What’s the Best Way to Get DoFollow Links?
Being that search engines are getting smarter than ever, they’re also more able to notice patterns. That includes you creating multiple accounts on free blog or social bookmarking sites, for the sake of gaming backlinks to your own sites. Long gone are the days where Google doesn’t notice that your one bookmarking account happens to have multiple links to multiple websites you own.
Do You Deserve Them?
To get a quality DoFollow link, your site has to be quality. Building links is best done when others do it for you. That’s why things go viral or get so much attention – they were worthy enough of getting 10,000+ backlinks in a single day. That’s usually more backlinks than most webmasters get in an entire year of manufacturing backlinks the hard way.
Ask, and Ye (Might) Receive
Another popular and highly successful method is to contact bloggers or webmasters in your niche and simply ask them for a link. Or, ask to be a guest blogger for the sole sake of getting a link to your site. Perhaps, you can also meet others in message boards (reviewers, authors, professors, enthusiasts, topic experts or anyone else) who run websites in your niche, who might be willing to reference your site in their content.
Here’s another idea: search the internet for the keyword you really want to rank for – “antique clocks,” or whatever. Look at who is ranking in the top 5, and consider contacting those people to ask for a link to your site, which also talks about the topic in-depth. By getting a link from their site (which was obviously deemed “important” enough by search engines to be ranking in the top 5), you’re not only getting the possibility of a quality DoFollow link, but maybe some of the traffic will stray from their site to yours, as well.
This is truly the best way to score a great DoFollow backlink.
Diplomacy is Necessary
As you may have imagined, many people get annoyed when others ask them for backlinks – I’m one of those people 😉 So, you’ll have to get around it somehow. Get to know that webmaster by participating on their site in a meaningful way. Once it gets to a comfortable level, ask for the link. Or, you can just cut to the chase and say “I’ve really been working hard on my site – I’d appreciate it greatly if you could stop by sometime” and offer their interactivity on your site. Then, give them a backlink. Undoubtedly, they are using Google Analytics or similar, and will notice this. The favor is typically returned.