Dofollow Sites like blogs, websites, and directories allow dofollow backlinks to other websites.
The dofollow backlinks give link juice to your blog, adding to the Domain Authority of your website.
But it is very difficult to get such valuable links, especially from High DA Sites.
A Dofollow Backlink looks like this in HTML:
<a href=”https://wpfaculty.com/">Dofollow Backlink</a>
A Nofollow Backlink looks like this in HTML:
Link Building is a tedious process, but the hard work pays off in the long-term.
<a href=”https://wpfaculty.com/" rel=”nofollow">Nofollow Backlink</a>
Yes You Heard it Right, Dofollow Backlinks
How to Make Dofollow Backlinks?
The answer is simple, be slow and steady, get dofollow backlinks from high PR dofollow sites.
And I can tell you with my experience that for low competition keywords or long tail keywords even a handful of High PR Backlinks can rank you higher in the Search Engines Results.
I am now compiling a list of such High-Quality Backlinks Sources which offer Dofollow Backlinks.
How to Get Backlinks?
How to Get Backlinks is a common question asked by many beginners and bloggers. I know what are you going through now because I was also there once.
Backlinks or inbound links are important for a website to get higher authority and rank higher in the search rankings. Only good quality links help in achieving the goal.
According to Wikipedia, a backlink is also termed as “incoming link, inbound link, inlink, inward link, and citation”.
The best way to create quality backlinks is to create them manually as it may take ages to get them naturally.
Backlinking is a time-consuming and tedious process. But the hard work pays off. I have built backlinks to my blog using these methods.
The shortcut ways of backlinking may end up in a penalty. The most dangerous method of building inbound links is by using automatic software.
Building backlinks too aggressively also hurt the SEO process. Remember Google has to roll out just one update to penalize those using these methods.
When a new Google update rolls out, many businesses who use dubious methods go out of business.
Keep in mind that a way of making shady backlinks is not in the blacklist of the search engines today but the very moment search engines came to know about such methods, they carry out an update to curb these malpractices.
The methods discussed below are the best practices to make inbound links in the safest possible way.
But don’t overdo anything, as search engines love natural backlinks. In link building, slow and steady still wins the race.
How to Build Backlinks?
Google considers over 200+ factors while ranking a webpage for a particular keyword.
But Inbound Links or Backlinks are most influential in this process. I observed this while building backlinks for my blog.
The key points I took care of and you have to, while backlinking are listed below:
- Firstly, keep patience, it will take time to get the results.
- In creating high-quality backlinks, slow is better.
- Don’t buy backlinks from anybody, no matter how trustworthy the seller and the website is.
You have to create a lot of accounts on various websites, so choose a dedicated email address for creating and verifying these accounts.
Remember, most of the websites only accept email ids of well-known email services like Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo, and not your branded email id like “email@example.com”.
As the internet is ever-changing, many websites shut down daily. It is very difficult for us to check the status of the websites listed here on a regular basis, so we don’t assure that all links are working. We are human and errors are inevitable. If any of our readers found any discrepancies and dead links, please share your findings and suggestions through comments.
Commentluv is a WordPress plugin, used by various bloggers to attract visitors to their blogs.
The plugin enables the visitors to get a backlink to one of their own blog posts, thus becoming a good source to start the backlinking process to your blog posts.
Read the articles completely and carefully, and give useful comments as these comments are mostly moderated to keep the spam in control.
This method is beneficial for both the blog owner and the commenter, as blog owner gets loyal visitors and commenters get a backlink.
But sometimes commentluv links are not so effective, as some blog owners using commentluv plugin do not limit the number of comments on a particular blog post which leads to a number of outgoing links on a single page which downgrades the quality of backlinks.
Too many comment links may look unnatural to search engines, so don’t go too far in building these.
Don’t create these links too fast, keep it low-key.
Try to get these links for different posts on your blogs from different commentluv blogs.
Guest blogging is a very good white hat method of creating inbound links if used correctly.
If you create guest articles on high-quality niche blogs with your relevant blog post links in the article itself and in the author bio section, it will give you strong high-quality backlinks as well as bring targeted traffic to your blog.
It is a difficult task to convince the bloggers to publish your guest post on their blogs. Firstly you should build a relationship with the targeted bloggers on their blogs by:
- Reading and commenting on the blog posts.
- Actively following them on social networks.
- Signing up for the newsletter.
- Replying back suitably to their emails.
In short becoming their loyal followers which will, in fact, enrich your knowledge too.
After completing these tasks, pitch your article to the blogger. If your article is good, the blogger will accept the article.
Don’t try to pitch a substandard article, just write a fresh, unique, good quality article of a relevant niche with at least 800 words.
The Internet is huge. A lot of content pops daily and a lot disappears daily.
Articles contain links to pages, if those pages vanish, the links to these pages go broken and that is a bad experience for the readers.
Bloggers do not want these broken links in their articles.
But many bloggers have a lot of articles in their blogs containing a lot of links.
It is almost impossible for these busy bloggers to keep track of all the links.
If you find broken links in their articles and suggest them suitable replacement links of the similar type as a loyal reader, you can gain a backlink by slipping a link to one of your blog posts as a replacement.
You can get a backlink from the high authority websites whose products you buy and use by offering a testimonial to their product on their website.
Most sellers like to showcase testimonials to their products to attract potential buyers.
This is a win-win situation for both.
Sometimes, these sellers also sweeten the deal by giving away free products, services, and support to the testimonial provider along with the backlink.
All these methods discussed here are manual, slow and tedious but in long-term give a strong foundation to your blog without compromising its quality index in search engines.
Now, I am going to compile a list of Backlinking opportunities.
The Backlink sources can be a mix of profile backlinks, comment backlinks, commentluv backlinks, directory backlinks, forum backlinks, .gov backlinks, .org backlinks, .edu backlinks and many more.
Try to get backlinks from these websites in any possible way as it will boost your search rankings manifold.
Also, remember to make backlinks to all your articles and not all of them just to the homepage or any single post.
You won’t believe you can get a dofollow backlink immediately from a Domain Authority 100 website for free.
First, register a Microsoft account with any email id of yours, you can even use a Gmail account. If you already have a Microsoft account then skip this step.
Log in to your Microsoft account
Goto answers.microsoft.com, and go to profile section and edit profile.
Now you can write your anchor text in the “Link Text” box.
Add your link in the “Link URL” box.
You got your dofollow link on DA 100 Microsoft website.
You can add your website and RSS to blogadda.com.
New posts from your blog will automatically list on this blog directory from the RSS link you give in the details after they accept your application.
GrowthHackers is a popular community and allows dofollow backlinks for your website and social pages or profiles on your GrowthHacker.com profile. Other links are nofollow.
Diigo is a social bookmarking website.
All the bookmark links in your Diigo account are dofollow. So don’t forget to add your blog post bookmarks in Diigo.
Torial is a journalism and portfolio website.
You can add your website RSS to your torial account. The “Read more” button links to your blog post and it is dofollow.
About.me is a portfolio website.
You can add a dofollow backlink to your website and blog posts on the website and Bio sections.
IMFaceplate is an internet marketing and branding portal.
Your blog links and social links in the profile and the article sections are dofollow.
Github is a popular website. It provides nofollow links in the profile section.
You can get dofollow links from github.com in the repositories.
Create a new repository, you can use any name for the repository.
You can specify your website URL in the URL field of the repository settings.
Also in the email section, you can write the contact page URL of your website. In this way, you can get two dofollow links from a High DA website like Github.
Rank #1 with 25 High Authority Social Bookmarking Sites
Social Bookmarking Sites include social networking sites, bookmarking sites, micro-blogging sites, etc.
You can share your full blog posts, a summary of your blog posts, RSS feed of your blog and even just links to your blog posts on such websites.
Social Bookmarking helps your content get found and indexed very fast by search engines. Most of these social bookmarking sites are High PR and High DA.
The Internet is always changing and with the course of time, the dofollow status of some of these websites can change.
But let me tell you that nofollow links are also important as they surely can drive an insane amount of traffic to your site.
Social Bookmarking Sites:
- Create backlinks which are mostly no-follow backlinks but still valuable.
- Increase the reach of the post to a large number of audience.
- Brings traffic to your post in the initial phase of publishing when search rankings for higher traffic keywords are not achieved.
Interestingly, it is free and very easy to share your new blog post automatically to most of the High Domain Authority Social Bookmarking Sites.
Some of the websites take your RSS feed as input so that they always show links to some of your latest blog posts and hence make it easy for you to share and forget as once RSS link is submitted, the links to new blog posts are automatically created in these websites without you bothering to make them again and again.
The sharing of your latest blog posts to most of non-RSS submission based social sharing sites can easily be automated using software tools.
You don’t need any expensive WordPress Plugin or Paid SaaS (Software as a Service) to achieve automation for sharing.
The only tool you need for automated sharing of new articles on your blog is IFTTT, which is free. IFTTT stands for “If This Then That”. You can connect most of your Blogging site accounts and social bookmarking site accounts with IFTTT for cross-posting of your blog articles with the use of easily creatable IFTTT apps.
The limitations of this tool are that with free services:
- You cannot schedule the sharing of the posts.
- You cannot reshare the published posts.
- Posts get shared as soon as they are published.
- The connection of only one social account per network per IFTTT account. More accounts can be connected by creating separate IFTTT accounts.
- Even with some limitations, this is by far the best free sharing automation tool.
Some of the most popular and high authority social bookmarking sites are listed below:
Facebook is an extremely popular network which can bring an insane amount of traffic to your blog post.
The blog post can be shared on your Facebook Profile, Facebook Page and/or Facebook Groups.
The sharing can be done automatically through IFTTT, Hoot-suite, Buffer, etc automation tools.
IFTTT can share a newly published blog post on your blog to Facebook profile, Facebook page but not on Facebook groups.
Sharing your blog post on Facebook groups can bring a lot more traffic but Facebook doesn’t allow automatic sharing to Facebook groups which are not owned by you.
If you try to use unauthorized apps for sharing your blog post to Facebook groups then your account may get penalized by Facebook.
So get registered in as many Facebook groups as you can, related to your niche.
In some groups, you can automatically become a member just by applying and in some groups, your application may be moderated by the administrator for suitability to the group.
Once you become a member of any group you can manually share your blog posts to that group which may also be moderated in some groups.
If you do not want to share your post manually yourself then you can hire a social media manager for doing so.