What are Backlinks and How to get free backlinks?

I am sure that if you have studied about Search Engine Optimization, you’ve came across the word Backlink. Backlink is a term which refers to link pointing at a blog from another website/blog. When i started blogging, i was not aware of Backlinks and their importance. So its possible that you may also not aware of Backlinks, thats why I am going to share my knowledge of backlinks and how to create backlinks for WordPress Blog.

What is Backlink SEO

Quality BacklinksIn simple words “An anchor link in a blog/website which is pointing to another blog/website is called backlink“. Its a simple link which can be found in the blog post, sidebar, header, footer or even comments. No matter where it is, if it is pointing to an external website then it is a Backlink of that website. Backlinks are also known as Referrers. Backlinks are also used to increase the Page Rank of a blog. In Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Quality backlinks plays an important role. Google respect the blogs which have Quality Backlinks. Chances are higher to bring your blog on the 1st page of search result by creating backlinks. Other then SEO, you can get traffic to your blog from the website/blog which contain link pointing to your blog. So, how you can create quality backlinks for free? Lets get started with it.

How to create Free Backlinks?

Backlink SEO

So i hope you may know about backlinks now. Now i am going to share some basic ways to create Free backlinks for your blog. But i want you to have a look on some useful tips before we move to the next step.

  • In Search Engine Optimization, the number of backlinks doesn’t matter but the quality of backlinks matters.
  • A link pointing to your blog from a website/blog of PageRank 1+ will be quality backlinks.
  • Paid backlinks will destroy your blog. They have no worth. So never buy backlinks.
  • Don’t submit your blog in the directories, which ask you to create an anchor link to their directory in order to get approved for the directory listening. Otherwise Google and various search engines will mark your link as a spam.

Must follow the above guidelines if you want to keep your blog in search engine results. Ok now lets move to generating Quality Backlinks. There are 100+ ways to create backlinks. I am not going to share all of the methods in this article since it is not possible but You can find some basic and powerful tricks to create backlinks below. Some of the basic ways to create backlinks are:

  • Write Detailed and Quality Articles
  • Write Guest Posts on Other Blogs
  • Commenting on other blogs
  • Submit Directories

Write Detailed and Quality Articles

Backlink SEOThis is the most simple and basic way to get Quality backlinks to your blog. If your article have depth details of the topic then you will get links to your blog from other bloggers. If you are writing tutorials then there are chances that your readers will share your post in their articles. Try to use some widgets for showing most popular posts or top posts in sidebar or footer. Because most of the bloggers with same niche take a look on that posts to use those posts in their own articles.

Submit Guest Posts on Other Blogs

Quality BacklinksMost of the blogs are accepting guest posts. Find some blogs with the same niche. Write quality articles for their blogs and in exchange they will give you a permanent backlink to your blog. You can find blogs for guest posting via Google. Must have a look on the rules of guest posting of each blog before writing the article. Every blog have its own Rules and terms. So must have a look on them every time you going to write a new article for a blog. I will write a detail article on Guest posting in upcoming articles.

Commenting on other blogs

Backlink SEOComments are the best way to get backlinks to your blog. Start commenting on forums, Blogs and Websites with the same niche. Don’t post a direct link to your blog in comment, Only write the url of your blog in the Website section and if you are commenting on forum then add your blog URL in the signature of your profile. You will also get direct traffic from the website which contain backlinks to your blog.

Submit Directories

Quality BacklinksAs i mentioned above submitting directories are useful for backlinking, But finding original directories is not an easy task. Try to ignore such directories which ask you create a backlink to the directory on your blog. Don’t use any auto directory submission tool to submit directories. It will create spam links and your blog will no more remain in search results.


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  • Read complete post, very nice post. But can you please share list of article directories, as you said most of the directories are worthless and finding a good one is a difficult task!

    Usama Arshad 4 years ago Reply

    • Yes i will share a list of article directories soon.

      M Luqman 4 years ago Reply

  • Great post!

    I think the hardest part to get traction whe you have a new post is to create backlinks. Th for sharing those tips!

    Alex 4 years ago Reply

  • Great post. Thanks for sharing it.

    Lisa Schmidt 4 years ago Reply

  • Cool. Very helpful. Can you post the list of directories as well. Thanks
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    Buddhi Bal Thapa 4 years ago Reply

  • Hi,

    Thanks for this amazing guide related to getting Free Backlinks. I have gone through it and i am sue it will help me building some backlinks for my own site .


    Ahsan Ali 3 years ago Reply

  • awesome stuff thanks alot for sharing 🙂

    Xuhair Raxa 3 years ago Reply

  • thank you for sharing this useful post. I will try that soon.

    trekking morocco 3 years ago Reply

  • whether current, increasing the number of backlinks is still effective and relevant to improve SEO?

    paris 3 years ago Reply

  • sir thank u for this nice post
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    Tabinda Kaukab 3 years ago Reply

  • helpful article…………….

    suraj mundepi 3 years ago Reply

  • I agree with your all tips but here I have some question to ask that some day before Guest posting is banned by Matt Cutts then Instead of Guest posting what we should use for drive back links???
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    Seema Chauhan 3 years ago Reply

  • thanks sir
    really nice article
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    Ranjeet 3 years ago Reply

  • how do I know which are quality ones and which are not sorry im a newbie

    christine 3 years ago Reply

  • nice post. It is written in detailed. Any one can easily understand the post.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    Mariam 2 years ago Reply

  • Nice Post 🙂

    Jennifer 2 years ago Reply

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