Link Wheel Creation Explained
Have you ever wondered what’s the easiest way to get website traffic and improve your website search engine ranking at the same time? Yes, you already know it’s not that simple, in fact, it’s really difficult especially if you’re in a very competitive market but there has to be something easy you can do in order to get more exposure for your website. And there is… it’s called link wheel creation.
So what is a link wheel you may ask? Well, it’s a link building technique that is way more efficient than any other link building strategy. Why? Because:
- You can build all the links yourself and not hire some else to do it
- You don’t waste a lot of time emailing people or being active on social media just to build a few links
- It’s free – you won’t have to pay anything for the links you create
- It’s safe – unlike other seo strategies like link exchanges or paid links, you won’t get penalized by the search engines for using it.
- It’s fast – for a low competition keyword, it’s quite normal to rank it in the top 10 on google and bing in just under 2-3 weeks – with just a basic one (if done right of course)
- It’s efficient – because of the linking patterns, the power of each link is at least doubled if not tripled
- It improves your overall search engine optimization
- You get direct targeted traffic from the links you create and also, because of those links, your website will rank higher in the search engines, which will send you targeted organic traffic
So as a search engine optimization method, the web 2.0 link wheel is the first thing you need to learn if you’re trying to rank your website and probably the last thing you’ll ever learn – because it’s so efficient, this will be the only seo tactic you’ll ever apply.
Let’s get into more details. If you happen to have some knowledge of SEO, you probably understand very well how important back links are for an online business website. You will get a good website ranking on Google search results if you have lots of high quality back links and it’s needless to say it will have a tremendous positive influence on your website’s performance. Aside from this, there are of course several other factors which influence how well your website ranks on search results. However, we are not going to discuss about all of those here in this article.
The website optimization work which actually happens outside your website is called as offsite SEO. In the case of link building for instance, the links are coming to your site from other websites. Therefore you can consider this type of link building as an offsite SEO technique.
Why is this technique called the LINK WHEEL and is it any different from other types of link building strategies?
Link Wheel Tutorial – Creating multiple (10 or more) new blogs or microsites on a particular niche topic and linking them together in a circular pattern is called a link wheel. The simplest form of a link wheel is typically link one way from Site A -> Site B -> Site C -> Site D -> Site E -> Site A. All of these sites on different URL’s contain an article that also links back to your website. You can create as many blog articles as you want, you don’t have to settle for the example of 5. You need to write a unique 300-500 word article for each website in your link wheel and this article should carry one link to your targeted business website and one link to any other microsite or blog that you have created for your it. More advanced versions can be a pyramid (Site A -> B&C -> D&E&F -> etc), random order, breaks in the wheel (non-closed loop), or any shape or size and should be on different web 2.0 blog platforms.
Why this technique is highly effective is because of the fact that these blogs or microsites are created on high PR websites such as WordPress.com, Hubpages.com or Blogger.com. These are some of those well-established websites which enjoy ranking status of PR6, PR7and PR8. These attributes could be of great value for your blog sites.
Furthermore, by interlinking the new blog sites with one another, we are building up the value of each of our links. Here we are not employing any kind of reciprocal linking. Meaning to say we are not linking site A to B and B back to A. We are actually employing only one way links from one blog site to the other so the value of link juice is not diminished and passes to all of the sites.
In essence, we are trying to create a network of microsites or blogs each of which having a 500 word well written article on our niche topic and this content will carry links to our main target website. By doing so we are trying to create a scenario where our targeted website will look like an authority website on that particular topic.
Here are some examples of advanced link wheel designs:
What are the most used Web 2.0 sites for creating a web 2.0 link wheel?
There are several hundreds of websites on the internet which are categorized as web 2.0 sites and these sites allow people to post articles on them. However while choosing a web 2.0 site, you need to very careful because not all of those sites are the same. You need to choose only those web 2.0 sites that allow link juice to pass on from one site to another. In other words, you need to post articles only on dofollow websites. Listed below are a couple of dofollow sites that you can choose from:
IMPORTANT: If you do not use high quality original content in your web 2.0 link wheel sites, your site runs the risk of being suspended or deleted by the moderators. Each page of the link wheel should have unique spun content otherwise you risk duplicate content issues.
Tips on how to choose the best link wheel provider
You can get your seo link wheel created with the help of professional SEO providers but do make sure that they adhere to all of the following practices:
– The content created should be interesting, readable, error free and unique. Poorly spun articles should not to be used as the readability of the article may be lost during spinning and google may know if an article is original or spun.
– The web 2.0 sites which they choose need to be dofollow sites and they need to audit the site every now and then.
– Whether they are offering any updating service or logins and passwords to the blog sites? Because after the link wheel creation, they need to be updated every 4 weeks or so to stay active.
– To make the link structure appear more natural they need to use random linking pattern.
Hiring the services of a professional provider or SEO company is always advisable because this is a time consuming task. Take for instance, to write one keyword focused article, you need at least 1 hour. So if I were to write articles for about 20-50 blog sites, it would take several days for you to complete the work. So it is quite apparent that hiring a SEO expert or professional provider is a better choice. By doing so, you can spend you valuable time on improving other aspects of your business.
Are link wheels white hat or black hat SEO?
Most website owners who are looking to promote their services or products online will have this question running in their minds. Firstly, you need to understand that the chances of your website getting seriously harmed through offsite SEO practices are very minimal. A properly built one with high quality content, totally random linking patterns, and high quality tier 2 links will stand the test of time (and should also withstand all future google updates).
Moderation is the key no matter what type of SEO technique you apply on your website. If you are creating only link wheels for your site link profile, your website will definitely look suspicious and you would not want that to happen. So in order to make your website appear more natural, you need to get links from multiple resources. If you want to be successful in building high quality links for your website, you need to keep yourself updated on all new SEO techniques. There are various changes that are constantly introduced because they are ever evolving. In fact, you may be surprised to know that the traditional method of linking site 1 to site 2 or 5 is definitely not the best practice anymore.