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Link building is the cornerstone of SEO. Any good online marketer or SEO needs to know how to build links to their site to rank well on Google.
The goal of this post is to provide something that all marketers with any skill set can use. Whether you’re new to link building or have been building your backlink profile for 10+ years, you’ll likely find some useful nuggets in this post.
Link Building Resources for Beginners
New to link building? These guides explain the basics and get you set up for success:
Comprehensive Link Building Guides
Want to skip the 500-word articles and go straight into a deep dive on link building? These massive free guides can help:
Link Building Strategies
Let’s look at some posts with a wide variety of link building strategies.
Organic Link Building With Content
Since content is becoming increasingly more important, here are some posts on link building with content:
Think Pieces on Link Building
These links are a little less how-to and have more insightful content on link building. If you’re looking for link building tactics, skip this section. If you want to know about the essence of link building and why so many online marketers and SEOs focus on it, these articles can help provide that background.
Link Building Practices to Avoid
Just as important as the links you should be building is knowing what links you shouldn’t be building. Remember that spammy links pointing to your site is a problem you need to take care of.
Building Local Links
If you have a local business, these link building strategies are made just for you.
Link Building With PR and Social Media
Think PR and social media have nothing to do with link building? Think again.
Link Building Tools
Nothing makes link building more productive and effective than the right tools. Here are posts reviewing some favorite link building tools:
- Ubersuggest: I created Ubersuggest to help you find the best keywords for your content marketing strategy. Besides keyword research, it also has a robust backlinks feature which details who is linking to you (as well as your competitors).
Best Link Building Blogs
Want to keep up with link building news? Here are the top SEO blogs link building categories.
Q&A on Link Building
Have questions about link building, or want to demonstrate your link building expertise? Here are some places where you’ll find lots of people asking about link building:
Link Building Resources Conclusion
There you have it! More than 60 great link building resources to chew on.
As you can see, there isn’t one way to gain backlinks. There are many strategies you can use to start establishing yourself (and your business) as an industry thought leader.
The earlier you start putting effort into gaining links, the quicker you’ll gain authority in search results and start outranking your competitors.
What are your favorite link building resources?
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