their ranking algorithms. But, in the beginning there were only links. And today they are still quite valuable when determining what pages rank where.
So, the foundation is where we begin. For companies looking to grow here locally it's a bit different because Denver is a boom town essentially. People come to Denver for it's vast growth potential and things like the Rocky Mountains and skiing.
While now is the time to be looking to grow for Denver businesses, the quality of links you get to your website and the velocity in which you get them can and will determine your website success in the SERPS. The goal is to get high quality links from websites from other people in the community with high quality websites. And since there are lots of businesses sprouting up in the Denver area, this should be easily accomplished by networking with local business owners.
These are the highest quality of and best links to get because they are essentially "local" to the Denver area. This includes places like Boulder, Castle Rock, Golden, Aurora, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Arvada, Centennial, and other local businesses. If you know and have relationships with business owners in these or any other local areas close to the Denver Metro then you should be asking them to link to the content you've created, just make sure that the content is high quality and provides value so that they will have a reason to link to it in the first place.
There are other metrics we look at before asking business or website owners for a link from their websites because after all quality matters. And if the website you're getting a link from isn't looked at as a quality website then you might as well just move on.
Here are some of the metrics we look at when trying to obtain a link from a website:
We want to make sure that they aren't attached to some type of spam network. Unfortunately, lots of small businesses choose cheap hosting so this can become a concern.
What type of TLD is the website in question? Is it a dot com, net or org. If so that's good but if not we need to analyze the site further. Unfortunately, spam tends to come from other types of TLDs in an abnormal amount so this is essentially just a quick check to make sure.