SEO (search engine optimization) is always associated with backlinks. I try to define backlinks according to my understanding; basically, backlink or linkback is a link or a link from a website to another website, in other words a website to provide recommendations to the user should visit other websites
Then what we aim to build backlinks? The ultimate goal is to make our website more popular on search engines, such as Google.com. Websites or blogs that have a lot of quality backlinks usually will get special attention from the search engines, and search engines will place your website / blog on the main page of search results for certain keywords. How to build and create quality backlinks to your blog?
Ok, here are some ways to build and create quality backlinks to your blog or business website:
1. Social Bookmarking Sites
Social bookmarking site is to facilitate the users to save URLs or links from sites that they like so you can easily find when trying to recall. In its development, the social bookmarking site heavily used by SEO experts to help popularize a web page in search engines.
Search engines like Google also explore social bookmarking pages to determine which web pages are often stored by Internet users. And of course this will affect the search results in the search engines.
2. Pages Directory
Article directories are often used for marketing and backlink building activities. We can build backlinks from article directory sites by creating quality articles and then submitted to article directory sites. Many article directories are already very well known at this time, for English as Ezinearticles.com, Articlebase.com, and others.
Blogwalking are activities visit other blogs and leave comments and we can leave the URL of the comments posted on our website. There are two advantages of blogwalking activities, the first is we get a backlink, and the second is a direct visit from the owner of the blog as well as others who commented on the blog.
Its very important to remember is to give good comments and not arbitrary in order not to be considered spam by the blog owner. Prior to leaving comments on the blog should read the article, then please leave a comment that is associated with the article.
4. Guest Blogger
Being a guest blogger on a blog that has been established is one very powerful way to make your blog popular fast. We can be a writer on another blog - of course with the permission of the owner of the blog - and then we post good articles and in accordance with the existing topic in the blog. In the biography of the author introduces himself and we can also put a link to our web / blog, two benefits at once; backlinks and visitors as well.
5. Forums Signature
Currently many forums that can be found on the Internet, ranging from the forum gamers, publishers, until entrepreneurs forum. One very famous forum is kaskus.co.id, various topics are discussed in this forum. Kaskus.co.id addition, the forum is very well known is ads-id, which is a forum of the publisher in Indonesia.
Ads-id.com forum members are verified and donors are given the facility to attach a signature where the signature would look at every post that we send in the forum. Inserting a link to a web / blog in the signature section will certainly provide an advantage for us, namely quality backlinks and also visistor of the forum.
Some recommended forums that allow signature links and dofollow :
Backlinks from social media sites is a very quality backlinks, for example backlinks from twitter, google plus, and facebook. Although usually backlinks from social media sites are nofollow, search engines like google still take it into account.
In addition to the backlink of course we will also get visitors from our friends or followers on social media. Therefore, should any web / blog that we build must have its own social media accounts, such as a Facebook fan page and twitter account. By having many friends or followers on social media websites would be very easy to create a web / blog became popular, of course, we also need to be active in social media.
7. Press Release
Backlinks from websites press release is qualified backlinks, other than that a press release is potentially provide traffic web / blog. If I notice in Indonesia has not been so popular in using press releases for website promotion activities and to build backlinks, normally used only by large companies. In contrast to overseas, press release sites is very often used for promotional activities and build backlinks a website, be it for small, medium, and large companies.
8. Web 2.0
In addition to create a free blog, web 2.0 is also often used for activities to bring up backlinks. And of course the backlinks from Web 2.0 is very effective in our SEO activities because the average Web 2.0 is a high authority in the search engines, in other words, Web 2.0 is already trusted by search engines.
Some Web 2.0 is often used to build backlinks is activity; Blogger.com. WordPress.com, Blog.com, Blurty.com, Webs.com, Livejournal.com, Gather.com, and much more. More details you can see his list here.
Actually there are several ways to build backlinks for your web / blog. If you have a different way or have any input on strategies to build backlinks please provide feedback via comments below.