Have You Heard of a Link Wheel?

By: Brian Horn on: November 17th, 2010 6 Comments

Link wheel is one of the most talked about SEO strategies that have come out in a long time. A huge number of internet marketers are now implementing this and see better results in search rankings as it increases the site traffic on your website.

Link wheels are designed by creating new backlinks to your site’s main page, which give your site a higher search engine ranking and more visitors. If you are interested in usiong this tactic, here are some of tips to structuring a link wheel:

A link wheel is the process of creating 12 or so (or sometimes up to 116) new blogs/microsites on a particular topic. On each of those sites, you write 200 words of unique content, and include 1 link to your targeted site, and 1 link to one of your other blogs/microsites.

You can also register a bunch of web 2.0 websites and create articles on them which link back to your own actual site.

Moreover, you can build multiple link wheels that link to your site’s homepage and to different pages of your site, each wheel works on improving your rankings for various keywords. And after creating your link wheels, you can now drive traffic to those as well which will eventually create a snowball effect back to your actual site.

Be careful though, it has been proven that if you create all your web entries on the same date, publish blogs and create links all on the same date, and use the same name to register all your accounts, Google may not give you credit for all the backlinks that you have created because it is not natural.

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Brian Horn, of HornDog Search Marketing, is recognized by many as the "Glazer-Kennedy Secret Weapon", because of his role in helping not only Dan Kennedy and Bill Glazer with search engine optimization and social media, but also many of the top Information Marketers in the world. Brian shares SEO tips for small businesses over at at his blog, BeOnPage1Blog.com.

6 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    What about having all of those microsites/blogs with the same host? I hear a lot of talk about using a host that offers different c-class servers but I am now hearing that google and other search engines have caught on to that. Should we now use completely different hosts for each of our sites?

  2. Jack Fisher says:

    Good idea but it is all geared towards links to the actual site.Would not be better to do it properly from third parties. Its for those who cant get back any links back ??

  3. Daniel says:

    The gap between a “legitimate” link wheel and one that was created with the same content on all the times is astronomical when you look at the work involved. Of course everything that is worth while takes time and well constructed effort.

  4. Jim Campbell says:

    How does this make the Internet better? How about taking the effort and just creating legitimately good content!!

  5. I have only heard this now and I guess it’s somewhat effective. I’d bet it is not that familiar to everyone I think.
    Many strategies are newly developed this time but this still is a great info for me. Thanks.

  6. Mike Lister says:

    Very true words! About the creating all the sites on the same day. It’s not natural! Google is very sensitive today and can pick up on such things. So it’s always good to spin username and blog names etc etc and don’t create too many on the same day. Spread out the web2 creation such as 1 or 2 sites a day or even less. After a week you want to have about 5 to 10 web2’s but make sure you add quality unique content to all of them also.

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