Linkbuilding is always a hot topic within SEO, and different schools of thought exist. There’s the Throw Away Your Form Letters approach, and then there’s the school of form letters are great, just make them personalized. I did a lot of linkbuilding at my old job, and am doing some now for clients, and I prefer to take a more nuanced approach.
Different targets require different approaches. Let’s break the types of link prospects into three groups:
- High level – these are the most important links. High quality sites.
- Mid-level – these are valuable sites, but maybe not as hard to get.
- Low-level – when you need mass.
Let’s examine the different approaches required for each.