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Get Easy & Free Backlinks

Updated on August 24, 2011

Get Backlinks for Free

Introduction

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


Email requests to webmasters

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


Establish other related sites and blogs

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


Link directories

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

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

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

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

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

This is the list of quality free link directories.


Some More Ways to Get Free Quality Backlinks


Social Bookmarking

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

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

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

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

1) Xomba.com(Xomba has changed its policy and now outgoing links will be NOFOLLOW)

2) Shetoldme.com



Social Networking

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


Comments

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


Articles

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

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Thanks for the support DIYB!

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      DIY Backlinks 6 years ago

      Very good advise for newbies.

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      Ferienwohnung Berlin 6 years ago

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Thank you for this encouraging comment s4176766!!

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      s4176766 6 years ago

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Glad you liked my suggestion jpcmc!

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      JP Carlos 6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Thanks for the support chamilj!! :)

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      chamilj 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting WBR!

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

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

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

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

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

      Thanks for sharing all this information.

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

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

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      bueler 6 years ago from California

      Great information. Thank you!

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Best of luck for your backlinking campaign Jacques!

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      jacques.gim 6 years ago from Lancashire

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

      let you know.

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Ok thankyou -got it!

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Backlink is simply a link to another page. While composing or editing your hub, click the chain button to add a link to someone else's hub. All you have to do is give the URL to their hub. For instance URL to this hub is http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Easy-Free-Backlinks/.

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

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

      Thankyou !

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

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      mike 6 years ago

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

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      John Burnside 7 years ago

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

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      Joydeep 7 years ago

      excellent tutorial..very helpful for Seo.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Coby, glad I could help!

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      Coby Wright 7 years ago

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

      Coby Wright

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Angelique, best of luck for your backlinking experiments!

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      Angelique Loux 7 years ago from Ohio

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

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      ayamnael7elwa 7 years ago

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

      thanks

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      LOL, yea, those robot comments. :D

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      Daddy Paul 7 years ago from Michigan

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Thanks Entourage for stopping by. :)

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

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

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

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