5 Ways to get Links from Other Blogs

13Feb08

1. Link Out to Other Blogs

As I have mentioned before, if you link to other blogs then it will help you get attention. Bloggers monitor their inbound links very closely and if you provide a link to another blog then chances are the blogger will see. This is especially true if the link sends any traffic.

2. Comment on Other Blogs

Commenting on blogs is another great way to get quality links without looking too desperate. By making a thoughtful comment you can get the attention of the blogger, who is likely to visit your blog and reciprocate. Additionally, a lot of blogging platforms allow you to include a link to your site in comments so you can get a free link just by commenting. But do not post dozens of comments just for free links as this is considered comment spam.

3. Email Blogroll Link Exchanges

If you want to take the direct approach then you can send emails to bloggers asking for blogroll link exchanges. However, do not let the email sound too desperate by just asking for a free link. Instead, tell the blogger that you thought their visitors might be interested in reading your blog since it is on a similar topic. Also, it never hurts to compliment the blogger by saying something like “I read your blog all the time,” or “I have been visiting your blog for years,” etc.

4. Email Them Something for Free

A less direct approach then asking for a link is to offer the blogger something for free without even mentioning links. In my experience I have found this to be one of the most effective tactics for getting links. However, make sure your email does not sound like an obvious ploy to get links. You should just tell the blogger that you like their blog and thought they might enjoy the free product. If the product is of any value then odds are the blogger will want to share it with their readers.

5. Submit Your Content To a Niche Community

If you want to get blog links from a piece of link bait then you should submit it to a community related to the topic of your blog. Most bloggers browse these communities frequently for content to blog about and will link to your blog if it contains a good peice of link bait. Check out our list of 70 social media communities if you are looking for good places to submit your content.

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2 Responses to “5 Ways to get Links from Other Blogs”

  1. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Tackett

  2. they also have this entrecard thing going on and mybloglog thats been around for a while. both good ways to get your blogs exposed. 🙂


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