“Backlinks do what SEO doesn’t, that even Google relies on backlinks to award rankings”
That is the power of backlinks.
So you are about to discover why backlinks are the real force behind driving traffic and not SEO, how to start building your own perpetual natural backlinks … literally, you’ll be consuming a kick-ass worth of actionable information perfectly summed up in a post.
When the word “traffic” goes, SEO and backlinks naturally follow.
I call this the TRIGGER EFFECT.
And you probably know the basic meanings of SEO and Backlink. A bunch of links pointing to a site from other sites (backlink), and the conscious acts practiced solely to impress a search engine.
You already know. Right?
Do you also know that, even though the two compliments each other, one is a greater deal?
Let’s take a punchy scenario here.
When you are building out a blog and have some great content in place, you’ll need to earn a couple of mentions on authority websites within your niche before search engines like Google will give you even the least attention.
That means that as a new blogger, you’ve got to work more on the to-and-fro linking of your blog, and you’ll naturally earn some organic ranking as a result.
It holds water for well-established sites too.
The more the backlinks, the higher the Page Rank (PR) and the bigger the traffic.
Now you know.
So without any more ado, these are the 5 proven natural ways to building backlinks that would drive eternal traffic to your blog.
And, it’s not hype- natural backlinks bring perpetual traffic.
P.S.S: This isn’t the usual random list you’ll see every other place. They are tested and true, start using them today.
1. Yet Google Buys That Idea of Guest Blogging
It shouldn’t be a surprise that this made it to the first point on this course post.
I hear a lot about guest blogging been dead and all other contrasting ideas online.
So I just wanted to bring to your notice that a particular segment of the giant of all Search Engines, the big “G” that dwarfs every other, loves the ample idea of guest blogging.
Even to the point of engaging in it.
So why guest blogging first, why not any of that other stuff?
Let’s face it. If you are starting out, you surely won’t be getting phenomenal traffic and Google wouldn’t have your time either- unless you have a few bucks to invest in ads anyway.
This is where the superpower of guest blogging comes into full view.
Haven taking care of some SEO related things, I’d rather have a guest post written for A-Level blogs in exchange for a few backlinks than have an SEO expert on board.
Simply put, because backlinks are one of the real Google ranking signals.
Here’s How To Shoot Out Your First Guest Post [Step-by-Step]
Step 1: Find that perfect site in your niche. Yep. This is the first step.
You want to choose …
- One of the best guys in your niche that have established authority and have great PR. To find them;
- Search your niche main keyword on Google and take note of the top 10 ranking sites.
- Once you have the list of sites you’ll be excited to have your post(s) on their front page.
- Search: “the site name” + “submit a guest post”. With this, you’ll know if the site is accepting guest posts at the moment.
- Ensure the site accepts guest posts and have a nice crafted guideline to follow.
Step 2: Bang-up Your Irresistible Post
The last thing you’ll expect is a nah from the website’s admin after the daunting work. Though …
Whether a nah or a Wow, it’s a win-win game.
Well, even when your guest post gets rejected, you can republish it on other websites or your own blog.
In a case where it eventually, (not, unfortunately) ends up in your blog, you’ll discover it is one of the most researched, the best edited and nicest fit for your blog.
All that is great but not what we want. As a matter of fact.
The goal is to write a bang-up post, practically irresistible on the side of your prospects.
2. Engage The Double-Edged Power of Quora (and Forums)
Want to know about it?
Quora.com is a well-respected Question and Answer (Q&A) forum website.
With over 301million monthly active users, it is one of the most popular websites in the United States and 80th in the world as of 2019, standard in every sense and potent for backlinks building.
If you can give a thorough explanation to different questions in your niche, then your imagination could be your only limitation.
Sounding too sale-sy. Isn’t it?
Ok, let’s bring it home.
- Since Quora have well over 300million monthly active users, if you could get 1% of that in a month (which is difficult but doable), you’ll be having 3,000,000 per month in traffic.
- With over 450,000 questions to answer, you’ll never run out of questions to prove your authority.
- As a forum site with a good number of visitors who are ever ready to buy, you could sell literally anything of value- assuming you knew how to.
Making sense now (?). Time for the real deal- the double-edged power of quora (and forum sites).
… 1: Your answers on quora get served by Google to readers, readers in turn clicks, down to your answer and auto loops from a link on your answer, back to your blog.
… 2: Real people ask the questions you’ll answer on Quora. That means there is no keyword research needed … and you are more than sure that people are already longing for an answer even before you drop one.
How To Start Quora Blogging [Step-by-step]
Step 1: Find your way into the Quora homepage and create an account with your business and brand details.
Step 2: Add your topics of expertise and fully set-up your profile, putting everything, just where they should be.
Step 3: Get to work with your answers and give it all you’ve got.
Step 4: Rinse and repeat!
P.S: The main goal here is to build a loyal audience, establish your brand and inculcate perpetual backlinks for your website. You may want to add links only when it makes sense for your reputation’s sake.
3. There is A Website Called EzineArticles
EzineArticles is one of those rare gem opportunities to build high-quality backlinks, even when nobody knows your name yet.
It is a community of real-world experts and publishers.
They accept submissions from authors and bloggers like YOU, in exchange for quality backlinks and more visibility for you.
The site sources for unique content to serve their loyal audience of well over hundreds of thousands of daily visitors and a plethora of email newsletter publishers that have their own significant list too.
It’s no doubt, a great deal but what’s the catch?
Well, you agree to sacrifice your content for the sake of backlinks.
How To Publish Content To EzineArticles [Step-by-Step]
Step 1: Start by reading their Terms of Service for Authors.
Step 2: Know what, and what not to submit: read their editorial guidelines.
Step 3: If there was any other step, it is actually to start submitting your content, Or… begin the preparation of one.
P.S: The author’s box is what you wouldn’t take for granted for any reason. Starting strong is = great content, but finishing bouncing is = the choice of words and the links in your author box area.
4. The Two-Way-Gang Switch
What the heck is that? Well, I’ll tell you in a moment.
Before then, do you know what the two-way-gang switch is and how it works?
A switch is something that connects and isolates an electric circuit … and 2-way means light can be controlled from two sources.
… two sources …
Now, back to what we are talking about.
When you pay the worthy price and reach out to a number of authority sites in your niche, there’s a great chance that you’ll start getting quality traffic.
This traffic is controlled by … two sources … the site backlinking and you.
It’s as simple as the two-way-gang.
If you manage to retain the visitors from the backlinks, you’ll easily turn them into steady visitors, email newsletter subscribers, loyal customers, prospects, you name it.
Otherwise you’ll successfully bounce them back to oblivion.
Quickly. How do you retain visitors? Content. Content. Content! (Any other is secondary).
The Template To Write Razor-Sharp For Any Type of Online Content [The Sagacious Technique)
- Write and structure your content in nuggets.
- Nobody will ever complain about a too-easy-to-understand post.
- The science comes first, then the art. (What do you have to say)
- Your content “must be selling something” – it can be your point of view, an idea or a product. Anything at all.
- Write in the open-ended format … don’t close prematurely.
- Speak to a feeling that is already there (humans are emotional beings)
- Be that man you’ll want to listen.
- Find your voice.
- Trim, make it punchy and as concise as possible.
- Story time!
5. Use Other Peoples Broken Links To Your Juicy Advantage
This is a reliable go-to method of building out backlinks and it works in a pretty straightforward way.
- find a site you love in your niche (preferably the big dogs)
- search their pages/posts for a broken link …
- Reach out to the site admin for consideration.
Ever since I discovered this method of tapping into the wealth of highly established and authoritative sites … I couldn’t be less funny.
I love visiting high ranking sites now than I liked the gym.
Sometimes I’ll be like, this link looks like it doesn’t work :-), and if it eventually works (as-is always), holy crap, damn it- (insert my angry emoji here).
Obviously, manually searching page after page through another man’s hustle just to find some dead links will end up in frustration.
Technology came to the rescue. Now the whole process is automated. You can even upturn any site in minutes if you wish.
How To Go About The Broken Links Hunt
Step 1: You first make a google search with your niche main keyword.
E.g: Your keyword will be “dog food” if you were in the dog business.
Step 2: Next is to install a Google Chrome extension software. ‘Check my links’ can do the job, so you’ll want to add it to your browser.
Step 4: In step four, grab the link to one of the posts/pages you’ve copied down. Load it up in a tab and toggle the ‘Check My Links’ extension ON.
Step 5: Reach out to the website admin with the broken links you came across.
Step 6: Rinse and repeat steps 1-5.
P.S: Think of those words and tone you’ll see in a mail that would actually move you. Write your mail in that tone, in those words. Ensure you are giving value first, as concise as possible- and only send the screenshot of the broken link when they reply to your first mail.
Passing On the Rolling to YOU…
Building out backlinks is a project you wont be dropping in the foreseeable future because even when you pay less attention, it keeps happening in the background.
Start going about it as if it was worth it.
Have you got a say, a question or an addition, let me know and I will personally respond in the comments section