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How To Get Thousands of Backlinks to Your Website & Rank High On Google

Updated on April 8, 2012

What Are Backlinks?

Backlinks are links from other websites that point towards your website, article, or blog. They are also known as inbound links (IBL’s), and the number that are pointing to your website determines your site's popularity and importance.

Backlinks are an important SEO tool to use to get the attention of the search engines as they are the ones that give credit to your website if it has many good quality backlinks.

The Power of Backlinks

Backlinks are extremely powerful, after all they are what made Google the King of Search Engines. In the past search engines used to look at how many backlinks were pointing to your website in order to rank it. So if you had 100 links pointing to your site and’ B’ had 101 links pointing to his site, he would be listed higher on the search engine pages. But numbers was all the search engines looked at, which made it open to abuse by marketers who would link to any website regardless of relevance in order to build up backlinks and get a high page ranking..

Google noticed this and changed their algorithms so that backlinks were added naturallyl and more organically giving the searcher better quality results. For example, a fashion website linking to another fashion website is relevant and related to each other thereby providing provide better quality linking than a wrestling website link linking to a fashion website.

Therefore, if you have relevant backlinks linking to your website, article or blog the better you chances will be of ranking high on the Google search engine pages.

Word of Warning About Backlinks

You will gain some page rank (PR) 'fuel' whatever type of backlink (free unrelated or quality related) you have pointing to your webpage. but obviously having 20 websites with a high page rank that has relevancy is more beneficial than 1000 unrelated backlinks as it will give your webpage some good PR 'fuel' and a higher page rank in the search engines.

Although free unrelated backlinks may give you a little page rank 'juice' if you add them too quickly with the same anchor text, you could be penalized by Google because they have linked to your webpageunnaturally. So if there is one thing you must do is add backlinks that are relevant to your website. Instead add a different anchor text to each directory submission.

(What Is An Anchor Text? This is an explanation for those who are not aware of what an anchor text link is; it is way in which you can use text which is hyperlinked with a url of choice, which moves the person who clicks it to another webpage. It is the word/s within the link that can determine the webpage's PR by the search engines. An anchor text usually provides the user with a description of the content of the the link's destination. For example, if I want to refer you to my profile page, the link will look like this <a href="">Editorsupremo's Profile</a>)


Why You Need Backlinks

The main reason why you need backlinks is to attract visitors to visit your website. It is not enough to just build a website and then expect visitors to turn up online and find it without you pointing the way. Backlinks will help point visitors to your site because if you have relevant, quality backlinks your website will become more visible in the search engines and be seen by browsers.

How to Get Backlinks

There are a number of free ways you can get backlinks to your website. Through:

  • Forum signatures: Some forums allow you to post an anchor link in your signature which will back link to your site.
  • Make comments on blogs: Blogs on platforms such as WordPress allows you make comments where you can link back to your site. But you need to bear in mind that some blog sites are no follow.
  • Social bookmarks – You can use social bookmarking sites to to establish one-way links.
  • Cross linking your websites (but make sure that each web creation has a different IP address)
  • Submission to SEO friendly directories: It's a must to get your site listed in directories such as DMOZ. It is a good method to get quality backlinks.
  • RSS Feeds: On your website, blog or article you can offer RSS feeds free. When someone subscribes through your RSS and publishes it, you will get a backlink to your site which will potentially bring more visitors who are interested in your site's subject as a consequence of the headline title.
  • Question sites: Sites that ask questions are a good way to obtain backlinks. When you respond with an answer some sites allow you to add your website url.
  • Link Exchanges: This can be a great method to gain backlinks as the link exchange will usually connect your webpage with sites that have similar content. However, use them cautiously as search engines tend to penalize link farms and exchanges.
  • Article Directories: This will be of interest to my fellow hubbers. You can gain traffic and backlinks by submitting your hub or article to article directories. What is good about article directory submission is that most article directories allow you to place 2 links in the resource box and this will not only lead to more traffic but the actual article will lead to another valuable link pointing towards your site.
  • Further if you publish an article on any directories such as Ezine Articles your article could be republished over and over again by thousands of other sites. Ezine, Buzzle, and Article Base fall within this bracket of directories.

Although all the methods mentioned above will give you backlinks they will not be in there thousands, plus they are quite time consuming. Instead you could purchase backlinks to link directly to your chosen website. However, you must ensure that the links you buy are of good quality and relevant to your website.

Buying Backlinks

Buying backlinks can also be expensive starting from $50, but I have found a site that can provide 1,000 - 5,000 backlinks for only $5. This site provides top quality, relevant links to whatever specifc keywords you choose. You can get a link pyramid or a link wheel which can give you more organic backlinks. All the sellers on this site are rated so that you can choose the best seller that can meet your needs.

Upon visitng Fiverr type in the search box 'backlinks' and you will see a list of sellers come up. To filter the list further there is a button entitled 'rated', click this and you will get a list of sellers who are top rated with reviews supporting their work. One important matter that requires your attention is your instruction to the seller. You must make sure you give clear instructions as to what keywords and website url you wish to be linked to.

So start collecting backlinks and watch your website, article or blog increase ranking and attract more visitors.

Top Ten Google Page Rank Article Directories - 'Follow':

  1. - PR 8
  2. - PR7
  3. Suite - PR 7
  4. - PR 6
  5. Ezine - PR 6
  6. - PR 5
  7. - PR 4
  8. - PR 4
  9. Go - PR 3
  10. - PR 3


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    • davidmurree profile image

      David Murree 

      5 years ago from USA

      article links sites are great list

    • torrilynn profile image


      5 years ago

      thank you for this marvelous information. I never knew anything about backlinking or anything of that such nature. very informational hub and interesting. voted up.

    • lemonkerdz profile image


      5 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Thanks for this info. starting out on hubs and trying to get traffic generated is a process. i apreciate the tips on back links. Will give it a go. Voted useful and shared to help other hubbers.

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, England

      Sure zionsphere, fiverr is a good place to buy backlinks but if you puchase from there make sure that you click on a seller that has a top rating, as you are more assured that you will receive a genuine purchase.

    • zionsphere profile image


      5 years ago from Oregon

      Wow. Great info! As long as I have been doing this, I didn't know about technorati, or buying backlinks on fiverr. It might be worth spending the five dollars just to see how well it works!

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, England

      Thanks Doodlehead for passing by to read my blog and supporting with your vote.

    • Doodlehead profile image


      5 years ago from Northern California

      Wow..there are so many different methods of obtaining backlinking; that is a whole industy in itself. Interesting and voting up. Thanks

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, England

      I agree Anamika, the natural, steady method is far more better, but for those who want to speed up the process purchasing links is the other option. However, they have to be careful from whom they purchase the links from.

    • Anamika S profile image

      Anamika S Jain 

      5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Well, backlinks pay an important part in making the content visible. However, I think it is better to build the links in a natural way using free methods on your own than trusting someone else to do it for you. I would rather go slow and steady. Awesome Hub, voted up!

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, England

      Thanks for commenting knowl.

      It does depend on who is providing the thousands of links from Fiverr. I have had good experience with my paid links and noticed significant increases in traffic to my blogs.

      I agree with you that the best way is to use the natural anchor text method. I don't buy blog or guest posting as these tend to be totally irrelevant to the blog or article one has written.

      Article directories in particular Ezine Articles work very well, but as you said, no as good as years ago.

    • knowl profile image


      5 years ago from Tandil

      I don't think most of this methods will work now after Google's Penguin update, especially the paid links, those 1000s of links from Fiverr are mostly forum profile links or similar, very low quality links that will most likely nuke your site.

      Legitimate blog commenting and guest posting in relevant sites and using natural anchor text (branded, naked URLs, Post Title, very little or no use of keywords) is the safest way to go now and it will be even more like this in the near future. It's harder, but if you don't want Google to slap your site, it's the way go, besides, legitimate blog commenting and guest posting can bring traffic to your site through those links and help promote your site.

      Article directories still work, not as much as years ago though.

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, England

      Thank you forall. We often have articles, blogs etc that we forget and put on the backburner. But it's never too late to update.

    • forall profile image


      6 years ago

      Great hub, voted up!

      I have a blog, but I neglected it. I will try to work on it God willing. Is sharing links on Redgage, twitter, Fb and so on considered as backlinking?

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, England

      Your welcome Chris.

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      Chris Hugh 

      6 years ago

      Thanks! I'll do that now.

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, England

      Thanks Chris and for linking to my hub. Re-read it again and it should all make sense.

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      Chris Hugh 

      6 years ago

      This is great. I didn't understand all of it, but I'm learning. I linked to it. I created a blog to put all the SEO stuff I'm learning. It's called Serpie the Spider and it's on blogspot. I would put a link, but I think I'm not supposed to. It's just a place for me to put valuable info like this article where I can see it again, so it doesn't get lost among all my bookmarks. I'll put a link in my profile in case anyone wants too look at it. Anyway, thank you! Voted up, of course.

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, England

      Glad to know this hub has helped you Nell. I know what it's like when you have intend to catch up with backlinking but never get around to it. There is so much to do it's hard to fit everything in!!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      this is a great help, I am useless at backlinks, I keep meaning to do them but never get around to it! lol! thanks!

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, England

      It's my pleasure Luke, I'm glad you found this hub helpful. I will put a list of directories into the hub for you and other hubbers to use.

    • editorsupremo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, England

      Hi passthejelly,I'm glad you found my article helpful. If you cannot afford the buy backlinks for now that's ok, use the free methods as you will still get backlinks. It may just take a little longer that's all.

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      Mark Passarelli 

      6 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      This is great information. I love how you explained the importance of backlinking and how it works on search engines. This kind of stuff is rather new to me, and I had no trouble understanding it at all. Unfortunately I can't afford paying for backlinking but if I ever decide to I will be sure to refer to your article. Thanks.


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