SEO got really hard after the release of Google Panda and Penguin updates in the Search engine algorithm. Google Panda and Penguin penalize hundreds of thousands of websites and blogs with really low quality backlinks, too many backlinks from same site or backlinks from irrelevant site. These changes make every SEO expert and blogger conscious about the way they improve site SEO and get backlinks.[AdSense-A]
But backlinks are still helpful and valuable in term of Site SEO. So here we have collected top 10 free ways to get quality backlinks that are Panda and Penguin safe. Let enjoy these legitimate link building techniques to boost your blog SEO
01. Comments on Blogs
Commenting on websites or blogs with dofollow attribute enabled in backlinks is one of the popular methods to get backlinks. Every novice blogger initially build backlinks by commenting on blogs with same niche or topic. Although after the release of Google Penguin update in Google Search algorithm, most of bloggers worry about this method and uncertain about either to use it or not as Google Penguin penalize many blogs who have thousands of backlink from low PageRank blogs or site. Commenting on blog to get backlinks is still a legitimate way but if the links are from High PageRank sites. So find a list of High PageRank site and be active on it in discussions and comments there. Here we have complied lists of High PageRank blogs with dofollow attribute enabled:
- 115+ PageRank 3 and 4 Dofollow enabled blogs to get Quality Backlinks
- 45+ PageRank 8, 7, 6 and 5 DoFollow Backlinks Blogs List
02. Forums Posting
Commenting on High PageRank blogs especially those related to your blog niche is really effective but this method alone isn’t that much fruitful when talking about SEO.
Another legitimate method to get backlinks is forum posting. This underrated source of gating backlinks is missed by most of bloggers but posting on forums regularly and using a link in signature to your blog will help to boost your site SEO.
Here we have compiled a list of High PageRank Dofollow forums using few will add extra links to your blog
03. Online Web Directories
When talking about SEO, submitting your blog to Dmoz.org is the crucial element of it. Dmoz is an online web directory owned by AOL and maintain by a community of volunteer editors. The bloggers submits their blog by suggesting URL and get backlink in return. However Dmoz is an example, there are many online directories some of which are paid others are free to get your site listed in.
04. Yahoo Answer
Yahoo answer is the most popular community based Question & Answer sites where user can ask question or answer a question. Both these methods may help you to get backlinks.
Ask a question about the look and feel of your site and give a link to your site for reference or answer the question related to your blog niche and give a link for reference here as well.
05. RSS Directories
Similar to Online Web Directories, RSS directories are also a great source of getting backlinks. These directories serve people and help them to discover different websites or blog for their topic of interest.
To get link juice from RSS Directories, you need to submit your blog to these directories and get a valuable backlink from these directories in return
06. Social Book marking Sites
Submitting my blog’s pages or post to social bookmarking site is one of my favorite activities and on the top of my SEO to-do-list after I hit publish button upon completion of my post. Social bookmarking sites like Digg.com, Reddit.com or Stumbleupon.com are not only helpful to get lots of traffic from but to get valuable quality backlinks as well. These sites also help the search engine to fast index your pages.
Perhaps, social bookmarking sites have high PageRank but some of these sites uses Nofollow attribute, other have dofollow backlink attribute (well I don’t care much about dofollow and nofollow attribute, I just submit my post or URL there). Find some dofollow enabled social bookmarking sites and submit your blog post’s URLs regularly there.
07. Document Sharing Sites
Document sharing sites are access by millions of users on daily bases. Using their huge visitors, you can drive traffic to your blog by submitting a piece of document for example a mini PDF Book, a PowerPoint presentation, a word document or template, an excel format or an info-graphic image, and embed a link in the document or put a link on your profile page.
08. Get Backlink from Wikipedia
Wikipedia is famous encyclopedia covers almost every topic related to science, technology, health, medicine, internet and blogging. Each of Wikipedia page has high PageRank usually PR 6, 7 or 8. Have a backlink from high PageRank pages will fruitful in order to boost SEO.
Although getting backlink from Wikipedia is not easy deal but still possible. All you need is to find the dead pages or the pages related to your blog niche, edit them and put a link back to your blog in reference section. Remember, backlink from Wikipedia is beyond all other methods so try to get backlink from Wikipedia.
09. Get Backlink from YouTube
YouTube is the most popular video sharing site, have more than 800 million unique visitors and over 4 billion videos are watched daily. This makes a great opportunity for blogger to publish their videos to get tons of traffic from YouTube. But here we talk about the backlinks which can be gain easily with YouTube. All you need is to have an original piece of video. It can be a tutorial, a how to or a video of your travel to a museum or beautiful place. Once you have your own piece of work (video), upload it to YouTube and put a link back to your blog or have a link in your YouTube profile. This way you can get a High quality backlink to boost your site SEO.
10. Get Backlink from Audio Sharing Sites
An Audio sharing site is one of the easiest sources to get backlinks from. Most of the blogger even if they are experts in SEO, never uses audio sharing sites to get backlinks and these sites perhaps have higher PageRank.
So if you want to get backlinks from audio sharing site, you only need to create a piece of music or an audio song (you may take help from expert or find an online professional on Fiverr.com). Or even if you aren’t good at creating or composing music or don’t want to spent $$ for that, just record your own voice with your laptop. When you finish this, upload this piece of music to one of the following High PageRank audio sharing site or search for some others which grant you with a dofollow backlink.