Although an SEO outsourcing company can do wonders for your online presence, there are some links that even they can’t get.
The main thing to consider is that there are plenty of webmasters that you already have a relationship with; you have probably just not realised it yet.
Here are some ideas to obtain a couple of links that your competitors won’t have…
1. Content Writing Providers, Web Designers & Coders
Did you use a content writing service provider when you started your website? Has your website been professionally designed? Did a coder produce a bespoke CMS?
Most content writers, designers and coders will have a portfolio. Check out there portfolio and see if they are linking to their clients. If they are, ask them if your company can be featured.
2. Uniform Suppliers & Sign Writers
Have you recently purchased new uniforms or had a van sign written?
Most websites will have a page that you could get a link on such as:
- Related links
It is unlikely that your supplier/service provider is going to say no; you have lined their pockets after all!
3. Friends & family
Do your friends and family have a website? Maybe they run a blog or have recently started an online store? Get a link on their site and give them 1-2 hours help in return.
An SEO company will work on a building relationship in an effort to get links; you already have that relationship!
4. Training Providers
Education and training is something that is never finished; it is always work-in-progress.
If you are using or have used training providers, see if they can offer you a link. Maybe they could produce a success story/case study based on you completing the course?
5. Business clubs
Business breakfast meetings have become extremely popular throughout the world. After going to these meetings just 2-3 times, you will have already made some great contacts.