Just like vitamins and proteins are the essences of a balanced diet, backlinks are the nutrition for SEO. Earning high-quality backlinks is important for your website as they help your website rank higher on all search engines. Backlinks are more than just links, they are a medium to build confidence in your audience, and offer a recommendation to the readers indirectly.
No matter how efficiently you strategize your marketing tactics, without effective backlinking it is difficult to outperform the competition. While working on your SEO services, you need to make sure that you are getting high-quality backlinks to your website as well. And by high-quality, we mean that the link you earn should be way better and faster than your competitors.
If you have just started your business or are a medium scale business struggling with stagnate traffic, then it is the right time to start focussing on improvising your backlinking strategy. We are going to discuss 10 quick and creative ways to help you earn backlinks for your website in a short period of time.
- Start with Reclaiming Unlinked Mentions
Suppose your recent content campaign has been covered by a famous blog but it is done without providing you a link! Meaning, you just get a brand shout out, that’s all. This situation is labeled under unlinked brand mentions. When you try to obtain a link to these unlinked brand mentions, it is considered as reclaiming the unlinked mentions.
How can you do that?
Simple. Stay updated and keep a note of all the mentions done in the blogs or news releases by famous publishers or brands. You can easily do that by using a simple tool available online for free, i.e. Google Alerts. Google Alerts is a content change detection and notification service offered by Google to help you find news results such as web pages, newspaper articles, blogs, and more.
What should you do after finding an unlinked mention?
Well, it’s time to send those brands or businesses a quick notification asking for an appropriate link attribution. It will not only help you get traffic on your website but the publisher’s audience will also gain a better experience.
- Upgrade the Old Content
Do you want to improve your ranking on Google and other search engines?
We have got a trick for you that can aid you in earning backlinks fast and skyrocketing your rankings. Keep updating your old content along with producing more new content. Why do you need to update your content published long back?
Let me explain it to you with an example-
Supposedly, while going through the published list of content on your website, you accidentally found an article that has appreciable backlinks. Meaning, this article has many publications referencing it. The question is how you can earn more and better links from the same content. The answer is simple, by updating the content with more relevant and fresh data.
What else can you do to update the content?
Try to fix grammar and spelling mistakes, improve content accuracy, remove broken links and add multimedia.
Reach out to the bloggers and publishers who have mentioned the link to the old content and notify them of your updated version.
Earning the links back to the updated content may take time, but it is totally worth it as it if directly going to affect your rank on Google. And who knows, you may end up building a relationship with the publisher.
- Utilize Outdated Resources for Link Building
Since a long time back, we have been working and experimenting with this link building strategy and to our surprise, we have got amazing results.
Keep reading to find out what we did and how it can help you earn quality backlinks.
Begin by searching for sites in the market that have either changed their names or updated their URL or stopped offering some service, or closed down. This is a good opportunity to link the new sites in order to attract a new audience.
Now find out the sites that are still linking to the old and outdated URL. The next step would be to find link opportunities to work with those sites that are still pointing to the old URL. Lastly, reach out to them, notify them about the new site and gently request them to add your link to their site.
- Become a Source
Isn’t it a great idea for you to utilize your expertise and data to become a source for other bloggers and journalists?
How is it going to help you?
Well, every time a brand will quote you as a reference for the data, you will get a chance to earn a backlink. If the website has a high Domain Authority, your backlinking will earn more credibility. Hence, your website will become a trusted source. This, in turn, will increase traffic to your website and boost brand awareness.
- Publish Guides to the Most Relevant Topics
Coming up with descriptive guides is the best way to give as a comprehensive source on a given topic. It should cover all the essential information which makes the readers stay on the post till the last.
For instance, you can create- ‘how-to’ or ‘tips on’ types of guides to solve your reader’s issues.
How can you benefit from the guides?
When you seek a backlink for detailed guides, you are ultimately giving your publishers a chance to reference a concept that is most relevant to their audience. Just make sure that the guide should address all the queries related to the subject from the basic to the advanced level.
These are a few of the most important tactics of the many that you should follow in order to earn quality backlinks quickly. Apart from this, you should have knowledge of SEO tools that can help expedite the process. Find below the list of some of the best backlink checkers-
- Backlinks (Neil Patel)
- Ahrefs Backlink Checker
These tools will provide you with essential insights about the website, its domain authority and more. Do not wait anymore. We are sure that if you utilize all the information provided in this write-up, you will see your rank get better with time on all the eminent search engines.
Bharat Patel, who heads the digital marketing team at Brainvire Infotech, is armed with over 12 years of experience in the fields of online marketing and project management. He is extremely proactive in implementing the latest technological innovations in his projects. Bharat’s core expertise lies in search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, and conversion rate optimization, among other things. His immense flare of writing encourages him to consistently pen down words revolving around current trends and innovations that relate to his fields of interest.