How To Get Backlinks To Improve Your Page Rank


Getting backlinks to your site is more important for your pagerank than your outgoing links. You want high ranking sites to link to your page or site for Google SEO to sit up and take notice.

So how do you get them?

First… let’s define “Backlinks” or “Incoming links.”

Direct links to your websites through other sites. This is called Off-page SEO…. or…Links from other websites back to yours to gain popularity with search engines.

Getting backlinks from sites that have high readership or ranking are the sites you want to link to your site or pages.

Here are a few simple methods of getting high quality backlinks to improve your page rank.

Ezine Articles: Ezine Articles get thousands of viewers a day visiting their site.  They have extremely high google pagerank.

Write an article and have a link point back to a particular page on your site.  When a reader clicks the anchor text in your signature area, it then becomes a quality link coming from… yep…from Ezine.  This strategy is excellent for a new blog.

Squidoo: Build a simple Squidoo Lens and have it link to a page on your blog that contains similar information.  Squidoo is an authority site that will help you improve your pagerank.

HubPages: HubPages is much like Enzine.  The incoming links to your blog will be high quality links.  Tip:  Use only original content in HubPages.  You cannot re-purpose content from other sites or sources.

YouTube: Ahhh… One of my favorites!  I have 28 videos that point to a pages on a blog that I have in another niche.  Videos have served me well in sending me high quality backlinks from other sites who have used one of  my videos on their site.

Get busy and produce a video that you can point back to your site.  Point an anchor text link in your description box back to your blog.  When folks click on it,  you will get a superior incoming link from YouTube.

Just one more…. I’m including a one minute… 30 second video with another idea for getting quality backlinks to you site.

Good luck in your efforts for getting solid pagerank backlinks to your blog.

Til Later,

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S.  Remember:  Google will treat you well in rankings if you have high quality sites linking to your blog.

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  1. Rob Horlock says:

    This is a great post Kathryn, one of the best that I’ve read this month. I must get up to speed with Squidoo

  2. Good tips! I need to get up to speed with Squidoo and HubPages, too.

  3. It really is pretty simple when you look at your list.

    I would also add commenting on other related blogs. I have a list of legacy blogs that I comment on along with the blogs I just love to visit.

  4. Hello from Montana:

    Thanks from a fellow #blog30 participant. I enjoyed your post and it reminded me to move some of my articles into videos. Not nearly as hard in life as it is in our minds.

    Looking forward to learning and earning with you.

    Judy H. Wright

    PS: Would really appreciate it if you would network my new blog. Thanks.

  5. Thanks I wasn’t even sure what a back link wAs I am so new to website marketing
    I will be researching this more

  6. Kevin Davis says:

    Hi Kathy,
    Great video tip there as well. I was just describing that same solution to a client of mine yesterday, but working with other blogger in our network of friends. I welcome anyone in the marketing space to write articles for my blog in exchange for a backlink. I am also going to start doing it myself as well.


  7. Kathryn says:

    Keven…. count me in. I would be happy to write an article for you. And… I would love to have you write an article for me. This is a great way to support each other.

  8. Jane Lee says:


    Thank you for this post. I have a squidoo account and hadly use it. Now, I am going back and revive that account and clear out all the dust. What a wealth of information.

  9. Kathryn says:

    Thanks Rob
    I think backlinks are one of the most ignored seo strategies in online marketing. However.. it’s so easy to control with the suggestions I’ve made. I’m not as diligent as I should be either… but that’s going to change.

  10. Deb Augur says:

    Great tips, Kathryn. I also love YouTube and the way I do it, you don’t even need any of your own videos. However, I am in the process of creating some.

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

  11. Kat Simpson says:

    Great idea on YouTube – I hadn’t thought about using lnks from my vdeos – thank you!

  12. Super-duper stuff here today, Kathy!

    Like others have mentioned, I need to resuscitate my Squidoo account! Haven’t been there in a very long time. Thanks for the reminder and the nudge.

    The video tip from Six Figure Clicks is excellent! This is an exceptionally wonderful and powerful way to get backlinks if you love to write.

    P.S. If anyone has an interest in doing a blog exchange for backlinks, I’m certainly open to the proposition.

  13. Kathryn says:

    Melanie… you’re on! In fact… I’m making a list of those who would like to participate in a backlink exchange in the marketing area. Kevin Davis said, “He’s in.” That makes 3 of us so far… and we welcome anyone else who would like to participate.

  14. Cindy says:


    Good tips. Sometimes we all need to be reminded to do the things we know we should be doing. 🙂

    I too (like many others) need to dust off our Squidoo account 🙂

    My partner Ely has started doing on going guest blogging for a few sites. It is starting to pick up some of our traffic and also another side affect is that one of the blogs is popular in our local market so he is able to grow his offline reputation (and therefore authority) as well. So that is a nice perk.


  15. Thanks for this post informative information on promotion.

  16. matt mernagh says:

    these are some excellent starter tips on getting backlinks. leaving comments helps generate backlinks and of course swapping links with sites is another. purchasing backlinks from reputable sites with plenty of page rank is surefire method of generating search engine heat.