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Get Easy & Free Backlinks

Updated on August 24, 2011

Get Backlinks for Free


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

Email requests to webmasters

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

Establish other related sites and blogs

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

Link directories

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

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

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

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

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

This is the list of quality free link directories.

Some More Ways to Get Free Quality Backlinks

Social Bookmarking

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

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

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

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

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


Social Networking

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


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


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

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


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