5 Effective Link Building Techniques Link building is a substantial part of SEO. Quality backlinks from high PR websites can help you stand better in search engines. There are many ways of building backlinks but not all ways are effective instead some links can lower your search engine ranking, this kind of linking includes links from adult websites and other junk websites. Google bots are very intelligent and they know the worth of a link. It’s better to adopt long-term white hat SEO techniques that will help you in the long run of your blogging career. On the top of this list is the usage of directories to build links. Not all directories’ links are worthy. You need to find high PR websites that have good PR to link ratio. PR to link ratio means how much Google page rank is of the web page and how much dofollow links it has. The PR is going to be distributed among all the dofollow links. So make sure that directories’ web pages that display the article have good PR to link ratio. You must also write search engine optimized articles for article directories. A 500 word article with one keyword in the title, two keywords in post and one modified keyword in the middle of the post. A SEOized article will also stand good in the search engine and on free article directories bloggers may copy the content and publish it hence giving you more links. Second strategy is to get a link from high ranking web pages on Google. For the keyword you want to get a link, search it on Google, Bing and Yahoo. You will get a list of web pages. Now try your best to get a link from these web pages to your web page. This is a very effective way of deriving quality link juice to your web page. Third strategy is to search for dofollow websites. This is the traditional and typical way of getting backlinks. Search on the google that allows you to have dofollow links. First step towards this strategy is to search among the related niche. Links from unrelated niche doesn’t have as much worth as related links have. Guest Posting is an effective way of increasing backlinks. I personally like this strategy because this makes your blog very popular among your niche. You post guest posts on other bloggers’ blogs and in return you not only get links but also targeted traffic. Target traffic is more better than links. You strive hard to rank high just for targeted traffic and in guest posting you get the target traffic directly. Posting at forums and other communities that allows you to have a dofollow signature allows you to get a lot of links. This is a fast way building lots of links in a short duration of time. With your each post on forums you can have at least one link to your web page. Also there are many forums out there that allows you to have a backlink to your web page. While building links you need to take care of two things. First is that you are joining the community for the sake of sharing some valuable information and not just spamming it for links. Second, you should consider the forum page rank and PR to link ratio.