Posted on June 9, 2012 11:18 am under General
Content, traffic, keywords and links are the fundamental “food groups” of the web world.
When I began blogging, content was my only concern. After all, a site without good content is like a car dealership without cars. If you spend money on advertising, install strobe lights and hang banners, people will visit your lot. Without cars, however, it is unlikely that anyone will return. So for the first months, I built a repertoire of original material. When my content failed to draw more than a handful of visitors, I began to work on ways to increase my page rank.
Links were (and still are) the hardest part of the struggle to increase page rank. I regularly visit other blogs and leave comments. This has helped to increase traffic a bit, but statistics showed little impact on sites linking in. A Wikipedia article explains that many of the links left in comments end up as “no-follows”. While clicks on those links may help to increase traffic, they are ignored when search engines evaluate links.
I’m ready to try something else and think that Free Link Building Tools (FLBT) may be the answer. FLBT provides resources and software to help you manage the link building process. Resources include a directory of sites that offer free links back to your site. A free WordPress plug-in helps you manage reciprocal link trades. Both the Link Popularity Service and the Link Exchange Manager apps help to build backlinks and offer varying degrees of user control.
I have already downloaded some of the software and plan on trying it. Why not? As the name says, Free Link Building Tools is free.