How To Create Backlinks Yourself

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Updated 26th July 2016

Everybody knows that quality backlinks pointing to your site are essential for SEO. If you want to rank well in the search engines, the main thing you need, apart from great content, and proper optimisation, is quality backlinks from high-ranking sites.

But how do you get them?

1 – The Field Of Dreams approach: Produce epic content and then everybody will link to you naturally… Well, good luck with that one! It will work in the end (probably), but who’s got that long to wait.

2 – Produce epic content (again), and do an outreach campaign to influential people in your market, asking them to link to you. That’s the current ‘state of the art’ in linkbuilding for SEO.

Two problems with that:

Firstly, it’s not that easy to produce ‘epic’ content. It takes an awful lot of work, maybe several days worth, just to create one piece.

Or you may need to build links to content that isn’t really linkworthy, or in areas where there are no influencers. Outreach doesn’t work in those situations.

And secondly, can you imagine how many requests the big influencers get every day? Every hour…

Neil Patel never even thanked me for the Lamborghini I sent him.

And even the very talented and extremely good looking Brian Dean from Backlinko, who always replies to my emails, has never given me a link yet (it’s not too late Brian…).

What’s the solution?

Why, do it yourself of course, don’t rely on others to do it for you.

Create your own backlinks

Ok, that sounds good in theory, but how do I do that? I don’t have any other sites of my own I can link from, and I don’t want to create one of those spammy PBN private blog networks, even though everybody tells me they still work. Black Hat stuff just isn’t cool, and I don’t want to risk it.

Surely you can’t create your own backlinks on other people’s sites? Not good quality ones anyway…

Well actually, yes you can.

And these are not just any old sites. We’re talking about some of the biggest sites on the internet. [Read More…]

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