9 Ways to Build Worthwhile Backlinks To Your Blog

Having a link back to your blog is like having a ‘vote’ towards you blog in the search engines. Backlinks have become even more important now with the mysterious “Google Pagerank”. Backlinks are awesome also because they not only help your search engine ranks but they also provide links all over the web for people to find your site, and you want people to find your site because this equals more money. Now I know that I currently have 1,247 backlinks to my blog which I have gained in the last 1 and 1/2 months of blogging.

So how can you get backlinks to your blog?
1. Comment Other Blogs

Commenting on “Do Follow” Blogs (blogs that allow your links in comments to be tracked by search engines) is one of the best ways to build up links. Doing this alone I would need to ad 1,750 comments which is 29 comments per day (which I could probably do), but I will comment a lot plus use other methods. This is by far the easiest way to get backlinks to your site. It helps to insert key words into your “name” when you comment because that is the text that will be linked back to your site. But don’t spam it and write something crazy. Personally I often write “Ryan @ Smarter Wealth” when commenting.

2. Do Link Exchange

Using forums such as Digital Point forum is a great place to find people to exchange links with. You place a link to their site on your blog and in return they will link to your blog. One for one, win-win situation. I will definately be doing some of this to gain some extra links.

3. Link to Other Blogs and Much as You Can

You know how when you give people presents often they will want to give you something back? Well linking for a blog is like giving that blog and present and it is likely (if they are a blog around the same size or smaller than yours) they will link back. So pass out as many links as possible (without flooding your blog with them) and then hopefully you will get some link love back.

4. Write Guest Posts

Writing guest posts guarantees you a link back to your blog with quality content to back it up. Write guests posts and submit them to blog owners. You might get lucky with a few. This is great because it now only drives traffic to your site through that blogs readers but it also gives you a link of two with relevant content relating to your blog.

5. Write Articles for Free Article Websites

Writing articles for free ezine articles is a great way to build backlinks because every time someone uses your article on their website they have to put in a footer which you have created linking back to your site. Just a tip though, avoid posting the articles you have written for your blog in these free articles databases because duplicate content can decrease your SEO rankings. I will write unique articles JUST for free ezine articles and so should you A great site to submit them is www.ezinearticles.com

6. Top Commentors List

Many sites have a ‘top commentors’ list (I have one of Smarter Wealth) by being active on blogs you can easily make it onto this list which will give a link back to your site. This is a great way to get a high pagerank link to your website because it is often just the homepage that will have a high pagerank. They higher the pagerank of the page your link in on then the better it is for you. It is like if the pope said you were awesome (pagerank 10/10) it would be worth more than if some average punk said you were awesome (pagerank 0/10).

7. Forum Posting

Many forums allow you to have a signature (which you can include a link back to your site). Write good content in forums with a catchy signature and people will visit your site. You can even pay people about $0.10 per post to post in forums. So you can get 100 links back to your site for just $10 (or less with a little bargaining).

8. Linking Between Your Own Sites

If you have more than one site then you have the perfect opportunity to link to each of your sites through each other. Put a link in the sidebar, write a post about your other blog, include links to relevant articles where appropriate. Use your multiple sites to your advantage by linking them up.

9. Write Quality Content

I left this one till last because it is probably the easiest way you can create links to your site. Because if you write quality content then people will naturally link to you and that means you don’t have to do any of the linking work. Continually write good quality content and submit them to social media sites such as Digg and StumbleUpon and if people like them they will link to them. A-List bloggers such as Darren from Problogger must get hundreds (if not thousands) of organic links everyday.

So using these techniques you should be able to build hundreds of links back to your site and help give it ‘votes’ to increase your rankings in the search engines, increase your google pagerank and also to provide links so people can find your site.

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