6 Types of Backlinks to Get For Your Website

If content is king, then backlinks are the supreme ruler of the universe because without them, no one will ever see your content. If you have a new website and you are trying to get traffic, the proper backlink strategy is a must and you have to get links from diverse places.

link building basicsToo many people only include 1 type of link (i.e. only article directories or only profile links) in their promotional activities and, while these may work for a while, in the long run you will not be able to sustain your rankings or traffic unless you get links from different types of places. Towards that end, here are 6 types of backlinks that any new site must endeavor to obtain.

1. Social Bookmarking Sites

Personally, I feel that links from these sites are just about useless for SEO purposes, however there is some talk that google looks for your site to be bookmarked as it indicates that people like it. So, it is in your best interest to choose a few social bookmarking sites where you can bookmark but also get others to bookmark, digg, like or whatever your site too.

2. Article Distribution

Article distribution is great for backlinks because you can control the anchor text. So, if you want to rank for “blue widgets” you can be sure to use that as anchor text in your resource box. Not only that but, if you write a good article, you can actually get traffic to your website from the people that read the article and like what you have to say.

A 3rd benefit of submitting your article to article directories is that other people might come along and syndicate your article on their blog thus giving you even more backlinks and a wider audience.

3. Press Releases

Distributing press releases can give you great backlinks. Of course, you should have something newsworthy to say, but just launching your website can be big news. Also, offering a new service, a free report or some kind of calculator or other software on your site that visitors can use could also apply.

4. Blog Commenting

Blog commenting can be a good way to get backlinks and traffic. They key is to leave a good relevant comment that adds to the conversation, otherwise you probably won’t get your comment approved. If you want “link juice” for your comment, you will need to make sure the blog is using “do follow” links.

5. RSS Feeds

Submitting your RSS feed to the various RSS directories can be a great way to get backlinks on autopilot. Since your feed is dynamic, every time you make a new post, you get instant backlinks from these directories. Not only that, but other people can put your feed on their sites for more exposure and backlinks.

6. Guest Blogging

Here, I have saved the best for last because I truly believe that guest blogging will give you the highest quality backlinks and it’s all because of two words “editorial discretion”. You see, in order to get a post published on a blog in your industry, a human has to approve it. The search engines know this so naturally that link is more valuable than one from an article directory or rss feed that you can easily get on your own.

Leaving a guest post on a blog is a great way to get traffic directly from the blog too! Of course, you need to write a high quality post and most blogs require your post to be unique and of substantial content and words. No fluff here – really great content wins the race!

These are just 6 places that you should consider getting links to your blog from. There are actually many other places and you should strive to deploy a diverse and robust linking strategy if you want your website to grow and increase traffic and, hopefully, sales!

Guest author Lee Dobbins is a full time internet marketer that specializes in website development and promotion. Visit WebsitePromotionBlueprint.com for more on how to get targeted traffic to your blog and don’t forget to sign up for her FREE 10 Step Link Building Process ebook and spreadsheet that will help you organize your link building efforts and start a flood of traffic to your website.  


  1. Music says:

    Great tips..Backlinks from facebook, digg, twitter or high page rank website is help to improve traffic.

  2. Dinesh @ DailyBlogMoney says:

    Writing killer articles as the first one in web for specific topic will get some backlinks from other bloggers and readers.
    Thats an another good way to get quality backlink.

    Thanks for the nice list.

  3. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the different ways of how to get backlinks. My favorite way is article distribution. It always seems to work out for me.

  4. Jodi says:

    Great article. I’ll be sure to adjust my backlink posting strategy according to these tips.

  5. Julian says:

    can also link exchange which usually on sidebar grouped into positive backlinks

  6. Rajib Kumar says:

    Yea.. you are right. But main thing is that to built superb articles writing for blog to get direct backlinks.

  7. Mahendra says:

    Yeah you are right but still there are other way to get backlinks e.g. Forums

  8. Dr-Hack says:

    Well , i’v read alot and know the one supreme thing required is TIME …

    if we give time no matter how junk of a thing we work on it pays off , and without time .. its goes down …

  9. Vikas Arora says:

    Yes I am totally agree with your this strategy to generate back link for the site. But we almost look for fallow links therefore according both fallow or no fallow is good

  10. WebhostingCS says:

    Article distribution is really great, but a bit hard in the beginning..

    comments/rss are easiet though…


  11. Fonte de Renda says:

    Very good your post! Great tips for getting good backlinks!


  12. Andrew Pollock says:

    You left out directories. A good directory also involves editorial discretion. Of course there are a lot of directories that will list almost any site…

  13. News in Kenya says:

    Guest Blogging is good but the problem is that its over now. You also forgot link baiting, it can be a good way to generate in-bound links hence giving you more exposure and traffic.

  14. Shayari says:

    These all are good to get backlinks but Artical submission and social bookmarking is the best.
    Blog commenting is also good because google loves blog and crawl every backlinks coming from any blog .

  15. amit says:

    I ll not wrong if I say SEO is all about backlink or link building.In whole procedure we create backlinks for our website and try to get high rank in SE on that keywords which we place in our link building work.There are lot of ways to create backlinks.You have mention some of them very well.I hope website owners or link builder ll read this article and implement these techniques in their link building work.
    Thanks for a great sharing with us.

  16. where to buy kindle says:

    I have been trying out social bookmarking with a online app which i exchange them which i found great have you done somthing similar? thanks

  17. Web Hosting says:

    Social Bookmarking has never paid me with a backlink but it has got me some quick visitors.

  18. Kelvin Castelino says:

    There’s something called networked blogs. Check that out. It helps linking to blog to many websites like facebook and twitter, and automatically shares the link of your post, which can bring in more traffic too.

  19. Moviesberg says:

    thanks for backlinks tips

  20. Mark steven says:

    Article submission dosen’t gets me good amount of traffic, but the visitor are kind of quality visitors who are interested in reading the blog.

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