This exercise will help you plan out your link building project.

 

List the top 10 businesses/directories that show up on Google for the #1 keyword you are targeting __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

From above, write down the sites you can work with or also be listed on _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Using Mozbar, write down the top 5 highest authority links pointing to each of the websites above ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Write down other potential websites you believe you can get high quality links from i.e. your former college or university, a charity you donate to, if you are a member of Better Business Bureau, etc.

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Write down all the local directory sites you want to get started with. Google Maps should be #1J

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Now it’s time to take action! Start by getting on the above lists to begin your link building action plan! Also, don’t forget to constantly check in with Google webmaster tools to assess which links are bringing traffic to your website.