An ongoing concern for many bloggers is how to get incoming backlinks to their blog. Backlinks serve a couple of important functions: they can drive more traffic to your site and they "tell" the search engines how important your site is for key search terms.
According to Wikipedia's definition of Backlink:
Backlinks are incoming links to a website or web page. Inbound links were originally important (prior to the emergence of search engines) as a primary means of web navigation; today their significance lies in search engine optimization (SEO). The number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page (though other measures, such as PageRank, are also considered to be important). Outside of SEO, the backlinks of a webpage may be of significant personal, cultural or semantic interest: they indicate who is paying attention to that page. (Read more to get details.)
This past weekend I read a short report by Nicole Dean about how to get incoming one way backlinks. She interviewed several experts on the subject and compiled the info into a free 8 page report. She included giveaway and resell rights with the report so I took the opportunity to grab it and offer it you here.
Keep in mind, none of this is difficult to do...it does take time and effort. If you're using your blog as a marketing tool for your business or as a vehicle to sell advertising or affiliate products, then you need your blog to rank high in search engine results for your keywords and you need traffic. Attention to building one way incoming backlinks can help you achieve these goals.
What's your favorite way to build incoming backlinks?