How to Get Free backlinks? for beginners
How to get free backlinks? This is the common question with most of the beginner bloggers all round the world. A beginner blogger has the worst nightmare when after a lot of hardwork you do not have visitors to count for. You watched all the videos, classes or courses, but still it is not working, then what? How to proceed and succeed? So many questions in mind at the same time.
You may also think that it would have been better if you could start the blogging 10-12 years back. There was lesser competition and more chances to succeed. By these 10 years, you would have achieved a high DA for your site and attracted lot of visitors to monetize. But today, things are far more tough and it takes a good amount of time with same effort to rank. You must read my blog on “The Circle of SERP” to understand the step wise challenges new bloggers face and most of them give up blogging. The step by step process of keyword research, content writing, on-page SEO, backlink or off-page SEO, marketing the blog for ranking, all are covered in The Circle of SERP and Backlinks? free or paid
The tough job before backlinks
Let me explain this with the help of my site “easy shop easy blog“. This is a new site. I opened it as a experimental venture on affiliate marketing, but soon lost interest. Without changing the domain name, I started blogging. Not for a particular niche or micro-niche but in general any topic that I found trending or true to my feelings.
For each blog, I did all the key steps for ranking. As per google site kit in wordpress, I was or I am getting thousands of impressions but in the lower order which practically gave very less organic visitors to my site. I also, used to share my blogs on social media and that too does not gain much interest or traffic. May be people ado not like to read any more. Videos are ruling and trending everywhere.
So, what I or my site was lacking? As a beginner (only 3 months old), I feel the connection to all the beginner bloggers and their challenges and frustrations. Only thing is, I am doing it part time (off-office hours) in the evening. I was learning, or infact, I am learning and rectifying my acts each day. I strongly believe, “A long journey with your passion shall earn a good reward some day”. But, the actual problem and solution I am finding during my blogging is really surprising and time consuming. Read till the end for your knowledge.
Backlinks! Is the ultimate solution to ranking?
After doing everything for your blog, I would say better written than other existing bloggers, its zero. Why? The answer is you do not have a high DA (Domain Authority), high PA(Page Authority). And unfortunately or fortunately, you can not rank with all good job but without the above. Beginner bloggers must have come to know this, that ranking after 10th position and ranking in 100th position is the same thing. It is not a film industry, that you as a audition winner, got a break and your first movie venture is a blockbuster. You become a star and you get new offers in line.
This case is totally different. The established stars keep shining and get all the attention. Why shouldn’t they? They have the best team working for hours with best technicians and high paid tools for their business. It is most of the time fight for a sustainable business in blogging then make a good film and forget. In blogging business, it is the backlinks that makes the change. the more your page has it, the better the rank and DA & PA. I have seen this myself, that all the good SEO without backlink can only give you impressions, nothing else.
Take the example of this blog topic “how to get free backlinks”. If you check this in any SEO tool, you shall find that the topic ha svery low SEO difficulty (SD and low Page Difficulty (PD) with low volume of traffic but just check the average number of backlinks the top 10 websites have for this key phrase. So, you can understand, how important are backlinks today.
How to get backlinks free?
This is a very important question- “How to get free backlinks?” When you, as a beginner, search the web on this, you will find a lot of videos or articles on this. There are many sites/tools which give you idea of the backlink sites of your competitors and you too can approach those sites for backlinks. But, not sure how much interest you will get from them as your site is new and it has all the standards as “0” (zero).
You will see experts giving ideas for Quora or wikipedia. Believe me, that’s totally foolish. Their backlinks are no follow and not counted. Even if you write good things there, once they see a backlink in your article, you get warnings and may bet banned from Quora or wikipedia. Links in social media sites are not counted. Some will advise for commenting for backlinks. As these are always at the end of a page, these also do not have much of the value you really need.
One of the best solutions is to practice a good writing skill and apply for guest posts in leading sites like Hubpages, Shoutmeloud, Slideshare etc. and many more similar sites. Initially you may find your posts are rejected. But, once you see your posts are approved and published, you will gain all the confidence you need. You can then try for new posts as per your interests or their suggestions and put a backlink to your site. You will see the result soon. Backlink from a high DA site shall increase your DA, PA and ranking dramatically. So, how to get free backlinks from such sites?
What are paid backlinks?
What are paid backlinks? The answer and solution as given above is “Guest Posts”. But, today the market of backlink is so competitive that it is now a business. Backlinks with do-follow tags are sold in dollars under subscriptions to some websites. You can find them in the web and many of your competitors may be using those. But, I personally do not believe in buying backlinks for ranking and so, I will not name any of those. I am ready to wait for getting the best result. Till then, what I am getting may be good or bad, I must understand that I deserve that and there are biggies in the business. So, it will take time.
But, if you want to try the paid backlinks. It’s your wish completely but thing is you may be ending up with spam sites of low PA & DA which may adversely affect your present position in the SERP rankings. So, better be sure of what you want to take. May be there are better sites wrt DA & PA also, but if they are paid, they may also be treated as sponsored backlinks by Google. Google keeps on changing it’s ranking algorithms for reducing the spam sites and providing better services to the visitors. Sooner or later, this implementation is going to happen. “Paid backlinks do not count.” Ultimately, good work has to be rewarded.
Best free backlink-checker tools?
Some of the best free backlink checker tools are:
SEMRUSH, UBERSUGGEST, MONITOR BACKLINKS, AHREF, The HOTH, RANKWATCH etc. If you take the free trail version of each of them, you will notice a strange thing. All the sites will not show you the same backlink results. Either they will show different or even no backlinks at all. So, you may get confused as which one is giving the correct result. Now, like any other department or business have an authority body to control the doings of the sites like for example SEBI has for the Share Market in India or the certification board for movies.
The SEO business is open and not under any controlling body. So, different sites may show different results. but why we should bear this and get confused. If 2+2=4, it must be in all the calculators or computers in the world. Now problem is, we know the result of 2+2, so we can check if the calculator is giving the correct answer or not. But in case of SEO, we don’t know what is inside untill we are a technical person in the scripting background.
I will show the example of my site shoppingmadeasyforyou.com. How the results for backlinks are different in different sites. Check the snapshots below. Each of the five sites are giving different results. Which one to follow or take it as the right one? I personally feel Ahref is the best one. It shows ) DA and 10 backlinks while others show 1 DA and 2 or 3 backlinks. The way I worked for backlinks, I feel Ahref should be correct.
The harsh truth is our blog pages are nothing without backlinks. And for the beginners, it is the most biggest challenge to overcome this. If beginners are facing the same problem “how to get free backlinks?” and could connect to this blog, please like and share the post. Believe me, be a guest poster in high DA blogging sites and collect backlinks to similar subjects you have covered in your blogs. If you have skills and you are original, you will be rewarded. Just have patience. You can also share your views on backlinks and this blog, do comment.