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Guide to organic backlinks through social media. (It's so easy!)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Tiddlywink19, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    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!
     
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  2. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sounds like you are certified social media douchebag
     
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  3. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    Woah, take that negativity somewhere else loser. People can disable DM's and the resounding response is very positive with a friendly message. Don't like it, don't use it.
     
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    Yo skyrocket dude, the post was nice and simple (and about the DM, well there are much worse cases where ppl spam with DM, and those are dbags). Nothing special but for someone who is starting in IM this is a great way to begin building some links!

    Good job OP!
     
  5. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    Hahah, thank you zare. I know, I spend 20 minutes writing a nice little guide, someone is mad over one single line.

    Some people are too picky. Was just a small contribution, my goodness. And if you are not a fan, by all means move along?
     
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    Ask webmasters to give you a link for a post on FB? What? Really?
     
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    I agree with you on this, for the Pros it could be not so special but for Newbies out here, it's a great way to get organic backlinks.

     
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    how can I purchase this tutorial it always sends me to the donation page?


    @OP: Asking for links is nothing what I would consider whitehat, it might work for some time, but if you over-do it Google will slap you in the face.

    @SkyrocketSEO: Twitter auto direct messaging can work pretty well actually. I am doing it alot when my target audience is young and I have an amazing reply rate. (but yeah, the way OP is doing it ...meh)
     
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    All sounds wonderful until you hit reality, as I suspect skyrocketSEO was implying.
     
  10. Zhoom

    Zhoom Newbie

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    Good post OP, Thanks for the info.

    May add a few of these steps to my current method.
     
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    You don't want to be using social media for a source of backlinks, they are nofollowed and Facebook is a closed network. Google+ - even Google+ doesn't know what the hell it is. For SEO you need to be working on social signals, not backlinks.
     
  12. BlackSept

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    Your FAMILY asked you how do you creat organic backlinks to your site?
     
  13. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    No problem Zhoom, thank you and feel free!

    HAH! No, but you get the gist. "How does your website work with the google!?"

    Lmao. Anyway was fun, done commenting for now. Have a good day guys!
     
  14. jon_xx_x

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    lol if only SEO was this easy.