Natural Link Building: Does It Work?

Mitz Pantic
My name is Mitz and I am a serial full-time blogger. I started out with one website many years ago and it went so well, I sold my businesses and began living the internet dream. Since then I have been perfecting the system of blogging and building Wordpress websites to earn money online. This is an ever changing business and I love the challenge. Please feel free to download my favorite FREE REPORTS if you are interested in improving your blogging business or starting one from scratch.
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back link buildingNatural link building works, but if you don’t understand how it works, you’re likely to become disappointed before it starts to work for you. So before you start trying blackhat SEO techniques which may get you blacklisted, consider the following points that follow the ethical SEO standards.

Natural Link Building Starts Slow

A brand new site has no incoming links and no organic incoming traffic so the most effective natural link building techniques are out of reach. What you need to do is establish your first set of incoming links.

Make sure you have an initial set of high-quality content-at least a few thousand words (or dozens of pictures or videos if that’s your type of site). Without high-quality content, attracting links becomes much more difficult.

Now use the guest post technique. Find a blog or other frequently-updated site and offer its webmaster free content in exchange for a link back to your site. Repeat this step ten or twenty times to get additional links.

Each time you guest post for one site, you can use that guest post as leverage for posting at a higher ranked site. For example, tell a medium-ranked site that you guest posted for a low-ranked site in the same niche, and then tell a high-ranked site that you guest posted for that medium-ranked site. The higher ranked a site you guest post for, in general, the more useful will be the link back to your site.

Natural Link Building Speeds Up

Now that you have your initial set of incoming links, you can expect to get your initial incoming traffic. Don’t expect much but do prepare for how to leverage that traffic into more links.

One great way to use a small amount of traffic to get a large amount of links is to run a contest with a nice prize. This might be a prize you have to pay out of pocket for or it can be something your create yourself. In general, physical products do much better than virtual goods such as ebooks.

But whatever method you use to encourage your traffic to give you great links, make sure you back up your site with additional great content. Great content makes it easy for people to feel good about linking to your site.

Stay Away From Un-Natural Linking

Many website builders get carried away when building links when they actually come naturally when you just take action. You do not need to create thousands of links as it is only the quality ones that will count in the end.

The absolute best links to get are the ones that stay alive for years to come. This is why Guest posting is an awesome way to build links and share your knowledge. this is

Conclusion: Natural Link Building Advantages

After you leverage your initial traffic into additional links, you’ll find you start to dominate search engine rankings for the various keyword phrases you’ve targeted. That newly improved rank will draw more traffic and give you the opportunity to rank for more keyword phrases.

This is the snowball effect working for you-the bigger you get, the easier it will be to get more links and draw more traffic. All you need to do is accept the first slow few weeks or months that come from natural link building


  1. Twitter:
    How about Do follow blog commenting and creating your profiles in social sites and social bookmarking sites…I think Web. 2.sites is also a good method of natural link building..Is there a strategy that you could suggest where you can reach the first page on google.
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  2. Twitter:
    Hi Mitz,

    I like your technique building link with natural.

    Thanks for share with me!!
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  3. Twitter:
    great post Mitz
    i have never done a guest post but i have submitted my guest post in ComLuv. hope it gets published and yes making links too fast is risky because google will penalize you
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  4. Nice post Mitz and Yes, guest posting is the best way for natural link building in starting and it also helps in promoting our blog. I really like the idea of organizing contest. Thanks for sharing this post.
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  5. Twitter:
    Wonderful Article Mitz.I agree a lot of back links will do more harm then good..
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  6. Twitter:
    Very true and I totally agree. Natural links are the best that benefit and building them is a slow process but the returns are also high. This post is a good guide for authors who try many things to get back-links and do things wrongly.
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  7. Natural Link Building mostly depends on the knowledge of link builder. So I think a link builder have to gain his knowledge about the services that the website is about before start link building of that website.
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  8. Twitter:
    thanks for the nice tips mitz,
    but I have a query for you.., it is equivalent to get 2 dofollow links in the comments and to get 2 dofollow link in the authors bio after publishing guest article..,
    if no, then how?
    because the link you get after commenting will be there as long as the article will appear in website so there is no concept of life of your link..,
    please help me in this regard.., it always annoys me a lot..
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  9. Great post, thanks for the advice!! Where do I get started with guest posting if my site doesn’t have a niche?? (I blog about everything).
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  10. hello Mitz,
    I’d say natural link building do work even if it comes slow :) . I really do love this article and thankd for sharing…
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  11. Twitter:
    Natural link building definitely helps. I’m currently page 2 on 2 of my main keywords.
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  12. Twitter:
    Natural and high quality works every time. I am surprise to see SEO company still get away charging client but supply them with low quality links.
    Google has made it clear that low quality links and content actually hurt your search engine ranking.
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  13. Twitter:
    Strongly agreed with the point of Guest posting on initial stage of Natural link building. I got awesome results with this tactic.
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  14. Twitter:
    When I started my website it was a real struggle getting links and stuff. I only discovered natural linking much much later. Mitz your posts are very much appreciated. Keep up the good work.
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  15. Hi Mitz,

    I enjoy reading your post and be informed on how important guest posting could be on the first stage of building natural links.
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  16. Twitter:
    Gaining natural links is difinitely a great help for us to improve our search engine ranking especially if we get it on a relevant and with high pr site.
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  17. Twitter:
    For the first time in months somebody is telling me a real “how to” advice. This is what people need.
    I will read the post again, carefully and create a short blueprint according to your indications.
    I wonder why bloggers don’t realize that this is what people want. Blogs are usually full with advice but most of the time is just general stuff, discourse, plain talk, advertising etc.
    Now this is a very different blog post. I can see that you are talking from your experience. Also, you give something interesting and something valuable for free. I think this is the mark of an authentic and successful internet marketer. I will study your site to see if my intuition is true.
    Thank you

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  18. Natural link building is the best way to get high search engine ranking and Guest Blogging is the best way to build links
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  19. Twitter:
    Link popularity is still one of the most important SEO factors, so link building need special attention. Even it looks like straight forward process, it’s more tricky that most people know.
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  20. Twitter:
    i prefer natural natural link building as google loves slow and steady wins the race ..natural ranking is slow but has a vast effect in the long run
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  21. Twitter:
    Hi Mitz !
    Thank you for your great ideas regarding Link Building on the natural ways. Some blogger and webmaster say Link Building is a dirty game. However, in my personal experiment, natural building is a healty blood to make a site SEO friendly. In my personal Tips:
    1. Guest Blogging
    2. Forum Participation
    3. Blog commenting
    4. Directory submission
    5. Write quality contents with more than thousand words
    Finally, more interact on social helps to build loads of high PR backlinks to your sites.
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  22. Twitter:
    So true Mitz,

    It’s quality of the links not the quantity of links that matters. If you have few relevant links from high authority sites, that automatically helps you to get more related traffic, build your reputation and makes your link building natural.
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  23. Does forum signatures, add links from every my message ?
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  24. Twitter:
    Yes natural link building will definitely helps but if its done in best way and in stages.
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  25. Twitter:
    Natural link building and the other (gray or black) methods of link building to gain website rankings on Google is similiar to the childhood story of the Rabbit and Turtle racing. Many would think the Rabbit would win because of his/her speed. To get website traffic and increase your Google rankings… grow naturally, focus on quality not quantity, and avoid link farms. In case you don’t know the story, the Turtle always wins. So use the turtle-method when applying SEO to your own website and you too will win the race to rankings. Thanks for sharing this great article.
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  26. Twitter:
    yaa you said right that natural link building takes time and it takes time to speed up.Once Done gives good results.
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  27. Twitter:
    Link building does work but excessive link building does not. Normally, if we are building few links for our website in a reachable links per day or weeks, this is considered natural and if we are building a hundred of links within a day and duplicated that number of links the next day, that is unnattural and will potentially hurt your website so it’s not recommended. Natural link building works but patience should be next to it.
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  28. Hi, I didn’t get the part with the price. How should I use a price to get backlinks?
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  29. Twitter:
    I liked that idea of first approaching a low level website and then telling a medium level website that I guest posted on that low level website. Nice trick and totally realistic. Just have to climb each stair one by one.
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  30. If you do natural link building it will take longer than old school link building, but it will be more secure
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  31. yeh i also believe that natural act is always good whether it’s link building thing because if you go for quality links with genuine content then it will stay longer. thanks for this informative post.
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  32. I agree about good content, but I struggle to find other businesses that will let me guest post. A friend of mine said the best way was to Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter and make some useful comments on their site before making direct contact directly.
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  33. Twitter:
    Link Building is the most crucial part of SEO. It has to be done patiently and carefully. I really enjoyed reading this article. Thanks for sharing!
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  34. Twitter:
    hi Mitz,
    here is a point of confusion for me. You have advised to make use of guest posting. But the post is titled natural link building. Thus, can I conclude that the guest posting itself can be somewhere filed under the process of natural link building?
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  35. Natural link building always works, I always focus on my content if my content is well enough people will share it to other websites. So i don’t have to do manual link building.
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  36. Twitter:
    Well you are right about this point but there are many tricks for generating dofollow backlinks instead of natural backlinks. Blog commenting , guest posting and forum posting are the best ways of generating dofollow backlinks, and generating traffic according to me. Thanks for sharing these valuable tips !!!
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  37. Twitter:
    There was a rumor that the new Google algorithmic would make natural heavy back linking techniques useless, has this come into effect yet? I believe its still works.
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  38. Twitter:
    Thank you for this article. It gives me the motivation that I need to keep trying to achieve all my backlinks. I love your idea about focusing on the most important and powerful links rather than trying to get many random links of little value. I think that that tip will help any website to have a more natural appearance to the search engines.
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