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46 Sites to Get Backlinks in 2017

Updated on March 4, 2017
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Melanie is a social media maven and has been blogging since 2007. She is an expert on things related to internet culture.

Getting traffic to your website or blog is perhaps the most important step in making sales or making money through AdSense. A great way to get the traffic you need is by employing the age-old techniques of search engine optimization by getting backlinks.

Backlinks tell search engines that your site is popular. Search engines, in turn, kick your site up higher in the search results (which means more traffic for your site.)

Fortunately, there are tons of places on the web that are willing to link out to you making the backlink process a cinch.

Each site is different and offers its own appeal to both marketers & writers like you and search engines. Each of these places offers their own perks (some of which even pay you for using their services for a nice added bonus.) So without further ado: where to get backlinks for your site!

Article Directories

Article directories are amazing places to get backlinks. Unlike quick bookmarking sites like RedGage and Delicious, submitting content to article directories take a considerable amount of work. SheToldMe and EzineArticles are some great examples of article directories and are mentioned in their own sections in this article because of their uniqueness.

There are a huge number of article directories on the Internet; some pay users to submit content and allow for backlinks and some just allow backlinks (but are still great.)

The best way to take advantage of an article directory is to write a unique article related to your backlink and submit it to only one site. For more tips on getting the most from article directories, check out my article on writing for article marketing.

EzineArticles

EzineArticles is a classic example of an article directory and, besides HubPages, is one of the BEST places to get backlinks! Check out their site, yeah, it's ugly, but Google loves it. Therefore, it should be your new best friend for getting backlinks.

There are a few things that make using EzineArticles not so fun. The first thing is that they don't pay you for the content you submit. Also, each article you submit must go through their editorial process so they can make sure it meets their guidelines. That said, it's like yucky medicine -- it's not fun to do but pays out in the long run.

The best way to get a backlink from them is the write an article that is relevant to the keyword you'll be using as your backlink. They allow you two links per article, but your links should be 100% relevant to the article's topic.

It is better to get just one backlink than to put a link in the article that doesn't really fit with the article topic. DO NOT use the extra link to link elsewhere UNLESS the site you are linking to is relevant to your article.

Social Bookmarking Sites

There is a huge number of social bookmarking and social networking sites and each is unique. Not all social bookmarking sites and social networking sites offer do-follow backlinks, but even so, the ones with no-follow links are still extremely important and should not be ignored.

Reddit and Delicious are decent social bookmarking sites to use, but they aren't great unless your article becomes popular on those sites. Digg is helpful for SEO, but you have to be very careful as to not submit too much of your own work as it's considered a no-no in the Digg community.

Stumbleupon is great for getting traffic, but they can drive down how much you earn from ad clicks. Also, Stumbleupon users are highly unlikely to click an ad. I wouldn't consider it a backlink since the link from Stumbleupon to the article is scrambled and not the actual URL of the site/article.

Twitter can be very useful but is known for making all their links no-follow. That said, many sites aggregate what people write on Twitter and make links do-follow. Tons of RSS feeds, many also do-follow, are taken from Twitter. Furthermore, many reader services like Google Reader make links do-follow.

You'll want to post things on Twitter that others would be interested in and make sure you participate in retweeting things others say and give kind thoughts and words to others. This way, there's a higher chance that the stuff you post ends up somewhere with do-follow links.

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RedGage

RedGage pays users to submit teeny tiny bits of content. All users have to do is submit a URL, some descriptive keywords, a small description of the content, and you're done! The catch? Nobody will ever make an income off of RedGage and the links don't weigh very much. That said, it's an easy way to get some backlinks to your content.

Technically, RedGage is not an article directory. However, they don't mind if you have a long-winded description of your link. Also, since your link is likely an article, for all intents and purposes, RedGage is listed here as an article directory.

RSS Feed Aggregators

RSS feeds allow readers to be the first to know when their favorite blogs get a new post. The purpose of RSS feed aggregators is to give readers one place to read all their favorite blogs (and to help them find new blogs to follow.)

Many of these sites give do-follow links to the blogs in their directories, which is why it's great for getting backlinks to your blog. These aren't the strongest backlinks in the world, but they automatically update as you create new blog posts. You don't have to keep coming back to the aggregator site to add more backlinks as you write more content.

It's extremely important to note that the term "blog" here is meant to mean "anything with an RSS feed." If you're a HubPages user, just add your HubPages RSS feed URL to each RSS feed aggregator site!

If you don't know your HubPages RSS URL, you can find it in your profile under your picture. Most HubPages users' RSS feed URL is: http://YOUR_USERNAME.hubpages.com/hubs/latest?rss

Just replace YOUR_USERNAME with your username here on HubPages.

Posting in Forums

Forums are a phenomenal place to get backlinks if you do it correctly. If you spam your hub in a post, the mods will just delete your post. If you find yourself a forum where the mods don't care and let everyone link out to anything, then your link won't help you.

You have two real options when it comes to getting backlinks on forums, you can use your signature line which is perfect since moderators usually don't throw a fit about the links people have in their signatures.

Your other option is to find a forum that is related to your hub. You'll want to make a few posts that aren't related to your hub -- just being friendly and replying to things people say. Then after you've at least made a small presence on the forum mention that "this article kind of describes how I feel BACKLINK_HERE." Just be respectful, no-one likes a spammer.

Looking for a forum? There are a huge number of forums all over the Internet. If you need help in finding a forum, I highly recommend making a quick Google search like "your_interest forum." All sorts of results will show up and you'll quickly find the perfect forum for your needs.

There are some things you have to look out for when selecting a forum. First, you'll want to make sure that the search engines can access the posts. This is easy. Just check and see if you can access posts on the forums without being logged in. If not, then the chances that a search engine has access the posts is slim.

You'll want to make sure the links in the forums are do-follow. There is a really handy free tool that will let you know whether or not a link is do-follow. You can find out about this tool (and other awesome SEO Tools) in my hub, Top 7 Free SEO Tools. <-- See that plug there, that's how you'll want to do it in the forums... nice and natural. :P

Do-Follow Blog Commenting

Commenting on do-follow blogs is a great way to get backlinks. While these backlinks are generally light-weight, you can rack up a ton of them as blog commenting is quick and painless.

There are many directories that have tons and tons of "do-follow" blogs on them. I use the term "do-follow" loosely as many of the directory owners either don't regularly check the list to make sure the blogs remain do-follow or don't know how to check to see if a blog is, in fact, do-follow.

This is why I highly, highly recommend using the link checker add-on I mention in my 7 Must-Have SEO Tools article. This way you can quickly check to see if comments for each blog in these directories really are do-follow. Build up a list of the blogs that pass your do-follow inspection as they are a golden resource if they accept your comments, which brings me to the last bit.

Make sure your comments are on-topic and thoughtful. I manage a number of blogs and I delete a TON of comments where I can tell the reader didn't even stop for a second and browse through my post. Comments like "Great post, totally agree" are going to be deleted. Be thoughtful, offer a point or and idea and you should be fine.

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Link Baiting

Link baiting isn't, by any means, a direct way of getting backlinks. Essentially it's writing content that so good that people will share it with their friends, family, or post around the net. 'Link baiting' was poorly named because it sounds like something scary and blackhat, but it is seriously one of the best ways to get backlinks -- by writing great content so that other people will get backlinks for you! It's perhaps the most organic way of doing SEO.

You can learn more about link baiting in the link baiting section of How to Write Effective Content for Article Marketing.

Blogspot

It takes just a few seconds to set up a Blogspot blog and it's a great way to get backlinks. I recommend having at least three articles on your blog for any backlink you get to be a good one. That said, they don't have to be works of art. Just stick up a few posts full of blah blah stuff that is related to your website or hub and you've got yourself a really nice backlink. I also do not recommend linking to more than one hub with each blog.

The fewer places you link out to, the more worthwhile the links are -- if that makes sense. Think of your blogger blog as the Nobel Peace Prize, it's special because it's really hard to get (few people win this award), if they start giving the award to everyone, it wouldn't be as special. Okay, that's a strange analogy, I admit, but you get the point.

Guest Posting

Is there a particular blog you enjoy reading? Many blogs allow writers to submit content as a "guest post." It's essentially like being a guest star on a television show, you just submit one article to the blog and your commitment is done!

Make sure your post is well-written and original. A guest post on a popular blog not only gives you backlinks, but gets you a bit of fame. You'll want a great article attached to your name, so you'll perhaps get asked back or have other blog owners contacting you for guest post opportunities!

© 2010 Melanie Shebel

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      Marc Anthony Rodis Nengasca 6 months ago from 617 West Montauk Highway, #5005 West Babylon, New York

      This is very useful to webmasters promoting their website/blog. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Sean 13 months ago from San Diego

      Great resource! Thank you for the research.

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      Srikanth G K 14 months ago from Sagar, India

      An excellent post that provides tons of useful information. This article is a must for blog developers who are trying to generate useful back links.

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      Glenn Stok 15 months ago from Long Island, NY

      The latest many of us are using for back links with mixed success is Flipboard. We create magazines on various topics and then 'flip' our hubs to the appropriate magazine.

      Melbel, you need to remove Squidoo, no longer an option.

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      beaddve1800 18 months ago from Toronto

      I think Squidoo is now under hubpage?

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      Melanie Shebel 3 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Yes, these are still current. I update these regularly.

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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      Do you know if this information is still current?

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      Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

      In my prior comment below (2 months ago) I mentioned that I use EzineArticles. I now have to update that. I just deleted all my articles from Ezine because Google's Matt Cutts recently stated that Google does not like sites, such as EzineArticles, that are article directories.

      After hearing that, I did some research and discovered that the links from Ezine seem to be hurting my pages on my site that they were linking to. Those pages were not getting Google traffic as well as the others. So I'm curious now if I'll see an improvement after eliminating my Ezine articles.

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      SpaceShanty 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      When I saw the title I thought this Hub was going to be a bunch of outdated linkfarms but all the information is GOLD!!!!!

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      Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I use EzineArticles to write additional information about my products. Then at the end of each article is a back link to my business site. I don't really get much traffic from it. I guess I give away too much in the article. So the reader does not need to follow the link for more. Problem is that we need to make the EzineArticle worthwhile. If it's not, then it's ranking is hurt, and the entire effort becomes useless.

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      Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

      Good advice there, thanks. Ezinearticles gave me a few good back links in the past. I think I need to update the URLs there.

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      Robert Burroughs 4 years ago

      Great article, I am reading it in sections, I already signed up for ezinearticles and submitted my first article. I am going to read this slow that I can take in all your advice. When I am done I usually like to read the comments to see what others have to say. I have found additional information in comments, that is why I read them. I am going to share this on my Facebook Writing page.

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      Justin Stretch 4 years ago from Virginia

      Be careful with putting backlinks to your website. The new updates have shocked the system, and the wrong low quality and unrelated backlinks will kill your rankings, hopes, and dreams..especially if you are an affiliate marketer.

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Great post. Very informative. Voted up!

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      Henlus 4 years ago

      Thanks for the long list. However, I'll advice readers not to be jack of all trade. Select a few sources and concentrate on them until you get result. That is when you start expanding your reach to other sources.

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      Seet 4 years ago from California

      Buzzle no longer accept links in their articles. Just a heads up.

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      Melanie Shebel 4 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      It's not okay to submit the same article to multiple sites. That could potentially cause trouble.

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      Matt 4 years ago

      Is it ok or recommended to submit the same article to numerous websites?

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      sean crawford 4 years ago from los angeles

      Hello fellow hubber, Im trying to determine what method offers the highest quality links between guest posting and article directories. I was also confused as to the difference between linkbaiting and article submission.

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      Michael Lucy 4 years ago from Wyandotte, MI

      Great article, thanks to the author for compiling this list. We (3V) are always looking for quality backlinking resources, this article is very helpful.

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      directorslounge 4 years ago

      There's a ton of information that still doesn't quite make 'perfect' sense to me as I continue to grasp the concept, but this article made it all a little more understandable. You've definitely made more sense than many other articles I have read on this subject. Thanks for the info.

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      Gail 4 years ago from Small Town Tennessee

      I am really thrilled I found this hub! You have taught me so much! Thank you!

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      David 4 years ago

      I think this hub could help me create a lot more backlinks to www ... ;-) ha ha. Thanks Mel. This is some really good stuff. I like how prescriptive you are - actual sites not categories.

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      Carl Gallant 4 years ago from South Africa

      Very comprehensive hub on backlinks! Just wished I had more time to focus on them.

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      ryokowaren 4 years ago from USA

      Great Hub! Voted up. You've given me some new perspective here on backlinking.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      This information is great and continues to be relevant. This should be required reading for anyone who wants success.

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      Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Fantastic information which is helpful to us all. Thanks!

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      Vikram Malik 5 years ago

      Superb hub Melanie, found it incredibly useful and informative...I've always been on the lookout for quality sources of back links, and you've literally opened my eyes to so many of them...quite a few of which I'd never even heard of! Thanks again Melanie! :)

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      Kieren Trinder 5 years ago from Louth

      Good work! This is possibly the most comprehensive back link article I've ever found. Very impressed!

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      maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI

      Amazing Hub with very valuable information about backlinking. Voted up & Sharing....

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      Aldene Fredenburg 5 years ago from Southwestern New Hampshire

      This is amazing; who knew there was so much to backlinking? Thank you for you generosity in sharing this information.

      I am hovering over what is so far my one and only hub, and it just jumped from having earned 17 cents (lol) to 28 cents in about an hour, and I think it's because someone shared it on her Facebook page.

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      MomsTreasureChest 5 years ago

      Great tips and helpful information, thanks for sharing!

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      Joseph Muendo 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for info Just recently started my blog and been looking for ways in getting awesome traffic to my blog. Thanks a bunch

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      Matt G. 5 years ago

      Very informative article. I like the ease of submitting links on Redgage, but I'm not sure how effective it actually is for backlinks. Redgage definitely sucks for making money. Some people do win the $25 debit card they offer.

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      Ruminta Sari 5 years ago from Sleman

      interesting and helpful tips you share here, thanks a lot. I will start explore the RSS sites soon.

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      wpdeveloper 5 years ago

      Great info about backlinks & site lists. Forum posting , commenting, quality articles submission make a difference in backlink process.

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      tollywood 5 years ago

      Great hub! You answered a lot of questions that have been running around in my mind!

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      This is one of the clearest articles I have read on the subject of backlinks. Great stuff. Thanks

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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Melbel... You are a true gem! I found many sites here I have never heard of here. Thanks for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Well this is quite helpful! Thank you!

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      Shrikrishna Potdar 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Melbel Thanks for sharing this this a helpful list :)

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      Technopsisblog 5 years ago from The Netherlands

      Thank you for this great list of places to get some backlinks. I added my RSS feed to pretty much all those RSS aggregators and used several other links to promote my own blog. Thanks!

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      Aya Katz 5 years ago from The Ozarks

      Excerptz closed yesterday. People who have articles published on that site have sixty days to move their content before it is deleted.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      This is such a wonderfully extensive list. I could get overwhelmed! Thanks for the reminders to do our best to connect with all of these backlink directories, somehow!

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      Ruth Pieterse 5 years ago

      Very interesting. I have so much to learn. Voted up.

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Mel, this is a great resource! I have saved it, via Pinterest, for myself to refer to again. I have used quite a few of these but it's so nice to have them all in one place. Thanks for writing this helpful hub.

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      Gamerelated 5 years ago from California

      This is one of the most informative Hubs that I have read so far. Really great work on this Hub. I am definitely going to come back to this Hub in the future and use it as a reference.

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      ShaamCA 5 years ago from India

      Nice share..i have tried some of these methods.these are the best ways to get backlinks.thanks for sharing.

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      wayne stubbs 5 years ago

      great ideas will give them ago

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very useful Mel! No wonder you are so successful! You have given me much food for thought and I am grateful.

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      Shoaib Bin Aslam 5 years ago

      great article

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      I said I'll learn something and I've learnt a lot from this wonderful hub. A lot to take in and assimilate - very well organised and written. Thanks.

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      LongTimeMother 5 years ago from Australia

      Thank you. You have provided a great deal of food for thought. Very helpful

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      nmdonders 5 years ago

      There is a lot of great information packed into this Hub. Great work and thank you for taking the time to put this together :)

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      Nathan Bernardo 5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Great hub! You answered a lot of questions that have been running around in my mind!

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      wbapartner 5 years ago

      Forum posting has helped me a lot personally, not only for backlinks but also traffic from the forums, particularly if the forums are related to the backlinks.

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      Ryan Fuller 5 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Great advice and thanks for the ideas and sharing these easy ways to get backlinks. Great job. Voted useful and up.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This is great. So much information! I think I've read this before but it's worth looking at again and again. Going to save this hub and work on these things from time to time. Thanks!

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      lisa 5 years ago

      Thanks for this, easy to understand and straight to the point, im going to be busy for a while!

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      Wied 5 years ago from Indonesia

      Glad that I found this super wonderful hub. The information here is clear, very helpful for a beginner like myself. I would welcome a fresh advice from an expert like you to help me improve my hubs. Thanks for the GREAT article, I will refer to this hub again and again...

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thanks for this very useful information. Still learning how to set up an RSS feed. Thanks to articles like yours, I am getting better at back links too.

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      Adom Cruze 5 years ago

      As you have mention Do follow blog commenting work. I think i some one get backlink from no follow sites, it will give better impact than do follow if nofollow site carry a good authority and worth.

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      ronakbhatia 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Excellent! All these work after the Panda as well. Social Bookmarks and Article submission are the safest optimization techniques.

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      ctbrown7 5 years ago

      Speaking of the Nobel Peace Price, you may deserve one for this great hub!

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      Adom Cruze 5 years ago

      Hi,

      Can you please help me to know the difference between Trackback and pingback. And How one can get backlink using this.

      Thank you

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      Tanya YpsiGirl 5 years ago from Ann Arbor

      I've spent a ton of time researching back links, and I think your back link Hub is one of the best tutorials I've found. Thank you for taking the time and energy to explain the business of back links to us. ;)

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      Glen Nunes 5 years ago from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

      A great hub, one every hubber should read! Voted up and useful.

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      VendettaVixen 5 years ago from Ireland

      You've done a brilliant job here, I have to say. I'm buckling down for the next few hours in front of my laptop so I can set up accounts on all the sites you've mentioned.

      Consider your hub bookmarked, voted up, useful, awesome and interesting. :3

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      aidensdada 5 years ago

      Ya know, you can really tell when someone enjoys what they are writing about, it truly shows through in their articles. Thank you for all of the great information. So much information in fact that I'm dumbfounded and don't even know where to start. Can you make a suggestion?

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      maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A very interesting and helpful hub thanks for the help and information :D voting up interesting and useful

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I just now found this hub - it's amazing! Very thorough and helpful guide for those of us learning the ropes here. Voted up, useful and awesome. Also bookmarked and shared with some writer friends.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks a lot, this was big help. Up, and I just had to bookmark it.

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      satviki 5 years ago from India

      Felt Nice to reach to your hub.Trying to get backlinks for a few days.I think, your informations will suffice my requirements and increase traffic to my hub

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      sunasia22 5 years ago from Philippines

      Got to try some of this back linking sites. Glad I found your hub! Thank you so much! Very useful and awesome. Voted up!

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      asherruth 5 years ago

      I'm trying some of these, thank you for this very helpful hub. Time constraints don't allow me to do a whole lot of back linking but if I get results with just the few I am able to do it will be great! Thanks again.

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      CONSCIOUSNINJA 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      oh alright...thanks for the info! voted up :)

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      Chen 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great info.

      Can you link from articles you write on squidoo, infobarrel,suite101,gather and excerptz to hubpages

      and are the links are do follow?

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      Melanie Shebel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Yes, however, you can remove the token as soon as your hubpages account is approved. The token is just used to prove that you are you! :)

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      CONSCIOUSNINJA 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      this is a very informative, detailed hub. i am currently going through the lists you have above and signing up for the various sites to create some productive backlinks to my hubs...

      so far, i have been focusing on writing quality articles to build a good foundation for my portfolio, but recently i have been trying to get back links to my hubs, with little luck.

      one question i wanted to ask though - when submitting my Rss url to sites like technorati, they are asking me to post a random collection of digits and numbers on my post - isn't that likely to make my hub look like it is below par?

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      CookiesNoCrumbs 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Melbel thanks for doing your due diligence; awesome wealth of knowledge. As a newcomer, this information will be quite useful; I am voting up and sharing.

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      smartnet 5 years ago

      Great hub,

      you have really did your homework. It's nice to see a fellow marketer who really gets into their work. You're doing a great job. You really stay on top of things. Best of luck to all your adventures. :)

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Melbel. I am tring to grasp all this information and think bookmarking and coming back will help me out. Thanks a lot. Great Hub.

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      Cardozo7 5 years ago from Portugal

      Wow amazing hub!So much priceless information for new guys like me. will come and check this hub lots of times for sure.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Amazingly informative,with so much information to digest. I have a blog that is germane to several hubs. Will immediately back link to my favorite. Thanks so much.

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      Ten10bellevue 5 years ago from Bellevue, WA (Seattle)

      Awesome stuff! Thanks a ton. I didn't know about the big forum list site. I'll use it tomorrow!

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      These are some really valuable ways of getting backlinks. My favorite so far of the year has to be guest posts. I'm really starting to see the value of guest posting and commenting on the right kinds of blogs.

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      smiileyfacexo 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow this is interesting. I didn't even know what backlinks were until now. Great post. I find this useful.

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      kingmaxler 5 years ago from Olympia, Washington USA

      Great information. Too much to retain. I will be going over this for a while. Thank you.

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      Greg Johnson 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks for sharing the information, have started a red gage account because of your advice. One more step in my internet writing career.

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      Adom Cruze 5 years ago

      Hi Melbel

      Thanks for sharing this nice point. Actually i was aware of article marketing, contextual blog posting and commenting, forum discussion but got one new that is Link Baiting.

      Thank You. Keep it Up.

      Thumbs UP.

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      Anil Kumar Bage 5 years ago from Kolkata,India

      I am very much thankful to you for this very useful hub.It will really help me find greater heights.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Melbel,

      You have NO idea what a blessing you have been to me as a newbie. This is a great service to those of us who have never heard of a SEO.. I have taken your advice and I can already see results. You are one of the nicest Hubbers here and I appreciate the time you have taken to help me with my tech issues!

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      Kevin Galarneau 5 years ago from Michigan

      Useful hub, thanks for summing up all this information and putting it in one place. I haven't used Red Gage, but I think I'm going to check it out.

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      Karla Iverson 5 years ago from Oregon

      I signed up 11 months ago, but actually started writing only about a month ago. My head is spinning with all of the extra information about linking, SEO, etc. Thank you for putting so much good info into one place, and for explaining it with such clarity.

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for writing this hub - I learned a lot from it!

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      Sheila Brown 6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Thanks for some very useful information. I have been struggling with backlinks, I think this will help! Voted up and useful!

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      Mage-It 6 years ago from Canada

      This hub is as good as gold and will be helpful for a long time. Thank you so much!

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      Melbel - what about social monkee? Is that something that is good to use? I have seen several people talk about and had a lot of good things to say about using it to get backlinks.

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      Rain Defence 6 years ago from UK

      I don't have much to say other than thanks for the info, I've bookmarked it and voted up.

      Cheers!

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      Brandon Lobo 6 years ago

      Hi Melbel as you know HomeSteadBound advertised for you in the forums :D Thanks to her I found this great hub, voted up and bookmarked to read later. I just breezed through it for now :)

      Thanks to both of you