Although Google tries to emphasize “content is king”, “user experience is king”, “pagespeed is king” cliches, everyone knows that links are the keys to SEO. Yes, in 2016 as well.
- Links are the keys to get good traffic from other websites.
- Links also are they keys to get fast indexing.
- Links also are they keys to monetize a website.
Links are the Keys to everything!
I have built a list about “how to getting links”, I hope some of these will be helpful for you!
16 Ways to Get Links!
1. Write every day
If you are publishing well written, original posts on every day, then backlinks will come organically. You just need patience, and good self publicizing skills.
2. Ask questions
Most of popular bloggers write very often (more times a week) Question/Answer posts!
All you have to do is ask a question, and answer it. If your question is enough interesting, you can get links from authority sites (with high DA/PA/CF/TF).
Just make sure you ask really good questions!
3. Make lists with numbers and bullets
I have made a list just a few days ago about “Startup Investors’ List 2016: 500+ investors with website“, and the backlinks come organically from startup websites.
For some reason, the blogging world is addicted to these things. When a blogger writes “12 ways to do” so-and-so, then everybody wants to see the article.
If it’s a good article as well, people will link to it. You can make a list either proving things, or even disproving.
People like seeing posts on things that aren’t true for some reason, so you can make a list of urban myths or online scams and people will still link to it.
4. Use blog directories
I don’t recommend to spam your blog to article catalogues. But blog directories like Blogorama can bring some quality traffic, and for some extra bucks you get dofollow backlink from it.
5. Comment on relevant blogs
Comment blogging for SEO is not a dead horse. Most of bloggers use spam filtering services/plugins, but if your comment is enough quality, it will be published with your link.
Be clever: some blogs like Updateland.com uses a trap. You can add your website’s URL on comment form, but it never appears. The owner just wants to increase text under his/her posts!
6. Write guest posts
This ways is an awesome method to get links, and traffic flow. Send personal email top bloggers in your niche, and ask them if they’ll let you a “well written, 100% copyscape” guest post.
If you can publish a good informative, helpful post on a popular website, you can get a lot of publicity for your blog.
I think, there is nothing wrong with buying promoted post with dofollow link.
The one rule is: no one would know about it! Just you, and the publisher.
Never buy links from public offer, or on general blogs. The relevance is more important than high DA/PA, or TF/CF.
8. Use website value checkers
There are tons of “website review” tools (SEO, UX, Traffic, Worth) on internet, they are always linking the analyzed websites.
These type of links give you zero link juice, but help your website to be indexed faster.
Forums are great ways to get traffic, if you are reliable member. Make sure you are giving helpful advice first to community.
Or spam and get yourself kicked out!
Forums can be a great source of links if you use it correctly.
10. Use Social Media
Ask your readers to share your articles on social media.
Do it you first! If you don’t share your content, why do it someone else?
11. Show your face
I found blogs too often without any information about the blogger. No name, no face, just the pure articles.
- If I don’t know who is the blogger, I don’t trust the content.
- If I don’t trust the content, I don’t share it, I don’t link it.
Show your face, be transparent, and your content get much more links!
12. Publicize it on Wikipedia
If you have popular well-known blog, create a new page about it on Wikipedia.
If nothing else you can show it to others, brag about how popular you are.
13. Create a simple CMS theme
There are lots of good WordPress themes and Joomla templates already, so don’t expect to make some extra income from this.
But make a very simple for free (with speed of light loading speed), and you’ll get tons of links that way.
These links may be worth more than the sales…
14. Preform surveys and studies
People like the several week studies, and useful article series. It makes them subscribing to your blog, and to come back for the updates.
Let’s find original studies that people haven’t done before, and try them out. People will backlink if it’s made well.
15. Hold a contest
The contest are great linkbaiters, if you are offering great award.
Everybody wants to win on a great contest! Choose carefully your sponsors, and the details.
Don’t waste your time with a fake or boring contest. And don’t forget to advertise it, because that is the way you will get links.
If people get a big bonus for blogging, you will get a lot more links.
16. Enter blog competitions
Blog awards like this, can give attention to your blog in thick online forest.
Writing an interesting & hype post gives you huge buzz in social media and uncountable quailty links.
As you can see, you don’t need thousands of dollars to get links. If you are original, productive and innovative, you will found multiple ways to get them.
There are also other ideas? Write in comment!
Table of Contents
- 1 16 Ways to Get Links!
- 1.1 1. Write every day
- 1.2 2. Ask questions
- 1.3 3. Make lists with numbers and bullets
- 1.4 4. Use blog directories
- 1.5 5. Comment on relevant blogs
- 1.6 6. Write guest posts
- 1.7 7. Buy links promoted posts
- 1.8 8. Use website value checkers
- 1.9 9. Add forum links
- 1.10 10. Use Social Media
- 1.11 11. Show your face
- 1.12 12. Publicize it on Wikipedia
- 1.13 13. Create a simple CMS theme
- 1.14 14. Preform surveys and studies
- 1.15 15. Hold a contest
- 1.16 16. Enter blog competitions
- 1.17 Summary