7 Ways to Get Powerful Backlinks

October 17, 2010

Backlinks! How do I get them and why are they important?

Backlinks are links that come from another website to your site.

Search engines evaluate the quality of the site that is linking to you. If
the other site has a higher PR than your site does you will get brownie
points from Google and other search engines. If the site linking to you
has a lower PR than your site your PR could be lowered.

The more good backlinks you have the better your page ranking will
be. You could also say that the more good backlinks you have, the
more customers you will have.

There are several ways to get backlinks. Here are some of the
options available to you:

1. Write articles for EzineArticles and GoArticles. You will be able to
leave a link to your site in the author bio section.

2. Go to Yahoo Answers and Google Groups and find people asking
questions related to your industry. Once you find a good question
you can answer it and leave a link to your site. Make sure the link
is appropriate for the question being asked.

3. Make sure your website link is included in the yellowpages.com.

4. Make sure your website link is included in the website for your
local chamber of commerce.

5. Write a high quality blog. With time people who read your blog
will include links on their sites to your blog because they value your

Use social bookmarking tools to make sure your blog is seen. You
can use StumbledUpon, Technorati, Digg, and a host of other sites.
Google “bookmarking sites” and see what else there is for you to use.

7. Let everyone you know hear about your sites. Add the URLs on
your business cards, stationary, e-mail signatures and on anything
else people see. This will build awareness for you sites. If the
people you know are aware of your site there is a good chance
they will also eventually add links to you from their sites.

I recently heard of a company that annually charges $15,000 for
SEO purposes. The biggest thing they do for SEO is creating
backlinks for their customers. I did a search on one of their clients
that they have had for over a year. The search showed that their
customer has a total of one backlink!

That is pathetic! My blog currently has 33 backlinks and I’ve only
been writing for about three months! If you have someone “building
backlinks” for you consider doing a check to see if they are doing
their job.

You can check the number of backlinks to your site by using Site
by Yahoo. “Explore” your URL and then click the “inlinks”
button. This will tell you how many backlinks you have to your site.
It will also tell you who is linking to your site.

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps,

~Joshua Lyons



  1. Good post – backlinks can be elusive! I have another easy tip one to add. If you are already issuing press releases via a paid wire service, be sure to put an anchor text link in the release – preferably from an important keyword in the lead (not from “click here for more info” in your boilerplate).
    Services like PR Newswire will syndicate that press release across thousands of sites. Here’s a paper we co-wrote on how to do this: http://budurl.com/SEO4PR

    – Sarah Skerik, VP social media, PR Newswire

  2. Thank you for the information. I must question one point that you made, “If the site linking to you has a lower PR than your site your PR could be lowered”. Are you sure about this?

    Recent reading that I have done has indicated that in fact having a variety of PR sites linking to you seems more natural to the way that search engines are now parsing sites. Of course links from higher PR sites (within your industry) are always going to be better than lower, if you have only amazing sites linking to you the SE’s may reason that you are “link buying”. Your thoughts?

    -Drew Warner

  3. Great Article – I’m going to check my backlinks now!

  4. Very helpful information, thanks. improve your own seo with backlinks : backlinking-software.com

  5. Good article. I particularly liked tip #3 as it called my attention to the fact that I was not in the YP directory. thanks!

  6. good article! thanks for the information.

  7. very Nice article. thanks for postings and mentioning valid point which is really important while generating back links.

  8. Good post, but…
    The contend is the King!!!
    Back link ore no more so important.
    If You have a good contend, that people follow and FB on TW – then You are King.
    Then G or Y indexing Your web site or blog every 5 minuts.

  9. I write articles with back links or place your that you have pre-written, on my site. I look forward to working with anyone.

  10. Thanks for all the information.

  11. I’ve been looking into this for a while and am glad to have found some useful information! I wasn’t even listed in the YP directory before today. Thanks for the info!

  12. All usefull stuff but here is the killer if you want to get serious about linking and SEO the best thing you can do is set up a number of websites all related to the same thing one of them is the site you really want to rank you then leverage your other sites for links.
    You offer links from your cloned sites in exchange for links to your main site.
    5 links per page is no problem so 10 sites 30 pages each = 1500 one way links back to your site from exactly the right type of website you have to put those sites on different ip addresses but once you have set them up you can rank your site real easy.

  13. Nice article! The local Chamber of Commerce is a tip I haven’t even implemented myself. Pagerank and anchor text are key.

  14. Thanks for given nice information related to back links.yahoo Answer and Google both good group to generate traffic and back links.

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