Whenever we hear word SEO, There are two core factors comes first in our mind. On-Site SEO and Off-site SEO. We have detailed article on On-Site SEO on our Blog.
In this article we will discuss about
Off-Site SEO. It mainly contains Link Building and Social Signals etc. Core part of link building is Backlink, backlinks are backbone of SEO and it’s one of the core feature that affect ranking of your website.
What is Backlink?
Backlink means a hyperlink of your blog or website on other website which flows traffic to your blog.
There are two types of backlinks:
DoFollowbacklink will pass Link juice to your blog and which can be indexed through crawler. DoFollow backlink will be beneficial for your blog ranking.
NoFollowbacklink will not pass link juice to your blog. It got skipped by search engine crawler while crawling your page. It is not much beneficial.
If you want organic traffic from search engine then you need to rank better in SERPs and it is only possible if you have built Quality and authority backlinks to your blog.
Creating quality backlinks is only way to improve your blogs ranking and getting organic traffic. In this post we will share 10+ proven ways to get quality backlinks to your WordPress site.
Before we move on, there are some of the things that you should take care of
According to Google Penguin Update your website will be de-indexed if you are using spammy or paid ways to create backlinks to your blog. So avoid adding site wide links from
website footer and also avoid buying bulk links from website like
In this article you will learn
many ways to create backlinksbut use it properly in positive and ethical manner. If you will overuse these things then it may be harmful for your blog.
Remember, while creating backlinks to your blog, don’t forget to check quality of that website, domain authority, trust score etc. Because if you will create backlink without checking these factors then it might be possible that you will create backlink from some of spammy website which can lead your blog to decrease ranking.
Don’t make backlink of just home page of your website. You should also make backlink of your internal pages and posts. You should take care of anchor text while creating backlinks of another pages to rank on targeted keyword.
Here are evergreen ideas to get Backlinks to your Site/Blog
These evergreen technique to get quality backlink to your website. You can use it for your all types of blogs whether it is short-term or long-term or from any kind of niche.
1. Social bookmarking
Social Bookmarking is considered as backlinks and you should target following network: Google plus, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest etc.
Google will improve your ranking by checking social signals of your website. Sharing your website on social networking websites will help you to improve your likes, comment, shares, tweets, mentions etc. and it will improve your overall ranking and authority.
2. Comment on similar Niche blogs
Comment on your similar niche blogs and make sure these blogs are related to your own blogs. It will still be beneficial for overall link-profile of your blog.
This method is known as creating backlinks by commenting on blogs. But some people will use it without knowledge and guidance.
You should only comment your blog’s link to
DoFollow blogs because it passes link juice to your blogs otherwise search engine will skip it or ignore it. Also only comment on relevant blogs otherwise you will get spammy backlinks and it is harmful for your blog.
3. Submit Guest Post to Other Blogs
Submitting guest post is one of the best and effective way to get quality backlinks. Every great website needs great content and it is not possible by one hand. So people with good article on relevant niche will contribute by publishing their quality content to blogs, and in return they will get some quality backlinks to their blog.
This method is kind of link exchange with each other but it is effective and safe because only relevant blogs will post for each other and it doesn’t create spammy links to your site.
4. Submit Your Blog to Top Blogging directories
Just submit your blog to quality
blogging directories. There are many directories like
Dmoz which provides whole lists of sites in various category. These directory have high authority. You should submit your website or blog to their directory and you will get one quality backlink from there.
5. Answer Questions & provide your input
There are quite a few online forums on that you could contribute, like:
- WordPress forums
- + some of your favorite sites
Answering questions that have solution on your blog will improve your traffic through StackOverflow, Quora, WordPress Forum and Yahoo answers users.
Because all these websites are high authority and it will improve quality traffic and ranking to your posts.
6. Post on Dedicated or Short-term events
Short-term or event blogs means blogs for specific accident or event.
Every year on events like Christmas, New Year, etc. will get higher search volume of people who are searching wishes, quotes, images etc. and these searches are for specific time like 4-5 days. If you got ranking on these kind of blog, it will generate high traffic as well as revenue in very short time. These are some of methods that will help you only for getting short term ranking. You should not use these method for long term.
Start only Relevant Threads in Forums and Link to Your Blog Posts.
Link your Blog in Your
Forum Signatures (Only in high quality forums). Network with other bloggers in your niche (Online and offline) and links will automatically follow you.
If you want ranking for specific domain then you must need quality backlinks from similar blogs in your category. Suppose if you are ranking with event like Christmas then, first of all you need
EMD (Exact Matched Domain) and need backlinks from similar blogs to keep base ranking and you can use other ways like blog commenting, answering in forums as second task for ranking.
Generally short-term blogs gets most of traffic from social websites and google. They get very low traffic directly to their website. So social sharing will give referral traffic and it will also improve your social signal and ranking.
Before going further, let’s understand term
Long term blogs means blogs which are related to specific topic like technology, review, gaming, downloading, viral content, price and specification etc.
These kind of blogs need to take care of their backlinks and ranking to be in the market. Here are some of ways to create quality backlinks to their blog.
7. Submit articles to StumbleUpon
It is most useful to get quality traffic. Submitting your posts on StumbleUpon is best practice for your social media marketing. It have quality readers which drive useful and quality users to your website.
8. Work on making your blog go viral on top social bookmarking sites
This alone can bring you tons of quality backlinks from authority sites. If you are working with news, viral, cricket, sports or celebrity niche then you must create viral title and articles to rank. Because these sites might not get traffic from search engine without google news approval.
You will most traffic from social media like facebook, twitter etc. Viral posts will generate huge amount to traffic from social media. Sites like BuzzFeed, WittyFeed, Mashable are based on viral content and they are getting almost 75% of their traffic from social media.
9. Submit your RSS feed to feeder sites like feedly
Feedly is one of the best website for bloggers and readers that provides range of articles of relevant niche from different blogs. It is good practice to submit your website to feedly. It will drive quality readers and it is helpful for increasing subscription Email list for your blog.
10. Most forums have a website review forum
Review your blog on
top quality forums. There are many forums which review websites. You should submit your website for review in that type of forum and you will get your website reviewed and also get quality backlinks from them.
11. Write high quality content
This one is my favorite and essential part of my site.
High Quality article on your blog will leave a good impression on reader’s mind. In other words, Quality content is heart of your blog or website to stay in market for long time.
Suppose if you get good ranking but your content is not good then user will spent less time on blog and it will increase bounce rate on your blog. You might lose
trust score and
High quality article will make users
fall in love with your website. It might be loved and mentioned by other website owners. They will put your link in their article for better understanding of their topic. So, you will get strong backlinks from them as well.
12. Write news posts and try to be one of the first people to write it
Try to know which stories are hot (Trending stories) at the moment and make sure you blog about them.
Writing posts on news will be dependent on Google Trends, and social media trends. If you are working on news website then you should try to be first to publish article on specific trend. You will get indexed first on google and get much traffic amount.
But remember, only write about actual thing. Don’t provide wrong information to your blog to make it viral. It will decrease your trust score and ranking.
13. Write top list posts because they can go viral easily
When working with viral niche you should post like list types like
10 things you must know or
7 signs that will prove that you are in. People loves these type of post to read on social media and it got most shares then other posts.
If you get most of shares then it will create most backlinks and might got mentioned by some of other blog owners without your knowledge. These creates backlinks for you without your knowledge.
14. Submit your blog to .edu and .gov forums and blogs
Google so much loves backlinks from this sites and regards them as authority backlinks.
To rank higher on SERPs and increase your website’s authority, you should try to get backlinks from .edu and .gov TLD’s domain.
Google loves these domain names and they consider them as high authority websites.
.edu is considered as educational website and
.gov is considered as government website. So, creating backlinks from them will rank you higher in any conditions in SERPs.
15. Create manuals and long tutorial posts on your blog
Creating manuals, Checklists, and long tutorials with image will make good impression on reader’s mind. When it will be useful for some of people or they follow that tutorial, they will come on your article for finishing that tutorial and more guidance about that topic.
16. Beta test a lot of products and give your review
Beta testing is one of the trending subject now a days. Every company needs their product to be perfect and it is not possible without beta testing.
Many company gives free access to their premium products for beta testing purpose. Beta test products, writing review and proper suggestion for improving their product will help them to improve their product presence and marketing.
If your review or suggestion will help them then they will probably provide link to your blog or blog post.
These are effective ways to create backlinks to your blog in any niche.
You should use these ways ethically otherwise It can be harmful for your blog. If you have any other ideas about creating backlinks then please do share with us in comment section.