There are social bookmarking sites out there that give dofollow links. Meaning if you craft a piece of content and title it with the keyword phrase you need, you are getting a free link with the correct anchor text.
In fact, there are 100′s of sites out there you can do this at. I’m not going to give a list of all the dofollow sites I use, but check out this social bookmarking list and build your own. It simply takes time.
What you need
- A piece of content that provides value
- A compelling title
- Keyword phrase within the title
- A way to monitor your accounts
- Regular analysis of how long each link pops up in google
Here’s a tip, make up a phrase that no one ranks for, like I did here
Then set up a google alert for the phrase. Submit your phrase to all the social bookmarking sites and wait to see which pops up first. If a site does not pop up, then you have to question the Google juice they are receiving.
Actually, it’s a great way to see what sites are scraping your content by putting a unique phrase in your title and then setting up the alerts.
The biggest problem with this method is time and the relative effectiveness of the links. You have to make sure the content is good and the title passes spam detection else it will simply be delete.
The good thing about it is that it’s a cheap and dirty way to get sites deep crawled and indexed.
If one of your stories actually gets picked up and voted on at any of the social bookmarking sites all the better.