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

By | February 23, 2020

– 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. However you want, I’m
Neil Patel, and today, I’m going to breakdown how to
build thousands of backlinks without even asking for them. (bright music) Before we get started, make sure you subscribe to this channel, and if you’re on YouTube,
click the alert notification. So the first tactic I have
for you, offer free courses. I’m not talking about vlogging, I’m talking about full-blown courses. Look, everyone has a vlog these days. There’s over a billion vlogs on the web, there’s so much content that, hey, creating more vlog content, it’s not going to guarantee anything, but creating courses, people love that. 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 Uber Suggest,
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. Now, if you’re going to use the approach of creating a course like HubSpot, make sure your course is super detailed, thorough, it’s so good that people would’ve had paid money for it, right? Look at the Udemy courses,
if it’s that quality, and you release it for
free, you’ll do really well. The second tactic I have
for you, create free tools. With Uber Suggest, I’ve been able to get
over 25,000 backlinks from over 3,400 referring domain names. Building free tools is amazing. Now, here’s the kicker about Uber Suggest, it also is in many different
languages like German, Spanish, Portuguese, and
the list goes on and on. When you include all variations, there’s another 11,000 backlinks from over 3,000 more
referring domain names. That’s a lot, and this doesn’t just happen in the SEO industry, it
happens in all industries. Bankrate, they have a mortgage calculator that has over 3,400 backlinks from over 413 referring domain names. 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. It’s very rare to see tools
on CodeCanyon for 30 or $40, most of them, from what
we’ve seen that are good, are around 10, $20. 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. In other words, they’re proprietary. 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. In the other one, about social media, I was able to pull 483 companies who were all leveraging Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter,
LinkedIn and Pinterest. These two studies alone have
generated over 97,000 backlinks from 119 referring domain names. That’s a lot of links just from studies. You should consider creating your own. 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 roundup post. Roundup post, example of this is you take all the influencers out
there in your space, and you do a 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. Most people will share
it, every once in a while, someone will link to it. Another thing you can do is review books, tools, and other things
from other websites that you want links from because a lot of these sites
that offer tools or books, they’ll link back and say, hey, check out this review on
X, Y and Z site dot com. Another way is listicles. 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. I’ve done it, I’ve linked
out to Forbes talking about Neil Patel being a Top 10 Marketer, right? You can also do interviews,
interviewing other influencers, shockingly, you’re like, hey, most of these influencers I don’t know, it’s okay, just cold email
them, most people will say, yes, I’ll take an interview,
and it can be a blog interview, video interview, podcast interview, they’ll at least share
it, if not, link to it. 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. So yes, it’s a lot of
work to be building links, but you can do it in a more effortless way if you use one of the
tactics that I mention above. If you need help increasing your rankings, getting more links, writing content and doing it the right way, check out my ad agency,
Neil Patel Digital. If you have any questions,
leave a comment below. If you enjoy the video, like it, share it, tell the people about it. Thank you for watching.

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

  1. mab Post author

    I'll not see this vedio now , because I already got the vedio content from the description.!

  2. Purushottam Raj Post author

    Why making backlinks is the toughest task for a scratch website😔?

  3. affiliate freedom entrepreneur Chouraisa Post author

    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

  4. Khrewi Post author

    Why does ubersuggest ask me to sign in again every time? the tool pretty helpful but it is annoying everytime after log in

  5. Anubhav Singh Post author

    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

  6. Gareth Thomas Post author

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

  7. Gareth Thomas Post author

    Udemy , type discudemy and the courses are free. It's their promotional site and completely legit

  8. Gareth Thomas Post author

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

  9. Lap Gadgets Post author

    Can you help small businesses. As your starting package starts from 1lacs Rs. Which is still expensive for small business. i am interested in your Conversion Optimization service which again is also very expensive ..please let me know if anything reasonable you can do for small businesses..i am interested..

  10. Kiiroo TV Post author

    Affiliate marketing is the best backlink strategy. You get 1000s of affiliates over the span of a couple of years. Each builds hundreds of backlinks to your site. Its insane. Just give generous commissions and the internet will run for you!

  11. Suryapratap Rathore Post author

    HI Neil,
    I am a software developer and upcoming data scientist. I build webapps and mobile apps how cna I also help my clients with seo and digital marketing along with making apps, basically providing my service as a package.

    I am a college student in india and I do this as freelance basis or Internship. Your reply may guide me in right direction.

    I know there is very slim chance that you might read my comment but from now onwards I will comment same thing on your upcoming videos until you reply

  12. barbara Trejo Post author

    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?

  13. Shubham Butola Post author

    Neil sir I told you many times are you thinking to make your tool paid… You told to us thst will think about it …. Now you have made it paid …. Not fully but … Pahle jaisi baat nahi rahi ab …

  14. Rajshil Ganesh Post author

    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?

  15. Aldine Tree Services Houston Stump Grinding Post author

    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

  16. Winston Yap Post author

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

  17. Balasubrahmanyam Ira Post author

    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?

  18. Saurabh gaikwad Post author

    Hey neil please place Ads on uber suggest but don't make it paid…it's the only tool helping beginners like us..We will gladly donate for the tool once our blog starts ranking but please we need uber suggest very badly…please I request

  19. Mohit Shukla Post author

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

  20. Promothash Boruah Post author

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

  21. Paisley Hill Company Post author

    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.

  22. Lucas PS Post author

    Hi Neil! Great video again 😊!

    I was looking for a post that you a talk about a web where you can create a free tool. But I can’t find it. You said things about calculators and the importance of it in many webs.

    ¿Can you please tell me the name of the web?

    Thanks for your time!!

  23. Darrell Lischka Post author

    About time you put some video content out Neil….lol…..thanks a lot for today's video…Gave me some additional ideas for my SEO Toolbox…make it a great weekend…

  24. FlyBoyDrummer Post author

    Neil – awesome, again! So if I buy something from codecanyon, I can just give away copies? Does it really work that way? Do we get stuck with support issues?

  25. pedro santos Post author

    Why you remove the volume keywords result in Ubbersuggest? I have been used that, but it looks like all everything is paid in Ubbersugest. What is it for removing the basic functions? nothing… so your marketing in Ubbersuggest should be paid tool and not free tool. Bad choice removing volume in keywords result man. Thanks – From Brazil

  26. Christopher Lancaster Post author

    Spend $10,000-100,000 and hundreds of hours building a course or tool and release it for free. Everyone's internet business model is putting all your time and resources into a free product, cross your fingers, and figure out monetization later. Oh yeah, don't forget to dump the rest of your money into Facebook's 100 billion dollar profitable ad platform so people will know your course even exist. This is the state of the internet.

  27. Jay Haussman Post author

    Great tips here man. In a sea of useless content your stuff is genuinely useful 🙏🏼

  28. Vinod Trivedi Post author

    Jeff bezos said that focus on those things which are not going to change for next 10 years.

    Is it applicable on blogging also do you think that blogging would continue in upcoming future.

  29. Vinod Trivedi Post author

    Copyblogger making 12 million dollars per year but as a viewer we want to know that what type of steps these bloggers take to make this type of money.

  30. Vinod Trivedi Post author

    It is clear that the humans want an information in future also so, how could anyone say that the blogging will be dead .

  31. Vinod Trivedi Post author

    I don't want to beg someone for backlinks so, what are some other strategies to get backlinks.

  32. Vinod Trivedi Post author

    Penny hoarder is making 20 million dollars per year through affiliate marketing can other sites also make this type of money.

  33. Sciencenews18 Post author

    Hey Neil, I want to meet you…. tell me when you are free?


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