Link Wheel - Everything You Should Know
Posted by SEO Pro on 28 May, 2010 with 1 comments
What is a link wheel?
A link wheel is a SEO technique, or more correctly a SEM technique, for increasing the position of your website in the natural search engine results of Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines.
How does a link wheel work?
A link wheel works by using a micro version of the structure of the internet itself to manipulate search engine robots into thinking your website is important and worthy of attention.
How do I make a link wheel?
You need to write a number of articles and preferably make some youtube videos that relate to the keywords you wish to promote and have them on your site. Then you find relevant high ranking blogs and other social sites that accept articles and submit your articles to them over a period of time. For example, on day one you submit the first article to Squidoo with a link back to the article on your website. On day two you upload article two to Blogger with a link back to the article one on Squidoo. On day three you upload article three to HubPages with a link back to article two on Blogger and so forth. The sites you are submitting to are in effect the 'spokes' of your wheel.
Will using a link wheel get me punished by Google?
No search engine company likes to be manipulated, particularly Google. If Google gets wind of your attempts to manipulate the search results then yes you are at risk of being punished.
How can I reduce the risk of using a link wheel?
There are a couple of reported methods for reducing the risk of using a link wheel. The most successful methods are ensuring the links travel in one direction only, keeping the wheel open by not pointing your website to any of the social sites you have placed articles on, and adding new spokes to the wheel gradually over time to appear natural.
What sites can I submit my articles to?
Squidoo, Wordpress, Blogger, Weebly, Tumblr, HubPages, LiveHournal, Quizilla, Vox, Wikispaces, and any that you find relevant to your keywords.