Link Building Via Surveys

Jul 21, 2011 • 9:16 am | comments (14) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

links via surveysA WebmasterWorld thread talks about a link building tactic that more often than not is very successful. The tactic is conducting surveys.

Not only do you get valuable industry data from surveys, you also get "two waves," as the SEO wrote, of links. The first wave are industry people asking their readership to go to the survey and take it. The second wave are industry people sharing the results and linking to the results.

As you know, we run polls here often enough and although I rarely think of it as a link building tactic, I can definitely vouch for it in terms of linkbait, on some level.

More people are likely to link to the results than link to the request for people to take the survey, but either way, you are getting links and helping the industry.

Have you used this method pretty much just for link building?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Bliss SEO

07/21/2011 01:26 pm

Never tried it but we definitely have some high end clients that I'm going yo suggest it to then watch the analytics and webmaster tools...

Nick Stamoulis

07/21/2011 02:33 pm

Surveys are good for a couple of reasons. First off, you are getting information directly from the horse's mouth, as it were. If you phrase your questions right, you can get some really great insights. Secondly, the results help you back up any position you might take in a blog or article. And finally, people love data! And they love linking to it.

Black Seo Guy

07/21/2011 02:37 pm

This is a new one for me..never thought surveys could play that big role in seo link building. "Black Seo Guy "Signing Off"

Michael Martinez

07/21/2011 04:11 pm

And the day of Survey Link Building Spam dawns upon a grateful SEo world ....

Jenny Lynn

07/21/2011 04:30 pm

Never tried this. Thanks!

Dewaldt Huysamen

07/21/2011 04:33 pm

Have to say never thought about this one before. Will test it thanks.

Jaan Kanellis

07/21/2011 06:44 pm

I have a nice website counter script for you all to use as well.


07/21/2011 10:15 pm

Link building ways to surveys is one types of  test, And link building through can't getting perfect survey for related option, as well as perfect position might to betting on them. dealsbell


07/22/2011 02:12 am

You have just revealed one of my secret strategies.   :)  Good to share - more genuine polls, more useful information we will have....

Hiren Vaghela

07/22/2011 10:02 am

Wonderful post Barry, These are pretty much useful for link builders and two waves you mention which is the best part. Never tried this one. Thanks.


07/22/2011 09:09 pm

You gave me a great idea! Thanks very much for sharing

SEO Professionals

07/31/2011 11:06 pm

Link building strategy plays a key role in search engine optimization.A good link building strategy will give nice results to your site.Forum posting and article submission are the best link building strategy to get quality back links to your site.

Waseem Ahmed

09/03/2011 10:59 pm

Barry, thank you for sharing very potential article, i have learned much more new strategies through this article. Keep it up!

Jay Dave

09/03/2011 11:01 pm

SEO for Google is easy to incorporate in your website once you know how it indexes and reads your site information. And this new tactic to get more links and visits will also generate traffic and loyal visitors.

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