Most sites offering links have several categories listed on their sites. Try to get a link from a category that closely matches your own industry. For instance, if you have a site related to hotels, then, on your partner site, a tickets site for example, try to identify a resource directory pertaining to hotels, resorts, reservations, vacation packages, travel, tourism, food and beverages, etc.
An algorithm called “Applied Semantics” determines the industry relevance of a page within a site. Applied Semantics estimates the industry segments that are relevant to a particular page. The Applied Semantics algorithm studies various keywords on a Web page and tries to determine the industry or business segment of each page.
Anchor Text is the visible hyperlinked text on a Web page. Since anchor text is very important, make sure that your most important keywords appear in the anchor text from the link pointing to your site. It tells search engines what the page is about. Used wisely, it boosts your rankings in search engines, especially in Google.
If you use “click here” as the words people are going to click on, you’re telling people the page is about the subject “click here”. If you use “Part 2” as the anchor text, your telling the search engines the page is discussing “part 2”. You wouldn’t want to rank highly for “click here” or “Part 2”.
Getting a link from popular blogs is one of the best ways of link building. Whenever you post a comment on a blog, there will be a website field, and a Name field.
You can give the link of your website in the website field, and include link building keywords that you are targeting, along with your name. This will ensure a link towards your site from the blog, and the ‘anchor’ text will have your keyword as well.
Search engines in general, and Google in particular give a lot of importance to the pages that have inbound links to your website. Google, for instance, has a mechanism called Page Rank. This is where link building can help you. Link building essentially means getting more pages to link to your site.
A link that is first redirected to another page within your partner site before pointing to your site is a redirected link. You should watch out for such links, as search engines do not give weight to redirected links. It is very unlikely that your site would draw any benefit from a redirected link.