Increasing Backlinks for Your Website or Blog and SEO

Increasing backlinks to your website, blog, forum, or other internet property is VERY important to SEO, and will increase your website rankings. I will share several proven, quality methods to increase backlinks to your site which will improve your website substantially. You should continuously try to improve the amount of links to your website appearing on other places on the web.

An easy way to check how many backlinks you have in each search engine, is by using simple tools provided by Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Google – Create a Google Webmaster Tools account and add your website. It can take up to 24 hours for the data to start appearing in your account. On the dashboard under your site locate “Links to your site”, this is a complete list.

Yahoo – Yahoo Site Explorer Simply type your URL in at the top and hit “Explore URL”. Then, click “Inlinks” at the top. These are all the website indexed in Yahoo search that link back to your website.

Bing – Create a Bing Webmaster Tools account. Locate the “Backlinks” section and you will see all the websites listed.

Now that you have an idea how many backlinks you currently have, here are several ways to increase your backlinks to your website.

  1. Submit your site to online website directories.
  2. Write unique and quality content, this will prompt others to reference your site.
  3. Bookmarking and social network sites like Digg, Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc.
  4. Submit a quality press release to sites such as PRLog, PRWeb, etc.
  5. If you have an RSS feed on your site submit it to feed directories.
  6. Update your websites regularly.
  7. Check for broken links.
  8. Exchange links with other webmasters who have websites related to yours. This will help your business.
  9. Blog Commenting
  10. Forum posting

Remember quality is ALWAYS better than quantity. All lot of the above methods are very tedious and time consuming, this is why backlink building is always an ongoing process.


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