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Ultimate Guide To Link Building- The Only SEO That Ranks You #1

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“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.

Getting Rolling

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? 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.

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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.

6. How To Get Backlinks from YouTube – The Easy Way

It's flying all over the place…inbound links, incoming links… all that is used to refer to what is popularly know as BACKLINKS.

Backlink in simple terms is a web address that connects two or several websites.

It is so important as well as popular in the online industry – be it blogging, eCommerce, Youtubing, you name it.

And it would be a silly question to ask why you need your own fair share of the 5billion+ daily views on Youtube in the form of backlinks.

Hang tight because this post is made specifically for YOU. We have a bet that you sure, will be going home with the simplest, but an easy way to start creating perpetual backlinks from youtube today!

1. Launch A Channel

I know what you're thinking… I already know. That's fine, I too, know that you know (:-).

Seriously, you need one. And thanks to Google, if you have an email with Gmail, then creating a home for an unlimited number of videos is just a few clicks away.

Head over to Google, login to your email account. Open a new Chrome tab, and find your way to the Youtube home page.

With a few more clicks and typings, your channel should be up and running in a jiffy.

2. Start With A Video Version of Your Blog

What does it mean? For every post you push out to your blog, make video content for it on Youtube.

Only a few people do this, but you'll be thanking me later for the miracle.

It is simple and obvious that, not everyone is that good with reading a 1,000 words count blog post, when they can easily hear the voice, engage with the visuals and even get to see the texts of the same only text-version blog post.

Doesn't that sound promising already? Take it the other way.

Assuming you were to be an average reader, if you were to choose between reading a 551 paged book, and seeing the same book as a movie; which would you go for?

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You'll most likely choose the latter, and so will your audience.

3. Get A Forum into Your Blog

Ahhh! Honestly, that would be the perfectest -yes- the most perfect match.

A blog for contents, and a forum beside it for the talkings (not just a comments section). Merely thinking, that would be a great match.

Besides mere thoughts, it is found that search engines (like Google) will start giving more attention to what your site has to say when it has a forum within it. Maybe because there will be lots of evergreen posts on a forum than a blog.

Above the SEO benefits, after all, we are talking about creating backlinks from youtube, the next point down tells more about the benefits of having your own forum within your blog.

4. Encourage Youtube Video Viewers To Head Over To Your Forum To Talk About It All…

Do you remember we first talked about setting up a channel of your own? We have also discussed the importance of covering more ground… that is, have text as well as a video version of your blog posts.

I'm reiterating it because they are invaluable to our youtube backlink building journey.

After you have had your posts into a Youtube video; when viewers watch your video, make sure to have two calls to action (a fancy way of telling people what to do).

Your first call to action will be at the main body of your video. And there are lots of things you can ask users to do. In a top-tips post, it will be like: “what other tips do you know? Drop them in the comments section”.

Then, the last call-to-action should be at the end of your video (Note: You can have more than two calls to action).

Encourage viewers who have used any (or all) of the tips you shared to come over to your forum, let's discuss it. And to the ones that have not used the tips; follow me to learn from experts in the industry.

O, boy! Are you going to give it a go? Let me know in the comments section.

5. Build Your YouTube Subscribers Base

To leverage the power of Youtube backlink capabilities, you need to get your videos to as many the right pair of eyes as possible.

When you get more subscribers, you'll be getting more views and ultimately more backlinks.

Isn't that the goal?

Some of the easy ways to get more youtube subscribers, and in turn, more backlinking, are:

  • Create quality posts, quality blog posts = quality videos.
  • Focus on your niche.
  • Always employ calls to action.

6. Embed Your Youtube Videos on your Blog Site

Did you hear that? It sounds so simple and straightforward, but it is more important than, at the least, the words that it is made up of.

This technique of youtube backlinking is what I call “Kungfu”.

You'll have several channels and platforms work for you, all at once.


  • You have your videos on youtube for searchers… 1
  • Those same videos will appear as suggestions to viewers of other related videos… 2
  • Your Youtube videos get watched from social shares… 3
  • A phenomenal percentage (%) of views will come from your blog visitors… 4
  • And lastly, your blog will appear in authority on all search engines (the power of gaining more ground)…. 5


7. Bonus Point – Promote Your Blog.

A very simple way of doing this is to start writing posts you'll publish on other people's blogs (guest blogging).

Though it is not easy to sit down and write a long well-researched post, only to publish it in one damn blog that is not your own.

But there's a nice way of going about it.

If you have a few bucks you are willing to sacrifice for getting backlinks (lots of traffic) to your blog from other authority sites in your niche.

Check this out. Or, this, if on a budget (just search for “write guest post”, and make your choice from the offers.

8. Reap the Reward

Haven't you paid enough price already?

If you ever follow these effective ways to get backlinks from youtube… I can testify you have paid the needed price.

So, allow the miracle of “labor and wages” to work for you.


Generating backlinks was a great deal of work until I learned about the super backlinking power of Youtube and a forum integrated within the blog.

7. Link Building Outreach SEO

In this guide, we'll be covering everything you need to know about this crucial aspect of search engine optimization (SEO).

From the benefits of link building outreach to the pros and cons of this strategy, and even how to get started, we've got you covered.

We'll also be answering some frequently asked questions about link building outreach to help you better understand this important topic.

But before we dive into the details, let's first define link building outreach and its importance in the world of SEO.

Link building outreach is the process of actively seeking out opportunities to acquire high-quality backlinks from other websites.

Backlinks are links from other websites that point back to your website, and they are a key factor in determining the ranking of your website in search engines like Google.

The more high-quality backlinks your website has, the higher it will rank in search engine results pages (SERPs).

This is because search engines view backlinks as a vote of confidence from other websites, indicating that your website is a valuable and trustworthy source of information.

Link building outreach is an essential aspect of SEO for several reasons.

Increased visibility

By acquiring high-quality backlinks from authoritative websites, you can increase the visibility of your website in search engine results pages.

This can lead to more organic traffic and potential customers visiting your website.

Improved credibility

High-quality backlinks from reputable websites can also improve the credibility of your website in the eyes of both search engines and users.

This can lead to increased trust in your brand and a higher conversion rate.

Greater authority

As your website accumulates high-quality backlinks, it will also gain greater authority in the eyes of search engines.

This can lead to higher rankings for your website, as well as a greater ability to rank for competitive keywords.

Now that we've covered the basics of link building outreach and its importance, let's take a closer look at some of the specific benefits of this strategy:

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Improved search engine rankings

As mentioned above, acquiring high-quality backlinks is one of the key factors in determining the ranking of your website in search engines.

By actively seeking out opportunities to acquire backlinks, you can improve the ranking of your website in search results.

Increased traffic

Higher search engine rankings can lead to increased organic traffic to your website, as more people will see and click on your website in search results.

Greater credibility

As mentioned earlier, acquiring high-quality backlinks from reputable websites can improve the credibility of your website in the eyes of both search engines and users.

This can lead to increased trust in your brand and a higher conversion rate.

Enhanced brand awareness

By acquiring backlinks from authoritative websites, you can expose your brand to a larger audience and increase awareness of your products or services.

Increased referral traffic

In addition to improving your search engine rankings, backlinks can also drive referral traffic to your website.

When users click on a backlink to your website, they will be directed to your site, potentially leading to increased traffic and potential customers.

Like any SEO strategy, link building outreach has its pros and cons.

Here are some of the main advantages and disadvantages to consider:


Improved search engine rankings

As mentioned above, acquiring high-quality backlinks can significantly improve the ranking of your website in search results.

Increased traffic

Higher search engine rankings can lead to increased organic traffic to your website.

Enhanced brand awareness

Link building outreach can expose your brand to a larger audience and increase awareness of your products or services.

Greater credibility

High-quality backlinks from reputable websites can improve the credibility of your website in the eyes of both search engines and users.

Increased referral traffic

In addition to improving your search engine rankings, backlinks can also drive referral traffic to your website.



Link building outreach can be a time-consuming process, as it involves actively seeking out opportunities to acquire backlinks.

Requires effort

Link building outreach requires effort and resources, such as creating high-quality content to attract backlinks and reaching out to other websites for backlinks.

Can be expensive

Some link building outreach tactics, such as guest posting or sponsored content, can be expensive.

Can be risky

If not done properly, link building outreach can be risky, as search engines may penalize your website for acquiring low-quality or spammy backlinks.

Now that we've covered the benefits and drawbacks of link building outreach, you may be wondering how you can get started with this strategy.

Here are some steps to follow:

Create high-quality content

The first step to attracting backlinks is to create high-quality content that other websites will want to link to.

This can be anything from blog posts and articles to infographics and videos.

Identify target websites

Next, you'll want to identify target websites that may be interested in linking to your content.

This can be websites in your industry, websites with a similar target audience, or websites that have linked to similar content in the past.

Reach out to target websites

Once you have identified target websites, you'll want to reach out to them and ask for a backlink.

This can be done through email, social media, or by leaving a comment on their website.

Monitor your progress

As you start acquiring backlinks, it's important to monitor your progress and track the impact on your search engine rankings and traffic.

This will help you identify what's working and what may need to be adjusted.

There are several tools available that can help you with your link building outreach efforts.

These tools can help you identify target websites, track your progress, and monitor the impact of your backlinks.

Some popular link building tools include Ahrefs, SEMrush, and Moz.

There are several ways to acquire high-quality backlinks, including:

  • Creating high-quality content that other websites will want to link to
  • Participating in guest blogging or guest posting on other websites
  • Creating infographics or other types of visual content that other websites will want to share
  • Participating in online communities or forums related to your industry
  • Reaching out to other websites and asking for a backlink
  • Collaborating with other websites or businesses on projects or content that can be promoted on both websites
  • Creating valuable resources or tools that other websites will want to link to
  • It's important to note that acquiring high-quality backlinks is not an overnight process.

It requires time and effort, and it's important to approach it with a long-term mindset.

How many backlinks do I need to rank on page 1 of Google?

There is no specific number of backlinks that will guarantee a top ranking on Google. The number of backlinks a website has is just one factor that search engines consider when determining rankings. Other factors, such as the quality of the backlinks, the relevance of the linking website, and the relevance of the linked-to content, also play a role.

Can I buy backlinks?

Technically, you can buy backlinks. However, search engines like Google do not condone the practice of buying backlinks for the purpose of improving search engine rankings. In fact, Google has specific guidelines against the practice of buying or selling links that pass PageRank, and it can penalize websites that violate these guidelines.

And yes

Link building outreach is a crucial aspect of SEO that can help improve the ranking of your website in search results, increase traffic, and enhance the credibility and brand awareness of your website.

While it requires time and effort, the benefits of this strategy can be well worth it in the long run.

Just be sure to follow best practices and avoid any tactics that may violate search engine guidelines, as this can ultimately do more harm than good.

With these tips and strategies in mind, you can effectively implement a link building outreach campaign for your website and start reaping the rewards.

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

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CID is a Software Engineer cum Digital Marketer. He launched Afonne Digital in 2018, a platform that empowers creators, agencies, and businesses with tools, software reviews and informational resources to create, distribute, and monetize content.