So why the ado about linking building? Many have asked.
This is the most crucial part of your website promotion as you would need lots of them for your sites promotion for this is the one sure way you can get noticed by search engines and get traffic to your sites. Thus link Popularity is determined by the number of links other sites have on their pages that is directed back to your website.
Just as Search Engines index all the websites in their databases, they keep track of all such links on those sites and where they point to. If your site is found to have thousands of links on other websites pointing to it, they conclude that your site must be popular hence it is indexed in top searches. However, if it is found to have back links from sites that do not have any connection to the theme of your sites it will in tune penalize you. For this process is called link framing of which many Webmasters have been found wanting.
Engaging in Link Farming use to be the norm way back in its hey days where it was popular but just as change is the only constant phenomenon in the real world and for Search Engines too, link farming seems to have fizzled out and is no longer practiced by serious Webmasters who cherish their sites and blogs; for they know the risk involved. As discussed Search Engines have found that this is unethical for it seems to serve as a way of cheating those who get genuine links from theme based sites by getting effortless back links for every Tom, Dick and Harry. the bottom line; you will no longer get good page ranking from search engines and your site will fall from grace in the search engine page ranking hierarchy which means you do not get good visitors to your sites and automatically.
So how can I get links that are pointing to my site for my Search Engine Optimization?
For a start, you should use the free and general site, begin you link building process on this hxxp: www. dmoz. org
This directory is been managed by volunteers that act as "category editors. " For you to get your sited listed, simply navigate to the most appropriate category for your web site, find your way to the most relevant subcategory and click the "Add URL OR SUGGEST URL" link which is found at the top of any category's page. Getting indexed may take some time say about a month or so.
Let my point out that you submitted your site in dmoz is not a guarantee that it could be get listed as some have waited forever. But the best thing to do is to try. You can also consider a mail to the category editors to find out why your site may not have been listed and how to solve the problem. Again this is not a guarantee that your mail could be answered for the DMOZ is made of volunteers and some time there may be just a few on a category.
DMOZ is one of the single most powerful directories in the world. For any site that is listed in DMOZ, its partner site like GOOGLE, YAHOO, MSN, ALTAVISTA, SONY etc instantly list your site in their search engine.
This is could be the reason why it has been said for linking building the DMOZ is the first place to start with.
Other good and powerful directories like yahoo exist am going to talk about them in subsequent post.