I assume you might hear about new changes into google search algorithm code name Penguin update. Now all search engines are more focused on quality link instead of link quantity. So now gray hat techniques like keyword stuffing, cloaking, duplication of content wont help to get high page rank or traffic to your website.
Link building is about increasing number of website link that points to your website.
For example on date 15 May 2013 Chirag patel has provided link to digitalocean.com in Cpanel for linux article. That is one back link from our website to DigitalOcean.
Link Building has many types based on how you point to someelse’s website and how they points to your website.
- Reciprocal Link
Reciprocal link is link exchange between two or more website to get traffic. For example, You and I have website, now your website link points to my site and my website link points to your website then it is reciprocal link 🙂
Now a days almost all free and good web directories are allow only this kind of service.
- Resource Link
If someone have help you to run your site or to finish your unfinished project, A thank you message we write are here known as resource links or references.
If you are visitor of Yahoo answers! you might have seen “Source(s):” after each answers.
- Forum signatures
This is one of most used technique to generate back-links to your website. If you have been member of a forum/community website with more then 500+ posts, If you just include your website link into your forum signature that will directly give you 500+ backlinks to your site.
But, most of the forum signatures link relationship are “nofollow” so it does not help to improve search engine ranking.
- Blog comments
- Directory building
Website directories are categories wise collection of websites. So users can submit their website with its niche.
As I promised in subject I am giving list of Web directories with DoFollow attribute
Contributing into this forum will surely help you to get back links 🙂 by forum signature or profile page.
- Social links