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Build an Established Profile Page to Pass Quality Link Juice
Many SEO experts will know that just a few years ago, YouTube used to be a do follow link. This was huge. All you had to do was build a solid YouTube page, comment on other people’s YouTube pages, subscribe to a few dozen of channels and your YouTube page would be at least a PR3 within a few months. Many people owned PR5-PR7 YouTube pages. Then, of course, you would just link to your home page on your YouTube channel page.
Pretty awesome, right?
Well, what if I told you that this same exact technique still works, just not necessarily with YouTube?
Yes, that is correct. Although most high-powered social networks like Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram do not offer follow links, there are still a few hidden gems out there that still pass follow links.
With a hat-tip to Brian Dean at Backlinko, here are 4 ‘power-sites’ that still offer followed links:
So, with these social networks, you are essentially getting a link on your profile that points to your website or blog. Now, the key is to build your profile page so that it becomes a higher PR-page. This is super easy, and this does not require you to link to your profile page. This is just about showing activity on your social profile page. Just like the old YouTube channel that would get a PR5 rank after a few months of commenting on other people’s videos, the same applies with Behance.net. Just pick a category on Behance.net, and then follow the top 20-30 people in that category, and start networking, posting on other people’s profile pages.
Note: do not spam! That is the worst thing you could ever do. You aren’t linking at all; you are just conversing with other people on the profile. Your profile link will