How to write so that people want to backlink to you?

by shally87 20 replies
I was wondering how do you write to get people to backlink to you.
#search engine optimization #backlink #people #write
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  • Profile picture of the author lauriat1
    writing what?

    There is no magic formula, people will link to content that's providing something useful. Ask yourself what do you link to?
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  • Profile picture of the author JackMr
    this is a big question you can do a lot of things like finding a subject that people share and much more..
    I suggest you read this article https://backlinko.com/skyscraper-technique
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    • Profile picture of the author lauriat1
      there you have live example of how to write so others link to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Yes, the Skyscraper technique is certainly the best one for creating content that is proven to be popular. Be sure to go one step further than just looking to see what was popular on social networks; though, check out the actual article pages and see how many backlinks that particular page got. Then, you will really know how many links are possible and also know the sites to contact to get those links.
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  • Profile picture of the author shally87
    Thanks. That is a good resource. Will spend time to read it.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    You should have live examples of your work so that they will trust you. Building your reputation is important too. Make sure that your site's content is high quality so that other sites would want to be associated with your site.

    Loren
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    It's not so much how you write. It's about the content you deliver.

    Slap the term "linkbait" into Google and look for examples.

    Cheers,

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Here is a little secret. Chances are 99.9% of people are never going to want to link to you no matter what you write, and of the ones that do, most of those won't even own a website of their own or if they do it won't be a related site, so they won't be linking to you anyhow.

    If you want links, you are going to have to actively pursue link opportunities.
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  • Profile picture of the author pingmycareer
    I your content is strong & people like the answers that you reply in their posts they will surely DO_FOLLOW you
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  • DUDE! No one is going to link you or your website going to earn backlinks. Yes, it will be, but you know when? When you will be a big brand, everyone will do so. Otherwise there's 0.01% opportunity to get that. Make your brand sooo big first, then wait for it. Otherwise, start to create links manually. Don't dream about it, if you are new in industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Connann
    Backlinks are things that have to be gained with content quality.

    BUT you can simply go to some seo services, like in bhw, and buy some backlinkin service at affordable price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blake12377
    I usually start by asking a question about one of there most popular posts on the website. Do not mention your site or anything about back linking.

    If/when they reply, thank them for the response and then ask them what they think about your website. Then ask them if they like it, to share it.

    I never ask for a backlink directly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    Your blog needs to be optimized .You need good on page seo, like good mata tag description,a keyword or 2 in your headline, good content and fast page load speed.

    Now off page seo is basically what everyone else tells Google about your site. So whenever your content gets shared Google receives social signals.Domain authority and brand emotions are significant too.
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  • Profile picture of the author uncia
    You provide genuinely valuable content, network with people in your niche and work hard.
    No secret source there. This is the core. Everything else is just specifics.
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  • Profile picture of the author katejohnsons
    For this, you have to write user friendly content that inspires your readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author avemfly619619
    First, you need to understand why should anyone link to you.if your content is not useful for anyone why people linked to you.

    Before promote your content or website, you need to concern about your content. if you create useful information content which help or useful for someone then williingly use your website link to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheeroh
    People will link to you if you write valuable and helpful content. Unique content is awesome too. You can also write something that has been written before by others but put it a unique twist to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author snehil kamal
    Write to add value to end users. Before writing on any topic just put yourself into readers shoes and think about what reader would be expecting. Any useful content attracts lot of backlinks and social signals!
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  • Profile picture of the author CarpeNoctem
    The notion that you can write authoritative content, or content more comprehensive than anyone else's, to attract authoritative links is absurd.

    People will link based on two factors:

    1. Uniqueness eg you've written about something no-one else has
    2. Visibility eg to link to you they have to be able to find your content

    There are millions of MASSIVELY authoritative articles which never deliver a ROI on time invested from a total number of links accumulated perspective.

    Why? Because the content is just a rehash of other content available everywhere else or decision-makers don't spot the content.

    As you're not a 'connected' person (like the rest of us) - eg real life, valuable connections, not social media connections - you have to ask yourself the following:

    1. What do webmasters - not users - want?
    2. Where do webmasters go to find what they want?

    What do IMPORTANT webmasters (eg people who own valuable websites) want? Well, look at what they link to in the greatest quantity.

    More often than not it is NOT the latest 'ultimate guide' about whatever; such guides are more about salesmanship that genuine value - they want to create the impression of value rather than actual value.

    They want the user to look at the size of the page - not what it contains - and think what every human thinks when they see something big: 'wow, that's worth buying.'

    It's only an impression though, it's not actual value.

    IMPORTANT webmasters with actual value to pass onto your website are more interested in what's new. Media websites are a good example, and what do media websites link to more than anything else?

    Statistics (and unique research). I haven't done any research on this, however from common sense and reading a lot of content on very popular media websites, they are always linking to statistics.

    Media websites don't want to tell their users everything - in fact that's the last thing they want to do - they want to tell their users as little as possible in the quickest timeframe possible.

    That's what news is. That's why, as far as I'm concerned, the best way to attract links is to make yourself visible to webmasters (not users or people). As far as link acquisition is concerned the webmaster, not the user, is your target audience.

    How do you make yourself visible to important webmasters? Send them tips on stories, get included on Google News (this is the best tactic), create unique research (conduct surveys) and sign up to HARO.

    Then what? Create lots of content that's geared to creating the value webmasters need - and publish it through Google News.

    Aside from this, the only other 'tactic' I would recommend is guest posting on supremely authoritative websites. By 'supremely' I'm referring to brands like Adobe, Forbes or Business Insider (they all accept guest posts).

    If you're going to do this make sure you link to tons of other resources in the post - and make sure the content is beyond top-notch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ona90
    There are several ways to get backlinks. But this one way I learned from my own experience is that writing really long blog posts.

    Blog posts around 2000+ words are best. Writing a 2000+ words blog post, that is super detailed and educational about the topic, will automatically rank for many long tail keywords.

    Hence, having a long, very helpful article will interest people to share and other bloggers will link back to you.

    I think in 2018 this is one of the best technique you should utilize. It requires some time to get backlinks using this process but you will build backlinks organically and you will rank for the keyword on your desired SERP.

    The key here is to write long articles and patiently wait.

    Also, use the KGR technique to write your articles. KGR will allow you to rank faster for specific keywords.

    I have seen these two methods work so much better for ranking blog posts. I applied these techniques to my own websites as well as for my clients. Results were always satisfactory.
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