Simple Links Page Template

 

Here is a links page strategy ready to go.

Everyone knows relevant links into your website are like gold dust.

 

Not to the same level, but links within your site and out of your site can also contribute. So a simple link page is useful for your Google optimisation, and it can be a really handy resource for visitors to your website.

 

Creating a links page is not as hard as it sounds. If you are unsure on how to make links, it is well worth watching the help videos on the subject.

 

Here is a simple template for creating your links page content.

 

Do a Google search for useful Blogs, Government Sites, Information Sites.

Basically any site that doesn’t compete with yours, but is on your topic and might be useful to a visitor. You can link to any website you can browse to. As you are just pointing to them, there are no copyright issues.

 

Create a heading. 

Just a nice text heading. You can usually find something obvious on the site you are linking to. You want to make this heading into a link using the URL from the site you browsed to. Make sure you set these links to open in a pop up window. If you aren’t sure how, watch the help video on Pop Up Window Links.

 

Paste the full link in under the heading.

It helps to have the heading as a link, as it has nice SEO key phrases in it. But its nice to provide the full link below it too, so people can see where it is the link will take them. Make sure you set these links to open in a pop up window. If you aren’t sure how, watch the help video on Pop Up Window Links.

 

Copy and Paste a few lines of text from the website.

Just grab a couple of lines from the website you browsed. Something that gives a brief summary of what they are/provide. Make sure you paste this into the editor as plain text! Watch the help video on pasting as plain text. This is all good content for your links page, and Google will have something to read and store away.

 

This is how it might look:

Stuff.co.nz About Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/about-stuff/22245/Background

Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, travel services, movie reviews, rural news… and lots more.

 

There you have it. It won’t set your SEO world on fire, but it is a simple strategy for building outward bound links, and creates some nice relevant content for you along the way.