Recently, I have been looking into backlinks and doing some research about them. I have been trying to increase my Domain Authority and one of the best ways to do this is to get more backlinks. Like most people, I was not too sure about backlinks and how to get more backlinks but overtime I have learnt a lot more about backlinks.
I was looking at my backlinks the other day and realised I officially have over 100k backlinks and I thought that was really cool! Since, I am learning new things and able to grow my number of backlinks I thought I would share some of that new knowledge with you guys.
I try not to share information about something until I have at least somewhat mastered it and I think backlinks are something I am becoming more confident about so I thought this would be a good time to share this information with you.
What Are Backlinks
Before we get started on the “how to” part of this post, I thought I would take a quick second to explain what backlinks are because I am sure not everyone know this information and this topic may be something new to some of you.
“Backlinks (also known as “inbound links”, “incoming links” or “one way links”) are links from one website to a page on another website. Google and other major search engines consider backlinks “votes” for a specific page. Pages with a high number of backlinks tend to have high organic search engine rankings.” – Source: backlinks
Why You Need Backlinks
Next, I thought I should explain why backlinks are important, especially for SEO:
Backlinks are basically votes from other websites. Each of these votes tells search engines: “This content is valuable, credible and useful”. So the more of these “votes” you have, the higher your site will rank in Google and other search engines.
Using links in a search engine algorithm is nothing new. In fact, backlinks formed the foundation of Google’s original algorithm (known as “PageRank”). Even though Google has made thousands of changes to its algorithm since then, backlinks remain a key ranking signal. – Source: backlinks
How You Can Get Backlinks
I know that not everyones goal with blogging is to grow or to have better SEO. A lot of people on WordPress are more interested in creating content and putting it out there. However, I am also very aware that a number of people are hoping to grow their site and are trying to make their site or sites more SEO friendly.
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If you are one of those people who are hoping to get more traffic from Search Engines, follow these tips to help increase your backlinks and consequently improve your SEO:
The first and easiest way to get backlinks is to simply ask people for backlinks. It’s super simple although it does need some effort.
First, figure out which bloggers have similar content to yours. For example, look for bloggers in your niche and then email them to let them know that you have some articles that may be informative to their readers and ask them if they could link to one of their article with yours.
Next, you can simply just find bloggers who have posts that you genuinely enjoy and ask them to add your links to either existing posts or future posts that may publish. Even if one in ten agrees to add a backlink it’s better than nothing.
Asking may sound a little daunting especially if you are a newer or smaller blogger and the person you are asking has an older or larger blog BUT most people on WordPress are super friendly and pretty likely to say yes to adding at least one link to something.
However, if you are asking someone to give you free backlinks, please do remember to be polite and to remain polite if they turn you down. Sometimes people react really strongly to being turned down and that could probably do more harm than good.
Another great way to get backlinks is to opt for paid ones. Many websites and blogs, including my own, offer paid backlink options. If free ones aren’t getting you where you want try to consider paid ones because those may be more valuable.
By that I mean, most sites that are willing to give you free backlinks are likely to have low domain scores and SEO which means their backlinks will not count as much as sites with higher domain scores and better SEO. Search Engines don’t only look at how many backlinks you have but rather their quality.
With paid backlinks, you can choose the site and make sure their domain authority is at least 10 or higher. You can also make sure the they are “do-follow” links and not “no-follow” because that also makes a huge difference.
One way people get paid do-follow backlinks is by writing paid guest posts for other sites. This is a great way to get them and you get to interact with their readers which will help you get more followers.
However, I do understand that it’s not always in everyones budget to buy backlinks or guest post slots so if this isn’t something you can afford try the other methods I have mentioned.
Create Quality Content
One of the best ways to get backlinks is simply to create quality content that people want to share. If you are creating content that is valuable to others or something that people will find interesting, they are much more likely to share that content.
I say this a lot but despite what some will have you believe, blogging is all about quality not quantity. The better your posts are the easier everything else will be for you. I have not bought a single backlink, I simply worked on improving my posts and creating content people would want to share on their own site.
Collaborations are also really great for backlinks because it’s a win-win for everyone involved. You get a backlink and so does the person you collaborated with. Plus, you get content for both sites.
If you’re looking for collaborations, simply reach out to your favourite bloggers and ask them. I’m sure at least a couple of them will agree to collaborate with you. Before you know it, you’ll have lots of backlinks. Even if a handful agree out of all the people you asked, that’s a handful more backlinks for you. Still better than none.
I hope this post was informative and helped you better understand what a backlink is. I tried to keep this post short as my fingers are still recovering but hopefully I was able to include all the information I was hoping to. In case you are still confused about something or want some more specific information, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.
Had you heard of backlinks before this post? What are some methods you use to acquire more them? What are some methods you use to make your site more SEO friendly? Let me know in the comments below!
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100 thoughts on “How I Got 100K Backlinks & How You Can Too”
I’ve never heard of backlinks and this post is definitely very useful.❤️ How do you know how much backlinks you’ve got?
for how long you are creating content
you are most welcome
Thanks and yes backlinks are not that well known for most bloggers. There are sites online you can use to check your backlinks. 😊
Oh okay, thank you
No problem. I get my stats on Ubersuggest but you have to pay for that. I think Moz does it for free though so I would recommend checking there. It’s the site I linked with the words “Domain Authority.”
Sometimes, all you need to do is ask, and great things happen!
Absolutely! We miss so much simply because we’re too scared/shy to ask.
Useful info. Keep posting such content.
she is amazing content creator
Thanks so much, glad you found it informational.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of backlinks. I’m not sure how I’ll use the information right now, but I’ll tuck it away in my brain for the future.
backlink are the part of seo
Yes, backlinks are usually new to most people. They’re not too popular so there isn’t a lot of information about them. It’s great to keep in mind for the future. It’s really helpful for SEO purposes.
I’m learning about all this. I mostly concentrate on content. Your blog is the most helpful I’ve found about SEO.
I’m so happy to hear that. I try to keep things simple because most SEO posts out there are more complicated especially for those that aren’t too great at technology (like me).
i read complete blog post and enjoy
i know about serach engine optimization. you have explained very well but i am spending more of my time on ON page SEO
Thanks so much. Yes, on page SEO is important too.
you are welcome we need to work on overall seo
Yes, so true.
Extremely useful and highly informative posts. I have been aware of back links and the why. At times I am good at using them. And sometimes times I behave like a hobby blogger, just enjoying blogging and the fun of it all.
Back links are powerful and the easiest way is related posts, and linking to other blogs or articles.
The hardest think is getting others to back link to my blog posts.
Thank for sharingvthis Extremely useful and practical post. I will be re -reading.
All the best and thanks
Thanks so much. Backlinks are definitely great but sometimes simple posts are more fun to write too.
Glad this was useful and hope it helps get your more backlinks to your site too.
I had never heard of backlinks right up to the point to defined it, lol. And now it seems like an interesting an easier way to grow with SEO. Thank you, Pooja
It’s something sort of new to me too. It’s definitely great for SEO and easier than some of the other things. My pleasure!
You are always ten steps ahead of me Pooja! Backlinks! I did not know this was a thing! But I like your advice to write good content that others would want to share. I so appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us! It’s helpful to understand the idea even if I’m not able to fully implement. Hugs, C
Haha to be fair I only kind of recently found out about backlinks too. I think creating good content is the best way to get more backlinks and just grow in general. Hope you’re able to implement some of these in the future!
Thats a very valuable post!! thanks Pooja. Didn’t pay attention to the backlink yet, so thats a great learning post for me.
Thanks so much! I’m glad this was helpful!
I learned a lot from this post Pooja, thanks so much
Happy to hear that, thanks.
I’ve heard of backlinks, but it’s never been something I focused on, but perhaps I should. I’ve also never heard of Domain Authority, but that looks interesting as well when I clicked on your link to it. Good luck!
Yeah both DA and backlinks are great for SEO so that’s definitely something you should look into in the future. Thanks!
Thanks for some great tips Pooja 🙏❤️
Thanks so much, hope they help 😊💕
wow.. this is so needed but for me.. I’m just trying to keep up with front list and that’s tough right now! 💖😂😂
Haha well maybe in the future you can look into it! 💖
Another great article Pooja, saved so I can refer back to it, I need to do more of this.
Thanks and hope it helps. SEO can be a bit daunting but so incredibly helpful to grow your traffic.
Very informative thanks. I think you are right that good content is the key as that will make people want to link to it.
Thanks so much. Yeah, just creating great content helps a lot.
Great post But I can’t seen to find any blogs with content quite like mine. I will keep trying.
Well, maybe someday someone will steal your content and there will be a blog exactly like yours out there… just kidding! 😂
I don’t think that is such a great idea. Then again brilliance like mine could never be duplicated. 😃 or is it insanity like mine 🤔 🤣😎
Well most brilliant people are a little insane, so both? 😂
So true So true 👍 🙃😎🤣
This is a credible information.
I would say, yes this concept is very new to me.
When I originally started blogging, I had a plan to grow and earn through it.
Then, the guy who was helping me then (and introduced me to blogging), stopped helping me.
Now, I feel like there’s so much to learn and I get scared with it.
This backlink thing is very interesting. I would say, you blog is super educative and I don’t think I can find a better language and blog to understand about it. However, I will learn more about it and will ask you if I get any doubts. Please keep doing such blogs as it’s creating a path for new bloggers like me.
Also, I like the idea of guest blog. I have written 4 guest blogs till now. 2 of them were from WP. The experience with my favourite blogger was good actually, and I am writing a blog for them soon again.
I will see for more sites, that are completely health based. The Major issue with people with this niche is, either they are promoting some stuff or they are doing it for unknown reasons. Hey good thing for me is, you do health blogs too. I remember your blog about mental health recently.
Thanks so much.
Sorry to hear that, it’s hard doing everything on your own especially when you start blogging. It’s definitely scary since you know so little about WP when you first start blogging. The good news is that it definitely gets better over time.
Yup, always a pleasure having you on the blog but it does help to write for blogs that are fully about health too. I definitely understand your dilemma. I think a lot of blogs even in general have that issue which is why I rarely collaborate unless I genuinely like the blog.
Things become easy when there are bloggers like you. I believe, everyone will agree with me that your blogs are big help, and you make blogging and WP very enjoyable and knowledgable. Everytime, I learn some new terminology and this is why I love your work.
I have learnt so much from you and I save these blogs of yours to learn more from them further.
I’ve found few health blogs. They have decent following, but zero interaction.
Kindly keep sharing. Do you have a blog that can guide a blogger on how to become professional and earn with it, step wise step. Because there are so many things and it’s terrifying to know what needs to be done in the starting.
Sorry for the long comment, I know your fingers are hurt, sorry sorry.
Thanks so much, I’m glad my posts are helpful.
I do have some posts about making money online. They’re not exactly step by step posts but may help. You can see them here: https://lifesfinewhine.ca/?s=how+to+make+money
Oh thanks. I think it’s big help. Such thing is very hard to find online. You made it very easy with all these valuable blogs. Thank you 🙇🏻♂️
Yes, some of these things are harder to research and the articles are too technical/complicated. I like to keep it simple and write in a way everyone can understand.
Good thing is there are content creator like you. You make things easy and comprehensive.
That was always my goal with advice posts, to keep it simple and easy 😬
Best thing 🙂
Very interesting! I never heard of backlinks either, good info!
Thanks, yeah backlinks are not talked about as often as they should be but they’re great for your site!
never and you are a writer
Read this post. So I got the idea. How about we exchange backlinks with posts?
That sounds interesting, send me an email and we’ll work something out.
Wow, thank you for sharing. I’ve never heard of backlink. Now I know and I wonder what I should do about it. LOL. it’s like a reference for an article. The more it is referenced, the more valuable the article is.
Yes, that’s exactly it. The more references your site has the more value Search Engines will give it. hope this post helps although I know it’s quite a bit of work lol.
Would you give different tips to someone trying to improve SEO on a website and not a blog?
Not particularly but I would emphasise getting backlinks on sites that are over 10 DA because it’s a much faster way to get to the top of Search Engine pages rather than waste your time with smaller sites with lower DA’s which won’t be of as much value to Search Engines.
what do you need exactly about seo
I didn’t knew about this earlier!
Thank you for all the information, Pooja.
So glad you found the post informative!
I’ve been working on improving my DA and get backlinks for my blog and brand website. I find asking other bloggers (even friends) a tad bit embarrassing – I don’t know why. 🙈
But I do guest posts and collaborations – and I’m hoping to build my DA up by the end of this year.
Yeah, it’s super awkward asking people for backlinks especially at first but to be honest most people don’t really mind that much 😊
Good luck and hope your DA improves because that makes a huge difference especially for traffic!
I never heard about backlinks before thanku very much for sharing this. I really enjoyed your content because you shares knowledge that can help other bloggers.
My pleasure and glad my content is informative. I know certain things can be more difficult especially for new bloggers so I try to share information like this whenever I can.
Your welcome…yehhh! Your experience always helps us. 😊
I have never heard of backlinks before! Thank you for this valuable information!
Happy to share it! Backlinks are relatively new to me too but after getting better at them I thought I would share some information with you guys.
This is the first time I’ve heard about that. Very informative content 👍
Thanks, glad it was informative 😊
Great post and super useful! I was just reading about backlinks yesterday and was wondering how people actually manage to get them – even though it is not my plan for the moment! Thanks for the useful tips!
Thanks so much! Wow, what a cool coincidence and hopefully this will help you in the future!
Thanks for a very valuable and very Informative post. Definitely a technique I want to study and research more on
Thank you so much. Backlinks are great for your SEO so would definitely recommend getting into it!
Wow, I hadn’t heard of backlinks until now! Thank you as always for sharing this info. <3 Is there any way I can check what my site's domain authority is? I'm a little curious.
My pleasure! Yes, there are a lot of sites online but I would recommend using moz.com since it’s free and quite accurate.
This is so informative. I’ve never heard of backlinks before this! Thank you
Yeah not too many people talk about backlinks. Thanks!
Yes, I sent them the emails and they were able to recover a lot of the comments. Thank you and amazing quote as always. I very much agree with it.
Great Post backlinks are always fairly hard but some great tips thank you.
Thanks and yeah backlinks can be difficult but very worth it.
Thank you for the great information. I love your site. I’ll be back often 🙂
Thanks so much, really appreciate that.