Alternatives To Building Backlinks

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I hate to ask this, but I just have to because
building backlinks is a pain in the ass!

Webmasters at majority of forums, blogs, and
websites know that it is backlinks that is pushing
one to their sites.

Some don't give you backlinks at all. Some that are
generous want up to 50 posts before you can get
nofollow link.

My question is: "Is there alternatives to backlinks
building on the internet?" There should be a novel
way(s) to get around it. I want to know.

Thank you.
#alternatives #backlinks #building
  • Profile picture of the author FlowingEvents
    post quality content in your site. That is the main thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author GoingSomewhere
      Originally Posted by FlowingEvents View Post

      post quality content in your site. That is the main thing.
      I am doing exactly that. Good content. But it is not
      sufficient to rank a blog in a highly competitive niche
      market.

      I have been successful with niche markets. But I wanted
      to start swimming with the sharks.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by GoingSomewhere View Post

        ...I have been successful with niche markets. But I wanted to start swimming with the sharks.
        Until you learn some alternatives to SEO altogether, especially in the highly competitive niches, you're going to be eaten alive. Consider some of the very viable options mentioned in post #7, particularly the link reference.
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      • Profile picture of the author FlowingEvents
        And You can use Social Media( FB,TWITTER, pinterest) to Boost your Traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author getboris
        Originally Posted by GoingSomewhere View Post

        I am doing exactly that. Good content. But it is not
        sufficient to rank a blog in a highly competitive niche
        market.

        I have been successful with niche markets. But I wanted
        to start swimming with the sharks.
        Quality content has nothing to do with traffic. It has a lot to do with traffic conversion and returned visitors. If someone tells you that quality content is a main thing for traffic, ask them to show their rankings under competitive keywords without any backlinks or tweets, facebook likes, G+ shares, etc to their site... By the way, all these social media pointers are basically backlinks.

        First things first, you have to do the on page SEO right, which means you gotta have content. Second, you have to build links "naturally" yourself or pay or hire someone. Don't buy link packages, its too dangerous these days. Most people who sell you 10,000 backlinks for five bucks will generate them in a day. What do you think Google computers will decide? Simple - spammy links leading to a spammy site.

        Btw, what is "quality content"? Something you wrote yourself? Does it make it high quality? To search engines "quality" means references, proper tags, content management, keyword diversity and density, word count, image to text ratio, etc, etc, etc. Basically its called on page SEO. But even if you have done all that at 100% success, how do search engines know that your content is valuable? Backlinks or Social Media mentions! Meaning other people found it valuable. Both require time and skills.

        I would never approach another webmaster about giving me a link, its basically waste of time. Build quality links yourself or get someone who knows what they are doing to do it for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
        Originally Posted by GoingSomewhere View Post

        I am doing exactly that. Good content. But it is not
        sufficient to rank a blog in a highly competitive niche
        market.

        I have been successful with niche markets. But I wanted
        to start swimming with the sharks.
        Video. Video, and more video. Why has no one mentioned VIDEO??

        One of my sites is in the super competitive niche of 'wedding favors.' Unbelievable competition from some big name sites. Everyone told me, 'oh, you'll never rank for 'wedding favors;' the competition is too high!

        Three years online and I never could rank for the keyword phrase 'wedding favors.' Until this week ... I did it. My little old non-corporate site is in #6 spot on Page One of Google - for 'wedding favors.' Because of a Video.

        I uploaded a video to YouTube on April 5, so less than two weeks ago, with 'wedding favors' in the description and tags, embedded that video onto my home page and in just days I'm #6 on Google for 'Wedding Favors.'

        Okay, so I'm not #1 or even in the top 5 - but making page ONE on Google from one video? I'll take that!!

        I plan on doing a bunch more videos about my unique 'wedding favors,' to push more of my pages up to the first and second pages too. And I stopped doing "traditional" back linking and article marketing on that site months ago.

        VIDEO really does work!

        (Thanks Andy Jenkins!!)
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  • Profile picture of the author obuya
    You can use viral traffic options, they serve well as well and improve reputation.
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    • Profile picture of the author zharfan
      Originally Posted by obuya View Post

      You can use viral traffic options, they serve well as well and improve reputation.
      i agree with you, you can use facebook, twitter, and google plus for viral traffics
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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    Pay someone else to do it.

    If you're gonna' go down the SEO route, then at some point you/or someone else, will need to backlink your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeilC
    There are many ways to get visitors to a website but if you only want "free" traffic from search rankings then you need links.

    So you either have to build them yourself, outsource it, or have good content that people want to link to.

    The best way is to decide how you want to get visitors to your site and then concentrate on just two or three methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by GoingSomewhere View Post

    I hate to ask this, but I just have to because building backlinks is a pain in the ass!
    Agreed. And in these days of linkjuice being increasingly determined by quality and relevance, and "numbers of backlinks" alone signifying close to nothing, it's also becoming futile to try to outsource or automate it. (Anyone who checks can see for themselves the regularity with which lower-PR pages with far fewer backlinks are outranking higher-PR pages with far more backlinks, in Google's SERP's. The "old assumptions" about off-page SEO are simply no longer valid ones. Of course, that's why there's no real value at all in buying-in cheap backlinking services).

    Well, SEO traffic is only one kind, and there are many others. They vary a great deal, but one of the things they tend to have in common is that they're "better quality traffic" than SEO-generated traffic.

    The main method I use is described here, if it helps: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5035794
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Agreed. And in these days of linkjuice being increasingly determined by quality and relevance, and "numbers of backlinks" alone signifying close to nothing, it's also becoming futile to try to outsource or automate it. (Anyone who checks can see for themselves the regularity with which lower-PR pages with far fewer backlinks are outranking higher-PR pages with far more backlinks, in Google's SERP's. The "old assumptions" about off-page SEO are simply no longer valid ones. Of course, that's why there's no real value at all in buying-in cheap backlinking services).

      Well, SEO traffic is only one kind, and there are many others. They vary a great deal, but one of the things they tend to have in common is that they're "better quality traffic" than SEO-generated traffic.

      The main method I use is described here, if it helps: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5035794
      Not totally accurate...IMO, more specifically what's happening is Google is lowering the value of platform links. "Platform" links are those that can be found by using a footprint, such as "powered by wordpress", etc.

      If someone has 1000 links and each page contains the same footprint, it may be logical to assume these links are auto-generated. Plus, if we can use these footprints to find links, Google can too.

      Google can't make all these links totally worthless, as it would hurt quality forums such as the Warrior Forum and any good blogs that share a "powered by Wordpress" footprint. But the value of these links is obviously less than many other types of links, especially if a site only has links from other sites that all contain common footprints.
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      • Profile picture of the author getboris
        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        Not totally accurate...IMO, more specifically what's happening is Google is lowering the value of platform links. "Platform" links are those that can be found by using a footprint, such as "powered by wordpress", etc.

        If someone has 1000 links and each page contains the same footprint, it may be logical to assume these links are auto-generated. Plus, if we can use these footprints to find links, Google can too.

        Google can't make all these links totally worthless, as it would hurt quality forums such as the Warrior Forum and any good blogs that share a "powered by Wordpress" footprint. But the value of these links is obviously less than many other types of links, especially if a site only has links from other sites that all contain common footprints.
        Basically, you are referring to link diversity. I agree it plays an important role, but I am learning from my humble experience that link velocity has become a critical factor. I think links being devalued not so much because they come from similar sources but because they appear too fast.

        Someone here said about link relevance, I think its giving too much credit to computer intelligence - there is no such thing.

        Not to mention that top-ranking sites are most likely to be reviewed by Google quality team and I am pretty sure they have access to all indexed links which makes it very easy for them to figure out who is playing nice and who is not.
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    • Profile picture of the author theemperor
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Well, SEO traffic is only one kind, and there are many others. They vary a great deal, but one of the things they tend to have in common is that they're "better quality traffic" than SEO-generated traffic.

      The main method I use is described here, if it helps: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5035794
      Thanks Alexa - I am testing this out for myself - but because I am not keen on writing I pay other people who are good at it, and who know the subject well. In this experiment I decided to do no SEO at all, I instructed the writers to just writer interesting articles on a list of topics. I even said if you disagree with the topics and think of better ones for the readers let me know.

      I am not happy with the results from SEO. I can get ranked but there is a lot of work just to get a handful of visitors per day. I don't mind work but when you can get knocked out of Google at any time it's quite scary. I also know you earn a decent amount, such that if I earned the same eventually I would be very happy with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author slimharry
    add good content to your site that evry visitor can bookmark ur site nd would like to visit again and again
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  • Profile picture of the author erob
    You could try a getting a backlink gig from Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author airpr23
    Use press releases. They can get you quality traffic quickly and give you quality backlinks, plus maybe even get you quick ranking for certain keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    Depends on what your looking to do, if back linking is a pain then you need to have a good presence in social media, decent articles in top end 2.0 sites can get some traffic but the content not only has to be very good it has to be found. Personally I would look at Facebook advertising as a low ppc method, can get it as low as $0.01 if advertising an facebook page.
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  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    Good quality content has to be not only 100% unique (as probably the majority thinks it is enough to have 700+ words 100% unique content to have quality content on your site), there is more to it, having thoroughly researched the topic you are writing about, giving pros and cons and conclusion, some video and image, some comparison table and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author rzamananik
    Content is the king and will remain holding the position, add quality content, besides outsource the fractional jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiepadgal
    Don't eff with spammy methods, tools, or Fiverr gigs. Pay a writer to submit quality guest posts and press releases for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Not much people mentioned about harnessing the power of social networking sites to increase SERP.

    Facebook likes, twitter tweets, Googleplus +1 are all something you should consider adding in to your website, because these will more or less will help you in your search engine ranking..

    I have a site, FREE Video - It's Time to Work Smart Instead of Just Working Hardautomated-passive-income.com it's just a squeeze page, but I've over 780 facebook likes and it's currently ranked at google page 1 for that competitive keyword.. Yeah I must say that social networking certainly does improve Search Engine ranking..

    Really something you should consider..

    Hope this help,
    Jeremiah

    P.S. Of course adding quality content to your website is also essential to high SERP
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    If you have some budget you can buy ppc traffic and others while you work on getting a brand name for your site.

    There are a few sites that enjoy thousands of unique visitors weekly from being popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chr
    Someone here said about link relevance, I think its giving too much credit to computer intelligence - there is no such thing.
    I'd have to argue with that statement. Search engines can very easily take relevance into account and determine the topics of sites that links come from.
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    • Profile picture of the author getboris
      Originally Posted by Chr View Post

      I'd have to argue with that statement. Search engines can very easily take relevance into account and determine the topics of sites that links come from.
      I don't think so. Search engines have the same level of intelligence as a typewriter. It's people who program them build in their logic. Here is an example. How the word "bananas" relates to let's say "space exploration"? Most would say, there is no relevance, especially from a perspective of a fancy typewriter.

      Let's say NASA has posted a blog which says that the perfect food for astronauts should contain a high level of potassium. And let's say you have posted a link on that blog leading to dried banana supplier website. (Bananas are high in potassium) I think its relevant but the search engine will probably not establish any relevance. Going further, let's say from a banana distributor website a link sends crawler to a trucking company site which transports fruits and vegetables. Again, its all relevant to a human but to a computer this is an unknown.

      What happens is that human mind can quickly make a logical connection with new topics but computers can't. Therefore it is impossible for computers to catch up with human intelligence. AI (artificial intelligence) is just that, artificial or fake. Any search engine engineer and data retrieval engineer knows that and they avoid developing tools that would determine relevance and restrict "non-relevance" because it would only harm search and data retrieval engine quality.

      The way search engines evolve they are programmed to "learn" new relevance from humans and not to battle it.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Simple things that are often overlooked that really help out your SEO efforts are quality, unique content and on-page SEO like title tags, header tags, alt tags for images, images themselves, visitor interaction, page interlinking, etc.

    Strong on-page SEO will minimize the need for off-page SEO (backlinks).
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  • Profile picture of the author raja24
    To develop a plugin or modules. In the bottom of designs "designed by target your keywords" then publish your website and other websites. then every one will download and uploaded different websites. so you will get lots of back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    You have your friends on your instant messaging network, right? You can tell them that you have a website and ask them to help you out with spreading the news. This is basically another version of asking someone else to do your link building for you. Well, it's not really link building, but at least you'll be getting some traffic from that effort.
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