Building backlinks is one of the important parts of Search Engine Optimization. In order to improve the rankings of your site in search engines results page and be able to gain large number of visitors to your site, you have to build backlinks to your site. The more backlinks you have, the more channels you create for gaining visitors to your site. Link Building

While creating backlinks maybe easy, you need to follow safe methods of creating quality backlinks to your site to avoid your site being penalized by Search Engines like Google. Some of the proven Safe and effective ways of building backlinks are listed as follows:


Promoting your blog posts through Social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Quora, LinkedIn among others is a great resource for building backlinks and this helps your blog get known among a wider audience. Search Engines gives due credit to social signals for your blog post which can eventually lead to a better rank in the search engine result pages. Social Media and Social Bookmarking sites like Reddit help to build backlinks for your site.


Blog commenting is another effective and safe way to build backlinks. This also helps to bring new visitors to your site. You can choose blogs with high in rank than yours that have Do-follow link instead of Nofollow, read their posts and leave comments behind.


Guest blogging or Guest Posting is one of the basic way to build safe and quality backlinks for your site. What you need to do here is to write quality content that can easily be accepted other bloggers hence get published by them on their sites. Get suitable blogs that relates to your niche, then find out if they accept guest posts. The guest post is usually supplemented with an author bio section. You get backlinks pointing to a blog post in your site and also to your main domain. Guest posting helps to build traffic to your site.


Forums offer an effective medium to share information, knowledge, discuss a topic or even ask a question. You need to create a profile. You can add a link to your site or you can use a forum signature to create backlinks for your site.


You can boost your link building efforts by submitting your site to popular and authority directories. RSS directories also accept RSS feed link of your blog post. Although this seems to be on decline nowadays, it can still work to create backlinks.


You can also create your profile on social media sites and give links pointing to your sites. There are many social networks that allow these, like LinkedIn, Pinterest.  Infolinks-Best alternative to Google Adsense.


Cultivating a good relationship with fellow bloggers especially those in the same niche goes a long way in promoting your blog. Fellow bloggers with whom you have built a good relationship overtime may give reference to your blog posts and give links in their posts to your website. This helps to create backlinks for your site.


Creating internal links between your site’s pages is also a way of link building. This also enhances your visitor’s engagements by providing links which connects your blog’s posts. Visitors get relevant information within your site hence they don’t need to leave your site. This increase page views and lowers the bounce rate.

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Finding out about your competitor’s bank links can help you help you build quality backlinks.  One of the places you can check backlinks is http://www.competitordomain.com .  With this information, you can build backlinks on those sites too.

Monetize your blog with some of the ads networks:


Offering free products especially in your niche like a free tutorial, this will attract sites related to your niche to give backlinks and write about the free offer provided by you thereby promoting your site.


Author: John M

John is reserved, likes taking on new challenges and blogs in free time.


    1. Hi, thanks for your comments. Many bloggers focus on Facebook only but there are other sites like Reddit, Quora where you can promote your blog’s content. It is always good to consider other social network too.

    1. Hi Cecil, thanks for your comments. Becoming a professional blogger is a long learning process. Backlinks is just one aspect of the learning process. The earlier you know it the better you will start implementing it on your blog.

    1. Hi Zainab, yes Quora is a good place to promote your blog content but be skillful when using it, answer questions then you can put once in a while the link to your blog as a reference, or you can ask a question yourself and answer while referencing your blog.

        1. If you are writing on success and within that post, you talk about motivation, which you have written about in the past, you can link back directly by putting the URL of that post in your current article using add link option.

  1. I always get frustrated with yoast plug in 😅, thanks for the tips. I do a lot of the above. Never thought of using quora so I’ll add it to my list.

    I definitely need to look at more guest or collaborative posts.

  2. I’ve recently starting internal linking and I have noticed more engagement! I was skeptical at first, but I really wish I had done it sooner. I also notice that commenting on more popular blogs helps to bring me more readers.

    1. Hi Dyana, you are on point, I too comment alot on other blogs but am selective at times on which blogs to comment on. If you comment on high ranking blogs, with thousands of visitors you stand a better chance of building better backlinks which boosts your SEO.

  3. Hi John,
    Very well written article, clarify the back links possibilities list out there.
    Commenting and social media is very helpful which does not require much effort as compare to guest blogging.
    Thanks for sharing list of back links making types!

    1. I believe you have a URL for your blog, even if you blog on Facebook. All you need to do is to write some where like in comments here and put a link back to your blog post. That is what we call back linking.

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