Can't Get That Golden Link? Go After a Link Off the Golden Link

Mar 20, 2009 • 8:31 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

There is an excellent WebmasterWorld on the topic of getting a "second tier link," as opposed to the link you really want. Wheel, the moderator of the forum, posted that it is not always easy or possible to get the .gov, .edu or aged link that all link builders dream about. When you efforts fail, why not go after those that have links from those "golden link" pages?

Wheel explained:

What I'll do is try to get links from second tier sites. Say I want a find a page on a .gov site that has a list of links. I'd like to be on that page, but I can't get a link. What I'll do is look at all the sites that are linked to from that page and try and get a link from them. I'll still get whatever good comes from that .gov link, just diluted and flowed through another site.

They are not the cream of the crop links, but they are still very valuable. The process is pretty simple:

(1) Discover golden link pages (2) Request links from those pages (3) Move on (4) Click on links from the golden link pages (5) Request links from those new pages (6) Rinse and Repeat

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Barrie Adams

03/20/2009 02:06 pm

Excellent tip

No Name

03/20/2009 06:46 pm

Good tip indeed, I had been doing this for a while but didn't know they had coined a term for it. Thanks for the read!


03/21/2009 03:45 am

I can't believe I never thought of this. I'm actually one person that feels a little sick every time I link back to my blog because it seems like such blatant self promotion - however if that's what gets my blog noticed, I guess it's necessary. So I guess now I am off to find those second tier links that can help me further my goals. Thanks for this tip!!


03/21/2009 09:28 am

Ya this would be the best idea to get golden link from the sites. Since most of the .gov sites does allow people to drop links on their sites. But we must make sure that the flow link is a golden link.


03/23/2009 01:15 pm

Some solid advice, the target sites are still likely to be relevant and is a simple avenue for more quality links. If you can acquire these you can always go back to the original site and explain their partners are happy to link to your site so maybe they could consider it now too!

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