One of the most important parts of any SEO campaign is backlinking. The more links coming to your site the better it ranks in the search engines and the higher your site will climb up the search results. You could have the best looking site anyone has ever seen and without backlinks no one would ever know your site existed.
What are backlinks?
Backlinks are simply links from another site that link back to your site. Search engines love backlinks and the search engine spiders follow the links to your site and index the page making it easier for people searching online to find your site marketing 1on1. Every backlink that a site adds that points back to your site is like a vote of confidence for your site. The more backlinks you have, the more votes your site is getting and the more popular your site becomes.
Where do I add backlinks?
Backlinks can be added to signatures in forum posts, in blog comments or in the resource box of a written article. Forums and blog posts only take minute to post but articles take some time to write. It’s always a good idea to add value in your posts, comments and articles and make people reading your words to want to know more so they will follow the link and click to your site.
When making a comment on a blog or website for the first time, it is a good idea to actually read the article and make your comment a very valuable part of the conversation. Try to engage the readers of that particular site to respond to your comment by asking a question or express an opinion and ask for what the readers or site owner thinks about your point of view. Webmasters love when their readers get involved with the content of their site and it will almost assure that your backlink will become a permanent part of the site you back linked from.