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10 Tools That Will Get You More Backlinks

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3Written by Neil Patel on June 21, 2016
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7Do you have an SEO strategy for pushing your website to the top of the search engines?2Do you have an SEO strategy for pushing your website to the top of the search engines?
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9In addition to creating high quality content, it’s imperative to focus some time and energy on link building.4In addition to creating high-quality content, it’s imperative to focus some time and energy on a savvy link building strategy.
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6Whether you’re guest posting on other websites or stealing your competitors’ backlinks, you need a game plan.
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11On the plus side, the more content that you create, the greater chance there is that you will naturally receive backlinks. Conversely, there is no guarantee that this will generate the results that you are chasing.8On the plus side, the more content that you create, the greater chance there is that you will naturally receive incoming links. Conversely, there is no guarantee that this will generate the results that you are chasing.
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13Gone are the days when you could build low-quality backlinks to your website as a means of boosting your website’s rankings. Do this today and you’ll end up causing more harm than good.10Gone are the days when you could build low-quality backlinks to your website as a means of boosting your website rankings. Do this today and you’ll end up causing more harm than good to your SEO strategy
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15Since backlinks remain a top search engine ranking factor, now’s the time to implement a strategy that you can trust.12Since incoming links remain a top search engine ranking factor, now’s the time to implement a building strategy that you can trust.
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17What’s the best approach for doing so? This depends on the type of website you have, the strategy that you are using and your overall view on SEO.14What’s the best approach for this link building strategy? This depends on the type of website you have, the strategy that you are using and your overall view on SEO.
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19Regardless of where you stand, it’s important to spend time learning more about the many link building tools that are helping other marketing professionals generate positive results.16Regardless of where you stand, it’s important to spend time learning more about the many backlink tools that are helping other marketing professionals generate positive results for their search engine rankings.
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21Download this checklist of 10 tools that will get you more backlinks.18Download this checklist of 10 tools that will get you more incoming links and better link popularity.
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23Below, you’ll find a list of 10 tools that can help you get more backlinks. When used the right way, one or more of these could have a big impact on your website’s rankings. 20Below, you’ll find a list of 10 tools that can help your building strategy. When used the right way, one or more of these could have a big impact on your web site’s rankings.
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251. Check My Links221. Check My Links
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27As a Google Chrome extension, this is one of the easiest to use tools for building backlinks.24As a Google Chrome extension, this is one of the easiest to use backlink tools for SEO strategy.
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29One of the best ways to generate high quality inbound links is to pinpoint broken links on other websites, reach out to the appropriate party and suggest that it be replaced with one to your site.26One of the best ways to generate high quality incoming links is to pinpoint broken links on other web sites, reach out to the appropriate party and suggest that it be replaced with one to your site.
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31Check My Links allows you to speed up this process. With the extension enabled, you can quickly check the status of each link on a webpage. While most will show up as green, or active, some will be displayed red. These are the ones that are broken. These are the ones that provide you with a backlink opportunity.28Check My Links allows you to speed up the process by working as a backlink checker. With the extension enabled, you can quickly so a backlink check on a webpage. While most will show up as green, or active, some will be displayed red. These are the broken external links. These are the ones that provide you with an opportunity to improve your own link popularity.
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33Broken link building may not be a strategy you have used in the past, but, with this tool, you can easily implement it in the future.30Broken link building may not be a strategy you have used in the past, but, with this simple backlink tool, you can easily implement it in the future.
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362. Broken Link Builder332. Broken Link Builder
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38If you don’t want to use the Check My Links Google Chrome extension, you have another option: Broken Link Builder.35If you don’t want to use backlink tools like the Check My Links Google Chrome extension, you have another option: Broken Link Builder.
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40With this tool, you aren’t forced to search for broken links one page at a time. Instead, it searches the web on your behalf, helping you uncover broken links within a matter of seconds.37With this backlink checker tool, you aren’t forced to search for broken incoming links one page at a time. Instead, it searches the web on your behalf, helping you uncover broken links within a matter of seconds and delivers the search results to you.
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42Once you have a list of broken links, it’s time to get to work. You can begin the outreach process, hoping to get in touch with the person who is responsible for swapping out the broken link for one that is even better. If things work in your favor, this link will now point to your website.39Once you have a list of broken links, it’s time to get to work building your own link popularity. You can begin the outreach process, hoping to get in touch with the person who is responsible for swapping out the broken link for one that is even better. If things work in your favor, this link will now point to your web site. In just a few steps you have improved your link building strategy.
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46Getting started is a simple three step process:43Getting started is a simple three step process:
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48Use the tool to find broken links related to your subject matter.45Use the backlink check tool to find broken links related to your subject matter.
49Choose pages that you can recreate or those that have content related to what you already have on your website.46Choose pages that you can recreate or those that have content related to what you already have on your website.
50Reach out to site owners, tell them about the broken link and suggest that they link to your content.47Reach out to site owners, tell them about the broken incoming link and suggest that they link to your content.
51In an overall sense, Broken Link Builder does two things:48In an overall sense, Broken Link Builder does two things:
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53Saves you time.50Saves you time.
54Helps you find link opportunities.51Helps you find opportunities to build your own link popularity.
55As a marketing professional, both of these things should be important to you.52As a marketing professional, both of these things should be important to you.
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60In many ways, Linkbird is a do-it-all SEO tool. While many of its features are slanted towards link building, you can also use it to:57In many ways, Linkbird is a do-it-all SEO tool. While many of its features are slanted towards link building strategy, you can also use it to:
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62Analyze your backlink profile59Analyze your backlink populairty and profile
63Track your rankings60Track your rankings
64Conduct keyword research61Conduct keyword research for search engine optimization
65The one thing I really like about this tool is how you can easily integrate link building with your content marketing strategy. Since the two go hand-in-hand, this is a benefit that is not to be overlooked.62The one thing I really like about this SEO software and backlink tool is how you can easily integrate link building with your content marketing strategy and search engine optimization. Since they go hand-in-hand, this is a benefit that is not to be overlooked.
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67Other high level features of Linkbird include:64Other high level features of Linkbird include:
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69Ability to locate websites for high quality backlinks.66Ability to locate websites for high quality incoming links.
70Uncover your competition’s backlinks, allowing you to chase after the same links.67Uncover your competition’s backlinks, allowing you to chase after the same links.
71Integration with an email ticket system, which helps with the outreach process.68Integration with an email ticket system, which helps with the outreach process.
72Last, but certainly not least, this tool has a team member collaboration feature. This is perfect for companies in which more than one person is responsible for marketing and link building. By keeping everyone on the same page, wasted time is kept to a minimum.69Last, but certainly not least, this backlink tool has a team member collaboration feature. This is perfect for companies in which more than one person is responsible for marketing and link building strategy. By keeping everyone on the same page, wasted time is kept to a minimum.
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74When you use Linkbird, link building and content marketing come together in perfect harmony. From an SEO perspective, this is a big deal.71When you use Linkbird, link building and content marketing come together in perfect harmony. From an SEO perspective, this is a big deal.
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79When it comes to link prospecting and outreach, there aren’t many tools with as much power and as many features as Pitchbox.76When it comes to link prospecting and outreach, there aren’t many backlink tools with as much power and as many features as Pitchbox.
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81Here is how the company describes itself:78Here is how the company describes itself:
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83“Pitchbox automates the grunt work so you can focus on what you do best: creating real, person-to-person connections with the people you want to reach.”80“Pitchbox automates the grunt work so you can focus on what you do best: creating real, person-to-person connections with the people you want to reach.”
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86If you are serious about building links and taking your brand to the next level, Pitchbox is a tool that you should access regularly.83If you are serious about your link building strategy and taking your brand to the next level, Pitchbox is a backlink tool that you should access regularly.
87Outreach is the name of the game, when it comes to building the highest quality links. With this tool, you can find targeted opportunities based on your search preferences. Also included is the contact information and social profiles for each prospect.84Outreach is the name of the game, when it comes to building the highest quality natural links. With this tool, you can find targeted opportunities based on your search preferences. Also included is the contact information and social profiles for each prospect.
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89But, Pitchbox takes things one step further, by providing an automated follow-up feature. This gives you the opportunity to stay in touch with link prospects, even when you don’t have the time to do so.86But, Pitchbox takes things one step further, by providing an automated follow-up feature. This gives you the opportunity to stay in touch with incoming link prospects, even when you don’t have the time to do so.
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91Finally, its Intelligent Templates ensure that your outreach stands out from the crowd. You don’t want your email to be buried. You want it to be taken seriously. Through the use of a well organized template, you can personalize each outreach.88Finally, its Intelligent Templates ensure that your outreach stands out from the crowd. You don’t want your email to be buried. You want it to be taken seriously. Through the use of a well organized template, you can personalize each outreach making it a game changer for a sophisticated building strategy.
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93Pitchbox provides a variety of high level features, all without bogging you down with needless details. This is a big plus for anybody looking to build links in an efficient manner.90Pitchbox provides a variety of high level features, all without bogging you down with needless details. This is a big plus for anybody looking to build links in an efficient manner.
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98There is more to local SEO than meets the eye. If you are interested in ranking for local search terms, using Whitespark would be in your best interest.95There is more to local SEO than meets the eye. If you are interested in ranking for local search terms, using the SEO tool Whitespark would be in your best interest.
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100An example of this would be the search phrase “Pittsburgh florists.” This turns up the following in Google:97An example of this would be the search phrase “Pittsburgh florists.” This turns up the following in Google:
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103This is in contrast to a general search for “florists” or a related term.100This is in contrast to a general search for “florists” or a related term.
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105Whitespark is built for local SEO. Here is what it can do for you:102Whitespark is built as a local SEO tool. Here is what it can do for you:
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107“Use the link prospector to quickly and easily find link opportunities for guest blogging, niche directories, link pages, sponsorships, and more.”104“Use the link prospector to quickly and easily find link opportunities for guest blogging, niche directories, link pages, sponsorships, and more.”
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109As you search for NAP citations, you’ll find that this tool is your best friend. It saves you time, helps you narrow your focus and gives you the information that you need to reverse engineer your competition’s citations.106As you search for NAP citations, you’ll find that this SEO tool is your best friend. It saves you time, helps you narrow your focus and gives you the information that you need to reverse engineer your competition’s citations.
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111Whitespark helps you find these types of opportunities:108Whitespark checker tool helps you find these types of opportunities:
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118All of these opportunities put you in position to build high quality backlinks to your site, with the intention of improving your rankings for local terms.115All of these opportunities put you in position to build high quality backlinks to your site, with the intention of improving your link popularity and rankings for local terms.
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120You can use Whitespark on a broad scale, but it’s best for those who are focused on local results.117You can use Whitespark on a broad scale, but it’s best for those who are focused on local results.
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1236. Monitor Backlinks1206. Monitor Backlinks
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125This isn’t your traditional link building tool, but it’s one that you definitely need to use on a regular basis.122This isn’t one of your traditional backlink tools, but it’s one that you definitely need to use on a regular basis.
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127Here are a few things that Monitor Backlinks can do for you:124Here are a few things that Monitor Backlinks can do for you:
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129Provide information on every new backlink.126Provide information on every new backlink.
130Provide information related to keyword rankings and site speed.127Provide information related to keyword rankings and site speed.
131Send alerts when a competitor obtains a new link.128Send alerts when a competitor obtains a new link.
132If you want to use this tool for link building, it’s that last point that you should pay attention to.129If you want to use this tool for your link building strategy, it’s that last point that you should pay attention to.
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135The first thing that you want to do is set up your competitors, through the dashboard. From there, you should pay close attention to every new link that your competition receives. This will give you a better understanding of their link building approach, while also putting you in position to match them link for link.132The first thing that you want to do is set up your competitors, through the dashboard. From there, you should pay close attention to every new incoming link that your competition receives. This will give you a better understanding of their link building strategy, while also putting you in position to match them link for link.
136If you think your website is worthy of the same link, you are now in position to quickly reach out and strike up a conversation. With the right approach, you may be able to have your competitor’s backlink replaced with one to your website.133If you think your website is worthy of the same link, you are now in position to quickly reach out and strike up a conversation. With the right link building strategy yourself, you may be able to have your competitor’s backlink replaced with one to your website.
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138Another thing I like about this tool is its backlinks SEO metrics. This allows you to learn more about each backlink, including:135Another thing I like about this backlink tool is its SEO metrics. This allows you to learn more about each backlink, including:
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146The name of this tool says it all. If you need help monitoring your backlinks, as well as what your competition is doing, Monitor Backlinks has you covered.143The name of this backlink tool says it all. If you need help monitoring your backlinks, as well as what your competition is doing, Monitor Backlinks has you covered.
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151Link building comes down to one thing: generating as many high quality links as possible. Although quality is more important than quantity, that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to know when you secure a new link.148Link building comes down to one thing: generating as many high quality natural links as possible. Although quality is more important than quantity, that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to know when you secure a new incoming link.
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153Linkstant was built on the premise that you want to know about every new backlink to your website. With this tool, you will find out about every link, right now, not later.150Linkstant was built on the premise that you want to know about every new backlink to your website. With one of these backlink tools, you will find out about every link, right now, not later.
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155There is no more manual process for pinpointing new backlinks. Best yet, you don’t have to wait days or even months to find out about your new backlinks.152There is no more manual process for pinpointing new backlinks than with this backlink tool Best yet, you don’t have to wait days or even months to find out about your new backlinks.
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157Here are some of the many benefits of using Linkstant:154Here are some of the many benefits of using Linkstant:
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159It keeps you motivated, as there is nothing more exciting than realizing that you secured a quality backlink.156It keeps you motivated, as there is nothing more exciting than realizing that you secured a quality and free backlink.
160You can see who is most interested in your website and content, leveraging this for future benefits.157You can see who is most interested in your website and content, leveraging this for future benefits.
161You can see why others are linking to your website, either for good or bad reasons. If the link is associated with a negative review, you can take immediate action.158You can see why others are linking to your website, either for good or bad reasons. If the link is associated with a negative review, you can take immediate action.
162Linkstant can’t be directly attributed to building new links, but it indirectly helps you in a number of ways.159Linkstant can’t be directly attributed to building new links, but it indirectly helps your building strategy in a number of ways.
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164For example, you may find that a particular blog post is receiving a lot of attention. As it generates link after link, you shouldn’t sit back and let things happen. Once you know a post is hot, you can milk it for everything it’s worth, such as by promoting it on Facebook.161For example, you may find that a particular blog post is receiving a lot of attention. As it generates link after link, you shouldn’t sit back and let things happen. Once you know a post is hot, you can milk the link popularity for everything it’s worth, such as by promoting it on Facebook.
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171Linkody, much the same as Linkstant, provides a variety of tools to better understand your backlinks. It also gives you a clear overview of what your competition is up to, in regards to link building.168Linkody, much the same as Linkstant, provides a variety of backlink check tools to better understand your backlinks. It also gives you a clear overview of what your competition is up to, in regards to their link building strategy.
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173One of the top features of Linkody is its ability to email you when a competitor gets a new backlink. This alert should put you on your toes, meaning that you want to chase after the same link in an attempt to keep pace.170One of the top features of Linkody is its ability to email you when a competitor gets a new backlink. This alert should put you on your toes, meaning that you want to chase after the same link in an attempt to keep pace.
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175You can also use Linkody to review your competitor’s entire backlink profile:172You can also use Linkody to review your competitor’s entire backlink profile:
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178With this, you are provided the following information:175With this, you are provided the following information:
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188All of these details can help you better understand your competition. If you aren’t outranking a competitor, you may not have to look any further than their backlink profile to understand why.185All of these details can help you better understand your competition. If you aren’t outranking a competitor, you may not have to look any further than their backlink profile to understand why.
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190Linkody has divided its link building process into three phases:187Linkody has divided its link building process into three phases:
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192Locating and monitoring backlinks.189Locating and monitoring backlinks.
193Assessing backlinks through advanced metrics.190Assessing backlinks through advanced metrics.
194Reviewing your competitors’ backlink strategy (to make yours better).191Reviewing your competitors’ backlink strategy (to make yours better).
195With this three step approach, you can use Linkody to better understand your competition and power your link building to the next level.192With this three step approach, you can use one of the backlink tools like Linkody to better understand your competition and power your link building to the next level.
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199“Find the best bloggers and influencers, manage your relationships, and measure the value of your content.”196“Find the best bloggers and influencers, manage your relationships, and measure the value of your content.”
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201That’s how GroupHigh describes itself, and I couldn’t have said it any better myself.198That’s how GroupHigh describes itself, and I couldn’t have said it any better myself.
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204Using GroupHigh is not as simple as some other tools, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There is a reason for this: it has more features than the rest.201Using GroupHigh is not as simple as some other backlink tools, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There is a reason for this: it has more features than the rest.
205Getting started means entering a few keywords based on your industry. So, if you are in the automotive space, you may opt for keywords such as: new cars for sale, used cars for sale, car reviews and the like.202Getting started means entering a few keywords based on your industry. So, if you are in the automotive space, you may opt for keywords such as: new cars for sale, used cars for sale, car reviews and the like.
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207Once your results are returned, you can filter by the last post date and Domain Authority. This ensures two things:204Once your results are returned, you can filter by the last post date and Domain Authority. This ensures two things:
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209You are reaching out to active blogs.206You are reaching out to active blogs.
210You are only considering blogs with a strong reputation.207You are only considering blogs with a strong reputation.
211Another thing you will like about GroupHigh is the ability to track your results directly from the dashboard. This gives you a clear idea of what’s working, what’s not and how you can adjust your approach in the future.208Another thing you will like about a backlink check tool like GroupHigh is the ability to track your results directly from the dashboard. This gives you a clear idea of what’s working, what’s not and how you can adjust your approach in the future.
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213In regards to SEO, link building and social analytics, you won’t find a tool that pulls together more information than this one.210In regards to SEO, free backlink building and social analytics, you won’t find a checker tool that pulls together more information than this one.
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218“Outreach” is a buzzword that continues to pick up steam with each passing day. In the SEO world, this is nothing more than connecting with website owners to offer something of value in return for a link.215“Outreach” is a buzzword that continues to pick up steam with each passing day. In the SEO world, this is nothing more than connecting with website owners to offer something of value in return for a free backlink.
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220With BuzzStream, you can streamline the often challenging process of email outreach.217With BuzzStream, you can streamline the often challenging process of email outreach.
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222Here’s what BuzzStream has to say about its link building features:219Here’s what BuzzStream has to say about its link building features:
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224“Keep your link development projects on track – and see where every campaign’s at with a touch of a button. Set reminders to follow up, track campaign progress, and share tasks with your team – so you work like a well-oiled machine.”221“Keep your link development projects on track – and see where every campaign’s at with a touch of a button. Set reminders to follow up, track campaign progress, and share tasks with your team – so you work like a well-oiled machine.”
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226How many times have you sent out an email and then forgot all about it? If you follow this path in the future, you’ll continue to waste time and money.223How many times have you sent out an email and then forgot all about it? If you follow this path in the future, you’ll continue to waste time and money.
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228Using BuzzStream improves your process, saves you time and allows you to generate the best possible results.225Using BuzzStream improves your process, saves you time and allows you to generate the best possible results.
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230You shouldn’t expect every email to generate a positive response, but the more that you send, the greater chance you have of making a connection. Using BuzzStream takes all of the stress out of this process.227You shouldn’t expect every email to generate a positive response, but the more that you send, the greater chance you have of making a connection. Using BuzzStream takes all of the stress out of this process.
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235SEO doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. It can be simple, if you dedicate yourself to creating the best content in your niche and avoiding spammy SEO tactics.232SEO doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. It can be simple, if you dedicate yourself to creating the best content in your niche and avoiding spammy SEO tactics.
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237There are tools for everything from social media marketing to conversion rate optimization.234There are tools for everything from social media marketing to conversion rate optimization.
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239In this post, we discussed 10 top tools for getting you more backlinks. You may not use all of these tools, but it only takes one to have a positive impact.236In this post, we discussed 10 top tools for getting you more free backlinks. You may not use all of these tools, but it only takes one to have a positive impact.
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241Have you had success with any of these link building tools? Would you add any others to the list?238Have you had success with any of these link building tools? Would you add any others to the list?
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