What Are Link Wheels?

A link wheel is a linking strategy that uses a group of sites to make one site appear to be an authority site. By using a link wheel system, the promoted site will receive improved rankings in the search engines organic rating.  Just like a real wheel the link wheel uses a hug and spoke format. The spokes employed are major web 2.0 web authorities and the hub (or center of the wheel) is the promoted site. All other spokes link back to the promoted site and link to each other in a circle.  Most link wheels use 6 authority sites in order to create the wheel. The Google algorithm supposedly likes this format because it looks natural.

How Do I Build a Link Wheel? Building a Link Wheel

There are several softwares that can help you to build a link wheel like SENuke and Link Wheel Lite. However, if you want to try on your own it’s not hard to build one. I created a list of good authority sites below. Sign up for an account at each and submit an article. Have the articles spun (this means make modifications to the content where the meaning remains but the phasing changes). So you should use a different variation of the article on each site and make sure each link to your site with your targeted keyword and as well have them link one way to each other in a circle. Below are other ways of having them linked but the circle is the basic format. To really get some power to your wheel get social bookmarks for the spoke pages.

What Are Some Variations of Link Wheels?

Closed Link Wheel

“Closed wheel” is where all spokes link to complete a full wheel (example a->b->c->d->e->f->a).   This makes the basic link wheel, but it leaves a “foot print” for search engines to follow since the link pattern is very linear and generally you don’t want search engines to clue into the fact they are being manipulated.

Horseshoe Link Wheel

“Horseshoe” is where all sites link to each other but the pattern is not closed (example a->b->c->d->e, but there’s no link from e to a).  Though this may hide the foot print seen in the basic version it weakens the wheel because one of the spokes lacks back links.

Random Link Wheel

Random Link Wheel is where you have the spokes randomly linking to each other instead of using a linear pattern. This completely hides any potential footprint and appears more natural. It’s easier to achieve when more spokes are involved.

What Are Some Good Authority Sites to use in a link wheel?

Searching “Free Blog host” on Google and you can get a pretty great list of good authority sites. Below is a list that I made:

  • Squidoo
  • HubPages
  • Google Sites
  • Goarticles
  • WordPress.com
  • Blogger
  • Vox
  • WikiSpaces
  • Webs
  • WetPaint
  • LiveJournal
  • Blogsome
  • Weebly
  • Quizilla
  • Tumblr
  • Tripod
  • Knol
  • Xanga
  • DevHub

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Any questions about link wheels, please feel free to contact me at 905-417-9470 or by email at allanp73@gmail.com