Get High-Quality Backlinks in 2022(5 New Approaches)

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Our main focus in this article is to learn how to get high-quality backlinks in 2022. I guarantee you that if you put your focus on the strategies I’ll share then you won’t regret it.

First things first, what are backlinks, and why do we need high-quality backlinks?

Backlinks(also known as “inbound links”) are links from one website to a page on another website. Search engines consider backlinks as “votes” for a particular page. Pages with a high number of backlinks tend to have high organic search engine rankings.

Also read: Basics of link building to boost your SEO

Top 5 backlink checker tools 2021(free & paid)

That known, let’s now get to ways on:

How to get high-quality backlinks

1. Content is king

This is practically one of the most basic ways to get backlinks. Your goal should be to create a piece of content that other bloggers and industry experts can use and link back to your site.

This strategy might be pretty slow in picking up the pace but when you finally get it right, it’ll be worth the struggle. Focus on producing different types of content. You can write how-to articles, create guides, list posts, and run quizzes.

Let’s take SemaSEO for instance, our main focus is on digital marketing. We can create a how-to post on how to start a digital marketing course for only $100. Moreover, we can create a post about the top 50 digital marketing trends that will reshape the digital marketing society.

Read: Types of content that attracts links

The big question is, how can you tell which content type will work?

  • Be the best in your category
  • Simplify a complicated process
  • Create “reference content”
  • Be unique, controversial and remarkable

2. Build Backlinks From Broken-Links

I’m sure times and again you’ve found yourself browsing through pretty interesting content, found a link to some other content you found potentially valuable – only to click through and see the annoying ‘404’ error message? 

Well, you can leverage this by checking out sites you’d wish to acquire backlinks from for any possible broken links.

What do you do after finding the link?

Contact the website to replace the link, and pitch your site as a replacement. It’s that simple!

To find broken links, you can first look at your competitors and then search for more websites in your niche. I’d recommend tools like SEMrush or Ahrefs to uncover broken links.

Once you have a list of broken links, the next step is to contact the webmaster of these websites and report about the broken link.

When drafting your pitch, be humble and introduce yourself. Don’t forget to add the exact location of the broken link, since you want to help them out.

Then mention different alternatives for the broken link, including your website. Chances are that the webmaster will use your website as a replacement and you’ll get a backlink in return.

3. Become a source for reporters and bloggers

Speaking of high-quality backlinks, getting links from news sites and journalistic blogs is like winning the lottery.

Why so?

These sites have a high domain authority and getting featured there will also boost your site’s trust level.

Reporters are always on the lookout for juicy or newsworthy information to share and the only way to know if your website is something they’d be interested in talking about is to reach out and introduce yourself and your business.

The best way to get a high-quality backlink from news outlets is through Help a Reporter Out (HARO). It’s a platform that provides journalists and bloggers with sources for news and stories.

All you need to do is sign up as a source, select a plan then you’ll start receiving emails from HARO containing requests from different news and media websites for a quote, advice, tips, stories, and more.

Respond to the queries that are relevant to your business and if your answer gets picked up, you’ll end up receiving a backlink from the news website.

4. Start Guest Blogging

This is actually the best way of acquiring high-quality backlinks for your site. Moreover, it’s a tried and tested strategy.  You can reach out to different sites that accept guest blogs and submit a post.

Most sites offer a contributor account or a write for us section where anyone can write an article and get featured on the site. They even let you link to your site, either in the author bio section or within the text of the content.

5. Use Infographics

These are visual representations of information. They help in providing a quick overview of the topic and breaking down complex concepts into simple visuals that are easy to understand.

Start by doing some research and creating a niche-specific infographic that grabs the attention of your target audience. Include a unique and interesting angle to connecting the dots and telling a story about something of interest in that niche.

By creating engaging and helpful infographics, you are helping other content creators. They might use your visual creation in their blogs and give you a backlink as the original creator of the infographic.

Take the case of WPBeginner. Their infographic on interesting facts about WordPress has over 700 backlinks.

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