Friday, September 3, 2010

Top 10 Costly Link Building Mistakes

Link building is one of the most important SEO activities but this certainly doesn't mean that you should build links at any price – literally and figuratively. Link building can be very expensive in terms of time and money. There are many costly link building mistakes and here are some of the most common:

1. Check if backlinks have a “nofollow” attribute
2. Getting good quality links but with useless anchor texts
3. Getting an image link (when a text link with keyword is possible)
4. Not using ALT text if image link is the only possibility
5. Getting backlinks from irrelevant websites
6. Getting backlinks from sites/pages with tons of links
7. Links from pages spiders can't crawl
8. Explicitly selling links
9. Linking to sites with poor reputation
10. Linking to good sites gone bad
more information