Online Wikipedia defines Backlinks as “incoming links to a website or web page. Inbound links were originally important (prior to the emergence of search engines) as a primary means of web navigation; today their significance lies in search engine optimization (SEO). The number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page (for example, this is used by Google to determine the PageRank of a webpage). Outside of SEO, the backlinks of a webpage may be of significant personal, cultural or semantic interest: they indicate who is paying attention to that page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web node.Backlinks are also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links.”
Backlinks are very important to Blogging. These will define the “life and death” of your blog. They are the playmaker when it comes to how your site or blog will show up on search results of Google, Ning, Yahoo or other popular search engines. The more backlinks you have, the higher you rank in the search engine results but of course with certain qualifications like quality and content of your site or post. Every backlink is like a vote in favor to your site or blog and the more votes you have, the more the search engines loves to show your page on top of the search results. With Backlinks, you are also able to track other websites or blogs that are linking to your posts and pages.
How To Get Backlinks
I can enumerate some of the ways of get backlinks. How much backlinks you need depends how much you want your blog or site to perform. I suggest that you should do your best and get as many backlinks as you can and set aside or allocate enough time to do it on a regular basis. (Trust me, it will work, but I myself find this task really laborious and eats a lot of my time). So here we go:
Commenting on blogs. Make sure that the blogs that you are commenting are relevant to the content of your blog. WordPress and Blogger blogs usually has a form (see below) where you can put the url or web address that will link back to your site or blog.
Submit Your Sites to Directories. My tip is to find directories that have high page ranks.
Write Articles and Submit to Article Directories . There are a lot around and the most popular ones are Ezines, Articlebase, and so on. Just Google it. Make sure you put a link on your article pointing to your site or blog.
Forum Posting. Sign up to popular forum sites and set up your signature. Put your url that points to blogs/sites.
Easy Backlinks to 25 Social Sites for Free
As mentioned earlier, building backlinks can be a time-consuming, and probably a boring process. Of course, you can always pay someone to do it and that really depends on your budget. Mind you, some charges really high and you need to pay a lot of money.
But it’s not the end. I found an online software that can really help. It’s a do it yourself backlinking using SocialMonkee!
SocialMonkee is an instant backlink builder allowing you to build 25 unique backlinks, every day, and it is FREE! All links are on unique C-Class IP addresses and domains. Imagine being able to create 25 unique backlinks every day with the click of a button. It’s a great service.
So, 25 unique backlinks every day… That’s a total of 175 backlinks every week, 750 every month. Of course, there is an upgrade option and it is entirely up to you to take it. An upgraded membership will enable you to build 100 uniques backlinks, 3 times a day. That’s a total of 2,100 backlinks every week, 9,000 every month.
Submitting a page to SocialMonkee via the members area takes under two minutes, but there’s an even faster way! They created a Firefox plugin that allows you to submit your page to up to 100 sites in just a few clicks, using nothing else than Firefox. If you have a Premium Account you will also get access to link reports and RSS feeds, which are great to keep track of your backlinks and get them indexed fast. Submitting your RSS feeds to RSS submitters is actually a very important step in link building.