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“How to get high quality backlinks?” is still the number one SEO strategy for every marketer.
The reason, “Backlinks” is still the most important ranking factor for all the search engines. Backlink means a link from another website to your website.
To get the top ranking on search results, you must have the high number of quality backlinks. And getting quality backlinks is not a hard work. You can get it by doing smart work.
Here, I have provided 9 ways to get the quality backlinks for free in 2018.
1. Create high quality content
A high quality content always attracts links. As a high quality content, you can publish an original research, a complete tutorial, your own case studies, surveys etc.
Always write content for your audience, not for the Google. Your content must be easily readable and informative. If you do so then many users will share your content and also give you a backlink.
Broken link building is the fastest link building technique. You can use this technique to build quality links. But How?
Every top website on the web suffers from the broken links. Broken-links is a bad user experience so no webmaster wants to happen that.
Here you can get the advantages of this. First, find top websites related to your niche. Then search that website for broken links. To find the broken links on a website, you can use Ahrefs Broken Link Checker tool.
After finding the broken link, contact the webmaster and let them know about their broken link. While notifying them about a broken link, provide your content link to replace that link. Don’t be greedy, always be friendly while contacting the webmaster.
In case, if you don’t have content related to the broken link then you can create one and then let the webmaster know about it.
3. Guest blogging
Guest blogging is still the most popular and effective way to build links. Guest blogging helps you in increasing your brand reputation and social media followers.
By using search operators, you can narrow down search results and get a perfect website to submit a guest blog.
If you want to submit an article related to SEO then you can type “SEO + Guest post” on google. You can also use “write for us”, “become a contributor”, “submit an article” etc. in place of “guest post” in a google search.
This way, you can submit your article to the top websites. Don’t forget to add your social media links in your author bio.
4. Submit Infographics
There is a high demand for infographics because they are easy to understand and also helps to earn backlinks.
You can also create Infographics to earn backlinks. Now choose a trending topic in your niche and create an infographic on it then submit it to the popular sites like Visual.ly, Mashable etc.
If your Infographics goes viral then you can earn many backlinks. Submit your infographics to the top websites to increase the chances of getting quality backlinks.
You can use these top 10+ free Infographics submission sites to submit your infographics.
5. Promote your content
If you have a high quality content then promote it as much as possible. When you promote your content, people will notice it and then they share it and finally, you will earn backlinks.
There are many ways to promote a content, here’s are the few of them:
- First, share your content with your email subscribers by sending an email.
- Share your content on facebook groups and LinkedIn groups.
- Create a presentation of your content and share it on sites like SlideShare.
- Create a video of your content then share it on sites like YouTube.
- Find websites which are running weekly or monthly roundups then send your content link to include it in their next roundup.
6. Write testimonials
Write a testimonial for websites of which you are using services. Contact them and tell them about your experience with their services. They will feature your testimonial and provide you a backlink mostly from their homepage. This will be really a high quality link.
Contact all those websites, whose tools you are using and send a testimonial of that tool to their webmaster.
7. Get interviewed
Getting an invitation for interviews is a little hard thing for beginners. But don’t worry, you can do this by contacting websites which publish interviews frequently. Tell them about the knowledge you can share with them and then they will publish it including your website link in their next roundup.
If you have too many high quality contents then it is possible that many websites have mentioned your brand name in their content. You can use google alerts to find which website has used your brand name.
In some websites, you will find your brand mention without giving a link to your website. Here you can contact those webmasters and request them to add your website link on your brand name.
Find your competitors’ backlinks and check the sources of backlinks. You can use backlink analysis tools like SEMrush, Ahrefs, Google Alerts etc.
In Ahrefs, use Link Intersect tool to find competitors’ backlink.
Enter your competitors’ website url in “Show me who is linking to” section and leave “But doesn’t link to” section blank then click on “Show link opportunities”. You will find all the domains that link to your competitor.
Now if your competitor can get a backlink from a domain then you can also get it from that domain. You can also find all the link building techniques of your competitors by doing their backlink analysis.
E.g.: If they have done guest posting on a site then you can also create a blog and send it to that website.
The days are gone when you can easily build backlinks by doing link submissions. Today, to build backlinks you have to work in smart ways as mentioned above.
Let us know which link building techniques you use mostly by commenting below.