Backlinks are incoming links to a website, web page, or blog post.
You create backlinks to your website or blog by:
- commenting on other people’s blogs,
- submitting your site to directories,
- My favorite tool for creating and keeping track of directory submission is OneWayTextLink.com. If you are a seasoned directory submitter, you’ll like it too!
- trade links with other webmasters with related content (be choosy, you want to add value to your website, try to find affiliates with similar or higher Google pageranks than yours),
- creating sharable (possibly viral) content that others want to link to,
- creating social network profiles and making sure you include your website address wherever it asks for it.
Previous Posts I Have Written About Backlinks and SEO
- FREE Inbound Link Check also mentioned Mike’s Marketing Tools and LinkDiagnosis but included a few other possible links of interest.
- SEO updates for Virtually Assisting You includes another website tool I like to use for measuring SEO. Website grader also likes to see backlinks to your site from social bookmarking services like delicious and Digg.
- G is for Google on ABC’s for Work at Home Parents Blog includes a list of all the search engine webmaster tools. Each one (Google webmaster tools, Bing webmaster tools, and Yahoo! site tools) offers a comprehensive view of indexed sites that are linked back to your website.