9 Effective Backlinking Strategies For 2017

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Infographic Backlinking Strategies


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22% of the search engine ranking factor is link popularity, others being Domain Authority, SEO and other stuff. Here are some easy backlinking strategies that work for free. The best strategy is an awesome content. If you have a piece of awesome content, you have something to brag about, all the tactics become more effective and easier. Especially information from infographics is easier to grasp. I could have written a whole new post on using infographics to get traffic and create quality backlinks. A topic I have not mentioned is broken link method, as I am going to write a different blog post for that.

1) Article submission

Those are high-quality do-follow backlinks that will increase your SERP rank. Better the quality and more the quantity, good for rank. 800 to 1000 words is a good quantity. It is advised to change the article content and the title a little bit from site to site.

Here is a list of some article submission sites you should consider:

  • http://www.ezinearticles.com (PR6)
  • http://www.goarticles.com (PR6)
  • http://www.buzzle.com (PR5)
  • http://www.articledashboard.com (PR5)
  • http://www.easyarticles.com (PR4)
  • http://www.articler.com (PR4)
  • http://www.talkinmince.com (PR3)
  • http://www.articlecompilation.com (PR3)
  • http://www.everyonesarticles.com (PR2)
  • http://www.amazines.com (PR2)
  • http://www.myfreearticledirectory.com (PR1)
  • http://articleresource.org (PR1)

Here is a mind map to guide you through Article Marketing-

Article Marketing Mind Map - backlinking strategies
Article Marketing Mind Map

2) Submit to social bookmarking sites

I have been blogging since 2010 and almost half of my traffic comes from here. Also, this is one if the easiest backlinking strategies.

Here is a list of some social bookmarking site:

  • Stumbleupon
  • Reddit
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Diigo
  • Technorati
  • Blinklist
  • Folked
  • Connotea

Some tips before you start submitting to Social Bookmarking sites:

  1. Before you submit, make sure your profile is fully filled. Have a good bio.
  2. Follow some people in your niche.
  3. Make sure to put appealing headlines. Choose the tags/subreddits carefully. And do not post spammy content.
  4. It is necessary that you follow guidelines of each site before submitting the content.

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3) Q&A sites

This is one is the most fun and interactive method from all the backlinking strategies. Q&A sites are a good source for high-quality backlinks as well as highly focused traffic.

Quora is a high-quality Question and answer website.


102k views aren’t bad, right!

Answer questions related to your niche and mention your site in your answer. Answers.com is another platform to be considered.

4) Use web 2.0 sites

Here is a list of PR9 2.0 sites

  • http://wordpress.com
  • http://blogspot.com
  • http://blogger.com
  • http://issuu.com
  • http://xing.com
  • http://tumblr.com

List of high Alexa rank web 2.0 sites

  • http://blog.yahoo.com (5)
  • http://blog.fc2.com (54)
  • http://livejournal.com (191)
  • http://deviantart.com (212)
  • http://wix.com (246)
  • http://weebly.com (271)

5) Guest posting

If you have cool content ideas, reach out to bloggers in your niche and ask them if they would let you publish on their blog. Most of the time, the answer will be positive. If you have content ready, you can show a glance. If you just have ideas in your mind, you may also some of your previous work.

Most of the time, it is not a very good idea to put your link in the article(written content), sometimes it’s okay depending on the content, though. Guest authors always get to introduce themselves in the bio, putting your links there is a better option.

You can find some guest posting opportunities by searching some strings on Google:

“your niche” + guest post

“your niche” + guest author

“your niche” + write for us

Some of the best sites are lifehack(Check out my post here), HubSpot, inc42, etc

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6) Submit to blog aggregators

Blog aggregators aka blog directories are the sites that aggregate sites of different niches. One of the best aggregators is Alltop. A good thing about those is that the links are dofollow.

Some of the other blog aggregators are

  • www.blogarama.com
  • www.blogcatalog.com
  • www.blogrific.com
  • www.blogs.botw.org
  • www.ontoplist.com
  • www.dmoz.org
  • www.portal.eatonweb.com
  • www.1abc.org

7) Comments and Forum posting

You think that this tricks is pretty old and won’t work as good in ’17? No, it does.

Find forums in your niche by googling: “Your niche” + forums
Make accounts on the forums. Don’t just make it for the sake, fill out all the details(even the optional one). Write a good bio. Put your links. And don’t just forget it after creating the account. Explore the community, be a part of discussions. Be helpful to people. Also, add a link to your site in the forum signature.

For comment posting, if the site has nofollow link comments, only comment if you are targeting for traffic. As a good backlink, it must be dofollow. You must understand that low-quality commenting and spamming may decrease your site’s value. Stick to the posts topic, comment something about the post or pose a question regarding the post. Be meaningful. Being first to comment increases the chances of getting noticed. Another benefit of commenting is that you create a relation with the blogger.

8) Give testimonials

Find a service/product having an authority site within your niche. Buy the product. Give a detailed testimonial with your link. Make sure they publish it, though. Your review must be honest and real to be considered for use.

9) Submit for press release

Send press releases about important updates from your blog.

HARO stands for Help A Reporter Out. It’s the place where journalists go when they need help for writing an article. There are a lot of companies like Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, Inc that uses this platform. Now, I don’t think I need to explain how a backlink from these websites would mean to you in the aspect of traffic, branding, SEO and many other aspects.

Here is an example of a good Press Release-



Press Release
Press Release Example


Use PRWeb to save the hassle of submitting release to tons of sites.

Do share your backlinking strategies in comments 🙂

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