6 Simple Ways To Get Links to Your Site


In this post I will show you 6 tips for getting more links to your website or blog.

Building high-quality links to your site has always been important. Following the recent Google updates quality links are now even more important than ever. The days when you could throw a bunch of low quality links at your site and rank well are over.

Ways to get links to your site

Ways to get links to your site


Why is link building important?

Building incoming links to your site is vital for three reasons. These are search engine results, traffic and authority.

Search engines results

Incoming links to your site are one of the important signals that search engines like Google use to rank websites. You need lots of high quality links to your site in order to appear on the first page of the search engine results.


Links to your site are not only important for search engine page rank. Links can also bring traffic directly to your site. For example I recently left a link to one of my sites in comments that I made on a forum and as a result over 1000 people have so far followed that link and visited my website.


Creating links help to establish authority and credibility. The more times that people see links to your site on other websites the more authority your site will have.

1. Article Submission

Submitting articles to article directories like EzineArticles.com is still an effective way of building links to your website. Articles that you submit to article directories are then republished on other websites especially if your articles are well written. The more times that your article is republished the more back links you will receive. The important things are to create compelling articles that get used and include an author resource box so that that the reader can click the link through to your site.

2. Guest blogging

Many sites welcome articles from other writers or guest bloggers as they are often called. In return for providing the site with a unique and well written article you get a link back from the article to your site. The key is to provide an article to another site in your niche or market as this will provide a permanent relevant link back to your site. This is just the sort of high quality link that you need.

3. Social Bookmarking

Social signals, like the number of times people bookmark your site, are increasingly important for website ranking. There are a whole range of sites like Digg and StumbleUpon where users bookmark the site they like. You can create accounts with these sites and then bookmark pages on your website or blog.

Social bookmarking is rather tedious and boring. Setting up accounts with all the bookmarking sites is particularly time-consuming. Fortunately you can find people on fiverr.com who will create accounts at all these sites for you for as little as five dollars.

You can use semi-automated services like socialmarker.com to speed up the bookmarking process but you must also make sure to bookmark general sites as well as your own to make the bookmarking appear natural.

To avoid just bookmarking my own sites I use SocialAdr.com. SocialAdr is free to join. You bookmark sites and in return other people bookmark your site. You get real bookmarks and other social signals like Facebook “likes” from real people all over the world. There is also a paid option that I use where you simply pay for bookmarks without having to do any yourself in return.

Link: SocialAdr

4. Forum posting

As I mentioned you can get both links and traffic from posting comments and replies in forums related to your niche. The trick is to provide relevant and valuable information. For example provide a genuine answer to someone’s question with a link to a relevant article on your site. Many forums also allow you to leave a link in the signature box that appears below each post that you make.

5. WordPress.com and Blogger.com

Create your own sites on WordPress.com and Blogger.com. Both of these sites are free and all you need to do is to create small sites related to your market. Post a few relevant articles each with links back to your main site.

6. YouTube

Many people avoid using YouTube because they are reluctant to create a video. I would urge you to start using YouTube for backlinks and traffic. Putting even a very basic video up on YouTube creates a link from YouTube to your site. Just remember to include a link to your site in the video description. I left this tip until last, but it is really simple to do when you know how. You really can make video for YouTube on a very tight budget, see my post for full details. If you would like to learn more about creating video for YouTube I recommend a very down-to-earth and practical course called Online Video Champ training by a fellow Brit, Neil Travers.

Link: Online Video Champ



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