What are DoFollow Backlinks?

They are links that come from other websites and point to your website. If their traffic/users click on the link then it will bring them to your website. That is the basic idea of a backlink, and a dofollow backlink means that not only can people follow it to your website, but Google will also read it and put it into their index.

Google sees backlinks as mini votes for the websites that they point to. They will read and index these links and improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of the website that the link points to as a result. A followed backlink is a backlink that has nothing stopping Google from indexing it. A “no-follow” tag may be placed around the link, and this will make Google ignore it. That will not get you any SEO benefit, and an SEO benefit is what you want. So, here are a few places where you may get a few dofollow backlinks.

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Guest posting on other people’s blogs

This is a tried and tested way, and it is a way that Google likes. They know that most bloggers take care of their blogs. They know that they update them all the time and take care about what goes on them. So, Google feels that if a blog post is written by a guest poster, then the blog master is going to make sure it is of good quality. That is why they do not mind a few backlinks from the blogs of other people. Plus, if you are going to the trouble of writing free content for this blog, then the least they can do is add a link to your website and make sure it is followed by Google.

Writing on your own blog

If you have a blog, then by all means add a few backlinks to your own website from time to time. This is going to help improve your search engine results ranking, and with your own blog you can drop a link to your own website a few times per year. That is going to allow you to enjoy all of the promotional benefits of a blog, and enjoy the SEO benefits too.

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Writing on your own website

If you have more than one website, then you would be foolish not to cross link your websites. They are basically free backlinks just waiting to be taken by you and put to good use in making both of your websites more search engine friendly.

Swapping reciprocal links with other people(outdated and not recommended)

This method is not recommended now due to the various Google algorithm updates. Do not do this too often or Google will see the pattern and they will start to punish your website. It is good if you can find like minded people with similar or related websites. If you can do that then you are going to have a few stronger links, plus the fact that you have swapped links reciprocally means that he or she is more likely to keep your backlink running on his or her site.

Writing articles on article websites

This is a very simple but effective way of getting more dofollow backlinks. It is not going to create very strong backlinks, but if you write the piece correctly and add a strong link, then it may be a nice middle-ground backlink that helps with your own SEO.

Adding comments and links to followed forums

The followed forums are so hard to add backlinks to. The ones that allow lots of linking on them are the ones that are not followed. The ones that are followed are guarded by forum masters, who are probably the biggest jerks on the Internet (coming a close second are the iOS app designers). You will have to charm quite a few people before you can start casually sneaking in a few links to the forum. If the people there do not like you, then they will probably start complaining about your backlink and will insist that the link be removed. They will probably want you off of the site too.


Adding comments and links to followed comment sections

It is difficult to find comment sections that are followed these days. One sixth of all websites are powered by the WordPress content management system. The WordPress CMS allows a user to enter a comment section into their blog. The only problem is that it is set as a default “no-follow”. Finding a comment section that does not have a no-follow tag may end up being a long task that involves trial and error.

You can use your Google analytics program in order to see which backlinks appeared and which did not. If you keep a note of the ones you tried, then you will know what comment sections you need not waste any more time on.