• Whenever we talk about SEO, we divide it into on site and off site SEO. Off site SEO mainly contains backlinks and social signals. Specially, to boost your ranking in SERP’s you need to get quality links from other authority sites. 
  • We all know the importance of search engine traffic and that getting high quality backlinks to your blog is one of the best ways to improve your blogs rankings and get better search engine traffic and results, this post will be listing 101 ways by which you can get quality backlinks to your blog.
  • Also, when you are building backlinks, you need to keep quality of links and anchor text variation in your mind. Also, instead of creating lots of backlinks to your homepage only, start working on building links to internal pages. You can start working on resource pages like “WordPress guide” and build links to them. This way, you can also target Single or double word Keywords easily.
Some of the link building methods, which you should ignore:
  • Avoid site wide link from footer (WordPress themes or plugins)
  • Avoid buying exact anchor text link (Keep a proportion of 40%-20%–20%-10%-10% for anchor text variation)
  • Avoid buying bulk links from sites like Fiverr
  • Don’t opt for link networks (Build my rank was one of such private link network, which got penalized)
  • Avoid BlogRoll links
  • Article directory links are not that effective anymore
Smart Blogger guide to build quality Links to your Site
  • Submit Guest Post to Other Blogs
  • Comment on dofollow blogs
  • Start Relevant Threads in Forums and Link to Your Blog Posts
  • Link to Your Blog in Your Forum Signatures (Only high quality forums)
  • Social bookmarking is also considered as backlinks and you should target following network: Google plus, Twitter, Facebook, Digg and delicious.
  • Make Use of Discussion Boards by Linking to Your Blog in threads. Quora is one such HQ discussion board.
  • Make Use of Blogging Communities by Submitting Your Blog Posts to Them, some great places to start are Blog Engage, Inbound
  • Ask Questions related to your blog in Answer Sites like Yahoo Answers and Link to Your Blog in your questions
  • Answer Questions in Yahoo Answers and Cite Your Blog as the Source
  • Interlink to your blog and other posts on your blog when writing on your blog.
  • Exchange links with other bloggers in your niche. Make sure to form link pyramid and keep it natural.
  • Submit Your Blog to Top Blogging directories (Again quality mattes here)
  • Submit your blog to top web directories
  • Submit your blog to top niche directories
  • Ask your friends to link to you
  • Submit your blog posts to all social bookmarking sites you know
  • Submit your blog to your top social networking sites
  • Submit your articles to stumbleupon
  • Submit your blog to digg, it is dofollow and Google crawls most of its submissions
  • Work on making your blog go viral on top social bookmarking sites, this alone can bring you tons of quality backlinks from authority sites.
  • Submit your rss feed to feeder sites
  • Make use of press releases, you can get a list of press release sites to get started
  • Submit your rss feed to rss directories, here is a list of rss directories to get started.
  • Most forums have a website review forum, review your blog on these forums.
  • Release a free theme and include a link to your blog in its footer. (Not recommended)
  • Release a free wordpres plugin and include a link to your blog in it. But don’t keep it sitewide, as sitewide anchor text links are bad.
  • Release a software or compile your ebooks to .exe and submit them to top software sites like brothersoft
  • Convert your blog posts to pdf and submit it to document sharing sites, here is a list of document sharing sites for you to get started.
  • Review top companies and products and they might link back to you
  • Do a weekly link love post and link to many bloggers, they will most likely return the favor. Take advantage of outbound link SEO.
  • Interview top bloggers and ask them to help you share it on their favorite social networks and their fans will link to your interview.
  • Provide testimonials for marketers and also provide your link when doing so, they will most likely link back to you.
  • Make use of web 2.0 sites like squidoo to promote your blog
  • Submit your blog posts to blog carnivals.
  • Submit your blog to css directories.
  • Ask other bloggers to interview you.
  • Write linkbait posts.
  • Write top list posts because they can go viral easily.
  • Write a post comparing some top gurus in your niche.
  • Write a post featuring some upcoming bloggers and why you like them, they will most likely link to it.
  • Trade articles with other bloggers in your niche.
  • Submit your site to Dmoz, many other directories use this directory and that alone is enough quality backlinks for you.
  • Submit your blog to .edu and .gov forums and blogs, Google so much loves backlinks from this site and regards them as authority.
  • Make use of groups like Google Groups and Yahoo Groups
  • Create a Wikipedia Page for Yourself and include your link in the resource section.
  • Submit your blog to technorati and build more links to increase your ranks, this alone can help you get many high-quality backlinks.
  • Write posts that have “the ultimate” in the title, each of these types of post I wrote got over 20 backlinks each.

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