Competition among bloggers is at an all-time high, and with the number of blogs rapidly increasing in almost every niche, the demand for SEO has reached the zenith as well. Newbie bloggers, who don’t have much knowledge and know-how about Search Engine Optimization usually end up working long hours only to get disappointed in the months to come due to the low traffic volumes on their blogs. While SEO comprises a long list of interlinked factors which help to boost a site’s ranking in search engines, in this article we are going to talk about the most essential component of SEO, link building.
Building backlinks to your blog means leaving the URL of your blog on various websites across the globe, by employing various methods which we are going to extensively go through in the list below. Here are some of the most useful & rewarding ways to build backlinks to your site/blog:-
1. Guest Posting
Though often neglected by most bloggers, this one is the best of them all. Guest posting means you write an article on favorite or most desired topic, including a link back to your blog and submitting it to any blog related to your content that accepts guest posts. For example, if you give blogging tips on your blog, you could submit guest posts to the authority sites on blogging, which include copyblogger, problogger.net and so on. Relevancy is the key here.
2. Article Directories
Submitting content to article directories is one of the best ways to ensure your blog gets traffic as well as high PR backlinks. The ones you should specifically submit your content are the top ones such as Ezine Articles, Goarticles, ArticleDashboard and so on. These are all high PR directories which means every article you submit to them leads to a quality backlink to your blog which can genuinely help boost your blog’s ranking in SERPS.
3. Forum Posting
Another highly successful way of building links, forum posting requires you to register on a few forums related to your blog and post or start new threads on them. Most forums allow users to use signatures which include links to your blog. The more often you post and reply on the forum, the more backlinks and traffic it leads to. Posting on a few forums a day is a good way to ensure your link building efforts stay on the right track.
The easiest method of building backlinks and used by almost all bloggers who are acquainted with the basics of link building. The rule to follow while commenting is to give genuine insights on a post and not submit spam comments, since they decrease your credibility and most likely the comment won’t get approved as well, which means your effort goes to waste. Look for blogs that have commentluv enabled since they allow dofollow backlinks in comments and try to comment on a few of them everyday. Don’t go all out and start commenting on a high number of blogs each day. Commenting on 3-5 posts everyday might be a good way to start.