ActiveRain Tutorials: Generating Good Quality Backlinks For Better SEO Rankings

Generating Good Quality Backlinks For Better SEO Rankings

LinkToday's Ask A Social Media Advisor question came from Pam Graham, and it relates to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and how to generate good quality backlinks to her custom wordpress site.

Here are a few simple ways you can start to generate good quality backlinks to your site while only using white hat SEO techniques.  These are safe strategies you can implement today and keep you out of trouble with the various search engines.

The first thing I'd suggest is to make sure you have your bios up to date everywhere. Each one should have your photo, name, description, and also a link to your website whenever they allow it.

While some services like Facebook might add a tag, not all services do that and you can really gain some good links from that alone.  Go back through all those various social networks you signed up for but never even completed your profile and make sure to get your links in to your website and everything else completed.

In the video I mention a few good places to get some nice backlinks to your site.  Here are a few of those that take no time to set up:

In addition to services like the ones listed above, some blogs allow comments to be followed by search engines, so leaving comments that are valuable to the conversation and are not spammy can be a good source of links as well.

The final way to build powerful backlinks are by requesting to write a guest post on someone else's site. I've been able to build some really good links by doing this for my site over the past few years.  Not only do I write guest posts for others, I also LOVE having them from time to time on my site.  In fact, I've had several guest bloggers here on this site over the past several years.  If you would like to contribute, contact me about the possibility of being a guest blogger.

*Bonus Tip For Generating Backlinks: One simple way to generate good quality backlinks is by creating content on your site that others would want to link to.  If you are a real estate agent and you are sharing valuable information about the current state of the market, there's a good possibility a news source like the local newspaper or station might link to your blog post when covering the story on their site.  Or, a business might link to your post if you share a nice review of their product or service.

If you begin to implement some of these different strategies above into your daily routine, it won't be long till you are seeing the SEO benefits of backlinks into your site.

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Comment balloon 17 commentsJeremy Blanton • September 30 2013 12:19PM


Thanks Jeremy, I will go watch your video now!

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) over 7 years ago

Thanks, Jeremy.  Can you have a validated link to your website on more than 1 pinterest account.  For example, I have 2 others that work for me and have an acct.  Can they get a validated link too? - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 7 years ago

Good tips Jeremy.  Using the power of authority sites like ActiveRain to write "companion posts" that point to our WP blogs is also a good way to grow links.  I will have to check out 

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 7 years ago

I'm not 100% sure on the multiple Pinterest accounts WoW.

Anita- AR IS A GREAT WAY for backlinks as well by writing posts here, sharing them on shared outside blogs, etc.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 7 years ago
Great info. Now to do it!
Posted by CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) over 7 years ago

Great share Jeremy and I have been checking all my profiles ...thanks!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 7 years ago

this stuff cant hurt but only do this during off hours.

Posted by Ron Aguilar, Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995 (Continental Mortgage) over 7 years ago

Excellent video and awesome tips Jeremy for building backlinks!

In addition to the platforms you listed, Google+ is the ultimate platform for backlinks. You knew I was going there, right?

On Google+, it is the ultimate platform within the world's biggest search engine to promote yourself telling Google what you do as a real estate professional, where you do it, and how well you do it!

It's also important each platform convey a consistent branding message with your logo (if you have one), tagline, 100% complete bio, and your profile photo. In marketing, repeated impressions of your brand builds trust.

I also love your wise advice for RE pros to consider an occasional guest post opportunity. Agents may want to use their Google Analytics and "spy out" cities that deliver site traffic outside their core market place. That way you can identify non-competing agent blogs that present valuable guest posting opportunities. Of course, agents will want to add guest blog agents to their network, show value and cultivate a relationship with the agent prior to asking them if they can guest post on another agent's site.

Keep up the great work, Jeremy!

Posted by Bobby Carroll, Clayton NC New Home Happiness Coordinator (Jaclyn Smith Properties) over 7 years ago

Would you mind reviewing how the "nofollow" works, Jeremy?

Posted by Raymond Denton, Veteran Friendly Realtor® (Homesmart / Evergreen Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks Jeremy, your posts are always educational.

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Balboa Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Thank Jaeremy for a freat and informative post.  We like the idea of others linking to our post.

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 7 years ago

Very good post.  I know I need to work on the back links.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I try to keep my bio's updated. Now will re-watch your video and work on the other things.

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner, email: / cell: 334-494-7846 (Travis Realty) over 7 years ago

I believe your suggestion about guest posts is fabulous.

Posted by Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916 (Keller Williams Central Rhode Island) over 7 years ago

Jeremy thank you for sharing your expert knowledge about Generating Good Quality Backlinks For Better SEO Rankings in an ethical manner.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 7 years ago
Jeremy - Thank you for the suggestions. I think many of my profiles have links, but I'll go check.
Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 7 years ago

Jeremy - Great information on how to get backlinks. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate) almost 5 years ago