If you would like to learn how to get backlinks for your website, this checklist may help.
Backlinks are external, or in-bound, hyperlinks pointing at your website.
They are important from an SEO perspective.
Go for quality in-bound links from high authority websites.
Here is the checklist:
How to find guest post opportunities
In Google, search for: your keyword + inurl:write-for-us
[If you try doing this search, the results can be quite surprising].
Offer to write a guest blog and include one or two anchor text links within your blog.
Tell a website owner about a broken link and suggest your website as a replacement.
To find relevant websites with links, search in Google for:
your keyword phrase + inurl:links
Long form copy
Write detailed, long form content on a specific topic that you want to be found for.
Ensure that you optimise the page, using the techniques that you will find within my SEO Guide.
Promote this content via your newsletter. If you are looking for Mailchimp training click here.
When you share on social media, a relevant featured image will help you to get noticed.
Internal links within your own website
Don’t forget to include plenty of internal links within your own website.
Link to your new content from popular pages in your own website.
The search engines will be grateful.
Use a list approach
Use a list approach. Interesting, helpful, up-to-date lists get more backlinks (hint, hint).
Another approach is to write guides. The more in-depth, the better. A useful guide is likely to get backlinks.
Create infographics, which link back to your website. Visme is a creative way of doing this.
Include interesting / relevant websites within your pages and posts; email the webmaster / blogger and tell them that you have done this. There is no need to sell them on backlinks. They are quite likely to mention you via social media and some of them will link to you.
Send out press releases and include a link to your website.
Think about the trade / professional associations that you belong to. Do you belong to a Chamber of Commerce? Do they have a membership page where you could include a backlink?
You can include a backlink to your website if you join The Marketing Compass community.
Ask your suppliers if they will kindly link to you.
Get some SEO training
Get some SEO training from someone who receives regular enquiries from Google search.
SEO training – click here.
Finally, do not buy backlinks.
I hope that this article on how to get backlinks has been helpful.