We all know how important backlinks are to a website. With enough backlinks, you can get your site ranked for nearly any keyword – and we know how profitable that can be. However, building backlinks ourselves can be a pain. Is there a way to get backlinks without putting in all the effort ourselves? Actually, there is. With enough effort, you can get natural backlinks that Google will approve of.
To get a natural backlink, someone needs to see your material and like it enough to link to it on their own blog. Thus, at heart to this strategy is creating the best content you can. If you create great content, people will enjoy it and want to share it with friends, family, and other internet users. Thus, you can get tons of links to your site just by providing value.
Another way to get natural links is to go for ‘link bait.’ This means writing an article that is controversial simply to get people to respond to it. If your article is controversial enough, people may link to it on their blog or personal website.
What’s great about these methods is how explosive they can be. The more people who link to your site, the more people will see your site as they click those links. If those people like the content, they may also link to your site on their web properties, thus further strengthening your site. This is very much like a snowball rolling down a hill – as more and more people link, this will cause more people to link, and so on. If your site goes viral, watch out – you may have more traffic than you ever thought possible! They key, of course, is great content, and getting it is not easy without some effort and knowledge.