A while back I wrote a post for 9 Evil Ways to Build Links. I wanted to do a follow up piece about 9 angelic ways to build links, but I decided that wouldn’t be nearly as fun :) So, here are 9 more evil ways to build links.
As I stated in my last post, I would never recommend using any of these strategies. This post is intended to help you think outside the box and just for a bit of fun.
1.) Contact bloggers and claim you own the copyright to an image of theirs. Tell them they can keep the image up as long as they link to you as credit.
2.) This one isn’t building, but rather a removal in your favor. Find good solid links pointing to your competitor and reach out to the site owner. Warn them that their linking technique is against the Google penguin update and they should remove the link; or claim to be your competitor and request the link to be removed.
3.) Claim you have an employee with cancer or other severe illness. Contact cancer support blogs and request permission for your employee to write on their blog.
1.) Build a microsite related to a credible company’s promotional efforts. For example, Red Bull’s Stratos campaign. Contact bloggers while posing as Red Bull employee and request a link to the site. Redirect the site when you’re done.
2.) Build cheap low quality links to a site owner. Contact them and offer to remove the back links in exchange for an external link.
3.) Contact bloggers who run free WordPress or Blogspot blogs with a personalized domain. Offer them free hosting. You’ll have FTP access, so you can place links wherever you want.
1.) Help a businesses owner hire link building services and manage it for them. Get a portion of those links pointing to your own site at their expense.
2.) Redirect a page of your website to a new and popular infographic. Promote the infographic including the redirect link as credit. Remove the redirect when you’re done.
3.) Download a popular WordPress tool and add or change the linking element in the tool. Keep the same name or rename it to something similar. You’ll get accidental downloads for people looking for the legit tool and all installs will link to you.
Don’t hate me!
I know some of these ideas are pretty ruthless, but please don’t hate me. As I stated above, I would never practice or recommend these ideas. They’re just ideas.
If anyone wants to share some evil methods, I’d love to hear them!