Best practices for link building
Link Building is considered by many people to be one of the most useful and effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) technique to achieve high ranking on the search engines. Actually, if you have not done or started doing any link building yet, you should seriously consider doing some now or at least contact an SEO company that would do the link building for you.
There are different ways of doing link building but not all are good so you have to be really careful.
Link directories are not as effective as they used to be, but they can still be considered quality links. But not all directories are good to use, and there are very few directories that are still worth submitting to like Dmoz for example. Another link building method that is worth doing is articles and news submission. The great thing about good article or news sites is that their article pages actually rank highly and send highly qualified traffic. So as well as getting inbound links from them you will usually get qualified traffic to your website.
Link baiting is a method where the quality of your content is useful or entertaining enough that people will want to link to it, thus improving your number of inbound links and your position in the search engine results pages. It can be done through your website’s content as well as through your blog!
Link exchange can be bad for your website and get you banned from Google only if you got too many irrelevant links from poor quality websites. And if you use link exchange, you have to be very selective and be very careful. Finally you can use forums and blogs for your link building. Most forums allow members to leave signature links or personal profile links. If you make quality contributions some people will follow these links and potentially read your site, link at your site, and/or buy your products. You can also post comments in blogs with a link back to your website.
In the end, remember that inbound links using good anchor text are your goal from a Search Engine Optimisation perspective. It is much better to have 10 inbounds from relevant sites with a Page Rank of zero, than 100 inbounds from unrelated, Page Rank 8 websites. And think long-term when building links, as it takes time and will never be a one time work.