Link Building Resources

by Scott Allen - February 22, 2007 
Filed Under Link Building, SEO

Link building is essential for SEO.Link Building (also known as Link Development or Traffic Building) is one of the most important aspects of Search Engine Optimization. In fact it has come to hold a greater weight than on-page optimization, especially with Google. It is important to have a multitude of relevant quality links to your site (also known as backlinks).

Here are some lists of directories to get linked from, and link building tools & guides to help you in this process.

Sites/Pages that List High-Quality Directories

  1. Strongest Directories, Listed by PageRank – Aviva Directory
  2. Web Directory List Ordered By Strongest Google Pagerank
  3. Directory Announcements – V7N Forums
    Directories that have free submissions for V7N members. No reciprocal links required.
  4. Free PR7-PR8 Directories
  5. PR5-PR9 Directory List
    Lists of Paid, Free, and Niche Directories.
  7. Directory List –
  8. FREE Web Directory List

Important Link Building Tools, Guides, Tips & Tricks

  1. SEOmoz | 5 Rare & Valuable Link Building Tactics
  2. SEOmoz | Long List of Link Searches
  3. SEOmoz | Advanced Link Building Strategies
  4. SEOmoz | Unconventional Link-Building Ideas
  5. SEOmoz | Email is Still the Key to a Successful Link Building Campaign
  6. Brand-Building, Link Acquisition & Traffic-Growth via Social Tagging
  7. – SEO Articles – PageRank Explained
  8. Google FAQ [DigitalPoint Version]
  9. Your SEO Plan: SEO Resources
  10. More Ways to Build Back Links to Your Web Site
  11. How to Build Back Links to Your Web Site
  12. SEOmoz | The Professional’s Guide to Link Building
  13. Link Development vs. Traffic Development and Staying with the Times
  14. WebMaster World: Link Development Forum
  15. Link Building Guide
  16. How to Get Listed in Google in Under 24 Hours
  17. 66 Ways to Build Links in 2007
  18. 101 Ways to Build Link Popularity
  19. 21 Link Building Ideas
  20. Andy Hagans’ Ultimate Guide to Linkbaiting and Social Media Marketing
  21. How to Attract Links and Increase Web Traffic — The Ultimate Guide
  22. The Ultimate Guide to Getting Lots of Link Love
  23. Link Building 101
  24. Stuntdubl Explains Linkbaiting
  25. Matt Cutts: SEO Advice on Linkbait and Linkbaiting
  26. Link Baiting & Effective Link Building
  27. John Scott on Link Building
  28. Social Bookmarking Sites Which Don’t Use NoFollow: Bookmarks and Search Engines | Search Engine Journal
  29. 100+ Untapped Link Building Strategies |

Press Release Tools

  1. FREE Press Release sites
  2. Sample Press Release Template
  3. Quick Press Release Generation Tool

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  4. Joy on August 14th, 2007 1:32 pm

    Now I’m working on my site’s SEO and link building…I was stumbling when I stumbled on your site and saw your article…it’s really helpful.

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    Hugely helpful article – hours of fun for the dedicated website owner.
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