Everyone wants as many links to their site as possible. The more backlinks that you have, the higher your rank in the search engine results and the more traffic that you will receive. Of course, you want to have backlinks from trusted, authority sites and not spammy junk sites, but in general more is better. How do you get one way links? Let's take a look at some of the best strategies to use.
The best and easiest way to get people to link to your site is to write quality content. If your content encourages people to comment, talk about your post, and link to your site then you have quality content. Having lots of posts is nice, but having quality posts takes a lot of hard work and time, from the brain storming process to the actual writing phase and I think that quality over quantity is key since quality content builds your brand and builds backlinks.
What blog doesn't want more great content to post? You should offer up unique content to quality blogs in exchange for adding a couple of backlinks to your site. Not only with it help with the search engines, but you also get the chance to showcase your expertise in front of a new audience. That audience will click through to your site and if they like what they see, become a consistent reader of your blog as well. Just make sure that you write your guest posts for relevant sites in your niche.
Comment on Other Blogs
I know that most blogs have nofollow tags on their comments section, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't comment anyway. Don't just do it for the comment link because if you interact with other bloggers then chances are they will stop by your site as well. If they like what they see, there is a good chance you are going to get a link to your site at some point.
Be Generous With Your Outgoing Links
This relates to commenting on other blogs. If you start linking to other blogs then those webmasters will see that either when checking their stats or if they use WordPress it shows up in their dashboard. You'll find that if you link to sites that add value to your readers, then other sites that feel you add some value for their readers will do the same. Even if the other owner doesn't link back to you, you are still helping out your readers which is a positive in the long run.
What other techniques do you use to generate one way links? Tell me about them in the comments.