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Backlink It Up

20 types of backlinks.

20 Types of Backlinks

  1. Editorial: Organic links acquired when other websites find your content valuable and link to it.
  2. Guest post: A backlink you acquire by writing and publishing content on other websites, typically within your niche or industry.
  3. Mend broken backlinks: The strategy involves identifying broken links on relevant websites and suggesting your content as a replacement.
  4. Dofollow: These allow search engines to follow them, passing on link equity to the linked page.
  5. Nofollow: These contain the nofollow (rel=“nofollow”) attribute and instruct search engines not to follow them.
  6. Comment and forum: Links that you acquire by leaving comments under blog posts. Likewise, forum backlinks come from forum threads or your signature.
  7. Niche edits: Also known as curated links or link insertion, these are backlinks inserted into existing articles, listicles, or pages on a website.
  8. Press release: Links you obtain by distributing press releases about your business updates or events.
  9. Social media: These refer to any link from a social media website or page to your site.
  10. Directory: These come from submitting your website to online directories or business listings
  11. Image: An image that is linked (attributed) to a site/page.
  12. Video: These come from video descriptions, comments, or video credits when your videos are uploaded on platforms like YouTube
  13. Paid: When a website pays a third-party domain for a dofollow backlink that points back to its domain.
  14. Edu and gov: Domains with the EDU and GOV suffix are the most trusted extensions for Google.
  15. Unlinked brand mentions: When a website talks about your brand, a case study, or research but does not link to you.
  16. Podcast: Obtained by being a guest on a podcast or when your website is mentioned in podcast show notes.
  17. Testimonial: Earn links by providing testimonials or reviews for products, services, or businesses.
  18. Footer: Sitewide links placed at the bottom of your website in the footer section.
  19. Badge: These can be earned when other websites or organizations award you with a digital badge or emblem.
  20. Influencer-generated: When they mention or link to your website in their content.

Drill down more at HubSpot.

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