How to turn citations into real backlinks

Getting new backlinks can be a difficult task. Fortunately, there are some relatively easy ways to get backlinks to your site. One way to get “easy” links is to turn citations/web references into real backlinks.

Chances are that there are websites that mention your site without actually linking to it. These website already know your site and it’s likely that the author of the page mentioned your product because he or she likes it.

Step 1: Find websites that mention your website without linking to your site

Start the “Current links optimizer” in SEOprofiler and enter the URL of your website:

The current links optimizer will show you a list of websites that mention your site without linking to it.

Step 2: Contact the other websites and ask for a link

When you contact the author of the page, personalize your message. Use the author’s name, show your appreciation for the mention and mention the topic of the post.

Make it clear that you want to make it easier to access your website directly from the page that mentions your article. Avoid SEO topics in your email message.

Next step: optimize your other links

The “Current links optimizer” in SEOprofiler will also show you web pages that link to your website with unhelpful link texts such as “click here” or “more”. Turning these backlinks into backlinks with a more meaningful anchor text will also positively influence the position of your website in search engines.

SEOprofiler offers many sophicsticated tools that help you to improve the backlinks to your website. If you haven’t done it yet, try the full version now.