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8 Best SEO techniques to get backlinks in 2018

Updated on December 16, 2017
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8 best SEO techniques to get dofollow backlinks that will make your Google position better.

There are several methods to improve your website ranking, When combined, can help your website with 0 visits to the top 10 of Google. One of the best works is to get links or quality backlinks, also called dofollow links, through linkbuilding strategies.

However, this is usually the most difficult task of SEO. Therefore, today I will show you 8 concrete SEO techniques that you can easily replicate to get inbound links to your website right now.

Let's start!

What is link building?

Link building is an SEO Off Page technique whose goal is to get other websites linked to yours. Google understands this as a recommendation, so if you get quality links from web pages with good authority, your content will be positioned much better in the search engines.

However not all the encases are worth the same. Mainly there are two types:

Dofollow links: these are the links that will help you improve your SEO positioning. If a web page that has good authority binds you using this way, in addition to passing traffic, it will transmit a good boost of authority that will make you upload positions in the results pages. They are the hardest to get

Nofollow links: these do not transmit SEO strength, although they can generate visits as they are links like any other facing the user. The only thing that changes is a label in the code to clarify to Google that authority is not transmitted to him.

To know if a link is of one type or another, it is as easy as clicking with the right button on the link and clicking on "Inspect item". The browser console will open where you can see the HTML and CSS code of the page. The nofollow links are those that have the tag rel = "external no follow", rel = "nofollow"
The dofollow links simply do not have anything.

The best SEO techniques to get backlinks or high quality links.

Next I am going to present you the

8 best SEO techniques to get dofollow backlinks that will make your Google position better.

However, keep in mind that linkbuilding alone will not take you to Google's TOP 10. Do not forget that you will also need a good content strategy and optimize the SEO On Page of all your sections.

As for obtaining links, there are many ways to get dofollow links but I'll show you what I think are easier for anyone to follow even if you have never done any linkbuilding strategy.

Remember that it is always better to put links on sites that have a theme similar to yours. Before getting SEO links using these techniques right and left, make a selection of places that are related to your subject.

SEO Technique 1: Writing quality reviews

If you use a tool or web service that has a page with a domain authority higher than yours, you can investigate if they have areas where users can give their opinion about the quality of service. Normally, almost all companies have a section in which they show the satisfaction of their customers.
quality links with reviews

In addition, the most usual thing is that within that opinion, the photo and the author's name appear with a nice dofollow link to your website.

Therefore, look for sites that allow quality reviews to get dofollow backlinks. Some of these sites may be hosting providers or social network management tools.

SEO Technique 2: Translating plugins

Do you master several languages? If the answer is affirmative, you are in luck. You will be able to get dofollow backlinks easily using this SEO technique.

If you use WordPress often, you will know that there are a lot of plugins that are still completely in English or in another language that is not Spanish. Well, if you find one, contact the author telling him that you would be happy to translate the plugin if he then mentions you with a dofollow link. The good thing about this method is that it does not cost a hard and both parties earn something.

To know the plugins that still do not have a translation, go to WP Plugin Directory and look for the languages ​​to which it is translated in the description of the plugins. You will find something similar to this:
get dofollow links by translating WordPress plugins

In the exposed case, I contacted the developer and now I am translating the plugin in exchange for obtaining a link. As a personal recommendation, try to find plugins that have little text to translate because if you do not invest too much time for each one.

SEO Technique 3: Discussing in forums

There are forums that allow you to include dofollow links in the answers as long as you are contributing value and additional information in your answer.

For example, if browsing a forum I find a post in which someone asks how to install WordPress, I, that I have an article in which I explain it in detail and with images, I would answer giving you summary information and I would put a link to my entry so you can see all the complete information. This way I am helping a user and I am also taking a dofollow link and a handful of gift visits.

SEO Technique 4: From Social Networks

Social Networks usually have a high domain authority. However, the links that you place when you share content in your tweets or publications in the different walls are nofollow. But do not worry I'm here to tell you where we can strain them

For example, in Google Plus we can place our URL in our own profile, entering "About me" in the section "Websites".

dofollow links in google plus

From the LinkedIn profile we can repeat the same procedure in the section "Contact information", section "Websites". Copy and paste the URL of your website and you will have another dofollow link from a domain with a very good authority.

SEO Technique 5: Writing as guest author

Another of the most typical ways to get SEO backlinks is writing in other blogs that deal with a topic related to yours. In the eyes of Google, a dofollow link from a related website is worth much more than a website that has nothing to do with your sector.

When you have found that blog with a domain authority and a traffic greater than yours, look to see if the author has a section dedicated exclusively to Guest Blogging. At present, many blogs already contemplate this possibility so it is very easy to find the opportunity for it.

Guest Blogging consists of writing a good article and giving it to the owner of the blog or website where you want to publish it. In return, you gain visibility in a blog with more traffic and in passing the owner lets you place a couple of SEO links.

If you follow this strategy, you should know that it is better to write in several different blogs to always write in it.

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SEO technique 6: Buy High Quality Backlinks

Formerly Google took into account the number of links pointing to your website without looking at where they came from or the time it took to get them.

Because of this, the so-called "link farms" proliferated, which were web portals where you could pay a moderate amount of money in exchange for them putting you hundreds or thousands of links on various websites created specifically for it. However, Google is not stupid and a few years ago took one of the most famous updates of its something called Penguin.

Penguin analyzes the links that point to your website to see its quality and the naturalness with which you have achieved them. If you detect that the links come from these types of farms and that you have obtained them overnight, and believe me it is very easy to identify, you can be penalized severely, so your positions in the search results will fall dramatically.

Therefore, buying links of this type is a waste of time.

However, there are other websites like, where you can get dofollow backlinks through your purchase. This strategy is usually made by large companies that have a high budget and a lot of hurry to position. However, there are also sites where you can get quality links without having to spend a lot of money.

In any case, always make sure that your effort is rewarded with a dofollow link. Remember that a nofollow link does not transmit authority and since you are paying, try not to be hated.

SEO Technique 7: Mount a PBN

Let's go with the penultimate SEO technique to get quality links that always generates controversy I'm talking about the construction of a PBN or network of blogs.

What is a PBN?

We could define it as a network of blogs, that you create and manage with the sole purpose of helping you to position your main website through the placement of links that point to your main domain.

In short, you create several blogs where you put links to your website to transmit all the possible authority.

Creating these networks requires a lot of work. On the one hand you have to launch several different pages with the time and money that implies. On the other hand, you have to try to create your PBN by setting up blogs with domain names that already have authority because if you choose totally new domains, they will leave with authority 0 and then their links would not be useful until after a while.

Therefore, you must find domains that have a minimum age of one year, a high domain authority, preferably more than 30, and a clean link history, that is, nobody has used that domain before to mount another PBN.

Normally these domains are usually difficult to buy since there are people who are dedicated exclusively to their purchase and sale. However, using the right tools you can hunt for a bargain. I recommend ExpiredDomain Tracker.

When you have found several domains of this type, it will be time to assemble your PBN and create content related to the project you want to position. If you want to know more about this, I advise you to take a look at this post by Dean Romero where he explains how to build a PBN.

SEO Technique 8: Use Footprints

In case you do not know, a footprint is a command that we can use with Google to perform specific searches. For example, if I click on Google site:, the search engine will show me all the indexed results I have from my website.

Thanks to this type of commands, getting links from a certain topic or from a given TLD can become a simpler task than usual. Imagine that you want to get links to domains with a .edu ending because of their relevance to Google. You could use the following footprint and mark only results in Spanish:

site: .edu inurl: blog "post a comment" - "you must be logged in"

Websites that allow the inclusion of comments in which you can put your website and be linked from a .edu will appear.

You can also search by keywords in blogs that have comments in which you can put your link and be self-approved, that is, nobody check that you are putting a link without censoring it. For this you can use this footprint:

keyword "Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)" "your name:"

If I had a cooking blog and recipes and would like to get my first links, I could try to find blogs of this type by putting this footprint using the keyword "recipes". In this way, you will find blogs that allow comments with unverified links.

recipes "Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)" "your name:"

And why do I use these words in the footprint and not others? Because after much searching, it has been discovered that blogs that allow this, have in the comments area those phrases: Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) + your name and we are telling Google to find us the websites that have that phrase in its content in addition to the initial keyword that we want.

Easy, is not it? This SEO technique to get links will be good depending on the theme chosen. You can find good sites for recipe themes but car themed maybe not. The question is to try and research your own footprints to find quality sites.

I hope you found this mini guide useful to get quality links. If there is something that has not been clear to you, do not hesitate to ask me and

© 2017 Rashin Sundaran


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