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25 Ways for how to Get Links to your Blog

Updated on October 30, 2012

If you know anything about blogging, you know that you want to get other people on the Internet to link back to your blog. That's because this increases the traffic that comes to your blog. It does this through exposing your link to a greater number of people. It also does this through the fact that your blog will have more credibility with search engines if it has links to it from other sites. So you know that you're supposed to get other blogs to link to yours. But how do you do it?

Here are twenty five basic ways to get backlinks to your blog:

1. Write great content. People who like what you have to say on your blog will probably link to it eventually.

2. Ask other bloggers for link exchanges. This sometimes works although it's getting less common.

3. Comment on the blogs of others. This will encourage them to notice your blog and give links back to you.

4. Do reviews on your site. Review indie movies, folk musicians, local businesses or anything else that's interesting to you but small enough to get attention back from those folks. A favorable review will get linked to by the people you reviewed.

5. Submit your blog to social bookmarking sites such as Digg and Mixx.

6. Add your blog URL to your profiles on social networking sites such as MySpace and LinkedIn. This gets it some attention and can lead to backlinks from people on those sites.

7. Link to yourself. If you write for any other blogs or websites, include links back to your own blog whenever it's appropriate to do so. You can write articles and submit them to article submission sites to achieve the same purpose.

8. Offer an incentive. Post an announcement on your blog that you'll give some link love to anyone that links to your blog. Or run a giveaway contest for the site who links back to you the most times in a week.

9. Give some link love for free. Link love just means that you create a post that links to a bunch of other posts on the web. Many bloggers compile a "link love" list of 10-40 links on a once per week basis. These links out often lead to links in.

10. Use a service that gets you backlinks. You have to pay for these but you usually get what you pay for. Do your research to make sure that you're working with a legitimate company.

11. Use interviews on your site. Whenever you interview someone, you gain a reader (the person interviewed) who is likely to link back to that interview in order to promote themselves to others.

12. Regularly increase your own blogroll. When you link to others, they're more likely to link to you. Add new sites (related to yours by topic) to your blogroll on a regular basis.

13. Post on Craigslist or similar sites for guest bloggers. There are other bloggers out there who are happy to write for you especially if it means that they get to promote that writing and get a link back to their own blog. You benefit because they'll promote that post and link to it.

14. Write a press release. If you can write a great press release about some aspect of your work, submit it to press release sites and people will link to it.

15. Submit your blog to blog directories. If people can't find you, they can't link to you.

16. Put an RSS feed on your blog. People are more likely to come back to it again and again if they can subscribe to it. The more they come, they more likely they are to find something they want to link to.

17. Use BlogRush. This service distributes your post titles across multiple blogs.

18. Participate in forums related to your blog topic. Many let you include your URL link in your automatic signature.

19. Add a "link to me" button on your site. You don't see these often but they do exist. Sometimes people who wouldn't think about linking to you on their own will decide to go ahead and do it when they see the button.

20. Learn and use PayPerClick Advertising. You advertise yourself to people who would have a strong interest in your blog topic. The higher percentage of people who come to your site that actually have an interest in the topic, the higher percentage of links you're going to get out of it.

21. Respond to every comment that you get. People who write to you want to know that you're listening. When you do, you get loyal readers and they end up eventually linking to you because they like you.

22. Create a wiki or glossary for your topic. This is a resource that, if done well, everyone in the same industry will want to link to.

23. Become an Amazon reviewer. You don't get money but you can get links back to your blog. And you can review anything that you're already reading or listening to anyway so it's fairly easy.

24. Ask questions. Always ask a question in your posts so that people are encouraged to get involved in a conversation on your site. If the conversation gets heated, you're likely to get some attention to it in the form of links.

25. Create a "why you'd want to link to me" page for your blog. List a bunch of great reasons and you'll encourage people to go ahead and make that link.

Ultimately, getting backlinks boils down to a few basic things. You need to have something on your site that people will find worthy of linking to. And you need to be willing to get active in online networking so that you can get the attention of those people who have blogs that can link to yours. Within these basics, there are lots of little things that you can do to get backlinks. The more creative that you are, the better those links are likely to be.


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    minkie martin 

    6 years ago

    Great list, there is some really good stuff in here. Thanks for taking the time to put it together, its very helpful for new bloogers just like me .

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    Ashwini Nambiar 

    8 years ago

    Thanks for the very helpful tips for new bloggers like me. My blog is on children's stories.

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    8 years ago from India

    Back linking is really essential for any blog to be successful and this hub is very useful and thanks for the informative tips

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    8 years ago

    These are good tips. Just started back with my blog after taking time off. These ideas will come in handy.

  • TheMusiconomy profile image


    8 years ago from New York City

    In my experience, I've used stumbleupon, linkedin, twitter, digg, delicious, and youtube to backlink to my Blog. But the the sites that have been the most effective in backlinking traffic have been Facebook and Hubpages.

    Once you know which sites work the best for your blog, focus on backling to them so you can manage your time more efficiently.

    Here's my blog. It's about the importance of music education. Very important for Parents to read.

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    8 years ago

    Link exchanges no longer work, one way links are best, I guess thats the problem with writing a seo hub within a month or two the information you write will be out of date.

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    8 years ago

    Great list with interesting ideas... there are so many of these lists but this one is informative, brief and importantly relevant.

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    falfol games 

    8 years ago

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    oke david 

    8 years ago

    Awesome post. Thumps up poster

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    8 years ago

    very informative and useful collection of tools

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    9 years ago from New Brunswick Canada

    Wow this is simply priceless. thumbs up

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    9 years ago from Malaysia

    Again, another splendid hub which has sound advice.

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    9 years ago

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    Repo Trucks 

    9 years ago

    Repo Trucks

    Repossessed Truck are those that are taken away from their owners when they cannot repay the loans taken on buying the vehicles. It ends up in auto auctions sometimes as Repo cars for sale. The best part about such cars is that they are almost always in a good condition.

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    9 years ago

    A great hub and a useful one. Voted as a useful hub!

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    9 years ago

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    9 years ago

    this is a great hub

  • chamilj profile image


    9 years ago from Sri Lanka

    Very useful tips for link building. Thanks!

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    JP Carlos 

    9 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

    I never thought there are so many ways to do this. This is truly one of the most informative hubs I've read. Learned a lot. Now it's time to make use of it.

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    9 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

    i know most of this methods. But interesting is a methods which will be very original! such as lazer ads in the sky

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    Cindy A Johnson 

    9 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    I really appreciate all the great info. I am definitely going to try some of these suggestions for my new blog. Thanks!

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    Bianca Rose 

    9 years ago from Australia

    Great hub! I'll be coming back to it often for tips because I've just started my own travel blog about Victoria, Australia.

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    9 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

    A very informative hub! Amazing job, I will definitely use some of these methods soon!

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    9 years ago from India

    wow!!just too many tips. I will read thoroughly all of them one by one as many of them are which I am already aware of but mostly not.

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    pakistan visit 

    9 years ago

    nice post i like it...

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    Patrick Kamau 

    9 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    Great hub about links because that is what we need to increase our traffic. Thanks for writing.

  • sam70 profile image


    9 years ago

    Great list of link building ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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    9 years ago

    Thanks Kathryn - I've taken some great ideas from here to help give my blog a jumpstart!



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    Melanie Bremner 

    9 years ago from Canada

    Thank you for this list. I do presently do some of them for my blogs but realize that I could be doing a lot more. I am going to spend some time going through the list of resource links you have posted here to learn even more. So this hub is definitely getting bookmarked!

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    9 years ago

    Great hub, very informative as usual, nice work thanks!

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    9 years ago from Boston

    Very helpful, thanks! I'm brand new to blogging and this will help me out a lot!

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    9 years ago

    Thanks Jim. Wordpress is on my todo list. I'll bookmark this for future reference.

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    9 years ago

    i have read all the points very interestingly and found that most of the points are new for me. I am the new comer in blogging field, these points have created more passion for me to read and write for blogs.

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    9 years ago

    Great information. Thank you!

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    10 years ago

    You can start with They provide one way links to websites for free.

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    Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie 

    10 years ago

    Great information. Thank you!

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    10 years ago

    thanks for sharing this great list.

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    10 years ago

    Another great article. Thank you for this information!

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    10 years ago

    Wonderful list! May I copy/paste some of these tips on my blog with a link to here? :) I'm starting a new blog (about blogging!) and documenting the whole process of how to do it from a newbie's perspective. It's at

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    10 years ago

    thanks for taking the time to share what you have learned to help others, its appreciated!

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    10 years ago

    I do not have experience in area of Internet marketing and straight lines it is quite good very much after all...

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    10 years ago from Malaysia

    Thanks, useful and good advice. Certainly helpful.

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    Affiliate Reviews 

    10 years ago

    Fantastic Hub!!! :)

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    10 years ago

    Thanks for sharing.

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    10 years ago from Dirty South

    Nice hub! A very straightforward guide on getting more links to our blogs. Many of these methods were new to me and will also work for our hubs, cool. I really like the format of the article, very easy to read. :)

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    10 years ago

    Thanks for the help, always looking for more links!

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    Mike Nash 

    10 years ago

    Good top 25, even though I just started my blog I have years of experience in the Internet Marketing field... another great way is to encourage guest authors to contribute about a topic. Most of those authors have blogs and will likely send a link to their post on your blog!

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    10 years ago

    absolutely new knowledge to me! i am just going to learn that! Thank you very much!

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    Angelique Loux 

    10 years ago from Ohio

    Thanks for the information. Im going to give it a shot. Great hub. Happy to follow you.

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    10 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

    I have decided that I want to blog. I just need to learn how to. I am struggling with what the niche would be. I know a lot of stuff and can write on a wide range. I wonder how a person should go about getting started.

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    10 years ago

    needed that one

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    10 years ago from on the Net

    Nice hubs

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    Jennifer Maldonado 

    10 years ago from West Palm Beach

    Thanks, a lot of useful information. Great hub.

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    10 years ago from Kent, UK

    Nice hub Kathryn, I learned a few things here. Thanks for the advice!

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    10 years ago from Belize

    wow, this is an excellent hub! very helpful, and has loads of information that people need to know! thank you for the share.

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    10 years ago

    Very nice tips! Really useful information you have here! Cheers!

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    Alison Graham 

    10 years ago from UK

    Great information thanks, I have bookmarked it for reference later.

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    10 years ago

    What great tips, a lot of them I haven't heard of. I'm going to try these to build traffic to my freelance writing blog. Check it out:

  • 11Lucima profile image


    10 years ago

    HI Kathyrn,

    Back linking is so foreign to me is there a way to barney it up as people say so I get it. Does it mean connecting with people online and getting them to click on my link to my blog?

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    10 years ago from Tennessee

    very interesting & informative, thanks.

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    10 years ago

    Nice info

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    10 years ago

    it's very usefull post, i like this

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    10 years ago

    great i guess i better get bloging!

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    10 years ago

    Hi Kathryn, thank for your tuto, I don't know working link to the search engines. ex: by filling the comment that there are some external links directly to site map. I am still confused with this. thank again

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    Amelia Griggs 

    10 years ago from U.S.


    This was a very helpful hub...great ideas! Thanks very much. :-)

  • Bibleseo profile image


    10 years ago

    Nice tips. I have never tried a giveaway or any incentive for linking. May be I will try it out.

    I would highly recommend BLOGCARNIVAL. It is one of the easiest and most effective way of getting one way links.

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    Leslie Jo Barra 

    10 years ago

    Thank you for the helpful information.

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    Cedar Cove Farm 

    10 years ago from Southern Missouri

    Great advice, Thanks for sharing. I'll give some of them a try.

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    10 years ago from NSW. Australia

    Good advice - thanks Kathryn

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    10 years ago

    Hi Kathryn. I enjoy reading this hub. And will apply it for building link to my blog. Thanks

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    10 years ago

    Brilliant hub thanks for the info :-)

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    online scam check 

    11 years ago from United Kingdom

    I enjoy reading this hub, Thanks.

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    Alycia Franklin 

    11 years ago

    Is it really safe to submit the sites and articles to directories? I also have read this my the eBooks that can be found in my hub

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    Georgina Crawford 

    11 years ago from Dartmoor

    Really enjoyed this Hub - thank you. I've bookmarked it to dip into again.

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    11 years ago

    great hub kathryn...thx for sharing!!!

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    11 years ago

    Thanks for the great content. Will definitely look into the Amazon tip.

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    11 years ago from USA

    Great ideas! I spend plenty of time on blog posts, but not nearly enough time getting and encouraging links.

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    11 years ago from United Kingdom

    Good job on assembling a list of useful tips on backlinking. Since it's recommended to comment on other people's sites/blogs, in part to offer insight and expand one's network of linked-back sites, I have to wonder if having so many links to a site really does catapult one's page ranking. You have any thoughts on how this can be measured?

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    11 years ago

    Very helpful article! Thanks for posting this one!

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    Annie T. Baxter 

    12 years ago from Southern Louisiana

    Hi Kathryn.  What a great article.  Thank you for all your suggestions.  The last couple of nights I've been studying backlinking, and will be referring back to your article.  In fact, I just put a link to it on my blog:( ) Thanks again for your helpful info!


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    12 years ago

    waht about this , we build hundreds of blog, powering each other, with random ,one way ,unrecropical backlinking ! submit to high pr , I don't think we'll receive high pr backlink ?

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    12 years ago from KERALA Cochin

    thanks for this information

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    Meagan Elaine 

    12 years ago

    Great info it has been very helpful

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    Tim Hollis 

    12 years ago

    Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Rob Jundt 

    12 years ago from Midwest USA

    Thanks for the great info. Will try to utilize some of these ideas. Thanks!

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    12 years ago

    You really put some effort in compiling this list . Great article . I am sure many will benefit from this . Thanks again .

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    Blogger Mom 

    12 years ago from Northeast, US

    Wow! Really great info here - I'm definitely bookmarking this hub! Thumbs up. =)

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    12 years ago

    gr8 tutorial love it

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    12 years ago

    Informative...and good list too.Thanks While I am at it, will anyone be interested in linking to me? You can find my Blog on google or wordpress. I am happy to reciprocate!

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    12 years ago from INDIA



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    Michelle Simtoco 

    12 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Really important info here to consider. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Dorsi Diaz 

    12 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thanks for the great article and tips. I will be utilizing these ideas for marketing my writing. Thanks!

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    Peter M. Lopez 

    12 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

    Great advice. There were several ideas in this that I had never heard of. Great stuff.

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    amy jane 

    12 years ago from Connecticut

    Thanks for the great information. Some of these ideas were completely new to me! :)

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    12 years ago from New York

    Really informative article, I have some basic knowledge on many of the areas you covered but I have never heard of BlogRush. Sounds interesting I'll have to check it out. Thanks!


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