Links control the web and links are one of the most important things to every webmaster. With the advent of Google, SEO began to gain more traction and and backlinks became a major element of SEO success.
Since building backlinks is very critical to the success of any webmaster, this post will be talking about 7 ways to get quality backlinks for your blog/website.
1. Article marketing:
For a long time now article marketing has been one of the best and most effective ways to get quality backlinks to your blog, even though this method works there are some things you must consider when trying to get backlinks through article marketing. This is not as great as guest posting and one thing which is very important, do article marketing on relevant websites only. For example, if you are a SEO company, you should post content on an article directory which is only targeting SEO niche.
It is very important to make effective use of your anchor text when trying to promote your website through article marketing because your link is almost valueless if you don’t make effective use of your anchor text.
Another important thing is that you should make sure you submit most of your articles to reputable and quality article directories that are well established and have authority in the search engines.
It is also important to make effective use of the dofollow article directories because many search engines discount links from nofollow websites.
2. Social Networking Site Profile:
This is one great and under-utilized method you can use to get quality backlinks tom your website. Many social bookmarking and networking sites have high pagerank and this will flow to your account with them, even though some of them are nofollow we still have some that are dofollow.
The last time I checked my twitter profile’s page rank it was having a pagerank of 5 so you can get a lot of quality backlinks by making use of social bookmarking and networking sites.
Many social bookmarking/networking sites allow you to add links to your website and other sites in your bio, it is very important not to underestimate the power of these links but to make effective use of them.
3. Press Release:
Another great way to get quality backlinks to your blog is by making effective use of press release websites. If properly done, you can get a lot of quality backlinks from press release sites because they are supplying content to a lot of smaller sites and they can easily get picked up by news sites which means more exposure and quality backlinks for you.
When trying to get the best from your press releases you should make sure you have a newsworthy and attractive title because this will make more people interested in your press release, you should also make sure you have a link to your website in the body of your content because some people might scrape your content without wanting to give credit to you but this will help you against that.
4. Link Exchange:
As old-fashioned as this may be it still works in its own way. I have been able to use link exchanges to get rankings for some keywords when I just started on the internet.
When trying to get quality backlinks through link exchanges it is very important to have a separate website where you will be putting other people’s link because this will make you more secure thereby preventing you from being penalized by the search engines.
5. Document Sharing Sites:
Another great way to get quality backlinks to your site is by submitting your articles and ebooks to document sharing websites.
You can do this by compiling your blog posts as pdf files and by uploading it to file sharing websites thereby leaving a backlink to your website.
Many people are afraid of using this method but it gives you some high quality backlinks because many of these sites are trusted by Google and some other search engines and links from most document sharing sites are also do-follow.
6. Guest Blogging:
Guest blogging is another great way to build quality one-way backlinks to your website and unlike article marketing the backlinks built through guest blogging are high quality and authority backlinks because most blogs you will be guest posting for have been trusted by Google over time and they don’t publish duplicate content.
Many blogs also have high pagerank and your article can stay on their homepage for sometimes, if you write a great article then you can even get more people to link to it which means more authority for the most which in turns transfer to your website.
7. Blog Commenting:
There are many arguments revolving around the web that blog commenting cannot be used to build backlinks, I am telling you what I tested and I am assuring you blog commenting works for building backlinks.
Even though it is not advisable to go and spam people’s blog trying to get backlinks from comments but you can still use this method to your advantage by writing valuable comments only.
It is also important to know that some comments are very useless for building backlinks and those are comments on nofollow blogs, dofollow comments is the best and you can get a list of dofollow blogs for you to improve your blog commenting.
It is very important to note that all links are not equal and that building quality backlinks can lead to better SEO which in turn means more traffic. If you implement all the above tips then you can get better results and even almost instant improvement in your search engine rankings. Get something done and rock the world of SEO.
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