So you probably wonder what Link Wheels are and how they can increase your search engine rankings, right? Link Wheels is a hot topic in the internet marketing space because they actually do work to some extent.
Does Google like it? No! Because the fact is you are manipulating the search engines to get higher rankings by placing these links yourself regardless if the content on your website is high quality or not.
So what if your content is good? Well, then you can try that and see what happens 😉
If you are going to use Link Wheels to get backlinks for your website it’s crucial that your website has quality content to back up the rankings you achieve by using them.
What are Link Wheels?
Link Wheels are clusters of web 2.0 pages linking back to your website. The concept is quite simple. You piggy back of the authority that these web 2.0 properties already have to pass link juice to your website, so you can rank higher for your keyword phrases.
Here is a simple Link Wheel
In this example all the web 2.0 sites in your Link Wheel cluster point back to your own website. The problem with this Link Wheel is that it’s easily detectable and if your site sucks (doesn’t provide any value) then it could be dropped into the Google’s Spam Sites Oblivion…lol
Well, not really because if that was the case then competitors would be doing this to each other to eliminate one another.
The Link Wheel above is kind of weak too. Just links from web 2.0 properties isn’t enough so let’s super charge this sucker.
How do you super charge a Link Wheel? It’s quite simple actually; just build backlinks for the web 2.0 pages you created.
You can get backlinks to these pages from article marketing, press releases and other web 2.0 sites. Some people even buy links to these web 2.0 pages they created so they gain Page Rank, but that’s risky and I DO NOT recommend it 😉
So now this super charged bad boy can pass some serious link juice, but the main problem is still not solved and that is the footprints easily detectable by Google.
What do we do now? Hmm…Well, let’s take it to a whole new level
Ok, now we are in business! This Link Wheel can do some damage (meaning in a good way) and seriously influence your rankings.
So how do you create a Link Wheel?
First of all, you need to come up with a plan and design your Link Wheel from scratch. Then you create accounts on these web 2.0 properties and submit your content.
The problem with creating Link Wheels manually is that it takes quite a bit of time, but the benefit is that manually created Link Wheels are much more effective because your content will be higher quality.
The content you create for Link Wheels should be original and high quality so those web 2.0 properties can also rank high.
Link Wheel Services
Link Wheel services can save you a ton of time but the main issue is that they don’t care about quality of your site and spam the hell out of serps to get you ranked. They produce low quality content from spun articles and distribute it cluttering the serps with garbage that doesn’t help the search engine user.
Link Wheel Software
There are software tools out there that can automate account creation which is cool if you are using your own original content for submission. I don’t recommend using spun articles, but I know they work (for now).
Here are some tips if you want to create quality Link Wheels that produce amazing results
– Produce your own original quality content for distribution
– Design complex Link Wheels so that you don’t leave any footprints
– Make sure your site also has quality content
– Don’t start your link building campaign for a brand new site with Link Wheels (Get some decent saturation first and let the site age a bit before dumping hundreds of backlinks at it)
Link Wheels are quite effective and can truly bump your site up to the top if done right, but you shouldn’t use this strategy as your main link building tactic. It needs to be part of a bigger picture, which means that it should be used as a supplemental technique to give your site a boost.
The most important thing though is that you link to a site that provides valuable content. I have seen so many sites that use Link Wheels and get top rankings but then their own content sucks and they drop after a while. Make it last!