I've built and marketed hundreds of websites and I'm here to teach you how to market your website, too! I also run ninth.digital!
Building backlinks to your site is important for the growth of your brand. In fact, according to Google, backlinks are still used as the most important part of the ranking algorithm.
Building backlinks is hard because it sounds like you want as many as possible, right? The answer is that you actually want to build backlinks naturally. Too many backlinks too fast can actually hurt your search engine ranking.
Getting all of your backlinks from just one website doesn’t help too much either. You need a variety of websites linking to you. I’ve gathered a list of seven different websites that provide dofollow backlinks to your website.
Ninth Digital is a blog style platform similar to Medium. However, unlike Medium, Ninth Digital allows you to create dofollow backlinks to your website.
As long as you are providing unique, valuable, quality content, you will be able to insert a link to your site. You can even link to affiliate programs, such as Amazon Associates and Clickbank, to make some money on Ninth Digital.
Sharing posts with your following on social media will increase the views on your article giving it a chance to land on the Popular section. Being in the Popular section will increase traffic to your post, and possibly to your website, or affiliate program.
Ninth Digital allows you to create your very own blog-type platform. You set it up and design it the way you want. It's a great platform to use to promote your content and generate backlinks to your website.
Personally, what I do is rewrite my original content and condense it down to 500-600 words. I'll post that on Ninth Digital, and link back to my original, more thought-out article.
GrowthHackers is for a community of people to share their knowledge of growing a brand. You can post original content or republish content on this site.
With this community you can't just go in there and post content. It's very discussion driven, so you do have to be engaged with the people who are going to be commenting. A good tip is to post on other people's content before posting your own content. If you start to gain a following on this site, you'll see more opportunities for backlinks.
MyBlogU is marketed as a platform for writers, bloggers, journalists, or people with a website to find other experts in their field to get quotes from.
These quotes add value to people’s content. Therefore, most users will link back to your quote if they use it. This is a great way to get backlinks.
Here are a few ways to get backlinks from MyBlogU. You can respond to interview questions, participate in brainstorms, collaborate with others on articles, and upload your own media. Most people think interviews and brainstorms work the best.
Business 2 Community
Business 2 Community is a little bit more professional than most of the sites on this page; it's for things like case studies, interviews white papers and webcasts.
If you have a more academic blog you can syndicate it. That's the best way to get backlink from Business 2 Community.
If you have any case studies, or white papers, you can promote them on the site. If anybody finds them and links to them you'll get backlinks from them, as well. That's a great way to build a natural web of links to your site.
On SourceBottle, you respond to media queries, and that's what gets you your publicity. This service is mainly targeted for writers, journalists, and bloggers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Once you're on the site you just have to find publicity opportunities. You can find them by topic or you can get them delivered to your email inbox every day. There are many different industries on the site. All you have to do is find one that fits your niche, and start responding to the queries.
Like many of the other sites on this page it may take some time before people engage with you and provide backlinks.
Pen.io is an interesting website and a pretty decent way to get some backlinks to your website. This service allows you to post a one-page, standalone website. You can create this under a name or you can be anonymous.
You can use the simple platform to create small things like announcements, freebies, or landing pages that link back to your website and provide you with an extra backlink.
The major downside to Pen.io is that it’s only ‘HTTP’, not ‘HTTPS’. Since HTTPS is a ranking factor, it does mean that the links aren’t quite as good, but they aren’t worthless.
I wouldn't use this website to build tons of backlinks, anyway. Using it every once in a while when you have small things to promote can actually help you increase your page rank a little bit.
BizSugar is another website that you can use to build dofollow backlinks to your website. This platform is mostly aimed at the small business niche and you can share and syndicate your content on it.
Each piece of content that's submitted to the site is moderated so only the highest quality can get approved and published. That might sound bad, but that just means that if your content does get approved the link will be that much better.
The bright side is even if you don't build backlinks from this site, as an entrepreneur you can probably learn a thing or two from the community.
Always Build Backlinks Naturally
When it comes to building backlinks to your website, doing it naturally over time is always the best way. A great way to approach natural backlink building is to post content on a variety of websites.
You learned of seven websites that let you post dofollow backlinks to your site. They are GrowthHackers, MyBlogU, BizSugar, Ninth Digital, Business 2 Community, SourceBottle, and Pen.io.
Posting to these sites regularly over time will help naturally build up a list of quality backlinks to your website.
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