Link Building for a French Website

When building links for a .com targeting the US, you have so many options for building links…

  • Directories
  • Blog commenting
  • Article sites
  • Social media sites…..

However for a specific country TLD like a .fr the possibilities are so constrained. Not only do you have to search for sites located in France but you also are constrained by the sites niche. It’s a double edge sword so to speak. Searching for French sites in your niche that offer links is like looking for a 4 leaved clover.

However, there are allot of directories! Most that I have found are very high quality as well.

Here are a few that I like

There are even a quite a few niche directories. If you are willing to search! The best way to find those are to do a back link analysis on your french competitors. You discover where they are referenced and you add your site there as well.

I have even found some social media sites hosted in france.

I also post on French DoFollow blogs however it is quite slim pickings to find one in your niche. I have put together a French DoFollow blog search engine with quite a few.

I welcome your comments and invite you to post any ideas you have or strategies you use for French Link Building. and French SEO.

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  1. Posted March 30, 2009 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Thanks for these tips, this can be very useful for link building for a french website. I haven’t had to do it yet but this will be my first reference if I ever need to do that.

  2. Posted May 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    More useful tips to build more backlink. Thanks.

  3. Posted May 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I like your blog. I will keep visiting on your blog often. Thank you very much for the information.

  4. Posted May 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Your French dofollow Blog search engine Looks good. I have added your dofollow search engine to my list of blog directories with dofollow comments. Count me in as a new member of the dofollow blog movement.

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