11 Rarely Known Ways To Build High Quality Backlinks

Well, you may be familiar with what is a backlink?

If not, here is a brief description. When we talk about page rank actually we are indirectly pointing to number  of backlinks. Backlink is an incoming hyperlink from one web-page to another website.Backlinks play a very essential role in page rankings.

“Links are still the best way that we’ve found to discover [how relevant or important somebody is], and maybe over time social or authorship or other types of markup will give us a lot more information about that.” – Matt Cutts

11 Rarely Known Ways To Build High Quality Backlinks

When I started Blogging I usually ignored the purpose of blog commenting, guest posting but time by time I realized its benefits. 10- 20 quality backlinks are far better that 100’s of crap.

I hope you are understanding. Gaining quality backilnks in a day or two is an impossible task. You have to work hard on it. Treat blogging as marathon not a race. Hence, taking my personal experience into consideration I’ve compiled some useful tips for you to Build High Quality Backlinks.

Forum participation

Active participation in forums have a great impact on SERP’S as it helps in building high quality backlinks. It has many other benefits too like relationship building, creating interactions with other bloggers working on similar to your niche. I am active participator of indiblogger helping people in their problems and submitting my content to it for high response.Hence, I got maximum links from indiblogger.

Active participation in the forums is a must for a blog to grow and Build High Quality Backlinks.

Creating long tutorial posts 

Creating a post in more that 1200 words builds a great probability of quality backlinks. Going in the depth of the content and making use of pictures, flowcharts, infographics etc. makes your readers to share or insert your link to their websites. Writing “how to” guides creates an ultimate effect.

Like writing “how to install wordpress” , “how to lose weight” blah Thus, it’s a great procedure for building good quality links.

Special post for special days

Plan your writing tasks for special days like writing a special post for valentine’s day. Offer them discounts on your services. This creates a great opportunity for people to visit your site and comment. Thus, you can gain backlinks easily without much effort. Do market research and try to find out the topics which are in great demand. Write about them and obviously you would be the winner.

11 Rarely Known Ways To Build High Quality Backlinks

Request to your readers to add your link in exchange of some offers. Offer them free products in exchange to embed your link tag in their blog or run a contest by offering an ultimate prize in exchange of linking so they are compelled  to participate.

Start writing e-books

Write an ebook. Insert your links within the content of your e-book. Ask your friends to share it on the web through social media.

Submit your links to best of the best social bookmarking sites like stumpleupon, digg, delicious and reddit.

“The philosophy that we’ve always had is if you make something that’s compelling then it would be much easier to get people to write about it and to link to it. […] Make a fantastic website that people love and tell their friends about and link to and want to experience. As a result, your website starts to become stronger and stronger in the rankings.” – Matt Cutts

Write attractive headlines

It’s an essential art of writing. You must give attractive headings to your content that compel readers to open your article. Like “best dongles, $500 giveaway contest, top social media strategies. Etc..

Start offering free products

Free offers have a great impact on visitors. It helps in increasing traffic and eventually more backlinks. Either it can be e-book or free blog installation service.

11 Rarely Known Ways To Build High Quality Backlinks

Start collecting paid products and offer them for free to your visitors. I know it’s not easy but you can get it if you are having high technical knowledge.

Create rocking videos

Create your own videos and submit it to YouTube. Nowadays, most of the bloggers are using this technique to increase their backlinks. P.s Don’t forget to add your link to it. Use “screenr” to record your own videos for free. Give tutorials on “how to guides” like how to blog migration, how to install wordpress etc. And I’m sure you will be successful for sure.

Guest blogging

Guest blogging is one of the simplest and effective way to increase backlinks thus traffic.Do a research and find out the reputed blogger of your niche. ;)

Create an ultimate post that goes viral. Give more relevance to guest post than your own blog post. This is most effective way to Build High Quality Backlinks.

But you have to follow the given tips for successful guest blogging -

  •  It’s very essential to do a research for before posting on other website. Start interacting with its owner and commenting on his posts. Find out whether it is a reputed blog or not. See whether it is gaining high response or not.Before guest posting start interacting with its readers from a week before.
  • Make sure you are having a gravatar for your email i’d.
  • Have a look at the published posts because you need to write a unique content which is not yet published on his blog.
  • Check out previous guest posts on his blog. See whether it is gaining high response or not.You need to also look at its targeted audience whether it is targeting newbies or professionals.
  • Try to make the content relevant as much as you can because they are allowing you to post so that it adds value to their blog and  increases their reputation.
  • Make it a habit. It’s not that posting once you can gain huge popularity. It needs time. You need to keep patience and keep posting on highly reputed blogs.

    My friend and I started blogging at the same time on the similar niche but at present he his having more backlinks than me. Why?

Because he is a regular guest blogger and is very active on forums. And seriously, For this I’m very jealous of him.

Blog Commenting

Ahaann.. The most easiest one to build high quality backlinks. Just leaving the most appropriate comment on others blogs drives traffic as well as backlinks. Here are some tips which you must follow-

  • Never just comment “good article” and “thanks  “. Share your views and give your suggestions. Never mind giving a negative comment if you are sure that it is relevant.

  • Deliver high quality comments to receive high quality backlinks. So Simple. ;)

  • Make sure to reply every commenter of your post. This generates a sympathetic feeling in the reader and he loves to visit again.

  • Make sure you have a gravatar.

  • Don’t comment by registering with different id’s every time.


I know you might be thinking how the professional bloggers would give us time to take interview. It may a tough task but not impossible. Be an active reader of their blog.

11 Rarely Known Ways To Build High Quality Backlinks

Keep in touch with them by actively commenting and sharing their posts.Keep re-tweeting their tweets. Give best of the best comments as much as you can. Share their products to all around web by social media. Through this the owner will contact you soon and you can easily ask for an interview.

Read  Guidelines You Must Follow Before Interviewing a Blogger

Deliver Relevant content

Make sure you are providing great content to your readers that they are actually seeking for and love to share it.Add videos, infographics, relevant pictures. And… keep patience. Relevant content links over time.

Wrapping up….

Building quality backlinks is not a one day task. It needs some time. Just keep patience and keep implementing the above given tips and I’m sure you would be successful.

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Nikhil Ganotra is the Owner and Editor of Universal Blogging Tips is a Passionate Blogger from India. He loves to read and write about internet marketing and reviews on related products. You can also catch him on Google +

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  1. says

    Hi nikhil, these are nice ways shared by you. I have used guest blogging as a major way of getting high quality backlinks to my website. Will check other methods too and will implement them too.

    • says

      Hello Varun,
      Yes implementing the above given methods will surely help you in gaining backlinks. I appreciate your views and comments. Thanks for visiting :)

  2. says

    That’s an amazing article. You have described minutest of the details. Really, this article is super awesome!

    I think I should start taking special training from you to write long posts!

  3. says

    I don’t know why everyone is getting their pants in a twist over Matt Cutts’ comments about guest posting. He did not say it was dead, he said they would be clamping down on poor quality guest posts – post published just for the sole purpose of gaining a backlink.

    If you write a quality guest post then you have nothing to worry about.

    • says

      Hey Dean,
      Yes you are very right that if we are writing high quality content then there is no need to worry. If you are running a multi author blog then make sure to check the quality of content before publishing it coz i have made many mistakes like this when I was a newbie. Thanks for your views and comments. :)

  4. M Nirmal Anandh says

    Hi Nikhil,

    Well said. Getting backlinks is the first process of every blogger. Actively participating in online communities, blogging communities, forums, groups in facebook, commenting on other blogs, sharing others post etc will surely get baclinks. Here the important thing we have to remember is, “Active Participation”. If we get bored or tired we will surely loose our readers and also traffic to our blog. Thanks for sharing awesome post.

  5. says

    Heyy friend,
    It is not that guest blogging is totally risk free as it contains some risk if done is excess. Guest blogging is believed to be a spammy practice by Matt Cutts for 2014. Your main focus should be adding value to others blogs. If you are writing an guest post then never try to spammy by inserting more that 1-2 links . In my next article on my blog I will cover the whole criteria of guest blogging.
    Thanks for commenting Adithya.

  6. says

    Hi Nikhil,
    Very informative post!
    For me Guest blogging is the best way to build quality links without big risks. Other methods like blog commenting and Participating in forums are also effective. .
    thanks for sharing!

  7. Chetan Gupta says

    Hi Nikhil
    These are the really best ways of building high quality backlinks. But I don’t think that these are rarely known by others. These are the commonly used ways and many bloggers on the blog-o-sphere are using these ways to build backlinks daily. BTW Thanks for sharing this article with us. Happy Blogging :D

    • says

      Heyy Chetan,
      Thanks for your views and comments. Some of the facts I mentioned many bloggers are unaware of. Like writing long tutorial posts, writing how to guides, e-book writing etc. If you are an experienced blogger it doesn’t mean that all are professionals. I appreciate your views and comments. Make sure to visit again :)

  8. says

    Great post Nikhil, these are some of the greatest ways to build backlinks that can help us rank. One of the strongest ways of getting backlinks is forum posting, these kind of backlinks are quite strong that only a few of them can rank you on the top of Google for very high competition keywords. By the way, don’t you think guest blogging is now considered as a black hat practice by Matt Cutts?

    • says

      Hey Vicky,
      Yes you are right. Matt Cutts believe guest blogging as a spammy practice for 2014 but this policy is only valid for who are doing a lot of guest blogging but if you are not exceeding the limit then you are on the safe side. I’m glad that you read the whole article and caught the right point.
      Thanks for making me aware ;). Hope to see you again :)

  9. says

    Hii Nikhil, I learn two new things here. First one is that joining and participating in forums is really important and second one is the heading of each article we write. I found that Yahoo answers is the best forum to join, is there any other recommended from your side. Thanks. :)

    • says

      Heyy Priya,
      You should participate in the most popular blog communities like Klinkk, bizsugar, indiblogger and Do splash. I hope you will be benefited from these communities. Thanks for your views and comments. Hope to see you again :)

  10. says

    Hi Nikhil Ganotra, really nice article for newbies like us. If you don’t mind can you please explain what is class=”smarterwiki-linkify” tag? and why it is showing on some websites like yahoo, blogger comments etc. And there are any uses of it. If you know anything about it then please tell me.

  11. says


    great stuff to read. I like your style as well. Yes, I just wanted to submit my vote in favor of the people who do think that interviews help.

    I’ll be looking for such informative posts in future.


  12. says

    I am glad I discovered your site. Not only, good to the point advice but you have a nice clean site. Many times when looking for advice on speeding up my blog I find the “experts” site loads slower than mine.

    Thanks for the good information on backlinking I will put it to good use.

  13. says

    Hi Nikhil
    Some good ideas for sure.
    I have used many of them, but interviews is something I am trying this year.
    Actually I am not doing it in text, but in the form of a podcast, so let’s see how successful that is. People like to hear the success stories of famous bloggers so I hope it works well\
    thanks for sharing your ideas

    • says

      Hello Ashley,
      Yeah interviews play a good role in driving backlinks from high reputed blogs. I hope that you would be successful in it. Best of luck Ashley (Y).

      Have a great day:)

  14. Saqib Ahmed says

    Well, in my case the free things on blogs are best which I am personally offering. Other then that I strongly believe that forums posting is another great idea to get backlinks.

  15. says

    Hey Nikhil,

    Looking title of the post title “Rarely known ways…” I thought that there would be something new in this article. But anyways this is a great article and a perfect compilation of all “link-building” methods for any blog.

    While doing all these things, one should not forget that you must not over do anything otherwise it will result in useless spam.

    While Blog Commenting or Forum Participation or Guest Blogging, one must always remember to concentrate on Quality and not Quantity.

    It should be less in Quantity but more in Quality.

    Because, too much of anything spoils everything.

    • says

      Hello Nitin,
      i apologize that I mentioned “rarely known ways” but i mentioned some facts that many bloggers are unaware of like writing “long tutorial guides”, “Video lectures” and “ebook writing”. I appreciate your views and comments. Thanks for stopping by.
      Hope to see you again :)

  16. says

    Once again a well explained and useful post for the bloggers.
    Nikhil, indiblogger is really a good platform. I am using it too. You get quality readers from there.
    Video blogging is again an unavoidable marketing technique and yes, may fetch some good back links as well. Thanks for sharing the name of that tool. I would like to see a detailed post on tools used for video blogging. @Ammar can you please do it?

    • says

      Hello Manpreet,
      I am very glad that you liked this post. Yeah very true that indiblogger is a good platform to get quality readers but it’s main disadvantage is that it is only for indian bloggers. If it was a global platform then an amazing professional blogging network would be created. I appreciate your views and comments Manpreet.

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again :)

  17. Fabrizio Van Marciano says

    Nikhil, great list of backlink building tips mate, I’ve used a few of these strategies myself and personally I’ve had success with eBook creation and adding links as resource. I also like your idea for creating content rich cornerstone or pillar posts, these are ultimately great link magnets and if you can offer useful and valuable information, everyone will be linking to it. Thanks again mate.

    • says

      Heyy Fabrizio,

      I am glad that you liked the list for building quality links. I have written this article on the basis of my personal experience. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again.

      Have a great day :)

  18. says

    When I read such posts I feel that learning new things can never be stopped as today I”m again got stuck seeing this kind of article again.Building high quality is very important and most of us do the things repeatedly which is traditional ways of doing it but today I learnt some new ways of doing so.Most of the things are known but the eBook is quite a new experience to me.So that’s the thing I’m going to try.
    Thanks Nikhil for giving such information which isn’t only interesting to read but also helpful in real life.

    • says

      Hello James,
      Yes building quality backlinks is a must for a blog to grow and have good SERP’s. Yes writing an ebook and offering your readers for free boosts your blog presence and builds quality backlinks. Bdw I have written an article on “how to write e-book in just 20 days” on my blog. You can check it out.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day :)

  19. says

    Nice reading your post.. I want to know, is Blog commenting good for Backlink.. as many blogger make it nofollow so such link not add any value to search rank..

    • says

      Hi Giri Patel,

      Its true that “nofollow” links are ignored by Google but you shouldn’t leave it as long as it would bring Quality traffic to your blog. Because that traffic may share your post in social media or even give you a backlink if your content is impressive.

      Hence, Nofollow links are also useful if it brings quality visitors.

      Example, I am commenting on Ammar Ali’s blog because I know that it will bring Quality traffic to my blog even if the link is “nofollow”

  20. Nikhil says

    Great post nikhil quality backlinks are more important. It impact on your search engine ranking and tips you provided are really helpful to get those quality backlinks. Thank for this great post

  21. says

    Building a lots of backlinks doesn’t matters; because if you create thousands of low quality links and build only few of high quality links then high quality links blog will rank in the Search Engine.

    One of source to get high quality link through Google plus because Google plus offers do follow link. :)

  22. Zaid Sparrow says

    Good one , well i am new in SEO and don’t know too much about this :D thank you for this and now i am your permanent reader ;) btw i like your theme :p

  23. says

    I like blog commenting the most.Another good way is to create social profile links because most of them have pr 8 and 9 and even the no-follow links from there are worth.

    • says

      Hi Hamza,
      Yes, A blogger must actively participate in blog commenting and providing values to other blogs so that he gets same in return. I appreciate your views and comments.

      Have a great day :)

  24. says

    Hi Arun,
    Yeah you are very right that after the latest google “hummingbird” update building backlinks is quite a tedious job. Google is smart enough now. But after implementing the above given tips still is there is a good probability to build high quality backlinks.

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Stay tuned for more updates.

  25. says

    Building backlinks after the google algorithm updates is quite a tedious job. If you are looking for some of the best working link building techniques then this is the best available over the internet. Thanks for sharing this information with us. I am having some doubt about guest blogging. I think it’s ended, Matt cutts had confirmed it. Please share your opinion about guest blogging as a method of link building.

    • Jon Page Acabo says

      Building backlinks is quite tricky. Kumar is right that “Building backlinks after the google algorithm updates is quite a tedious job.” When backlinking, what I learned also is we have to make sure that those sites we linked-back has good reputations or else you’ll be joining to the blocklisted site on google.

      Guest blogging is one of the best techniques to in building links on your website, because you can share your site through the articles you’ve written or submitted to the other reputable blogs. Of course there is always pros and cons on this. We have to consider that.

  26. says

    You have written a great stuff here. Thanks for the software name to record videos. I really need this. All the points are valuable. I liked the 1st and 8th point most – Forum Posting and Guest Blogging. Going to share the article with friends. :)

    • says

      Heyy Rohit,

      I am glad that this post helped you. Yes “screenr” is great tool to record your own videos. Stay tuned for more updates here on ABT.

      Have a great weekend :)

  27. says

    Thank you for an amazing article. Interviews do help. And professional are quiet eager to share their experience.
    Linking posts does help as well :)

    • says

      Heyy Nikita,

      Yes I truly agree with you that linking post helps google bots to easily crawl on other pages as well. But main theme of this article was how to create quality backlinks.
      I appreciate your views and comments. Thanks for stopping by and do enjoy your weekend.

      Have a great day :)

  28. says

    Thanks Ammar for giving me the great opportunity to write for All Blogging Tips. I have tried my best to generate this article on the basis of my personal experience.
    Thanks again :)

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