Are You Satisfied With Where Your Website Currently Ranks?

Did you know that 90% of website owners are not happy with how their site ranks in the search engines?

Did you know that 1 in 10 websites actually generate any kind of income for their owners simply because they are not being found by the search engine for their pertinent keywords? Are you the one whose site is generating income? Or part of the 90 percent of owners who are not?

Did you know that the best way to generate tons of qualified traffic to any website is to deliver high quality, highly contextual anchor text back linking from quality sites from all corners of this earth of ours?

Did you know that the easiest part of bringing traffic to a site is search engine optimization?

Did you also know that SEO, can only be responsible for a tiny fraction of the traffic you site could get? And that Back Linking is responsible for providing the bulk of all traffic?

Back Linking is the most powerful means of driving qualified traffic to your site, and remains as such in spite of the latest de-indexing policies recently imposed by Google on a plethora of blog network. In fact, not only is it still the most potent method of bringing visitors to a site, the very fact that Google has gone after (and deindexed) “bad neighborhood” blog networks is the clearest indication that quality back links, from quality sites remains the best traffic generating mechanism for your site, and it is not going to change.

The easiest analogy to this is this:

If you have spent any time in your garden you will know that one of the things you will likely have to do often is to control weeds in your lawn and garden. Controlling weeds doesn’t mean that you want to eradicate your lawn, just that you want to remove what you don’t like and keep it as flush and beautiful as you can make it.

The lawn is to a garden what millions of websites are to Google. Just as you endeavor to make your lawn weed free, so does Google try to remove from its index countless websites that bring no value to you and I who happen to be Google customers!

If you want to outrank your competitor, then you need to get more backlinks to your site than your competitor. Simple as that.  Of course there are certain conditions that have to be met, such as the quality of your content, basic seo etc…

If Back Linking is so powerful, how can it be done?

Let’s put it this way.  Back linking is one the toughest things to do in internet marketing and is the main reason why so many websites don’t rank very well at all for any of their relevant keywords.

Backlinking is also a tricky strategy since it is important that a person who uses that vital method to bring quality traffic to a site does so without breaking any of the rules imposed by the search engines.  Use a bad strategy and your site could end up being discarded.  Use the right strategy and there is no limit to what you can achieve for your site.

Stevie Smith

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14 Comments

  • Bryan McHeyzer
    Bryan McHeyzer
    22.04.2012

    Hi Steve,.
    I would say the unless we are no 1 in the search engines for our keyword or phrase we as marketers should not be happy.
    Back linking sounds easy enough but as you said there is a right and wrong way.

    Thanks for sharing this excellent information.

    Cheers
    Bryan

  • Kostas
    Kostas
    24.04.2012

    Hi Steve, off page seo is for me the most important factor for good search engines ranking and of course this can be done throu link building. Now all the links are not the same and we should not focus on quantity but quality, thanks for sharing this post…

  • Patricia Gozlan
    Patricia Gozlan
    27.04.2012

    When you say that 90% of of website owners are not happy with how their site ranks in the search engines I have to admit I smiles, I see I’m not the only one.
    Being a life and business coach and not an expert in SEO , I choose to deliver quality content and use the back links as well as I can.
    I know that at the end of the day, sice we work with people and not machines what counts is our contacts and offering our target market what they yearn for.
    Thanks for sharing this post!

    • Stevie
      Stevie
      30.04.2012

      One thing you do very well Patricia is how you use social media in your internet marketing efforts. If I may refer you to this picture which is a great representation of a campaign that is not as effective as it could be.

  • David Merrill
    David Merrill
    29.04.2012

    Quality backlinks are still the best off-page SEO method for getting your page ranked with Google.

    You certainly put to rest, Stevie, the misconception that SEO is dead. Social activity has taken a big step forward in the new Google algorithm, but SEO is still very much a key piece of the puzzle.

    • Stevie
      Stevie
      30.04.2012

      I agree! This debate about seo being dead or not comes up after each Google dance!

  • Bea
    Bea
    01.05.2012

    I like reading this article a lot, Stevie and I thought the idea that the lawn is the websites and Google is getting rid of the weeds is a pretty good way to show how it is that the search engine rankings are put together.

    I think that backlinks are not going to go away as a way of making some sites go up in the rankings, but maybe from the backlinks come is going to matter a lot more than it has before. Maybe social media will become even more important than it is right now and that will help SEO in the future.

  • Dr. Erica Goodstone
    Dr. Erica Goodstone
    02.05.2012

    Stevie,
    I am not sure what you are suggesting in terms of ways to get backlinks that could be not legal. My main approach to getting backlinks is to provide valuable content, to comment on other people’s blogs and social media sites, to post articles with links back in the resource box and create some strong friendships on social media sites. And also adding some good strong keywords is essential.

    I have managed to get onto the first page of google for my main keywords, although often not #1 on the page. But that does bring me a lot of good quallity traffic.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica

    • Stevie Smith
      Stevie Smith
      03.05.2012

      Hi Doc! Your linking strategy is spot on. I would suggest you mix your anchor text in the back links so that the main keyword you are trying to rank for does not exceed 50 %. I see that you are already ranking very well for Healthy Baby Boomers, which is present in your url, but say you wanted to rank for Baby Boomers, you might want to choose you anchor text to include {Baby Boomers|baby boomers and healthcare|baby boomers buying habits|generation x} and make sure you link to different pages on your site.

  • Martin Casper
    Martin Casper
    06.05.2012

    Stevie…Back linking is one of the best sources of SEO and traffic generation. It is one of the aspects that has been so great about TSA. None of us should ever settle for second place…that is not a win. Great post!

  • Sadie-Michaela Harris
    Sadie-Michaela Harris
    21.05.2012

    Good post Stevie and very recently Google have made it quite clear they are looking for natural looking links appearing in large quantities many marketers who have been using black hat SEO and now finding themselves in a bit of a pickle!
    Have a good week!

  • Abby
    Abby
    22.05.2012

    Nice post Steve. Backlinking is indeed, the most effective way to rank good and generate traffic to your site. But if you want to get quality audience who would visit your site regularly and actually engage on what you do (commenting on your posts, asking questions about your site, products, services, buy your products, services, etc), you should put effort in making quality content. Content is still the King. Make your posts and blogs helpful and interesting without asking too much from your target market. Be sincere in sending the message across.

  • Steve Borgman
    Steve Borgman
    01.06.2012

    Stevie, thanks for the information. Can you say more about the right way to build quality back links quickly and massively? I’m sure that’s the question everyone is asking, but any small insights you have will be greatly appreciated.

    • Stevie Smith
      Stevie Smith
      04.06.2012

      I will write an article on this Steve. I have been busy reviewing our methods and comparing them with the new Google “policies”.

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