Most of your links should be unique and use relevant anchor text. Writers often post rewritten versions of their original work at other sites to provide backlinks to that original work.
Notice the word rewritten, rather than spun or copied. Rewriting an article takes much less time than it takes to write a new article. If your original article has 500 words you can rewrite it paragraph by paragraph quickly and have a high quality 400 word article in 20 minutes. Rewriting a paragraph at a time gives more readability than a sentence by sentence or word by word rewrite.
You can do this two or three times easily and use the rewrites to link back to your original 500 word piece.
There are a few sites you can post your rewrites onto. Most even have an earnings option that allows you a share of Adsense income from your articles.
- InfoBarrel.com – 400 word minimum and 75% Adsense share, two contextual links
- Hub Pages.com – 60% Adshare. Fussy about links, best to keep it to one contextual link
- PostUrOwn.com – 300 word minimum, 100% Adsense share, 1 link per 150 words plus one in your signature
- Excerptz.com – 300 words preferred, 80% Adsense share, 3 links
- Postrunner guest posts – Part of the paid for Keyword Academy service – 300 word minimum, 2 links, no Adsense share.
Half of your links should use your targeted keywords as the anchor text; the other half should use a variety of related keywords. If you use your keywords as your anchor text in every link it looks unnatural to Google ™. Unnatural is not good and could get your site de-indexed.
Other sites have changed their policies on linking to your own work recently, so you should always check the up to date rules at any site you plan to link from.
Written by Phil Turner, an ex-teacher from Ireland. Phil believes that to succeed in anything you have to help others and share your own knowledge. He makes a living mostly by writing on his own sites, which include HowToMakeExtraMoneyWriting.com and 21CWoman.com.