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Old 4th March 2011, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Where Does Link Building Fall On Your Scale?

Hey,

My names William Tha Great, here from Houston, Texas.

There are countless ways to build your site from the ground up. The first purpose is usually to bring as much traffic to your site as possible. sEO is by far the best way to bring highly targeted traffic to your site. A major factor that determines your ranking is link building.

Usually the more links you have built up coming into your site and the higher you will rank. personally, I know firsthand how tiring link building can be. Properly getting those links will quickly knock a lot of time off your clock. Many people shy away from focusing on link building for this very reason. The talk of the town is that promoting the best content possible will do the link building for you. People have a tendency to naturally link back to powerful content.

So I'm here to ask if you focus more on link building or developing content?

Hope to hear your thoughts.

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Old 5th March 2011, 12:04 AM   #2
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i say build up good content first before link building. it is important that every potential viewer who clicks your link, actually likes what they see. you must be able to deliver what you promise.. whats the point of having a lot of traffic when you cant generate leads due to poor content?

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Old 9th March 2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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1. Find Keywords
2. Content
3. Link Building

In that order. It is kinda pointless to build links to a site that has nothing. With that said, you only have to have some content, you can still be working on a site and build links at the same time. I always start months in advance with the seo work so that I know when I am ready to go fully live, that I already have my content and a fair amount of links waiting.

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Old 10th March 2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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People have a tendency to naturally link back to powerful content.
That can happen but not for every industry, some are just too dull.

Content should be sorted first and yes if you can develop powerful content then great.

I also think that even powerful content can do with a bit of a push to get it started.

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Old 8th April 2011, 02:18 AM   #5
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In the first place, link building should come after content development. Then, you need to mediate between the two (how much time you invest, the contexts of your links in concordance to new content, etc.), but you should focus more on link building.

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Old 8th April 2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to respond! I really appriecate your opinions on what you think is more important between developing quality content or link building. I got some good pointers from everyone, and hope that many more people will put their input's into the conversation.

I know that I would like to focus more of my time on developing top quality content. I love to develop the best content I can, because I usually get the best response. Whenever I finish a project I was working on I pretty much can predict the responses it will get, depending on the amount of work I put into it.

Right now I would say that I give both and equal amount of time. I recently moved out of my parents house into my own apartment, and i don't have internet. Whenever I'm at home the only thing there is for me to do is to write. Now a days, everything you need uses the internet, so without it I'm left to my pen and paper. I actually wrote and article about that on my blog not too long ago that you might enjoy reading if you have the time, but that's completely up to you. (:

Every week I make time to use the Internet by going to my school. I have to get my Internet time in so I can catch up on a lot of things I didn't get to tackle while I am at home. When I'm at school I use that time to clean up my emails a bit, and do some intense link building.

The thing is that everyday I'm becoming more of a pure writer, because I rather be developing new content for my blog, then doing my link building. I feel that a ton of good things come out of promoting top quality content. When you really put hard work into what you promote good things happen. ( :

What do all my fellow community members think?

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Old 9th April 2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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I spent lot's of time on link building but it did not seem to drive traffic to the site. Then we tried a controversial tactic giving away all our training materials that normally support class room IT activities to all comers including our competitors and it worked. It occured to me that other service companies with subject matter specialists could if they were brave enough do the same.

Our view is the files are downloaded all over the world and a few in London may still choose to attend a course.

The bad news is we have to support and deal with a lot of queries from people who will never be customers but you can't have everything

If the content is good the links will happen naturally with a little priming to let people know about your unique content

Currently America’s most popular digital lifestyle Expert is Kim Komando. The Kim Komando Show is heard (via her own network on over 460 stations and 4.5 million people. In addition, Kim has a daily“Digital Minute” radio feature that is heard five days a week; and sauthors a widely syndicated newspaper column. to some 5 million people who receive her tips by e-mail weekly.

Why is this of interest well she mentioned Mouse training 2 week ends ago on her show. When the digital Goddess mentioned Mouse training were offering free training materials the visits to the Mouse site went up dramatically to 27000 visitors in one day and featured on technology stories on multiple social networking sites. Sadly all it did was tie up the phone for a day and the email for a week but everyone deserves their Andy Warhol 15 kilobytes of fame.
eg http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=10250

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Old 9th April 2011, 08:22 PM   #8
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I always focus on keywords and content first, then link building.

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Old 10th April 2011, 08:47 PM   #9
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I'm basically reiterating what others have said, but I agree you want to start with keyword research and selection, then write good content, then do link building. Wordtracker.com has some great free webinars on link building as an fyi.

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Old 11th April 2011, 04:12 PM   #10
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Default Great Point!

Hey John,

You make good points. Offering anything for free is a great way to go, but the thing is most people don't want to do that. They don't feel they have the time to develop a product for free. I know some bloggers who used free e-book & courses to build their emailing list. I plan on getting some free e-books out on the web here pretty soon whenever I finish writing them.

Attractive content will bring your site a lot of attention all on it's own. People will check it out, and have to link back to it. Whenever you have quality post your brand will spread around the air very quickly. It will get promotion by linking & word of mouth. This is why I have been focusing as hard as i can to promote the best content possible.

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