Link Building Basics for a better SEO in 2023

link building basics free backlinks

In the field of search engine optimization (SEO), link building describes actions aimed at increasing the number and quality of inbound links to a webpage to increase the search engine rankings of that page or website.


Those who deny backlinks relevancy don't understand SEO
Those who deny backlinks relevancy don’t understand SEO

What is a backlink?

A backlink for a given web resource is a link from some other website (the referrer) to that web resource (the referent). A web resource may be (for example) a website, web page, or our web directory. (Source:

To get the full link power (link juice) of the referring website it must be a dofollow link. More about that topic you can find here:

Where can I get good and free DoFollow Backlinks?

The fact is, nobody shows you where to get good backlinks for free. Even if you use a professional SEO tool like ahrefs, as I do, you have to research yourself. Nobody there gives you a detailed list of where to get them hot shit, but the tool gives you at least a chance to find them. SEObuddy is the only website I’ve seen with some cool hints, but most of them are already well known, in the meantime, or simply totally out of date. And these so-called SEO experts, who professionally design a link-building strategy for you, pay dearly for these services.

Of course, you can do the research for yourself. I’ve spent a lot of time with that during the corona pandemic because nobody books a DJ for a wedding or sends a travel blogger around the world. And I’ve seen a lot of bad YouTube videos from India or Africa with poor English. Most of these self-proclaimed link-building experts make a simple thing such as getting a link so hard with their senseless bla bla. Also, I’ve seen a lot of nonsense and hot air in forums like blackhatworld, where most users are desperately looking for good backlinks and the elite just want to sell their services.

But you don’t need to buy backlinks for your link-building strategy.

So I decided to make it easier for others ones and start this step-by-step tutorial with a successful link-building strategy that brought my travel blog  from an ahrefs Rank of 36 to 71 in December 2021.

A powerful link building strategy for beginners

Follow me on my way to make this brand new SEO blog with a focus on link building visible in the search engines, particularly Google. For this purpose, I will generate backlinks, all approved and high-quality. I will reveal some well-hidden SEO secrets and powerful backlinks. Every week I will show you step by step how you can get them too. I will track and document the success of my link-building strategy with the Google Search Console and ahrefs.

Of course, backlinks are not the only thing that helps you when it comes to search engine optimization, but it is one powerful way to earn some more reputation with high-quality links.

Get a freemail address

If you don’t already have one please get a free e-mail account. During all the necessary registrations most of the websites will send you a confirmation mail. You will need a Google account for all the link building, so why don’t you get a free gmail-address? There you can even forward the emails automatically if you like.

Generate and save your passwords with Google Chrome

Also, you will need strong passwords for every single account you register. But please don’t use the same password for every registration, only hackers would love that. So do yourself a favor and use Google Chrome. Inside this browser is a very good password generator, that will automatically store all the logins in your Google account. Here you can download the installation file:

Trust me, that will make generating backlinks much easier.

How to track the results?

From time to time I will take a look into the Google Search Console and ahrefs Site Explorer to see how we do… but right now we start at an ahrefs DR and UR 0 – Zero – nothing – nada! Let’s see how quickly we can change that and crack the high score. Please be patient, good SEO takes some time – but it works!

How to get backlinks?

Just keep following my SEO blog! You can do that via RSS-Feed or backlinkguide @ Twitter, more social media channels will follow soon. What surely not will follow is my own YouTube channel or a podcast series – I promise! I present the hard facts in words and pictures.

I love the smell of backlinks in the morning
I love the smell of backlinks in the morning

Don’t panic: I will keep it short and simple because I prefer it quick and dirty.

How to quickly check the link status nofollow / dofollow?

The rules of the link-building game can change from one day to another. Yesterday it was a great dofollow backlink, today it is a useless nofollow / UGC backlink. That’s why here is my SEO Pro Tipp for you:

How to check the status of your backlink quickly without a long search in the source code of the page?

Simply by using the MANGOOLS SEO extension for your Google Chrome browser. Even in the free version without an account, you can easily check the links on a website.

  1. Open the extension on the website you want to check and wait for your drink to get prepared.
  2. Click in ON-PAGE SEO at the top and then on OUTBOUND LINKS in the menu on the left side.
  3. Check EXTERNAL and see what we’ve got. The green DF stands for dofollow – the red NF for nofollow.

Here you can download and install the very helpful tool:

If you already pay for an ahrefs account then install the new ahrefs SEO toolbar: It’s even more exact and tells you also if the backlinks are UGC or sponsored. In this case, they are more or less useless for link building.

The secret behind fast and successful link building

The secret behind fast indexing on Google, ahrefs, and Co. are many do-follow links from different sites. For this, you not only have to strengthen your project but above all your social media channels and the new profiles with do-follow backlinks. It works a bit like a cascade. Lots of links from small pages strengthen the larger website. But please be patient, good SEO needs some time…

Complete list of all free dofollow backlinks on

In this section, you will see all published free dofollow backlinks so far. Just click on the name and you will get to the tutorial behind. This list for your link-building strategy will grow instantly. Backlinks from these sources will help you also gain Domain Authority / Domain Rating at MOZ and ahrefs and improve your SEO.

free backlink from Type of backlink Social Bookmarking Profile / Podcast Service Profile / Artist Community Profile / Creative Platform Profile / Blogger Platform Google my Business / Local Listing Website Builder / Landing Page / Social Bio Link Content Marketing Platform Nonprofit Sharing Organization Social Network / Business Network Profile / Social Network for Art Social Bookmarking Profile / Discussion Platform / WordPress Plugin Profile / Developer Website Profile / Creative Network RSS-Reader / RSS-Feed-Service RSS-Reader / RSS-Feed-Service Profile / Photography Platform Profile / Fitness Platform Referrer / Search Engine Profile / Japanese Community Landing Page / Social Bio Link Profile / Movie Database Profile / Image Sharing Service Social Bookmarking Profile / Discussion Platform / WordPress Plugin Social Bookmarking
linktree Landing Page / Social Bio Link Profile / Community Profile / Themes & Plugin Marketplace Landing Page / Social Bio Link Profile / 3D-Printer-Website Profile / Sponsorship Website Social Bookmarking Rating Portal Profile / Musician Platform Landing Page / Social Bio Link Profile / University Social Bookmarking Landing Page / Social Bio Link
telegram Messaging App Profile / Streaming Platform Profile / Crowdfunding Platform Referrer / The United Nations Profile /neighborhood rating website Referrer / Streaming Platform Profile / Real Estate Website

Disclaimer: The cool picture in the header is from Diggity Marketing at Pixabay under Creative Commons License. The other pictures are just funny Memes found on the internet.