LINK PARTY – Also known as a “link up” or “blog hop”, Link Parties are a classic way to network with other like-minded people. They also happen to be a really fun way to get more people to notice your brand by way of your blog.
And pretty much, every brand should keep an active blog (more on how to blog for your business can be found here.)
How A Link Party Works
All link parties have a name.
Ours is called…. drum roll please…….
Big WIN Wednesday!
We figured since these are called Link PARTIES then they should be treated as such, and be a celebration of sorts.
We want to hear about your WINS.
Ok, so the win doesn’t need to be “big” necessarily, but a “big win” can mean something different from one person to the next.
Basically, if your blog/business accomplished something, we want you to toot your own horn on your blog, and link it back to us so we can all hear about it, too.
Did you make your first sale? How did it go and how did you do it?
Did you reach your 1,000 follower mark on social media?
Did you make your first $1,000,000, or sell-out of something?
What did you do differently over the last week or so that led you to a new success?
Write a post about it on your business’s blog, and link it back here! You can include details about how you reached such a milestone, so your readers can gain some valuable knowledge from you.
Why You Should Participate
Once you join a link party and your link is up on a post, the link will stay there forever, and anyone can find it.
This is important for your business for a few different reasons, beside the obvious reason of more people going to check out your business website.
More links to your website mean a higher search engine ranking.
The more your website is linked up with similar websites, the more search engines like Google will recognize your website as being a high authority.
This means your website will show up higher in search results.
How to Participate
At the bottom of each Wednesday’s blog post for Big Win Wednesday, you’ll see a form that looks like this:
Not to be confused with the comment form, filling this out will make your blog post link appear directly above the form on the blog post.
Here’s a little step-by-step:
Step 1: Write your blog post.
Write a blog post on your company blog about your big win. It can be as long or short as you’d like. It can be a video, slide show etc. Publish it.
Hint: Write your post a day or two ahead of time, so it’s all ready to go for Wednesday!
Step 2: Copy and paste the URL into the form.
Copy the URL of said blog post and paste it into the Simply Linked Link Party form that you will find on our most recent Big Win Wednesday blog post. Don’t do it on an old one, or it’ll be harder to find! Put the title of it in the Title field, and enter your email address (others won’t see it) and hit “Submit Link”.
Step 3: Pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage to celebrate.
This is a party, remember? You’ll also have to wait a minute or so to refresh the page before you can see your link.
Step 4: Party time!
Leave the page open and refresh it from time to time. Visit the other links that appear. Leave comments and have fun.
Subscribe to the blog updates so you won’t miss out, and get ready for next Wednesday!