Do You Need a Backlink Builder?
Composing interesting blog posts isn't enough. You also need enough traffic to be able to monetize each post. That means your post needs to show up at the top of the search engine results pages (SERPs) for your target audience to find them when they search the Internet for the information you provide. Even though the search engines are constantly changing the way they rank sites, quality backlinks are still a part of that algorithm.
Manual backlinking strategies can be quite effective. Post to numerous forums, blogs, social media sites, etc., can generate the backlinks you need, but is a very time consuming process. An automated backlinks building process is a much better use of your time.
Invest in a Backlink Builder
After you publish a blog post, you need it to show in the search results as soon as possible and the links to get this done need to be of the right quality. Some bloggers actually do make the mistake of just linking to the main domain instead of getting link juice to each individual post. In essence, what you want is for every single new post to get back links from top web properties.
I use two different services for this.
The first of these is a site called SocialAdr, a social bookmarking site. They offer a free account that is enough to get you started, but the service is limited and you have to earn credits by bookmarking links for other members. The real power is with their paid accounts which start for as little as $15 per month (as of this writing). Once your account is set up, just enter some basic information about your post (or use the WordPress plug-in) and you're done. Within the limits of your membership, you can control how many social bookmarks you get and how quickly. For new posts, I generally go with 300 to 400 bookmarks (backlinks) at their normal rate of 2 – 3 per day.
SocialAdr can be fully integrated with your self-hosted WordPress blog. If you're using a blogging system that won't let you use their plugin, you can still automate SocialAdr via your blog's RSS feed. They walk you through the process on their website.
The other site I use is Spin Distribute. This is a manual process, so it takes a little bit of time (very little) and the results are worth it. Spin Distribute is a backlink builder that has the potential to generate over 800 relevant backlinks for each blog article you submit. They do this by submitting your article or (better yet) variations of your article to a list of article directories, each new article linking back to your blog. Again, you get to control how fast this happens.
Spin Distribute also offers article writing services and a combined service that includes both article writing and distribution.
If you're going to use Spin Distribute regularly, I highly recommend you also invest in their associated content spinner, Spin Rewriter. Spin rewriter is probably the best content spinner on the market, producing highly readable text that typically does not require you to spend extra time reviewing and cleaning up text that doesn't make sense. You also get to tell them which terms shouldn't be spun.
The advantage of using Spin Rewriter in conjunction with Spin Distribute is that you don't have to worry about duplicate content in the hundreds of article submissions you'll be making. It's a killer combination.
So, there you have my recommendations for how to use a backlink builder (two, actually) to boost your blog posts ranking in the SERPs. There are other ways to do this but I've never seen a backlinking strategy that's as easy and time efficient as what I'm recommending.
Try it. I think you'll be pleased with the results.
If you'd like more information on these programs, leave a comment below. If there's enough interest, I'll do a more detailed review of each and maybe even an instructional video to help you get started.