With more and more people turning to the web for improving their businesses, online marketing has become very popular. It is estimated that several billion dollars worth business is carried out online and several smart entrepreneurs have made it big. One important component of online marketing is SEO or Search Engine Optimization where you try to promote your products by creating effective back links that direct traffic to your website. The quality of the content you create decides the amount of traffic, and subsequently a good percentage of the traffic gets converted to successful business deals. Here are a few guidelines on how to create quality back links that direct traffic to your websites.
Social media sites have become a rage today and it makes sense to capitalize on the opportunity. Ranking by search engines is closely linked with social media sites. It is no wonder then, that you find popular social media sites’ links prominently figuring on any SEO related content and marketing exercise. The sites have mindboggling membership which is only growing by the day. A tiny percentage of the traffic being directed to your site means a great deal for you. Encouraging visitors to your site to interact on the social media sites will help multiply faster. A casual post referring to your site can work wonders.
Submitting articles to top directories is a good way to promote traffic, through the back links that you are allowed to include. Keywords in the articles play an important role. An article that is written in an interesting manner with keywords sprinkled evenly is bound to attract attention and produce desired results. However, care must be taken in selecting directories as they have mushroomed of late. Select the best directories (they have their own standards for accepting articles) and try to get accepted in the ones that figure at least within page 7 or 8.
Blog commenting is an important aspect of SEO marketing and the popularity of good blogs, and the following they command are here to see. In addition to visiting popular blogs and leaving your comments, you could also create a blog of your own or be in touch with blog owners where you could comment. Blogs are known to help create effective back links to sites. Once a particular blog catches the fancy of a large multitude, it only snowballs further to create a great success.
It is important to stay in the limelight. What better means than resorting to periodic press releases? Staying in touch with the press will help get noticed and gets you free mileage. There are several other blog owners, and the entire blogging community the world over, who will get to view the press releases. The linking becomes spontaneous and a continuous chain. The content for the releases should be in tune with the times and you need to make sure that people hear what they want to hear, rather than what you wish to say.
Visuals have had a better effect than text. This has been proven time and again and the web is no exception. The number of videos being posted on the web is astronomical and simply amazing. The chances to get noticed on a video site are manifold compared to the chance to get noticed on text. There are several dedicated video sites to which you can contribute videos and gain good mileage. The videos can have back links to your blogs and sites and the traffic that gets directed will astonish you.