You gonna spend your days building backlinks and your nights thinking about them. And your mind won't be able to stop thinking about it in the times in between.
But what the heck backlink even is? And why it is so important? And how do you build them? Well, we have collected the answer for you in this ultimate guide to build backlinks.
|How To Build High Quality Backlinks: A complete Guide|
What is backlink?
Backlinks are links coming from any other site or any other page from your own site coming to a Webpage.
In simple words when any other site has a link to your site on their own web page, then it's considered a backlink. For example, if a site abc.com has a page about backlinks and for better understanding they mention the link of this article which you are reading, then it will be considered a backlink for this site.
Why are backlinks so important?
So now you know what is a backlink. But why are backlinks so important? Let me explain.
In order to earn any money from your website, you need real people to visit your site. Anybody who visits your site is called a visitor.
Now the easiest and the largest way of getting a visitors for your website is ranking your page in Google. Google page ranks are decided by the reputation of the site.
And in order to earn a reputation for your site, you need backlinks from other sites. All these backlinks are relative. Means the amount of trust the site which gives you a backlink has, the more trusted your site will become.
Another word you should learn is Link Juice. Link juice is a meter for measuring the amount of trust the other site is giving you.
If a site is giving you a backlink but it's not passing any link juice then the link is of no use. And if you get a single backlink from a site which passes more link juice from 100 other backlinks from other sites, then that one backlink will be more valuable than other hundred backlinks.
Make Quality Backlinks
When search engine like Google calculates the relevance of a site to a keyword, they consider number of quality backlinks Pointing to that site.
Backlink Doesn't matters,Quality matters.
Backlinks Quality is determined through several methods. When a website links to your site related to your niche,then such inbound links are considered to more relevant.
On the other hand,If inbound backlinks are found on websites with other niche(unrelated contents), then it is considered to be less relevant.
In other words,higher the relevance of inbound links, greater is the quality.
For example, if you have a blog related to Apple and you created a link from other website related to apples, then it will be considered more relevant as a search engine's assessment than a link from a site about mangoes.
This is very Important Factor for Search Engine optimiziation because many search engines give more importance to websites that has a good number of high quality backlinks and it considers those websites more relevant than other website's in their Search engine results pages for a search query.
Avoid Building Low Quality Backlinks.
- Websites deindexed by Google
- Websites penalized by Google
- Websites with duplicated content
- Websites that violate Google Webmaster Guidelines
- Websites totally banned by Google
- Websites with bad neighborhood (sites linking to low quality sites).
Guide of Building Backlinks
So now you have enough knowledge about backlinks. Now is the time to actually learn how to create backlinks. There are numerous ways to build backlinks and we have listed all of them with the possible blog type you should use them for.
However, links which pass very less link juice are also important for your site. Do follow Backlinks are links which tell Google that the site wants to pass its reputation to the other site. And no follow links are the ones that tell that the backlink giving site does not want Google to associate its reputation with the other site.
1. Guest PostingThe first way of building backlinks are by guest posting, lots of sites offer to give a backlink for a written post. To get a backlink by guest posting, you need to find a blog which gives backlinks for posts.
You can find such blogs by searching on Google. Once you find a blog which allows guest posts for links, you have to write a good post related to the topic of that site and then send it to the owner requesting him a link.
Best for- Long term blogs, niche blogs
2. Blog commenting
Blog commenting is another good way of getting valuable links for your blog. You have your site associated with your profile, so when you comment on any other site using that profile, it gives you a link.
Blog comment links do not give you much link juice so you'll need lots of such links to make a difference.
Best for- Long Term blogs(not recommended), Niche blogs, event blogs
3. Directory Submission
Looking for easy backlinks? Directory submission is the way. These directory websites work like a telephone directory, but instead of telephone numbers they keep the record of websites.
You can find such sites via Google and then submit your site for review. Once it's reviewed by the admin, he will add it into the directory by creating a page for it and you'll get a link from it.
Best for- Event blogs, Niche blogs
4. Infographic submission
Just like blog directories, there are lots of sites where you can submit self-made Infographics and get a link from it.
All you have to do is find such sites using Google, then create a good Infographic and submit it there. Mention your site in the description box and you got an easy link.
Below are some websites where you can submit your infographics:
Best for- Event blogs, Niche blogs
5. Bought Links
Lots of bloggers hesitate to accept it, but yes people do buy links for their blog. Getting a link from big sites with high authority(trust) can literally boost your SEO rankings.
But most such sites do not sell links. Instead, you can contact their writers and pay them for getting a link. One such link can cost you from $50 to $500 dollars and even more.
Another example of buying links are paid reviews. People who have launched a new service. They want to rank their website as well as advertise their product. So they pay blog owners to post a review about their product and insert a link to their web page in the review.
Best for- Long term brand blogs
6. Web 2.0 links
Links from sites which are based on a sub domain and hosted for free are called web 2.0 links. Blogspot sites are the prime example of such site.
And yes let other people say what they want to say, if a 2.0 blog has good authority than a link coming from them will definitely affect your rankings. People mostly build some web 2.0 blogs by themselves to get a link from them for their main blog.
Best for- Authority blogs
7. Forum links
Methods such as guest posting are secure for long term blogs but they are too time-consuming. Don't worry forum links are there to make the save.
Question answer forums such as quora allow you to add your blog link in your profile. And when you answer any question, you get a link for it. They are considered the most secure way of getting free links.
There are lots of forums on different topics so you can choose them according to your blog niche.
Best for- long term blogs, authority blogs
8. PBN links
Probably the most guarded secret in all of the blogging world. Yes, they do exist and almost all of the big bloggers have their own set of blogs with medium authority.
They are mostly only built for keywords which have very high CPC. And if Google catches one of them, then they'll punish all the blogs. So be very careful with them.
Mostly people who want to rank for a very tough keyword build a series of blogs in the same niche. And then they give links from all those blogs to their main blog to rank it.
People also build multi-niche networks to dominate multiple niches. But getting authority for such blogs will be harder and more time consuming.
Best for- Blogs looking to rank for high competition keywords such as motor Insurance.
9. Respond to questions on Quora
Answer the question, and if there is a specific post or article written on your blog that helps the question,then you can link to it.
Best For -Long Term blogs.
10.Submit website to websites Feedback site's.
These were the prime techniques people use to get backlinks for their blogs. But as I always say- Experiment is the key. So keep experimenting and keep looking for new link building opportunities.
if you have any questions, you can ask them in the comment box.