PDF (Document Sharing) Websites

In the old days, the PDF wasn't searchable by Google and the other search engines. But, that changed a little while back. And, now you can convert any article to a PDF with one of the many free PDF converters (ensuring the converter keeps your anchor text links clickable) and upload them to the various PDF websites and again gain a high-quality, high-powered backlink.

A few solid places to do this:

Slideshare - http://www.slideshare.net/ DA of 96

Slideshare is one of the most powerful places to get a backlink. You can also leave a rather long description of the document and gain referral traffic from that description alone. But, that DA is nearly unheard of. Keep in mind Google.com is DA 100 - the maximum. So, Slideshare rocks!

Here are the Top 10 PDF sites to gain some quality backlinks from:

  1. http://issuu.com/ PR9
  2. http://www.slideshare.net/ PR8
  3. http://www.scribd.com/ PR8
  4. http://www.docstoc.com/ PR7
  5. http://www.calameo.com/ PR6
  6. http://www.authorstream.comPR6
  7. http://free.yudu.com/ PR6
  8. http://www.edocr.com/PR5
  9. http://www.wepapers.com/ PR5
  10. http://www.docs.google.com

Okay, on to the next method for high-quality backlinks to push your Google ranking through the roof!

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rodeves Premium
What a great tutorial. You are a gift to this community. I will be contacting you.
PjGermain Premium
Much appreciated!
CathyS Premium
PJ - thank you so much for this! I've read the other comments and understand where they are coming from.

Still - each person here at WA has to decide what is best for their website(s). I've talked with people who think backlinks have been one of the key factors in the success of their sites. I've talked with others who are very much opposed to them.

In the end, it's up to each of us to educate ourselves. As for me, I respect your input here and I respect what Kyle and Carson have built.

It's good to have different perspectives so we can continue to grow and diversify our sites. After all, one of the key factors WA offers is our community.

I'm looking forward to your next blog.

In Faith,
PjGermain Premium
Well stated Cathy! Thank you!
theresroth Premium
Tagged And Ready, PJ, thanks!
PjGermain Premium
Thanks gain Therese!
IMc Premium
Agreed. What you say is perceived wisdom amongst all well known SEOs.

BUT. The top man at WA says you & they, are wrong and backlinks don't help at all.

This thread should be fun.
PjGermain Premium
LOL!! Here we go!
Robg1 Premium
Here is a blog Kyle did recently He is adamant that baclinks don't count and they aren't worth worrying about.
PjGermain Premium
I'm going to respectfully disagree. I understand that post clearly and your content, structure and engagement are without doubt, number 1. But, all other things being equal, I have seen movement in my rankings due to backlinks from guest posts and other means. Other authorities on the topics still agree - all other aspects being equal, it helps. This is simply MY opinion. :-)
Robg1 Premium
ok thanks for that. Appreciated.