In this article, I am going to show you a method that I use daily towards getting absolutely free and powerful backlinks to my blog. The other day I wrote a post titled, A Simple Yet Effective Link Building Techique. For the sake of simplicity, we’re going to call that post, Part I. I want to continue that into a second segment that I will from now call call, How To Get Free BackLinks.
Today, we are going to discuss Part II. When I wrote the first post, I decided to break things down into sections. If I didn’t I would have just created an eBook for you to download. So with that said, let me show you another method towards getting free backlinks to your web site or blog.
Now, many of you guys and gals know about companies such as Text-Link-Ads.com and ReviewMe.com. Make no mistake, these type of businesses work and work very well. For those who don’t know what these services offer, they provide people with a way to purchase backlinks. Text-Link-Ads.com is more blunt about it and ReviewMe.com attempts to sugar coat the process by making publishers write a crafty review about the site needing the backlink.
Both places are owned by the same company and both companies are hot on Google’s radar. Selling links for the purpose of boosting PageRank is against Google’s Web Master Guidelines. So when you use places such as the two services mentioned above, you really put your blog, web site and or business at risk. With that said, there are ways towards getting around this so that you can totally boost your PageRank and not get caught.
Now, I must tell you that this tip is more effective for bloggers, especially bloggers who have a bunch of other friends who are bloggers too. If this isn’t you, then what I am about to show you still is possible, but you will be challenged a little bit with executing. With that said, let’s continue on.
The first step is choosing the keywords or phrases that you want to have link to your blog or web site. In the tutorial, we’re going to use the word Traffic. Second thing we want to do is do a scan on different blogs that have used the word traffic. This is where having blog friends can really help you in this situation. In this tutorial we’re going to use SEOHosting.com, because we are all Best Friends with SEOHosting.com, right?
In order to find the blog posts on SEOHosting.com’s blog that use the word traffic, we need to use Google. Ironically, we are going to use the same search engine in which we are attempting to build backinks towards ranking better on. I find that funny, but at any rate, here is how you do it.
In the Google search bar type: traffic site:seohosting.com/blog
When you do that, you will see a complete listing of pages that have the word traffic on it. Now, I am not sure how familiar you are with WordPress, but publishers are not able to add links to category sections. So any listing you see that has the word category in the url of the listing in the SERP doesn’t count. Same goes with tag and archive. The little treasures you are looking for are the blog posts. In order to have Google display only the blog posts that have the word traffic on it you can do the following:
In the Google search bar type: traffic -category -tag -archives site:seohosting.com/blog
What this will do, is strip away all of the categories, tags and archives from the results and only display blog posts with that have the word traffic in it. Does this sound too hard to remember? I don’t know about you, but things like this can be kind of tricky. But that’s ok, these special searches you are doing are called Advanced Operator searches. Google has a bunch of them that you can do. If you can’t remember how to do all this technical Google filtering, then check this out:
This is called Google Advanced Search. In fact, here is a LIVE EXAMPLE of the above screen shot. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions, and Google will filter the results how you want it.
So what is the point to all this? Well, I have shown you a lot of information here, so let’s recap. The purpose of doing all this is to find blog posts on SEOHosting.com’s blog that use the word traffic. Again, we are trying to get our own web site to rank in Google for the word traffic and in order to do that, we are going to need help from our blogger friends.
Now that we know which posts on SEOHosting.com’s blog that uses the word traffic, we can pick out a few of the posts, and contact the author of the blog and ask him to edit the post and add the link in. If you are scanning the blogs of your friends, having success in this request should not be too difficult at all.
Keep in mind, you don’t want to have more than maybe ten posts from one blog to point links back to yours. I can not PROVE this, this is just my opinion. However, with my link building techniques, I play things very safe. Also, you don’t want to score a ton of backlinks in a short period of time, if you do, Google will catch that and hunt you down.
I hope that you found this article to be helpful. As always, I would love to hear from you. What are some other ways that you score free backlinks? Drop me a comment and share your thoughts.