3 White Hat Link Building Techniques That Go Far Beyond Links

My name is Ryan Stewart and I'm a digital marketing consultant with over 8 years of experience working with clients like Target, Accenture and the Department of Defense. I specialize in organic search, content marketing and performance analytics. I hold a number of online certifications as well as a Master's in Business Administration (MBA).

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    Hello. My name is Ryan Stewart and I’m a recovering black hat SEO.

    I’m not ashamed to admit it. I used black hat methods because they worked. Really, really well.

    I always wanted to go white hat, I just didn’t have the manpower to scale. With 40+ clients demanding results, I did what what was needed to keep them happy.

    Everything changed 8 months ago when Google dropped the hammer on private blog networks. My entire link strategy went out the window and I had to adapt. Fast.

    Manual outreach. Online PR. Relationship building. I was working 20 hours a day trying to growth hack all these well-known White hat link building techniques.

    In my efforts, I found 2 things:

    1. White hat SEO is a ton of work. There are no shortcuts.
    2. White hat SEO works. Really, really well.

    I’m going to share with you 3 white hat link strategies I picked during the course of my efforts.

    You can take these strategies and apply to any SEO campaign. I promise you, they work.

    Really, really well!

    1. Blog Commenting Is More Powerful Than You Think

    That’s right — the original link spam!

    Or, is it?

    In a Google Webmaster Q&A forum, Matt Cutt’s stated blog comment links are perfectly fine. In fact, it’s a practice he uses himself.

    I leave topically relevant comments on topically relevant sites, all the time. -Matt Cutts

    Blog comments are a great way to promote content, diversify anchor text and build out a natural link profile.

    But it becomes a bad practice when you outsource, automate, comment on spammy sites and jam keywords where your name should be.

    For example:

    how-to-leave-blog-comments-for-seo

    Here’s how to do it right…

    Step #1: How to find quality blogs

    It starts with finding a high quality blog that’s relevant to yours (or the site you plan to link to).

    The blog comment links I build come from blogs I read regularly and others I find on my Twitter feed.

    If you’re looking for topical niche blogs, use Google blog search + advanced search operators.

    For example, let’s say I wanted promote content for an eCommerce shoe store. I would enter the following search operators in Google:

    • summer fashion trends “comment”
    • summer shoe trends “submit comment”
    • summer sneaker trends “leave comment”
    • summer sneaker trends “leave a reply”

    This command tells Google to find blogs based on your keyword containing the word “comment” in the page. This will bring back results of pages that have comments enabled on the page.

    You can then check the Ahrefs rank for each of these blogs to identify which of them are worth your time.

    Step #2: How To Get Your Comment Approved

    99.99% of quality blogs will send comments to a moderator before going live.

    Since you’ll be dropping a link, it’s important to comment the right way.

    • Name field - put your name there, not your target keyword! This spam tactic will get your comment denied every time.
    • Email field — any valid email address will do (real or fake).
    • Website field — I generally leave this blank. Since you’re leaving a link in the body of the comment, it shows the author you’re not trying to spam their blog.
    • Comment field — Pick one point from the post that’s relevant to your link and expand on it.

    Let’s go through an example of a recent blog comment of mine.

    A few weeks ago I read a great post by fellow marketer Robbie Richards.

    So good, it prompted me to leave the following comment (it’s long, but I suggest you read it):

    blog-commeting-done-right

    The comment caught Robbie’s attention — he ended up Tweeting the link I left later that day:

    tweets-on-Twitter

    I landed a comment link on a high authority blog + additional social exposure. Not bad for a blog comment, right?

    But wait, there’s more!

    A few weeks later, I got the following Tweet from Robbie:

    robbie-tweet

    I responded to his Tweet, which was featured in his next blog update, complete with a link to my site:

    website-link

    One simple comment set off a chain reaction of valuable events:

    1. A blog comment link to my content on Robbie’s site
    2. Traffic to my site from the blog comment
    3. Social media sharing of my content
    4. Increase of social followers, shares and traffic to my site
    5. A contextual link in Robbie’s round up post
    6. Traffic from Robbie’s post
    7. Invaluable personal brand exposure being mentioned in the same post with top marketing professionals

    Not bad for a simple blog comment!

    2. Alert The Press And Make Them Link To You

    No, not PR submission sites. I’m talking about real press from authority news sites.

    Real press is hard to get. Reporters are bombarded with coverage pitches on a daily basis. The problem is, 95% of those requests are irrelevant.

    Instead of forcing your business to a journalist, try adapting their column to your business.

    Step 1: Finding Opportunities

    Finding the right opportunities makes the process easier. There are a couple ways to do so:

    • Start local. I run a Miami based SEO agency — Miami outlets are more likely to cover my business than Boston ones.
    • Niche down. What exactly does your business do? If you run a bakery, search for columns featuring food. If you have an app, search for columns featuring tech businesses. If you’re a start up, search for columns featuring entrepreneurs.

    I hunt using Google search operators.

    Search Operator #1 — “site:”

    Use this command when you know the site you want to search.

    You should know the major publications in your city. For me:

    • The Miami Herald
    • Sun Times
    • The Miami New Times

    Pick one and enter it into Google, using a variety of keywords to complement:

    • site:miamiherald.com local business events
    • site:miamiherald.com miami business networking events
    • site:miamiherald.com business spotlight
    • site:miamiherald.com local business feature
    • site:miamiherald.com business feature
    • site:miamiherald.com small business spotlight
    • site:miamiherald.com entrepreneur spotlight

    This search operator tells Google to comb the Miami Herald and bring back pages with the keywords that follow.

    The keywords I’ve chosen are some I’ve had success with. I encourage you to experiment with others to find one aligning with your business.

    Example:

    google-command-1-example

    Search Operator #2 — “inurl:”, “intitle:”

    Use these command when you don’t know sites to target.

    This scenario happens if you’re an agency servicing an out of state client (i.e. a Boston agency looking for press on a Miami based client).

    Entering “inurl:” or “intitle:” into the search bar tells Google to return results containing the keywords in the URL string or page title.

    Some examples:

    • inurl:miami business spotlight
    • intitle:miami business spotlight
    • inurl:miami local business feature
    • intitle:miami local business feature
    • inurl:miami local business spotlight
    • intitle:miami local business spotlight

    Example:

    search-operator-2

    Step 2: Aligning Your Content

    Finding opportunities is the easy part. If you really want the link you have to fit your business to their column.

    Here’s a recent example (NOTE: the news outlet chose to remain private, as they didn’t want an influx of requests).

    After using the search operators outlined above, I came across a local outlet that ran weekly features of networking events and speaking engagements.

    news-sites-links

    In order to get into the publication, I needed to align my content to theirs.

    From time to time I give free marketing seminars for local businesses. They’re a great way to meet potential clients and provide value in the community.

    I didn’t have one planned, but I’d gladly set one up for free press!

    Just like that, I had a relevant pitch.

    I realize, not all of you reading this can launch a seminar at the drop of a hat. Here are some client examples that landed links:

    • Bakery — We found a journalist covering businesses that give back to the community. We set up a food drive for local shelters in the area and contributed a ton of baked goods.
    • Bar / lounge — We found a journalist covering innovative business ideas. We launched an initiative that gave customers 5% off of their bill if they Instagrammed a photo of their favorite drink and tagged the location of the bar.
    • Mobile app — We found a journalist covering entreprenuers that were born, raised and educated within the city. No extra marketing efforts needed!

    Step 3: Submit a Press Release

    This part isn’t required, but it helps.

    A reporter always asks for more information. I find sending them a link to an online press release shows them you’re making a conscious effort to drum up press, not just mooching links.

    Screenshot of a press release from a previous seminar we gave.

    Screenshot of a press release from a previous seminar we gave.

    There are hundreds of free press release submission sites — any will do!

    Step 4: Reaching Out

    Some sites provide email addresses, some don’t

    finding-contact-info

    If they don’t, track them down on LinkedIn. A simple Google search should do the trick:

    Author Name + LinkedIn + News Publication”

    Make sure to connect before sending a message. After they accept, send them a brief message, not a pitch! If they’re interested, they will respond.

    Here’s my go to:

    Hey [Name],

    I’ve been reading your publication on news.com for quite some time. If interested, I have a tip about a local business that fits right in with your column!

    If they like what you have to say, they should respond with their contact email.

    Here’s the follow up email I sent after the LinkedIn message:

    real-link-news-outreach-email

    And her response:

    real-news-link

    From there, I sent her the link to the press release as well as the page on my site.

    Two weeks later, she included my business in her update.

    Getting the link was a lot of work, but well worth it.

    webris-analytics

    Just 3 hours after the link went live, I received 126 quality visits, including 2 leads, both of whom I secured as clients.

    3. Networking With Results In Mind

    Networking = link outreach, version 2.0.

    I charge clients by the hour so I keep close tabs on work performed. Over the last 3 months, here’s my data:

    • Broken link building: finding sites with broken links, emailing them to notify and giving them a link with similar content to fix it. 
      • 567 emails sent, 23 links placed (4% success rate)
    • Updated content link building: finding sites with similar content, identifying links to dated content, emailing them to notify and giving them a link with more relevant content to replace it. 
      • 987 requests for links; 13 successfully placed (1.3% success rate)

    This wasn’t always the case. When I first started using white hat techniques success rates were as high as 15%.

    Times have changed.

    68% of companies say content marketing is their top priority. They’re spending money and resources to create engaging content for their audience.

    Finding a broken link in their page doesn’t qualify your content to replace it.

    There’s old sales quote that applies perfectly to this situation:

    People do business with people they know, like and trust”.

    It’s the same with linking. Website’s link to sites they know, like and trust.

    That’s where networking comes in.

    Link outreach targets contact emails scraped from a long list of sites.

    Networking targets the people behind the content. By simply connecting social media you have a number of ways to get their attention the right way.

    The success rates I’ve had using networking techniques is astounding:

    93 requests; 65 successfully placed (70% success rate)

    Here’s how you can do it too…

    Step 1: Finding Opportunities

    The best place to start is with sites that do link round ups. These sites are actively seeking links to share so success rates are always higher.

    Once again, use advanced search operators to identify opportunities.

    • your keyword “top posts this week”
    • your keyword “monday link round up”
    • your keyword “top posts this month”
    • your keyword “friday link round up”
    • your keyword “weekend link round up”
    • your keyword “best posts of the week”
    • your keyword “best posts of the month”
    • your keyword “best articles of the week”

    Also, use Google’s “Search Tools” feature to select content posted in the last month:

    link-roundups

    You want to make sure that website is actively posting round up updates.

    Step 2: Connecting

    Using the search operators you should be able to find a few dozen targets. Resist the urge to email them directly!

    99% of sites will list their social media profiles in the author box. Pick a couple platforms and connect.

    link-roundups

    I like LinkedIn because of the ability to write messages. I always like to drop a nice note when connecting:

    Hey [name here],

    Just finished your article on [site.com]. Love your work!

    -Ryan

    It’s an easy way to break the ice and let them know you exist.

    Step 3: Engaging

    Engaging with their content does 2 things:

    1. Provides value: by re-Tweeting and sharing you’re spreading their content’s reach. If you have a decent social media following, you can help drive quality traffic to their site.
    2. Grabs attention: by re-Tweeting and sharing you’re getting their attention. Every time my links are shared I check the source. This often leads to me poking around their profiles and checking out their sites.

    I like to re-Tweet, share, comment and interact with their content at least once a week for a month. In my experience, this is enough time to get their attention and recognize your name.

    Part 4: Requesting a link

    Now, the ice is broken. Feel free to reach out with a request to be featured.

    Continuing the example from above, I chose to reach out via LinkedIn:

    link-networking

    A few weeks later, I published a piece of content I thought would be a good fit for his round up. I Tweeted him the link.

    link-networking-2

    Later that day, I noticed an increase in referral traffic.

    link-netoworking-3

    I checked the source:

    secured-link

    Link secured!

    Closing

    8 months later, I’m still learning the white hat techniques.

    While white hat techniques are more work, they provide better results. If you put in the time and effort, your results will reflect it!

    Would you argue with that?

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    My name is Ryan Stewart and I'm a digital marketing consultant with over 8 years of experience working with clients like Target, Accenture and the Department of Defense. I specialize in organic search, content marketing and performance analytics. I hold a number of online certifications as well as a Master's in Business Administration (MBA).

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    • Jesse Stoler

      Hey Ryan, nice post! Really liked your first section about blog commenting. There is absolutely such a thing as a powerful, natural blog comment link. That said, I think blog commenting isn’t so much about today’s link, but tomorrow’s link. The more you leave thoughtful comment on other blogs within your industry, the more relationships you’ll build. And as most people understand in our digital marketing sphere, these kinds of relationships can open up lucrative opportunities, often in the form of a link. Cheers

      • thanks jesse — blog commenting can set of an incredible chain reaction. in fact, that blog comment i left on robbie’s site has opened up opportunities for us to share clients and collaborate on clients. it’s given me more than links, but revenue as well 🙂

    • Great post Ryan.

      I like your second strategy of finding opportunities … new and really effective if utilized properly and most probably regularly. 

      One white hat quick link building technique is to search for sites that allow blog posts on their sites by creating your own account. Not article directories rather real sites that have real quality content on their sites, and that allow do-follow links inside the article. Those sites might difficult to find but in some niche like gardening, home improvement it is easily available.

      If you are expert in search you are definitely exert in link building.

    • thanks Ryan,

      Nowadays I was really afraid to do blog commenting since my TL advice to avoid it for the mean time since Matt Cutt released those algorithms for Spam, but now after reading your blog I was enlighten and give it a try, as long its tackle about relevancy, thanks men!

      • as long as you’re blog commenting the right way, you’re good to go.

    • rob herr

      I love your tips! However, most companies don’t understand this concept as they only rely on the results. Its a challenge to make them understand first before expect on results.

      • the way things are going, this is the way to get results. pbn links have diminishing returns — once they stop getting returns, they’ll come this way.

    • Thanx for a great article discussing your approach to SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. truly appreciated.

      I blog about #FUFISM or Functional User Friendly Integrated Social Media which is a marketing philosophy that uses the power of Search engine Optimisation to develop a target market audience that has an interest in your online content, through the techniques as described by you in your article.

      Your article here is thus a very FUFISM friendly article.

    • intouchcrm

      Hi Ryan, now this is some high-quality content right there! I absolutely loved your article! Very useful, the tips are practical and I love the fact that you’ve included snippets of how these have worked for you. Will be trying all of these strategies. Will let you know how it goes. Didi

      • please do! we already connected via email, feel free to drop me a line there and let me know.

        • intouchcrm

          Will do!

    • Davis Nirmal

      Very nice article about three important techniques that each SEO individual should follow.. Thanks for writing 🙂

    • More quality content from Ryan; keep it up!

    • Awesome post
      Yes commenting on relevant blog post with valuable information really does work for me 🙂
      Some queries:
      keyword “no comments posted yet”
      keyword “why not be the first to have your say”
      Or keyword site:.edu “no comments posted yet”

      Hope this helps

      Thanks 🙂

    • Thanks Ryan for sharing some great tips from your own experience. Among all these three tricks I would love to give you an extra credit for the 2nd one “Alert The Press And Make Them Link To You”. If it can be done creatively, getting a good amount of new leads will be just a mater of time. I tried something similar to few of my local projects and it really works like a wow! Thanks again.

    • Mann Sharma

      Great tips Ryan. Two, or three of these tips are clear to me, but I am still not sure about “3. Networking With Results In Mind” one. You mean, I should check the sites of others if they have some broken links, or pages without content, and then I should offer them the content from my end, for FREE. Right?

      • hey mann, broken link building is one way to do it.

    • Wow. Just Wow!
      I had junked blog commenting entirely, but the way you present them today I am going to start that activity again — with a new enthusiasm. Will take the press coverage idea seriously as well. Thank you Ryan.

    • I love this post.. Straightforward on the topic of white hat SEO. Now days there is lot of confusion among seo professionals how to execute off-page activity ? You have made simple with hard work

      • thanks clal — it is a lot of hard work, that’s why i have to charge so much!

        • This kind of hard-work makes you richie rich too… 🙂

    • Kaushal Patel

      Hello Ryan,

      I came across your article through facebook and I must say it’s worth reading the article. You have provided superb information on white-hat link building. I do blog comments but never have a view point like you mentioned. I was putting the link in link box and it looks really odd. Thanks for the tip. 

      From last 1 year I have stopped doing PR submission on those hundreds of PR publishing website as they are not worth at all as far as traffic or backlinks concern. But after reading your thoughts on press release i think I should restart of press release publishing. Great information 

      Thanks.

      • thanks kaushal

      • @SEOchirp

        The key is to differentiate between what’s considered a press release and a blog post. It has to be newsworthy. Pro bono work, Donatitions, and Charity Events usually works best. New website launches would also work to a degree.

        • Kaushal Patel

          Absolutely right. Now after reading this post I have understand that the PR should be newsworthy and it should cover any event, offer or social work related news or announcement.

    • There’s really nothing like a little old skool SEO. I’ve been employing said tactics for years, great post!

    • Great tips Ryan! I’ve earned some good links that way too!

    • AgencyBloom

      This is all great advice, but the challenge for an agency (as I’m sure you know) is scaling this across a client deck. You are willing to put the time into writing 5k+ posts because you really care about what you do and find value in that, but it’s really tough to get the average client to take the time to develop or help you develop such great content. Do you find you’re able to put as much effort into each of your client’s campaigns as your own?

      • you’re 100% right. doing seo this way is difficult to scale.

        at the end of the day, this is what google wants. they want YOU to be able to optimize your OWN site, but they don’t want a handful of agencies being able to automate seo across thousands of sites. you can’t fight google, they’re a lot smarter than we are and they’re going to win. 

        i had to adjust my model. i no longer hire a ton of link builders — instead, i use freelance writers. real, american, journalists with their own set of connections to websites. i then train them on content distribution strategies and send them off to write a shit load of content for various sites as well as for the client’s.

        i also had to adjust my pricing model. i used to take on dozens of clients a month at a lower cost. now, i only take on 1 — 2 and charge a minimum of $5,000 a month on SEO + $2,000 a month on ppc ads.
        the game isn’t changing, it’s already changed.

    • Victor Morgunov

      Awesome article, thanks a lot for sharing your experiences. I just have a question about roundups: won’t massive usage of them detected as spamy links or you have filtered them by some metrics?
      Looking forward to read more of your new posts Ryan!

    • Kristina Hughes

      I much appreciate you for sharing your personal experience in this post Ryan! Black hat SEO means using short cuts and it gives you long term punishment. White hat SEO takes long time but gives you long term business success. 

      Doing wrong things don’t takes much time but doing right things always takes time..

    • Francesco Giudici

      great tips ryan, I’ve just spread the voice in the agency! thanks

    • awesome tips …!!!!!!!! SEO is all about new ideas and strategies. This blog has a lot for everyone.….

    • UK

      Here in Germany, the Google Blog Search seems to be non-functional. It simply searches Google as it normally does.

      • Chris

        on Greece too :/

    • I have been using the free Hubspot CRM combined with Sidekick to identify and quickly gain more info about potential contacts. Both tools are free and have saved a considerable amount of time on research, I suggest at least checking out the combination to speed up outreach.

    • Jenny

      worth reading, really a great source for link building. Dead link alternate trick is enjoyable. i didn’t blog commenting from last year, someone told me Google get it spam. but now i understand. What you think if we you brand name in anchor text, is it effective and how google get it. and one more question, Is guest posting valid, as i run a gadgets news blog. i used to make guest post. but now i feel dead link alternate is good for building quality links.

    • free memorial

      realy very great post u have done …very informative

    • Interesting article. Thanks for explaining it step by step. It looks like white hat SEO is really a ton of work!! Is it true that not all the blogs are providing follow links form comment section? So how do we know which ones are worth a shot? For example, right now I am commenting here, but is it a backlink? DISQUS allows that? Blog moderator allows that? o_O

    • Wow a great post Ryan! I’ve noticed your use of advanced search operators a lot within this article and I really believe it’s a tool that is under used. A place that I find helps me is the following: http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html — (Hope it’s ok to post this link — no affiliate, nothing to do with me, nothing to buy.. I just use it) it helps by defining all sorts of advanced search strings for google.

    • A lot of what appears to be great advice here, but to be fair, the advice can only be as good as the person implementing it. As I was reading, I was trying to work out how to translate a lot of this to apply to the music industry. The thing is, this looks like it requires a huge investment of time which, as an artist, you want to spend that time working on and improving the quality of your music. I guess it’s a matter of building a team or improving organisation and time management skills. Thanks for the coaching session.

    • Markus

      Oh man, blog commenting is so ridiculous seen from a publisher perspective. You really underestimate a good publisher’s editorial. They will set you and your IP on Spam and you’ll be blacklisted everywhere. Can you really call that “White Hat”? I see this shit everyday, and it’s nothing else than this.

      Also, press release land right into the Spam Folder. No one needs this. It’s like using a Fax in a digital world,

    • Samuel Ng

      Hi Ryan, thank you for this informative post. You mentioned in your article that you do not enter the website field of the blog comments. Just a question, if you entered your website url, will it be a do follow link?

      If so, will it add to the seo effort?

    • John Smith

      Very good written information., thanks for sharing such informative blog post. Keep sharing.

    • I actually loved the standard information a person supply for your visitors?

    • rachael ray

      Getting high quality backlinks is tough job but it’s much better than building lots of lousy links.
      I appreciate the content marketing strategy because it’s a best technique to engage with audience and get attention from them. Really magnificent analytical seo tips you’ve shared here.

    • Great post! Lots of usable tips that I am going to try myself. Thanks!

    • Naseem Sehar

      Hi,

      I have started to build my own site and I have content that is completely written by a Native English speaker and not by me or any non Native English speaking person. But the problem is, whenever I sent out an email or try to outreach and connect to other blog or site owners they simply don’t reply or say that they don’t want to collaborate as they suspect the content would be of low quality because I am not a Native English speaker, despite the fact I have told them its not written by me.…what should I do then? if I have hired a Native English speaking person to write content for my site still I don’t have any rights to run my own site?

    • Thank you so much for great techniques about link buidling

    • Really Great work Ryan! We also use some of the same tips to promote our clients website. And we got a good result but the hardest part is to reach the reporters. We have tried HARO and we got really great result with this. My Result with HARO is 8–10% and that is really good when comparing to other activity. Great Post keep the good work 🙂

    • Awesome post. There are is more than one way to get the job done. That is awesome you have got so much success with comment back-links.

    • Great post. Thanks!

    • My client provide me some photos and videos.Using photos and videos to generate links. ist a good idea?

    • Do you find guest blogging to be a whitehat technique as well?

    • I think Forum Post is great way and better technique in SEO. Blog commenting is also but it is not more. When you using forum posting make sure Forum should be related with your topic.

    • No, I would not argue with the fact that time and effort produce results. The network building and vertical research take time, but it is rewarding for all current and future verticals. Thanks for sharing.

    • You did a great job but what about those who are just a person and cant spend a penny on SEO, for them they will die typing in front of keyboard.

    • Great stuff! I remember the old days and how we used to do things. But, you’re right, it’s a new era and these techniques are a must! I am using all of these with my creation of niche websites and the work, though time consuming at times, surely pays off. Nice work!

    • Completely love how you dedicate one hour to writing each day. Getting started has def. become the most difficult part, but how are you getting getting past writer’s block after a couple of months, and how often do you have other teams members at your company assist you with great content?
      Love Your Work!

    • Great post. The issue, for me, is time. Running the website, publishing content, optimizing, etc. already takes lots of time.

      Any recommendation for some great white hat SEO companies?

    • Thank you Ryan Stewart for your hard work . I am following you now .
      Thank you ones again

    • Thank you for sharing this great list of high pr DoFollow blogs and helpful to earn high PR backlinks by leaving comments. I Rally appreciate for your contribution to arrange all this things.

    • Thank you for this, timely for me, article. I love writing style as it keep engaged and learning. I especially liked the templates that you used. I hope you don’t mind but I am stealing them. Have a very great day!

    • simran

      Awesome post.there are many who suggest link building as a powerfull factor. we have given our project to Bonoboz ..they provides great seo services in india

    • Thanks for keeping it simple!

    • Amazing article Ryan! You just sparked many great ideas.

    • Charles Wahl

      Hi Ryan, Loved your post. I have question can you tell me how much blog commenting we should do in a day? or in a week

    • Catfish Comstock

      Well done brother. Great post.

    • Selin Sürmeli

      really nice post, thank you.

    • Blog comments links are nofollow links but however they gives some traffic to your site.

    • Cfx 3223

      Very nice article. Very informative.

    • link building is literally dead or too tough for a new blogger.

    • Hannah Sophie Eluned

      Time for a timely and utterly insipid post that smacks of wanting exposure, but being unwilling to apply myself… Oh. Right. So much work! Great article, Ryan!

    • Love Ryan’s attitude towards SEO and have been following his work ever since I found out about him. Fully transparent and white hate + authority links from super blogs. Does not get better than that!

    • Nice Information , I have to say that for the last few of hours i have been hooked by the impressive articles on this website. Keep up the wonderful work.

    • Thank you so much for great techniques about link buidling

    • People says that blog commenting is dead. But Is it still as effective. I really like what people do to get their comment approved. It kind of inspired me to do the same. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the awesome work.

    • Much respect!
      You rock Ryan Stewart

    • Thanks for the lovely information you have shared.…i appreciate it.… White hat seo is really tedious

    • Emily Fedorowycz

      Incredible article. Really love the emphasis you put on networking and the personable side of link-building outreach; I couldn’t agree more with how important (and effective!) it is. I’ve been reading your work for a while but finally got round to following you on Twitter — no idea what took me so long! 

      But really, ace job — look forward to your future articles!

    • Good tips. White hat needs a lots of time and smart effort. Thanks for your efforts.

    • I have no control over the kind of link i get for my efforts. But the number of do-follow links tend to correlate heavily with the number of no-follow link only because it is the same efforts that cause them. For that reason, I think its a bit silly to pay too much attention to the kind of links that you happen to get.

    • Linkbuilding is the main key factor to achieve good search engine ranking for a website. Usually I follow 2 rules to build links for my blog. one is commenting and 2nd is guest posting. 

      In this article, you have mentioned some important ways to build links for a website/blog. Thanks for sharing this useful article.

      Thanks Moumita Ghosh

    • Love the post, a great whitehat link building technique is time consuming and people tend to use backhat techniques for thier clients.

    • Surbhi Singla

      One of the best post I came across. I am new to the field and I often try to learn and grab knowledge from here and there. But this is one of the best posts I came across. Its not misleading. Its telling no shortcuts like ‘Rank in top 3 in 30 days’ type. Commenting, Media connections, networking and socializing- basically building relations is the key to building good quality links. Thank you for the post but I would like to request you to post an article explaining how do you search and follow for your niche specific blogs/media persons and build networks.