Are you tired of creating content every other day and not getting the desired result? It is probably because you are not being able to get Inbound links or backlinks from good quality websites. Getting links from high-quality websites with high domain authority shows a significant difference in the ranking of a website. Here we mention a few effective link building techniques you can adopt in your blog to get more backlinks which in turn will increase your domain authority which in turn will improve your ranking.
Tried and Tested Link Building Techniques
1. News Websites
News websites are one of the best sources to get links from. If you get a mention of your brand in a local news website that will be equivalent to hundreds of links you build from less quality websites. News websites qualify as a good quality website because of their content richness. The specialty of these websites is that they publish hundreds of news articles a single day. Therefore they are bound to have high domain authority.
Here is an example of two news websites, BBC and Malayala Manorama. BBC is an international news website with 93 as their domain authority and Malayala Manorama is a local news website with a domain authority of 70. Here the whole point is that Malayala Manorama being a local news website was able to have an authority value of 70 which is considered a good benchmark to take links from. Therefore we can conclude without any doubts that getting a link from a news website is of great value.
2. Content Repurposing
Are you fed up of creating new content that constantly satisfies your audience? Then resort to content repurposing. It is nothing but finding new creative ways to publish the already published content. This could be making a video tutorial, SlideShare, Infographic, podcasts etc. You must embed a code into this. By doing this when people share the repurposed content you get a link from it. It is a great way to find new audience as well as get links from the same content.
3. Link Roundup
Getting a link from a link roundup post is quite easy. Normally bloggers and magazine websites do link roundup’s every once in a while. It is a daily, weekly or monthly blog post. It is basically curated content about a specific topic and links pointing to external websites from that article.
You can find link roundups in your industry by googling Link roundup + “your focus keyword”. After you get link roundups in your niche, find an article that is a perfect fit and you can proceed to contact them. If you are a recipe blogger and have a great cupcake recipe with you. Then check link roundups with your focus keyword and you will get a list of websites that have link roundups in your niche. Find a website that is a perfect fit and pitch in your content.
4. Broken Link
Building links through broken links is oneof the best link building techniques. Firstly, you have to install a free plugin called “check my links”. After you download the extension go to a webpage that you want a link from and run this extension. It gives a report on valid and invalid links. Valid links will be underlined in green colour and invalid links in red colour.
If you find a broken link that can be replaced perfectly with a content that you have, then without further ado contact the webmasters of the website. First inform them about the broken link in their website and when they acknowledge you, forward your pitch. In this case, they will be more than happy to replace the link with yours simply because you added value to their website. It is a win-win situation.
5. Unique Branded Name
It is a great way to strike curiosity among readers. Unique branded name is giving a unique title to the article. The best part is several bloggers must have already written about it but when you give a unique name to the whole process it becomes a small invention of yours. The benefit of a unique title is two-fold. Apart from striking curiosity, people will start linking to it by the name itself. After a point, you get traffic from that unique name you authored. For eg, Brian Dean’s Skyscraper technique earned 9000 unique backlinks just because he gave a unique name to the title.
6. .EDU Websites
When it comes to ranking domain authority based on sectors, Government websites have the highest authoritative value. But getting a link from a Gov website is not a cakewalk. But do not fret, the next that comes in line is ‘.Edu’ websites. These are websites owned by universities and colleges. They have high authority because of its content which is in the form of thesis and project reports by different people. You must be wondering how you will get a link from an Edu website. These edu websites maintain a resource page for their students and teachers. These pages are filled with knowledgeable highly researched content that is helpful to a lot of people.
You can google “site:.edu’Your focus keyword'” to find Edu websites in your niche. If you can find an edu website that will be a good fit for your content then contact the administrators of the university portal. The likeliness of getting a link from these websites are trim. But even if you manage to get one link it can give a big boost to your website.
7. Guest Posting
There was a time when guest posting was considered a very reputable and respectable job. With Penguin Update google started punishing guest bloggers saying they are a source of link spamming. But even now guest blogging can be a great way to get links in a respectable way. Just make sure you guest blog in quality websites. For that, you can closely monitor popular guest bloggers in your niche. Copy their image URL from twitter and search it in Google images. You get a list of quality websites they have guest posted. You can contact these websites and offer to guest blog. For more details check out Guest Posting Power Tips For Getting Posted in Good Websites.
- Here we mentioned 7 unique link building techniques. But when you take a link from a website make sure to run a basic website analysis. This will help you to avoid spammy links.
- Never contact other websites and ask for links blandly. Instead, send out a personalized message.
- Always make sure that you are giving value in return for a link.