sure your blogs don’t get deleted I strongly suggest adding more content every 3-6 month. Again, the material doesn’t have to be of superb quality. Write a short 300-350 word article, spin it and post it on your blogs. This is not too much work, considering that it needs to be done only once every 3-6 month.
Besides lower quality blogs with spun content, I would also suggest creating super high-quality blogs. Create new blogs on high authority websites like Weebly, WordPress or Triond. Update them at least once every week with high quality, engaging articles. Make at least 1-2 of these blogs and keep updating them.
Don’t forget to backlink your blogs. Backlinking them is the same as backlinking your main site. However, since you create these blogs on high authority sites, you can use lower quality links and build them at a faster pace without being afraid of getting penalized. The theory for this is that since these websites get a lot of traffic every day, there are higher chances for more people to find and reference your blog somewhere else.
As mentioned, the method you choose will depend on your goals. The most annoying thing is the maintenance of your blogs – it takes a lot of time if done manually. Likely, FCS Networker can do all of the above with a click of just a few buttons, so if you are serious about building a healthy backlinking profile and save yourself a lot of time and headache then check my review and sign up for a 7-day free trial.
UPDATE: New features were added to FCS Networker. Now it can build links on Social Bookmarking and PDF Sharing Sites. These types of backlinks are equally good and should be a part of your link building strategy. Everything said above also applies to these links.