How to get more backlinks to your site

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The importance of backlinks to your site is of course search engine results.  Backlinks are links from other website going into your site.  The more relevant sites linking to you, the more popular your site will appear to search engines.  This is a critical component to optimization.  Here are a few tips for getting more backlinks to your site

Post comments in other blogs. When you add a comment in a blog and when you add your blog's URL a new backlinks is created, but try to post comments only in those somehow related to what your blog is about, don’t start posting in each blog you find out there. Contribute with the community, that´s what the blogging business is all about.

Submit to directories. There are a lot of free web directories on the web now and there are an equal number of sites that list free web directories.Here are some directories you might want to try.

Link Exchange. It is important that you exchange links only with related sites. If a site has nothing to do with your site a reciprocal backlink from it will serve little to no purpose. Post an entry and let people know that you are open for link exchanges.

Join forums. And contribute posting comments, use your URL as your signature, try to participate in the hottest threads, don’t start posting comments without content just to get backlinks because it is probably that your entry will be deleted by a moderator.

Link Baiting. If you don’t know what this means, it is when you write a controversial or a very interesting post or article that catches the attention of a large audience that wants to blog about that, this is going to generate automatic free backlinks. Write a creative post, this kind of links are very important because people are choosing to link to you, what gives your blog an extra value.

Submit articles. If you know a lot about something write an article for free distribution, or for reprint, and submit it to free article directories.

All of these tactics take time but are all worthwhile.  Good luck!




Michael Ouellette

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Michael thanks for sharing, I have to check into some of those directories.

Jul 25, 2008 02:00 PM
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Thank you Michael.  Getting backlinks is something that I have not understood well.  You have shared some good ideas about how to do it.

Jul 25, 2008 02:02 PM
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

Ok Michael would the

by line added by active rain count as a back link?


PM by Pam Dent -Charlottesville, Albemarle,VA horse farms, residential, country homes (Real Estate III)

or is a stronger back link

Eric Reid, Managing Broker Renaissance Realty Group Inc.

Jul 25, 2008 02:07 PM
Michael Ouellette
VIO Media Group/ - North Attleboro, MA

Hi Eric  The second lik provided is the stronger backlink  The first is linking to an ActiveRain profile.  ActiveRain is great and all..but you are better off linking directly to you your site.

Jul 25, 2008 02:15 PM
TheMillsTeam YourSebringRealtors
Advantage Realty #1 - Sebring, FL

Thanks for the link to the directories. I've been trying to figure out how to get the back links - I know they make Google Juice.

Jul 25, 2008 02:16 PM Georgia Real Estate Directory - Canton, GA

Good tip...thanks...

Georgia Real Estate Directory

Jul 25, 2008 02:54 PM
Trey Affolter
Keller Williams Realty - Tacoma, WA
Brings HOME Results!

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 25, 2008 05:41 PM
Tony Sena
Shelter Realty, Inc - Henderson, NV
Broker/Property Manager

Link bait is by far the best and most difficult to accomplish but when you do, boy do you get alot of back links!

Jul 25, 2008 06:37 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

I have NO understanding of links, but I am headed to the directory that you shared with all of us!  Sounds like I need to do some research....gee, will I EVER know enough? LOL

Aug 04, 2008 02:13 PM
Garren Grup
John R. Wood REALTORS - Naples, FL
REALTOR, ABR, CNE,CDPE, GRI, Naples & Bonita Springs, FL

Technorati is supposed to be a good blog submittal site!  I'm new here at ActiveRsain and going to try it tomorrow!

Aug 04, 2008 02:40 PM
Tony Sena
Shelter Realty, Inc - Henderson, NV
Broker/Property Manager

Don't forget about Press Releases!  Press releases can be a good source of back links as well.  There are many sites that charge for this service like and there are a few sites that are free.  Here is a free real estate press release site.

Aug 05, 2008 05:04 AM