As spring comes, conference season starts. It also means giving those old fashioned networking techniques a try while being away from computers.
You can actually build links at conferences because of all the opportunities that they provide.
Get to Know New People
Conferences are more than just getting great content from the sessions. Their core value is really the opportunity for you to meet people who are more likely to share and link to your content.
Try Live Blogging
Blogging about the conference is usually something that many other attendees would love to do while everything is still fresh on their mind. If you want to build links, you have to make sure that you do proper live blogging to ensure that your content will be among those that are currently read and shared online. You might even get links from industry blogs and conference websites.
Talk to Speakers
They are great sources of good content. Before the conference, start following them on Twitter and contact them through it. But you have to show interest in what they have to say by retweeting their tweets, tweeting them, and eventually asking them if you can talk to them in person about the topic that they are going to speak about. Most speakers would agree to such requests if they have the time. They would also love to link to your posts, which could bring traffic to your site.
Write Mid-conference Reviews
Everyone scrambles to blog about the conference midway through it. You can do it too about the major topics discussed during the event and expect to get a lot of people to share and link to your reviews.
In just a couple of days, you can already do a lot of link building. You can simply follow these techniques to build links at conferences.