Recently, I have built 450, completely white hat backlinks to a page of my website. In this article I will teach you exactly how I did it without needing to pay for links, doing spammy blogs or PBNs (Private Blog Networks).
This is a completely white hat tutorial that will teach you how to get a ton of links to your site even if you’ve never done it before, or you don’t have a full scale team.
According to Ahrefs, the rank of the page that I built 450 backlinks to is going up exponentially. The organic traffic of the site is increasing as well, and that’s also a very important thing in link building.
Remember, you want to get not only the backlinks, but the traffic too.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you to get 450 or more backlinks to your own website.
Table of Contents
1. Choose A Topic
The first step to getting links to your site is to find topics that you can produce.
Choose topics that have plenty of link building prospects. And what I mean by this is basically fishing where the fish are swimming.
You reverse-engineer the process. You take a look at your competitors, find out where they got their links and then build a similar piece of content around that.
Let’s say you’re in the “well-being” niche for instance. You’d look at the most competitive search terms around your niche.
For example, that could be mindfulness, meditation or yoga. So, when you visit Google, you can use the Ahrefs toolbar to see the number of referring domains for each website.
And if you see that there are lots of referring domains for a particular site, you know that it’s a winner because there are many people you can contact to get links to.
2. Produce Quality Content
Since you already know what topic to write about to get links to your site, it’s time for you to finally produce the content.
What I recommend first is that you check out competitor sites to see how you can make your content better than theirs.
For example, you see a competitor site in the “mindfulness” niche and scroll through their content.
When you see that the site is not very engaging, not that easy to navigate, mostly text driven, and there’s not many graphics, there are plenty of ways you can make your content better than theirs.
Create a really comprehensive page that is easy to navigate and scan through because of the readability of the page. Put lots of graphics in the content and make sentences very short.
All of these elements combined make sure that your content becomes a very linkable asset.
In addition, make sure there’s no monetization on the page. Don’t have affiliate links, pop-ups, or calls-to-action to signal that it’s a value-driven page with no commercial intent at all. Webmasters are much more likely to link to non-commercial sites.
Never stop optimizing your content to make sure that people are gonna link to it.
3. Build Your Contacts
Once you’ve created that piece of content, build a list of people that you can contact to market your content.
Generally, you will be approaching these people and just say how you’ve noticed that they’re linked to a competitor’s piece. Share to them how you’ve created something similar here then ask if they ever want to link to it too.
But before all that, what you should do is key your competitor’s site into Ahrefs so you can get a list of the backlinks. Export the list and you will automatically be able to access the websites you can contact to market your content.
I won’t go too much into prospecting in this article because it’s very boring, lengthy, and technical.
But, once you’ve exported the list, you want to go into “hunter.io”. This is where you’ll get all the email addresses to contact webmasters. You’ll have the name, email address, the competing URL, and the piece of content you’re going to market.
4. Plug The List
Now you’ve got the content and the prospect list of people to contact, next thing to do is to plug that list into some cold email outreach software because that’s where you’re going to find the results.
I would recommend using a piece of software like Lemlist or Mailshake that are really good for outreach.
Essentially, your campaign is reaching out to people and promoting your content via outreach software. This is where you’re gonna start to see the links coming in.
If you use software, the benefit is that it’s very scalable and you can reach a lot of people very quickly. You don’t have to spend all your time sending emails personally yourself.
Time To Start Your Link Building
Once you have successfully done your research, found your content, built the prospect list, and then begin the outreach, backlinks to your site will start to come in.
Now you finally know how I built 450 backlinks to one page on my website and it’s about time you do it yourself.
It’s a very simple procedure, but it requires a lot of hard work to nail each stage properly.
The more that you practice this link build process, the faster and more effective you will be, and the more backlinks you will get!