Blog or a website, it should rank high on the search engines for anyone to notice it. Simply put, a linkback is a link from another website to yours, one sided. More linkbacks means more authority, especially in the case of a blog. You cultivate links overtime and not overnight, it takes time and patience.

That said, lets deal with the real devil… how to get linkbacks from other websites? You should have the answer to that question by the time you read this post.

5 Simple Ways To Get Linkbacks

Link Directories

There are number of free link directories on the web, the most popular one is The problem is, once you submit your link, it can take ages for the link to show up on the directory. You should still give it a shot because a link back from is priceless. Most link directory owners approve your links within few days and there are growing number of directories out there.

Comment Posting

Posting comments on articles and other blogs is beneficial in two ways, it creates communication between you and other commentators and it allows you to linkback to your blog. You should try to comment as much as you can but also make sure you are not bombarding senseless words.

Forum Signatures

Forums allow you to have a personalized signature, use that signature to your advantage but linking back to your website. You might think your blog is unrelated to the forum so why bother but you are wrong. A linkback is a linkback is a linkback.

Article Submission

If you are a blogger, write a couple of posts and don’t post it to your blog. Go to ezine or other article posting website and submit your blog post. You will gain authority, linkback and who knows maybe a couple million page views if you write something really good.

Guest Post

This is my favorite way to build up linkbacks, guest posting on other blogs. This is beneficial for both the blog owner and the blog writer because one gets free content and the other one gets free promotion and a permanent linkback.

I just told you about the five simple ways to get linkbacks for your blog. Try to follow the above mentioned guidelines and maybe one day you will thank me.


  1. Shari Weiss October 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Zahid, Four of your five suggested tips for getting backlinks are great. However, the first one is a bit of a challenge. I have now spent more than 20 minutes surfing through the site and cannot seem to figure out just How To submit my blog??? I read through the Suggest URL instructions twice, but that seems to me a vicious circle . . .

  2. Zahid Lilani October 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Dmoz is not a user friendly website. You have to navigate to the most relevant category and then submit url for consideration which will then be analyzed by category managers to be included in the listing.

    Try this:

    Most are free, some are paid.

  3. Christopher E P May 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Hey there, interesting article. I think you are right on creating a special article just suited for article directories. I think it would pay off and create some link juice for sure.


    Christopher E P

  4. Sean Grimes July 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Great post. Just what I was looking for and your post is pretty much what I thought. It’s time to get to work.

  5. Andre Solohobbies October 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Damn there is a lot to learn. I graduated from college in web design and we never once touched this subject!!! I kinda wnat my money back


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  8. TheKarryonBlogger August 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the tips, They are working, slowly but working.

  9. Nicholas Kontopoulos November 16, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Nice post with some great tips.

    Thanks for sharing.




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