Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sudden link building

Many of us aim to have lots of back link to our site to gain better positions in the search engine results. Therefore we submit to directories, buy link on other sites, or exchange links. However, there are things you need to be aware of. Sudden link building can get your site penalised by search engines. In other words, your site can get sandboxed.

For instance, many of us submit to directories. Although this is a good practice, directory submissions may increase your back links in just few days. So imagine; one day you have 10 back links and few days after you have 100s. Also remember this; Sandboxed sites do not appear in the search results and they stay that way for a period of time.

Search engines like links that are built naturally. In other words links that are built slowly. So I would suggest you to slow down with your link building efforts. Slower is always better.