Backlink strategy is a way in which a website owner uses to get links leading from another site to his/her site.
One thing that every successful blog or website has and will also help to make a blog or website successful is backlinks.
Backlink plays a very important role when it comes to generating traffic back to your blog or website. Website owners and bloggers who are successful in generating tons of traffic to their site using various backlink strategy realize the importance of backlinks and link building.
[box type=”spacer”]Backlink Strategy: Blog Commenting[/box]
This is like one of the best and easiest backlink strategy, blog commenting.
Blog commenting has done great wonders for this blog in generating blog traffic and this is a great backlink strategy.
Many new bloggers who want to generate traffic to their new blog will use blog commenting as a strategy to build backlinks to their blog. This is really easy to do and it is also free. What you also want to do while blog commenting is to leave a link back to your site in the website section and also make use of the CommentLuv enabled blogs where necessary.
Make sure to be conversational when making blog comments, leave meaningful and up-building comments as well.
[box type=”spacer”]Backlink Strategy: Guest Posting[/box]
One of my greatest backlink strategy is guest posting. I love to participate in guest blogging because in opens my blog to incoming traffic and also to others who haven’t known about my blog as yet.
Guest blogging is often practiced by many bloggers even when they have build a solid blog which generates money. Guest posting is a backlink strategy that we need to participate in if we want to be a master at in link building.
When guest posting you have to make sure place your site link inside the guest post or the author biography. This will help to build backlinks and also get traffic to your blog.
[box type=”spacer”]Backlink Strategy: Internal Links[/box]
What I mean by internal links is that your URL was placed inside a blog post on another blog.
Getting your link featured on another blog is a great backlink strategy which works will in building backlinks. But how do you get your link placed inside another blogger article?
Well all you have to do is practice the 2 points that I mentioned above.
Guest posting and leaving links in your article to related topic on your blog. You can also do blog commenting and when you get traffic to your blog, if your content is great then other bloggers may link to it.
This means you have to write great content so that it encourage other bloggers to link to your content or to your blog.
[box type=”spacer”]Backlink Strategy: Social Bookmarking[/box]
Another backlink strategy is social bookmarking. Using sites like Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon and others will help to boost your backlink by far.
What you want to do is sign up to these social bookmarking sites and submit your new blog post links after publishing them. You can also add the social bookmarking buttons below your blog post so that your blog readers can also help you build backlinks when they share them, this is a great backlink strategy.
[box type=”spacer”]Backlink Strategy: RSS Directory[/box]
When you use RSS directories as a backlink strategy then this will help you to create backlinks as soon as you publish a new post. I have used RSS directories to build backlinks for this blog and it works.
What you have to do is find the best directories to submit your RSS feed link to and each post can have a backlink as soon as you hit the publish button for your new post.
[box type=”spacer”]Backlink Strategy: Forum Posting[/box]
Have you ever participated in forum posting? If not then this is one of the best backlink strategy that you are missing out on.
I have done lots of forum posting and to tell you the truth, it really works in building backlinks. I have used this backlink strategy the very first day that I started this blog. When I check the backlinks for my blog I realized most of my backlinks are from the forums that I had posted in.
When doing forum posting, what you need to do in order to build backlinks is to leave a link in your forum signature. Most forums, if not all, has signatures and forum members can embed links in their signature back to their blog.
To make this type of backlink strategy work for you is that you have to be a consistent poster. You have to be active in the forums and posting on a regular basis.
I am a very busy person at times, but what I plan to do is visit forums related to my niche and make at least 5 forum post per day. If I make 5 forum post everyday for one year then that will make 1,825 backlinks. This is the best backlink strategy when forum posting.
[box type=”spacer”]Backlink Strategy: Perform Services[/box]
When performing services for other people online then you can use this as a means of backlink strategy. This is where you have to be skillful when building links by performing services.
For example: Building sites for people or building WordPress themes.
If you are a coder then you can build backlinks by leaving a link in the footer of the theme saying “Theme Designed by Kharim Tomlinson” or something like that.
If your theme gets popular then you will have tons of links leading back to your blog. This is a great backlink strategy.
Backlink Strategy Tips
Here are a few tips for you if you want your link building efforts to work:
- Don’t spam, you will be punished
- Link exchanges don’t really work well
- Never buy backlinks (I have tried it, doesn’t work)
- Aim for one way backlinks
Group Discussion On Backlink Strategy
Since we all know the importance of backlinks, I would like to hear from you:
- What is your backlink strategy?
- How is your backlink strategy working for you?