So your excited you got your blog up and running. Now it’s time to start writing those excellent post. Your going to be engaging with people and discover how fun owning a blog can be. If your in it for money can still be fun, just please do something you like to write about. That’s what I do; I write about blogging, technical stuff, and lizards…lol. I know interesting mix.
But, anyways I’ve been around the Internet marketing business for 4 years now and let me tell you some ways that won’t get you traffic or boost you in the search engines I don’t care how appealing they look:
Profile Links: Adding Paul and Angela’s backlinks are pure junk. They carry no weight anymore and might have 2 years ago, but now they are useless.
Spun Content: Any type of spun content that you send to web 2.0 properties, article directories, ect will not do you any good. Google cracked down on that quite some time ago.
Private Blog Networks – These are horrible and recently Google declared war on them. So if you see the words “private blog network” run like hell!
Massive Blog Commenting - This could be anything from using Scrapebox to Xrummer. Basically, the point here is to have a massive amount of blog comments pointing to your site. Won’t do your blog any good and Google is also really cracking down on this.
Buying Blogroll Links – Nothing yells out more “PAID LINK” than blogroll links. Sitewide links including footer links won’t really help you much. In fact, they’ll probably hurt you in the long run.
I know this is a short list and I was really hoping other bloggers would expand on these to help bloggers steer clear of wasting time. These are just five methods of link building to your blog I would avoid. What others can you think of?