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78 Link Building Resources (2018 Update)

Link building is the cornerstone of SEO. Any good online marketer or SEO needs to know how to build links to their site if they want to rank well in Google.

Many have said they’re less important than they were 10 years ago, and that may be true, but there is no doubt that they are still very valuable. And there’s no sign that it’s likely to change in the future.

So a good link building strategy is an “ongoing practice” that ramps up overtime. You’re continuously working on it, and the more you work on it, and the more links you build, the better your chances of ranking higher in the almighty Google.

My goal in this post is to create something that all marketers with all skill-sets can use. Whether you’re new to link building, or have been building your backlink profile for 10+ years, I think you’ll find some useful nuggets in this post.

Those blogs, to this day, are still great resources to visit when looking for posts on link building. Let’s start with a list of the best link building guides available to you, for free.

Link Building Guides

Want to skip the 500-word articles and go straight into a deep dive on link building? These massive free guides will help.

Link Building Strategies

Let’s look at some posts with a wide variety of link building strategies.

Thought Pieces on Link Building

These links are a little less how-to and have more insightful content on link building. If you’re looking for link building tactics, skip this section. If you want to know about the essence of link building and why so many online marketers and SEOs focus on it, these articles will help provide that background.

Link Building Practices to Avoid

Just as important as the links you should be building, here are some posts on links you shouldn’t be building. Always remember that spammy links pointing to your site is your problem that you need to take care of.

Link Building with Content

Since content is becoming increasingly more important, here are some posts on link building with content:

Link Building Locally

If you have a local business, these link building strategies are made just for you.

Link Building with PR & Social Media

Think PR and social media have nothing to do with link building? Think again.

The Top Link Building Tools

Nothing makes link building more productive and effective than the right tools. Here are posts reviewing some favorite link building tools of 2018:

The Best Blogs Discussing Link Building

Want to keep up with link building news? Here are the top SEO blog’s link building categories.

Want to follow link building on Twitter? Don’t miss the 30 Link Building Experts You Need to Follow list.

Q&A on Link Building

Have questions about link building, or want to demonstrate your link building expertise? Here are some places where you will find lots of people asking about link building.

There you have it! 78 great link building resources to chew on. Did I miss any of your favorite posts or link building blogs? If so, please share them in the comments, and happy linking!

About the Author: Neil Patel is the cofounder of Neil Patel Digital.

  1. Thanks for this.
    When using something tike Google Search Console, what is a good number of sites that link to you? 10, 20 2000?

    And is it better to have more sites linked to you, or more links per site?
    For example I have sites that give me 1 link, but I have sites that give me 4000?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Sowash,

      It is better to balance the anchor text, too much links on your contents would not look natural, You might need only need to have links on High Authority sites, so quality more matters than quantity of the links.

      Best,

      James

  2. Bekenty Jean Baptiste Mar 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Definitely some great resources for anyone interested in link building. I think for anyone consistency is the key to link building, lots of time and effort.

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