10 Effective ways to building backlinks on your blog

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. Effective ways of Backlinks 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:

Social Media

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.

Effective ways of Building Backlinks on Your Blog



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

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.

Directory submission

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.

Social profile rank

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.

Building relationship

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.

Internal linking between pages

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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Competitor back link analysis

Finding out about your competitor’s backlinks can help you build  Quality backlinks for your site.  One of the places you can check backlinks is Serpstat. .  With this information, you can build backlinks on those sites too.

Offer free products

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 Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

135 thoughts on “10 Effective ways to building backlinks on your blog”

  1. I would like to explore link building through reddit. I have never tried that. I try commenting and guest posting on other blogs.

  2. It is so important that we learn new things about blogging. This is something that can be very helpful with use bloggers.

  3. I love it when I see a blog that has a free offer of some kind. Like a recipe, or weekly planner. Great tips!

  4. Hi John,
    I’ve never really understood the competitor backlink analysis. I never thought of posting my link on Reddit just for the backlink. Thanks,

  5. Thanks for providing meaningful ways to achieve back linking. Though I was familiar with the impact of some of these methods, some of these were fresh sources for achieving that goal. Thanks for sharing.

  6. As usual, you addressed and nailed an important matter and gave the best advice to other bloggers! I think most bloggers when they first start, focus much more on on-page SEO than on off-page SEO trying to chase that long-tail keyword that would get them the first page on Google, all while neglecting that link-building is a huge component of any SEO strategy which brings long-lasting results and domain authority.

  7. Very interesting! I am using some of them, but haven’t thought about using some of the others. I wanted to check out the competitor domain site you mentioned, but it says it’s for sale. I wonder if there’s another site like it?

    1. Hi Christel, am grateful for your visit. Pinterest is one of my main sources of traffic, but it requires a lot of work. You have to create pins, boards, and pin almost on a daily basis to drive any traffic from it.

  8. Very informative post. I was only using facebook and commenting on other blogs for building back links. Using reddit is a good idea. Thanks for the post

  9. Thank you for sharing these great techniques. I feel like I am already doing most of these things but I’m not sure where I stand in bablinks ratings and what not. Thank you for these strategies!

  10. Great post. It was very helpful and easy to understand the importance of backlinks. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
    Be well,

  11. Great post with some very helpful tips! I didn’t realize the power of some of your strategies listed. Thank you for this informative post that will help many bloggers.

    1. Find authority blogs in your niche, I mean those that rank higher than yours,and are established in your field. You can get some details from your fellow bloggers in your niche or Blogging Groups or by doing a simple research. One that I know is authority in my niche is like shoutmeloud.

  12. I am looking into Reddit today. I never knew you could look at competitors backlinks. Great suggestions

  13. As someone who is new to blogging these tips are super helpful. I have so much to learn and posts like these are extremely valuable!

    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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Great methods, building backlinks is most important to build organic traffic to a blog. Bookmarked your post for future reference reading as well

        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. 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. 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.

  18. One of the surprises for me was that Quora brought me quite some serious traffic and I think people overlook some important networks like LinkedIn, Quora and also Google +

    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. Quora is a question and answer site. You can answer a question while referencing your blog post. Good place to get additional traffic.

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