Link Building Search Queries Collection

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After Paul did a great job explaining how search queries can help in link building, I decided to expand offering the list of such link building queries and also some tips on how to search effectively:

  • keyword sponsors
  • keyword sponsorship
  • keyword sponsor charity
  • keyword benefactors
  • keyword donate
  • keyword donations
  • keyword donors
  • keyword "add url" / "add * url"
  • keyword "add site" / "add * site"
  • keyword "add website" / "add *website"
  • keyword "submit url" / "submit * url"
  • keyword "submit site" / "submit *site"
  • keyword "submit website" / "submit * website"
  • keyword "suggest url" / "suggest * url"
  • keyword "suggest site" / "suggest site"
  • keyword "suggest website" / "suggest * website"
  • keyword "recommended links"
  • keyword "recommended sites"
  • keyword "recommended resources "
  • keyword "favorite links"
  • keyword "favorite sites"
  • keyword bookmarks
  • keyword resources
  • "list * keyword * sites"
  • "add comment" keyword / "add * comment"
  • "post comment" keyword / "post * comment"
  • keyword "leave a comment" / "leave * comment"
  • keyword "no comments"
  • keyword "powered by wordpress"
  • keyword "notify me of follow-up comments"
  • keyword "wiki" (site:.edu)
  • keyword forum / keyword forums
  • keyword discussion boards
  • keyword members
  • keyword join
  • keyword "advertiser testimonials"
  • keyword "related URLs" / "* related URLs"
  • keyword "related sites" / "* related sites"

More options: take advantage of inurl: search operator:

  • inurl:tag / inurl:tags
  • inurl:blog / inurl:blogs
  • inurl:forum / inurl:forums
  • inurl:add-link / inurl:submit-link

Also don’t forget these restricting queries that will help you to narrow search results to whatever you need:

More resources and tools:

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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  • Great list.
    I never heard about this
    keyword “advertiser testimonials”
    keyword “related URLs” / “* related URLs”
    keyword “related sites” / “* related sites”

    Good find.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Excellent list.

    You can also add terms like “dofollow” or “ifollow.gif” to narrow your search to dofollow blogs only.

  • Hey Ann!

    Thanks for the nice shoutout and for compiling such a great list of search queries. Really took my list to next level so way to go! Nice to meet you and it’s good to see some other young faces in the SEO industry, take care!

  • We put some of the SEOMoz link queries into our SE Query Cheat Sheet (PDF) if that is useful for people (we have them printed out and stuck on the walls here). I’ll have to take another look at it though after this post 🙂 Thanks Ann.

    http://www.e3internet.com/tools/search-engine-query-cheatsheets/

  • Nice post! These would really help in my link building.

  • Good list – but typically sites you find using those types of queries are already saturated with o/b links.

    I think its better to search key phrases that are relevant to your site but include other terms that would more likely return results of sites that don’t compete with you.

    Example: If i was selling ice cream machines online I would look for potential link sites by searching something like: The best tasting ice cream. Results will be relevant, but most will not be direct competitors.

    The best chance for maintaining good rankings is not getting the easy to come by links.

  • excellent suggestions… this will really help all the link builders for building links…

  • Ann! What a valuable gift to all. We have quite a collection of search queries that we use internally. It took us a long time to accumulate them and treated them as our intellectual property. So I commend you for sharing some very valuable info… I think 🙂

    We have lots of tools to find links, but we still find some of the best via these search queries. It takes work, but that’s what link building is all about.

  • What a handy collection! I love the way you gathered it all up, nicely ready for bookmarking. Thanks!

  • Fantastic work as usual, Ann. Actually, this list is also useful for a separate purpose — building out negative keyword lists, in order to keep spammers (sure, also white hats) from dragging down CTR in PPC campaigns: http://www.clicksharpmarketing.com/blog/2008/08/31/ppc-bad-clicks-seo-email-spammers/

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  • I still think link bait (viral campaign…) on your site is best in getting good and enough backlinks

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  • All of these queries will keep me busy 24/7, I need some sleep 🙂
    But seriously, thanks for compiling this. I thought I knew where to search, and now I know so many more ways. I love such posts.

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  • Hi, really useful post. I only new one or two ways like submit link, add link to search for link partner. But with your elaborated way now there are lots of ways we can use to find potential sites for link building.. Thanks for sharing

  • Also related search operator can be used to find similar websites.

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  • Thank you very much for this useful list of tools.

  • Thanks! I will definitely try using these as footprints for my tools. I was just about to another big URL harvest as well. I always filter by PR and number of outbound links when I’ve got a good list.

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    I’ve tried some of your Link Building Search Queries, and I find this list very useful. I use some of .edu “wiki” for my site, I’m waiting the results.

    thanks