Building backlinks can be troublesome for many website owners if they don’t have the prior knowledge or opt for paid packages. Your website needs backlinks in order to rank well within search engines like Google which makes it an important element of every website owner’s day to build links.
This article explores various (simple) methods you can start using today to build links back to your website.
1) Write articles
Writing articles, such as this one here, is a fantastic way to build backlinks. After each new article, submit them to article directories or other websites with a link back to your main site – that’s a backlink!
2) Comment on blogs
Although blogs have a mixture of no follow and do follow coding (which determines how weighted a link will be), commenting on blogs is a simple process of leaving information, your name and a link back to your own website.
3) Guest blog
If you know someone within your niche with a blog, go ahead and ask them if you could write a guest post for them. Not only can you expose yourself to a new community but blog owners will let you link back to your own website or blog within the post.
4) Ask for them!
Surprisingly enough, you can go to the extent of asking other websites to link to you. If you have a well enough connection to a fellow website owner, you may be able to exchange links or even get a one-way backlink just for being good to them.
5) Create a video
There are dozens of video websites around the web; all you need to do is create a few set of videos related to your content, place a link within the description and you’ll be building backlinks in no time. As a bonus, if your video gets picked up on other websites, website owners may include a link within the content as well!
6) Use social bookmarking sites
Social bookmarking sites allow people to find content around the web without having to hunt it down. Either submitting your own articles or having others do it for you, each additional content piece that goes onto social bookmarking sites will link back to your website.
7) Post on forums
Finally, chances are your niche has a forum. Forums are a hot-bed of conversation and in terms of building links, they’re a goldmine. All you have to do is participate in forums, place a link in your signature and each new response you craft will be another link back to your site.