Use this new strategy for getting valuable backlinks to your site that Google loves! is a popular site where the content is regulated by the users, not an editorial staff or bots. Users are alerted to new content through “feeds” based on the users interests and then the content (websites) are voted up or down (Called “diggs”). This is a popular way to get a large number of views to a certain page of your site, a video post or a blog post. Digg users rarely buy anything or click on ads, but they love to paste links to interesting content into their blogs so that they can share the content with their readers. These are very valuable incoming links to your site pages that Google considers natural. But there is one catch…you need to know what kind of content Digg finds interesting. These are:

* Top ten lists
* Funny pictures or videos
* Short articles with very “sensational” titles
* Content related to current events (politics, gaming, economy, news)

If you think that your “sales techniques” website isn’t very entertaining, consider this example.

A shoelace manufacturing company submitted a “Top 10 Weirdest Ways To Tie Your Shoes” short article with pictures. Over the course of three days Digg users visited this site nearly 8000 times and provided 300 backlinks from user’s blogs. The traffic quickly died by the end of the week, but the backlinks remained. This shoelace website is now #1 on Google for the keywords “shoelace” and “shoe lace”.

Be creative and find content of a similar nature that you can use for your business. Write “catchy” titles that make the content edgy or humorous. Or look for content that is political or newsworthy and make it relevant to your business and give it a try. Even if you only get 5 backlinks to your site, they will be more valuable than “link trading” or begging a site for a link. And each time you refine this strategy and submit, the links could build and build. One of these posts could catch on and you may be the one who gets 300 links for 10 minutes worth of work.

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