Today I’m playing devil’s advocate. I’m offering up 3 options for fully automating your backlink building, but before we get started I want you to know a few things:
- I’ve tried all of these methods in a “testing” capacity, but don’t currently use them because I don’t approve of their methods.
- None of the links in this article are affiliate links because these products don’t have my full support.
That said, today’s post is for “educational” purposes only , should you ever find yourself, you know, lost in the woods and need to build a shelter from backlinks. Survival tactics, people, survival tactics.
So we know why backlinks are important to your blog, right? We’ve covered that territory before, but we’ll refresh by saying that, in a nutshell, search engines see each backlink (each link pointing to your blog) as one “vote” so the more votes you have, the better your search engine rank. Normally you would build these backlinks naturally by contacting other bloggers and spreading your content to people who would be interested and might link to it from their own site.
That strategy is great for someone like me. I’m in a niche that, for better or worse, is crowded. There’s no shortage of community and no shortage of potential links. But what if you’re in a smaller niche? Or in an affiliate saturated niche where everyone is your competition? Where do your links come from then? On the one hand, building backlinks with just the help of automated software sounds great. On the other hand it sounds dangerously close to SPAM. And make no mistake: it is. But if you’re in one of the positions I mentioned and you have no where else to go for backlinks, one of these services might be a good fit for you.