What was your first backlink you ever made?

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Was wondering what was your first backlink you ever made/created?

If I remember correctly, then I was making forum profile signatures on no-follow forums with my exact anchor text. I made like 60 of them (manually) and I almost jizzed in my pants because I thought backlinking is so easy and ranking sites are piece of cake.
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  • Profile picture of the author ppscslv
    I started with manual directory submission!
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I remember manually searching for golf keywords (I had a golf tips site) and simply requesting link exchanges with some of the sites that were on page 1. I figured they must be doing something right, so it would be good to have my link on their sites.

    Surprisingly this worked pretty well back in the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Lowenthal
    I can remember back when I had a fan site going, not even for profit, just because I wanted one.

    All of the most popular websites were joined together in a network of fan sites, and we all had a section on our layouts where we put our buttons. Usually in gif format.

    It was fun

    However recently the nostalgia caught up to me and I tried to go back and find all those websites.

    ghost town.
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  • Profile picture of the author jxam69
    I'm pretty sure my first backlink was on Usenet - and before anyone says that doesn't count for PageRank, it's OK - PageRank hadn't been invented yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by jxam69 View Post

      I'm pretty sure my first backlink was on Usenet - and before anyone says that doesn't count for PageRank, it's OK - PageRank hadn't been invented yet.
      Ah, Usenet. Used to drive so much traffic from some of the groups.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    My first (cough) was the largest same niche forum, I didn't have a clue about SEO at the time (wouldn't have cared anyways). I was trying to get the forum traffic over to my first site. All I was thinking for the first few months was, d@mn this is easy, ha, ha. I already had the traffics attention for a few months on the forum before I built the site so I guess that's what made the links work so good.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbearnolimits
    LOL I remember going through a list of 600 directories manually submitting my site. That took some time....I wish I had that time back. But then again if I knew then what I know now....
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  • Profile picture of the author thaicompanypro
    it was wasy back in 2005 when i was regularly used link machine sites.. i hope somebody still remember those. !!
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  • Profile picture of the author oogyboogawa
    I was building links a decade ago, back before I knew anything about SEO. Like a couple others in this thread, my first "backlinks" were an effort to get traffic from a niche forum rather than to fool Google. And surprise, surprise... that's a pretty good way to get traffic.

    I first heard of SEO probably 7 years ago, and didn't truly invest time to understand it until about 4 years ago... at that point, I think my first backlink was a high PR blog comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author vickyk
    Yes i'm pretty sure about that i started to create a backlink as a Three Way Link Exchange with my webmaster friend's via GTalk chating..
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    • Profile picture of the author ameliabrooke
      When i started learning SEO, i built link with directory submission and social bookmarking. I got directory list from Directrycritic.com There were some fast approved directories in the list. So definitely my first back links was a directory, but i dont remember the directory name.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    My first one was a directory submission ... (the site dead almost 5 years ago)
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