Backlinks are very resourceful for SEO. Backlinks notify google that another website has found your content useful and linked it in their content. Search engines consider websites that earn more backlinks valuable, hence rank well on the SERPs. In this article, you will learn 5 Actionable Ways to Get More Backlinks.
What are Backlinks?
Backlinks have several other names like ‘inbound links,’ ‘one way links.’ Backlinks are usually links from one website to another. Search engines consider backlinks votes given by one website to another. Therefore, websites that earn more backlinks have the chance to rank higher on the search engines.
So, do all backlinks have the same value? The answer is no. All backlinks don’t possess the same value. A quality backlink possesses more value than a low-quality backlink, which could be even 1000 times more than a low-quality backlink. Therefore, you should always opt for a quality backlink.
Here Are Five Ways To Get More Backlinks
Use HARO To Get More Backlinks
Help A Reporter Out, abbreviated as HARO, is a website used by journalists. The journalists go to HARO when they need help writing an article. There they ask questions that they need answering. In HARO, you can help them with the answers they need and earn some backlinks.
Although the backlinks you get from HARO won’t be of a huge number, they will surely help you drive traffic. The backlinks you get from HARO are of high quality and from authoritative websites like inc.com and entrepreneur.com.
HARO is very easy to use. You need to sign up and select the categories you can help them find answers in; then, you are good to go. You will get emails from reporters asking questions relating to your selection to your selected categories. You need to answer those questions to get those backlinks.
Guest post is somewhat similar to HARO; it features you on other websites. Guest posting or guest blogging is a great and effective way of earning backlinks. It also opens you up to a brand new set of audiences. When you publish articles on other websites, you also earn links back to your website.
You can find websites that accept guest posts by two methods. One, by searching on Google. Second, to look for websites accepting guest posts, use one of these below search queries.
- your keyword(s) + guest-posts
- your keyword(s) + inurl:guest-post-guidelines
- your keyword(s) + bloggers wanted
- your keyword(s) + inurl:write-for-us
- your keyword(s) + become an author
The second method is by searching on Twitter. Use the keywords such as ‘guest post,’ ‘guest blog,’ or ‘guest author.’ These searches will lead you to possible websites that accept guest posts.
Help Build Broken Links
With numerous websites coming and going every year, Webmasters find it very difficult to keep all the previously used links in check, to see whether they are still up-to-date or not. So you need to help a webmaster rebuild the broken links in their websites and earn backlinks in return.
You can also suggest other websites to replace the broken links in their websites. While suggesting the webmasters replace the broken link, you will have to suggest the link to your website. This is how you will earn some backlinks. But you have to find those websites with broken links first.
To find the websites with a broken link, you need to follow the same method of finding guest post websites. You can follow this pattern for the Google search- your keyword(s) + links.
Promote Your Content
Your content is not getting promoted by itself. Just good content alone isn’t enough for earning your desired number of backlinks. You need to make an effort to boost the articles to get the extra backlinks you want. Here is a tip on how you can get that extra.
Using different social media channels is just a basic way. Go for a little more sophisticated way with this tip I will show you now; Use “keyword(s) + roundup” on Google search. Then choose “past week” or “past month” from the drop-down menu in Google and get the recent results.
You will find websites that did a recent roundup of content that are relevant to yours. Now you need to contact the authors of those contents. While contacting the authors of those articles, remember to attach a link containing the introduction to your website. They are most likely to include you in the next roundup.
Create A Tool That Earns Your Backlinks
Use the programming skill that you have at hand and create a tool that helps you earn backlinks. Headline Analyzer, created by CoSchedule, is an example of such a tool.
As I told you earlier, just good writing is not enough. The articles need an audience and having enough backlinks will increase those audiences. And implementing one of these tips will surely give you enough backlinks to make that happen. Did any of these tips help you? Leave a comment on how you are earning the backlinks.