I have been paying someone to manually backlink from high authority site for some years now but would like to do it myself, what would I need to do to create backlinks from such top level sites as Dell, Sony, Quora e.t.c please?
I wouldn't waste any time with PBN's. Google has pushed a few updates that have devalued the weight of PBN backlinks. I've even seen some websites get manual penalties due to PBN backlinks. It's all about quality over quantity when thinking of backlinks now.Are PBN’s still used? Or is that a hush-hush type of thing?
I do agree it's different for every industry and some industries are less "socially" glamourous. I definitely won't be reading any plumbing articles about clogged toilets regardless of how well they are written . For a lot of service industries, an easier route might be focusing on interviews and sponsorships however you could create a survey asking homeowners if they have ever had a leaking toilet issue and then turn that data into content like "1/3 toilets are leaking in Chicago" and then break it into specific neighbourhoods and tie that back to areas within the city that have had pipes updated or something else similar. It would gain general interest beyond just basic plumbing, if promoted it could also gain contextual backlinks and at the very least gain local backlinks.The issue that I noticed when discussing how to get good back links is that it always seems to be focused on blogging. If the OP is looking to get good back links for a plumbing contractor, it’s much harder to do.
Now I know the common thing to say is how a great article should be written dealing with plumbing. But the truth is that’s already been done, 10 million other times, by professional writers. They did it to get viewers to their blog. But the actual plumber who is doing that work doesn’t get any of that juice.
Google figured that out a long time ago.Are PBN’s still used? Or is that a hush-hush type of thing?
I think Chamber of Commerce links are still valuable as they are local to your area. I do like to focus more on local chambers vs your overall US Chamber. Most of the time these smaller chambers use URLs like Welcome to the Tampa Bay Chamber which I find are more valuable. Yes, the costs associated with most chambers tend to run between 300-1500 a year so the investment is higher for a local backlink however where we find value in the local events and networking with other small businesses is a bonus. I've had clients meet other businesses at mixers and set up partnerships and community events giving both businesses more exposure and gaining local backlinks between each other's websites.Do Chamber of Commerce links help? I always questioned that since they are links that you purchase.
Is it worth it for me to join the Chambers of Commerce in each of the different towns my business serves?