How to Get Quality Backlinks by Using Effective Techniques

In today’s internet marketplace it’s very easy to get lost in the huge crowd of millions upon millions of websites and blogs. You may be having very high quality content, but it’s of no use unless you attract some traffic towards it.

Search engines are the primary traffic builders to your site, and to get noticed as a top result on a search engine, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a must. Today, lets talk about backlinking, and how to get quality backlinks; which is important factor for search engine rankings.

1. What are backlinks and why do I need them ?

how to get quality backlinks

Simply put, backlinks refer to inbound links from one website to other website. Inbound links or backlinks have their significance in search engine optimization (SEO). The number of backlinks to a website is a prime indication of it’s popularity and importance.

Today, rarest of rare people go to a particular website and look for their content there. Except for web honchos like YouTube, About, Yahoo etc. Other’s just go to search engines like Google, type in the keywords and then select their preferred content from the top results. And this is the exact reason why all the webmasters want to get as high a rank for their keyword as possible. So, that the unbiased user stumbles upon their content when he/she searches for the relevant keywords.

Coming back to backlinking; it is considered by Google as a prime criterion for ranking a page. Eg. In Google’s description of the ‘PageRank’ system, Google interprets a link from say page A to page B as a vote. Thus, The higher the votes, the higher the pagerank. More importantly, links from those websites, who are an authority in the given niche are given higher weightage by Google bots ( spiders, crawlers etc.). Not only this, the Anchor text, or the description label of the link is also given heed to by these bots while giving SERP (Search Engine Results Page) rankings.

Thus, make it a point to use backlinks as a primary tool for your SEO efforts.

2. How to get these high quality backlinks ?

a big question for SEM

Do you feel disappointed when it comes to your online marketing strategy ? Perhaps, a little bit in the dark. Nobody can see or hear your website. Well, I have some good news for you. It’s not that difficult to get your website found. All you have to do is get some quality Linkbacks.

Easy enough? sure. But you should consider a few things before venturing out for those  elusive backlinks.

Now, I am going to tell you how to quickly get high quality backlinks to your blog or website which will skyrocket your blog to the top of search engines.

First notice how the internet works: 

world wide web for SEO

The internet is more like a popularity contest. The more people and websites you interact to, the more the search engines like Google, Yahoo, AOL etc. notice you.

But be careful here. It’s very important to be in the correct neighbourhood. Be careful with the selection of the websites you chose to interact with in order to get those invaluable backlinks. Think of the internet like a metro city. There are some neighbourhoods you don’t want to venture into.

Google and other search engines will actually punish you if you hang out with the wrong ‘crowds’ so to speak, as the sites you link ourselves with are your friends in the eyes of search engines. Only ‘hang out’ with those sites which give you trust and authority in your particular niche.

Now you will want to ask ” what kind of links are ‘good links’ ?

We want diverse and high page rank websites that funnel trust and authority straight into our domain, so that you are seen as the best result for whatever keyword you want to rank for. Always try to search for high pagerank websites (PR 4+ recommended) in your niche. Target these sites to get the link backs to your domain.

3. Where to get linkbacks ?

backlinks in different directions

Here are a few places to get those links:

  • Forum Postings : Forum posts are made on related web forums where the links can be placed in the body of the message or signature. Eg. If you want to get your automobile blog up and running, get registered on leading forums like and start posting with your signature which links back to your site. Be a avid poster and write knowledgeable content so that you get noticed more and more and so does the inherent linkback to your domain.
  • Blog Comments: These are links posted on other peoples blogs as comments where links can be placed either directly or via a signature.
  • Directory Submissions: Many websites accept articles with unique content with link backs to their own websites. Google bots and crawlers repeatedly search for links on these directories as they are high authority and high PR sites. Try to submit unique and meaningful articles on these websites on a regular basis. This is a mutual benefit excercise as the submission directory gets articles for free while you get quality linkbacks from a high authority website. The best of these are : – Ezinearticles, Buzzle, GoArticles & Article Dashboard.
  • Social Bookmarking : Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren’t shared, merely bookmarks that reference them. This is the glue that holds all our links together. ‘StumbleUpon‘, Pinterest, Diggo, Scoop and ‘Delicious‘ are two great sites well suited for this purpose.
  • Article marketing : Article marketing is a type of advertising in which businesses write short articles related to their respective industry. These articles are made available for distribution and publication in the marketplace. Each article includes references and contact information for the author’s business. It serves it’s purpose best when done with unique content and putting links within the actual text.
  • High PR (PageRank) link : Direct text links from sites with high page ranks when they are of a similar category can be a great way to establish the trust of the search engines in your site as they are rated higher by search engine bots than those from low PR sites.The beauty of this is that you can potentially rank for anything. As long as you put enough efforts in creating enough quality backlinks.
  • Video Uploads: Upload high quality videos on video directories like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe etc. and post your link in the description of the video to get traffic from those links onto your domain.

4. Ensuring Quality of the links:

focus on quality content

The best links are ‘one way’ -‘dofollow’-‘in contextual’ backlinks. I know you are now wondering what do I mean by all this. Here’s an explanation :

  • One way Backlinks: This is when you get a link from a website, but you don’t link back to that website.
  • Do follow: There is a ‘no follow’ tag that can be attached to links on certain websites. If your link on those websites has no follow tag attached to it, the human traffic would still follow it, but Google bots wont. To their eyes it means nothing, thus not benefitting you much in getting a higher rank with your keywords.
  • In contextual: In contextual links are the link with the content of article all around it. Google loves it when the links are on the subject of the article. This is the reason why Article marketing is such a powerful tool for marketing of your domain.

Thus, while we can say that the above backlinks are the best for your domain, while the others although beneficial to an extent, won’t prove to be equally powerful.

Use the above listed methods to get as many quality back linkages as possible into your domain and see how Google falls in love with your domain in no time. All the best !


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  • glax

    blog comments is the best source of mine

    • Dean

      yeah, it’s a good alternative, but don’t miss out on the potential benefits of other methods. viz. if your youtube video goes viral, you’ve potentially got a chicken which lays golden eggs.

  • inclassifiedads

    very good information about link building.

  • isabella

    Really great post! You explained it very well and very clear. I learned a couple of things and I’m sure those that are just starting to blog will learn valuable knowledge reading this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dean

      Thanks a lot Isabella, your comment was a great ego booster. It’s the readers like you who make my efforts pay off. 😉

  • form creator

    I don’t like to do backlinks myself so I’m just buying them.

    • Dean

      That’s a good alternative, but if you can put in some efforts as mentioned ago and develop a habit of it, that will add up to your existing hits. Which isn’t a bad thing. Is it ?

  • Mitschu

    Great Post! Especially I liked the youtube tip!

  • Blogger @ Speaking Technology

    very well written post. nice one. well getting high PR link can be a difficult thing, don’t you think?

    • Dean

      Thanks blogger ! No, it’s n0t that difficult to get high PR links. And it’s more fruitful to get fewer high PR linkbacks than to get a higher amount of links from sites that ‘dont have a say’ . Eg. youtube is the child of google only, so traffic bouncing to your site from youtube can be a big plus. Other than that, as I discussed earlier, directory submission can be a great way to get high quality, search engine friendly links to your domain without spending a rupee on it

  • Great article about Link Building.. thanks would surely keep in mind..

  • Estiak Ahamed

    This is the one of the most valuable post for backlink.This post help me lot.

  • Nick

    Appreciate it Absolutely no, this challenging to obtain great PR one-way links. As well as it has the additional productive in order to obtain a lesser number of higher PR linkbacks rather than get yourself a greater quantity of hyperlinks through websites which please don’t possess a point out . I like to read your upcoming post…….

  • Sid

    Blog Comments is on of the best way to get backlinks

  • Ashok Jain

    Yes Good article about Backlink , i still Prefer Blog comments & forum postings.

  • Matt Taylor

    ComLuv provides a great source to get high quality backlinks. I think it’s a revolutionary plugin and blogging wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for ComLuv.

  • Khleo Thomas

    How do you go about getting the direct High PR Links. This article says those are good links to have but not how you get them.

    • Dean

      As I said, in reply earlier.. youtube video with links, directory submission and posting comments on high authority forums with your links as signature are the best ways to go about it !

  • Dean

    Thanks Estiak, hope you have already bookmarked this page .

  • Estiak Ahamed

    Great tips for get a very good and quality backlink.

  • Fred

    Do you recomend any backlink software?

    • Dean

      Hi Fred, I am not aware of any legitimate backlink generating software, so I can’t comment on this. Moreover, my focus in the article was mainly on free methods to generate backllinks which actually work.

  • Alex

    Very much explained article about link building strategies. Seo is much more important in internet and social media marketing and In seo, High quality back links are very important for your blog or website in order to go higher in search engines results.

    • Dean

      Yes, it is indeed a very important tool of SEO. Thanks for the feedback alex.

  • Ashutosh Joshi

    Really helpful for me. I have just started blogging. Will someone please tell me some more tips to optimize my blog in google?

  • shubham pandey

    glad to see that article.Its very helpful for me and others.It contains all the information for link building.Thanks a lot Dean…

    • Dean

      My plesure Shubham.

  • Great Work, But Paid Links are also One among those , You can also raise this point , Today paid links are most popular way to get backlinks .

  • Blog Comments and Comment Luv Blog Is The Best Way To Get Baccklinks For Our Site.

    Thanks For The Great Article.

  • im agree with u, just buying from backlink services can get so many backlinks for instant

  • Jude

    Thanks for the tutorial. I’ll make use of it.

  • Tom @ SEM Recruitment

    Nice round-up.

    I agree with all the points made however I still think NoFollow links to be of some sort of value. I would not avoid trying to get a link just because it will have the NoFollow attribute assigned.

    I just think that ‘a link’s a link’.

  • Bdr

    If you have all of one type of link this can look unnatural a mixture of links will work better. No follow or follow links are still valuable as if all your links were do follow this can look unnatural.

  • Jonathan

    Just started looking into Backlinks and this will prove useful for us

  • Stephen Young

    Can you have too many backlinks?

    How many is a good start for a personal, real estate agent’s website? 100? 500?

    Thanks for the great article.

  • Thank you for sharing your knowlledge about link building strategies. High quality back links are very important, but at the moment every sites are using “noffolow” attribute. How to solve this?
    SEO Portugal

  • Sagar

    Link building is very important if you want to rank better and get indexed faster. Quality backlinks can help a lot.

  • No Backlinks = Low Page rank

  • Mehreen

    Found it quite informative. Thank you.

  • Steve

    Thanks very much for the information. My, how the backlinks business changes.

  • Sajan Kota

    Great article about link building strategies. Seo is much more important in internet and social media marketing and In seo, High quality back links are very important for your blog or website.Thanks for sharing.

  • asim nawaz

    thanks for this tutorial.
    i was just looking for that!

  • Dylan

    Really appreciate the advice, Thank you. I have been SEO-ing my blog and have found that the real way to rank up is to get quality back links. On-page SEO is needed, but the back links are the real key. Thanks again…

  • Building strong follow-ups in forums of your niche and directory submissions really help.

  • AMiT

    The Best and most effective of the above is Forum posting and Blog commrnting.
    I don’t find directory submission to be very useful.

  • I Think Forums Are Best Ways To Build Backlinks Because Posting in Forums Is Very Easy and Forums Also Have Good Google PR.

  • Neha Mehra

    Great post but no follow links also count and increases your page rank.Do try it once…

  • Neha Mehra

    YouTube is one of the best ways to get traffic.Posting videos do work a lot and gives you good traffic.

  • Manju Hariharan

    Great Guide Lines…

  • wow… i’ve learnt quite a lot today… thanks Jaspal 🙂