Getting People To Link To You Even Without Asking Them To

  • Give people reasons to link to you.
  • Provide original valuable content and useful resources on your site.
  • Create useful/insightful lists. “Top 10 whatever”, “10 easy tips to achieving whatever”, those types of lists. People love them and many can’t resist linking to them.
  • Develop authority in your chosen niche/subject.
  • Provide a privacy policy and “about” section on your site to make it look trustworthy.
  • Make your content easily understood by most people. Minimize grammatical and spelling errors while you’re at it.
  • Buy relevant traffic through pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns or through intermediary sites like You might just get some visitors who will link to you at the end of the day.
  • Submit articles to article directories such as Ezinearticles or GoArticles. Include your link in your signature.
  • Submit articles to industry news sites. Include your link in your signature.
  • Find out the hottest topics of the moment and post original articles on it on your site.
  • Make a compelling and newsworthy press release and email it to journalists and bloggers, as well as press release sites like PRweb and PRLeap.
  • Keep track of those who pick up your articles and press releases and offer them exclusive content.
  • Trade articles with other webmasters/sites.
  • Ask people to provide feedback on your articles/news and to reference to it if they find the information useful.
  • Do surveys and studies that make people feel important, you’d be surprised by the amount of links you’ll get.
  • Submit your site to online directories which offer free submissions
  • Submit your site to high quality paid directories.
  • Get people to tag your site on Delicious and other social bookmarking sites.
  • Depending on your offerings, Craigslist can be a cheap/free classified service.
  • Post questions or answers on Yahoo Answers and Google Groups and provide links to relevant resources.
  • Create a topical Squidoo page and link to expert documents and useful tools in your field. Also include a link to your site.
  • Always remember to include your site’s link in your signature files.
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