Many people start out online thinking that if they build a great looking website, they will get a ton of traffic in no time and make a lot of money. So they spend ages making a pretty-looking website, but no one comes to visit. The big secret they have missed out on is how to drive traffic. The secret is to make sure your site has good content on the pages and that you get high quality backlinks. High quality backlinks are the secret to getting a high page rank on Google and other search engines, increasing your visibility so that you will get a ton of free (organic) traffic to the site. A quality backlink from a high profile or very popular site will be considered a vote in your favour, and help raise your page rank and drive traffic to your site. The more high quality backlinks, the higher your page rank.

So what's the best way to get a lot of high quality backlinks?

Get the ball rolling with article marketing for your site. Article marketing is an extremely handy way to get high quality backlinks quickly and easily, and best of all, the more you do it, the more your results will snowball into a consistent, steady flow of traffic. Write an article related to the topic of your site, and add your url to it, or a link to your site from your resource box. Your article should be about 400 to 600 words and be of value to the person who reads it, so they will feel that you are an expert in what you are discussing and that your site is a worthwhile resource. You can 'spin' the articles in various ways so that they are not duplicates, and base them around a main keyword you would like to rank highly on with Google and the other search engines. Publish a new article or two every day and you will soon see the results. A short article should only take about half an hour to write and a few minutes to spin, so soon you will be able to get up to 5 articles per day. If you keep this up for 6 months, or until you reach the goal of 1000 quality backlinks you will see a big difference in your search engine ranks. It takes time, effort and patience, but you will see results. Article marketing is not a get rich quick scheme but a long term strategy for great page rankings and lots of free traffic so you need to be persistent and consistent.

Another great way to get high quality backlinks is to create your own blog. You can reuse the article information and get even more links. You can link back and forth between pages of your site and your blog, and again, so long as you are consistent and do a bit every day, you will see results. You can't just put up a page and forget about it. You need to keep your blog up to date. The good news is that the search engines are very attracted to fresh new content, so having a blog is an excellent way to attract attention to your site as well as get high quality links. If you start a blog, be sure to use the scheduling feature. You can load the content in, set the date it will be published, and the site will update itself automatically and attract the search engines every time a new article appears. Yes, this may be a bit of work, but the more articles you publish, the more links you will get. As a result, the higher your page rank will become, and the more traffic and therefore the more money you can make. It really is that simple.