How To Get Backlinks To Increase Search Engine Ranking?

Getting Backlinks to Increase Search Engine Ranking is not an easy task. It involves lots of efforts. In this post you will learn all about how to get backlinks for Offpage Search Engine Optimization. To rank well in search engine we should have enough backlinks pointing to our site. For beginners it may be little bit difficult to understand what I am saying. So, I am explaining here about baklinks.

Whenever you type any word in Google, Google check two main thing. First it find out all the pages that matches with your search term. Secondly it see which page is referred more by other site. The page which is referred more, wins in search result. Referring means which other websites are linking to that page or website.

In order to get good search engine rank you have to create links pointing back to your site. This links are called backlinks. Backlinks are also know as inbound links or incoming links and they are the core of Offpage Search Engine Optimization. I have already included all factors about Offpage search engine optimization in my one post Search Engine Optimization For Dummies

There are so many ways to create backlinks. It’s a never ending process. If you want to defeat your competitor you have to keep building backlinks.

There are many backlink checker tools available. For Example you can try Backlink Watch. Yahoo Explorer is also a great way to check backlinks. To check backlinks in yahoo do as:       link:

It will show a list of all sites that points back to  See the image below:

Yahoo Explorer View

However you can find all backlinks using Google Webmaster. Using yahoo explorer you will be able to find out few of actual backlinks.

How To Get Backlinks?

Below I am explaining few steps to get backlinks. Mind that backlinks and reprocial links are not same. Backlinks are one way incoming links to your site. You don’t have to link back those backlink sources from your website or blog. You should also focus on creating quality backlinks, not quantity. Means one backlink from a PR8 website is far better than 10 backlinks from a PR0 website.

Article Submission: I feel this is powerful step of creating one way incoming links to your site. Always use good Anchor text while creating link and use your keyword.  For example my blog main keyword is earn money online. So I will use earn money online to link to my blog instead of Click Here. Click the below link to get top list of articles directories

Directory Submission: It is a time consuming process but try to submit as much as you can. You will find a good list of directory here ==> Robin Good’s list of RSS directories

Blog Commenting: Find out some dofollow blog with CommentLuv plugin installed and post comments. After publishing a post in your blog make at least 10 comments. It will create 20 backlinks to your blog. Use to find out blog on your niche.

Forum Post: Join some forums in your niche and contribute to forums. Put your url in signature. Click below to get a list of dofollow forums:

Social Networking and Bookmarking: Using these site you not only get traffic but also you will get one way backlinks to your site. So, use it very wisely. You can see my previous post to Increase Traffic To Blog for more details.

Creating WEB2.0 Properties: Create different WEB2.0 properties such as Squidoo lens, Hubpage, Blogger blogs etc to support your main blog. Use keyword in anchor link to point back to your blog. It is better if you can create all WEB2.0 properties on your sub keyword, not main keyword. once you done that you can bookmark all those WEB2.0 properties.

You can create more WEB2.0 properties such as:

  • (Nofollow Now)

Now grab RSS URL of each WEB2.0 properties and go to or to ping it.

Shareware/Freeware Distribution: If you can create any Shareware/Freeware program for your niche then you can use this as a nice link building strategy. use PromoSoft to submit it to over 700 shareware directories. You will get strong backlinks from all those high page rank websites. One example of Freeware is toolbar. Create one toolbar and submit to software directory. I did not created any still, but I have seen people getting results out of it.

Photo Submission: If you have any photo to upload you can upload to all these websites:

Ebook Submission: Write one small ebook on your niche or if you have any then upload to various ebook uploading sites. You can use these below sites:

I hope you got enough idea about getting backlinks. Read my another post to learn How To Increase Blog Traffic. You will get even more idea on getting strong backlinks to your site as well as traffic. In next post I will post even some more secret information about backlinks

Till now I am getting good result from my blog but I have to do a lot yet. Share your experience about getting backlinks by posting a suggestion below. If you liked my article please bookmark it and help me to get some more backlinks.Thanks

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60 Responses to “How To Get Backlinks To Increase Search Engine Ranking?”

  1. Jim Clary says:

    Thanks for some great info on getting backlinks. This is an area that I need to improve

  2. Great post and a wealth of fantastic resources. I’ve used some of them but there are a number that I was not aware of. Ebook subnission is something I have not done yet but I can see how that would greatly add to my backlinks, I’ll check it out. Thanks for the great info

  3. Rocque says:

    This blog post is great and contains some of the information that I share in my blogging class. Backlinks are great, and it is always great when you can form a network of friends who will share comments with you on their blogs and their friend’s blogs, then get you some tweets, too.

    I have started using Mixx, too, and feel it is a great source to find groups in your Niche. They have a twitter and facebook interface making it easy to get a lot of bang for your comments.

  4. Great article!!! This was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much. You really explained clearly so us newbs could understand. Thanks again

  5. Alex Sysoef says:

    You have some great points here.

    I do admit I have played with shareware / freeware distribution and while initially it creates great boost - if quality is lacking you will actually see a drop later on.

  6. raphael says:

    I was checking the article directory list and I must say that is outdated..what articles are you really using if you can share this information?

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Thanks for your information raphael. I am not a mass article submitter. I use EzineArticles, GoArticles and Articlesbase to submit my article and I feel these works well for quality article. I give most importance to other backlink building process.

  7. Rocque says:

    I really enjoy following certain blogs and posting comments on them and getting some links that way as well as meeting the blog owners and other posters as online contacts. I used to post in forums but I prefer to use my time following and commenting on blogs.

  8. raphael says:

    Hi Chandan,
    I like to use more directories because the big ones are heavily spammed lately, especially goarticles and articlesbase. But is hard to find free decent ones that are not a target for spammers

  9. satrap says:

    thanks for the info. i always here about Creating WEB2.0 but i didnot understand it untill now. also i really liked the submiting free softwars as a means building backlink.
    anformative article, thanks.

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Glad to get your feedback. We can go one step ahead by bookmarking all those WEB2.0 properties. This will help to get traffic along with backlinks :-)

  10. CHILLAPPLE says:

    thanks for useful and timely information

  11. Drew Lawson says:

    Can you provide more information or automation resources on this? The process can soemtimes bog you down to where you are paralyzed

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Hi Drew,

      Really sorry for late response. I was busy for my marriage. I know link building is a time consuming process. You can outsource the process if you want. I myself provide link building service from high PR sites and you can contact me for further information.

  12. Mark says:

    Great list! But based on opinions of other webmasters, directory submission is most of the time useless. Maybe because not all directories now are worth it.

  13. I would be careful about how many links you build up at one time. If you just get a ton at once, Google might see it is spammy. I think it is better to get links more spread out so it looks more natural.

  14. jenn says:

    Thanks! I needed some more ideas on backlinking…I get bored doing the same things all the time!!

  15. suroz says:

    What if I use the same article submitted to many articles directory?

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Hi Suroz,

      From my own experience I can say that it is better if you change the title, first and last paragraph. Anyway it is better to submit articles to only few high PR article directories. If I can get 500 backlinks by submitting same articles to 500 directories, then everybody would have done that and it would have so easy to rank in SERP. Unfortunately it doesn’t happen.

      Have a great time :-)

  16. Chris says:

    I needed some more ideas on backlinking

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Hi Chris,

      I have almost covered all the ways. I will try to make another post. BTW I provide backlink building service. If you are interested then just contact me.


  17. In today’s Internet-led world, the benefits of backlinks have never been more important when it comes to online visibility.

  18. A really comprehensive review of how to get backlinks. I read it twice and I an unable to find any I am using that are not listed and there are quite a few new one’s to me. And I thought I knew my SEO.

    Keep up the great work

  19. daniel says:

    Hi there,
    you are right home internet business,
    i know my seo as well and trying to build links for my site which is
    do you have any useful tips as also sometimes i think i know all but then discover that there is much more to learn about building link for roulette games online.



    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for your comment. Sorry that I approve it after a long days. It was in spam queue. I almost covered all the tips to create backlinks. I will try so that I can come up with some more new tips. In BTW I myself provide backlink building service. If you are feel interest you can contact me.


  20. Hi just came across your site and i thank you for your story it was interesting. I am curious about link building for my site too. Have you used the program? If so is it good? If not then what is the best program? Thank you.

  21. EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

    Hi Jarred,

    Thank you for your comment. Link building is the most important task. But problem is it is time consuming and it is difficult to get quality links. I haven’t use the program you mentioned but I am aware of it. It is a software that you can use to post comment. Since I did not use it, I am unable to say about it’s true value. But I don’t like to use any automation tool for commenting. Sorry that I am unable to say about any good software for link building. Actually I don’t use any software for link building.

    I myself provide manual backlink building service. I can provide backlinks from high PR websites. If you are interested then you can contact me.

    Best Regards,

  22. Scott Price says:

    I never thought of doing photo submission. That’s a new one that I’ll have to try this week.

    Thanks for the tip!

  23. DanielK says:

    Great post on backlinks and how to get them. You are making this to easy. Thanks.

  24. Derek says:

    Very much surprised that press releases are not mentioned.I found them to be very reliable.That is actually my strategy to get NO 1 rankings for moderate keywords.I also believe that links from profiles are very valuable.

  25. Carlson says:

    For me it is defintely building profile backlinks.I have used Chandan’s backlink expo to get most of my profile backlinks indexed.

  26. Modern Rugs says:

    Really very helpful post.and it seems to sound rocking the traffic with the tags…Hurrey !!!

  27. John says:

    Actually getting backlinks are easy but very time consuming.I prefer creating profiles on forums and linking to my website.It works great.I had a problem with getting them indexed but I use Chandan’s wso regularly to get my profile backlinks indexed quickly.

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Hey John,

      Sorry for taking much time to respond. I am glad to know my method of Backlinks Indexing is working well for you.

      Good Luck..


  28. Murlu says:

    One cool tip for when you’re using Yahoo Site Explorer is to look at competitor websites and see where they’re getting their backlinks.

    Go to these websites and try leaving a comment or link there as well. It’s a bit sneaky but definitely effective.

  29. Hi,

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. I liked the Shareware/Freeware Distribution and E-book submissions. These are the new topics which i have learned in this blog. I will apply this and hope some positive results from this.

  30. vicky smith says:

    Kudos for sharing this great article. It helped me a lot in getting backlinks. I’m a total newbie in this business and you’ve help me in some salient points. Keep up the good work.

  31. Pauline says:

    Great post and a wealth of great resources. Backlinks are great, and it is always great when you can create a network of friends who will share ideas with you on this blog then help you get some tweets. In my link building is the most important tasks. The problem is that it is time consuming and difficult to get quality links, because I think that must always strive for an optimization tool. I think the information you provide may be helpful, I will try and understand this problem, I check your site and I will be back soon.

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Hi Pauline,

      Thank you for your comment. Yeah, I am agree with you. Backlink Building is a time consuming process. But I provide Backlink Building Service. If you need to outsource your backlink building task then I will be easily handle that task. Let me know if you are interested.


  32. ajivets says:

    for the beginner in SEO, i was interest to read your article. the great one. thank to share with me about this topic.

  33. Olivia says:

    I guess the Blog Commenting is the most easiest. All you need to do is to support your friend’s web sites while commenting on them. It is not you who only benefits, but you can also help others.

  34. quratulain says:

    hi, i have no computer knowledge at all.tell me can i make
    backlinks.if yes than tell me how guide me to make backlinks
    and send me all information which should b required

  35. futuristic03 says:

    I am currently working on backlinks and i highly agree with anything written on this blog.

  36. Dave says:

    Great post! I am rather surprised that Nixerr has not been mentioned in this. Since I have joined their site I have received a lot of targeted traffic overnight not to mention 350 likes on my facebook fanpage in 48 hours. Basically this site allows you to sell your services or products while placing links to your site and information about your stuff. I have noticed a huge jump in my unique visitors rate since joining. Just type “nixerr” into google for their website.

  37. An excellent list that should serve as a useful starting point for any SEO novice. Backlinks, while diminishing some in importance are still vital to any SEO effort and it’s good to know how to secure them.

  38. very good post. im alway finding it hard to get good backlinks. thanks

  39. Ric Rat says:

    How to get a quality back links?
    And for the new blog, which is better between the “back links to the main page or post page? please help me,,thanks a lot

    • EarnMoneyOnlineHubber says:

      Hi Ric,

      Sorry for the delay in replying. For a new blog it will be better to build few links to inner page first. Once you built few links, start building links to main page. If you are targeting main home page, then build links to it continuously. Also remember to build few link to inner pages at least.

      Hope that helps. Please let me know if any other way I can help.


    • Sam Orchard says:

      Commenting on blogs with CommentLuv installed is a good way to get links to your inner pages (articles).

      Make sure you actually read the posts and comment accordingly though - it’s extremely annoying for blog writers that take the time to write good posts and then just get a bunch of spam comments who are just looking for a free link (as I’m sure Chandan will testify).

  40. Link building: this is very important. the more sites that are linking to your website the more important your website becomes. Its a sort of popularity contest. Google´s page rank system works by measuring this popularity and a the relevance of your pages with respect to a searches given search term.

  41. [...] to your websites. Onpage Optimization would render relevancy  and off page optimization to build link popularity. link popularity is about getting links from other websites pointing to your [...]

  42. Are directory submissions as important as they once were? Also, there were a few references to CommentLuv. Could someone elaborate on this, and what it does? Thanks!

    • It’s not working much in present days like it used to. I mean you can’t rank a site only submitting your site to directories. Though links from good directories such as Yahoo Directory, DMOZ are really powerful.

      CommentLuv is a Wordpress plugin. Many people use it in their blog. If you comment in a CommentLuv Enabled blog, last post from your blog will be shown just below your comment. So, this way you will get 2 links from one comment, one from Name/URL field and one through CommentLuv.

      If you have any doubt then search Google as “CommentLuv enabled blog list”. You will get list of blogs where this plugin is installed. You can easily find out how CommentLuv works by looking at few comments on those blogs.

      Hope I explained it properly :-)

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