In this post I hope to cut out a lot of confusion that comes with backlinking.
I want to give you the three backlinking techniques that have worked the best for me, so that you can just get started doing it instead of further confusing yourself.
Here they are:
#1: Finding Great Link Building Outsourcers
This is number one because when I put up a new site, I don’t want to put in the time doing a bunch of manual backlinking. You should experiment with different outsourcers on sites like Fiverr, the Warrior Forum ‘Warriors for Hire’ section, elance, and odesk. One other treasure trove of backlinking outsourcers/knowledge is the Bring The Fresh members area. At this point a LOT of Warrior Forum members are also BTF members, so just head to the members area and check out the ‘members for hire’ section. I’ve found good outsourcers on all of those I just mentioned, especially BTF. After doing backlinking 100% manually for over year on all of my sites, paying a little bit of money for someone else to do it is a pleasure.
#2: See What Your Competitors Are Up To, And Duplicate It…
By using Yahoo’s site explorer tool, you can see where your competitors are getting their backlinks from. One day while I was scoping out competition for a niche I was thinking about, I had the idea to keep a list all of the sites providing the backlinks to my competitors in a spreadsheet, so that I had a list of easy-to-get-backlinks to go to every time I put up a new site. If you start doing this, you’ll quickly get a great resource for yourself that will save you hours and hours each time you need some new backlinks.
#3: Comment on Blogs in Your Niche… for Traffic and Backlinks
This strategy is killing two birds with one stone so to speak. Most people know that blog commenting is one way of getting backlinks, but they usually do a really crappy job. If you leave a generic comment on someone’s blog post just to get a quick backlink, a lot of times it will just get deleted. But, if you take an extra second and leave an insightful comment that the author or readers will benefit from, you’ll not only get the backlink, but you’ll get a decent amount of traffic from it as well. I’ve noticed over the last few years that several of the top bloggers in any niche rose to the top by implementing that strategy. If you will dedicate an hour a day to quality blog commenting in your niche, in a matter of months or even weeks, you’ll see a nice rise in your search engine rankings as well as your traffic stats. A good idea is to create folders in Google Reader for the blogs in each niche that you go and comment on each day.