In this lesson I’ll show you how to get links from doc sharing sites. Keep in mind, like many links, these do not pass on much link juice, but, the diversity is the key.
First, What Are Docs?
Docs are simply documents that range from simple Word Documents using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint slide shows or PDF files.
Doc sharing sites allow you to upload these types of files to their sites and share them with the world, as well as place a backlink to your site within the document.
Aside from providing you a backlink they can also rank in the search engines.
Here is an example:
What Should A Document You’re Sharing Contain?
Simple. You need text. This could be an article or a simple slideshow. You can also include graphics, charts or videos as well. However, the bulk of the presentation of doc should be text because that is what the search engines read.
Let me show you an example. This is one put together called How Can I Be An Expert.
Notice that it’s just a small presentation on how someone can effectively become an expert on a subject that they are not already an expert about.
This could have also been presented as a simple PDF or Word document as well., but, for this one I like the Power Point layout.
Creating A Doc Without Microsoft Word…
I get this question a lot.
The 1st 4 are the ones I personally use the most. The reason? Because, your files have a good chance of ranking in the search engines by themselves on these particular sites over the others. The below list isn’t huge, and in fact, there are a lot more of these types of sites out there. However, these are the ones I use.
You can look through some of my examples here:http://www.slideshare.net/michaelsbrown
Demonstration Of How To Add A Doc File To A Sharing Site…
For this demo I am going to use Slideshare. This is one of the best doc sharing sites and one of the easiest to navigate. You only need their free option and you do not need to worry about upgrading to a paid account.
An important note: On Slideshare you cannot make your link active until at least the 3rd page. They are combating SPAM with this.
First, Signup For Slideshare
A). Fill out the form and click Signup.
Next, you’ll be at an intro screen that has some Upload buttons on it.
A). Click Upload – use either upload button.
Next, you’ll see another upload screen.
A). Click the regular upload button.
Next, you’ll find your file and the upload will begin.
A). Create a keyword optimized titleB). Enter a brief description of your document
C). Add various different keywords that relate to your document here
D). Select the best category
E). Select Public
F). Click “Save & Continue”
Next, you’ll see a similar screen to this.
A). Share it with your social media here
B). View the presentation here
Finally, you’ll see the document on the site.
A). You can see what your document look like here
That’s it! You’ve uploaded a doc and you can now upload more documents.
Free Doc Sharing List
Action: Select 4-5 of these sites and submit at least 1 document with a link back to your website.
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