Do you want to boost your blog in Google?! You can give your blog a huge kick by backlinking with other websites. I know this isn't new news, but so many people forget to build strong and relevant backlinks to their websites. I'd like to give you some important tips, and helpful ideas to give your blog that kick it needs!
Here's 10 tips to build backlinks to your blog:
1. Search Out A BackLink Tool
In order to build backlinks for your blog, you'll need a backlink tool or service that will help you find backlinks. There's lots of great tools out there to cut down the workload of finding backlinks. BackLink Agent is easy to use, you just enter your keywords and select the type of links you want to find - and BackLink Agent does all the work for you!
2. Relevant & Related Websites
Now that you're finding backlinks for your bog, there's two types of backlinks for your blog - and I call them the two R's:
Relevant & Related.It's very important to only link to relevant or related websites. If your blog is about Water Skiing and you're backlinking with websites that are about Body Building - there isn't a relevant or related connection. Visitors will be turned off because they don't find any relationship between your blog and the website they just came from.
3. Reputable Websites
Reputable - the 3rd 'R' that often gets forgotten. Building backinks to your blog can be all for nothing, if you link to websites that aren't reputable. Let's use a neighbourhood analogy - you have a nice house, you maintain it, paint it, keep you yard clean - it should be worth some nice money. But the neighbours have burned out cars in their front yard... Now the neighbourhood doesn't look so hot. Your website can do the same by linking to websites that aren't reputable.
How do you tell a website is reputable? Ask yourself these questions:
- What's your initial impression of the website? Is it eye catching, or ugly?
- Is the information relevant, well written?
- Would I buy from this website?
- Check the website's Alexa rating (www.alexa.com), under 1 million is alright
4. Directory Sites
If you want to build buy backlinks then getting your blog backlinked in a directory is a hot idea. Directories like www.DMOZ.org for example have a really deep category & subcategory system - so you can get really specific about where you want to build your blog backlink.
5. Add/Submit Url Sites
As mentioned before, BackLink Agent has a tool to help you find websites that accept url submissions. So what you would do is search with one of your keyword phrases, like 'jet boat water skiing' and see what websites are available. Now you can submit your url to them and create a backlink for your blog.6. Related Forums
Forums can be an amazing means for building blog backlinks. What you do is use BackLink Agent to search out related forums. I recommend adding your blog url as a backlink in your forum signature. Then every post you make has a backlink to your blog. A good forum post can send 100s of visitors to your blog in a week, or even a day!
7. Competition Spy
A little bit of competition can be a good thing - but the Internet can provide 1000s of competitive websites with a few keystrokes. What if you were able to see the backlinks that your competition have for their websites?
BackLink Agent has a way cool tool to sniff out competition backlinks. All you do is enter your competition's url (with http://) in the search field and pick 'Competition Spy' and see all the links that the website is linked to. The Internet is one big backlink, so it's a great way to find more backlinks for your blog.
8. Give Your Article Or Lens An Added Boost
If you've written a article and want to get it indexed faster by Google or ranked higher - backlinking your blog to your new article will help it out! Just write a teaser article, under 300 words and add a few links to the new article in your blog post.
9. Page Rank 7 Or Higher
I go by the Rule of 7 - Google page rank of 7 or higher is a great site to backlink your blog to. Less than 7, it's alright but still do 3 on it.
10. Ping Your Backlinks
Once you've sniffed out backlinks for your blog with BackLink Agent, ping your articles or blog posts (or blog RSS feed). Just do a Google search for 'blog ping service' there's lots out there.
So there you have it! Now you're educated and you can go find backlinks for your blog, website or landing pages. Backlinks are the lifeblood of promoting your website. Building backlinks can be so easy, and benefit your blog!