In our last blog, we talked about what backlinks are and why backlinking is an indispensable part of your off-page SEO effort. As phenomenal as they may be though, backlinks are also phenomenally hard to get – unless you know some of the tried and tested ways to get them.
That’s where we come in. Here are 5 best ways to get quality backlinks.
The infographic route
Another great way to get backlinks is by creating and sharing useful infographics on your site. Visual, easy to understand and extremely helpful, people love infographics. If you do your research and create a fun and useful infographic on a trending topic, chances are people are going to feature it in a blog or a page on their site.
One of the oldest methods in the book, writing as a guest on other sites is more than just a way to get backlinks. What makes it one of the best ways to get quality backlinks is that it’ll help you increase your visibility and expand your reach and as well as get you more followers. Backlinks then are just bonus, right?
The broken link fixer
This might take a little groundwork and constant search, but this method involves finding broken links on other websites in your niche industry and contacting a webmaster to fix the broken link by suggesting alternative pages to link to. Of course, you mention one of yours. Now, the trick is to not appear to hungry for a backlink but to be helpful. You might not always get one, but it’s worth a shot. Be polite, introduce yourself, don’t come across as greedy and you should get yourself a link.
Interviews are not only very popular online at the moment, but they are also considered one of the best ways to get quality backlinks, and it helps both parties. If you interview and feature someone, they are most likely to share it themselves earning both of you a backlink. If you want to see what this looks like, we recently got featured in Social Samosa, for instance.
Promote your content
It’ll take some time and research, but that’s what backlinking is about, right? Look at it this way, if you’ve spent a tonne of time and effort writing a great article, it’s worth getting it out there. So, find webmasters doing their weekly or monthly round-ups and send them your work. You may not get featured, but if you do wouldn’t it be worth the extra effort?
So are you ready to pull up those socks and put on your best researcher cap and get out there to get yourself those backlinks? If you have tried any of these or would like to share what you consider is the best way to get quality backlinks, we’d love to hear from you.