Using Content Sharing Sites to Build Backlinks to Your Original Content
When you create a piece of content, whether it’s a video, an article, a capture page, or a blog post, it’s like a little raft out in the middle of the ocean. You must have a way for people to find your content sharing sites . Getting to the first page of the search engines is a great way to not only have people finding your content but people who are actually searching for what your content is about. In this article I will teach you how to use content-sharing sites to create backlinks to your original content and raise your popularity with the search engines.
The term “backlinks” refer to the links on other sites that point back to your content or site. When the search engines index pages, they look for a number of components including how popular and credible a site is for a particular keyword or phrase. When a lot of other pages are pointing to the same page, it adds credibility to the page, and then the page is ranked higher on the search engines.
Fortunately, backlinks can easily be made through article marketing on content sharing websites (like EzineArticles). A content sharing website is simply a website that publishes original content written by the community. Each site offers a “reward” for submitting content in the form of a resource box or author bio box, depending on the site. In this neat little box, you are allowed to put in 2-3 links to your own sites. Note: EzineArticles only allows 2 links in the resource box.
There are a couple of points you should know before you go out immediately and start writing for backlinks. Be sure your articles are related to the site or page you will link to. Sure it will still be a backlink regardless of the topic, but this is important for a couple of reasons. First, you want to take advantage of the fact that people will read your articles on the website and you want them to go to your site too. You also want people going to your site that are interested in what you have to offer. So if you are pointed back to your blog that’s about dogs, you don’t want to be writing articles that are directed towards auto mechanics. If you’re point to content about dogs, be sure you’re writing about dogs. You’ll get more people clicking through to your site.