Backlinks (or incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, inward links) are incoming links to a website or web page. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page. Google PageRank, that uses a formula based on backlinks, is still the best indication of the importance of a web page.

- How to get backlinks ?
- How can I get more backlinks ?
- How to improve my search engine rankings ?
- How to increase my PageRank ?
- How to monetize a website ?
- How to make money online ?

These questions are often linked. Building backlinks to your website is crucial in achieving and improving your search engine rankings. A backlink to your site is like a vote. Not all votes are equal, so backlinks, but everyone agree that attaining more Backlinks is a key integral part of your website and its rankings.

As a guide, here are some ways & tips to increase the number of backlinks to your website :

* Create viral linkbait.
* Write a pillar (authority) article.
* Create a numbers list (10 ways to blabla..)
* Create controversy.
* Find a scammer/shady website and make the world known about it.
* Submit a press release about your new product or news.
* Submit your site to free directories (only SEO friendly ones).
* Submit articles to article directories.
* Don’t be afraid to ask for links to webmasters.
* Offer to buy a one way link from another relevant website.
* Send unsolicited, yet awesome articles to other bloggers to reference.
* Get on the Digg front page.
* Exchange Stumbles on popular webmaster forums.
* Submit to Del.icio.us
* Answer a question on Yahoo Answers and reference your site.
* Don’t be afraid to link out (don’t get too spammy)
* Post your link in forums, and your forum signature.
* Be the first to report breaking news (hard, but very effective).
* Review a semi-popular tech gadget.
* Review stuff on Amazon, and put your link in your profile
* Create a Linked-In, Facebook, MySpace page, and put your link on it.
* Join all applicable Chamber of Commerce’s’ in your area for free links
* Post a bulletin in your Myspace account about your new site.
* Throw a relevant link in a Craigslist ad.
* Create your own SEO tool.
* Look for older, higher PR sites with Guestbooks, and sign them.
* Comment on Do-Follow blogs (meaning the link will be followed by a spider).
* Don’t forget to link from some of your older, more established sites.
* Apply to about.com for a topic that you can write about.
* Launch an affiliate program for your site, ebook, or product.
* Technorati tag all of your posts for good Technorati exposure.
* Answer questions on Google Groups and link if necessary.
* A good PPC campaign can draw exposure which could = links.
* Submit to RSS feed sites.
* Trade links with other relevant sites.
* Check who links to your competitors, and get links from them.
* Provide a “link to me” button or banner.
* Sue Google and you’ll get plenty of publicity :)
* Write about the hottest celebrities, and make it unique.
* Create your own Wikipedia page (nofollow, but could lead to natural links)

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