Some time back we here at ShoutMeLoud explained to our readers in detail what backlinks are and why they are important. As a follow-up we published how to get free backlinks for your website, and I explained how commenting can help create backlinks.
I was watching a video from the Google webmaster team, and Google engineer Matt spoke about how you can create backlinks in a white hat and effective way. For now, watch this video and I will elaborate on a few of the ways Matt has explained for creating backlinks to your website :
One thing Matt really emphasizes in this video is the importance of writing quality articles, tutorials and research posts.
In addition, he mentions a variety of other important tips which you can benefit from if you spend some time understanding and implementing them. Let me elaborate on some of the tips he offers in the video, in hopes of offering you the ability to better understand the details so that you can apply them to your own site if you choose:
Forums and Yahoo Answers are good and very useful places for creating backlinks and driving traffic. When people come to your post from such forums, you are targeting a new set of readers and exposing your articles to a different audience. In addition to this manner of obtaining quality backlinks, you can take advantage of my list of dofollow forums where you can get free backlinks.
Social media sites like Reddit and Delicious help you to build backlinks and thus drive more traffic to your blog. If you are lucky enough to hit a front page of any of the social bookmarking sites, you might be rewarded with lots of backlinks and traffic.
This is very useful for corporate websites or web service oriented sites. You can create a blog and use it to post articles and drive backlinks and traffic to your website. Personally, my blog helps significantly in driving traffic to my web services. You can read more about creating a professional blog here : How to create a professional blog
Free products and services are among the best methods that work best to create a buzz about your services, thus creating backlinks and driving traffic. You can create a free WordPress theme, free WordPress plugin, Facebook application, and so on.
As you know if you watched the video, Matt personally recommends creating good quality videos, noting that if your video is good enough people will embed it into their blog or websites and you can use it to drive free backlinks. For creating professional videos you can useand this tutorial will help you to .
If you are into video marketing, you will love our previous post on 50 Ways to Drive Huge Traffic from YouTube.
I feel for a new blogger having been there myself, and am happy to provide any helpful information I can toward the education of new bloggers, and even for established bloggers who can benefit from very useful tips like the ones in today’s post.
Personally, I believe commenting is the best way to build backlinks to your blog, but I would love to know your viewpoint as well as your effective ideas on building backlinks for your blog.