Look, if you want to rank on Google you need backlinks.
We all know this, it hard, and that why a lot of people pay for them, but you shouldn’t pay for them.
Paying for them is against Google policy, it a great way to get your site banne.
its short term, it one of the silliest things you can do. So, if you don pay for them how can you get them? Hi everyone, I wpthemesoftware and today. I going to share with you how you can build backlinks without paying for them.
So question, how do you build backlinks?
Well, I guess most of you don build them at all, and I curious altogether, because there is a really simple way to do this.
It does require hard work, I not going to tell you that you just going to get these links in,
wave a magic wand and do nothing, but if you are willing to do the work is not hard to get these backlinks. And here how you do it.
I want you to head over to Backlinks, a free link building tool that I created for you. Go to neilpatel.com/backlinks,
in the search bar put in the competitor URL, it shows you all the people that link to your competitors.
Within there I want you to search for the pages that they have that are the most popular.
It shows you that, you can see all the links, all the links that people are pointing to other than their home page.
And through the Backlink report, you can also see that, you can see the backlink count for the whole domain,
a specific URL, and when you find the right articles that competition going after.
you want to look at the backlink count for that URL.
Now, if you struggling to find really good pages,
another easy thing you can do is when you already in the Backlink report,
in the sidebar click on top pages, it shows you the top pages that your competitors are writing on, look at the ones that are most similar to you and you can also click the backlink button there, it shows you every single person that links to that article.
The second step
whatever that article is that your competitors wrote that similar or related to your industry, I want you to write a better version of that article. You know, if it 1,000 words I want you to make it 5,000 words.
Yes, I know that sounds crazy requires a lot of work, but go in-depth. And I not talking about just shoving in keywords and making it long for the sake of it. I talking about great amazing content.
If I told you to write an article on how to make pizzas, you would just write an article and you probably would discuss here.
how you make the dough, you put it in the oven, here a temperature,
you put toppings, bade boom bade Bing you have done, you got pizza.
Well, when I saying write amazing content, I want you to do things like talk about,
if you going to write about how to make pizza, break down everything to, how do you pick the vegetables.
Organic versus ones with pesticides. Do you need to drain out the water from the vegetables when you cutting them up? What the right length to cut your cucumbers? All the way to, how the water quality changes the taste of your dough.
Do you use bottled water? Do you use tap water? All those things matter from, hey you put the dough, you make it first, you put it in the oven that is preheated to a certain temperature,
once it cooked you break it out, you put marinara sauce that you handmade and this is how you do it step by step and even picked the tomatoes from the local market.
And then how do you put your toppings? How do you cut it? What kind of fork and knife do you use to cut a pizza? Do you use that circular roller thing? I don know how to cook because I not a cook, but you get the point. If that how you make a pizza I just want super in-depth, and I would try to go even more in-depth than that.
And when go that in-depth, you also find that hey, your article is so thorough that when someone reads it they going to get better instructions on how to build that pizza.
I would also include GIFs, animated with images showing the process of making the dough and spreading it out and tossing it in the air and then catching
it and then my wife getting mad at me for making a mess in the kitchen.
Again, I do cook but I would be a fun experiment, why not try it out?
So, you would do all these things, and making it super detailed is how you create better content than other people.
Whether it’s images, videos that you also want to add to your articles.
Whether it having a custom designer go in there and create graphics for you, all that adds up.
You want your content to be better. This is the most important part of this step. It not using my Backlink tool, you can use anyone else tool if you want, mine just free. It nothing else.
This step, the second one, is the most important. Now
The last step
you need to take, you need to email out everyone linking to your competition and break down why your article better.
But the real key is to do custom emails. So for example, if someone links to my article on how to get content, or if someone links to a competitor’s article on.
how to get ranked on Google faster or how to get new content index faster.
you know, I may end up emailing them telling them hey look, that content talking about how you go and you submit your article to search console, and I would break down and be like
hey I know you use to link to us but that doesn’t guarantee that your article gets indexed,
Google still picks what you want. Here three other things that I break down that help people get an index.
And these three things are really easy, they can do that in two minutes. This other thing takes seven minutes but combined they going to get a much better success ratio. And when you create that detailed email and then you like look, if you want them to,
if you want to provide more value to your users feel free to check out the article. If you enjoy it, I would really appreciate it if you also linked to it. That kind of stuff is more effective, takes more time, but it works.
That how you build links without paying for it. Most of it is manual labor on your end, and that why a lot of people don have links.
It because they don want to take the time to build all those links, it just so time-consuming. With you, if you are willing to do that, you outpace your competition, rank higher, and gobble up their traffic.
It a better approach, it a long-term approach, don get caught in shady gray hat tactics. If you need help with your link building check out my ad agency, Neil Patel Digital. If you have any questions, comments, leave them below and I answer them.