Link Building, — April 13, 2007 — 75 Comments

How To Get 29 Free Links

Here is my personal list of places that I go when I start a new site to get free links. These 29 links always get the ball rolling and help natural links come in.


Blogs have become some of my favorite places to get free links. All you have to do is register a blog and post a short article relevant to your site and then post your link. Below you’ll find 24 free blogs in which you can link to your site.

Make sure that you interlink these blogs somewhat so that they all get found by the bots.

Create a free account, write an article and post a link embedded in the text back to your site.

Create a free blog, write a short post and link back to your site.

Create a free blog and write 3 posts, one linking to your Squidoo lens, one linking to your blog and one linking back to your main site.

Mindsay offers free blogs and wikis. Like the others, create a free blog and post a link back to your website. Also link this blog to your Squidoo lens.

Another free blog site. Link your post to one of your other free blogs and your site.

6. BraveNet Blog
Bravenet has been around a LONG time. Like the others, post then link.

3Steps is new but also free…make sure to continue interlinking these blogs so they all get found and indexed.

8. The Right Blogger
Site seems to be down right now…can’t create new blogs. Check back later.

9. BootsnAll TravelBlogs
You must first be approved as a member, then apply for a blog. Might not be worth the effort. Blog posts must be travel related. Hopefully your niche is travel related as well.

10. iUpload Blog
Another free blog…

11. TravelPod Blog
Travel related free blog site.

12. Bloggates
Free blog, slow site. Many good subdomains are still available.

13. Livejournal
Old, established, easy to use.

Sites don’t seem to index well, but allows a lot of outgoing links.

Does Xanga allow outgoing links? Couldn’t figure it out.

Allows outgoing links, even had a spammer listed as an example blog in a category…

Soulcast gives free blogs and allows you to insert your Adsense ID and they’ll automatically publish Adsense code blocks.

MyDietBlogger offers health and diet blogs for free. Perfect for someone in a health related niche.

Free blog site touting their “No Ads” approach. I don’t know why they’ve chosen to not display ads, because not monetizing and not selling the site doesn’t seem like a good business model. I don’t think you have to by Australian to signup.

Good looking blogs, 1000+ template designs, outgoing links.

More free blogs…large site, established.

22. Tripod (remember them?)
Tripod, home to thousands of amateur webmasters has free blogs.

Free blog site, themes are all similar. Small user community.

24. Blogslive
One of my new favorites. Lots of themes available. Quick loading, outgoing links.

Comments on .edu Blogs

Personally I don’t think SE’s actually abide by the nofollow code. With that in mind I give you some of the best places to post comments.

The reason most of these are great places to comment is because they have PR or are popular posts.

25. PR6 – How the Cookie Crumbled: A Recap of the 2006 Creative Services Holiday Party
Most of the old pages are PR6. Comments are held for the moderator so make them legit.

26. PR4 – Blog comment spam with plagiarized text: hard to spot
Interesting discussion in 2006 relating to blog comment spam.

27. PR4 – Google bombs – Voice option and collective action

28. PR4 – Additional Comments Regarding Computers

29. PR3 – Blog is back to normal
First comment is moderated.

Most of those were found using this method and applying a few more keywords.

Hopefully those 29 locations will inspire you to find other places that will give you a free link!

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  1. David says:

    Nice. I will make an even more updated version of free blogs on my sete. Now I even put the correct link to it too ;)

  2. ShriNagesh says:

    Thats a great list for cross posting and cross blog networking. Thx for putting the list for everyone.

  3. Linda P says:

    I’m already checking them out. Nice to have a bit of professional advice

  4. rob says:

    this is a great post saves hours of work searching for the right places
    well done

  5. Nick says:

    Blogs open the new dimension of easy linking and actually your technique is useful in order to get the bots into your new site, but not to increase PR.

    Thanks! Good job! Keep walking

  6. Notion3 - Web Design Denver Colorado says:

    Thanks for the tips, great site, great advice, great post! Can you do an encore with more coo places to link from?

  7. Web_Design_Denver_Colorado says:

    Also, do you know of any other .gov sites to get good legit links? I just launched my new site and am looking for some tasty links.

  8. I’m aware of many of these but i’ve never heard of will give it a go.

  9. Ed says:

    wow, great tips! just started my own blog, now is time to increase traffic! :).

  10. Ed says:

    by the way, is there a faster way? as this would require a registration for every link.

  11. Edna says:

    Very nice website I will study it. Your suggestions were very helpful, Thanks!

  12. Pete says:

    Hey this list is perfect for me, I struggle to get links, I will try all these methods and see what happens. Will bookmark your blog too, interesting reading.

    Brandon when linking to my site is it best to link within a paragraph of text or a plain old link? How long should these articles be? I have heard there is no point to bolding the link nowadays.



  13. Really nice compilation of links and overall a working strategy to increase backlinks. However, it is important to place your links in sites & blogs relevant to your niche.

  14. kelly watson says:

    Thanks a lot i was wondering how to get free links easily

  15. throwinbombs says:

    thanks brandon,

    i will try this! anything to help my seo of my site!
    i know this is old but it’s good.

    take care,

  16. Hip Hop Blog says:

    Thanks Brandon, those 29 are very helpful. However as you say they are useful for getting the ball rolling, and they won’t carry any Page Rank value. Any tips for free or very cheap links that are more powerful?? If not thanks anyway!

  17. Janine says:

    Thanks Brandon,
    This is the first time I have seen such a comprehensive list of all the best places to get links.Cheers.

  18. Thanks for the list mate, im just learning SEO and in the process of a building a linkwheel so these will help,,,,,cheers!

  19. ee Ess says:

    That list really helped boost my sites. Thank you!

  20. Brandon says:

    @Manchester Builders – Link wheels are soooo 2009 ;)

  21. David says:

    I find what you are advising appalling.

    As I see it, you’re polluting the internet with garbage for your own personal gain.
    And as such, it would be a better place without people like you.

  22. Brandon says:

    @David, too bad you’re in Melboure, or maybe we could get together and discuss.

    I approved this comment because ones like these make me laugh. While you’re at it, go complain to the billboard companies for putting their advertising in the way of your view of the mountains.

  23. i doser free says:

    I got inspired and did everything on this list that was alive and working. The EDU comments are unfortunately closed but I tried.


  24. Kev says:

    Thanks Brandon
    I have already used some of these blogs but didn’t realise that there were so many available. I will try the others and maybe get back with the ones thta might be out of date plus any more I find. Its a great list.


  25. Eric Here,

    Yeah, is another great link, I’m pretty sure they are do follow but I see google loving these free blog pages as I have had articles show up in search engines in a 2 days and beat my other pages I was marketing like crazy for that 1st page position for the same keywords. Hub pages gets voted on by members but if you have a quality page, cool running.

    So I recommend for free link number 30!

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