How to build 10 quality backlinks in 15 minutes…

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Something which I face on a regular basis is finding time to do link building and it’s the same for any website owner.

In this post, I’ve tested the theory of gaining 10 quality backlinks in 15 minutes. Following on from my popular beginners guide to link building, you should have everything in place to build links effectively.

Whilst it does take a little time to get setup on forums and blog sites etc, the investment is clear to see below.

Twitter and Facebook update (3 minute, 2 links)

If you’ve got a Facebook fan/business page adding an update which includes a link either to the homepage, product page etc is easy. The same works for Twitter, leaving a quick message and adding a link is really quick and easy.

Digg, Stumble and Tumble (3 minute, 3 links)

Social bookmarking and blogging can be a very powerful tool because the search engine are always crawling them for new and popular content. I’ve found that Digg, Stumbleupon and Tumblr are great networks to submit to. Using the various Chrome extensions I’ve mentioned previously can make the process a lot quicker.

Forum posting (3 minutes, 1 link)

Connecting with like minded business owners and people interested in your products can be a great way to build links. Leaving helpful comments and answering questions can normally lead you to sharing a link back to your website, especially if it is on-topic and relevant.

Business networks (2 minute, 1 link)

As I’ve previously mentioned, gaining links from websites such as Yell.com, FreeIndex and local business networks is a plus. Whilst you might not be able to have good anchor text, they still count as a link and can ultimately help with your Google Places listing.

Leave a user focused blog comment (3 minutes, 1 link)

Whatever industry you are in, there will be blogs that talk about similar products and services. Leave a comment that is useful for the reader. Don’t just write “great post”, these won’t get approved, write something useful and helpful! (1 link achieved)

Link directories (1 minutes, 2 links)

Yes, link directories – in my opinion these do still help, submitting to these sites takes no time at all, and using a tool like Autofill will speed up the process.

Did I read that right… link directories?

Yes you did, whilst they might not be of a high quality, having links from an array of websites, with varying PRs and IP locations will actually make your backlinks profile look more natural and thus improving the whole profiles quality score.

and finally…

If you did this every day for a year, you would achieve 3650 links from just 15 minutes a day – so what are you waiting for? Get link building!

This post was written by , Dave is a digital marketer specialising in SEO and PPC, and can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

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