Backlinks with vBulletin BlogsBy R.O.B On September 2, 2009 Under Search Engine Optimization
A great way to secure some awesome backlinks for your site is to find forums with a high PR and post there often. However, I have developed a brief system that will allow you to target forums and gain some very valuable backlinks in an entirely legitimate and whitehat fashion that won’t come from posts or your signature. The way to do this is to find forums that use vBulletin and have the optional vBulletin Blog product installed as well. In my method I will tell you exactly how to do just that in a matter of seconds.
1. Let’s visit our good friend Google to get started.
There are certain commands which you can type into Google to find just about everything. These commands have not been very well popularized and many people are still unaware of them. My method will require you to use the command “inurl:string” which is very straightforward. The inurl part of the command means that Google is searching for your ‘string’ in the URLs of indexed sites. The string part of the command is simply what you’re looking for in the URL.
2. Type “inurl:/blogs/all/ Powered by vBulletin®” (without the quotes) into the search box. Put a space after the ® and put your niche. For example, “inurl:/blogs/all/ Powered by vBulletin® business” Google is now looking for /blogs/all/ in the URL (and we’re searching for that because it’s the same in all vBulletin blogs) in addition to “Powered by vBulletin®” on the page – which helps ensure we’re only getting vBulletin forums with the blog product. Finally, we add business to target business related blogs. You can try any niche keyword that would appear somewhere on a relevant forum, or forget the keyword and go for anything that comes up. (Note: Adding your niche to the end of the query may not always produce the desired level of results.)
3. Next let’s choose a blog and start our mission to obtain backlinks. You’ll need to register on the forum first. After that, look at the navbar for “Blogs” and click there. You’ll find a page similar to this one:
4. Now we’re cooking! Click “Post to Your Blog” on the left hand side and you’ll find an area to enter your content. Make a legitimate, non-spam post. I recommend using PLR articles as blog posts on these forums. Quick, easy and it’s great content.
5. Finally, your post is complete! Your backlinks and content are in place and things are ready to go. I’ll add one final step: Give search engines a push in the right direction. Most blogs will have a feature somewhere that allows you to submit your post to social bookmarking sites. I recommend doing this right away as it could help speed up the indexing process.
Enjoy the method. I hope you find it useful. If you do, or if you have some questions or an addition to the method, please leave a comment below. Thanks!