Hey guys, So it's been a while since I wrote anything, so I figured why not start the day by writing a little White Hat SEO guide. Interestingly, to this day the number one question I get asked from friends, family, newbies, is how do you create organic backlinks to your website? I will be first to admit, after creating a site, determining the goal of your page, optimizing it for SEO, and creating some SM accounts, etc., etc., etc., you can feel a bit stuck. "Where do I go from here?" Well, there is thousands of different ways, but the one that doesn't get spoken about often is through Social Media. So, I am going to cut through the BS and talk about my favorite three platforms, and how you can do it, too. (If you are doing something else and it works, fantastic for you!) Twitter: 1.) Make a twitter 2.) Get a couple of thousand followers 3.) Post a pinned tweet that has a bunch of likes and retweets (Shows your authority) 3.) Auto-DM (Direct Message) new followers a nice message - Ex: "Do you want a free pinned post? Message back if interested! For Details! It's Easy!" Etc., 4.) Respond back to people who reply 5.) See if they have a website on their Twitter or if you suspect they do ask (Also, ask if they know anyone with a page) 6.) Tell them you have no problem pinning a tweet for an hour, 2 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours if they link a few pages from your website 7.) Usually happy to comply, deliver, and hope they are pleased and have friends to spread the word 8.) Rinse and repeat Sidenote: My favorite SM platform to do this on is Twitter. Especially because you can pick accounts to copy followers; like people trying to promote their e-book etc., Google+: 1.) Make a Google+ 2.) Get a couple of hundred-thousand followers 3.) Look for professionals in circles (Much easier for people with linked websites in Google+) 4.) Offer the same service, have a few high +1'ed posts 5.) Be willing to post, or multiple drip-feed posts for them as well (Do not link exchange) 6.) Ask them to spread the word, or if others are interested 7.) Rinse and Repeat Facebook: 1.) Make or get a Facebook with a couple of thousand followers 2.) Start posting articles from your website 3.) Notice who is liking, commenting, sharing your posts 4.) Find people who have websites, e-books, services, etc., 5.) Either message them, or email them (Email looks a bit more professional on FB, but whatever gets them to respond) 6.) Offer to 'FB pin to top' for a link (They may want it pinned for longer on FB compared to other platforms, which is fine) 7.) If they are pleased, offer other SM platforms, ask if they have friends, know other websites (same shtick) 8.) Rinse and repeat As long as you find people interested and don't spam every single person that follows, likes, +'s, etc., this is a very effective method. For reference: On Twitter, usually out of say 250 DM's about 30-40 respond and about 10 oblige. It doesn't get anymore natural or free than that. Protip: Try to stay relatively in your own market. So you aren't pinning stuff way outside your demographics' interests. That's it guys. Hopefully, you learned, at least, a thing or two, and feel free to ask any questions and hope this was helpful! Take Care!