I am going to show you how to create backlinks to your site for free step-by-step.
Every tool that I use in this step-by-step guide is completely free to use.
We are going to create what is known as web 2.0 backlinks from sites with lots of ranking authority.
These backlinks really do work, I have shown this in the blog over and over again.
In the tutorial, I am going to do a 10 site web 2.0 link wheel.
This means that each site will not only have a backlink to your website, it will also link to the next web 2.0 site that we create.
I am going to use 10 different web 2.0 properties, you have a lot to choose from.
For more options take a look at my web 2.0 blog list.
The list reveals the tried and tested web 2.0 blogs that will stick if you set them up manually. I show you how to do this in the step-by-step process below.
How To Create Backlinks To Your Site For Free Step-By-Step
The 10 web 2.0 blogs that we are going to use include:
Of course, there are other ways to create free backlinks than just using web 2.0 properties alone.
You can leave blog comments with a backlink, use social sites for backlinks, plus many more.
We have a guide in the blog showing you all the other options available to you and how to do them.
Keep in mind that you can buy web 2.0 backlinks in our SEO store, it is in fact this exact strategy.
So, if you are short on time, let our team do it for you.
Let’s get started…..
Step 1: Images
Before we go ahead and get started creating backlinks we need some images to add to our blog posts.
You do not need to do this step, we always do it as it ensures the blogs will not drop.
Head on over to your favorite search engine and get some images saved to your pc related to your niche.
For this step-by-step guide, I am going to create backlinks to a product in the Rankers Paradise SEO store.
I will be getting some images related to backlinks, if your website is about cars then get images of cars etc.
I use Google to get my images, search your niche keyword, and select the “Images” tab.
To save an image to your pc simply right click your mouse over the image you want to save and select “Save image as….”.
Go and get yourself around 10 images to use, the image sizes do not matter.
When this is done we need some content to post to the free sites.
Step 2: Content
There is a free tool that I am going to use in this step-by-step guide for generating the content.
You can go and download the free tool at wickedarticlecreator.com.
There are more options for a free blog content generator, we have covered everything in another blog post.
Go ahead and open up the Wicked Article Creator software.
Enter a keyword that you want the content to be generated about.
In the “keyword:” section enter the words you want the generated content to be about.
Then go ahead and click the “Load” button.
You will see a load of articles appear in the right-hand panel.
We do not need to generate any content just yet, so we can move onto the next step.
Leave the software open, we will come back to this later when it is needed again.
Step 3: Anchor Text
Now you need to decide what anchor text you are going to use for your backlinks.
The perfect anchor text ratio uses a mix of exact match anchors, URL, and brand anchors.
For this tutorial, my focus keyword is “buy web 2.0 backlinks”, here are the 10 anchors I am going to use:
- Brand – Rankers Paradise
- URL – https://www.rankersparadise.com/product/buy-web-2-0-backlinks/
- Exact Match – buy web 2.0 backlinks
- URL – rankersparadise.com
- Generic – here
- Brand – Rankers Paradise
- URL – https://www.rankersparadise.com/product/buy-web-2-0-backlinks/
- Exact Match – buy web 2.0 backlinks
- URL – rankersparadise.com
- Exact Match – buy web 2.0 backlinks
Those anchors are perfect for new pages/posts.
To ensure you get fast rankings I have used 3 exact match anchors out of the 10.
Step 4: Get A Fake Email
To set up and get backlinks from web 2.0 sites you will need an email address.
I have a few sites that I use to get a free email.
The one that never lets me down is temp-mail.org.
Sometimes they do not work so it is good to have a backup option, another good fake email service is emailfake.com.
Go to temp-mail.org and keep the browser window open for the whole of this process.
We will need to keep going back to the temp-mail.org website to verify our email with the web 2.0 blog platforms.
That’s the prep work complete, now we can go ahead and create some backlinks.
Create Backlinks To Your Site
Here comes the fun part, let’s get your website ranking higher for your keyword.
To get a top Google ranking you will need your on-page SEO to be perfect too.
Take a look at my blog post on how to write content that will rank top.
Step 1: Create WordPress Backlink
Let’s get started and create the first free backlink to your website.
Head on over to wordpress.com in a new browser tab, remember to keep your email browser active at all times.
Click on the “Get Started” or “Start Your Website” button.
Enter what your website is about and give your website a name.
TIP: Remember to have your keyword as the website name, this will ensure we get our keyword in the subdomain name.
Now click the “Choose a design” button.
Click on any of the design options that you like the look of and hit the continue button.
Next, you will need to choose a payment plan, go for the free option.
Now you will need to enter your email address and password.
Copy your free email address to the clipboard.
Now go ahead and enter those details into the WordPress set up page.
Enter your fake email address and enter a password, I use the same password for all web 2.0 platforms.
TIP: Remember to log all your details in a word file, take note of the email and password for use later down the line.
You might want to use these blogs again for backlinks to rank other pages/posts on your website.
Now go ahead and click the “Create Account” button.
Before we go any further we need to verify the email address.
Go back to the fake email website and go ahead and verify the email from WordPress.
Click the “Confirm” button in the email to verify.
Now we need to launch the website.
To do this click the “visit site” button. This will be at the top right of your screen.
Now select the “Launch site” button. This will be at the top right of your screen.
Now you will need to select the “Skip Purchase” option.
Now select “Continue with your free site” option as shown above.
That’s it, your website is now live. Take a look at your WordPress website…..
To view your newly published website click on the link in the top left of the screen as above.
Now it’s time to add a new post to your free WordPress blog.
From the left-hand control panel select “Site” and then “Posts”.
Now click on the “Add new post” button.
Now we need to bring back into play the free Wicked Article Creator software.
The first step is to select the “Article” button on the menu bar.
Now go ahead and click the “Build” button.
In the next step go ahead and click the “Preview” button.
You will then see your free generated content.
Go ahead and click the “Copy” button.
Now go back to the tab where your free WordPress blog is and paste the free generated content into the blog post.
Next, we can add some images and the all-important free backlinks.
Click the “+” button and select the “Image” icon. Go ahead and upload one of your images that we got earlier.
Next, we can add a free backlink. Remember the anchor text that we set up earlier.
My first backlink is going to use branded anchor text.
Highlight the text where you want the backlink to go from, then select the link icon as shown above.
Enter your URL for backlink and click the “Submit” button as above.
Now let’s get the backlink live for everyone to see.
Go ahead and click the “Publish” button at the top right of your screen.
That’s it, we now have a free backlink.
Do not log out of WordPress, we are going to go back and edit the post to add a link to another web 2.0 property later to ensure we have our link wheel formation complete.
Step 2: Create Weebly Backlink
Head on over to Weebly.com and click on “Sign Up” or “Create Your Website” button.
Enter your name (make one up) and your fake email address (same as before).
Use the same fake email address for all web 2.0 platforms.
Then go ahead and click the “Continue” button.
You will not be required to verify your email address with Weebly.
Next, you will be asked “What kind of website you want to create?”.
You need to select the “I want a personal website” option.
The next step in the process is to go ahead and select a theme for your free blog.
Select the “Blog” tab and click on a theme that you like, any will do the job.
The next step is to click on the “Start Editing” button.
Now choose your website name, make sure you add your keywords into the domain name then click the “Continue” button.
Go ahead and click the “New Post” button.
To add an image to your Weebly blog post simply drag the image icon from the left-hand nav bar into the right-hand content area.
Now select “Upload Image” and go ahead and upload one of the images we got at the preparation stage of this backlink building process.
Now go ahead and drag the “Text” icon into the right-hand side content area.
Go back to your free Wicked Article Creator software and generate some more content, follow the process I showed you above.
Go ahead and paste the generated content into the text area of the Weebly blog.
We are going to use a URL anchor for this free backlink. Go ahead and highlight the text to be used as the anchor for the backlink.
Then click on the link icon on the toolbar and enter the URL address for the backlink to be placed into the content.
To ensure our sites are set up into a link wheel formation we are going to link them together, so this site will link to our WordPress blog post that we set up earlier.
The anchor text used for linking all the web 2.0 sites together will be exact match.
Go ahead and link the Weebly website to the WordPress website.
Highlight the text for the backlink and click on the link icon on the toolbar, then enter the post URL for the WordPress blog.
The final step is to click the “POST” button located at the top right of your screen.
That’s it, you now have your second free backlink in place.
You can go ahead and log out of the Weebly web 2.0 platform.
Step 3: Create More Web 2.0 Backlinks
Okay, so I have shown you step by step how to generate content for free and how to set up free backlinks on free blogging platforms.
You need to repeat the process over and over again on the rest of the remaining platforms.
So, we have used WordPress and Weebly.
The next step is to go to strikingly.com and create a free backlink from that web 2.0 website.
Remember to link your Strikingly post to your main website and to the Weebly blog post URL to ensure you keep the link wheel formation intact.
After you have done the free backlink from Strikingly go to the rest of the sites listed below and repeat the steps.
Each platform is a little different to last, all you have to do is follow the on-screen instructions.
The approach for each site is pretty much the same.
Remember, after you have created the last backlink on the site123.me web 2.0 platform you need to go back to your first post on WordPress.
This is done so that you can link the first post on WordPress to the last post on site123.me to close the link wheel.
To explain how the link wheel formation works take a look at the image below.
As you can see, each web 2.0 platform links to the next web 2.0 platform.
Why do we use a link wheel formation?
The link wheel has many benefits, the first one is to help them index.
The second reason is to ensure they are not an orphan page.
The third reason is to pass the juice, if your web 2.0 sites index and rank for your keyword then your site will rank higher too.
The link wheel makes the links even more powerful, it is very much so worth doing.
Let’s get onto the last step in this process, do not miss it out as it is very important.
Index The Backlinks You Have Created
There is a very easy way to index the free backlinks that you have just created.
I have covered the whole process on how to index backlinks in minutes fast in Google on another blog post.
I will run over the basics here on this post again.
The reason you need to index your backlinks and why it is so important is because if Google does not know your backlinks exist they will not have an effect on your website ranking.
For us to know that Google bot has counted your backlink as a positive ranking vote for your website we need the URL the backlink is on to be indexed.
The good news is that you can do this quickly and completely free using another web 2.0 platform.
This free blog platform is blogger.com.
All you have to do is set up a Blogger blog and add some content as we did earlier for each of the web 2.0 backlinks.
You link your Blogger post to all 10 web 2 sites that we created (not your money site).
We use Blogger for this as it is a Google property and we can add it to a Google Search Console.
If you add a blog to Google Search Console we can request Google bot to crawl the site.
With that in mind, when Google bot goes out and crawls the Blogger post that links to the 10 web 2 sites we created earlier it will discover/crawl those sites too, and index them.
When Google bot finds the links your website will climb the rankings for your selected keyword.
If you follow this free step-by-step guide on how to create backlinks to your site you will get more traffic to your website from Google organic searches.
You can rank your website yourself completely free, it takes a little time, but if you select the right keywords it will be well worth it.
Do not be tempted to use software to generate the web 2.0 backlinks. The links will drop and you will lose your rankings, put some time and effort into it and it will pay off for you.
If you want us to do the work for you we have web 2.0 backlinks for sale in our SEO store, we do everything manually and you get the login details to the sites.
As always, if you have any questions drop me a comment below.
I am going to show you how I ranked one of my websites higher on Google.
You can follow the case study step by step to get a top ranking too.
I am going to show you how to rank number 1 on Google.
The website was rank no. 7 on Google when I started, in just 8 days it was ranked number 1.
Yes, I was rank #1 In 8 Days.
The case study shows how you can rank top for any competitive high volume keyword.
This is life-changing stuff, these tips are no secret and are not just available to insider SEO experts.
All this is already out there, you just need to take action to get the results you desire.
Doing nothing is not an option for me, I like to take care of business and make things happen.
This is exactly what I did and I am here to share the SEO strategy with you.
Of course, I can’t share my domain name, I can assure you that this does work.
Go ahead and give it a try, you can thank me later 🙂
This was done for a very hard SEO competition keyword with a monthly search volume of 22,200.
You can follow the steps and do the same for your website.
This can be used for any website, new or aged site.
Even if your site is not currently ranking, this will get your site ranking right away and will hit the top in a short space of time.
The website I used this SEO strategy on is monetized by Google Adsense.
As you can imagine, it has boosted my earnings a lot higher by achieving a top ranking.
A study published by Chitika discovered that 33% of all traffic goes to the top-ranking website, for more details on this go here.
With that in mind, you really do need to be in the top spot to see big spikes in traffic.
This is your number one Google ranking tool. You do not need anything else.
Remember, high-quality contextual backlinks get results.
If you choose to generate links, you will run into problems.
All of this work has to be done manual, it is very much so worth the effort.
If you want to know how to rank Google sites go here.
Let’s get started.
How To Rank Higher On Google: Step by Step
This SEO strategy uses link building, these links come from blogs that I have set up myself.
You can do exactly the same thing, as shown below.
Or, you can go ahead and order the service of our SEO store.
This is a tiered PBN backlinks strategy, it is very effective.
You can rank higher on Google doing the following:
- Tier 1 – 10 PBN backlinks
- Tier 2 – 270 PBN backlinks
Over the week you build the PBN’s and backlinks.
The Tier 2 links are done to index the Tier 1 links.
Before you start, you should make sure your on-page SEO is perfect.
Take a look at my post on how to get your website on top of Google and scroll down to the on-page optimization for details on how to get this done.
Step One: Finding Domains For Your Network
To rank number one on Google, it took just 10 backlinks.
You will need to go ahead and find 10 expired domains.
Do not worry about the blogs for tier 2, you can order these backlinks from our SEO store.
Low to medium SEO competition keywords will not require the tier 2 links.
Head on over to expireddomains.net.
You do not require niche related blogs, however, it does help.
I used general blogs with decent metrics.
Enter your niche keyword to find niche domains.
Before you continue you will need to select “show filter” and select “deleted domains”.
Then hit the “Apply Filter” button.
This will ensure you see domain names that are ready to register right away.
If you do not do this you will see domains that are at auction, you will need to bid for them and the process takes a lot longer.
I never bid for domains, you can find decent domains using this strategy.
If you can’t see the “deleted domains” option when you select a filter then you will need to create an account to get this option, do not worry, it is free.
Go ahead and click the “DP” option, this will show the domains at the top of the list that has the most backlinks from the most number of different domains.
The first domain that I purchased for my network has just 27 backlinks, still got my website to the top of Google.
So don’t be afraid to jump in and buy a domain, go ahead and get it done.
You can check the number of backlinks that the domain has pointing to it at backlinkshitter.com.
Perform a quick check, make sure the domain does not have:
- Any Russian or Chinese anchors/backlinks (unless of course, you are working in this location)
- Any Spam type links that have been generated
The domains I used had a lot of web 2.0 backlinks and blog comment backlinks, these are good.
When you have found ten decent domains for your network, you need to go ahead and register them.
We always use namecheap.com as they offer free WhoisGuard forever.
This is very important, the registration details need to be private, this ensures you do not leave a footprint.
It’s okay to register all the domains in the same NameCheap account as long as the WhoisGuard is selected.
Step Two: Setting Up Your Websites
All 10 websites must have different IP’s.
You can go ahead and select 10 cheap hosting plans.
For my websites I used seekahost.com.
You will need to purchase one of their Private Blog Hosting packages.
They have a 10 domain package, all of which will have a different IP address.
I use this hosting, as you can see from my case study, they work.
The next step is the set up a ticket in your seekahost account to set up the cpanel for you.
I will show you how to get this done.
Click on “Support” and then select “Tickets”.
Look down the right-hand side of your screen and select “Open Ticket”.
For the ticket subject write”setting up blog network” and in the body text area give them your 10 domain names.
Usually, they set them up within a few hours, sometimes it can be done in as little as ten minutes.
You can get them on live chat and ask them to speed things up if you are in a rush for them.
When they have set up your domains they will send you the following details:
- Cpanel UserName
- Cpanel PassWord
Keep these details safe, you will need them to set up the websites.
First of all, you will need to change the nameservers over in your NameCheap account.
Go to your domain name list and click on “MANAGE”.
Select the “Advanced DNS” tab. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Click on “ADD NAMESERVER” and select ns1 and copy and paste the IP that seekahost gave you for that domain.
Do this again and select ns2 and copy and paste the second IP, usually, they are the same.
Make sure you add ns1 and ns2 IP address.
Next, click the “Domain” tab.
Scroll down to the “NAMESERVERS” section.
Select “Custom DNS” from the list.
Now enter the ns1.domainname.com and ns2.domainname.com that seekahost has given you.
That’s it. You can now access the cpanel and add WordPress to the domain.
To access the cpanel go to yourwebsitename.com/cpanel.
Go ahead and login. Seekahost will have given you the login details to your cpanel.
Scroll down to the cpanel and click on the “WordPress” option.
Click on the “Install Now” button.
Ensure that the “In Directory” field is blank, this ensures WordPress is installed on the root domain.
Scroll down, set your WordPress username and password and click the “Install” button.
WordPress will be installed on your domain name.
To log into your WordPress website go to yourdomainname.com/wp-admin.
Repeat the steps for all 10 domains and you are ready to start adding content and those all-important backlinks.
Make sure that you use a different WordPress theme on all 10 domains. Any free theme is okay.
Step Three: Backlinks
Now it’s time to add some content and the backlinks to the domains.
It’s important to use the correct anchor text ratio.
I will go through how I ranked higher on Google.
I will let you know the anchors I used and when I published the content on the domains.
Published a post on the first website.
I used a long tail exact match anchor.
This means the anchor text used had my exact keyword in there including some other words.
For example, if my keyword is “best electric kettle” my long tail exact match anchor would be “best electric kettle for sale under $50”.
Important: I also linked out to other high authority blogs in my niche, this ensures Google bot takes the vote and also details that your blog is on the level with the sites you also linked out to.
I did 4 other outbound links as well as mine.
On the same day I did 9 tier 2 links, you can purchase these links from our SEO Store.
You can use a service like this one: 9 rank pushing PBN backlinks.
If not, you can find and register more domains, then set up a bigger domain plan on seekahost and do the links yourself.
Like I mentioned earlier, low to medium SEO competition keywords will not need the tier 2 links.
My keyword has a high SEO competition score, therefore the juice on tier 2 was required.
On tier 2 I used all exact match for anchors.
Second post with second backlink done on the second website.
Again I used a long tail exact match anchor.
I linked out to six other high authority niche related sites in the post.
On tier 2 I did 50 PBN backlinks.
I used a mix of exact match anchors and full open URL anchors.
You can set the blogs up yourself for free, or you can order 50 PBN backlinks from our store.
All the blogs are on different IP’s, we used them for this strategy, they are proven to get results.
Next, I posted content with a backlink onto the third blog.
I used a long tail exact match anchor and also linked out to 4 other high authority sites in the same niche.
I then went ahead did 8 tier 2 PBN backlinks.
I used exact match for all anchors on tier 2.
Again, you can do these yourself or purchase them from our SEO store.
For the next blog post, I used exact match anchor on the backlink.
I did 12 tier 2 PBN backlinks, all using exact match anchors and full open URL anchors.
Published a post and backlink on the 5th website using an exact match anchor.
I did 15 tier 2 PBN backlinks using exact match anchors and full open URL anchors.
I also posted a link on the 6th website in the network, I used a long tail exact match anchor.
I did 50 tier 2 PBN backlinks using exact match and URL anchors.
The post on the 7th blog used an exact match anchor.
I did 10 tier 2 backlinks using exact match anchors only.
I posted on the 8th blog using an exact match anchor.
For tier 2 to the 8th blog I did 6 PBN links with exact match anchors and long tail exact match anchors.
I also posted on the 9th blog in the network, I used a long tail exact match for the anchor.
On tier 2 I did 10 PBN links with exact match anchors.
I posted on the final blog, I used an exact match anchor.
On tier 2 I did 10 PBN backlinks using exact match and URL anchors.
Note: All the content was scraped, it is high quality and readable. This is key, it ensures the posts index, which of course is required to guaranteed a Google rank improvement. Also, make sure the backlink placement is random.
Case Study – Results
My AdSense website went from rank 7 to rank 1 using this exact SEO strategy.
To do all the work for yourself you will require 190 domains, all with different IP’s.
like I said, for most keywords, you will just need 10 domains with tier 1 links only.
If you want a boost you can outsource the tier 2 backlinks.
As you can see, the keyword I ranked top for using this strategy has a monthly search volume of 22,200.
The keyword I ranked top for has an SEO competitiveness score of 57 on Long Tail Pro.
This is considered to be a difficult keyword.
You can rank top for any keyword using this strategy.
You can check your website ranking results for free here.
Some Questions That You Might Have
If you don’t find the answers to your questions here get us on live chat, or drop a comment below.
How to increase google ranking for free?
You can increase your Google ranking for free, you still need backlinks. The strategy mentioned above uses domains that you must pay for. You can use free backlinks to improve your ranking without spending a single dime. Of course, these backlinks have less power and have less impact on rankings, ranking improvements take longer.
How to improve google search ranking/results?
Ensure your on-page is perfect, have great META DATA. Go ahead and do some internal links and then get those all-important external links. You can promote your content on social media with the view of earning backlinks. The fastest way to improve your Google ranking is through guest posting and PBN’s.
Can you pay google to rank higher?
Not in the organic search results. You can pay to have your adverts shown at the top of the Google SERP’s if you bid higher per click and your website is more relevant for the selected keywords. You will need a Google Ads account to get started.
Link building for SEO is super important.
You are going to learn how to do link building for seo.
IF ALL IS EQUAL – THE NUMBER/QUALITY OF BACKLINKS WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RANKING.
To be equal you must:
- Have the same quality content (well optimized and consider; content length, uniqueness, load speed, uniqueness, mobile friendly)
- Have the same number of internal links (use exact match anchors)
- Social media mentions (brand exposure)
Link building for SEO is the practice of getting links from other websites to yours.
Every digital marketer and website owner should be looking at SEO and link building to improve traffic to their website.
Why build backlinks?
Backlinks are an important factor to a search engines algorithm.
The links determine which website to rank higher than another website.
A link acts as a positive signal to the search engine that the website is a good resource.
In most cases, sites with better and more backlinks will rank higher.
There are things you should be aware of when building backlinks.
It’s not as straight forward as you might think.
If you follow the Google Webmaster Guidelines you will earn backlinks and not build them.
You will not try to manipulate the search results in any way.
However, if you don’t have rankings and traffic how can your site gain those links?
You have to start somewhere, you need those eyes on your website to get those links in place.
So, whenever you build a backlink to your website yourself you are going against Google guidelines.
Whenever you buy backlinks to your website you are going against Google guidelines.
Whenever you do those two things you are taking a risk.
The trick is to lower the risks and avoid being caught building or buying links yourself.
If you get it wrong you can risk having your site being completely removed from the Google search results pages altogether.
The best backlinks you can get are from quality aged sites, the link will be contextual on a niche related site.
The guide below will help you gain backlinks and lowering the risks.
Does link building still work?
It sure does and always will do. You can see the proof in on our web 2.0 link wheel tutorial.
Keep in mind that you need these backlinks to rank higher, there is no other way around it.
What is Link Building?
It is very important in this stage of SEO to build and earn high quality backlinks.
This is not going to change, so take note and take action.
It’s the only way you are going to change your current rankings.
Link building is attaining hyperlinks from one website to the website you own.
The link helps web surfers navigate around the web from one web page to another.
A search engine (like Google) will crawl these websites and follow the links.
The backlink is in most cases (not always) registered by the search engine bot as a positive vote for the landing website.
The link tells the search engine that it is a good resource on that particular subject.
People working in SEO know that link building is the hardest part.
It is very time consuming, the time it takes to rank top varies depending on the search term used and the authority of the ranking website.
Mastering the art of link building will put you ahead of your competition.
How does natural link building work?
There is no such thing. A natural link should some without any influence from yourself.
To help your website get links naturally you need eyeballs on your site.
You can do this through social media promotion, as outlined below.
What is a Link Building Campaign?
A link building campaign is an activity of attaining backlinks to a website to rank it higher in the search engine results pages for a particular keyword.
Backlinks are very important, a good campaign can reap big rewards for a website, increased traffic, sales and sign up’s.
Before you start any link building campaign you need to know what an html link looks like, follow the link for that.
Does number of domain count seo link building?
Yes the number of referring domains counts to help website ranking.
Try to get backlinks from many different websites on different IP’s.
If the links come from the same IP they are regarded as 1 backlink.
What The Links Show The Search Engines
The links are used in two ways by search engines:
- To follow and discover new websites/content to index
- To help them understand what websites are about and how they should appear in the SERP’s
When a new website/page is discover it will appear in the search index (not always – if duplicate content is used it might not appear).
The link will also help the search engine bot rank the landing website/page based on the anchor text used and the quality of the site the link comes from.
What’s also important to take note of:
- The number of links that point to the website/page that link to the site/page that links to yours
- It’s just a bot (it uses backlinks to determine the quality of the landing page – even if the content is not as good as the other content out there you can rank higher with them)
- A link is a vote for your website, the bot is programmed to evaluate a link (in most cases) as a good signal to rank a website higher (people would not link to a website if it was not good)
- Be aware that Google bot is updated to try and discover sites that are trying to manipulate their rankings
- Some backlinks (like directories) are not as powerful as they once were. They are easy to get and although do help are not as good as they once were
- If you overuse certain link building techniques your website will get penalized, you are leaving a big footprint that you are going against Google guidelines
- Link building is still and probably always will be the most important and influential part of SEO
The more higher quality links that you get, the higher your website ranking will be.
What You Need to Know About NoFollow Backlinks
Some links will have what is known as the “nofollow” attribute.
The tells the search engine bot not to follow that link, the search spider will not go to that website.
The link to any website user will look like any other link. To the search bot it is very different.
These links are important too, any natural backlink profile will have nofollow and dofollow links.
If the link has a Brand mention in the anchor it will help you online presence.
Of course the rank juice does not flow, the backlinks that point to the page that links to yours pass power, this will not be the case on a nofollow link.
What builds link juice?
If the page your backlink comes from to your website has lots of backlinks pointing to it too, the rank juice is greater.
To build rank juice you can use a tiered link building strategy. Build backlinks to your backlinks.
The nofollow link is mostly used on free to edit websites where people can add backlinks to their website for free, these websites can’t be monitored and therefore place a nofollow link.
A nofollow link will also be used an advertising banners, these are paid links on websites and therefore should not help ranking by passing juice.
For any link building campaign to be be successful you need the majority of the backlink to be dofollow.
How Can Links Benefit Your Business?
As you now know, the links will help your website rank higher in the search engines.
Ranking higher for good high traffic search terms can turn a small business into big business.
- Build your brand and build relationships with other businesses in your niche
- Bring lots more referral traffic to your website
Building relationships with key influencers in your industry is very important.
This may bring you the best backlinks you can get, niche related contextual ones.
However, it not just about the links, it’s about building your brand and increasing it’s authority.
A link from a big site in your niche will not only help ranking, it will bring referral traffic too.
Relevant traffic will increase sales/sign up’s and that’s what it’s all about in the end.
The end goal is to make more traffic/money, keep this in mind.
Think about the return on your time/cash investment into link building.
Everything that you do should be focused around the end result, more traffic/money.
Just one guest post on a niche related website can be a game changer.
With each link that is built you need to build your brand awareness, show that you too are an influencer in your niche.
Before you start the link building strategy think about this:
YOU MUST HAVE SOMETHING WORTH LINKING TO.
How to incentize link building?
- Have good quality content.
- Get eyes on your content through social media promotion.
If your content is good then the chances of you ranking top are increased ten fold.
Take a look at the Google Search quality Guidelines.
How to know if the links you build will have a positive or negative impact on my serp?
- For a positive impact the link must index (if Google bot does not know they exist nothing will happen)
- The backlink is best from a niche related site (preferably contextual)
- Backlinks must come from different referring IP’s – check website IP address.
As search evolves you need to think about E-A-T (expert, authoritative and trustworthy).
Backlinks from authoritative and trustworthy experts in your niche have more value.
Your site should be created with this in mind too.
links from quality sites that are niche related will always get you a positive impact on your ranking, you must make sure that they index.
How to outsource link building?
Link building is very time consuming, as you are about to find out.
How to hire outsourcing link building:
You can outsource link building to us right here at Rankers Paradise.
You have two options:
The monthly seo packages take care of everything, on-site and off-site SEO.
Our services in our SEO store take care of on-site and off-site SEO separately.
The lowest cost option depends on your website and how many keywords you are targeting.
When you outsource link building be very wary, one bad link can hurt your website.
Only go with people you are confident with, take a look around their website.
If that’s ranking for keywords then you know they can do the same for you too.
I often wonder why people hire SEO agencies that pull their traffic from advertising and not the organic SERP’s. You have no proof that they can do the job, so why hire them?
SEO Link Building Strategy
What is a link building strategy?
A link building strategy is a road map of links to build to your website to achieve a top search engine ranking for your selected keywords.
You can use the strategy below to build backlinks to your website.
It’s good practice to look at the backlinks that point to the top ranking site for your keyword.
You can use backlinkshitter.com to see all sites that backlink to your competitors.
Here are the most important ranking factors you need to be aware of:
- Optimized Content (doesn’t need to be long – needs to solve or answer a question/problem)
- Page Load Time
- User Stats (bounce rate, time on site etc)
- Secure Site (https)
- Mobile Friendly
- Social Media Outreach
The single most important ranking factor is the backlinks you have.
I have seen websites (you will have too) ranking top with poor content just because they have better backlinks.
Is link building better than content?
In many cases it is yes. This is how websites with poor content can rank top.
It’s good to have quality well optimized content in place too.
If you go ahead and get more backlinks you are going to rank higher, as long as you follow a few guidelines.
A good place to start is to analyse the link popularity of the top ranking sites for your search terms.
Ask yourself these two questions:
- How many backlinks do the top sites have?
- Where are there links coming from?
This gives you a good idea of what you need to rank your website top for that search term.
To avoid getting penalized when building backlinks you need to consider:
- The anchor text of the inbound links
- The trust and authority of the linking site
- The niche of the linking site (the best backlinks are contextual ones from niche related sites)
If you can get external sites to link to your pages then your website will rank higher.
How To Build External Links for SEO?
Follow the steps below to start your link building campaign.
It’s easiest to start with the links you can get right now for free.
When those are complete you can move onto the next level.
Make sure your content is well optimized for your keyword too.
For details on how to write content that will rank top follow the link.
The basics involve analysing the content that is already ranking top and making yours better.
The following is a great way on how to build backlinks to a blog. Go step by step and you can rank top.
Step 1: Internal Links
How to start link building: Internal links is the very best place to start your link building campaign.
This is often over looked, but is powerful and important.
You should always use exact match anchors on your internal links, give a very strong signal to Google Bot what your exact target keyword is.
Make sure that the internal link goes on a post/page that is related and ensure it is contextual.
You can also ensure that the linking page has quality content and is well optimized.
If you are looking for a quick ranking boost, look at the power of internal links.
You have no excuses, go and do them now, tomorrow you will be ranking higher.
Yes, these links are influential and do make a big difference in website ranking.
Step 2: Social Media
To start getting eyeballs on your website pages you can promote it on social media.
You can do this yourself by signing up to the following social media platforms:
Does social media promotion help build backlinks?
Yes it does, you can start building backlinks on social media right away.
These backlinks index right away and social media platforms are crawled often by search engine bots.
Some social platforms like Linkedin allow you to post full articles on them.
Backlinks on these high authority sites will not harm your ranking.
On some social media platforms like Linkedin, you can post content on them. This is a good place to start.
How to do link building on Linkedin?
- Sign up for your account
- Go to your Linkedin feed page
- Click on “write and article on Linkedin”
- Click the “+” button to add your featured image
- Add your heading (it’s good seo practice to have your keyword in the heading)
- Write your content (highlight the text you want to backlink to your website and click the link icon on the tool bar and enter your web address).
That’s it, you now have a backlink from the high authority social media platform Linkedin.
When you post your website on these platforms you get a backlink, if you do it right you will get traffic too.
This starts the process of gaining backlinks naturally, without building them yourself.
If you join and post in the right groups on Facebook you will most definitely get traffic.
Social signals like this will help your website ranking.
These will never hurt your ranking and is completely natural.
You are sharing your website on social media, this is okay and 100% safe to complete.
The more you work on this the more chance you have to earn links and rank higher.
This is a good way to start any link building campaign.
A good strategy is to use influencers to do shout out’s for you on social media, this can get you traction really quickly.
Step 3: Free Backlinks
There are websites that will allow you to post content/backlinks for free.
Because anyone can get these links with ease they are not considered high quality.
However, if your content is good and the competition have few backlinks, they can rank you top (we have proven this).
Your options for free backlinks are listed below.
Where to build links in 2019 and 2020 and beyond:
- YouTube – create a video and link to your website from the description area. You can rank your video high and pass the traffic to your website (great for brand promotion).
- Web 2.0 backlinks – these are from free sub domain website like wix.com and weebly.com.
- Doc shares sites
- Image sharing sites
- Blog comments
- Social Bookmarks
- Business citations
- Edu and Gov websites
- Profile backlinks – use sites like TED and Microsoft for free profile account links
- Social Links – as mentioned above
How to build basic links for new site seo?
- Sign up to free blogging/website platforms – see web 2.0 blog lists here.
- Write unique niche related content
- Post the content on the free website including backlink
- Post the blog post URL’s on social media to ensure they index in the SERP’s
Backlinks from these platforms will not hurt your ranking if you use the correct anchors.
Do not use too many exact match anchors.
Does commenting on news sites with link to site build back links?
Yes this builds backlinks from high authority sites.
Check the blog comments are dofollow and you are good to rank up.
Are forums still ok for seo link building?
Yes, make sure they are niche related if you can and get dofollow links most of the time.
- The easiest way to find niche forums is to search on Google.
- Type in your keyword(s) with “forum”. For example, if you’re in the mobile phone niche and specialize in iphone’s, search “iphone mobile phone + forum”.
Remember that publishing good unique content on these platforms will help them to index.
If they do not index then Google does not know that the backlink exists and therefore it will not help your ranking.
Step 4: Guest Posts
These are going to be the best of the best backlinks that you can get.
You are going to find quality sites in your niche and ask them for a backlink on their website.
The best way to get these accepted is to write quality content for their website (with backlink inserted).
This takes time and effort, but just one backlink published on a niche related high quality website can rank you top.
Put the effort into this and you will reap big rewards at the end.
Try to get guest posts on niche related websites, the older they are the better.
You can perform a simple search string to find sites that accept guest posts in your niche:
Go to any search engine and enter your niche (keyword) plus “guest post”.
Send them an email with your content, in most cases they will accept it if they have a blog.
How to write a great link building email?
- Keep the email short and precise (no-one will read through a long email)
- Make sure you include a clear call to action
Here is a good example:
I am writing a well-researched blog post on the topic [Blog Post Title] which will be a great addition to your site.
Here are the links of my few latest blog posts:
Do you mind if I send you the draft to publish on your site?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanks and Regards,
What blog owner would not want quality unique content for free?
So make sure it is just that, quality.
Step 5: Private Blog Networks (PBN’s)
This is the most risky way to build backlinks.
You have many footprints to cover, Google bot can easily track a link from a PBN website.
To ensure your PBN websites do not leave any footprints you need to do the following:
- Use different registrars (register domains on different dates)
- Make sure you use “Who Is Privacy” on all domains
- Use different nameservers
- Use different domain extensions (don’t use .com all the time)
- Use good hosting (we recommend seekahost.com – we have tried and tested they are good)
- Have sites on different IP’s (seekahost package takes care of this)
- Mix up server locations
- Do not block crawling bots
- If you use WordPress use different themes and plugins
- Don’t put tracking links on there (like ads or affiliate links with same tracking codes)
- Don’t have full posts on the homepage of all sites
- Use decent content – have posts at different lengths
- Don’t just link out to one site only on each post
- Add internal links where possible
- Do not interlink the PBN’s
Try to make the PBN look like a real site, that way you will avoid a penalty.
The big positives to PBN links is that you own the sites and control the links.
They do take time and will cost you money to set up and keep running.
It is very important to do a return on investment check before you go down this channel.
Things to think about:
- Will these backlinks rank you top? (are the links as good as the top ranked site?)
- Will the keyword that you rank top for bring you traffic and make you money? Know your keyword value.
- How much will the PBN cost to keep going monthly?
- How much will I make monthly from a top ranking?
- Will I make a net profit from a top ranking?
Planning is key, this will stop you wasting your time and money.
How to build strong links:
- Find high authority expired domains for backlinks
- Put the backlinks surrounded by content on niche related sites
This is most definitely the fastest way to build strong backlinks.
Step 6: Broken Link Building
What is broken link building?
It is the process of finding sites in your niche that link to websites that have been taken down. You ask them to replace the broken link with a link to your website via email.
The success rate is high, you are helping them fix a broken link on their website.
This is how we do broken link building here at Rankers Paradise:
- Go to https://www.expireddomains.net/
- Enter your niche keyword in the search bar and hit the “search” button.
- Pop the URL’s into https://backlinkshitter.com/ one by one
- Contact each site telling them about the broken link, remember to tell them to replace that link with yours. Keep your email brief and straight to the point.
That’s it, a great way to get quality niche related contextual backlinks fast.
Is there a link building tool or software that for quality tier one backlinks?
The best option is to do everything manual.
How to speed up link building efforts:
- You can use the software listed below
- You can outsource your link building
If you really need to speed up your backlink building you can use:
From much experience it is best in the long term to do everything manual.
Backlinks generated with software will eventually drop, if they do index they will fall out of the index that’s for sure.
Your software will need to be running non stop to continue replacing the lost links and dropped links.
If you don’t have time use our link building services in our SEO store.
Your money will be better invested that way rather than into SEO software.
That’s from our experience, you might think different on this.
How long does it take for link building to help with google rankings?
This is different for every website out there.
A typical link building campaign can improve a website ranking in 1 to 2 weeks.
It depends on when the backlinks index and on what platforms.
A brand new website/page can achieve top Google ranking in as little as 3 months.
That’s if the top ranking sites have few backlinks themselves and your content is better than theirs.
More competitive search terms will take anywhere between 6 and 18 months to rank top.
There is one thing for certain, if you keep the backlinks flowing you will rank top.
This is what we offer on our monthly seo packages.
How To Starta Link Building Business?
When you have everything in place mentioned above you can start a link building business.
All you need is a WordPress website set up and ready to take payments through PayPal.
You can even become a Rankers Paradise reseller and make money promoting our link building services.
How to start link building service:
First you need to sign up to our dropshipping seo service.
This gives you 40% off everything in our seo store.
You put all our services on your seo website, we can build the website for you (details on the dropshipping page).
When you sell a service at your selected price you come back here and purchase at a discounted rate.
You don’t need to do any of the work, leave all that to us. You simply make profit 🙂
Of course you can do the work yourself.
You can sell the link building strategies mentioned here.
What is SEO link building / earning?
This depends on the traffic you have coming to your website.
If you have 100 visitors a day to your website with a 1% conversion rate you will make 1 sale per day.
Even poor websites achieve a 1% conversion rate, this is a very conservative estimate.
If you see a $300 SEO package every day you will make $2100 per week.
Getting 100 daily website visitors is not a difficult task.
Anyone can do this with good keyword research and quality content and promotion.
As you can tell just by that one simple calculation, working in SEO can be very lucrative.