How to increase backlinks to your site in just one week

To improve the SEO performance of your website, you have three options: improve the quality of your content, optimize the textual elements of the website (on-page SEO) or increase the number of backlinks that point to your website (off-page SEO). ). In this article, I will show you how to do the latter.

As the founder of two full-service digital marketing agencies, I’ve helped countless clients rank their websites on the first search engine results pages (SERPs) by improving their off-page SEO. To help you improve your rankings, I’ve put together a brief guide to scoring valuable backlinks in just a week, without triggering Google penalties or resorting to black hat techniques.

1. Fix broken links.

Perhaps the fastest way to score high value backlinks is to offer to fix broken links that exist on your niche domains. This method involves contacting webmasters and reporting links on their website that lead to HTTP 404 errors or point to irrelevant or outdated content.

To do this, find a resource page on a high domain authority website in your niche. Next, use the “Check my Links” plugin for Chrome to automatically find and highlight links on the website that lead to 404 errors. If your web properties correctly replace any of the broken links, it’s time to intervene and inform the webmaster.

Find the webmaster’s contact details and send them a friendly email letting them know about the situation. Be sure to show them exactly which links are no longer operational. Then provide a variety of useful alternatives that the webmaster can use to replace those broken links. Of course, make sure that some of the resources you suggest are your own content.

Keep in mind that you are doing the webmaster a favor by contacting them about their broken link. In return, the webmaster may feel compelled to reciprocate by providing links to your content. The key is to be truly helpful without appearing desperate or greedy.

Total time invested: two hours.

2. Write guest posts.

Creating a guest blog post or two is one of the best ways to score backlinks from well-respected outlets in your field. To write a guest post, interview the webmasters or editors of some of the websites and blogs with the highest Domain Authority scores in your niche. Politely introduce yourself and ask if they would be willing to post a guest blog post on their website for free in exchange for a dofollow backlink.

However, you need to be careful not to step into black-hat SEO territory when publishing guest posts. Publishing low-quality blog posts on content mills or private blogging networks (PBNs) is one of the easiest ways to rack up Google penalties, which negatively affect your website’s rankings.

When submitting guest posts, make sure your content is well-researched, professionally written, and posted on a legitimate platform that isn’t recognized as spam or malicious. This way, you can reap the benefits of the backlinks they generate without being penalized.

Time invested per position: five hours.

3. Use social media (and Reddit) to your advantage.

Your social media platforms should already be linked to your website. However, Reddit is one of the unsung heroes of social media when it comes to scoring backlinks. With an Alexa rating of 19 (at the time of writing), Reddit is one of the most widely used and trusted sources of information online. Even better, it’s a source of niche communities dedicated to common interests.

Whatever niche your website or business is in, chances are there’s a large community of Redditors dedicated to discussing it. With a free account, you can post to dedicated discussion forums on Reddit (called subreddits) and add links to your website.

The problem, however, is that Reddit is heavily moderated and most subreddits have rules against self-promotion. So your goal is to post informative, value-added content on subreddits to establish yourself as a trusted authority within your topic. Make sure each post isn’t purely self-promotional and answers questions your readers might have. This way your posts won’t be deleted by subreddit moderators and funnel traffic to your site.

Time invested per position: one hour.

4. Write free testimonials.

One of the easiest ways to accumulate backlinks is to write testimonials for the products you use. To do this, contact the owners or public relations representatives of the companies whose products you appreciate. For example, if you are in the digital marketing niche, you can ask to write testimonials in exchange for backlinks to the owners of Ahrefs, SEMrush, Raven Tools, MailChimp, BuzzSumo, Hootsuite, and Buffer.

Time invested per testimony: 30 minutes.

5. Promote your best content.

You can’t expect backlinks to appear organically without a little boost. To spark discussion around your content, grab one of your best blog posts and share it around your network, social media, friends, and family. Please ask them to share your content if they find it useful.

Second, send emails or direct messages to authorities and bloggers in your niche, and ask if they would be willing to review your content. Many top bloggers and influencers send out emails to their subscribers that include links to content they found useful or insightful – by showcasing your content to them, you can ensure your content is included.

Time invested: 10 minutes per email.

Put it all together.

Above, I listed five steps to increase your website’s backlinks in a week or less. By following this procedure, you can grab backlinks that send PageRank to your web properties and improve their SEO performance. However, you need to remember that content is still king – unless your content provides original value and information, your chances of scoring links from high authority domains are minimal to zero.

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