If you want your website to do well in the search engines,
In simpler words, there are two types of backlinks that you can generate for your blog. The first category includes low-quality backlinks. They don’t do a lot of good to your blog.
- The “powerful” backlinks are from a relevant website within your niche.
- They come from a high PR website or blog.
- Such backlinks are natural.
We have seen several changes in the SEO world over the past few years. The infamous Google Panda and Google Penguin updates made a lot of old SEO techniques obsolete, e.g. over-optimization of keywords, link-farming, thin content, etc.
However, year after year, backlinks have always
And while it is relatively easy for established blogs to generate more backlinks, it is definitely a struggle for new blogs and online businesses. In this post, I
So let’s get started.
Content Marketing — Create Free Resources
It does not matter if your blog is
The idea is to create amazing and valuable content for your blog readers and share them for free. You shouldn’t be charging anything for that valuable content.
When you create content for
It should be basedon a popular topic. The possibility of a blog post to go viral on social media websites has a huge role to play in this.
- Extensively research once you have
finalized the topic ofyour content. Find some of the best pieces that have been already writtenand that are available on the web. You can use a free tool like BuzzSumoto find the most popular posts.
- Now, make sure your piece of content is better than the most popular posts you found on the web. This is one of the best ways to
acquirerelevant and targeted backlinks.
For instance, Neil Patel, who is an internet marketing expert, created a very extensive and comprehensive free guide, Get Your MBA in Internet Marketing with these 12 Guides and 2 Courses.
Content marketing is arguably one of the best ways to generate powerful and high-quality backlinks.
If you have a new blog, it is definitely one of the best options you have.
2. Guest Blogging
For relatively new blogs, it is one of the most difficult tasks to
Guest blogging gives you that opportunity to get in front of your target audience and prove your credibility.
- Relevancy is the new PR. There was a time when guest bloggers used the PR (page rank) of the other blog to determine if they should guest post there or not. While PR still matters, the relevancy of niches is a more important factor now. So make sure the blogs you target
are relevantto your own blogs. A backlink for a relevant website is much more powerful.
- Contextual links are 5x - 10x more powerful than author bio links, but they have to be
completelynatural. If you can insert a contextual, meaningful backlink in the content of your guest post, it will carry a lot more weight. Here is an example of a well-crafted contextual backlink.
3. Interviewing Other Bloggers and Influencers
Although it may seem difficult for a new blog — and blogger — to interview a successful blogger or influencer from your niche, it is a wonderful technique to
If you build your network and start connecting with the right people, you can land a good interview. Use Twitter to find influencers within your niche, retweet and share their content
Once you are no longer a “stranger” to them, you
4. Leverage Social Media Websites
Although it may seem a very simple and small trick, you better not ignore it. In fact, leveraging social media websites can be the way to start your link-building process for a new blog. It is definitely one of the easiest ways to generate powerful backlinks — which you will see in a minute.
There are 5 main websites that you should target:
These social media websites allow you to use their bio sections to insert links to your blog. These links have great value in search engines.
Pinterest and Facebook allows one link to
5. Create Expert Roundup Posts
Creating roundup posts isn’t a
For instance, if your blog is on “health & nutrition”. you reach out to 10 experts within your niche and request each of them to share one expert opinion on
The good thing about expert roundup posts is that they are backlink magnets. Once you have
Those experts are most likely to share your post with their followers.
Here are a few guides to help you get started with expert roundup posts:
- How to Create an Expert Roundup Post?
- The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Expert Roundup Post
- How to Write a Great Roundup Post?
6. Give Testimonials
As a blogger, you must
This is a nifty little technique that may help you land
For instance, most of the bloggers use an email marketing tool to build and manage their email subscription list.
If you are using
You might not know this, but
Here is an example of a person who successfully
It can be a bit frustrating for a new blog to get started with the link-building process. But by using the tips
Just remember that it can’t