Get Easy & Free Backlinks

Get Backlinks for Free


I know a lot has been written about getting backlinks here. Despite knowing this I can't resist writing on this topic. Please note, you don't have to spend a single penny to get these back-links. So, this article is about getting easy backlinks for free. I am sure you will find this article a bit different from the ones present on the web.

Email requests to webmasters

I know you have read about this a large number of times but still there is something missing. You can not get a back-link or a link exchange from quality and related sites by simply shooting an email to the webmaster. Do it my way to gain success. First put a link to the site you want to exchange links with on a page of your site, the page should have some content on it and must have some traffic. The page you are putting a link on must also be easily accessible by search engine bots. After you have done this, wait for a few days and let the webmaster realize he is getting traffic from your site. Once he sees traffic coming to his site from a page, he will visit the page and analyze it. After a few days write to him that you want to exchange links with him and you will be happy to keep his link on your site if he is willing to link back to your site. Try this and get quality back-links from related sites. See if you can do the 3-way linking. Backlink from a site to which you haven't linked from yours has more worth.

Establish other related sites and blogs

I love doing this. Apart from giving me some good back-links it also increases the number of sites I own and sooner or later every site start fetching some traffic which means it pays helps me make more money.
I thought the title of this was self explanatory, in case it was not let me explain. Make some sites or blogs with related keywords to your site and get back-links to your site from them. No need to make huge sites. Sites or blogs with 20 to 30 pages will be enough and once it start paying you back through ad revenues or something , you might want to increase the number of pages to earn more.

Link directories

This is the easiest way to get some free backlinks. All you have to do is find some quality free directories, choose a related category for your site and submit your site to that proper related category. As choosing a proper category will increase chances of your link being accepted, it will also insure you get back-link from related keywords which is one of the best SEO practices.

TIP 1: While submitting your sites to link directories, don't forget to write a proper description of your site with some of your keywords in it.

TIP 2: Don't leave the keywords field empty as it is not mandatory.

(The above two tips will ensure you get your keyword from a page with related keywords.)

TIP 3: Keep on changing the text in title tag while submitting to directories so that Google don't take your site for spam.

This is the list of quality free link directories.

Some More Ways to Get Free Quality Backlinks

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarks are the sites that allow you to share sites you like with others or in other words you can maintain your bookmarks and favorites in a way that others can see it. There is a large number of social bookmarking sites on the web. Visit them and get free and easy back-link to your sites from them.

Caution: Don't keep on submitting your own site(s) to them. This will look spammy and some of the social bookmarks might ban you for doing this. Submit other good sites, blogs and pages too.

Tip: Write a good description and a catchy title to get large amount of traffic as well as large number of backlink from them. This way more people will rate your site and you wil get a link-back from their profiles too.

Update:Here are two sites, where you can bookmark links to your own sites, hubs or articles and they won't mind. No need to waste time submitting other sites, submit your own pages and get quality backlinks instantly. Another great thing about these sites is that they share AdSense impressions and revenue with you. So as you generate backlinks to your own pages, at the same time you are earning some money from these sites.

1) has changed its policy and now outgoing links will be NOFOLLOW)


Social Networking

If the search engine bots can crawl a social network, then the back-link is useful otherwise its of no use. Example Search engines can't crawl Orkut so a back-link from Orkut is pretty worthless, in contrast to that search engine bots can access FaceBook pages and thus a backlink from FaceBook might help improve your search engine ranking.


Commenting gives you a free backlink but don't take it for granted. Try to comment something related to the topic and your comment must add value to the topic. The owner of the article should not think that you haven't even read the article and you are commenting just to get a back-link. Please don't add comments like, "nice info", "great article" etc and get yourself blocked. In order to get more benefits from comments, try to find blogs or articles having same keywords as your site and then comment on them.


I have kept best for the last! Articles are the best way to get free high quality backlinks. In this method you write an article on an article website and insert a couple of backlinks to your pages either in the body of the article or the resource box depending upon the rules of the website.

RitePad is a handy article directory to get backlinks. You can get a backlink by writing a 100 word post. It is also a revenue sharing website, which means you will get 80% of the total adsense impressions.

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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I keep reading all of these hubs about back links and the like and find that some make sense to me and others do not. This one has good advice. And yes I did read it.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

I am glad that this article has some good advice. Thank you for reading and commenting Ethel.

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Dale Nelson 7 years ago from South Africa

Some good advice here. I have found though that my website dropped a few pages in page rank when i linked back to some link exchanges.It is always good to test them one by one as when i removed the link back from this particular exchange, my site was back up to its original rank again.Its the only way to know which ones are of value.

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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

You have provided a comprehensive list here but my problem is not wanting to spend any more time blogging, but I'll try to do some of these things.

Photography seems to interest people most for me but I also do computer art and write short stories in serial form and occasionally introduce some finance or related hubs.

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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Hi UH I certainly will have to try back-links could never work them out. Cheers!!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

These are all great tips, UH. I haven't tried any of these but know that the ends definitely justifies the means. My hope is to just make enough money from HP as a residual income opportunity. I'm going to give this a shot. Maybe if I hit a speed bump, I'll give you a holler. Thanks.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thanx Dale for pointing this out. I in fact forgot to mention it. Let me make this one thing clear. Exchanging links with sites is not bad for SEO and rankings, the bad thing is exchanging links with sites that are penalized by Google. If you will exchange links with penalized sites, your site will definitely go down in rankings. I will write a hub about how to check if a site is penalized.

Thanx again for bringing this up.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Well Katyzz I also have almost the same problem. Although a bit different but more or less the same. I also have the time problem but I want to spend my time blogging and creating sites and don't really want to spend my time finding backlinks as it is quite a waste of time.

I found the solution to this problem by creating new sites/blogs with similar keywords and linking them back to my other sites. This way I can get backlinks as well as create sites. I have mentioned creating new sites for backlinks as a way of getting backlinks above.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Blondepoet you got to work them out as they are becoming necessary part of blogging.

Dohn you can make a residual income from HP, no doubt about it BUT try making your own blog or a website to generate passive income. Look we are getting more and more spammers here on Hub Pages and if this didn't stop, chances are there that HP will get a Google slap or in other words the hubs won't rank high in SERPS(Search Engine Result Pages). Make your own site and ensure its quality. Write here for fun, write on your blog for income. If you need any help setting up your site just send me an email. Yea I'll be here if you need me.

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DubaiTravelGuide 7 years ago

I really found this post useful, it has bring me the big picture of how works seo, and will keep reading this author, thanks

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Ms Chievous 7 years ago from Wv

Pretty clever advice, However,how many page views do you think your individual site would have to have before getting a Webmaster's attention? Hundreds? thousands? I don't think I could get a webmaster's attention with one hub!

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

DubaiTravelGuide, your comment made my day. In fact made my week. :)

Ms Chievous a few hundred page views a week would get you some decent back links. Yes you got to write a few mote hubs.

Rite now you can start by using other methods of getting back-links and once your hubs start getting traffic you can contact other webmasters for back-links.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas

I have been using articles, at one time I dealt with 10 different directories and the only one I have seen a backlink show up on the analytics is ezinearticles. The other thing as far as backlinks Google counts all the links from one source as one. The good thing about articles for backlinks is if your articles is published on another site, this will be a unique link.


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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Yea rb11, the main benefit of the articles is that you get quite a few backlinks when people publish them on their sites.

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Latro 7 years ago

Don't forget guest posting on other blogs!

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

I mentioned comments Latro. Thanx for stopping by and commenting.

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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Bookmarked. Good hub, u have really shared the info really shared the info well.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thanx a lot for this good comment jayb23. I am glad you liked it.

W-SEO 7 years ago

Good tips!

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xquisit1985 7 years ago from Denver CO

Great article! my only question is, when you speak of leaving comments. Are you talking about the comments like the one i am writing now? also how well do you think can help us out here?

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

No, not these comments. If you signout of HubPages and then see this hub. Then you will have an option of adding URL of your site while commenting. That is how you get a back-link to your site through comments. Just like the guy who commented above you has got to his website.

Digg no doubt con bring tons of traffic to your site. Your URLs there are canonical. Since Digg has made this huge change by placing there bar up in the browser, now as you visit any site from Digg you see Digg's URL in the address-bar. So when a search engine bot will climb to your site from Digg, it will keep on getting Digg's URl and not yours as long as its there.

BUT Digg claim that they use canonical tag to give the site some benefit of their link. Some SEO experts believe that having many canonical tags is not a very good SEO practice. Hope I made myself clear. If still there are some questions left, you can ask me.

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Ashley Joy 7 years ago

I am always looking for backlinks to my site. It is a never ending process if you want it to do well.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Well I see it this way, it really looks a never ending process in the start and you have to strive hard to get some quality backlinks but once you get quite a few of them and your site start ranking high in SERPS and becomes an authority site like or Encarta, people will start linking back to you on their own. Once your site is an authority site, you don't ask for links, just like Encarta don't ask for backlinks.

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kmackey32 7 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Thank you for all the information. I bookmarked this page!

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

I am glad you liked it Kmackey. And thanx for the comment!

Yvette 7 years ago

Thanks for the info re the link directories. Have been unsure about whether they work or not. I think I'll give them a try. I started using article marketing about a month ago and it seems to work quite well.

Louidam1 7 years ago

These are some great tips and love the article. I been reading many back link articles and yours was the best. Also great list of link directories....I'm for sure going to be using them also I'm going to become your fan.

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jbullet 7 years ago

Good hub. I find link exchanges still perform quite well if they are on and for relevant sites to your one. They seem to have less of an impact than they did but still worth investing time.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you for your kind comments Louidam and jbullet.

Louidam I really wanted this hub to be a help for others and your comment has paid off all the hard work I did on this hub.

jbullet Quality backlinks from related sites are second most essential thing after the content. I an glad you liked my hub.

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jbullet 7 years ago

I agree, context relevant and the other sites are high quality in the eyes of the search engines too!

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mattn78 7 years ago

Seems sites need more and more mandatory keyword fields - -make for a win-win all around :)

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thanx for the comments guys.

MV 7 years ago

Very informative post. Thanks.

Comments generated are also informative.

Keep it up.

Jason 7 years ago

I like your idea on how to approach a webmaster about adding a link. Seems like it could work. I'll have to give it a shot.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you both for your kind comments.

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Always Frugal 7 years ago from Maryland

I have a great idea. Since you have so many websites you started to give yourself some backlinks, I'll give you the link to my site and you can put my link on all of your sites.

Just kidding. Good article. The article submission does work for backlinks as long as you choose a decent site that Google likes. I always make sure that they have a Google page rank before I submit there.

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I'll still like to see your site.:)

I am glad you liked my hub. Yes AF article submission have worked for a lot of people and is a good way of generating backlinks.

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internpete 7 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

Nice work, i have been doing most of these but you gave me some new ideas! thanks

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

I am glad internpete I could help.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Interesting I continue to learn something new and have been here for two years, I will have to check out these wonderful ideas. :)

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Its quite an honor that such experienced hubber have something to learn for me. I am glad you liked my article and pleased to see your comment.

RPMwealth 7 years ago

Hi, I too loved your article. I have 2 FaceBook and 1 MySpace accounts that I don't know how to use very well. But this HubPages social network seem ok for me. I see you just joined 5 weeks ago and is making a big splash... great work.

I just tried blog carnival and am waiting to see how that works out. I am thinking of hiring a part-time VA to help me with some of this free back linking stuff as it's a lot of hard work -- what do you think, or do you have a really cool system/software for actually carrying out these back linking techniques without them being time consuming?

Keep up the great work.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thanks a lot for this very useful comment RPMwealth.

Its good to see you are already using social media for backlinks and other stuff too which is impressive.

I have always been against automation as you might know search engines and I mean all search engines from Google to Dogpile to AltaVista, every single one of them hates it and will flag your site as spam. Do hire an assistant for link building on the guidelines you provide him/her. Make sure the person knows basics of SEO at least and keep a check on him/her to avoid any kind of penalty search engines might impose.

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getjobsacting 7 years ago from Arlington, TX

Good article. Hadn't thought about social networking sites and back linking for getting traffic. Thanks for the idea!

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Try social sites. They will get you some backlinks as well as traffic.

Giuliano 7 years ago

That's one of the most useful posts I've ever seen. Thank you.

Stephen Brno 7 years ago

Great advice :)

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Property-Invest 7 years ago from London

Hey Ultimate!

Thanks for this hub, this is really useful backlinks information and much appreciated.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you all for your nice comments. :-)

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tgpmaker 7 years ago from BANGKOK

i like that' you're idea, greats

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ajparker 7 years ago from North Carolina

Good job covering the basics of backlinks. It's a very important part of ranking well and getting traffic these days.

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Ladybird33 7 years ago from Georgia USA

I needed this! Thanks for the info, I bookmarked to

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ezeriuke 7 years ago

Hey I found this website where I make money just doing surveys, I made 276$ last month. I am really starting to save up some money for my baby who is due in December 8th. This is the only survey website that I found that really pays you every month honestly.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you all for these wonderful comments. I am glad you people liked it and these comments make me want to work even harder.

Thanx again! :-)

V.C 7 years ago

Could you list some of link directories?

I've tried some but they all required link back.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

If you click the link given above given at the end of Link Directories capsule, there you will find free, quality and non-reciprocal link directories.

Scholarship 7 years ago

Very nice website I will study it & I carry your all suggestions hope so they all are good for my site.Thanks a lot for your tips.

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NaomiR 7 years ago from New York

Thanks for the great tips. I'm still new to HubPages and am attempting to get the hang of everything. But you explained everything quite thoroughly.

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Kadmiels 7 years ago from Florida

One way that i have found is that places like godaddy have .info sites on sale for 99 cents and if you get a few of these related to your webstie put some revelent content and then google ads and then a few links to your original website it does give you quality backlinks plus a revenu generatoer once you have sumbitted it back to search engines. great hub I learned some things as well.. and it was easy to read and understand :)

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you for such good comments NaomiR and Kadmiels. I am glad you people liked it.

NaomiR, keep reading good SEO stuff and you will find out there is a lot to learn out there.

Kadmiels, you are right and I have mentioned this way of getting backlinks above also.

Donna 7 years ago

Articles are great for advertising your website

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upal19 7 years ago from Dhaka

I learnt a very nice advice from your hubs. thanks, please write more.

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Michele Arrvinte 7 years ago

Why there is so much fuss about backlinks?

Are they so important?

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you all for your good comments.

You are right about the articles Donna.

Upal, thank you for this wonderful comment. I will definitely try to write more.

Michele, are you new to SEO? Backlinks are without any doubt the most important thing after SEO.

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intelligentplan 7 years ago from Cambridge. UK

Good article with some great tips. Thanks for sharing

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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

this sounds good - am going to take your advice - thanks for sharing...cheers

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you for your good comments intelligentplan and ajcor.

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eswar 7 years ago from India

It's a wonderful hub on back links with a lot of information not only from the hub but also down under in comment section. I always love to read the comment section most because i can get a lot of doubts cleared and even i can get some points the author missed, that too when the author is more worried about his readers, in that way also you are so good. By the way did you finished the hub on how to check if a site is penalized. Let me know your mail i really want to get some advice from you. Thanks a lot for providing such a nice article.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you for your wonderful comment Eswar. Yes I did finish that hub. You can always contact me through my profile or any of my hub through the "contact Ultimate Hubber" link, your message will reach me in my email.

warrichpk 7 years ago

ummm i am sure its Good and easy to shareing on this blog am so happy to read this

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coachb51 7 years ago from West Point, MS

The caffeine update will be devaluing a lot of links that Google does not think are important. If you see a drop in your rankings it can be because of this.

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finsofts 7 years ago from India

Great tips thanks for sharing... keep good works ahead.

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myawn 7 years ago from Florida

Thanks for letting me know about backlinks I didn't know much about them very useful to me.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you all for these wonderful comments.

Coachb, all we know about caffeine is based on our assumptions except from that Matt Cutts update over it. And he isn't revealing much about rankings other than that there won't be big changes, although he told about indexing, crawling and UI changes.

Plus I mentioned white hat ways of getting backlinks which won't lose their importance too quickly.

In my opinion caffeine is nothing more than a marketing strategy to cope with Bing!. It won't change Google's algorithm much. You know they keep on changing their algo so there was no need to make such fuss about changing it.

Thank you for your comment and I am glad someone is aware of the caffeine update. :)

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prasadjain 7 years ago from Tumkur

Very useful hub. Now you have enough appreciations. Still I could not resist myself from expressing my thanks for this. You have helped us a lot.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you for your kind comment Prasadjain. I am glad you liked it and found it useful.

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guitarra bueno 7 years ago from Spain

A very comprehensive post packed full with great information. Thanks

Juan Mariu 7 years ago

A reciprocal back link is not very strong.

A link from a site like can be more powerful than 50 links from an average site.

Use a tool like market samurai to check the SEO competition and take note of the amount of backlinks in the top 10 websites.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thanlk you for your comments.

Guitarra, I am glad you liked it.

Jaun, these are some helpful tips. Well done!

GB 7 years ago

I have reading alot about getting backlinks and have been hearing about blogs and sites having no follow tags which blocks any link juice you may get from commenting. Is this true?

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sggdwi 7 years ago from Indonesia

thanks for info, i like this tips

SolarGoddesss 7 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

Hi, Excellent info!

I want to say that I have done a lot of article marketing in the last few years and I am still seeing traffic to my blog and my website from 2-year-old articles.

Article marketing is the best, in my opinion, because it seems to grow your traffic exponentially over time.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you all for your comments.

GB, I will recommend you to read my hub on nofollow. But to answer your question, if you have many nofollow links coming from sites/blogs having related keywords, then these links help improve your rankings in SERPS.

sggdwi, I am glad you liked it.

SolarGoddesss, thank you for this informative comment and for liking it too. :)

Your comment has helped me make my mind to go for article marketing and I am sure it will help others too who are not sure about spending time on article marketing.

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Mac Mission 7 years ago from bangalore

these are really good advice

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Plants and Oils 7 years ago from England

A great and really useful hub!

Psychic Joy 7 years ago

Dear Ultimate Hubber

I absolutely love this article. I have read dozens of seo tips and tricks and your first idea i think is great. I will definitely try this and see if it works.

Though I have a question.. my manager thinks that I should try and avoid giving links to other sites. and at the moment he thinks I should get more three way links though I think its not as effective as reciprocal linking..

any ideas on what I should do??

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

I am glad you liked this article PJ.

There is no harm to have links to other sites if they are based on almost the same keywords as your site. In fact it is good for SEO.

I will agree to this that 3 way linking is better than reciprocal linking.

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tinkerer 7 years ago from Portland Oregon

This might be the first time I've seen someone lay out the benefits of having multiple sites to link from. I thought that I was the only one who knew!

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Tinkerer, a lot of people know this, but they don't really want to reveal the secrets to their success. I really wanted to help my readers with getting backlinks, thus all these tips in this article.

Dave, Backlink is a link pointing towards your website/hub from another page on some other domain.

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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Great hub, a way to go to your 30th hub, hehehe you love fishes eh, i'm also an aquarium fanatic i'll be back to read your wonderful articles especially the fishes...

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you General for the comment!

First, I am glad you liked my hub. Now as we both love fishes, we'll talk about them in detail some day. Nice to meet another fish lover.

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traffic attractor 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great content. Very informative hub. Articles are a good way to gain backlinks but what truly matters more is 'where' your links are placed. Backlinks from authority sites are the best way to gain strong links back to anyone's site. Creating a hub for instance will rank better with google than 20 links on lower PR sites.

ELCaD Business Network 7 years ago

It is rare to come across the advice that you have given. Whilst I have read MANY articles about getting backlinks, all of which contain the phrase "Just email the webmaster of similar sites", never has anyone suggested what you have, and your method makes an awful lot of sense.

So, thanks for sharing this with us, it is very much appreciated.

Ashique123 7 years ago

Excellent article and great tips to build links. Out of many ways that you suggested i like the point in which you were referring to build links through "Establish other related sites and blogs", it not only allows you to gain links but also earn out of your blog. Thanks for sharing

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Ashique this is my favorite tip too. I am glad you liked my hub. Thanx for the comment.

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Sara Tonyn 7 years ago from Ohio, the Buckeye State

More great tips and another excellent hub. Your help is really appreciated!

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Song-Bird 7 years ago from Michigan

I found this hub to be very helpful and easy to understand. I figured it is time to start trying to do more with my hubs and I am going to use your tips. Thank you so much! :)

Adam 7 years ago

Gee whiz, thanks a lot indeed!

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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

I read every article that I find on this subject, and I didn't think that any more could have been added, however you actually did add something that I've never read, for instance what you wrote about comments was news to me. Thanks for this article, and I must bookmark it now. Very good hub.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Thank you all for your comments.

Sara, thank you for this wonderful comment, glad you liked my hub.

Song-Bird, I am quite sure that if you try these tips, you will see a rise in your traffic just like I did. Thanx for commenting. :)

Fastfreta, this is another wonderful comment from you. This comment of your also made my day. Thanx for the comment and I am glad I could help.

Isha of Market Samurai Resources 7 years ago

One more tip for when people are commenting on other people's sites is to see if you can get your keywords into the anchor text.

For those who don't know what "anchor text" means, it means the clickable words that the reader sees on top of the link. For example see the text in my name above - that's the anchor text for the link to my site.

The search engines such as Google see links with your keywords in as being more valuable.

For those who don't know what I mean by "keywords", I recommend the 30 day challenge, which is free, and which teaches a lot about making money on the internet.

For articles, I heartily recommend - a great place to publish an article that not only gets a link back to your site but will also be seen by lots of people and republished on their sites (together with your link).


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samironwebtrack 7 years ago

fantastic hub, i check your blog link from this hub...that is very user full for me, i got list of links directory, which can i find it very long time..thanks

sat nav 7 years ago

Just to add to Isha of "Market Samurai Resources" comment, using anchor text is great for SEO, but in addition I would consider using semantics and varients in your anchor text links. Your site will then appear to have a more natural linking structure in the eyes of google.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Having multiple anchor text has become a necessary thing for ranking higher in SERPS as mentioned in the article above. All blogs do not allow you to post your anchor text while commenting and your comment will be rejected if you put your site's anchor text instead of your name.

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RachelGB 7 years ago from New England

Thanks for the information about link directories. This was brand new to me and much appreciated!

Alok 7 years ago

Thanks a lot Ultimate Hubber! Thanks for this article and the list for link directories. Your list saved a lot of time. Although you said not to comment - "great article" however your article is in fact a Great! the reason is because-

1. It saved a lot of work(for the link directory list you provided)

2. Your article is easy to understand.

3. The techniques mentioned are 'free techniques'.

4. It made my day. After reading your article I thought-"this is what I was looking for"

Thanks once again! :-)

BookFlame 7 years ago

This is the best article on this topic on HubPages that I've seen so far. I've spent hours writing quality hubs about a variety of topics in which I am either an expert or a semi-expert, and yet watched them languish from lack of google attention. The backlinks business is something I just haven't had time for, but I intend to use this efficient advice (above) very shortly. How refreshing to find it clearly stated and with so many helpful links.

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Rachel, Alok and Book Flame, thank you all for these wonderful comments you posted here. I am glad I could help and happy you liked my article. :)

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Web Dev 7 years ago

"Email requests to webmasters" I like this part, and I am glad that you mentioned it...Really.

A lot of time I received emails from other webmasters that want to exchange links with me, the emails they sent are totally a waste of my time, and the words they used are not friendly. They're more like ultimatum: "PUT MY LINK OR ELSE I WILL DELETE YOURS"...

Yep, they wrote them with Capital Case.

Nobody wants to get threat! As soon I got those emails, I delete them. And the worst part, those websites don't even have a PR 1 from Google. So glad I read this, keep it up.

Regards, Ben @

RSsocialtactics 7 years ago

Ok I'm using stumbleupon right now as a way to increase traffic. I've been joining groups and I have also found some great websites along the way. I will admit I started it for the sole interest in increasing traffic but I have found that these social bookmarking sites help you find great resources for you site as well as well as finding some great link exchange partners.

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Rafini 6 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

Wow, this is a lot of information to think about. Guess it's time to get serious! lol I'm bookmarking this page so I can come back for more. :)

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Thank you for this wonderful comment Rafini. :)

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adrienne2 6 years ago from Atlanta

Hi UH thanks for the info! I have not heard of and cant wait to try some of your tips out!

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

And I hope these tips will help you with your search engine rankings. :)

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AlanSwenson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Hey, an update to you hub - Xomba is nofollow now. Just FYI

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ruanz3 6 years ago from South Afirca

Thanks for the info :)

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moondive 6 years ago from Modena,Italy

Nice info thanks!

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Alan, I forgot to thank you before for pointing this out for me. I have changed it above. Thank you for reading and posting this very useful comment. :)

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Ruanz and Moondive, thank you for commenting here.

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

thank you Ultimate, I signed up with xomba and shetoldme, Is redgage ok and stumbled upon? Thank you again. Maita

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

redgage and SU are nofollow but they are OK. :)

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Entourage_007 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

Awesome hub, tons of great information!! Thank you for the help, I hope to one day be an elite hubber like you

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Thanks Entourage for stopping by. :)

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Daddy Paul 6 years ago from Michigan

I love the part about blog comments. I laugh when I see someone post "Good read on an important subject."

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

LOL, yea, those robot comments. :D

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Thank you so much Dale for this wonderful comment. Your comment certainly made my day.

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mulberry1 6 years ago

This is important information to learn. My preferred backlinks come from blogging, article writing, and so forth. Hubpages, Squidoo, Qondio, ezine, and are my favorites.

ayamnael7elwa 6 years ago

the best hub I ever read about backlinks, great effort explaing the whole subject, that you made it easy to understand


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Angelique Loux 6 years ago from Ohio

Thanks fr the advise. I'm going to try backing linkig.

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Angelique, best of luck for your backlinking experiments!

Coby Wright 6 years ago

This is a great article! ;P but no, really it is! I just create a niche blog and haven't had luck with it being indexed by google yet even though it has lots of info, no ads, and is updated daily. With my main site I didn't have a problem with it getting indexed and after reading your article I realize it was because of the article marketing I did early on. I suppose I should take one of my blog posts and turn it into an article and submit it to the directories! Thanks for the tips and ideas!

Coby Wright

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Coby, glad I could help!

Joydeep 6 years ago

excellent tutorial..very helpful for Seo.

John Burnside 6 years ago

Thanks for the tips on how to get backlinks. I really like getting backlinks from article directories to because you get free trageted traffic and a solid backlink but it is possibly the most work.

mike 6 years ago

It's simply a matter of persistence! keep chugging along. One tool I use is Backlink Checker and see what my competitors are doing. You can learn a LOT from them!

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Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

Wow I bookmarked your hub months ago,so stupid of me not to be using the fantastic advice given sooner-oh well better late than never.

Thankyou !

P.S Sorry but I gotta ask,how do I back-link or to another hub(someone else's)..dumb question, I know ,but not sure if I doin it right~ thanks again.

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Backlink is simply a link to another page. While composing or editing your hub, click the chain button to add a link to someone else's hub. All you have to do is give the URL to their hub. For instance URL to this hub is

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Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

Ok thankyou -got it!

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jacques.gim 5 years ago from Lancashire

Thanks for that comment I have a lot to try now.

let you know.

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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

Best of luck for your backlinking campaign Jacques!

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bueler 5 years ago from California

Great information. Thank you!

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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

I have already mentioned article submission above. And press release is a bit technical. PR is more related to 'internet marketing' than SEO. Thank you for stopping by!

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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

I have one business site for which I really like to get back links because it is my selling site. I have no ads from google or other such at this stage of the game, since I've been taught it's not smart to send people off your site. I do have a links section at the back and I use it to link to other sites I just like or that are in some way related to my site. I also have links to my affiliates and to relevant hubs and lenses and blogs. Since this site gets more traffic than anything I'm linking to, it helps send traffic to my other writing sites.

I get lots of emails from other webmeisters wanting link exchanges. Most are polite, but most I decline because I don't want to send customers to their sites, which often don't get as much traffic as mine. I get some good back-links from universities and other customers who have decided I'm a good reliable source for their readers. Those are the kind I most want. For the most part, I avoid link exchanges.

My main method of getting back-links is having a number of sites, as you suggested. I'd much rather write than look up keywords, write other webmeisters, etc. I haven't tried the article sites yet because I lack time. That's next on my list, but I don't know if I'd be good at that kind of writing.

Thanks for sharing all this information.

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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by and commenting WBR!

Yes its a bit hard to get backlinks by writing to webmasters. And I personally love getting backlinks through my own websites.

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chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

Golden information on Backlink creation. Very useful to me. Voted up!

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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

Thanks for the support chamilj!! :)

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jpcmc 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Your suggestion on emailing webmaster is really nice. it's sort of a free trial for the webmaster. Good suggestion.

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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

Glad you liked my suggestion jpcmc!

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s4176766 5 years ago

thanks that was exactly what i was looking for, your like the only person i have found tht has a directory of places where you can submit you links to CHEERS!

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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

Thank you for this encouraging comment s4176766!!

Ferienwohnung Berlin 5 years ago

Saw your post on DP and come here to take a look, well it is very useful for me.Establish other related sites and blogs is new for me, I am going to try that

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DIY Backlinks 5 years ago

Very good advise for newbies.

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Thanks for the support DIYB!

Khawar Hayat 5 years ago

Thanks a lot for your tips.

hope so they all are good for my site.

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clintonb 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

Great tips here. The social bookmark sites have always been good with me.

Niek 5 years ago

The blogs that I like the most is where they spam so much, then you just do a simple check and see that all the links have a nofollow in them :)

ehsablog 5 years ago

Thanks for that comment I have a lot to try now, really it's veryinteresting

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that is a difficult process as like being the centre of quiz that is extremely difficult.

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azizpathan 5 years ago

thanks it really cool to build backlink with your tips

kasser 5 years ago

thank you for nice and good post

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Afshankanwal 5 years ago

Great info , thanks for sharing this wonderful & valuable post.

Blackman 5 years ago

I am in the process of updating my web site, and one of things that i would like to have is back links to my site.

So the idea of putting links on my site, leaving them for some time and then sending an e-mail to the web master may be something that would prove be successful for me!

Thanks for the advice! is my old site, soon to change..

شات مصر 5 years ago

thats great post thanks and waiting for more

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9jamkt 5 years ago

Actually, I've been thinking of a way to get this. My site will need backlinks. If you're ready, let's exchange.

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winners05 5 years ago

Very good advise for newbies.

Michael 5 years ago

Very interesting post though I don't think you stressed enough that the PR of the website or directory isn't as important as the content surrounding your link. After all if you have a link from a PR 10 website about pregnancy for your gaming website it's not going to do much for you in the search engines.

However a link from a PR 5 website about gaming to your gaming website will do wonders.

gmixtro1 5 years ago

Pretty neat stuff.

Thewawie 5 years ago

I am always looking for backlinks to my site. It is a never ending process if you want it to do well.

vividvilla 5 years ago

You can add more tips like Guest blogging.

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Garcia 4 years ago

Hopefully my website will soon get higher ranks on google. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to improve this site?

Thank you so much.

richerdh 4 years ago

I heard that about posting messages on social networks with backlinks to your page. Is this workable?

richerdh 4 years ago

I heard that about posting messages on social networks with backlinks to your page. Is this workable?

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dragnhaze 4 years ago

That is quite a list of directories that you linked to, thanks for that and also thanks for introducing me to RitePad, I don't think I have heard of them before. Though unfortunately I already knew the information contained here, I was just curious as to if you had something new for me to learn.

okaca 4 years ago

Thanks for that comment I have a lot to try now, really it's veryinteresting

Arsen 4 years ago

This article contains a very useful information for SEO starters. Thanks.

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Junaid 4 years ago

Thanks You shared a great info. But , kindly share some free links for free backlinks .Thanks

Junaid 4 years ago

i want to exchange links. Add my blog to yours and leave a comment for your link.

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thedigger 4 years ago from New Delhi

Agreed on your tips. These all are valuable and the best method to harvest quality backlinks.

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alung12 4 years ago

This is information is handy, thank you.

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All the contents you mentioned in post are too good and can be very useful. This one is great and is really a good post. I think it will help me a lot in the related stuff and is very much useful for me. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts. 4 years ago

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Good hubpage. BTW, do you know any social site targeted to games? I am trying to promote my flash game site: Please help.

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Hi Jeff, It's amazing to see these numbers. How do you find them however? I just launched a site for and am trying to get backlinks can anyone advise on how I can check the number of backlinks to a page? 4 years ago

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g-girl11 4 years ago

Thanks so much for sharing this info. Now I finally understand backlinks and how to go about getting them! I'm definitely going to follow up on some of your tips. Voted useful!

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smartnet 4 years ago

Getting back links has now become a tricky game with Google Google's new hit man the penguin actually changed the game. Google has a all-out war against spammers, and some innocent websites have been caught in the crossfire.

Pinterest is another way to get back links. I've read articles from SEO experts saying it's a great place to get back links. You can pin an image from your website, and it will give a link back to your website. You can even pin banners from your affiliate links. You can also check out loveit and a commercial pinning site called Wanelo. Wanelo and Pinterest are mostly female dominated for now, so you might want to keep that in mind.

There are many other Pin it sites just do a search, and you will find a list of them. Be sure and read their rules.

Pinterest is one of the hottest social sites on the Internet today and has grown at an unbelievable rate.

You can click on my link to one of my websites, and you will see a Pinterest button . This will give you a good idea of what pin is all about. Come follow me on Pinterest

I hope this information helps. Good luck on your link building. Just be careful !!!

This Blog Has a Pinterest Button

It's about ladies dresses and yes I put a lot of pins from it and I have also pin images from my posts and pages.

It is also beneficial to get back links to your posts and pages. This will help give your website strength.

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Nick 3 years ago

Thank you so much for posting this! Getting free backlinks is difficult nowadays and you shared some great tips.

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Thank you so much for posting this! Getting free backlinks is difficult nowadays and you shared some great tips.

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Well done. Have you ever noticed that Google ignores more and more blog comments as everybody makes a comment like this one for example just in order to get a backlink. The only things that really work are well known blogs and other relates sites who actually have a paragraph about your company or even a link or two.

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Kasia 3 years ago

I can never find time to write some article(s) to promote but also I can't find any reliable source of free or paid articles on the internet - they all seem to be written by machines rather than people.

Dan 2 years ago

I am willing to share your tips for mine

See what happens.

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Thanks for sharing this great information.

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