Apologies in advance for the sensationalist title – but you really can get links from google.com!
For most linkbuilders, achieving a link from Google.com is like the Holy Grail; mythical and unattainable. However, you can get links from Google.com quite easily – they’ve been under your nose for quite a while!
With Google throwing their hat into the social ring on several occasions, they have always tried to get their users to sign up for their services – and most of them do. Core to this method is the creation of a Google Account, and what comes with that is the ability for you to set up your own Google Profile.
There are over 18 million Google Profiles out there right now (including mine) and the majority of them are under-utilised. They are free to create, but most users don’t fill them in.
When creating your Google Profile, you can add lots of information should you like to. For the benefits of SEO, you can add links to two places – complete with anchor text!
Now, your profile isn’t directly linked directly from Google.com, but you can carry out the tactic of “hosting and linking” – creating the content and throwing your own links to it. This way you can increase the authority of your profile and increase the power of the outbound links.
In a future post I might even write up how to use these profiles for your own link building tactics.
If you are technically minded, you can create useful applications/solutions using Google’s very own code and get a nice link from their http://code.google.com subdomain.
Depending on what side of the fence you sit on, DMOZ is a must to get a link from – if you can get a moderator to actually approve it.
For me, DMOZ aka The Open Directory Project was once a big fish for link authority, but nowadays it’s not so great. However, the side benefit is that the DMOZ directory is replicated on several other websites – most notably Google Directory.
And there you have it, 3 ways to get 100% followed links from Google.com and its sub domains