Do you want to Get Free Backlinks?
I agree with you, it’s becoming more Dang harder to earn backlinks……
Well luckily for you it turns out there are 37 Free ways to get some Free Backlinks
….Absolutely Free!! Not even a dime
You may be wondering 37 ways. Priya That’s Crazy
Yeah, I Know!
….But here is the deal
Probably you may know most of the ways which I am gonna mentioned below
But nobody took it serious enough to do it……
Skip to Link #11 if you want to go directly for the easy ways where you can put your URL this instant
Backlinks are a crucial part of ranking a page in SERPs
……So you need it,
Even if it’s a nofollow. it helps diversify your Link profile
So today, in this article we are gonna discuss some basic ways on how to earn free backlinks…….
But first, Let’s divide the Link type into 2 type for further smoothening in your navigation-
a) ……Link #1, 4, 11, 13-37 can be build right this Instant
b)Link #3, 5, 6-10, 12 Take some time to get the backlinks. It is a strategical Method…..
Link1 # Internal Backlinks
This is the simplest way to build backlinks to your page…….
Internal backlinks connect one post or page to another on the same website.
It is helpful in establishing a site architecture and spreading the link equity of your website
….Internal linking helps your SEO by driving traffic to other pages
Internal linking helps users navigate throughout your website. So, by using proper and user-friendly links in your articles, you will ease your user’s navigation
So let’s say you have a new blog post about “How to grow your Instagram Followers“. From there you are linking to another blog post on “reasons for losing Instagram followers” in which both are related to Instagram
However do not to overload your pages with internal links, Link out only when necessary
Benefits Of Internal Linking-
- …..Internal links pass the link juice
- Internal links increase page views
- Internal links help in increasing PageRank……
- Internal links reduce the bounce rate
- ………..Better crawling and indexing
Link2 # Blogger Outreach
This is a great way to not only build links but also relationships with the other Bloggers, Helping each other, Exposure for your Brand and what not.
Here is a 7 Step Blogger Outreach Strategy to help you out…….
Depending on Your Goals, Blogger Outreach may have different aims such as
- Guest Posting….
- Social Shares
- ….Build Relationship, etc
But since we are on the topic of link building, let’s focus mainly on Guest Blogging
It literally works like this, you are writing and publishing an article on someone else’s blog or website
……Guest Blogging is a win-win situation strategy
It offers a strong opportunity to secure a link back from another website along with all the other marketing for your Brand or Yourself
You help another site build up their resources and generate more views for themselves, but also at the same time, it also benefits you too
Securing a backlink shouldn’t only be the main focus of Guest Blogging, It helps you in many ways such as-
- ……Establishes a relationship with the blogger
- Taps into their audience for additional exposure
- Getting exposure (traffic) back to your website…..
- increased online visibility
- ………Establish authority among an audience
- Builds your reputation
Here is a list of Blogs that allow Guest Posting
You can also use these queries to find Blogs that accept Guest Posting
- Keyword in title:”contribute to”
- Keyword “submit a guest post”
- Keyword “guest author”
- Keyword “guest article”
- Keyword “guest column”
Link3 # Help A Reporter Out (HARO)
If you don’t know what HARO is, don’t worry cause I am gonna explain to you right now
HARO is a website where journalists use to find Experts on a certain topic that can offer the content and contributors for their stories.
First of all, Go to HARO and register as a source…..
For the Next step, choose a free or paid plan
……After finishing signing up, keep an eye out for requests that you can contribute to
If you find any request that you think you can contribute
Send the journalist a VERY brief and a valuable pitch which will be hard to ignore
…….Here is an article on How to effectively pitch your Content
The journalist must be receiving tons of response and sometimes better article than yours
So, You’re not guaranteed a backlink from every single query you respond to
But if you did get one, then it will be a huge boost to your link profile…..
Link4 # Blog Comments
Trends come and go……
So does Blog comment for Backlinks
But nowadays Blog Comment for backlinks is considered an old-school method
…..So you ask, is it still effective?
“Depends” on how you make use of it
It is very crucial to post a valuable comment
If you really want to Stand out of the crowd “Thanks..nice post!” won’t cut it……
- Provide quality comments that will actually hook the eyes of either the visitors or the webmaster
- Write detailed comments that are informative and valuable to the discussion
- Make Sure your email address has an image in
Comment a very engaging excerpt that will make them feel like that could actually solve their problem and you can add the Link to your website for Read More
But Add your link for the comment only if you have a relevant article to that topic
……If it’s a Do-follow, Then Perfect.
Even if it’s a No-follow, That’s fine too. It still holds value such as
- …..Increase Referral Traffic
- Makes your Link Profile look natural
- Increases DA, PA & other Metrics…..
- ..Builds Authority
If People go through the link and find your content engaging and helpful.
Sometimes they may even share and link it back to you
……..In this way, It also acts as an indirect way of link building
How To Find Blogs To Comment?
Today I feel like I wanna share this tool which I absolutely recommend called DropMyLink
It is a tool where users can easily find the right blog to comment on, be it a .edu blog, .gov blog, etc…..
Type in the keyword and select the blog type. Click Search…..
DropMyLink will bring you a bunch of results that allow Blog Commenting.
Tips to Remember when writing a Comment
- ….Get personal
- Get your comments noticed by the right people
- Comment something worthwhile and relevant……
- Be conversational
- …..Wait for the right moment to add your links
Take the time to read the whole blog post and leave a genuine response. Don’t just post junk comments.
Here is an Article on 5 Ways to find niche related Blogs for commenting
Link5 # Broken Links
…….This tactics just work AMAZING!!
It is the most scalable link building tactics through finding broken links, recreating a version of that broken content, and helping the webmasters to replace the broken links with your corrected link.
You’re literally helping the webmaster, while also building links to your website.
It’s a Win-Win situation…..
A link is Broken When-
- …The website is shut down or no longer available
- The webpage was moved without a redirect
- The URL structure of a website was changed….
You just need to take advantage of that and use that window to add your links Instead
….The process is so simple-
STEP 1: Find Blogs or Pages with Broken links
STEP 2: Let them know about it and Ask for them to replace it with yours…..
…..Go to Ahrefs and Enter the Domain name you want to check
Find the 404 Pages. Recreate content similar to the webpage the link is pointing to
Go to Wayback Machine to get a quick look and an idea about that page
Next, Contact the webmaster and let him know about it…..
Kindly ask if they could replace it with your link instead
……Here is an example of an Email Template to pitch
Once they reply back to you and give you the green light or sometimes if you don’t receive a reply to your original outreach email…….
Don’t be too pushy, Send a follow-up email like this
…..But don’t follow-up more than 1–2 times.
If so, then you are more likely to be marked as spam and blacklist your Email
Don’t receive a response? Move on to the Next candidate……
Here is an article from SearchEngineLand on Broken Link SEO Strategy
Link6 # Link Reclamation
…….This Strategy is basically researching sites where they mention your Brand name or your site but doesn’t link back to your site
You leverage that to turn into backlinks
An example of a link reclamation opportunity is if there’s a page that mentions “NeilHosting” in the content but doesn’t link back to the site.
Since the site did, in fact, mention NeilHosting and didn’t link to it, then our job is to respectfully request a link back.
Chances are they are more likely to link back since they trust us enough to mention it in the first place……
You can use tools like BuzzSumo because it generates a content alert every time someone writes about you.
…..So check if they link back to you and in case they didn’t then, send them an email asking politely.
First Thank them for mentioning in their article + compliment them a little bit, and ask if they would consider adding a link to your site.
…..Here is an article from Moz on How to Speed up your link reclamation?
Link7 # Get Interviewed
This is one of the most overlooked and underused natural link building strategies.
Online Interviews has become a trend lately and it’s booming…….
Interviews are also a great way to share your valuable and helpful practical knowledge with the audience (Targeted Audience)
This will not only help you build links but also interact with the audience, making aware of your Brand, etc
……Here is How You find Websites to get Interviewed
First Start with a query like: industry “interview with” or another similar one
Once you’ve found a relevant site, contact them socially, especially if you’re dealing with influencers and busy people that don’t have much time to read a paragraph…..
Or send them a friendly email and let them know that you’d like to participate in their upcoming project.
Make sure your email has the following features:
- …..The email should be personalized. This is very important and shows that you already know about the person you’re approaching for an interview.
- The subject and the primary message of the email should be clear and easy to grasp
- Provide stats and data to back your claims about your site and it’s achievement. If you are nobody, chances are they will likely reject your application…….
- ………In case you have conducted similar interviews in past, include links to a few example ones in the email, in order to make you more legit and increases the chances of accepting your proposal
Interviews have proven to be a great way to acquire high-quality organic links.
So, If you feel like you’re creative enough to leverage this and grow your site and brand
Go For It…..
Link8 # Infographics
…….Infographics are some of the most shared and liked content on the Web
People prefer to look at an infographic that describes the 3000-word article instead of reading it
Infographics have the ability to make complex data easy to understand and make boring and heavy topics data come to life through attractive color combinations, icons, charts, and graphs………
You can leverage this to grow your link profile
Things to consider:
- …..Find the right information
- Determine your Audience
- Brainstorm on how to convert your data visually
- Choose the Color themes carefully……
- Create a visual that will create an emotional response
- Elaborate a Compelling Narrative
- ………Create a wireframe to carefully plan out where each element will be placed.
- Creating a “shareable” chunks of info for easy tweeting and sharing
- Find the most appropriate, eye hooking Media such as images and graphs
- You can even add a Humour……..
Not to worry if you have 0% knowledge on making an Infographics
Reference: How To make an Infographic
There are two ways to market your Infographics………
A) Post it on your own website
…….You post the infographic on your website and ask other’s to embed it onto their site
Yep! It’s that simple……
B) Guest Posting
Find established bloggers in your industry and offer your infographic as a guest post
Link9 # Offer Testimonials & Get Links
……..Seriously Who doesn’t like a good testimonial?
Let’s say you’re using an email marketing tool and you’ve found it useful, then, offer them a free testimonial that they can showcase on their website.
In order to prove that the testimonial was legit and given by a real person with a real site
They mostly mention a link to your website……..
Example of an email template to pitch a testimonial
Long time no see! Glad your Blog is growing. You’ve really impressed me from time to time. Your posts are really inspiring and helpful. I’d be more than willing to write a testimonial you could publish on your site. If you are interested let me know.
Priya Singh, Founder, NEILHosting
Benefits Of Testimonial Links:
- …..100% editorial
- Testimonials tend to reside on popular, important pages
But you shouldn’t be doing this manipulatively and if you go overboard, you might get into trouble……….
Link10 # Roundup Post
If you don’t know what a link roundup post is, It’s basically a weekly (or sometimes daily) curations of your industry’s best content……
Link Roundup not only helps in your link Building but also in many ways such as-
- …..Learning from Experts
- Build Relationship
- Social Shares, etc
Here’s how to do it
This is the most important part
…….If your idea sucks, no one’s gonna contribute to it
Have a Unique Idea of yours and don’t copy others
Choose a Topic that solves other people problems
Or you can even run a poll or a survey to ask for your reader opinion for the roundup post…..
- …..Best articles from June
- Bests tools of xxx years
- Best Guide on the xxx topic……
- Most popular articles by Guest Authors, etc
Step 2. Finding Blogs
……You can use Pitchbox to find authoritative publishers in a certain niche
Pitchbox allows you to find influencers in your niche in a matter of seconds.
……It Integrates with the top SEO providers, such as Moz, Majestic, SEMRush, and LRT to ensure that you only pull back the most authoritative publishers.
Reference: How to use Pitchbox
You can also search with the Query “weekly link roundup” + “YOUR KEYWORD”…..
Here is a list of Blogs that do Roundup Post ( Blogging, SEO, Marketing Niche)
Step 3. Outreaching the Influencer’s
Contact the Influencer and wait for at least some weeks because some of them are too busy and might not have the time to read your pitch yet…….
Once you’ve finished your epic roundup post, make sure to Quote them and send an email to all of the Influencer with the link of your Post
…….Some may share it while some others may link it back or maybe they may do both
Link11 # Google Plus
Everything starts with Good content……..
If your post gets reposted, you earn multiple links to the same page
…….What’s even cooler is that the first link added to a Google+ page post is a DoFollow link
Just head over to your Google Plus personal or business profile and go to the about section and edit the content to insert your link.
Here’s How To Optimize Your Google+ Page
- Make sure your Google+ personal profile or your Google+ page is fully complete.
Go to Home> Profile…….
Click on the About section
……..Next, Add your URL
Write an introduction about your site or yourself and you can also link back to your website here.
- Grab your custom URL with your full name or business name
- Stay active on Google+
- Share your own blog posts, using the blog post title, immediately after they’re published
- Keep building your circles
Next Step is to set up your profile for Google Plus Authorship
Two ways to set up Google+ authorship to “claim” your content:
- …….The first one is simple. Just use your custom domain name email (i.e., Priya@yourURL.com),
Go to the Google+ Authorship page and simply enter your email address to complete the process.
- Let’s say you don’t have a custom domain email address, then include a Google+ link to your profile in the author bio……
Make sure to use this this format: <a href=“[profile_url]?rel=author”>Google</a>
……Facebook provides you ample places to put your website link.
As far as I know, there are 4 ways to get backlinks from FaceBook
Link12 # Personal Profile
Go to your personal profile> About Tab> Contact and Basic Info…..
Link13 # Workplace
……Your personal profile> About Tab> Add a workplace
In the Company Name choose your Website Page. You can also add your Links in the description area.
Link14 # FaceBook Page
Open your FB Page> Go to About section
Next, enter your website link…….
Link15 # Description Of Post
Add a description linking back to your site.whenever you post
There are 3 Ways to get backlinks from YouTube
Firstly, Verify your account to get the backlink……
Link16 # Go to Creator Studio>Channel>Advanced
Scroll down for Associated website and add your website URL
Link17 # Description Of Your Videos
……..Write the video description and include your link with http:// for a clickable link
Link18 # Commenting
Find relevant videos in your niche and comment on it.
…….Add some value to the comment first and include your Link
This is a no-brainer.
Link19 # Profile
Just go to Your Profile and add your URL…..
You have an area for the website field in the Twitter profile.
But you can also add another link in the 160-character bio, which gives you the opportunity to share your link twice!
Link20 # Post
Whenever you post on Twitter about something related to your Blog. Make sure to add a link back to your site
……Create compelling visual content and upload it on Pinterest
By doing this you not only have the chances of generating more ROI but also generate more Pinterest backlinks to your site.
There are 2 Ways to generate Backlinks to your site…….
Link21 # Website Field
Like all the other Social Media, Pinterest also allows you to add your website
Go to Settings> Claim Website to add your Website URL
…….To confirm the site you need to Verify first
Link22 # Pin Description
I am pretty sure you would know how to edit a PIN……..
If you are a total newbie, Here is a guide on how to use Pinterest
…..Go to your Pin and Click Edit
Next, add the link in the description area
Link 23 # Instagram
This one has one drawback. Unlike other social media, you cannot add your link on every post and photos
You can add only one link in the Website Field……
But How About the Description Area?
…..Well, you will be greeted like this
Link24 # Profile
Same as everyone on the social media category, You can add links on the description area Only this time you can hyperlink it
Link24 # Answer
Find something which you are able to answer and add a link back to your main blog about that topic
Make sure you don’t spam it. Add Value to the Comments.
Link25 # Scoop It
It is a curation website that allows you to curate your favorite online articles into a magazine format.
Go to Scoop it and Create a free account
Next, enter your URL
Once again Click Suggest
Link26 # List.ly
List.ly is another site where you can list and share them with others
…..Create an account for Free
Next, Create your first list by clicking the “Make a List” button at the top
Click On Text
Add your Title, Description, Image and a link
That’s Pretty much it
Link27 # Medium
…….Medium is an online publishing site where users can write, read and share their content
First Create your Account.
You can log in with your Gmail account or Your Facebook
Go to Your profile>Stories>Write a Story
However Medium is an excellent platform for your content marketing….
Treat it not only to build links but also use it as a platform to get your Brand name out there and generate referral traffic
From a strictly SEO standpoint, links from Medium have little to no value since they are “nofollow”.
……..However, Use it to grow your link profile
Here is an article from Moz on the benefits of NoFollow Links
Write a catchy title with a summary of your blog along with the image and then add a link to the source.
Link28 # Voat
Voat is a social networking platform where registered members are allowed to submit content in text and link formats.
Create an account…………
Next Click on Share a link
However, your account must have at least 10 CC Points to submit.
Link29 # StumbleUpon
…..StumbleUpon can be used as a part of your Link Building Strategy
Posting your content on StumbleUpon doesn’t have a direct ranking factor because the link is gonna be probably NoFollow
However, on the other hand, promoting your content and driving more exposure means more users will notice it and if your content is worth linking to, people are gonna start linking to it.
StumbleUpon has recently moved to Mix………
Create your Account and Click on the Plus Sign
Next, Add your Link
It’s that Simple
Link30 # HubPages
…….First Create an Account for free
Next Click on Start a new Article
Follow the remaining steps and Write your article
Link31 # Blogarama
Blogarama has been around for quite some time
This one is also pretty simple……..
Just like all others, First Create an Account
……Next, Create a Blog
Fill up the Essential Needs
Choose Your Plan, But Free Plan should do
Wait for Approval and that’s it. But you can upgrade the plan to get approved faster
Link32 # Diigo
Diigo is a Social Bookmarking site where you can bookmark your own pages as well as other people’s.
Links can be added in your profile and in your Bookmarks…….
Choose A Free Plan, if you want you can upgrade. But for now, the free plan will do
Click on bookmark
……Add your URL
Link33 # Disqus
Go to Settings>Profile
Add Your URL
Link34 # About.me
About.me gives you a beautiful personal information page with a do-follow link to your website
Just Sign up and fill up all your Credentials……
Link35 # Reddit
Reddit is one of the most active communities out there on the Web
……Scour the site for the right subreddit to submit your links.
But make sure you don’t Spam
Link35 # Hacker News
This platform looks somewhat like Reddit…….
Create an account and click on Submit
Fill in the Title and the URL
Link36 # Fark
Submitting a link is easy but getting on the front page of Fark is not easy
Create your account first…….
Next Click on “Submit a Link”
Fill up the details
Click On Fark It
Link37 # Flickr
As Usual, Sign up and Click On Upload
Add your link
They are all pretty much the same
Here is a list of Photo Sharing sites…
Follow some of these steps and get some free backlinks…….
However, If you want to attract links naturally make sure your site or content Is worth linking to
……So focus mainly on creating problem-solving, amazing content that will actually make people consider your content when they are looking for a reliable source to link to
Have you executed them all? Is there anything you like to share?
Either way, leave a comment below……..
Priya Singh is the Founder and owner of NeilHosting. She’s a Freelance Writer who has worked for many Authority Blogs, SEO Expert, Content Marketer and Social Media Strategist who have been helping several Blogs grow for more than 4+ Years.