Content - The Ultimate Link
If you've been looking for an easy way to get your link on hundreds of websites
and increase your traffic, providing content may be your answer.
Not only is providing content easy and inexpensive (it only costs your time),
but it also has the potential to provide you with massive free promotion
and builds your credibility.
If you've contacted any webmasters lately and requested a link exchange,
chances are, you didn't receive a response. More and more webmasters are
choosing not to exchange links with other sites. Instead, they are now requiring
content in order to receive a link.
As you're probably aware, the Internet is all about information. For this
reason, webmasters and ezine publishers are continually looking for quality
Content comes in a variety of forms, such as articles, tips, reviews,
Write quality articles in the area of your expertise. At the bottom of your
article, include a few lines of text about you and/or your products, and
a link to your website.
The most popular articles are those that teach or inform with regard to the
Articles should be between 500 and 750 words and formatted to 60-65 characters
For further information on writing and publishing articles, you may read
the article entitled,
Write quality tips in the area of your expertise. At the bottom of each tip,
include two lines about you and/or your products, and a link to your
Tips can be written in various lengths -- from just a few lines to a couple
of paragraphs. For example, following is one of the hundreds of tips I've
When designing your website, your copyright information
should be displayed at the bottom of each page. It's best to
include both the word Copyright and the © symbol, as some
countries don't recognize one or the other. Your copyright
might look like this: Copyright © Year Company Name
Today's tip by Shelley Lowery, author of the acclaimed Web
Design Mastery series.
Review different products or services and write about your experience with
the product, service and/or company -- good or bad.
At the bottom of the review, include a few lines of text about you with a
link to your website.
and paste them into their web pages. Include any needed instructions and
allow them to be freely published.
At the bottom of the code, include a few lines of text about you with a link
to your website.
All of the above content can be promoted through the various article announcement
groups on the Internet. These groups contain publishers looking for quality
content and can provide you with massive free promotion.
Here are a few groups to get you started:
Write a short, quality ebook that teaches or informs in the area of your
expertise. Throughout the ebook, include references to your products or services
with a link to your website. In addition, make sure you let your readers
know they may freely distribute the ebook.
Place a link to your ebook on your website to enable your visitors to download
To encourage webmasters to distribute your ebook, create customizable fields
to enable webmasters to include all of the following:
Company or website name
Linked web address
Affiliate links (if applicable)
In order to create an ebook that can be customized, you must first purchase
an HTML ebook compiler that offers this option. Keep in mind, not all compilers
do. There are only two that I can recommend and they are:
Both of these compilers will enable you to create customizable fields.
For some additional exposure, submit your ebook to some free ebook sites.
Here are a few sites to get you started:
For additional information on ebook publishing, you may read the article
Self-Publishing Your Way to Internet Success.
Create a software program that will be of interest to your target market.
Place links to your website within the software and allow it to be freely
You can use this technique even if you're not a software developer.
Elance is a marketplace
that enables you to outsource projects to their global pool of service providers.
Visit Elance to post your software project and take bids from developers.
Place a link to your software on your website to enable your visitors to
For some additional exposure, submit your software to some of the free software
As you can see, there are many different ways you can use content to increase
your traffic. The key to using this technique effectively is to allow your
content to be freely published with your information and links included.
Your content could be picked up by webmasters, ezine publishers or even print
publishers and has the potential to be viewed by hundreds of thousands of
Providing free content is one of the absolute best ways to get your link
on thousands of websites. Use it to your advantage.
Copyright © Shelley Lowery 2004.
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is the author of Web
Design Mastery - An in-depth guide to professional web design. And,
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