Are you on a mission to increase the amount of traffic coming to your new website every month?
If so, one of the ways you can do it is by building up the number of quality backlinks you have.
The only problem? That can be easier said than done when you’re first trying to get a website off the ground.
In some cases, it can take years to build up enough backlinks to see significant results.
There are steps you can take to start the process of building quality backlinks, though, even if you’re still a virtual nobody.
Here are some tips that will allow you to get the backlinks you need.
Utilize Social Media to Gain a Following
If you haven’t started social media accounts for your website yet, do it now.
Social media accounts will allow you to share links to your site. But more importantly, they’ll allow you to build your brand and gain a faithful following if all goes according to plan.
Some of the social media platforms available to you include:
- And more
You don’t necessarily need to sign up for every single form of social media. Doing so will make it almost impossible for you to spend any time focusing on your website.
Instead, choose the platforms that would benefit your website the most. Then, post on them at least once a day with a link back to your website.
The links alone will help you build quality backlinks. They’ll also increase your chances of connecting with those who would be interested in your website.
Create Great Content for Your Website
Posting links from your website on social media will help you build backlinks over time.
But in order to post links, you obviously need to have links available. That means you need to commit to creating content for your website on a regular basis.
Furthermore, you need to create quality content that people actually want to read.
Put together a list of some websites that you would consider competitors. Check out what kind of content they’re putting up on their sites…and then strive to make your content better!
Read up on the topics you’re going to be writing about on your website. Transform yourself into an expert and aim to provide people with content that they can’t get anywhere else.
As you’re doing all this, keep search engine optimization in mind. Incorporating the right keywords into your content is important.
When you take this approach, people will take notice. They’ll also be more likely to link back to your website on their own social media accounts and websites.
Offer to Guest Blog on Other Websites
In addition to creating quality content for your own website, it’s also a good idea to offer to create content for other websites.
There are so many sites out there that welcome guest bloggers with open arms and allow them to put together blogs on whatever they want.
Reach out to websites that accept guest bloggers and ask if they would be willing to let you write for them. You probably won’t get paid for it, but you will get a chance to work quality backlinks into your guest blog.
That will be payment enough. It’s a simple way to get backlinks on sites that might otherwise ignore your website altogether.
Network With Other Website Owners
Outside of offering to guest blog for other websites, you should also make it a point to network with other website owners.
Ideally, you should try and get the attention of any site that you think could potentially post quality backlinks for you.
There are a number of ways to network with website owners. You can:
- Reach out to them directly and introduce yourself through email
- Leave comments on their blogs and let them know you appreciate their work
- Follow them on social media and interact with the posts they put on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Start small and contact the owners of new websites like yours first. They’ll be hungry to connect with other website owners.
Then, build your way up contacting the owners of larger, more established websites. As long as you’ve built up a little bit of buzz around your site, you’ll have a good chance of catching their eye.
Use Infographics on Your Website
Studies have shown that people love looking at infographics.
Infographics allow people to process information quickly. They’re also highly shareable.
Start using infographics on your website if you’re not doing it already. They’re not as difficult to create as you might think and will entice those who visit your site.
You’ll also find that other websites will often take your infographics and use them on their own sites.
As long as they credit you properly, you’ll earn easy quality backlinks thanks to your infographics.
Conduct a Study and Share the Results From It
The only thing people might love more than a good infographic is a good study.
People enjoy reading about how X percent of people think this or X percent of people think that.
Is there a study that you could conduct through your website? It could very well get picked up and cited on other sites if you conduct it properly.
By using Google Forms, you can put together a basic study on a topic pertaining to your website. You can then ask those who visit your site to take part in it.
In a matter of just a few weeks, your study will give you access to all kinds of interesting information that you can share with your readers.
That information will be exclusive to your site and will be of interest to many others. They’ll likely utilize the data for their own sites and set you up with the quality backlinks you’re chasing after.
Avoid Getting Frustrated If You Don’t See Results Right Away
There is, unfortunately, no shortcut to building backlinks.
You can attempt to buy quality backlinks. But if that’s your whole strategy, you’re probably not going to be successful.
Work hard to earn backlinks on websites people care about instead. It’ll lead to more long-term success for your site.
Start Building Quality Backlinks Today
Building quality backlinks won’t necessarily be easy. It’ll take time to do it.
But those backlinks will serve as the backbone of your site. You’ll get the credibility you need when you put effort into following the tips listed here.
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