Revealed: The Secrets our Clients Used to Earn $3 Billion

Look, if you want to rank on Google you need backlinks. We all know this, it's hard, and that's why a lot of people pay for them, but you shouldn't pay for them. Paying for them is against Google's policy, it's a great way to get your site banned, it's short term, it's one of the silliest things you can do. So, if you don't pay for them how can you get them? Today I'm going to share with you how you can build backlinks without paying for them.

Why The Links You’re Building Don’t Bring You Any Traffic :

Here's how you do it.

Step one, I want you to head over to Backlinks, it's a free link building tool that I created for you.

Go to and in the search bar put in your competitor URL, it'll show you all the people that link to your competitors.

Within there I want you to search for the pages that they have that are the most popular.

It'll show you that, you can see all the links, all the links that people are pointing to other than their home page.

And through the Backlink's report you can also see that, you can see the backlink count for the whole domain, a specific URL, and when you find the right articles that competition's going after, you want to look at the backlink count for that URL.

Now, if you're struggling to find really good pages, another easy thing you can do is when you're already in the Backlink's report, in the side bar click on top pages, it'll show you the top pages that your competitors are writing on, look at the ones that are most similar to you and you can also click the backlinks button there, it'll show you every single person that's linking to that article.

Second step, whatever that article is that your competitors wrote that's similar or related to your industry, I want you to write a better version of that article.

You know, if it's 1,000 words I want you to make it 5,000 words.

Yes, I know that sounds crazy, requires a lot of work, but go in depth. And I'm not talking about just shoving in keywords and making it long for the sake of it.

I'm talking about great amazing content.

Well, when I'm saying write amazing content, I want you to do things like talk about, if you're going to write on how to make pizza, break down everything to, how do you pick the vegetables.

Organic versus ones with pesticides. Do you need to drain out the water from the vegetables when you're cutting them up?

What's the right length to cut your cucumbers?

All the way to, how the water quality changes the taste of your dough. Do you use bottled water? Do you use tap water?

And then how do you put your toppings? How do you cut it? What kind of fork and knife do you use to cut a pizza? Do you use that circular roller thing?

I don't know how to cook because I'm not a cook, but you get the point. If that's how you make a pizza I just want super in depth, and I would try to go even more in depth than that.

I would also include GIFs, animated with images showing like the process of making the dough and spreading it out and tossing it in the air and then catching it and then my wife getting mad at me for making a mess in the kitchen.

Again, I don't cook but I would be a fun experiment, why not try it out?

So, you would do all these things, and making it super detailed is how you create better content than other people.

Whether it's images, videos that you also want to add to your articles.

Whether it's having a custom designer go in there and create graphics for you, all that adds up.

You want your content to be better. This is the most important part in this step.

It's not using my Backlinks tool, you can use anyone else's tool if you want, mine's just free.

It's nothing else.

This step, the second one, is the most important.

Now, the last step you need to take, you need to email out everyone linking to your competition and break down why your article's better.

But the real key is to do custom emails.

Here are three other things that I break down that helps people get an index.

And these three things are really easy, they can do that in two minutes.

This other thing takes seven minutes but combined they're going to get a much better success ratio.

Most of it is manual labor on your end, and that's why a lot of people don't have links. It's because they don't want to take the time to build all those links, it's just so time-consuming.

With you, if you're willing to do that, you'll outpace your competition, rank higher, and gobble up their traffic.

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    54 replies to "How to Build Backlinks Without Paying for Them"

    • Neil Patel

      How do you build backlinks? Well, I’m guessing most of you don’t build them at all, and I’m curious altogether because there is a really simple way to do this.

      It does require hard work, I’m not going to tell you that you’re just going to get these links in, wave a magic wand and do nothing, but if you’re willing to do the work it’s not hard to get these backlinks.

      • Rana Zeshan

        But it is very tough for bigginers to find the good response from emails that we send for guest post.
        Most of them charge cost for publishing our article😥😥

      • Ashok sir classes

        Bro please support poor Indian like me by making your services free for us. its my humble request. 🙏🙏🙏

      • Arpit Gupta

        Amazing content sir. Love u

      • James Pork

        please i wish to know if someone can get backlinks merely from commenting on posts and adding your website link

      • Home makers 24

        Very useful

    • health and fitness lovers

      wow love the video, backlist is the way to go for sure thank you very much your are AWESOME

      • Yuni fitbeauty

        yes indeed agree 100%

      • Be Your Own Boss

        Yes i agree

      • Be Your Own Boss

        im subbing everyone

      • Neil Patel

        Thanks so much!

    • Katy Dyzewska - KatyDEdutainer

      I am learning from you so much. This one is super helpful for my biz. Always wanted to do one but never knew the trick.

      • Neil Patel

        I am glad you liked it! 🙂

      • Laura W

        Im curious, did you see the results after doing this?

    • Patrick Cogen

      Great advice Neil, keep up the good work 🙂

      • Neil Patel

        Thanks, Patrick! I appreciate your continued support 😉

    • iDacian

      Okay Neil, we peeked to top. Cucumber on pizza! Forget about the debate pineapple or no pineapple. We HaVe CuCuMbeRs.

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      • Catalin Hitman

        Thanks for the video content! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you researched – Lammywalness Amazing Earning Guide (just google it)? It is a good exclusive guide for discovering an amzing automated SEO content submission software minus the hard work. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my cousin at very last got excellent results with it.

    • Photoshop Tutor and Photo Editor

      Thanks, Neil!

      • Neil Patel

        You are very welcome!

    • Arihant Jain

      Thank you Neil. This was a great Video! Pls keep sharing such videos.

      • Neil Patel

        You are very welcome!

    • Govinda Poudel

      Hey Neil!
      When I watch your video it makes me feel like writing great amazing content is not that much hard as we say.

      • Neil Patel

        It isn’t easy but it gets easier with time and practice!

      • The Sporting Blog

        You just need to make the time … It’s actually v rewarding getting a good piece out there!

    • Karina MS

      Hi Neil! I’m just starting my online business and I didn’t know how to start getting backlinks. This video really saved my life. Thank you so much! Greetings from Argentina

      • Neil Patel

        You are very welcome, Karina!!

    • Arjun Verma

      Your pizza recipe is very interesting..!!!
      Thanks for this information.

      • Neil Patel

        It’s a good recipe 🙂

    • S&S

      Sir, I wanted to know what is the role of email in blogging?
      I am only 17 years of age but I really willing to make a platform on blogging……… Awaiting your soon reply….

      • Neil Patel

        It’s a great way to keep your audience coming to your site. You can send out an email blast every time you release a new product or a new blog 🙂

    • Kunik Jindal

      But it seems impossible for beginners, as when we get those email Id to have a backlink they always ask for money

      • Neil Patel

        Try offering them some of your services in exchange for a link 🙂

    • Anshul Thakur

      Hi neil,
      Hiw are you?
      What should be the lrngth of the article and how can i can i rank site on a specified keyword.

      • Neil Patel

        1000-2000 words! You would optimize a page for that keyword

    • Stephanie Elizabeth

      Now I understand why when I go to a food blog for a recipe I have to scroll through the persons life story to get to the actual recipe.

      • Neil Patel

        Exactly 😉

    • Achilles Gaming

      Me: came here to know about backlinks..
      Learned: how to make pizza

      • Neil Patel

        Hopefully you also learned how to build backlinks as well 😉

      • Achilles Gaming

        @Neil Patel Yes sir, I have learned and have made some for my videos as well,I have recently started content creation on YouTube,so I don’t know much about SEO and stuff,but watch your videos and learning,Thank you for your great content and…
        Thank you for your reply 😍…

      • Nitsugua Reinrof

        @Achilles Gaming Actually, him responding to you is really clever, because if you want to read his comment, then you come back to the video and give him another view… I guess… ^^

      • Achilles Gaming

        @Nitsugua ReinrofHello, I came directly to the comment and not on the video,and if i had came to the video then also his retention rate will get affected ….

    • lamine Corazón

      i came here looking for tips how to build backlinks i ended up learning how to make a pizza 🍕 😕

      • Neil Patel

        Hopefully you learned about both backlinks and pizza 🙂

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      • WE भारत

        Time waste…
        Patel actually want to say that please buy my services…

    • 3121_Eby T

      I created my new blog yesterday and was wondering how to increase both DA and majestic TF? Could U Help please?

      • Neil Patel

        Connect with influences, backlink and guest post on high DA sites.

    • Bhargav karlapudi

      My all views comes from instagram, quora, and LinkedIn does they work as a backlink?

      • Neil Patel

        Those would be profile links, they don’t carry as much weight as a backlink

    • Raja Wasif

      i want to know if there is any way of getting backlinks on your own without depending on other site’s owner. Just through your effort and hard work…is there

    • Daniel Phillip

      “It’s silly to pay for creating backlinks”, but for that to work you gotta pay Neilpatel dot com. How silly is that?

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