Backlinks From Sites In Your Niche Google is going to respect your site if it sees backlinks from sites in your niche. Everything is related and your site is involved. However Google works or how they rank sites as a matter of importance, however your site shows up in searches, your sites page rank, whatever. It makes sense to have backlinks from sites in your niche. Our goal is to rank as high as we can, if your site isn't already popular or getting bigger because of the things you're doing now to better your site/promote it, meaning getting traffic, return visits or just daily traffic, backlinks do help, over time. The first thing you want to do is get backlinks from the most popular sites and sites with high PR. The easiest way to start is to do a search for your site's niche. Right there are both of those, the most popular or highest ranking sites. Join all them, fill out your profile and link to your site. I like to put all of my sites in the About Me or whatever the site has. Put all of your sites urls in one of those sections and you have backlinks to all of your sites at the same time.