As bloggers/writers, we all want to have traffic to our blogs. Backlinks are our ultimate aim since with quality backlinks, our blogs can also benefit from having a higher page rank.
There are many ways to build one-way backlinks, but for many of us, who blog for the sheer joy of blogging and sharing, below are some easy ways to attain this pursuit.
Find other blogs in your niche, read, follow them, and leave comments. The blog owners may not return a kind visit to your blog, but some of their readers might find your comment interesting or the title of your blog intriguing, and decide to visit you.
Search engines such as Google, MSN, and Yahoo put more weight on these kinds of one-way backlinks than reciprocal exchange links.
Again, a niche forum is recommended for your niche, but a forum like MyLot is also a great start. MyLot is varied enough that you can put a link to your post there. It is wise to keep in mind that they need your contribution also. That means being a part of their community!
Social Bookmarking Sites
If you are online, you know the main buzz is social bookmarking sites. Digg, StumbleUpon, Mixx, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are the most popular ones. By bookmarking your post, you are creating a one-way backlink to your site.
Important note about social bookmarking sites: Be a part of the community, or you will be exspunged as spammer!
Many people swear that Yahoo Answers bringing them a great amount of traffic, if you spend a bit of time searching for questions that related to your subjects, and post the answers with your links. Though, I have tried Yahoo Answers in the past, it was just too much time consuming for me, and maybe I need to learn the right way to go about this.
You must first sign up for a Google Alerts account and promote your major keywords. When Google email you a new page/site/link with your keywords, you go to those pages and leave a valuable comment to avoid deletion.
As you know, the comment box often allows you to type in your website, so be wise when writing your comment.
These five easy and all-free methods just need your time, and elbow grease. If money is not a problem than you can buy a press release or advertise your business, but my intention for this article is to help regular bloggers or writers.