3 Ninja Ways To Get Backlinks

Ok, everyone knows that the more links you have pointing to your website the higher your search engine rankings are going to be. Without backlinks your website doesn’t exist and nobody is going to see it unless you have a big mailing list, or money to spend on advertising.

Most marketers write tons of articles, press releases, and do guest blogging which is fine because it does work, but I want to tell you about some very cool ninja ways to get backlinks that can shoot your website to the top in no time.

First of all, stop using automated submitters or other SEO software that promises top rankings. It’s a short lived strategy and most of the time it only works for low competition keywords. Basically what these tools do is spam the engines with duplicate content.

There are much more effective backlinking strategies and I am going to go over some of them in this post. The main strategy is called “linkbaiting”. It’s the most effective way to get literally thousands of backlinks to your website without lifting a finger once you make the wheels turning so to speak.

So let’s get started 🙂

1. Write controversial, funny, or high quality content

Don't mess with the Ninja Watermelon!You want to concentrate on putting out content that gets people engaged. You want them to share it on forums, social bookmarking sites, their own blogs etc.
Not every post you make to your blog or page you add to your website needs to be a linkbait, but you should add a few that you can promote.

How to create a killer content linkbait?

When I try to make a piece of content that people will want to link to, I treat it as I am writing an ebook or report that I am going to sell.

I create an outline “table of contents” and I start researching each topic I want to cover in my report. I then open up MS Word and go to town! It takes me about 2-3 hours to write up a nice 2000-word report (I know I am slow). Then I simply post it to my blog instead of selling it. I found this very effective and those pages usually get high rankings quickly.

Obviously you want to write about something that gets a lot of searches. Then you can write a press release about it or mail it to your existing list to get the ball rolling.

You will be surprised how many website owners will link to your page. I literally get hundreds of links to some of my websites without trying.

2. Give away free stuff

This is so effective that you could totally rely on just this one strategy to get backlinks.

People love free stuff and they will share it all over if you are giving away something of value. You can use this technique in all kinds of niches but I found it easier to execute in the internet marketing niche.

For example, you could have someone create you a few nice looking WordPress themes and then you give them away on your website for free. Make sure each theme has your copyright link at the bottom pointing to your main site or blog.

I hope you are realizing how powerful this actually is. Not only people will link to your page where you give away those themes, but also people who use them will unintentionally link back to your website 🙂

You could also give away free WordPress plugins. I know that this strategy requires some investment but trust me it’s well worth it.

Just imagine if you created a plugin that other marketers sell and you put it up on your site for free. Do you think that would get other site owners to link to you? I think so

Then include a “Powered by keyword” somewhere inside the plugin so when it’s installed on other people’s blogs it will be visible to search engines. I know it’s wicked!

3. Create web based tools

Also very powerful technique because it gets people to come back to your website plus it can go viral on the web if the tool is really good.

How hard it would be for you to hire some coder from Freelancer.com or Odesk.com to create a nice web based tool that people might want to use? It wouldn’t even cost much either. You are looking at maybe $200-$500 investment (depends on how complex it is)

If you want to find out what you should create then go check out forums in your niche and see what could potentially make things easier for people in that market.

In the internet marketing niche you can simply go to Warrior Forum, Digital Point, Wicked Fire, or Sitepoint and find tons of ideas.

What I would do is go to the WSO section in the Warrior Forum and check out tools that are selling well already, and then simply create my own simplified version of the software as a web based tool that people can use for free.

Then I would do a press release on PrWeb to announce the new tool I just created.

Those 3 linkbaiting methods are extremely effective and if you just use one of them you will see some amazing results. I have gotten some high quality backlinks from major authority sites this way.

There is absolutely no point in buying links, spamming engines with profile links, using blackhat tools, or writing thousands of articles.

Come up with a good linkbait strategy and watch your search engine rankings increase quickly and without all the tedious manual work.

Pawel Reszka is the owner of Affhelper.com, a website where you can find a lot of tips and strategies on how to make money online. If you are looking for some great affiliate marketing techniques make sure to check out his blog.

61 thoughts on “3 Ninja Ways To Get Backlinks”

  1. exsuit says:

    When I saw the title of the post in my RSS reader I was thinking these were going to be blackhat techniques. Then I remembered, ninjas wear blackbelts, not blackhats!

    Anyways, good common sense tips that a lot of link builders overlook.

    1. These tips are very useful and in past many bloggers described it as well.

      But nice to see that Pawel also described it with example.

    2. Ninja or not, you always need to get more links.

      1. Handbags says:

        I totally agree. Back links are very important. Search Engines love them and not even that, they also get you traffic when people find your link! I would love to have 300k back links in the future. That would be sweet.

    3. EasyRetweet says:

      Belts or Hats, they are all black

      Yes John, these 3 ways work so well and I highly recommend them

    4. d3so says:

      I was thinking blackhat as well 😉

    5. There are some “blackhat” methods which is you use a little creativity and thinking can actually be turned into extremely effective whitehat methods!

  2. Eric says:

    I’m starting to think your serious when you pretend to help others to make money online. These three tips are the most practicals, concretes, and surely effectives you’ve ever gave.
    Thanks for that.

    1. Pretend to help others?

      1. Handbags says:

        John is very helpful. He really does help people. Whenever I needed his help in the past, he would email me. He is friendly, smart and a people’s person. Thank you John for all your help and for your awesome blog!!

      2. Jayrweblog says:

        That was funny.. LOL

    2. d3so says:

      This is a guest post, lol. Definitely more good tips on this blog.

  3. Pawel Reszka says:

    Thank you John for posting this. Very cool 🙂 Those are some killer techniques and they work in many different niches too.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Great job on this post. I really enjoyed reading it! These are some seriously good “ninja” backlink tips.
      All the best,

      1. d3so says:

        I need to try doing the latter two. number 2 seems the easiest.

    2. It’s a guest post 😉

    3. Jayrweblog says:

      Giving thanks to John? You should do that on the guest blogger, lol

  4. PsychicJim says:

    Good backlink methods. I would like to know your opinion on Buying Backlink Packets? And if you know any good ones?

    1. Make sure from where you’re buying. Buying quality backlinks is good, but I’d recomend you to buy them from websites that have the same niche as yours.

    2. Pawel Reszka says:

      Honestly, backlink packets are a waste of time. If you do it will only give you a small boost. You want high quality links and those are either paid or natural links. Natural links acquired through link baiting are easier to get and will give you a huge boost.

      1. Yea,I never thought paying an “SEO company” to get links for you was a good idea.

      2. I agree although there are some “paid” links which can be used to generate linkbaits!

  5. fazal mayar says:

    good post pawel. 🙂 backlinks are definitely important!

  6. Thanks for the posting, the techniques are practical and easy to implement, love it.

  7. Kent says:

    Wow…you’re the man. You’re the only blogger that gives away platinum information that could be sold for thousands.

    You really do just put it all out there, and you’re realistic. You tell the honest truth like,” Hey, you might have to spend $200-$500″…thats what I like to hear..THE TRUTH!

    This is my favorite blog..besides mines of course ;-]

    1. Alex says:

      Man….can’t believe you said that. Are you trying to spam your own links?

      1. Kevin Kimes says:

        If it’s spam, he at least said something related to the article, even if it might be a bit overenthusiastic. However, I wonder if Kent realizes that the article was written by a guest blogger. 🙂

      2. Handbags says:

        This man is allowed to tell the world how awesome John is. It is true. You add your link to your comments as well. He could blame you for spamming as well. Just relax and let people be themselves. Stop judging and start loving!

  8. This is one topic that I am working on improving my skills at. Thanks so much for providing a post with content that has the potential to yield mega benefits to bloggers.

    1. Getting links is a lifelong work if you want to continue to be successful on the net.

  9. This has been said time and again. But I guess there’s justice for repeating those points since only a few apply these principles.

    They are fundamental in any business actually.

    1. You can’t say “get more links” too may times.

  10. ohcikgu says:

    nice tips.
    You give me chance to change something for my blog and get more backlinks..

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I agree. These are some really good tips, and I found the post very helpful. I hope to leverage some of these tips to get more links to by blog and websites.

  11. RoB Watson says:

    Have to say this post has killer techniques that I never even thought about and explained brilliantly. I certainly did not think of writing my content like suggested so will try that one out straight away.

    Now all I have to do is put it into action and see what happens.


    1. Handbags says:

      Action will def. reap you the rewards you look forward to. We all can easily say we want to do it, but it takes action to do it. But the work is all worth it in the end.

  12. fas says:

    Nice ideas, all of them are not easy though.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I agree! Definitely not easy, but if you work hard enough the backlinks will eventually come.

      1. Handbags says:

        I agree with you Ian. Pick a certain amount of time to get back links each day and stick to your plan. This will help you become successful and get many backlinks.

  13. Lekky says:

    This is a great piece of information. For me it´s quite hard to get good backlink. Again, you provide very good advices.

    Thanks a lot.

    1. You just have to write posts worth linking to.

  14. Deepak yadav says:

    You knw i am trying to learn linkbaitin but even this article don’t provide me much info. About it if any one can help me learning it. I have searched it all over google but cannot find anything which can tell me what is it?

  15. Sahil says:

    Nice info… Creating web based tools are a great way to build backlinks.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Thomas says:

    Thx for the post. I’m planning a give away soon but it’ s nothing like a webdesign.

    1. Free Web Designs/Themes can give you a ton of backlinks if it is a nice theme!

  17. PPC Ian says:

    Awesome guest post. 🙂 I bet John got a ton of backlinks by giving away the free iPad 2 recently.

    1. Handbags says:

      I agree again. I bet he got a ton of backlinks. We all need to use similar methods like Johns. If you ever want to see what backlinks other people have, you can use Backlink Watch. Their site is awesome and I check it out to see what backlinks my competitors have. And the best thing its free. You should put in the domain name and submit. Then the list of backlinks appear and you can find out what backlinks they have!

    2. John doesn’t rely on backlinks for his traffic! Afterall at one point he was banned from Google 😉

  18. Give aways are the best among the 3, I guess. People would do almost anything to get the price that they want. 🙂

  19. I use giveaways to generate tons of backlinks! People usually post the contest on other forums, and they generate loads of backlinks.

    1. Handbags says:

      I’m going to have to do giveaways on my Fashion Blog someday. I could giveaway a really nice designer handbag that is Authentic. I know people would love that!

    2. Contests/Giveaway’s are awesome! They’re also a great linkbait 🙂

  20. Kevin Kimes says:

    Super Free Tip to go along with the “give stuff away” idea. Private Label Rights. Just search for that and you’ll get it.

  21. I know how to crate contents, and give away free stuff (free hosting) but however, create web based tools is difficult for me and most of us, i suppose.


    1. If its difficult you can always outsource it!

  22. Impressive Ninja Ways To Get Back links,thanks for the awesome post…

  23. Your post will help me.and most marketers write tons of articles, so helpful too for them…

  24. simon says:

    hey thanks for the article….this is my first visit to your blog ..I have also downloaded your ebook..thanks again for giving it for free..cheers

  25. ahmadhaikal says:

    nice tips. I will use it for my blog. Lets being ninja. yeehh!!

  26. flash game says:

    hi john,
    the post is really good .the three ninja ways you have mentioned are impressive.
    keep helping others thanks.

  27. college guy says:

    getting backlinks is a TEDIOUS task,any easier and quicker ways(without blackhat of course) would be appreciated 🙂

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