Mark Ling Top ClickBank Platinum Vendor & Affiliate, Prominent Affiliate Marketer, High-profile Internet Entrepreneur & Co-founder Of Affiliate Marketing Training Portal, Affilorama
For over 15 years, Mark Ling has called ClickBank his performance-marketing platform of choice. Having dozens of successful product launches in several of ClickBank’s top categories, Mark has truly mastered the art of digital marketing.
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SEO is one of the most lucrative ways to create profitable traffic to your website. Imagine how much you could earn, if your website sat at the top of Google for your keywords!
But there is something stopping you.
Most people I talk to are really confused as to how to build good, high-quality free Backlinks to their websites. As a result, they don't rank.
Click here to watch my free video training lesson on Backlinks. Learn about free Backlink building techniques.
Now I want to answer a few of the frequently asked questions I receive on building backlinks.
“Can I use my main keyword in the anchor text?”
One mistake many newbies make is they over-do the anchor text. Avoid this trap! There is no exact magic number, but you should make sure that you don't use your main keyword more than 10% of the time in your anchor text.
Remember: Google wants to see your brand name as the #1 keyword you use when creating the anchor text to your website. Google wants to see this, because to them, this makes your Backlink profile more natural.
That is why it is good NOT to use an exact match domain when setting up your website. When choosing a domain, pick one that IS NOT an exact match of your main keyword.
“How many Backlinks do I really need?”
How many Backlinks you need depends on the quality of Backlinks you build. I have ranked websites with 5 links or less because I built high-quality backlinks.
For instance, my free video lesson above (which I highly recommend you watch and which you should take full advantage of) teaches you how to build links using web 2.0 properties. Don't just create spammy properties, make them high quality!
What do I mean by that? I mean treat them like a mini website. Put high quality content in them that users will appreciate. Use pictures, and post videos.
When you include good web 2.0 properties, actual readers will find, comment and share them. Google will see that, and will value the link you created even more. So put effort in.
“Can I see the Backlinks of my competitors?”
Yes, you can! My favorite free tool to do this is Traffic Travis. It is free, so you don't have to buy anything.
Seeing the Backlinks of your competitors is extremely valuable. It lets you see where they have gotten theirs from. You can then go and get them too.
For example, let’s say that a competitor has a guest blog post on a blog. If that blog accepted their post, there is a high chance that they will accept your blog post too. So you can email that blog, enquire, and then get that link for yourself too.
In addition, it will let you see what anchor text distribution they are using. You can see what percentage of their anchor text is their main keyword, and what percentage is their brand keyword. You can then copy it!
“Won't I be penalized by ‘Google Penguin’?”
Twice, Google released two updates to their search engine. These updates are called the ‘Google Penguin’ updates. In addition, Google released different versions of these updates. The ‘Google Penguin’ updates target Backlinks. These updates will penalize websites that build bad Backlinks.
Did you read that? To re-phrase, the ‘Google Penguin’ updates target BAD Backlinks.
Therefore, if you build high-quality Backlinks that Google likes, you don't have to worry unnecessarily because you will be in good stead naturally.