Thumbtack-purpleI'm excited to share this series with you, called "101 Blogging Tips". In the series there will be 101 blogging tips that you can begin applying to your blog today! Don't wait, get started now!

Tip #79: The 90-10 Link Building Rule

I just got finished reading an amazing post by SEOMoz, you know the SEO experts, and they stated that 90% of your time should be put into creating high quality content that is shareable and "like"-able,  where 10% effort is put into building links. But many ask, what is link building?

What Is Link Building?

In short it is creating links to your own site, to other sites, and wanting others to link to you! For me, it consists of the following:

  1. The links you create that direct readers to other articles, posts, pages, within your own site! Also known as interlinking.  A great SEO technique.
  2. Linking to other external sites, trust-worthy, valuable, creditable, informative, respected sources or simply maybe a new site you've discovered that had a wonderful article or service. Share what you learned. "Share the love" is a common phrase you'll hear when discussing link building. Build relationships with other sources.
  3. Create content that others want to link to!  This is a huge factor in SEO and link building. You want other people and sites to link to high quality content on your site.

When creating your hyperlinks remember to select quality keywords and text to use, don't simply use "click here" as it holds no SEO value.

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