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Five Easy Ways to Build Links

by Heather Jewell

The following list explains ten different ways to boost links and increase traffic:

1. Create a List: People are attracted to titles like "Top Ten Ways to ___" or "Learn ___ in 5 Easy Steps." Lists of helpful tidbits are easy to read and attractive to the reader on the go. Information that could be turned into a list include names of experts, strategies to accomplish a goal, tips, resources, etc. Including list-like articles in your electronic newsletter boost readership and drive more traffic to your Web site.

2. Article Submissions: Writing articles and submitting them to various article submissions sites, may be one of the best ways to get exposure. Targeted groups may stumble upon your article and consider you an expert. These types of practices build trust and, in return, boost traffic. Some sites to check out include EzineArticles, GoArticles, and iSnare.

3. Social Bookmarking: Sites like Del.icio.us and Digg are becoming more and more popular. These types of sites are ways for Internet users to store, organize, share and search bookmarks of web pages. In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. If a site related or linked to yours is tagged, there is a chance that interested readers may find your site too.

4. Local Links: Don't forget to check that you have a link from area organizations too. Chambers of commerce and libraries usually have outgoing links to area businesses. If you part of member organizations, a link on their site is normally a part of membership rights.

5. RSS-ify: If there are lists of articles, events, or press releases that are regularly updated, it may be a good idea to turned them into an RSS feed. RSS is a Web technology that is rapidly gaining popularity. People are adopting RSS readers and adding their favorite sites for updated information, like news and events.

These five tips are just a few ways to help build links to your site. For more information on building links or driving traffic to your site, contact NuRelm for advice or visit our Virtual Library for informational articles on online marketing. Visit us on the Web at www.NuRelm.com.

About the Author

Heather Jewell is the Manager of Planning and Administration of NuRelm. NuRelm is a Web software and services firm that focuses on helping non-technical professionals utilize on the Web to build business. For more information, please visit www.NuRelm.com.

Wednesday, Apr 30th, 2008