The hardest part of SEM (just like in real life) is getting powerful people to say nice things about you.
Here is a quick and dirty trick for getting good “link juice”to your web site:
Sign up for each of these services,create a profile and be sure to include a clickable link back to your web site:
Panoramio –a cool photography + Google mapping tool.
YouTube –Yes,YouTube. Generally considered a “walled garden”like Facebook,there is a way to code your outgoing link so it carries along the authority of the YouTube name. This one is tricky –drop me a line and I’ll show you how it’s done.
Zillow –even if you’ve only got a passing intereset in real estate (and I LOVE window shopping for homes online),you can create a backlink opportunity here.
Facebook (rather than link to the general FB page,feel free to check out one of our clients,Bev’s Cafe). There is a way to throw a rope ladder over the garden wall. It just takes a little know-how and well,just ask.
Spamming these kinds of sites is bad. Don’t do it. But do learn from the idea of leaving your web site’s URL in the right places. Sort of like putting your card up at the local Caribou bulletin board,or just dropping it in the fishbowl for a free lunch (and mailing list sign-up).
P.S. Don’t know how to find the list of web sites who DO link to you? Drop me a line and I’ll send you a report.