Lists are awesome for link building because someone else has already done some of the hard work for you. If you can find good quality, curated lists of websites, then you can be reasonably sure that you have found sites that are good ones to get links from.
You still want to run your own analysis and due diligence, but the end output is probably going to be a higher majority of quality sites than you would have gotten from pulling lists straight from Google SERPs.
The process I use can be broken down into the following:
1. Find your Lists:
There are multiple ways of doing this and there are probably more places to find them than you think.
- Curated lists found on other websites;
- Top x type lists found on other websites;
- Public Twitter lists;
- Good quality directories;
2. Scrape together your master list:
Here are a couple of ways of pulling link targets from a page very quickly without building a tool.
- Multi-links for Firefox;
- Scrape similar plugin for Chrome;
3. Filter and prioritise:
Now we need to filter, sort and prioritise. Chances are that you have ended up with a pretty big list of potential link targets, so you need someway of knowing where to start to give you a good return.
- Filtering using Excel;
- Filtering using Google Docs;
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Via Giuseppe Mauriello