Where To Get Backlinks | Top 10 HQ Sources

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Where To Get Backlinks... that matter.

These days everyone knows that you can no longer (safely) build hundreds or thousands of low-quality, non-relevant backlinks to your sites and hope to gain (and retain) your search engine ranking.

Instead, there has been a shift towards subjective analysis by the search engines to try and determine authority, relevance and trustworthiness of websites. They do this in a lot of ways, of course, but some things we know that matter include the time spent on your pages by visitors, whether they click on your links, social media interaction, mentions by other relevant and authority sites, how diverse and wide-spread a site's footprint is (which likely indicates popularity), etc...

So its not about "where to get backlinks", but finding backlinks which truly help your site's ranking moving forward, for the long-term.

Because of that I'm sharing my top 10 sources for getting good, relevant and authoritative backlinks that will do nothing but help your site move ever higher towards the top in your niche.

So here they are, and I would be really grateful if you would take the time to share your own ideas and thoughts on this... which sites do you like for getting good backlinks from?

#1 SlideShare
#2 Squidoo & Hubpages
#3 Scribd
#4 Press Releases
#5 Yahoo Answers
#6 Pinterest
#7 YouTube
#8 Social Media
#9 HARO
#10 Infographics

I don't think it needs to be said by now, but I'll say it any way... avoid buying backlinks or using backlink software. It isn't coincidence that every expert in the field is warning people that Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird are only the most recent changes to SEO.

There are a lot more changes coming as algorithms get smarter and smarter, and the army of manual site checkers is getting larger, too... it's clear that low-quality or manipulated backlinking strategies are going to hurt, if not kill, your sites.

Remember, its not about where to get backlinks, but where to get backlinks that actually help your ranking and authority.

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  • @Reminder Services - It takes some time to get backlinks indexed and your Slideshare is not yet a full week old. However, you can do some things to help your backlinks get indexed quicker, and in fact it's a great overall strategy to follow. You should have multiple social media accounts (FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Instagram, etc...) and EVERYTIME you post quality content such as your Slideshare, post a keyword relevant blurb about it on your social media sites along with a link to the Slideshare (or Pin, Like Share the Slideshare or article). Your backlinks will get indexed, and the Slideshare (or whatever content you're sharing) will get more traffic and value to pass along via the backlink in it. When I Google your Slideshare URL (http://www.slideshare.net/ReminderCall/appointment-reminders-46504724) the only result is the actual Slideshare page. There should be some search results from Pinterest, Facebook, etc... So remember, everytime you build a quality backlink you want to make sure that the content itself is getting indexed and recognized by search engines so that the backlink inside it has some value. So in a sense you are building backlinks to backlinks, but those are the types which matter most in ranking these days. When Google sees a page being cited on social media (the more the better) then it perceives that cited page as having more authority and value. Which of course means that the links that are mentioned in it (yours) are more valuable.
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  • Hello, thank you so much for this information. Perhaps you could answer a question for me. I have started a SlideShare account and posted a slideshare that includes a link to our website. I am not seeing a backlink from SlideShare on either Google Web Master Tools or Moz. Any recommendations?
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Where To Get Backlinks | Top 10 HQ Sources

  1. 1. WHERE TO GET BACKLINKS …THAT MATTER Presented by EpicFizz.com
  2. 2. IN THE NEW ERA OF SEO ITS ABOUT CONNECTIONS AND BROAD APPEAL AND NOT THE SHEER NUMBER OF BACKLINKS YOU HAVE Instead of focusing on simple links back to your site, think about how big you can make the footprint of your site. Authority websites have wide-reaching and diverse connections, and that’s exactly what will lead to long-term ranking authority, for you.
  3. 3. Powerful backlinks take more time to accrue, but they last and have so much weight. Here I’m going to list my top 10 sources for good backlinks that you should be focusing on. These represent diversity and authority, and will help you get better ranking in the SERPs while also driving quality traffic to your site. Most of these are nofollow but if you’ve followed our blog (EpicFizz.com) then you’ve learned that it no longer matters as much for ranking. Its all about perceived authority.
  4. 4. #1 - SLIDESHARE SlideShare is an amazing high-traffic high-authority site that is extremely popular (Alexa rank is 118) although under-utilized by affiliates and bloggers. The site allows you to upload and share documents that you can optimize for SEO. The platform is free to use, and so simple. It’s not uncommon to see a SlideShare document ranking on page one of the SERPs, thanks to the authority the site has and it’s volume of traffic. Simply create a document using MS PowerPoint or Publisher (or a free alternative like OpenOffice or LibreOffice), save it or export it as a pdf, and upload it to their site. You can then promote the document by sending other backlinks to it in order to rank the SlideShare page, or use it solely as a backlink to your site and for the traffic it can generate.
  5. 5. #2 – SQUIDOO & HUBPAGES These two represent the top of the article writing sites and both provide lots of authority, high traffic, and even dofollow backlinks for those who still covet them. While it requires that you craft some unique and good quality content, the very fact that you can reference your site within the context of relevant articles make for very compelling links. Both of these get really good traffic and the pages you create on them tend to rank well on their own. I have over 50 articles on Squidoo alone and aside from the amazing link benefits and the traffic I get, I also earn a little extra cash from them. Make it a point to write at both of these sites.
  6. 6. #3 – SCRIBD Scribd is one of the leading online libraries and aside from purely professional books and journals from the top names in publishing, it also allows people like you and I to upload our own ebooks to share with others. Like SlideShare, this one has an enormous amount of authority and traffic, and is really simple to use. You can even upload your affiliate giveaway documents to this site and simply direct your new subscribers to them (hosting solved). You can place an unlimited number of links inside the ebooks (though they’re nofollow) and creating one is as simple as creating a pdf. Traffic can be pretty significant if you upload documents worthy of sharing. While the links are nofollow as mentioned, Google is quite capable of reading the content of your pdfs and also the links they contain… providing more relevant and high quality backlinks for your site.
  7. 7. #4 – PRESS RELEASES Somewhere there’s a self-anointed expert rolling his eyes and biting his nails at this one. Everyone knows, he thinks, that Press Releases are no longer valuable in the eyes of search engines. Really? Amazingly, if they’re of such little (or even negative) value, why are hundreds of millions spent each year by the biggest companies? You can find Press Releases ranking on page one of the SERPs for a lot of keywords… so much for Google not liking them. Taking the ranking value of them aside, these still provide a great opportunity to get more exposure for your site and a lot of traffic if you’re crafting well thought out releases and providing value to the reader. For $5 you can get your release sent to the top press release sites at Fiverr.com, and its money well spent if you are writing good stuff.
  8. 8. #5 – YAHOO ANSWERS Yahoo Answers is one of those sources for backlinks and exposure for your site that is so amazing I can’t believe more people aren’t using it. It’s easy and free to set up an account, and of all of these backlinking opportunities we’re talking about it’s probably the easiest. All you have to do is search for questions in your niche, the things you know a lot about and which relate to your site. Offer good advice and even take time to research your answers on occasion. And while you don’t always want to link to your own content, you will get plenty of opportunity to share your own links and even embed your YouTube videos. You’ll get quite a bit of traffic from Yahoo Answers, and know that you’re building your brand AND getting backlinks.
  9. 9. #6 – PINTEREST Everyone knows about Pinterest, but so many affiliates are simply not using it to its full potential. Start by creating a branded board, like Epic Fizz, and then every time you create a new pin be sure to include your brand name in hashtags, like #EpicFizz That way, every time someone shares, likes or repins one of your pins, their followers and their visitors will see your brand name, and they’ll be able to click it to see all of the pins from your board. Even if other people use the same hashtag, your brand is getting a lot of attention and you will get more and more traffic. Be sure to pin your own images, too, so that people can learn about your great content.
  10. 10. #7 – YOUTUBE Like most of these backlink opportunities, YouTube offers benefits that are really far reaching. First, YouTube is the second largest search engine only behind Google, which now owns YouTube. You can often times get more traffic from well made and well optimized videos than you can written reviews. Next, you’re once again getting your brand recognized and known, and when your channel gets more popular you can start to build loyal followers who will be happy to visit your site and even join your lists. Finally, we now know conclusively that Google loves media-rich websites and articles, and by creating awesome videos and adding them to your articles you’re likely going to get more ranking love from them.
  11. 11. #8 – SOCIAL MEDIA OK, so Pinterest and YouTube are technically in this category, but they were listed individually because they have that much more to offer. In plenty of research, like that done SearchMetrics, social signals (especially Google + and Facebook Shares) have more weight and influence on ranking than regular backlinks. Check out the link below if you’re in doubt. We hear it all of the time from experts that you need to be involved with and using social media, but again, so many affiliates just aren’t doing it. Even if you only go so far as to create the profiles, do it and list your website in the profile for the added backlinks and to increase the footprint of your site… Google knows when your name is mentioned somewhere, even if it isn’t hyperlinked. Source: http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2013/06/27/ranking-factors-2013-google-usa/ Or go to EpicFizz.com and read “Where To Get Backlinks”
  12. 12. #9 – HARO HARO stands for Help A Reporter Out. This is a totally under-utilized resource that can, for many people, result in some amazing exposure and authoritative backlinks that you could never buy. Its free to sign up, and all you have to do is select the niches in which you would like to offer your expertise, tell a little about yourself, and there you go. Every day you’ll receive email notices for your selected niches which outlines the reporters looking for experts and what they’re writing about; it could be blogging or just working online. If you see something you like simply submit your info and perhaps a little sales pitch to them. If they like what you offer they’ll contact you and the end results will be your name and website listed as the source. You could land on some major publications like ABC, FOX, and more. Sure, it doesn’t always work out, but even if you get one or two of these gigs, it will have an enormous impact on your brand, search rankings, and of course traffic.
  13. 13. #10 - INFOGRAPHICS A good Infographic can get you more traffic and more link value than perhaps any of these others. The problem is, the field is starting to get crowded, which is why I listed this one last. That being said, there’s still a lot of value here and it is smart money to spend some time and effort to create a very good Infographic or two, that you post on your own site as well as on the most popular sharing sites, like visual.ly Just be sure to brand the Infographic with your name and URL, so when people post and share it, even if they fail to give you a backlink (rascals) people will know who created it and start to recognize your brand. But you will get some relevant backlinks, rest assured.
  14. 14. THERE’S NO REASON FOR POOR RANKINGS These are just 10 of my favorite places for quality backlinks, and there are dozens and dozens more where you can get your site some good exposure. Yes, it takes a little time and effort, but if you do a little bit every day or once a week even, you’ll eventually have built your site on a solid foundation which isn’t as susceptible to the changes in search engine algorithms that so many people fear. This is about following the paths that are natural and which even the big companies follow. The ones which offer brand recognition, quality traffic, a broad footprint, and of course natural backlinks which give your site more authority.
  15. 15. Hopefully This Was Helpful Be sure to visit our website at EpicFizz.com for more great affiliate and online marketing resources. You’ll also really like our contests and free giveaways… we’re even giving away complete websites from time to time! See you there. EpicFizz.com

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