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View Poll Results: How much time are you spending each month on backlinks?
None. I don't know what 'linkbuilding' means or why it's such a big deal. 8 20.00%
None. I don't think linkbuilding is important. 1 2.50%
1-5 hours per month. I like to try to list when I have time. 19 47.50%
5-10 hours per month or more. I *make* time to do this. 4 10.00%
10+ hours per month. I'm working on ranking at least in the first page for my keywords. 8 20.00%
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Question How much time do you spend on building links back to your site?
How much time each month do you spend on adding your professional Virtual Assistant website or blog to directories, or trading links with other related websites?
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Hmm.. that is what I am trying to work better on!! Another great reminder to do this!
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Default Re: How much time do you spend on building links back to your site?
Truthfully, it's one of my *least* favorite things to do...but it's worth working it in - I try to count it as part of my marketing efforts (for the forums) so it gets done.

I've done alot of manual link submissions for clients. Quite a few times I've submitted to nearly every directory in the 'free' list at Directory Critic (1,000+ dirs) it get boring but pays off in the end.

One tip: set up a sep. email at your domain *just* for links, it brings a TON of spam in.
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I do now about what it is, however I do not know how to do that. My coach and I are due to address the subject really soon, and she id=s going to help me to learn it.

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I'll be the first to confess - I don't know much about linkbuilding. I'm still in the process of setting up my site, so this will go on my list of things to learn about once I am up and running.
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Ooooo....an old post but Tess...cool resource! (Directory Critic). Thanks SO much for sharing. This will come in very handy.

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Directory Critic is *the* resource for serious linkbuilding! (and not to worry about old posts - that's the great thing about forums - old, but good info recycles itself back to the top!)
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Default Re: How much time do you spend on building links back to your site?
Thanks for the info about directory critic. I have been looking for legal directories to list my paralegal service in and had not heard of this resource. I looked at their list of niche directories and found a legal directory right away. As to how much time I spend, I had been setting aside a couple hours on Friday afternoons for the tedious prospect of doing key word searches to find sites to link with, but lately have been too busy having actual clients, lol. I need to start devoting the time again. I do notice an up tick in my web traffic when I put forth the effort to submit to directories and ask others to link back to me.
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I have no idea about SEO for my site. I've done some webinars, etc. but haven't had the chance to implement what I've learned yet. I think this is one of those things I'm going to have to put in the budget to have someone else manage for me. I met someone at a recent networking event that does this as his business. I'm hoping that I can barter and help him with something so that he can do this for me.
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I am currently in the process of trying to figure the whole SEO thing out myself at the moment and whilst interesting, it can be confusing as there is so much information out there to absorb. In the new year I am considering having a professional company set this up for me and hopefully be able to teach me from there.
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Elisde - Take a look at the www.hubspot.com site. VERY helpful in terms of SEO and other stuff as well.
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Okay, maybe some months I don't even get in a hour, something else to schedule into my marketing calendar.

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Hubspot is one of my favorites too.
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I spend so much time placing my adds with links to my website, wherever I can on the internet. My company name now regularly comes up on the first page of Google which is so exciting for me to see. However, I am still trying to find clients, but eventually they must come.
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I'm lucky to have some free credits from a local online adv. blast site and promote my website by that way.
But I'm thinking to start offline promotion starting this year
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I guess I have something else to learn!
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Once I get my website up I will definitely look into this. Question - if you have friends with businesses, completely unrelated, is ok to have a bunch of link exchanges, or does this not really look good on your own VA site?

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I spend a great deal of time doing this. I send out articles frequently and then that brings links back to my site.

I also try and do directory listings too. I cheat. I do this when we are watching movies together. I make sure it's set up so that I can copy and paste. Just have to make sure it's not a suspense movie where you need to really pay attention. Also, one of my goals this year is to get into more directories. I see more and more of them, but always when I'm working on billable hours. Trying to jot them down so I can go back to them and do.

Thanks for that site. I wasn't aware of it!

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SEO and back-link building can certainly be tedious. My website is not up completely yet but I plan on spending at least a couple hours a week doing this. I had set up an affiliate marketing site a while back only to have it fail and do nothing because I slacked on this one area. I wont make that mistake again for my personal business. Thanks for the resources and I'll have to check out hubspot.
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Thanks for the info on which places to submit a link. Now, what category do y'all normally place your link in? Business Services? Small Business? Office Services?

Thanks so much!
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