Forum Posting

Within just about any niche, there is likely a forum to join for free. Forums can be a great place to get targeted traffic. Like social media marketing, they can take time. But, some forums have blogs you can also setup and post a few articles to gain backlinks. Many are "no-follow", but again, you need these for diversity. You can do a Google search for your niche and add "+ forum" and find some forums to join and gain a backlink from either the signature file, the new forum member profile page or the associated member blog area, if they offer that.

Some great forums for the Affiliate Marketing niche:

Digital point Forum

Affiliate Marketing Forum

Site Point Forum

Warrior forum

The Most Powerful Method - Guest Posting

Guest posting - I'm sure you've heard of this. Yep, it's when you ask another website owner to publish an article you wrote. This powerful method helps brand your company (or personal persona), creates credibility and helps build YOU as an authority in your niche market. (As well as gaining a nice niche-related backlink.)

Of course, you'll want to investigate where you're about to seek a Guest Posting gig. Check out their website and do your homework.

Review my prior training on the DOs and DON'Ts of guest posting (guest blogging) here:

Guest Blogging Checklist - DOs and DON'Ts for Extremely Powerful Backlinks

This method is indeed the most powerful but does require a bit more time and investigation. I highly recommend it, if you have the time, but I realize most of you don't.

So.... I have an option for you. I'm about to reveal a neat method to gain some high-powered Guest Post-Type backlinks without all the fuss.

Are you interested? Of course you are! LOL!

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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.