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Old 08-19-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
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So I'm working with an SEO person and doing some work myself. I hear and read so much about getting backlinks from other websites, preferably in an industry similar to yours. Obviously it's hard to get backlinks from other contractors in your area, especially ones you compete with. My question is why don't some of the forum members get together and provide links to each others websites as I'm sure most of the ones here don't compete with each other in the local market they serve? Obviously I'm not an expert in this area but I figure it would be a way we could all help each other out.
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Its a good idea, when done properly through value adding guest blogging. I even made a post last week offering to write up some unique content, as I do a ton of content marketing and have a writer and developer on staff: http://www.contractortalk.com/f12/bl...ebsite-355561/

I only had 1 person message me about it.

Your services are relevant / similar to mine, so, I'll PM you in a minute. Im in the exterior / patio / deck trade, and can work with most others in that area, or most any trades located in Florida.

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So I'm working with an SEO person and doing some work myself. I hear and read so much about getting backlinks from other websites, preferably in an industry similar to yours. Obviously it's hard to get backlinks from other contractors in your area, especially ones you compete with. My question is why don't some of the forum members get together and provide links to each others websites as I'm sure most of the ones here don't compete with each other in the local market they serve? Obviously I'm not an expert in this area but I figure it would be a way we could all help each other out.
PM'd you about a link exchange. Would be beneficial for both of our sites. Message me back for details.
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Thanks for sharing this cool idea with us.
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You can do link exchanges with your own properties if you expand your web sites...

gotta think bigger people.
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This will basically be link exchange which is not good. You should do a competitor link analysis using tools like SEM Rush and then imitate what are your (more successful than you) competitors are doing. Then find some authority websites from your niche and see what can you do to get a backlink from them (guest blog, for example). I think this will be more effective. Don't forget to check the domain rating for each site that you intend to get a backlink from. Backlinks from sites with low DA can only hurt your rankings.
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This will basically be link exchange which is not good. You should do a competitor link analysis using tools like SEM Rush and then imitate what are your (more successful than you) competitors are doing. Then find some authority websites from your niche and see what can you do to get a backlink from them (guest blog, for example). I think this will be more effective. Don't forget to check the domain rating for each site that you intend to get a backlink from. Backlinks from sites with low DA can only hurt your rankings.
This is exactly what I am a strong proponent of (with finding authority websites).

It took me awhile to get a $Billion competitor of Home Depot and Lowes to begin looking to help contractors get more leads by strategic linking to their clients. The get great customer case studies while being able to help link strategically via Anchor Text and Pictures and Video too.

Not technically challenging, but it takes an effort for finding the suppliers who really look to help their customers beyond just giving them lead gen options.

I actually just won a Digital Content Marketing Award based on this whole topic and am in the process of updating my site to reference it.
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You can do link exchanges with your own properties if you expand your web sites...

gotta think bigger people.
Hi JBM,

You are correct.

I work with MOTB and he is a big proponent of having us solicit links from our suppliers.

I had this topic mentioned on a different thread, but here is an example of how a high ranking site is promoting us as a Manhattan KS Window Installation Contractor.

They link via Anchor Text and Pictures too where they are supporting our Keyword objectives.

You do have to have a good relationship with your suppliers in order to make it happen.

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I had this topic mentioned on a different thread, but here is an example of how a high ranking site is promoting us as a Manhattan KS Window Installation Contractor.

They link via Anchor Text and Pictures too where they are supporting our Keyword objectives.

You do have to have a good relationship with your suppliers in order to make it happen.
Hey Jim,
I didn't yet update you, but the award we received did in part show your Case Study among the others. I will share the details with you after I post everything.
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Hi JBM,

You are correct.

I work with MOTB and he is a big proponent of having us solicit links from our suppliers.

I had this topic mentioned on a different thread, but here is an example of how a high ranking site is promoting us as a Manhattan KS Window Installation Contractor.

They link via Anchor Text and Pictures too where they are supporting our Keyword objectives.

You do have to have a good relationship with your suppliers in order to make it happen.

Jim
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I was thinking more along the lines of dropped URL;s with link profiles....
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Studying Google would tell you everything you need to know about SEO. Find the sites that are where you want to be and reverse-engineer them.

Generally, you'll find a pattern of the following. There’ll be mentions, which is your brand name with no links, blind links as in 'https://www.site.com', keyword backlinks, and proximity links where an associated word is linked. For example: “red brick wall" where wall is backlinked.

These can be on like-minded sites, forums, blogs and anywhere else where they can take the form of a linked image, guest blog, forum or blog comment directly to your site or to a linked page (for instance, Facebook page).

The point is to mix it up and make it natural. No quick fixes. Keep it slow and steady. You don't ever want Google to think you are a marketer.
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I agree as a handyman painting company trying to get quality back-links has been a real challenge. https://www.wisewayhomeservice.com Thanks, Joe
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I have a 2 real estate website that has pretty good DA/PA and TF/CF. In return I can write an article for my construction website
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This is a good idea but if you start doing too much of it the google machine will know and penalize you.

I've always been a big proponent that content is king. If you research your key word, write good informative articles on the subject Google will recognize you as an industry leader and place your search results above others.
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There used to be a thing, if you had reciprocal links and one site got a ding, the other sites would too. Dont know if that's a thing still.
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Yeah, this used to be a great thing, especially back in 2017 (which I believe is when the post was originally created?) Unfortunately, last year Google caught on to this as a lot of big directory sites were doing this in exchange for a free listing. I had some sites get slapped because of it. Now, so long as you've got your basic citations in place (Google My Business, Yelp, Bing Places for Business, Foursquare, Manta, etc) a couple of these won't hurt, but if you're getting a lot of links like this, it's going to be a problem. Also, just be sure to mix it up and don't only get reciprocal links, or citations, or guest posts. If you want to hire someone to do guest posting for you, there are a lot of good services out there like qualityguestposts.com (no affiliation) and just be sure to include the "s" otherwise I've heard horror stories! Also, writing your own articles and sharing them can be helpful for getting natural links, just make sure they're quality and can be shared.

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