Link Building: What’s Up Doc (sharing)?!

I relink building, document sharing, high pagerankalized the other day that it’s been awhile since I addressed link building here. So, off I went into the wilderness with my fishing pole and pork& beans to search for a tip. A tip worthy to present to you that hasn’t been beat to death already. I wanted an untapped opportunity to bring to you.

Enter What’s Up Doc, sharing a doc that is.¬† I know you are so totally intrigued right now, I can feel it. :)

Document Sharing  Builds BackLinks

Document sharing sites generally hold high authority in the search engines. What these sites do is allow you to upload your report, book, article, whatever into a file sharing system.

Complete with all of your links and yada yada…..your paper will be available publicly to the hoards of people searching for information. You choose your category to post in and off you go.

The beauty of document sharing is that you allow others free reign to use your paper, book etc for their own use. Now, your links are being spread even further. Searchers will also share your stuff via Twitter, Facebook, or whatever social medium they choose.

It’s as simple as creating a PDF file and uploading it to the document sharing sites. You also need to create a profile on the sites as well. Couldn’t be any easier. This in turn gives you links back to your site both in the profile AND in your uploaded document.

And some high pageRank backlinks to boot. *commence happy dance* For instance, one document sharing site I use is The homepage there has a PR of 8. Uhm, yippee…even though PR is not as important these days, I’ll take that big fat hoopty link! :)

Document Sharing Sites

Well, I see you getting impatient and tapping your foot….so here are the document sharing sites I think are the bestest!


The Bottom Line

We all know the basics of linkbuilding. Blog commenting, forum posting, article writing, guest posting, etc….

However, there are other opportunities that can net you some sweet links from authoritative sites. Document sharing is one of those ways. The reports you upload will also present you as an authority in your niche. Who wouldn’t want that?! If you don’t want to be an authority or juicy links, then you need to reevaluate your goals.

Go write a fabulous report and upload to all of these places. Yes you can use the same report…and watch your link profile become more powerful than you ever imagined.

Let me have it people, what are your thoughts? Have you tried this linkbuilding technique?

Oh and please share this around the way! :)







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30 Responses to “Link Building: What’s Up Doc (sharing)?!”

  1. December 14, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    Really great information, I’ve never used this technique to build backlink.
    I think i should subscribe your post they are really helpful

  2. July 17, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Thanks a lot for the share it was just what I was looking for. Although just a matter of time before this gets spammed out too.

  3. April 22, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    I am fully agree with you.There are lots of ways to get quality backlinks.But we can not ignore the value of doc sharing.I have personally used it and got so many quality backlinks for these sites.I hope people ll read this awesome article and ll get great information.

  4. April 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Scribd has been excellent for me & so has your info. It’s nice to join y’all, Cheers!

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

      Happy to have you!! :)

  5. April 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Hey Lisa,

    We all love the topic of link building so this was another good one. Had to start at the beginning and will read the rest of your posts to follow up as well.

    Have used a few of these sites so thanks for giving me a great list to go by. Certainly didn’t have all of these on my current list.

    Great post and great topic so thank you for that. See you again soon.


    • Lisa Drubec
      April 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

      Glad you liked it Adrienne!!! :)

  6. March 28, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    From here, you given a lot of list of web sites on here, so thanks a lot for given here.

  7. March 26, 2011 at 9:28 am #


    Doc sharing is something I have completely forgotten about. What a wonderful tip! Thanks for reminding me. I wrtoe ti down in my notepad and bookmarked a few of your links.

    another great post,

    once again, thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

      Thank you Steve,….it’s a rare day when I can remind YOU of something…since you’re my goto make money guy!!

  8. March 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm #


    I had forgotten about this one. I think I had it on a list at one time but ended up doing something else and it slipped my mind.

    If you were going to choose a couple of those on the list which would you do?

    I like the looks of scribed and docshare.

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

      Hi Sheila:

      I forgot about it too!! I like Scribed, docshare and issuu the best!
      Hope that helps


      • March 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

        Thanks Lisa, it does help. I like starting where others I trust have had good experiences.

  9. March 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Are said documents actually on this homepage with a PR of 8, or some random inner page?

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

      Hi Dennis:

      They are on inner pages UNLESS you make the featured page. You can make the featured page in any category and that is PR 8.

      • March 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

        That was kinda my point, it seemed like you were promising a PR* when that is not necessarily the case.

        • Lisa Drubec
          March 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

          Hi dennis:

          I guess I was ooking at it from a “featured” standpoint. However, the inner pages of some of these sites have a PR of 4-6, so I think you would still get a nice authority backlink!

          • March 29, 2011 at 9:05 am #

            Absolutely, and if the inner pages gain PR faster then blog inner pages, it is definitely a winner.

            I was thinking mostly of blogs, inner pages can take quite some time to do it.

  10. March 25, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    What a great idea, hadn’t thought of that. Thanks Lisa.

    Good job it’s getting colder at the weekend so I can have some time to look into this. :)

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

      Im waiting for the warmth too Pippa!

  11. March 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Never thought of uploading content to get back links but looks like a great way to get some useful links for free. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 25, 2011 at 7:33 am #

      Thanks Nishada, glad I could show you something new!!

  12. March 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    Ah, just knew that we can gain the good quality backlinks from file sharing service. Thanks for the info.

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 25, 2011 at 7:34 am #

      See, you’re a rockstar Dana!! :)

  13. March 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    Greetings friends,
    this the first time i visit your blog, and i say this is nice blog…
    thank you.

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 25, 2011 at 7:34 am #


  14. March 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Wow. I had no idea about this. Cool and thank you

    • Lisa Drubec
      March 25, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      you are welcome Zach and thanks for visiting!

      • March 25, 2011 at 10:06 am #

        How come when I read this it sounds so rudimentary yet I know I never would have come up with this idea myself. Great tip. Thanks Lisa!

        • Lisa Drubec
          March 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

          LOL Monica, I know exactly what you mean!! Glad you enjoyed it!

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