What is link wheel?
A link wheel basically is a process in which you build a dozen or so new blogs/web pages using web 2.0 properties such as squidoo, blogger, hubpages and etc, all on the same topic as your main blog or website. Then, on each of these mini sites, you write one (or more) unique quality article that includes a link to your main website or blog and another link to one of the other new blogs you just built.
The difference between link wheel and traditional link building
When building backlinks using traditional link building methods, you just link back to your site from any other site you can. But, link building with link wheel is different than traditional link building, in a sense that you don’t just build links pointing only to your site, you also build links pointing to other sites on which you have a link pointing to your site. …confused?
How Does a link wheel work
Lets assume your have 6 web 2.0 sites that you want to use to make a link wheel for your blog (by the way web 2.0 properties are great for link wheel since they are free and pack a punch when it comes to Google liking them). You write 6 unique articles, each with one link pointing to your main site, and another link to one of the 6 web 2.0 sites your using, and post one article on each. It’s sort of like an interconnected web.
When you get to the last site, you can either link it to any one of the other 5 sites, completing a complete link which goes in a circular motion(yes, that’s why its called link “wheel”), or you can leave it open.