Link Building Tips for Advanced Google Search Engine Placement

Mar 17th

Part of the time consuming process of the link building process is that we can spend 10 minutes just looking for a site that links to our competitor that could link to us. There are techniques to speed up this link hunt. These link building tips can allow you to get the most powerful links with the least amount of effort.

  • after you search Google place &num=100 at the end of the address bar. This will show 100 results per page. Since Google clusters search results by site this will make scanning the link list rather easy.

  • Boolean search operators are link builders friends. Searching for links using link:blasite.com might work, but you also can find the links which have certain text in them. For example, a search for a common authority in your field of study AND "optimized link text." This will show you where most of the topical hubs for your field are. You can also search for different optimized phrases in the same field. This will show you where lots of the quick and easy links are.
  • You can take link building one step further by also clasifying the TLD domain type or page title. For example the following search would give you educational institutions which link to Search Engine Watch with the phrase "search engine watch or searchenginewatch" in the text and resources links or partners or engines in the page title.

    inurl:+".edu" AND (intitle:links OR intitle:partners OR intitle: resources Or intitle:engines) AND ("searchenginewatch" OR "search engine watch")

  • You can also search for links by keywords and specify differnt filepaths or page elements. For example, you can find out which .htm or .html filepath extension pages have the words "search engine marketing" in a the page copy which also have "link partners" in the page title by using the following search: "search engine marketing" intitle:"link partners" (*.htm OR *.html)
  • A site keeps screwing up my link building. If there is a specific site which is still overcrowding the search results even after you do all the above you can filter is out. Place -site:your-link-blocker.com at the end of your search query.

Using the above ideas in a creative way can allow a person with no automated software, no money, and a good idea worth spreading to quickly dominate search results. You are now an advanced Google link building stud :)

Published: March 17, 2004

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Comments

quino
March 17, 2004 - 5:05pm

In Google, the command "link:" can't be combined with other operators. It only returns pages with 'link' in the text (or in the anchors that point to that page). You must use other search engines for that.

March 17, 2004 - 5:19pm

Great Post, Aaron. I didn't know that use of the link command "link:(..)". Thanks, it's very useful.

March 17, 2004 - 5:50pm

The post has been updated so that it is correct. What was I thinking... :)

March 17, 2004 - 6:00pm

oh! what's a pity!, It would be very useful. Now i see it's like "link: www" (with the space).

Well, it's a interesting post, yet it has something useful. ;)

March 17, 2004 - 6:07pm

There are actually a couple comments too. Something different... :)

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