How To Build Thousands of Backlinks Without Even Asking For Them (5 Actionable Tactics)

A lot of people are reluctant to build backlinks. They get scared because you need to do outreach to hundreds, if not, thousands of website's owners before you get your first handful of backlinks. But truth be told, you don't have to do that. There are organic ways where you can attract backlinks without practically doing outreach. Today, I'm going to breakdown how to build thousands of backlinks without even asking for them.

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So the first tactic I have for you, offer free courses.

I'm not talking about vlogging, I'm talking about full-blown courses.

HubSpot Academy. This is a course from HubSpot. It's a free marketing course, offers certification as well, and they get over a thousand backlinks from 450 referring domain names.

According to UberSuggest, in the United States alone, they have over 37,000 visitors per month to that course. A lot of people love their course because they want to be certified by HubSpot, which is an important brand in the marketing space.

The second tactic I have for you, create free tools.

If you don't have the money to build a tool like Uber Suggest or Bankrate, don't worry about it, there's a site called CodeCanyon when you go to it, you can buy a tool for pretty much any industry out there for, literally, five, 10, 20, 30, $40.

That means you can do really well by just spending 10 bucks, and you can just create backlinks over time. It won't happen instantly, it won't happen overnight, but over time, you'll constantly see your tools getting more and more backlinks.

The third tactic I have for you, come up with stats and industry reports that are generated by you and your team.

Last year alone, I launched two reports including proprietary statistics that I gathered from my own audience. One of them, I got data from 183 companies who were all leveraging content marketing and produced 17 charts that show where content marketing is headed.

The fourth strategy, use ego bait.

Ego bait is basically something that involves stroking the ego of an influencer or website owner that you want a link from. There are a few ways that you can do this. The simplest way is the roundup post. Roundup post, example of this is you take all the influencers out there in your space, and you do an interview with them, ask them one simple question, they'll give you feedback, and when you get feedback, publish that in one comprehensive post, share it out there on the social web, email them all once it's published, and ask them to share it and link to it.

Another way is listicles. An example of this, the top 15 SEO experts you should follow in 2020. So when you do this, you're listing people, a lot of people will link out to this and be, like, I'm on this list, it's amazing.

Awards are another amazing way. You can create awards like the Top 100 Digital Marketing Blogs, the Top 100 Pet Blogs, whatever it is within your industry, create a badge, you can go on Fiverr, pay someone $5 to create a badge or use Canva to create your own badge, give it to people, a lot of them will embed it on their website and link back to you.

The fifth tip I have for you is employee infographics and data visualizations.

Look, infographics are huge. They aren't as used as they once were in the past, but they're still super effective. Data visualization is when you get data and present it in a more user-friendly way. So it's statistics, historical timelines, maps, geography distribution, and with infographics, you can take all this data and display it in an animated way that's interactive and in a storytelling way.

So, when you do this, people are like, oh cool, I can end up seeing an infographic on things like how car engines work or how fast a Cheetah runs, and it's done in a simple, visual way where people are like, oh, cool, this makes sense.

This generates literally thousands of links over time. I used to have a company called KISSmetrics, and the majority of the links that we generated were from infographics, and the blog got up to million visitors a month, but the reason the blog did well is all of the infographics, and we created over 40 of them, got thousands of links, and that caused all the blog content to rank higher as well.

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  1. affiliate freedom entrepreneur Chouraisa on February 22, 2020 at 7:20 am

    hey neil can u plz help me little bit because right now i am confused on what are the things i can build or like start doing something instead of just watching lots of video waiting for your response

  2. John Malak on February 22, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Hey Neil is there a way to automate link building?

    • Manoj Maity on February 22, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      probably not worthy. there is GSA link builder, but it is now spam;.

  3. Santa Trees on February 22, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Description cover me up

  4. Anubhav Singh on February 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    i have got some cool ideas from this let’s see if i can rank a new domain that i buy today to rank 1 in one month will update you guys in 1 month

    • Manoj Maity on February 22, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      really within 1 month? not possible.

    • Anubhav Singh on February 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Manoj Maity if i never try i would never know

    • Harish Nemade on February 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Make sure you buy from such a hosting which will have 45 day money back guarantee, So you won’t lose your bucks.

    • Mohit Shukla on February 22, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      @Anubhav Singh great..test what you’re worth..Fix those ranks on first page 🙂

    • Anubhav Singh on February 22, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      Harish Nemade i already have a lot of hosting and for what it’s worth it’s only going to help me understand more about this dynamic system

  5. Gareth Thomas on February 22, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Yet another smasher of a video.. Your information is truly invaluable man

  6. Sunil Nair on February 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Thank You Neil

  7. Gareth Thomas on February 22, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    4 dislikes. You guys are going nowhere with your business etc etc

  8. barbara Trejo on February 22, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    really great video. On the course do you do it as in give me your email type thing or just give it on the website?

  9. Rajshil Ganesh on February 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I’m just curious. If I don’t have blogs in my page, but if it gets lots of valid relevant backlinks will it rank?

  10. Aldine Tree Services Houston Stump Grinding on February 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Nicely done Neil. I have some question. When you discussed writing reviews on other sites, and potentially the company/group may link back to illustrate/share a positive review, can this apply to e-commerce purchases? For example, if I buy something from Amazon, and write a review for a 3rd party seller who has actually requested a product review, would this the sort of review you’re referring to? Would this work for a non-3rd party seller like say Vistaprint? Do I need to post my url in the review itself or does this get into Spammy territory? Thanks for your thoughts, Delfino

  11. italiëplein on February 22, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    One of your best video’s ever, thank you Neil.

  12. said ahmed on February 22, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Perfect. Thanks Neil

  13. Winston Yap on February 22, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    why is the second tactic mean???
    Go to code canyon, buy free tool let people use ??? or how???

  14. Balasubrahmanyam Ira on February 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Is there any API option available for uber suggest where we can display the tool in our websites for user to come and use it?

  15. Mohit Shukla on February 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    It felt great to play at 1.5 speed. Awesome content Neil.

  16. Pankaj Sharma on February 22, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I use CodeCanyon to buy tools. It’s amazing.

  17. Promothash Boruah on February 22, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Your tips help me. 756 backlinks in over 15 months.

  18. Paisley Hill Company on February 22, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks. I think I’m going to build by hand. It’s true there are a lot of blogs, but there is also a huge demand for content writers. Content is in high demand, and by extension, the market is not yet saturated with blogs. Also, there is room at the top because, as in anything, it’s only the best that rise the highest, and really good content writers can write their own ticket. I guess I can think about offering a course instead of a blog in any case, and definitely if its easier. But since you said it needs to be Udemy worthy, I can see my launch time delayed by weeks and months. I have 120 blog titles ready to rock. That’s 120 weeks of posts, if I post once a week, and more if I post more frequently than that. With blogs, you need to be consistent to attract and retain readers, but anyway, I need to ramp up with just one per week, as learn how to format different passages for different platforms, all the right times to post, and so on, I think it will take all week in between posts to learn what needs to be done, and to do it, before the next post. These back linking tips will certainly come in handy down the road, when I’ve popped my digital marketing cherry.

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