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Where to Get Backlinks to Your Site

Updated on April 15, 2013

Who Cares if you have Backlinks?

Well, no one...except search engines! If you want people to read your page on the web, you need to have plenty of incoming links pointing right at your site. Search engines value the quantity, quality, and relevance of these links. The trouble with getting "backlinks" to your site, as they are called, is it's kind of difficult. The best way to receive high quality links is by creating a quality page or site. It's one of the most important steps in your SEO campaign!

How the Big Sites Build Their Backlinks

Build it...and they will link?

Sites like Amazon, eBay, MySpace and of course, Squidoo, have thousands and thousands of links that hop to their site. They also don't have to do much to get these links!


Because they have something worth linking to! They don't ask for links, they just get them. Sites like these might also have thousands of affiliate marketers linking to their site.

So you're probably wondering how you can get as many links as these sites have...the answer is simple! Create something that is a valuable resource for people. If you can create something that is the go-to place for information on a certain topic, the traffic will come.

Link Exchanges...Yes or No??

Does Reciprocal Linking Help or Hurt?

Link exchanges can be good, and can be bad. There are a number of services out there that will connect you with other similar websites (or totally random sites) to exchange links with. Some search engines penalize these sites, often referred to as "link farms." There is a fine-line drawn between link farms and link exchanges, so watch out.

You say tomato, I say tomato sauce!

Some webmasters like to exchange links via reciprocal linking. This process is great if the site is relevant to your site. For instance, if your site is about tomatoes and you decide to link to a site about home foreclosures, this wouldn't help you in the search engines. However, if you linked to a site about tomato sauce, now we're talking!

Backlinks are still more heavily valued by search engines than reciprocal links. The ranking of the site you are linking to also plays a factor for your pagerank. Always aim high, and try to get a link on a site with an equal or better rank.

How do you know who's linking to you?

Backlink Checker

Find out who is linking to you!

To find out how many inbound links you have, you can use a Backlink Checker. This one in particular will tell you the number of Google results, Yahoo results, and Alexa rank.

My Personal Favorite Backlink Checker...

is Domain Pop. You can see everyone that is linking to your site. Works much better than Google's Backlink checker. Formerly, my favorite was Yahoo Site Explorer, which was free and accurate, allowing to check internal and external links. Bing offers an alternative in their Webmaster tools. Try Domain Pop instead for a kind of similar experience.

How Search Engines Work

And how they determine the "value" of your site

Search engines are complicated, and have convoluted formulas to determine a website's page rank. To find sites on the web, search engines have "web crawlers" to crawl the web through every link it finds. The search engines then apply their algorithm to the site and determine the page rank. Backlinks (or inward links) are always a part of this equation. To search engines, the number and quality of backlinks are an indicator of the importance and popularity of a site.

There are many other factors search engines consider, like the age of the site, URL name, image or filenames on the site, anchor text, and keywords in the content.

Forum Links

Gain a link and some traffic by posting in forums

If you've ever visited a forum, you know that they are an excellent source of information that you can often not find anywhere else. Some also receive a very high amount of traffic and are a huge opportunity for whatever niche your site may fall into. By making an effective signature link for each your posts, you can see an increase in traffic. This traffic is often highly targeted.

Rules for Forums

  • Don't spam!
  • Upload an avatar if possible so that forum users come to know you by your image that's next to your posts
  • Make a signature that's appropriate but effective, not out of control, large and obnoxious
  • Be courteous to other members in forums
  • Stay on topic and add something relevant to conversations, don't just drop something in to leave your signature
  • Respond often for the best results!

Forum links may not be a heavily weighted link, but it's a link, and it drives traffic.

How many links do you have to your Squidoo lens??

See results

Blogs are another excellent source of traffic to your site. You can receive a nifty, targeted link to your site by leaving a comment to a blog post (if the blog comments are not "no followed". When leaving a comment, it is important to leave the URL of your site. Most blogs will instruct users to leave the URL of their site on the comment (leaving a link back to your site). Try Google's Blog Search to find some relevant blogs about your topic and get posting! Just like forums, you want to avoid spam and offer an honest opinion about the post. Be a worthy contributor and you'll get further.

You can also ask a Blogger to blog about your site. Depending on the Alexa/PageRank of the site, this can be very effective. The downside of this is that the post may become buried under other posts.

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Article Marketing

Drive traffic and gain backlinks with relevant articles

Article marketing isn't anything new. It's one of the oldest SEO strategies there is, and it's still effective to this day. Article marketing works for a few reasons.

  1. You will drive traffic to your website by includes your URL at the bottom of the page in the resource box. Articles usually allow 1-2 links to your own website. This can increase your traffic if you write about topics that would interest your readers.
  2. Articles are a great way to increase backlinks to your website. Not only will traffic be headed to your website, but the article will count as another valuable link headed towards your site. Over time, this can raise the authority of your website with search engines.
  3. Last, and most importantly, all articles you publish on sites like EzineArticles have the chance to be republished by thousands of other sites. By posting your article on article websites like Ezine, Buzzle, and ArticlesBase, you are allowing other websites to republish your work, as long as they include a link to your website. This can lead to many inbound links from various websites, potentially hundreds or thousands if the article is valuable enough.

Driving Traffic to your Site - A guide that will help you with your search engine marketing strategies

Getting your site indexed is the most fundamental, yet one of the most challenging, aspects to search engine marketing. Search Engine Marketing Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Web Site is a detailed and comprehensive guide through the pitfalls and opportunities of this complicated subject.

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This book has earned a respectable 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon from 37 customer reviews!

Some reviews of this book:

"Using a writing style that's more conversational and readable than I expected from the cover, they go into solid detail about everything related to search engines. This includes how they work, what people are looking for when they search, and how best to understand the types of visitors you'll get in order to turn them into potential customers."

"This includes how to get your site indexed, choosing your target words, and attracting links to your site. This is some of the best, most detailed information that I have seen anywhere on this subject and shows that the authors are up to date in their understanding of how search engines work and how to get top rankings."


Web Directories

Pay to receive a targeted link

Directories are another popular place to get links back to your site. These exist almost entirely for getting a highly targeted backlink. Make sure these links are not "nofollow" links! Some directories are very low traffic, so you'll have to do your research on what directories are worth submitting to. You'll have to pay more often than not. It's not expensive, usually around $5, but it can add up quickly. Check the Google Page Rank of the site you are signing up with before submitting your site.

Social Networking & Social Bookmarking

Build up your links with popular social websites

Sites like MySpace and Facebook have been known to drive traffic through targeted comments on user's profiles. The most effective way to get traffic flowing to your page is to have more people to see it.

Social Bookmarking has become a huge thing in the past few years. Sites like Digg and Stumbleupon can bring in huge traffic. Other websites can also divert traffic to your website, as well earn a little bit of Adsense earnings:

This site shares in the revenue by the impression. The more views you receive, the more you'll earn. You can also earn contest bonuses and feature bonuses if they pick your content to be featured on their home page. I've personally already made pay out from them. I've also had luck using their blog feature, which shows up well in search engines.

An easy to use site that has a Digg style format. Add your link to the website along with a custom description for best results.

Create a "top" list of hubs, Squidoo lenses, blog posts, websites, Amazon products, or anything else that you can think of. An easy to use format that creates backlinks, generates traffic, and interest in your website!

Link Baiting

Attracting links to your site by offering a useful page that's naturally linkworthy

Link Baiting sounds like something you want to stay away from, but it can be a good thing, especially when it's done right. Link baiting is when you create a page or resource that's helpful and unique. You'll see people to refer to mortgage interest calculators as a good example of link baiting. People will link to that page of the site to calculate their mortgage, from blogs to other business websites. Almost all websites can create a good "link bait" page. Try to make it relevant to what you're site is about for the best results. Here are some examples:

  • You have an eBay store selling shoes. Make a list of 100 places you can recycle shoes or drop them off for charity. Over time, you'll get a lot of links to your store.
  • Use the mortage calculator example and apply to your own business. What tools can you provide your customers with that will attract links and attention?

Search Engine Independence

Don't depend on search engines to drive traffic to your website!

Being at the whim of a few select companies is no way to run your life or business! A lot of successful businesses have instead placed more value on traffic that comes in from well-placed links. These are permanent, unlike the constantly fluctuating pagerank system. While search engine traffic is always great, link traffic is better.

Declare Independence from Search Engines!

By getting permanent links on blogs, forums, and other websites, you can have a steady stream of dependable traffic coming into your site that is more likely to revisit or make a purchase. Consider buying text links or a well-placed (and well designed) banner.

Be sure to leave your tips for getting backlinks here!

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      flowski lm 9 years ago

      Excellent information for obtaining backlinks to your web projects for SEO. Thanks for the tips!

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      For me, there are two most important thing in SEO: informative content and quality backlinks.

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      Great info, this is definitely an area I need to spend more time on as promotion is not my forte!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great info Kiwi, thanks! - Kathy

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      merchandisemaniac 8 years ago

      One thing to watch out for is that many links use "nofollow" which means you get zero link juice from your efforts, just the occasional surfer click. I use a great little Mozilla extension that highlights the nofollows on a page so that I can tell if its worth spending the time or not and whether search engines will give me some credit or not.

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      Great suggestions for getting backlinks.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      You can create your own groups in squidoo for a backlink to your lens.

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      Great info, thanks for the backlink checker website link, very useful.

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      Hii, thanks for the info! very good and excellent information, nice article, your lens is very informative and good tips for getting backlinks, this is one area of Squidoo that I need to work very hard ! Thank a lot!

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      Cynthia Davis 8 years ago from Pittsburgh

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      You know it is always 'interesting' -- and I put interesting in quotes -- to see what Google computes for a PageRank for any given page -- how it can very is 'interesting' to see -- I've seen my pages go from a 5 PR to a 3 PR! Seemingly overnight -- that's a mystery. Yep, I believe in good backlinks that are relevant to create that synergistic, positive effect to give a page credibility.

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      Home Interior D 7 years ago

      Wow, I can't imagine having over 1000 backlinks to a single lens or page. I wonder how people get that many. Great information!

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

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      cleancarve 7 years ago

      I am just starting to do this. Takes time.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great and easy to understand explanation. SquidAngel Blessings for you!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks that was very helpful. I never thought about doing a poll for backlinks. Good idea.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks for the information! This is very helpful!

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      mortgage2 7 years ago

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Great info. I really need to start working at this. Thanks for sharing. 5 stars and Fav. :D

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      Manbiki 7 years ago

      great info, thanks you

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      Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

      While I ranked this 5 stars awhile back - today I add a blessing!

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      Popgear 7 years ago

      Great and very useful tips! 5 stars from me!

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      jjj1 7 years ago

      I also like articles as backlinks - eg ezines.

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      Ian Anderson 7 years ago from Asker in Norway

      Upload one of your website images to one of the image directories (if you don't mind others using it).

      Credit it with your link.

      For example:

      Image source My website

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      divacratus 2 7 years ago

      Very useful information. Thanks a bunch!

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      Aika 7 years ago

      It must be also a valuable backlinks, a do-follow one. Thanks for the informative resources here on your lens.

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      megaresp 7 years ago

      This tip "Shorten Your Web Address with a Forwarding Domain" will undo all your link-building good work. A link has to go directly to your site to make any difference in SEO terms.

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      @megaresp: That's not a "tip," but a link to another lens. Yes, you're right, you have to link to the EXACT same URL, not a Tiny URL, a forwarding domain, or even a variation of the URL (like vs.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Great info about backlinks. I loved checking my blog in the Yahoo explorer.

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Very informative! Blessed by an Angel! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I would like to know what happens if I buy some backlinks packs from internet like from seo4u or aladygma-marketing. What is that? Thank you. Fany

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      greencurator 7 years ago

      very informative blog. thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Just a question I'm really confused about something. How many click bank adds can you have on your website. I am just starting out with SEO and im loving it. But just a bit confused about this one question.

      Is it like when you go on a website lets just say facebook, and there are adds on the right hand side of the page right. Then you go to say your inbox, and then you go back there are different adds, does that mean you can add as many as you want and they change all the time you change pages. Please some one help me with this. Thanks Love this page.

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      @anonymous: You can have as many as you'd like to have. You might want to use the nofollow attribute if you plan on having a lot of them, and it might be best to focus on the quality of the ads and placement rather than the sheer number.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Kiwisoutback: Thanks for the fast reply. Boy that was quick.

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      monarch13 7 years ago

      Great resource, thank you!

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      stefanruse 7 years ago

      Greta lens.Thank you for giving me 5 star on my Bukisa lens

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      hannzach 7 years ago

      Hi, Great lens, with lots of useful info. I was wondering how you actually make a signature link to add to forums? as I haven't tried posting on any forums yet.

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      hsschulte 7 years ago

      Thanks for the useful tips! I'll be putting some of these to use.

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      fabian76 7 years ago

      wow thanks for the info

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      This is really helpful! I'm going to favorite it and come back to re-read when I'm not distracted by the TV. I definitely need to work on backlinks.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Really informative i would like to share few tips here like commenting on both do follow and no follow blogs will add a back link. Do follow will be more effective still no follow have some value for it. Also participating in the forums with the signatures will definitely help in getting back links.

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      Trioman 7 years ago

      Backlinks account for the majority of as site ranking in the search engines...this lens provides good information backlinking strategies...great job....

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @megaresp: um i heard a 202 /301/302 or somethin redirect does the job?

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      auntjenny lm 7 years ago

      This is great information on backlinking, really clarified some misconceptions I had on backlinks. Looks like I need to work on a few things. Thanks for a great article!

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      searchlackey 6 years ago

      Be patient and rely more on quality than quantity. Keep your content fresh and new!

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      flirtylingerie 6 years ago

      posting comments on do follow blogs can get you some backlinks but limit the amount you do on a daily basis as it can get you banned by akismet.

      renting links- not a good idea the least of it being the cost yearly of a single back link. better, much better to work on getting free backlinks.

      posting articles on ezine, goarticles and associate content to name a very few. need good writing skills. There are a lot of great ideas here and many others as well, the trick is finding the time to implement. Thanks for the lense-extremely good work- good read!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I work for a link building service and my biggest tip I could offer is to be personal. If you can forge some sort of relationship, you have a much better chance of being successful with your link request.

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      vexsis 6 years ago

      Nice lens, really enjoyed the part about leaving a comment on blogs and that you need to be careful about looking out for the nofollow blogs. i think a lot pf people waste a lot of leaving a bunch of comments thinking that they will get a link.

      Thanks again

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank for nice lens,This is great information on backlinking.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      Backlinks are so important. Without them the traffic shrivels up and dies.

      Thanks for sharing.


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for this great post.. I learn a lot, now i just have to get those backlinks working. Is it a good idea to buy backlinks?

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      Lloyd Pinto 6 years ago from Mumbai

      I see you've not mentioned article marketing. I use that as one of my primary link building strategies for my squidoo lenses. Internal links from your other squidoo lenses are also very helpful. But otherwise the list you have compiled is a great place to start your link building efforts.

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      viatusinfotech 6 years ago

      If you want to people to read your page, to come to your website, you need to have plenty of incoming links pointing right at your site. Search engines value the quantity, quality, and relevance of these links. Link building is one of the good options to get number of backlinks that can affect your PR and can get listed high in Google ranking.

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      devintyu 6 years ago

      Submitting your RSS feed to RSS syndication sites will offer many backlinks

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      Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've spent months building 73 Squidoo lenses without earning much, although I really enjoy doing it. I'm now going to do some of the grown-ups things, like concentrating on links (are backlinks the same thing?), and see if that helps.

      So thanks for this lens - I will read, learn and inwardly digest.

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      callinsky lm 6 years ago

      Very useful information. I don't work at this like I should. I really need to put some effort into it. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be revising it later.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Finding this page filled with terrific hints, suggestions, and helpful links is unbelievably timely! I just submitted a lens to the 'Tier One Challenge' in SquidU where participants are trying to increase their page rank on one specific lens that has never been in Tier One. Everyone there is talking about quality backlinks and SEO and this is an area almost completely unknown to me. Learning what a backlink is and where to begin to get them is so helpful! You have my deep gratitude for providing this information..... and a ~~SquidAngel Blessing~~ for what you are giving to the Squidoo community!

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      chic4sports92 6 years ago

      Thanks for this information I've been trying to get my blog/site successful because I work on work at home survey sites and I want to be successful at getting referrals but it seems so hard to get my site up there and successful. This information will help me a lot! Thanks again!

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      offthecuff 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info. I'm always looking for ways to increase traffic to my store

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Thanks for this. For years my husband has managed my website and blog etc. But at this point he's sick of it so I'm forced to figure it out. I'm coming along nicely but there's so much for this old dog to learn. :) Will fav this one so I can come back to it again and again.

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      EngdahlRichards 6 years ago

      Great article...thanks!

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      HorseAndPony LM 6 years ago

      No tips of my own. Thanks for sharing all this great info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      good advice kiwisoutback

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      MakingArtFun 6 years ago

      Nice lens!

      I am a fan of They let you add links to your own websites/blogs. I currently drive over 20,000 visitors a month to my primary website from just one of my blogs.

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      invesible_8704 6 years ago

      Nice Lens. Now i can understand more about backlink.

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      vsaul25 6 years ago

      this is exactly what i was looking for, thank you so much i am now more educated about backlinks i do hope with this strategy i will see more links to my blog, thanks again!

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      refrige23 6 years ago

      Great Lens, thanks for the information!

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      refrige23 6 years ago

      Great Lens

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Make a goal of 5 per day. Check out how many links are allowed per article.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very helpful page on backlinks. Blessed by an angel and featured on Me?!! A Squid Angel.

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      Girl-In-Green 6 years ago

      Thanks for reminding me about the importance of backlinks. I'm definitely using your suggestions for my Zazzle store.

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      BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

      Great info!

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      wecomparebooks 6 years ago

      Nice lens. You described many things elaborately which is important to all. Hope to see more lenses like that in future.

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      hunksparrow 6 years ago

      Great info and tips. Thank you. I need to get to work.

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for the insight. I'm pretty confused about all this but this page is a great resource. Thanks!

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      Luminosity LM 6 years ago

      The more work I put towards my blogs etc perday the more traffic I get.

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      littestranger 6 years ago

      very great info and it helps

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      BazSmith 6 years ago

      Great info here, love your work

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      Valuable, valuable info you have here! Thanks!

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      mivvy 6 years ago

      Great tips, I have bookmarked this lens so that I can come back because there is so much information

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      Teri Hansen 6 years ago

      Wow, there is a lot to backlinking. Lots of good info. Still much work to do. The best tip I offer is to fit it to your personality it will be easier to do. But also encourage to venture out to other methods, they may become your new fav.

      I still have much to learn on this topic, thx for the footup.

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      dxbseo 6 years ago

      Search engine optimization is mostly about backlinks!

      Can't agree more, quality lens - keep it up.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome lens, lots of helpful tips that I will use as I build up my number of backlinks!

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      ScottE LM 6 years ago

      Niche forums are a great way to get quality backlinks. Use the signature with your squidoo lens and interested readers will follow.

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      RaintreeAnnie 6 years ago from UK

      Excellent resource and tips. Thank you for sharing.

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      I appreciated this really thorough explanation of backlinks. Looks like I've got some work to do to get traffic to my blog/website and lenses. :-)

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      rosendo20 6 years ago

      Actually getting some back links is one of the hardest task of an SEO specialist and if those links that are built in a website are relevant to the site. The site could great a tremendous page rank from the search engine.

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      TheLaaang 6 years ago

      great lens & lots of very valuable tips and advice! I've added it to my favourites for future reference! thanks :)

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      my hats off to you.. this is great I've lensrolled it, to my buy windstone dragons, and my squidoo vs hubpages, and three websites to write on lenses... this is great info. and I do write on e-zine and article dashboard, but I'll look into buzzle.

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      Mikayla 6 years ago

      You can also hire someone to post backlinks for you if you're too lazy to do so yourself!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thanks for the info and the links.... im gonna try them

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      tabitha-stuart 6 years ago

      Thank You! Very helpful lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nicely done, lens has a lot of great information. thanks for taking the time to make it.

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      Webizen 6 years ago

      Great, helpful lens. Thanks.

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      I think you covered all the tips I know to get backlinks. Thanks for this great resource.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Awesome info, lensrolling to Backlinks & RSS Feeds -:)

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      ramyphotography 6 years ago

      Very detailed! Thank you!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Very useful lens !!

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Better late than never.... finally compiled my SquidAngel Lens from my 'angel flight' back in the Fall of 2010 :-) So.... returning to tell you that this lens has now been 'featured on' and 'lensrolled to' "SquidAngel Blessings by an Elf".

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      five thingsabout 6 years ago

      Lots of food for thought here. Even though I knew a lot of it, there is a lot I learned. Didn't ever think to use Yahoo for a link checker.

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      PennMason 6 years ago

      Your lens is so helpful. Thanks for great content. I have found a great place with 10 free backlinks. See my lens for more info

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. Joined your fan club. Every comment leaves a link, every fan leaves a link. We usually leave comments as we go.

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      solutionism 6 years ago

      Wow! This is helpful. I will try them...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you, I learned a few new things, Best will work well for my site.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your stuff here is great! I'm a newbie in SEO/SEM and the ideas here are very helpful. Thanks a lot!

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      Thank you... I learned a lot from your lens...

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      Dravalley 6 years ago

      nice lens :)

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      southbest 6 years ago

      Good work.We can also consider adsense revenue sharing sites for creating backlinks to or lenses or blog posts

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Awesome lens. Bookmarking this.

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      xdarata 6 years ago

      Thank for your advice on how to get more backlinks. But all need work hard and smart.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thanks for sharing this post!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nice lens , so much thanks for your great and easy explanations on getting backlink topic

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      dannygator7790 6 years ago

      great information on getting backlinks, thanks!

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      gleken 6 years ago

      Very useful lens containing great information

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Valuable information....thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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      keyura 6 years ago

      This is a great learn. Thanks

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      glumbless 6 years ago

      good advice and a lot of work!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for great information.

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      aallred 6 years ago

      Good stuf. Thanks!

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      3b0129 6 years ago

      I didn't see it mentioned above, but I think someone else mentioned it. Submit to RSS feed directories. Its very effective and the backlink amounts keep adding up automatically as long as you keep creating content....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      More links I must have more links.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      My advice? Be patient,very patient...

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      hessa johnson 6 years ago

      Bookmarked for future reference. Thanks for the helpful advice.

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      tgnyc00 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      lykawinnett 5 years ago

      Creating your own squidoo lens can also be a great source of backlinks. You can also leave some comments on different relevant squidoo lens to get some backlinks

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Thank you! You have some very good advice here! I'll bookmark it and get back to it later. I'm new at this, so unfortunately I don't have any advice to offer. Thankful for yours though!

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      ShaneRoger 5 years ago

      Great tips.. love your lens

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      laki2lav 5 years ago

      good tips...wish you could list some forums you found worth it

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      MQWilson 5 years ago

      nice lens.. i've been working on my new site for a few weeks now. I'm really hopeful I can drive more traffic to it.

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      Very informative lens. Blessed

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      tyler70 5 years ago

      This helps a lot. Maybe I will start to get more visitors! Thanks for the tips!

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      iQwestArticles 5 years ago

      Lots of great information in your lens! Thank you for the resources you provided as well. It's always great to learn of new directories and backlink opportunities.

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      cocktailsexaminer 5 years ago

      Great information, will have to give your suggestions a try!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks, revisiting for more valuable information.

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      mlpsyduck 5 years ago

      Thanks. This is great for a person like me who's just starting out.

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      punkgrinder 5 years ago

      This was a great help, thanks i have no back links at all, i must learn how.

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      JoeSteinbeck 5 years ago

      Wish I knew of easier ways to get backlinks - just need quality content

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      AmyTK9 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this helpful information! Great Lens!

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      rooshooter 5 years ago

      Great post. Being in the fitness industry where it's ALL about ranking to get noticed, this was very valuable.


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      Evelyn Saenz 5 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you for the helpful suggestions on getting backlinks.

      Blessed by a passing Squid Angel.

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      zahraheshop 5 years ago

      nice info, I am gonna bookmark this page

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Excellent resource on getting backlinks. I have to put more effort in this area. This was very helpful...thanks! :)

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      lindseythomas lm 5 years ago

      I think you already mentioned all the methods that I know. Excellent resources!

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      Dfwgolfcourseguide 5 years ago

      The inexspensive directories you mention are good, and because you paid even a small amount your guaranteed the link for a certain amount of time. I would just make sure the page rank is 3 or above and they have a specific category for the type of site you have.

      Also if you do reciprocal links, link with websites in your niche. Google likes this.

      There are many other ways as you suggested, but these are a few I am working on now.

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      It's been a while I didn't drop by this excellent backlink resource.

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      Actually, reading useful info like this equipped me some knowledge that I need in order my lenses to have backlinks. Thanks for this. :)

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      I'm new to this and it's really hard to get to a level where I can even undertand the advice in articles like this. I read everything I can get my hands on and most of the time they raise more questions than they answer! (ie., in your Forum section "upload an avatar" and "create a signature" ... sounds simple enough, but I have no idea how to do that or where to do that or how to use if I could do that). I have some really timely content in my area of expertise (I've written lenses on Shakespeare and the authorship debate that is the subject of the upcoming movie "Annonymous" and so I've written some things on "Annoymous" movie blogs, but when I try to put in a link or even the website address to one of my articles on Squidoo or InfoBarrel, the site puts in a bunch of ** so the address is messed up. (When I put in a web address, that isn't considered spam, is it?) Anyway, this is really a well-written article and I've bookmarked it so that as I learn little pieces of the puzzle I can refer back to it and then hopefully get more out if it. It's a process .....

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      DuaneJ 5 years ago

      Very informative lens...Thanks for the tips!

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      pablina31 5 years ago

      Some useful tips. Back link building can take time, but it is definitely worth it. :)

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      makemoneyinternetmarketing 5 years ago

      Very Useful tips. Here's a question: Do you know how long it takes for search engines to find newly generated links? apart from pinging, what is the best way to make sure backlinks are found by the search engines

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      rangiiria 5 years ago

      Excellent resource. I never understood the importance of backlinks. I feel better equipped to get started now ;)

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      great lens, i would like to put it on my list links. About the yahoo site explorer, is not working anymore, as used to, at least i can not get it, is sending me to add my site, or i do not want to add, because it is my competition's site...i did like it very much, how can i get the bloody thing?

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      Psykryph LM 5 years ago

      yes, in many niches, you HAVE to depend on google rankings to get traffic, it's the only way. Not every niche can have search engine independence.

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      kazzie 5 years ago

      Thanks for all this information. It is really helpful for me while trying to get my ranking of my website higher in Google.

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      Super lens on a subject that can be overwhelming. Makes my head hurt!

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      jhoncastro 5 years ago

      wow...great information, got a lot of work to do to get my site noticed!

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      Xstroy 5 years ago

      Article Marketing more time-consuming, but today the most effective.

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      I'm slowly getting there, but it hasn't been easy! :) I'll keep your advice in mind!

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      food monkey 5 years ago

      great post! forums and articles are the best ways I have found to get backlinks...

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      missyc2112 5 years ago

      Excellent, I will be referring back to this on a regular basis

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      HySpeedBroadband 5 years ago

      Great link, trying to explore all different techniques and this one helps out a lot

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      ozsubasi 5 years ago

      I do have reciprocal links but try to keep it to either relevant sites and/or high PR sites. I do use services like linkmarket but the majority of sites suggested as link partners aren't any use.

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      dariusgwyn 5 years ago

      It's always nice to read things to help you achieve personal goals without having to spend any money. Great lens. I learned a lot that I will apply to my lens. Thanks for the insightful info.

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      smcapitalventures 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the great information, It's so helpful to so many!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      excellent but i need more about back links. .

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      velightful 5 years ago

      Amazing stuff! What are you using nw to explore backlinks since Yahoo site Explorer is gone? Bing's ok - Spyglass loads so much it takes forever...

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      robertsugar lm 5 years ago

      There is not much left you can do besides the tips in this lens. Pretty much covered it all.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its really a helpful information for every SEO ... Thanks for Sharing with us..

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      thickntech 5 years ago

      There couldn't be a better way to get backlinks than creating valuable content. Yes I totally agree with you on that. So off I go...but...what can I create that at least one out of the billions of websites isn't doing already...hmm...

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      banapple 5 years ago

      Great tips. I like to get links from blogs, article directories and by letting visitors share the content via social sites. Getting people to discuss your content leads to quality backlinks.

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      TrentAdamsCA 5 years ago

      Thanks for this well-organized and helpful lens. I create summaries for all my articles on Blogger and interlink with other rev share sites.

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      thebestmousetrap 5 years ago

      Thank you so much, I;ve been trying to iron this all out. This helps me a lot

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      wonderful information. some I knew, some not!! thanks very much

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      tonyb65 5 years ago

      Thanks for this information, it's stuff I need to know and need to work at.

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      lindseythomas lm 5 years ago

      Squidoo and Hubpages are good resources for building inbound links, but right now Squidoo is quite tight with publishing lenses. My other edited lens about this topic too didn't get through their spam filters because of some repeated words. I am suspecting its because of the word "links" or "backlinks".

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      TheSummerStore 5 years ago

      I'm always ready to learn more. Thanks so much for your advice on backlinking!

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      AznMichael 5 years ago

      does facebook provide backlinks?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a great article. I learned a few things that I will start trying. I've been struggling with building backlinks. To me, its very frustrating and time consuming. I was looking at LinkFool, LinkVana and SEOmoz. Any suggestions on a good paid service if backlinking just isn't working when I do it on my own? Thank you for any suggestions that you might have.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thanks for all the good information on a very confusing subject! I will be re-reading this as I progress!

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      romance-network 5 years ago

      i think related blog comments is a great source.

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      anilagarwal 5 years ago

      I'm a big fan of guest blogging. being used for getting high quality backlinks for our websites and blogs

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      zav 5 years ago

      Lots of useful info for me being a newbie. Thanks very much.

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      mycalculadora 5 years ago

      just wondering, what's your favourite backlink checker now that yahoo isn't around any more?

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      Danfree LM 5 years ago

      Lots of useful information. Unfortunately some of it is outdated.

      Yahoo Site Explorer has been merged into Bing Webmaster Tools. You have to sign up to use it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm relatively new to Squidoo and have been having some trouble understanding backlinks. This lens is very helpful to me. Thank you!

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      MMAfanJon 5 years ago

      Very intereting reading. I've been trying hard to get links to my site but hadn't really given that much thought to driving links to my squidoo lens so for me the poll was an eye opener. Will get started on that now.

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      nestboxes 5 years ago

      useful stuff, I don't think yahoo site explorer works any more though :( I liked that tool too

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great article! We have a competitor that is getting "poor" backlinks but they are still ranking around (or higher) than us on the organic searches, because no company in our small local realm is doing backlinks at all. So I have been forced to find better ways for backlinks to retake our lead in search queries. Thank you for the information!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens full of information I can make use of -- once I "find" the time! Seriously, thanks for contributing!

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      Africanos 5 years ago

      Great lens.I have mentioned you in my lens article spinning.

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      ThaWorkzMedia 5 years ago

      Hurry to directories!!! I got 120 backlinks mostly from directories that are dofollow for my personal site, not my lenses yet.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I will check back with this lens again. Lots of valuable tips and information.

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      GeniePark 5 years ago

      Backlinks are necessary evil in our line of business. And you done a great job describing where to get them.

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      Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer 5 years ago from Hedgesville, WV

      excellent help and advice, but i think yahoo took down their site explorer can't get the llnk to work darn them merging with bing???

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      chromegrrrl 5 years ago

      Here's a super easy one; most ISPs give their customers a free space as storage which is accessible by ftp. You can create a simple page with an index of your online articles, best blog posts and pages, lenses, etc. along with other relevant links and short blurbs, then submit that page to the major search engines for indexing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice read. The Link-baiting is interesting. They need to come up with a better term for it.. Link baiting sounds more like adding real, quality content. something that should be done anyway.. But the example of a mortgage calculator was great and I will be using that exact example.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If you post links to other sites on your site, does this help your site at all? I am just starting to learn this concept of backlinking. I have a community site that has links to all the local restaurants, golf courses, etc in the area. Does this help me at all?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @AznMichael: No, Facebook adds a no follow property to all the links you post. This means that link from Facebook don't count towards your PageRank or relevancy.

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      satto76 5 years ago

      Lots of useful info on back-linking and SEO. Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Guardian has an option where commenters can leave url clickable links. The url is actually inserted in a special box (you cannot simply paste you code into the comment section there). I tried it, and it works. The Guardian is unique in this sense. Neither Washington Post, nor CNN, nor Los Angeles Times, nor the Times, nor the NY Times provide such an option. Does anyone know other alternatives? Please, make me know about it.

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      JayneAngelWings 5 years ago

      Cheers for the help and advice...loads on here to do so I had better get busy busy busy! Thanks

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      NorDac LM 5 years ago

      Link Baiting is one of the best ways to get links to your site and also one of the hardest. Coming up with ideas that people will want to link to can be quite a chore, and when you are done you have to start driving traffic to the page so people know it's there. But if you succeed you will be rewarded with much higher quality links that you get from most other sources.

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      Vlad 5 years ago from USA

      This is a Fun and Funny squidoo lens :)

      Good job on combining so much helpful info for backlinks.

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      SallyForth 5 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens! FYI, Yahoo Site Explorer no longer exists. It has been merged into Bing Webmaster Tools. Unfortunately, it's not as good as YSE used to be.

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      Squidrocket 5 years ago

      Very useful - thanks for the article!

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      bartvandee 5 years ago

      Great Post, really helpful.

      Too bad Yahoo stopped with Yahoo Site Explorer. Still looking for a good one.

      Any suggestions?

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      BlakeH LM 5 years ago

      Thanks. I have never heard of those 3 social bookmarking sites.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful article and full of details. thanks!

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      mary lighthouse15 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this info. I found it very helpful!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      need more work to bait new trafic for my website :)

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      Scaredycat63 5 years ago

      Thanks! Some really good stuff here. I'm new at this. Need all the advice I can get. Bookmarked this page to read more later.

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      chookyco 5 years ago

      Great Lense! Some interesting ideas on where to get extra backlinsk for our websites

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      ibakir 5 years ago

      haha nice article, i like the Tomato example :)

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      WebsitesUnderTheHammer 5 years ago

      Backlinks are going to be an important part of site authority for a long time

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      acesofseo 5 years ago

      This information is perfect for me what i was looking for.

      This lens is very informative :).

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      anonquid99 5 years ago

      I think forum links and content are the only ways to go.

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      sblurton 5 years ago

      a very helpful little site you have here. and it was number 1 in the google search i did, so you know what your talking about.

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      sandiegohomeinspector 5 years ago

      FInd someone willing to post your article and backlink on a high PR page (not the site, but the page itself). For $5-20 USD you can get a PR4-5 backlink that is dofollow. Best if the webpage is related to yours, of course.

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      jibril-ellams 5 years ago

      Thanks for the Info, i still recommend article marketing as one of the best free methods to build back links to your web site or blog.

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      arninglawns 5 years ago

      Excellent article, I need to refer back to this as I go along. I was wondering how valuable forum links were.

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      shalamigri 5 years ago

      Great article. One thing that helped me get ranked fast was to simply go to google and type in my sites main keywords I want to target followed by the word blog or blogs. For example, "easy backlinks blog" I then go to alexa and check the sites ranking to make sure it's better than or equal to my own. I managed to build my site to about 150,000 worldwide using this method and I didn't have many backlinks. I just made sure I was posting serious information and not just random spam.

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      rentinlondon lm 5 years ago

      The link baiting section was really good, some niches naturally lend themselves to that sort of link bait page, others you have to think much harder to get a good idea.

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      jeffersonline 5 years ago

      The domain pop tip was worth visiting for. Thanks for all this info - easy to digest and very relevant.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome, everything about backlinks. Thanks for sharing. This was helpful.

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      timmarlow 5 years ago

      Great article. I think great live content and some well placed quality forum links are the best way to ensure targeted traffic and some good SEO juice

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      Every time I read this lens I walk away with more good information to use. Thanks.

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      GaryHigham 5 years ago

      Backlinks are important but the word on the street is that people are getting ranked if they have varied and natural links and not mass prouced from article mass submission etc, so organic is best! =)

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      WebGenova 5 years ago

      Nice Lens! I always prfere quality backlinks over "quantity". Google is getting smarter!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I want to read this lens again and again . And here I should stop to search different articles about SEO here and there. This lens is perfect to me ... Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am unclear as to what exactly a link farm is? I assumed that directories are link farms while reading the article but then it comes back to say directories can be useful...? What is an example of a link farm

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      Normyo Yonormyo 5 years ago

      A pity you say that you only want "do follow" backlinks. That would mean you only want backlinks because you want search engine traffic. But a "no follow" link is useful for readers of an article in which your site is mentioned. And if they find your site interesting or important enough to link to you might get a backlink on their site. Also a "no follow" backlink might not add to your pagerank, but that does not mean that the search engine robots do not use the link to index your page.

      As for the rest of your article thanks for the information in a very readable form.

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      RadaFrancis LM 5 years ago

      Great article, I've been working on backlinking for some time and just today I used a backlink checker and guess what.. 0 backlinks. What's that about :(

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      Helpful tips. I like making Web 2.0 blogs and use them to point to my sites.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow these are awesome thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Backlinks are definitely the way forward after the penguin update.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Excellent tips, I have been working ths for 18 months and its worked wonders

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      masmasmous lm 4 years ago

      @sandiegohomeinspector: where ?

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      seanpearse 4 years ago

      Great lens mate. Some useful tips. I hadn't heard of domain pop before.

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      MyMedsSavingsCard 4 years ago

      Aren't the paid for linking sites like Fiver a bad idea? Doesn't Google frown upon that?

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I call creating back links to my articles Google juice. The more relevant links you acquire then the more powerful the Google juice. The key word on linkage is "relevant". Have a great weekend.

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Lady Lorelei: The keywords using when linked are very powerful. I've ranked for keywords that weren't even in my article/lens just based on the inbound link text. It definitely matters!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow! A lot of good tips here. I recently signed on with RedGage (which is a weird sort of site: frustrating to deal with, yet quite easy to do) and like the potential it offers to drive traffic over to my Squidoo articles and other places. I also like Pinterest.

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      efoodshow 4 years ago

      Thank you for providing very useful information. I am now on a mission to increase my backlinks.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Great content, especially now when Google is changing so frequently the ranking algorithm. thanks

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      southpawg 4 years ago

      I didn't know much about backlinks before I read this, great info!

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      kejadian26 lm 4 years ago

      From scale 1 - 20, how important is backlink for seo? What about keywords and content?

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      mueedahmad 4 years ago

      Thanks for publishing such an awesome lens to help all.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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      Totus Mundus 4 years ago

      Nice tips, but DomainPop link checker has been out of action for a while, but I'll keep checking, hopefully it will be back soon.

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      MatijaB LM 4 years ago

      Thank for this lens and for sharing these information. I will try some of this for my websites.Thank you again.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      all this information about links and backlinks are a little confusing. the more you read the better but there is no proper answer to it. i have done most of these and still don't see any backlinks to my site. maybe im doing it wrong so i keep trying to find a simple answer to tell me how to do this.

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      MayaIxchel 4 years ago

      Great lens! I have so much more to learn and I appreciate all of your tips. Thank you so much for sharing. Greetings from 'the land of eternal spring'!

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      Alexandra Douglas 4 years ago from Florida

      Great info here. It's helping me big time!

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      Andrej977 LM 4 years ago

      Great info. Thanks for sharing, I will try...

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      CouponsilverAds 4 years ago

      Great info thanks.

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      CouponsilverAds 4 years ago

      Well I know it not on the subject, I love New Zealand I've been there during 2008 - 2009. Anyway keep up the good work.

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      sickseo 4 years ago

      Great lens with loads of useful info!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Building back links does take sometime on the Web. These are great tips. Thanks for the information.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great post. made me think about no-follow and do-follow links

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      Great information.

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      earturo 4 years ago

      Thank you for the information, i will keep that in mind when making my lenses

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What are the best link-builder sites?

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      czczcz 4 years ago

      Enjoyed reading these and getting reminders of ways to develop links for articles.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've been relying mostly on forum links. Maybe I'll try a few short articles to create these links. Thanks for the help.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great post I didn't know anything about backlinks till now looks like I have some work to do

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      HomeDecorKnight 4 years ago

      Great thanks to provide useful information about back links, Good lens.

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      Siena39 4 years ago

      Yes, I totally agree backlinks are essential to improve traffic amount to the site, I've been using almost everything you said here, but I didn't know about so many links checkers you explain here, I am going to try it, thanks for that info :-).

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      spids1 4 years ago

      Great lens very well written.

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      abarth76 lm 4 years ago

      Building links can be a pain but this lens has given me new info to make it less so.

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      frugalfinance lm 4 years ago

      Handy hints here, thanks very much. I guess the main key to getting people to link to your site is to write great content. If you say something worth sharing, people will link to you.

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      Louise0711 4 years ago

      Love this. Some really good and different ideas of backlinks. Thanks.

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      SEOMasters2 4 years ago

      Thank you very much for this tip! This is very helpful to newbies like me.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excellent article. But i do believe that Google penalizes purchased backlinks or even directory backlinks.

      Can someone please confirm if its safe to submit my link to directories.

      As you all know that its very hard to get rid of backlinks (specially backlinks from a malicious site)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Essential info about backlinks. Forum posting , commenting, quality articles submission make a difference in backlink process and increase the site traffic.

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      ukprowriter 4 years ago

      Some great resources. They should keep me busy for a while

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Different options for building backlinks will try them out.

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      This is such great information. Thanks for posting all of this, it will be a lot of help.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for explaining the importance of backlinking to generate traffic. I am still trying to learn marketing on the internet. Thanks.

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      SuzanneCromie 4 years ago

      Some excellent advice here thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for these tips! And in the spirit of the article:

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      Quality backlinks will always be important to the Google algorithm, with the emphasis on 'quality.'

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for simplifying the reasons for implementing backlinks!

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      WSIDigitalWebBelfast 4 years ago

      Some people don't understand the importance of anchor text variety and relevant sources of links to their niche. Great lens with good info!!

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      Margot_C 4 years ago

      I think most people hate backlinking, which is why I've just not been able to bring myself to do much of it. But you give some great tips here. Another of your lenses I've bookmarked for reference! Thanks!

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Margot_C: It's boring work that's for sure. Google is, at least, getting smarter and not relying as much on backlinks for the top Google positions, which for the most part is good.

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @WSIDigitalWebBelfast: I agree, anchor text is huge. So many writers ignore it or don't get how to properly use it. Thanks!

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @anonymous: Link directories have been devalued, though I'm not sure of the significance of Yahoo's Directory any longer. It's likely link directories have lost most of their "link juice" at this point, though DMOZ may have some value still. Emphasis on "may".

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @anonymous: Link farm = a spammy or low quality site that has a low threshold for content guidelines and is used for mostly backlinking purposes. Directories may have lost their relevance over the years, so this page will be updated with that information.

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @anonymous: It can take time for backlinks to register in the "eyes" of backlink checkers and Google. I'd check again later. Google (and backlink checkers) do ignore some backlinks, or simply don't know about them. The best strategy is to keep creating great content and linking to your own content, then promoting it socially. Over time, the links will come as long as the content is good, but it will take some promotion to get there.

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @kejadian26 lm: Nowhere near as important as it used to be. Content is a 20, keywords maybe 5, and backlinks 3, I'm just guessing.

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @MyMedsSavingsCard: Yes, it can't be a good idea to buy Fiverr links. I've seen them for sale and I'd stay far away.

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