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5 Crucial Link Building Techniques

Link building is very important part of SEO technique which provides backlinks to the websites from other websites. When your website has quality backlinks, then it is given preference by Google, yahoo, Bing etc. search engines, while considering the ranking of a website. So, backlinks creation is an important aspect through which you can promote your site in search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

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Link Building is a very effective method, but is a very long task to perform. So, many webmasters use wrong methods to get more backlinks because they do not have so much time to devote to link building.

Quality backlinks mean links from a website which has genuine and unique content. These quality backlinks are taken into consideration by search engines when ranking a website.

Here are some crucial link building techniques:

INTERLINKING

Interlinking, or the practice of building internal links, is linking to other pages on your website. These can come in a variety of forms including page links or content area links. Linking to individual pages is also important. For example, if you are talking about marketing services, link to a dedicated page on your website. Not only does that signal to search engines another way to easily navigate through your site but also gives your readers a chance to gain more info on what they are currently reading.

RECIPROCAL LINKS

In addition to seeing that a website’s internal pages link together, search engines also look for links that people have shared from your site. Common links that people share from your site can include blog posts, news stories, contests, etc. Search engines keep track of how recent pages have been shared which influences your site’s authority. A reciprocal link is a website you link to, that also links back to your site. A blogroll, typically located on the right side of blogs, is a key place for building reciprocal links. The blogroll serves as a directory for various resources that compliment your blog and relate to your content. You will need to contact various blog developers or associations if you wish to share a reciprocal link. If you are able to obtain reciprocal links from well known associations, blogs or companies, this will give you greater search authority and trustworthy references.

LINK NAMING

Have you ever included a link on your website that said, “read more” or “click here”? Naming your links as such will not give you any SEO benefits. Instead, use more descriptive link names. For example, this link invites you to learn more about 5 Ways to convert Leads to Deals. Notice that the link is exactly what the post is all about once you click on it. And, if you hover over it, the alt text, or anchor text (picked up by search engines), indicates that it is indeed about Converting Leads to Deals.

SOCIAL PROFILE LINKING

The more information search engines can find on you, the quicker you become visible and gain authority. Connecting your social profiles, website, and blog gives search engines more information. Having linking social icons across the top of your website and blog makes it easy for someone to find those pages. Also, having social profiles link to other social profiles, your website, and blog increases link influence. You can observe this same technique within my all blog posts.

SOCIAL BOOKMARKING

Social bookmarking sites are great for indexing various blogs or web pages that you’ve created. They are helpful in generating more backlinks to your website or blog. Some of the most popular social bookmarking sites include, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, and Digg etc.

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The purpose of link building is to make your site more visible to those searching for your content, and to also help search engines give you authority. It is important to keep two things in mind when link building: relevance and value. Are you creating relevant content that people can relate to you and your business? And, is the content you are creating providing value to them? Does the content help answer a question? Does it provide useful or valuable information to them? These are all important questions to ask as you follow these best practices of link building! What to know what not to do?

For more experts consultations please write to me at alvin.p@milecore.com

Most Important Features of Revolutionary HTML5

HTML5, the new version of HTML providing a number of unique features which is used to develop interactive websites. We will take a look at 5 important features which revolutionize the way users view websites.

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The Apple iPhonesiPads and Google Android phones already use elements of HTML 5. This makes it an important markup language for future website design projects across various display devices.

HTML 5 features which are useful right now include:

  1. Video elements: Designers can now build web pages without having to resort to third-party proprietary plug-in software like Flash. You can embed video without third-party proprietary plug-ins or codec. Video becomes as easy as embedding an image. YouTube is experimenting with using HTML 5 to display video. Built in video controls makes the feature more attractive and easy to use.
  2. Application cache: On the lines of Outlook but minus the email client requirement, you can now store web apps much like emails locally. Google has already made use of this feature replacing its Google Gears mail client with HTML 5. Google Wave also uses HTML 5
  3. Canvas for Images: This feature allows a web developer to render graphics on the fly. As with video, there is no need for a plug in. Designers no longer need to use intermediate technologies like jQuery. This will help save development time and effort.
  4. Geolocation: The HTML5 Geolocation feature enables location identification using various geo location technologies GPS (Global Positioning system), IP address, RFID (Radio frequency ID), Wi-Fi , Bluetooth MAC address and GSM/CDMA cell IDs. The system is bound by privacy regulations and needs to be authorized by individuals before it can be utilized.
  5. Web workers: This feature enables a web application to execute complex tasks independently without interfering with the performance of a webpage in real-time. Certain web applications use heavy scripts to perform functions. Web Workers use separate background threads for processing and it does not effect the performance of a web page.

If you want to know if any of the above features works on a given browser, you can test for it through Modernizer. This small JavaScript library is good for detecting CSS3 as well. From the Modernizer web site, “Modernizr is a small and simple JavaScript library that helps you take advantage of emerging web technologies (CSS3, HTML 5) while still maintaining a fine level of control over older browsers that may not yet support these new technologies.”

For more consultation and examples on HTML5 please write to us at alvin.p@milecore.com

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