Your New Link Building Campaign for Free High Quality Backlinks

If you're looking for free, high quality backlinks then you need to use this link building campaign.

I'll show you why you shouldn't pay for links, where you can get free backlinks and how high of quality backlinks from these sites will be.

By the end of this article you will have a killer link building campaign that will boost the value of your website.

DO NOT Pay for Backlinks!

Paying for a simple link, or a bundle of them, isn't quite like advertising for a few reason. When you got to a site that specializes in backlinks, Google is going to know that some of your links are paid for. They can tell who your traffic is coming from and after a while they'll figure out if you're paying for swarms of links at once. What's this mean for you? Well, you might end up dropping from the search engine rankings.

Search engines like Google want to see a natural build up of links. So if you're paying for people to post 100 to 1,000 links for you at once then chances are they won't be that high of quality. One: Google won't like that you got 1,000 links today and not any other day. Two: the person may not have done that great of job with the anchor text, picking where to submit and so on. And that's if they really even did the work! And three: some of the links might be posted to places, like blog comments, and then end up being marked as spam and then are deleted.

So, the best way to go is to get FREE backlinks and to do it yourself. Don't rely on software or someone else... go about things naturally. And don't worry, I'm about to show you some great places to get links.

Your Link Building Campaign

When you create quality content it will naturally get free backlinks as people share it with others. But, if you'd like to share it with people you know and give your site a little extra juice then feel free to submit it to a few, high quality sites.

What I'm about to show you is the exact link building campaign that I'm going to use to promote this post that I'm typing right now. So let's begin.

  1. First, you'll want to go to Facebook and find three groups that directly relate to your page's topic. Facebook is a great place for viral traffic because almost everyone is on it. So find a few groups, post a catchy title a little summary on your page and then link to it. BUT wait at least 5 minutes before you post in another group and only post in 3 different groups. If you do it quicker than this or in more groups, Facebook will see you as a spammer.
  2. Then go to Twitter and post your link and then put an arrow pointing to it with a highly descriptive title.
  3. Then you'll want to go your own personal blog, whether it's Wordpress, Blogger and so on, and post a quick summary about your page and then link to your site.
  4. Then go to Orkut and post your link as a note, make sure it's public, and then point to it with your title.
  5. And then you want to go to Blinklist, StumbleUpon, Multiply, Digg, Plurk and FriendFeed and submit your link, along with other information, to all these sites.

This campaign is quick to go through and all these sites will help your search engine rankings as well as get you a decent amount of traffic through the links. And guess what? They're FREE!

Are These Links High Quality?

I'm sure you're wondering if links from the above sites are that great of quality so let me calm your fears. It doesn't matter if they are do follow links or not; remember, Google wants to see natural linking. It's completely unnatural to have ALL your links be do follow links. So it's better to have a mix of both and I'm not even going to tell you if the links are do follow or not because it doesn't matter.

And besides, some of these links serve a different purpose... some do follow links from high PR sites will never get you one drop of traffic, but it boosts you in the search results. And on the contrast some no follow links will get you a ton of traffic but won't boost your PR or ranking in the search engines. So in a sense, the no follows help your backlinking look natural to Google as well as get you some instant traffic... and eventually the do follow links will help boost your rankings.

But what I will tell you is the sites' Page Rank (PR) because that does a bit. This is the rank that the domain is given in terms of how useful the site is. It's like a quality score and the higher the score, the better the site. And if you have tons of high PR sites linking to you then search engines will think that your site must be useful too. So that raises YOUR Page Rank. But let's take a look at their Page Ranks (these are the main domain's PR, perhaps not the PR of the page you'll get a link from)...

(click column header to sort results)
SITE  
PAGE RANK  
Facebook
10
Twitter
9
Orkut
7
Blinklist
7
StumbleUpon
8
Multiply
7
Digg
8
Plurk
7
FriendFeed
8

Yes, I didn't include your personal blog in the rankings because that will vary greatly, obviously. But the value in posting there is that the people on the site know you, you control the content and the link you post will probably relate to the rest of your site as well.

This is a proven link building campaign for getting free, high quality backlinks for your site. So avoid paying for links, post to the sites above and rest assured that you just got a bunch of high quality links to your site. You can now start boosting your site's rankings in the search engine results.

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Has this Link Building Campaign Helped YOU? 130 comments

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Tyler Bracken 5 years ago from Berlin, Germany

That's some great information there! I use a pretty similar method myself too! It's pleasantly effective!

I'm in the process of moving right now and I am itching to update my IM guide and this has wetted my appetite.. I have two weeks to wait though! darn it!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

I thank you very much for great and timely hub. My clicks are going down and down. I knew I have do something but not being great with computer technology I just click on hub's share button and put in fb,myspace, digg, stumpleupon and twitter.

I am not sure about your three groups on Facebook how to do it? If you would be so kind and explain it a bit more or write a full hub about it?


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Thanks Tyler, glad you're getting something out of it! I hope you can update your guide soon.

Links from these places can help for sure, Hello, hello,! To find Facebook groups just go to Facebook and search for your target niche in the search box up top. Then click "see more results" on the drop down menu that shows up. And off to the left you can select the results for groups. You can use pages too but the new groups actually alert all the members when there is a new post so it's really a lot more efficient. Whereas the pages just show what you post in the news feed.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

You are great. Thank you so much.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad to help, Hello, hello,... thanks for being a dedicated reader!


rihsam05 5 years ago

informative article


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chasemillis 5 years ago

Great Advise!! Everyone always said that Facebook was a great resource, except that I know that my friends aren't very good traffic, mainly because they don't really care about what I'm writing about. But commenting in the groups is a really good idea. And I don't have a twitter account, but do you think it would still be effective for me to start an account for the sole purpose of creating back-links?

Thanks for the information! You put it in simple steps! I'm definitely bookmarking this. I'll get back to you in a couple weeks to see if it worked!

Side note - how long would you say you spend on making back-links for each article? Because I can spend hours on it. Granted, I only tried commenting on forums and posting in Digg, but still.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad you got something out of it, rihsam05!

It might be beneficial to post to Twitter just for backlinks but if you want to get people following you on there you'll want to do more than just advertise. It'll still count as a backlink though either way.

And I only spend maybe 15 to 20 minutes going through the places I listed above. Forum marketing to me is outdated and doesn't work that well, plus you spend a lot of time doing it. Having a link in your signature is nice but you can't post a link to every article in your signature and posting a direct link in the forum is usually frowned upon. Digg takes seconds to market on so I love that.


janellelk 5 years ago

Good stuff! Thanks


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

My pleasure, janellelk... thanks for reading!


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cydro 5 years ago from Kentucky

I've learned more about backlinking in two days than Ive ever learned before. Thanks for being great and contributing your knowledge


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

I'm glad I could help boost your knowledge on backlinking cydro... thanks for reading!


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Web World Watcher 5 years ago

Great information. Very good tips for seeding your content and getting a jumpstart on organic linking. i've had good luck with reddit and diigo for social bookmarking of any content I make. Helps get the page crawled faster


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yeah some of the social bookmarking sites really give you a boost!

I wish reddit didn't have it's restrictions though, since I post every day I've noticed that you'll get maybe 5 days in a row where you can post a link on reddit... after that you have to wait until next month!


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Web World Watcher 5 years ago

Wow, I was not aware of that restriction...what a gyp.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yeah... maybe if I commented more on others or something I wouldn't have the restriction? Or maybe if I just posted every other day...

Ah well though, I still use them all the time.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Thank you, I am definitely bookmarking this one to read and study further. I am just now really getting into backlinking, to try to get my traffic up. Right now, I twitter, post to Facebook, usually put it on Stumbleupon, and sometimes Redgage. I also have started a Facebook fan page, and sometimes create links within my own blogs.

This gives me some more ideas for creating backlinks. Thank you very much!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad I could help you come up with some new linking ideas prairieprincess!


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Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Very useful information. Even though I already do some of this, I have not been using Facebook to its fullest potential. I'll have to explore that. Thanks!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

You're welcome Deborah-Diane... I hope you see a bunch of traffic from Facebook!


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greenza 5 years ago from South Africa

Shot for the info! Showing the page ranks there was quite cool. Now I just gotta get some motivation and do it...hehehe


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BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

Great hub. Bookmarking this!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Hope you get the motivation soon greenza!

Thanks BethanRose, hope it helps you out!


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Sychophantastic 5 years ago

This is one of the best articles on this subject. Very simple information delivered concisely. Awesome!


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Entrepreneur2.0 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

you know that googles next code update is going to exclude most of social networking sites that means you have to have your link on so many aged profiles in order it to get link juice which is usless for a novice


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad my information is easy to consume Sychophantastic.. thanks for reading!

Yeah Google is constantly changing things, as is the norm on the internet.. but what works now, works now... Google can't force people not to click on links though ;)


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

I am embarassed to say that you lost me in point #1...I've never joined a group on FB though I do have a fanpage for my website. As I start out, will this all become clear? I sure have a lot to learn...thank you SO much for sharing this great advice. You gonna write an e-book?


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

You can pay people to get links for you on sites like Fiverr.. I don't think it's the best approach though. It'll all become clear though as you mess around with it!

I have written an e-Book in the past (you can pick it up on my Bedroom Entrepreneur site) or just sign up for the emails and you'll get the e-book spoon fed to you... there's a DVD version too ;).

I'm glad you get something out of my writing though Sinea Pies! Thanks for reading!


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ozcam 5 years ago

Hi..

Some facts you have stated are not entirely accurate.

Facebook, Twitter and the like may have high domain page rank, but the url where your actual links would appear are likely to have no page rank at all, and they will also be no follow.. Now a back link is a back link non the less..


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yes this is true ozcam... each page is ranked differently (but if the main domain is ranked high it's usually a good place to get a link from)... and yes I mentioned I didn't care about no follow, since you want to stay more natural in your link building.

Sites like Facebook and Twitter will bring you viral traffic more than they will boost your own PR and so on... but with that viral traffic comes other people who will link to your site outside of Facebook and Twitter.


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synergise2011 5 years ago

Very, Very interesting. I'm still trying to figure out how to get good links cheaply and quickly. I've just watched my 8 week old blog go from page 12 to 4 to 19!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Social bookmarking sites are a great way to get some free links... but it still takes some time to really rise up to the top and stay there.

Google likes natural results and fast isn't always natural so they'll knock you down a couple pages sometimes.


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geiser093 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pa

Thank you for the informative Hub. This is the kind of content I aspire to write.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Just share everything you know and do geiser093 and you're off on the right track!


RobertoSoto 5 years ago

The sites mentioned are very useful, that's the information we want, thanks for sharing! It is a little pity that here in our country, some resources like Twitter can not be used as it is not allowed by gov.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Ah, that's a shame! Hopefully you can still use a lot of the other methods though.


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

OK... I am very timid about putting links on FB other than my own. Help me understand this. So I go to FB and search groups that line up with a hub...let's say a weight loss hub. Then I "like" their fanpage/group and I write on their wall with a catchy title and the link to my Hub?


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njmanura 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

But links in facebook, twitter, digg, stumble are all nofollow, isnt it.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yep that's pretty much it Sinea Pies! Just give a sentence or two, maybe even ask a question and then pop in your link so they can get more info.

Yeah njmanura, you want a good mix of no follow links when you do link building... one it looks natural and two, links from Facebook, Twitter, Digg and StumbleUpon all get you TRAFFIC... so some serve a different purpose than just another number to add to your backlink pool for Google to look at.


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Ben Chuck 5 years ago from FL

great but hard work for link building.


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Flarida 5 years ago

Are you a search engine optimization staff? Your article is very useful! Thanks for your sharing!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yeah it takes a little time, Ben... but it's worth it in the long run!

I'm glad you like it, Flarida! I've just learned these tactics over the years and felt like sharing what I do.


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Jake4102 5 years ago from Nebraska USA

Very helpful. Especially the facebook group and stumbleupon advice! Thanks!


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

I tried it with FB referencing my M&M hub--looked for groups that like chocolate-- and got a couple of views that may have been from that. Got a couple of new followers on my website, too, though it's about organizing and not about candy at all. Interesting. I think I'll try it again.


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ProCW 5 years ago from South Carolina

Great hub, Bendo. I've always questioned those "pay for backlinks" campaigns plastered all around the internet. You've certainly confirmed my thoughts on them.

Thanks!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad I could help, Jake4102!

Once you find the right groups and pages you'll notice that you get traffic from them all the time, Sinea Pies! Glad you're seeing progress already.

Yeah I got a couple from Fiverr before and I don't think it was worth it at all... bunch of weak blog comments that probably got deleted... links that I couldn't even really see, statistic links or something... and then some basic links I could have gotten myself. It's always better to go the slow and steady, natural route, ProCW!


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Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Voted up and useful ... Great information and I now have some new sites to add to my backlinking list :-).

Thanks for sharing ... you have a new follower.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad I could help you find some more places for links Brett.Tesol! I'm on the hunt myself, for the journey to the top of Google challenge I set for myself.


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Alison Sellers 5 years ago from Ripon, N. Yorks

Thank you for the techspeak in English - there's a whole cyber world out there that I didn't even know about!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad I could help broaden your horizons, Alison!


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arunii 5 years ago from Delhi

Very helpful tips as maximum people spend time on free directories, forums, article marketing.


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ftclick 5 years ago

good tips. I'll try this out as well.


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

Thanks for this wonderful information. Always good to know what is tried and tested


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Made 5 years ago from Finland

Thanks for the information.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Thanks arunii! I think article marketing still has its place though.

Hope they help you get some traffic ftlick!

I try my best to practice what I preach, Alladream74!

My pleasure, Made!


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Night Magic 5 years ago from Canada

Thank goodness for Hubs like yours. I'm just new to Hub Pages. Thank you for all the tips on things I can co to get more traffic.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad to help Night Magic! I hope you see a lot of traffic!


rich cederberg 5 years ago

Thanks for the great hub, I'm going to try posting to your list and see if I get results. I appreciate you sharing what you've learned.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

No problem rich, I hope it helps bring you some traffic!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this is so useful, I am useless at backlinking etc, and to be quite honest I don't really know how to go about it, this is bookmarked and so helpful, thanks nell


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

I'm glad you like it, Nell! I don't like backlinking myself, but once you get a group of sites that bring you results like the ones above then you can fly right through the process.


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kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

Thank you for this. At least, I now know that indeed one of the best things in traffic building - backlinking - can be free! As a newbie, I'd been tempted to buy backlinks:-(


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

I know how tempting it can be, kerlynb! Especially when it's for hundreds of links so fast, but Google knows what's natural and what isn't.

Glad I could help you out though, thanks for reading!


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Troyangeluk 5 years ago from UK

Fnatastic information, thansk for sharing do you have any other sites that you highly recommend for backlinks? Is using forums and press releases classed as backlinks?


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camaroon 5 years ago from Utah

i noticed your page rank for this page is still 1, did you not hava chance to implement your strategy yet?


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Press releases are an awesome way to get tons of backlinks, Troyangeluk! Paid press releases are the best, since they will get more exposure, but you can still go the free route. And they are pretty much like supercharged article marketing because if your press release is newsworthy then everyone wants to post it on their page, which includes your links. If you go to my hub on here about "my journey to the top search engine ranking" and scroll to the bottom, I link to a bunch of other hubs where I go over other places I got backlinks.

I just recently switched over to the subdomains on HubPages, so even if my PR for this page was higher than that before, I'm sure that dropped after the switch, camaroon.


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Roy Perrin 5 years ago from Jacksonville, NC

Finally an answer that gives me something tangible to try. I made a whopping 5 cents in July and just didn't know what I could do to improve things. I enjoy writing, but I don't want to contuinue doing it for free. Thanks!


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camaroon 5 years ago from Utah

ohh, that makes perfect sense, that's quite a bummer for you then isn't it? all that work gone to waste? do you happen to know what your pr was before the switch?


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

I know how that can be, Roy! Hopefully once you switch to the subdomain and start backlinking like I show you above that the traffic will come rushing in!

Yeah it sucks a bit, camaroon... But I never really check my PR's because I'd be at it all day with how many different places I write. So instead I just watch the traffic come in and use that as my gauge. Sure my own PR may not be the highest ever, but you can still be on page one of Google, getting a ton of traffic without a high PR. It just helps to piggyback on other high PR pages to get you to that point.

Like for instance my 7 minute squat jump article on here is sitting with a whopping ZERO as a PR... but go into Google and search "squat jumps" you don't even need the quotes... even as a broad search term my article is on page one of Google with a PR 0. And it just got 21 views in a day to add to the 37,000+ views it already has. Even this article that you just commented on got 21 views in a day and it's only a couple months old.

So the PR I think matters more when looking for links, because it'll take a while for your own PR to match the traffic and search engine rankings you're actually getting.


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Alex Simring 5 years ago from Australia

I'm glad you clarified the nofollow backlinks, as I was worried they were a waste of time. Although they don't help for page rank, a website does not have to have a high PR to do well in SERPs.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yeah Alex, Google still sees them and they can still bring you traffic so it definitely helps to get some here and there.


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camaroon 5 years ago from Utah

i am actually more worried about my own website, which unfortunately doesn't have the high 80's DR that hubpages has ;) haha, but thanks anyways and that is quite the success story


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Ahh ok camaroon, but I think you could replicate what I did with some good backlinking, especially if your domain isn't new and if you do keyword research.

I use a tool called Micro Niche Finder from time to time to pick out good keywords to target... and just a few months ago I set up a few WordPress blogs that targeted a keyword I chose after using that software and without me getting a single backlink a couple of my sites were already showing up on the first page of Google for my keyword.

Software like that can really help you pick out easy keywords to rank for if you find you have a hard time choosing keywords.


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Betty Reid 5 years ago from Texas

Very useful hub. I like the simple step-by-step instructions.


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Jennie Demario 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

Thanks for the knowledge, Bendo13. Do you know anything about these tiny urls that twitter uses? Do these truncated URL's still pass the so called "link juice" that I keep reading about?


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camaroon 5 years ago from Utah

thank you Bendo i'll try that :) ohh and btw congrats on your hubscore :)


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selfdefenselesson 5 years ago

Awesome! I'll try this out


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Virtual Treasures 5 years ago from Michigan

Great information! I've bookmarked your hub and voted it up.


pozycjonowanie 5 years ago from Wroclaw

yea, but Google indexes nofollow links and some times is listed in inbound links...

maybe it's get ranking when page has high page trust?


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Denmarkguy 5 years ago from Port Townsend

Excellent article!

I've read tons of books and run into many offers ("get 5000 backlinks in 24 hours! Millions of visitors!") that are simply nonsensical.

The bottom line I have always subscribed to is that if you want LASTING web visibility, you need to grow your sites/articles/blogs "organically," that is... be patient, and allow your campaign to build over the time it takes something to build. And yes, that may take two weeks and it may take two months.

Good stuff!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

I'm glad I could be of help, Betty Reid!

You know I'm not really sure, Jennie... BUT HubPages has said time and time again that when we switched to the subdomains that our link juice would still be transferred to some degree. So I'd imagine it does a little.

Thanks camaroon... I hope you can pump out some 100s too!

Thanks selfdefenselesson, I hope it works out well for you!

Thanks for the vote, Virtual Treasures! I'm glad you like the article.

Yes peperuhi, but Google still notices them and sees it as your page being linked to naturally. Because if someone else links to your page, they aren't going to make sure if it's dofollow or nofollow, they don't care! They're just trying to share the info and that's how natural linking looks. But there are plenty of nofollow links that will get you a ton of traffic when compared to dofollow links that get you no traffic... but still boost your rankings. So the different kinds of links serve different purposes.

Yeah pozycjonowanie, Google notices all links and it likes to see an even mix.

Yeah Denmarkguy, I've heard it said before on here that your hub won't reach maturity until it's 2 years old. It does take time for people to pass things around and it takes time for search engines to notice all the links and rank you higher. But some topics seem to soar above others and you can get a ton of links to your articles in a matter of weeks... this article is a good example (although you can't see all the tweets and Facebook likes this use to have before the subdomain switch).


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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

Wow! I will definitely get to work getting backlinking going! Thanks for the indepth and simply laid out information! Voted up, useful and awesome! Thanks!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad you got something out of it, prektjr.dc! I hope my tips help you on your way up in the search engine results!


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Olaguma 5 years ago from Slovenia

Hi, great hub! Voted up! What do you think about all those free directorys out there (their PR ranges from 0-3? Do they count as much as social and hub links?


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Thanks Olaguma! Directories can be decent in helping boost you up there but you have to realize that Google knows what sites like that are for. So if it doesn't have a high PR then I'd avoid it because all those sites are for is linking to other sites, and Google doesn't see most of those links as that valuable...

But there are some directories, like Open Directory Project (which has a PR8) that Google really seems to like because they don't let just anyone get a backlink from them. So I guess the more strict they are then the better their directory will be in terms of giving you a boost.


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DDS 5 years ago from Toronto

Im signing up for Sitesays as we speak. Thanks for the info!~ :-)


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad to help, DDS!


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whiplashinfo 5 years ago from Denver,Colorado,USA

I love the way you present the topic. it is easy to understand. great writing prowess. Impressive! Very useful topic.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad you like my style and got something out of it, whiplashinfo... thanks for reading!


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greatlove 5 years ago from Beaufort, NC

Good presentation of the topic, well written and easy to follow. Very informative! Useful info..


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad you like my style, greatlove... thanks for reading!


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ian contacts 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

Informative, intuitive and in-depth. I was particularly impressed with your answers to the multitude of questions that different people put forward...you covered their questions with knowledgeable and self-evident answers, obviously based on your experience in this "niche" of the formidable "backlink". Thanks heaps!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

No problem, ian contacts! I like helping people whenever I can because it took me SO long to finally understand how to make things work online... and I feel it was because no one is willing to help without charging you. So I aim to change things; one question at a time!


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Glen619 5 years ago from Camden, New Jersey

This is a good link building strategy you have devised. I have couple of sites on online education and there is little traffic to attract at these places you have mentioned, i find it rather difficult drawing people to know about my sites.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

You can draw traffic to any type of site from the methods I talked about above... you can even go into groups on Facebook that are directly about your topic, Glen619.

The links will also help boost you up in the search engines so that people who are looking for what you have to offer can find it.


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spooon 5 years ago from Texas

interesting to make a hub about backlinking yet this hub isn't even used for backlinking any of your properties. your telling me you wrote a hub purely for readers and possible hub earnings?

I've found hubpages overly restrictive to what you can point to. they have shot down my blog, capture, youtube, and squidoo pages...


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yes, I actually write content for my readers' benefit, spooon. I don't link over and over again to my other sites and use this site as a backlinking portal; that's one of the reasons HubPages got slapped during the Panda update... this isn't an article directory like Ezine Articles.

I do provide a link to my main site on my profile if anyone wants to look into more of what I do, but constantly selling someone and trying to get them to go to your sites never works. They'll go when you give them good content.

I took off links to a couple of my sites because they were squeeze pages with opt ins, but they let me use videos from my YouTube all the time. I guess they just want to raise the quality of the links coming from their site so that they're not seen as another article directory... because in all honesty, I wouldn't go to Ezine Articles to learn about things; it's full of garbage.


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Russelltwyce 5 years ago from Canada

Sigh. In a perfect world we wouldn't have to worry about backlinks and SEO. We could just write about what we feel passionate about and people interested could find it by that. Have we REALLY progressed all that far from the 1990's word count search algorithms?

I've heard it suggested that google's bot is so proficient that if the main keyword were utterly deleted from a page's content that the page bot could figure out what the missing keyword was by the supporting words - OH REALLY? - Then why can't it pick out which articles are spun a hundred times?


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Sherlyngo 5 years ago from Tampa

Nice topic to talk with. Actually link building can really help a lot in website optimization At the same time write valuable content to your followers..


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fresh2def05 5 years ago from Louisville, Ky

This was great. Bookmarking for future reference.


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

Good stuff...I learned a lot! I will bookmark this and vote it up!


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JimDoyle 5 years ago from Primbee

This is great information. Thank You.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Yeah Russelltwyce, it really does suck that we have to promote so much to be seen and that recycled garbage seems to find its way up to the top faster than us sometimes. Maybe someday the cream will rise to the top without any effort.

I agree Sherlyngo, definitely put more time into the value of your content than your own self promotion.

Glad you liked it, fresh2def05! I hope this helps you out.

Thanks Highvoltagewriter, I'm glad I could put a few more tricks up your sleeve!

You're welcome, JimDoyle! Thanks for reading!


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givingfairy 5 years ago from some place in the Big Apple

Thanks for the info on this important topic.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

My pleasure, givingfairy... thanks for reading!


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WoodsmensPost 5 years ago from Arizona

Another excellent hub on a well sought for topic. Written so that anyone with general knowledge on backlinking could follow and create some quality link juice. Thanks Bendo 13


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

You're welcome, WoodsmensPost... glad you got something out of it!


Chad 5 years ago

Great hub


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Thanks Chad, glad you liked it! Thanks for reading!


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ciranoushj 5 years ago

Good info. I would also add, to your list of free places, aboutus.org. You can tell this site about your own site a get a nice backlink to it. It is a PR6 and it also has some nice tools for analysing a website.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Thanks for the add on, ciranoushj! That looks like a decent site, even though it appears that you have to pay for the tools.


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ciranoushj 5 years ago

It is free. Just enter your website in the search box and it will pull the details. You can then edit the summary and create the aboutus.or wiki details.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Oh OK, could be helpful.


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Milli Mill 5 years ago from Canada

Another great post I've read from you. The free tips you come up with for link building are amazing! How do you figure these out?


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

You can search for high PR social bookmarking sites on Google (there are lots of lists of them) and then use them for a while yourself to figure out which ones benefit you the most, Milli Mill. The reason I chose the ones above is because I can quickly go through them and get a bunch of backlinks without any hassles.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Really Great hub ...Thanks for the post.


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limph3215 5 years ago from Malaysia

Thanks for the info. You give idea about backlinking and PR.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

My pleasure htodd and limph3215... I'm glad you got something out of it! Thanks for reading!


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lasker 5 years ago from Dhaka

Numerous linking strategies, but useless. These links can do nothing for your link jiuce.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

I beg to differ, lasker... this is the same kind of linking I do with each of my posts and they all seem to end up high in the rankings.

This one is sitting at the top of page two on Google for "free high quality backlinks" and is #1 for "link building campaign free" on Bing and is on page 3 of Google for "link building campaign" I could go on but, I'd rather not...

Now how does a page get highly ranked for numerous keywords... it can't be just from a title... it has to be the backlinks!

I use the same kind of linking for my daily hubs too and many of them end up on page one for a bunch of keywords... So, perhaps they do work ;)


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Hawk Montecristo 5 years ago

Great hub Bendo13, thanks for the advice. I've read so many articles on backlinking and you're the only one to give a nice clear step-by-step formula. Btw, I was always wondering how people use FB for anything other than socializing, thanks for clearing that up!


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad I could help spark some new ideas for you Hawk Montecristo! I try to make it as easy as possible


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Millionaire Tips 5 years ago from USA

These are great ideas, thank you. I have been writing lots of hubs, but haven't figured out how to market it yet, except for sharing it on a facebook page. I hadn't thought about sharing it with groups, thanks.


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Glad I could help, Millionaire Tips! Just try not to share it to too many groups on Facebook, because they have automated tools to block spamming. So just find 1-3 awesome groups that really fit your topic, post to them slowly and you should be good!


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GClark 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for sharing an interesting and useful details about link building. GC


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

My pleasure, GClark... I hope my tips send you off in the right direction!


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AllieRambles 5 years ago from Bay Area, California

Bendo,

So far your article on SEO/backlinking is the only one on HubPages that I have read (I have read a few) that has ANY pagerank. It is a 2!! Well done. I hope everyone above has taken your advice and backlink like you do.

I am starting to believe that views and # of comments/social engagement has a lot to do with PR also. What do you think?

~Allie


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Bendo13 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Nice! I haven't really checked my hubs for PR, but that's a plus! Thank you, AllieRambles!

I think Google is going to pay more attention to both of those things (I'm sure they already take comments into account). I think the more people are talking about a page in anyway is going to help you jump up in the SERPs and in PR... I mean, Google is now in the social networking game themselves (Orkut was a flop), so I think they'll want to take into account all the +1's at first, then they'll give in and all the likes and shares on everything else will matter just as much.


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CyclingFitness 3 years ago from Nottingham UK

Bendo- you might want to have a look at this info and make slight revisions as Sitesays no longer appears to be working.

Regards, CF


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Bendo13 3 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado Author

Thanks, CyclingFitness! It looks like that site is going through changes so I'll take it out of the info above.

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