I need to start focusing on how to get backlinks. Finally. I figured it was time to write about something I have neglected for a very long time. I have been blogging for a while, and about a year ago, I received a lot of traffic from the search engines. But now, after the recent updates from Google, I am not receiving the same amount as before. I believe that one of the reasons is the quality of backlinks to my blog, and the quantity of backlinks. That’s not all, I have some issues I need to resolve on my blog as well, but I’ll be focusing on backlinking from now on.
There are two reasons why I am writing about how to get backlinks today, the first one, is to list the various methods on how to get backlinks, and to show you that it’s not that hard if you focus on backlinking. The second reason I am writing about how to get backlinks, is to ask you which method you are using and if you are focusing on backlinking at all.
The reason we should focus on backlinking and methods on how to get backlinks, is first of all, to get more traffic from search engines. But, it’s also a way to get direct traffic from the sites that are linking to us. We shouldn’t just focus on the quantity of links, but it’s more important that we focus on relevant links and the quality of our backlinking strategy.
Like I said, I haven’t been focused on a strategy on how to get backlinks at all. But, now that I’ve finally started, here are the various methods I am using to get backlinking to work for me.
How to get backlinks by asking
This is probably the easiest method to get relevant and high quality backlinks. Let’s assume that I have an interesting blog post, like the one you’re currently reading, and I want other bloggers to link to it. The first thing I could do, is to search for relevant articles on blogs about how to get backlinks, and ask if they would add a link back to my article. If they enjoyed reading it, and if they think that it will benefit their readers, they might want to help me out.
I still need to focus on writing quality content. The method I am using when it comes to how to get backlinks is still about interaction between people, and not a single person would want to be backlinking to low quality content. I believe that if we create great, or even remarkable content, we will get found by the search engines, and we’ll get shares and likes via social media, and eventually, other bloggers will add a link back to our content; focusing on quality content alone is not good enough.
I have discovered that many times, because I have a good relationship with a fellow blogger, they’ll go out of their way to help me out. They will share my posts via social media, and they’ll be linking back to my blog post, not because of the high quality content that I have created, but because we have a really good relationship. I am focusing on creating strong relationships for as part of my backlinking strategy.
It’s been a while since I wrote any guest posts. Writing guest posts is necessary for any strategy when it comes to how to get backlinks. Find blogs that are relevant to your niche, and contect the owner and ask them if they’ll let you submit an article – but be sure that you add a link back to your own blog with the proper anchor text.
I used to comment on blogs every single day. In fact, I used to comment on more than 10 blogs every single day. It was part of how I was promoting my blog posts, and it was part of how I was building a relationship with other bloggers. I stopped commenting for a while, since I was just too busy starting my business as a solopreneur. I still believe commenting on other blogs is a great way to create strong relationships, and it will be part of my backlinking strategy starting in 2014.
Buy quality backlinks
I don’t buy quality backlinks, I never have. But, there are many good resources online that can help you buy quality backlinks. You can either contact the blog owner direct, or your can use a service. I won’t include this method on how to get backlinks as part of my strategy.
Your methods on how to get backlinks
I have listed all my methods above, they’re all part of my strategy for 2014 on how to get backlinks. Now, I’d love a discussion on what methods you are using as part of your backlinking strategy and are you focusing on how to get backlinks to your blog?