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Is guest blogging the only way to gain backlinks?

     
1:41 pm on Sep 17, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

I'm new to backlinking and have done plenty of research but as I'm sure you know - there's alot to read with alot of opinions.

I'm looking for some advice on how to gain good backlinks without guest blogging, as it's not my strongest suit. Any help would be great!

Thanks

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9:45 am on Sept 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It's not the ONLY method, it's definitely the most popular right now...

As far as getting REALLY GOOD backlinks, other options would be the "broken link reporting" method - if you find a broken link on an authority site, especially that should have gone to content similar to something you have on your site, you can reach out to the webmaster and let them know about it (they will be grateful bc broken links are bad for SEO) and of course mention your content and politely suggest that perhaps your link could fill that void and provide their visitors equal or greater value.

You can also do interviews with other webmasters/authorities in your niche - would provide a great way and reason to link to each other. If you approach someone who is an authority in your niche saying you would love to interview them and get their perspective, emphesising how their insights would benefit your readers, that is just the sort of ego bait that could get you a DA 90 backlink lol

There are sevaral other methods I could rattle off as well, but I doubt anyone on here feels like reading a 10k word forum comment lol
9:53 am on Sept 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi SocialSEO,
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
This has been helpful and I'll definitely be looking in to the broken links method :)
9:56 am on Sept 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Glad I was able to help :-) Feel free to pick my brain anytime
4:02 pm on Sept 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I just want to point out that one of the best ways to gain backlinks is to create high-quality content that people naturally want to link to. Combine that with solid on-page SEO to increase visibility, a user-friendly website (fast-loading, mobile-optimized) and you have made the first step. If you are already doing that, then engaging in link-building strategies as mentioned above are a great way to acquire additional backlinks.
4:32 pm on Sept 25, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Guest posting is a good skill to improve but you want to diversify your link-building efforts anyways. Someone mentioned broken-link building but a few other examples could be infographic submissions, niche directories, sponsorships ( ie. sponsor a podcast with the same audience ), Brian Dean's skyscraper technique, there's a lot of options get creative.
11:47 am on Oct 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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many link building methods are there but Guest posting is one of the effective methods.the other methods are blog commenting, social bookmarking, forum submissions, directory submissions, image sharing, content sharing etc...
2:22 pm on Oct 2, 2019 (gmt 0)

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How someone can benefit from the "broken links" method? I wonder if there any real examples of sites that this method worked actually for them.
Why the webmaster of the page, that hosts the broken link, would want to link to you (just because you have informed him about the wrong link)? What stops him from contacting the page (that owns the broken link), with which he is already in cooperation, so that they will fix their broken link.

So at the end of the day, you do a favor at both your competitor and their partner and u have wasted time for getting nothing in returns.
3:13 pm on Oct 2, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@ jediviper - There is some misunderstanding about the broken link here - the link that is broken is not on a third site, it is on the site you contact. "That link you have to so and so is broken" is the scenario, not "so and so's link to you is broken". That one might inspire them to contact the other site and be a waste of your time.

The idea is to point out that a third site they have linked to has not bothered to keep their end of that link functional, but you have some similar content that they could consider as a replacement for that broken link. ;)

6:14 am on Oct 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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There are many Link Building techniques are available
1. Blog commenting on higher DA sites.
2. Social Book marking
3.Forum Submission are doing well these days.
4. Image sharing is also a good idea
7:56 am on Oct 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Before there was a web we called this "self-promotion", "glad-handing", "BBB Breakfasts", "MLM", "talking to people" ... still works the same way: recognition is achieved, but only if you have something they want. Have that and the rest will follow ... but you have to put YOURSELF out there to make it happen.

That said, guest posting has come under g's radar in recent years and those which are blatant and not really of value to their serp users as "answers" won't get much love. It all boils down to having content that has value, makes sense as a link from one site to another, and provides a content answer. In some cases a low value back link is worse than no link at all.

Pick and choose who you interact with!

More importantly, don't over sell, over push, or over reciprocate ... these things are frowned upon.

Is there a balance? CERTAINLY!

Find the sweet spot and go from there.

Just have reasonable expectations and GIVE IT TIME! At least six months or a year... these things do not happen over night ... and SEs, like g, are watching like hawks for anything artificial.

Not the most popular opinion, but two decades of experience suggests the above is not that far off from reality.

YMMV
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5:42 am on Oct 15, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Forum submissions is also one of the effective link building strategy and along with this social sharings, directory submissions, Answering in Q&A sites are doing well.
6:01 am on Oct 15, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@sasirdd ... Welcome to Webmasterworld!

If you are talking about links you insert in a guest post vs a link from that SITE to your site, which one will have more value?

Rhetorical question.

Toot your own horn, but make sure you have an orchestra backing you up!

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Also bear in mind that some forums do not allow self-promotion ... for all the obvious reasons.