It is incredibly important to get quality backlinks to your blog because doing so will help your blog rise in the search engine results, which will then greatly increase your traffic.
Google looks at every backlink to your site as a vote of confidence from other websites. The more backlinks you have, the more trustworthy your blog is.
As a result, Google will rank your site higher in the search engines.
Here’s a list of ways to get some quality backlinks to your blog:
♦ Offer other blogs and websites free content. This content can be a syndicated article, an infographic, a video, etc. Be sure to include a link in the content or request that who ever uses it links back to you. You can also Tynt (tynt.com) on your site, which automatically ads an attribution link to your page when people copy and paste text from your website.
♦ Give people permission to publish your newsletter on their website. Include an ad for your blog and a link in each issue that you publish. Not only will this help promote your blog, but it will also help increase your newsletter subscriptions.
♦ If you visit a website or blog that you found impressive, write a review for that site. Include specific things you found useful about the site or certain benefits a person can gain from reading or visiting the site. Send the review to the blog/website owner and give them permission to publish it on their site if they link back to your own blog.
♦ If you have a discussion board or forum, allow other websites to use it. To do so, just ask them to link directly to the discussion board. At the top of the discussion board, place an ad or banner for your blog with a link to your homepage or main landing page.
♦ Create a membership website. Offer visitors or other bloggers a free membership if they link to your website.
♦ Create a free ebook to give away. Gather a handful on your blog posts on a specific topic, format it into an ebook and include a link back to your blog. Give your ebook away to others on your blog and allow other blog owners to offer the book for free on their websites.
♦ Start your own affiliate program. Pay your affiliates a commission to sell your products and services. To do so, give each affiliate their own affiliate link so you can track their sales. To make money, your affiliates will link to your blog/product/etc.
♦ If you are an expert on a specific topic, offer free consulting via e-mail in exchange for a link to your site. Since consulting fees can be very expensive, people will be more than willing to give you a link in return for your services.
♦ Create an award site for other web sites and blogs. Give each winner a graphic or text link to post on their website. This will not only create a natural backlink from their website but will also drive traffic to your site.
♦ Write epic content. The easiest way to get natural backlinks is to write long, thorough, detailed posts with hard to find information. Aim to write posts between 2000-3000 words long. Search for other blog posts on your topic in Google and try to write a post that is ten times better. Some ways to do this is to answer questions people have on the topic, clarify and spell out any key points people often find confusing and include every piece of information you can dig up on the topic. The more impressive the article is, the more likely it will be shared and linked to.
♦ Contact your competitors backlinks. After writing an epic post or article, contact all of the sites that are linking to your competitor’s page on the same topic and inform them of your new (and better) post on that topic. If they are impressed enough, they’ll gladly link to it and share it.
♦ Write a controversial post. Ruffling people’s feathers is a simple way to get people to react and respond to your content. This is referred to as linkbait. Write about a topic in your field that is controversial and thoroughly explore it. Weigh in on both sides and ask your readers to respond in the comments section. Chances are, it will get them so riled up they’ll just have to leave a comment, share the article or link to it on their own blog or website.
♦ Create a video. Videos are not only another great way to express your point of view, but when you upload your video to Youtube and other video websites you can include a link in the description leading back to your blog. If you don’t have a video camera or don’t want to put your face on camera, simply create a photo slideshow or a power point presentation on your topic. Write a short description for the video and remember to include the link. Then just upload it to Youtube or any other video site.