Five Minutes With Jack Ramblings Of An Insane Internet Marketer

August 9, 2010

Episode-19- Building Links with Article Marketing

Filed under: Podcast — Tags: , , — JackSpirko @ 6:27 pm

I received the following question from one our members here at…

“Jack, My #1 mission with my blogs is to always provide quality content. Give readers a reason to want to come back. That’s my main focus at the moment in the infancy of my blogs. I do want to earn some money (of course) but I try for now to stay focused on providing quality content.

But I also understand the importance of driving traffic to your site. What are your thoughts on using sites like to drive traffic to your main sites. I’ve heard some say you should post 80% of your articles on ezinearticles with links back to your sites and try to write 100 ezinearticles in the first month or 2.

I know being an entrepreneur is hard work, but is this really what it takes. I’m kinda leaning towards the philosophy of building a loyal group of followers over time by providing quality content. Sorry this is so long….hit me back if you get a chance.”

This video is my response to that question along with questions like, What effect on traffic and search engine ranking does building links on sites like have on your site?  How many articles should you write for such sites?  How much is too much?  Why should you spend more time writing for your own site than a third party site?

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    Good stuff. I didn’t know about “depth of links” ranking higher. Makes sense. Thanks.

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    GREAT STUFF Jack- thanks for such a clear explanation about how that works..

  • Dan

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    In today’s linking world (3 years later), those http://www etc domain links are great. Having too many “green widget” links will get the page or entire site penalized for over-optimization.

    At the time this was accurate information from Jack. 😀

    It is a good idea to diversify the anchor text so that it might be “green widgets”, “widgets that are green”, “awesome page about green widgets”, “click here”, “read about green widgets here”, etc.

    Generally, you don’t want anymore than 1 in 5 links to say exactly “green widgets” anymore with about half saying things like click here, look at this, read about this, and so forth.

    Let your linking partners on guest posts and whatnot choose their natural anchor text as they see fit as this will be best in the long run to avoid penalties.

    Thanks for the good information. I’m starting a podcast and am listening to these for ideas.

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