Backlink Trick 174 Comments

I hope enjoyed this backlink trick!

As I mention in this affiliate marketing video it is important to create a diverse backlinking structure for your sites, as this looks more natural to Google and the other major search engines and will help you get higher search engine rankings.

Also getting links from government and education domains is also valuable, so do some hunting and create as many of this high quality backlinksย  as you can.

One thing to keep in mind when building this links, is that if they are on a PR 0 page, as long as it is in the forum thread itself it should be fine, in that your links will be discovered by Google eventually, however it’s not a bad idea to send some bookmark links or even RSS to a PR 0 page to help get the search engines attention quickly.

Just remember that this backlink trick is one of many that I use, so don’t rely on this trick alone but instead add it to theย  mix and keep building links, as the people that are patient and consistent with backlinking are the ones that win in the end, it reminds me of the tortoise and the hare children story I read at school!

Also please note that when commenting on forums you should always ensure that you add value to the forum by making a good comment and not spamming the forum for a link. If you are commenting in another language the Google translation tool can help you interpret the thread.

Enjoy!

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68 Comments to Backlink Trick

  1. Anita's Gravatar Anita
    July 5, 2010 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt, Do you have somekind of Check list that you follow in order to make sure you complete the task that you are suggestion…..????? Thank You!

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Anita

    Yeah I have a detailed plan for my linking that I follow for all my sites and I encourage everyone to do this as it makes SEO easier to manage.

    Thanks

  2. July 5, 2010 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt

    Great info here. Will certainly give this a try. Keep up the good work.

    Peter

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Peter

    Glad you liked the video

    Cheers

    Matt

  3. July 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I reviewed the video and found it to be extremely interesting. I will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks Matt

    Kelly

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Kelly

    Yeah give it a try and let me know how you go with it

    Thanks

    Matt

  4. July 6, 2010 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip, Matt- can’t wait to try it out!

    Mike

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Mike

    No problem glad to be of help to you!

    Cheers

    Matt

  5. July 6, 2010 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    I love your video, but I have a quick question. If I post on a forum that’s in another language will they not just delete my post since everything I post will be in english. Will there be a problem posting in english on these forums.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Cyrus

    I find a lot of these forums are not moderated very much
    anyway, so my comments in English are sticking.

    Thanks

    Matt

  6. July 6, 2010 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,
    Thanks for the quality instructional video. I can’t believe how willing you are to help folks try to improve their IM business. You could easily send out an email but you take the time to create the video. I recently heard about this but not pertaining to foreign entities. As usual you are thinking outside the box and one step ahead of others. Thanks for sharing and caring.

    Derek,
    Concord, NC

  7. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    July 6, 2010 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt,
    Very interesting technique.
    Was wondering are all Government links created equal as far as Google is concerned. In other words would I get much favorable results from say a US Gov link vs. China Gov. Link?

    Dan

  8. Thomas Shaw's Gravatar Thomas Shaw
    July 6, 2010 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Matt i gotta say, since i bought your back linking video course along with rapid re writer, SEO is no longer a mystery.
    And yes, detailing all your work in excel makes life a whole lot easier.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Thomas,

    That’s great news Thomas, I am sure you will be driving loads of free traffic now! Once you get the hang of SEO
    online marketing becomes much easier.

    Thanks

    Matt

  9. Karen Perese's Gravatar Karen Perese
    July 6, 2010 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Great information again Matt, love the strategies here, cant wait to get craking into this one, and so much SEO info and thats what Im so interested in most. Cheers Karen..

  10. July 6, 2010 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Great video Matt, Thanks!

    Been doing something similar for a while and it works great.

    By the way, if anyone wants to test whether or not irrelevant links hurt your site, feel free to use my site as a tester and link away ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Charles

    That’s funny man, ha ha, yeah feel welcome to backlink to me too!!

    Cheers

    Matt

  11. July 6, 2010 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Outstanding! I’m really glad I found you the other day.

    Now — what about the language difference (in formulating your reply)? Does that Google toolbar take care of the translation of site and then your English – Vietnamese, or do you use Yahoo BabelFish? Or do you make no effort to make any sense, or — ??

  12. July 6, 2010 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Wow! Excellent tip. As always, your videos are clear and concise. Thanks for all you do to help all of us.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey CeeJay

    Great to hear from you and thanks for stopping by

    Thanks

    Matt

  13. July 6, 2010 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Very interesting video. I’m a little confused as to how you would actually leave a comment.

    Would it be a good idea to look up an online Vietnamese phrase book and try to create a decent comment? I understand that most people are just leaving English comments but I don’t want my comments to get deleted if I do the work.

    Thanks,
    Mark

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Mark

    That’s a great comment there. To be brutally honest with you, I just get my link builders to comment in English, as I have found that these kind of sites are not moderated very much at all, and most times the links sticks. I think English speaking sites are more used to SPAM so they are on the look out more for it.

    Hope that helps, let me know how you go with it.

    Thanks

    Matt

  14. don's Gravatar don
    July 6, 2010 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt. You can bet this will be implemented this very week. I have often thought relevancy when backinking was over estimated. I couldn’t quite figure why I thought that and my testing seemingly confirmed the thought. Now I do know why I thought as I do. Thanx.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Don

    Yeah relevancy with Google seems to have little effect. Glad to hear you are testing stuff though, that’s very clever!

    Cheers

    Matt

  15. July 6, 2010 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt! How many links do you think is sufficient for .edu and .gov to each site? Is 10 each plenty? Also, as far as the language translator, I right click to the section that shows the ‘view page source’ and click on ‘page info’ and click on ‘translate’.
    Also, listed below is a site I will share that many may not know about where you can create an account and list your sites and the info about theme. The address is: http://www.agilemarks.com, and it has a PR of 2.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Linda

    Its difficult to say how many edu and gov links you need, as every keyword is different, but all I do is build as many as I can find.

    Thanks for the added info you provided also

    CHeers

    Matt

  16. Sam's Gravatar Sam
    July 6, 2010 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Im not sure if you mentioned this Matt, but if you want a way to minimise the chances of your post getting rejected/deleted, you could always use google translate to convert whatever post you want to make into the correct language. Whilst google translate isnt perfect, its probably better than having it in english. This is what i’ve done and it seems to work well for me and only takes an extra 5 seconds.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Sam

    Nice idea there, I like, I think you all should do what Sam suggested and translate your reply!

    One other thing I have done is copy someone else reply and just pasted that in, and it seems to work…little bit cheecky, but hey!

    Cheers

    Matt

  17. July 6, 2010 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Matt, it’s very generous of you. Thank you!

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Alla

    You’re welcome, glad you liked the backlink trick.

    Thanks

    Matt

  18. July 6, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Matt,
    you never cease to amaze me. Your content is killer! Every time I read one of your posts, or watch one of your videos, it feels like putting another piece of the jigsaw into place.
    I was quite shocked at the whole “relevancy” statement. A LOT of people still say that you have to post on relevant blogs/forums. Sometimes it’s difficult to find DoFollow forums/blogs in some of the micro-niches. This totally resolves that problem!!!
    Thanks again Matt!
    Alex Mitchell

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Alex

    Great to hear from you. yeah don’t listen to people who tell you to get relevant links, they don’t know what they are talking about.

    All the best

    Matt

  19. July 6, 2010 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for the awesome video on getting edu/gov backlinks! After watching your video I was able to get a couple of backlinks and will surely put your little trick to good use! Thanks again for sharing not only this video but all the others that you have passed along!

  20. July 6, 2010 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Great info, Matt. I’ll be using it today. It’s also great to hear that I don’t need to worry about site relevancy, that will certainly save me a lot of time.

  21. July 6, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    brilliant!!! now THAT’S outside the box thinking

  22. July 6, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for this info I’ve been working on it already. I feel good about the response.

    Hope to see more of the tricks… ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. July 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Hey Matt, thanks for the new twist on what you had shared before on back links. I was wondering what you thought about “no-follow” links as they are most common. I know they are not supposed to carry the same weight but are they worth getting? My testing has been minimal and hasn’t showed much benefit.

    Thanks, Michael

  24. July 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Thank for this matt, i just wondering about the PR when i enter in a forum PR 5 and it come to PR 0 when i submit a reply. do this count as PR 5?
    Cheers

  25. July 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    This is worth gold. Great techniques as always. Do I have to pay for this ๐Ÿ™‚

    Trevor

  26. July 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Matt,
    This is a very effective technique that you shared with us. I started implementing it just a couple of weeks ago, and I am looking forward to seeing results soon.
    Regarding the relevancy of the links, I agree with you. It would certainly be great if all your links could be relevant to your subject, but that just happens in utopia, or webtopia, right? Links are links after all, relevant or not. And they add up to your site’s PR.
    Thnx again for sharing.
    Ciao,
    Jorge R.

  27. July 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    What followup do you do to make sure the backlink post is noticed by google.

    Paul

  28. Santhosh's Gravatar Santhosh
    July 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Another great video and thanks for that! I think I can create a mini course on link building strategies you have been giving for free and make a money making course out of it!

  29. mike's Gravatar mike
    July 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    ultimate! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great tips, Iv taken several seo related courses,
    and I must tell ur course that I got along with rapidrewritter is one hell of a gem!
    ur course beats many bigwigs (TG ๐Ÿ˜‰ easily.
    Keep up the great work!

  30. July 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for these great tips, Matt, I would never have thought of going to .gov and .edu sites of foreign countries. But I’ll be working on some foreign language backlinks tomorrow! Thanks for posting something new and useful instead of the same old boring stuff.

  31. July 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Matt, your share a awesome info and tutorial video here.
    i’ll try this method to SEO my site.

    Thanks,
    Jerry

  32. July 6, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Matt, you share an awesome info and tutorial video here.
    I’ll try this method to SEO my site.

    Thanks,
    Jerry

  33. July 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Great info matt, I never thought about building backlinks this way. I can also understand why you say relevant links don’t really matter much. Thanks for the great tip.

  34. July 6, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Matt,
    That is a great little tip. You really emphasized relevancy and I wanted to know what you thought about link farms (FFA) or the resources page style on your site and having your links on pages like that on other sites?

    Thanks
    Bill

  35. Karro's Gravatar Karro
    July 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for a great video. I’ve got your RapidRewriter course and im just about to start with all your backlink techniques. But before I go ahead I just wanted to ask you about IP addresses. Is it important that i get something like Anonymizer to hide my IP address because if I do plenty of backlinks from the one IP address, wont Google pick up on this and penalize your websites?? Also if you do use a software like that, which one do you recommend??

    Many thanks for awesome content,
    Karro

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Karro

    Google can’t see your IP address when you create links, the website owner can, but I don’t think you need to hide your IP unless you are building 1000’s a day.

    Thanks

    Matt

  36. sam's Gravatar sam
    July 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Hey Matt

    Great video, excellent material,

    But for those who might be a bit confused as I was when using the google toolbar, you must go in the options menu on the toolbar then go to tool, which will allow you to turn the translate tool on.

    Nice One
    Thanks

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks for the extra tip there Sam!

    Cheers

    Matt

  37. Mark's Gravatar Mark
    July 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Hey there Matt,

    Great information. Thank you for sharing your SEO strategies with us. I noticed in the video that you checked for do follow links by clicking on something. What was it that you clicked on?

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Mark

    To check if a link is no follow , all you need is a firefox no follow plugin, just google for one.

    Thanks

    Matt

  38. July 6, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I have been in your list for a while now and I must say this is the BEST backlinking strategy you have given away so far. You never stop to amaze me with all the free and awesome techniques and tips.

    Keep the good stuff coming and I am sure glad to be one of your subscribers.

    Cheers

    Paul

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Paul

    Thanks for the great feedback. I am glad you like the stuff I give out. All I ask in return is that you tell people about my blog and free video course. I intend to keep giving out quality as I thinkit sucks how some other marketers just sell stuff to people on their lists and thats all…I don’t think that’s fair.

    Thanks

    Matt

  39. July 7, 2010 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    @ Matt,

    I’ve heard the importance of getting links from edu or gov bodies. Your tips on getting non-us edu/gov link is really excellent. Thank you for sharing.

    Wonderful,
    Jimmy

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Jimmy

    Your welcome and thanks for commenting on the blog.

    Matt

  40. Ken's Gravatar Ken
    July 7, 2010 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Matt,

    This is awesome. I just posted my first link to an Aussie forum. Keep the great tips coming. They are greatly appreciated.

    Ken

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Ken

    Great stuff Ken, keep up the good work

    Thanks

    Matt

  41. July 7, 2010 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    SWEET. Thanks, I am gion iunternational today. Thanks again.

    Your Bloguncle.

  42. investor's Gravatar investor
    July 7, 2010 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    Matt,
    Good info, but you didn’t explain how to get your backlinks in these posts? What do you leave as a comment, and do you translate it to english so you can see the posts? And, how do you enter the backlinks inside the post and get it to stick?

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Investor

    You need to comment in the posts and create the link in your comments using HTML or BBcode.

    Thanks

    Matt

  43. Thomas Shaw's Gravatar Thomas Shaw
    July 7, 2010 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    Matt in your web 2.0 link plan, you have the following
    Squidoo
    Zimbio
    Wordpress
    Wetpaint
    Easy Journal
    My question is this. Are these five the best ranking, hence they are at the top of your plan, or is there another reason.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Thomas

    I find these ones to be good, but really with Web 2.0 you have to test and see what ones work the best.

    Thanks

    Matt

  44. July 7, 2010 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    Useful information. Helped me figure out few things. Keep up the good work.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Tony

    Your welcome

    Thanks

    Matt

  45. July 7, 2010 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    hey Matt

    thanks for that great video in all the great content. you are right about the backlinks methods. when it comes to build backlink a lot of people don’t know how to do it right., so the go ahead and teaching others how to do it. too. so you know the outcome. I hope that others have the chance to learn from that video. great stuff my friend

    pierre

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Pierre

    Thanks for the comment and glad you liked the backlink trick video!

    Thanks

    Matt

  46. July 7, 2010 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    lovely tips i’m trying to create good back-links for a friends site and this is very helpful way of doing it if you target the same keyword say
    online golf store in each post or would you vary them or doesn’t it matter? whats the max you should do a day to look natural to google?
    very grateful for your help.and follow all your ways.kep up the great work..

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Robbo

    I would only worry about varying the anchor text when you are building in the 1000’s of links, and as for the speed, you can build 100’s a day, just make sure you keep it consistent…but even then you can have a period of accelerated link building and then ease off and it’s fine.

    Thanks

    Matt

  47. July 7, 2010 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    This was AWESOME!! Thanks Matt!! I’m awestruck at how simple this whole process seems as well—

    I’m curious though, do u have a recommended amount of back links to get for a site?

    Meaning, would getting two .gov and 2 .edu (all w/ good page ranks) be a good start… of if you do 10 would that make a big difference? Is there a saturation point w/ getting back links such as this?

    Thanks again!!!
    u ROCK!!!

    Lance

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Lance

    I don’t have any set number of backlinks that I get, edu or otherwise, I just build until I get the rankings. Just remember to try and surround your links with content where ever possible, as this helps rankings.

    Hope that helps

    Matt

  48. July 7, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    matt,

    Thanks for the high-quality content. Can’t believe you do it for free!

    Best,
    Howard

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Howard

    You are welcome, and like I said to someone earlier, the only thing I ask in return for my free stuff is that you tell people about my blog and video course.

    Thanks

    Matt

  49. Timothy's Gravatar Timothy
    July 7, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Hey, this is some great info. I am a newbie with only five sites now. I will try this for sure.

  50. Jeremy's Gravatar Jeremy
    July 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    Great tip. With these Vietnamese websites/forums, did you register yourself first before you posted? I’m presuming so.

    thanks
    Jeremy

  51. July 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! I have never heard of anything like this, so it’s definitely a technique I’d be willing to try. I’m just curious where you got the information about the location diversity having an impact. I’m also curious how large of an impact this would have.

    My only other concern is that it seems a little shady. It’s adding to the already large sea of non-genuine content. The last thing I want to see at a forum I frequent is some foreigner that isn’t participating in any real discussions posting links to a website that isn’t even in my language.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey David

    Yes this technique is a little shady, as we are just commenting to get a link, but these thing work and if you want to compete sometimes you have to do things like this. Good question though.

    Thanks

    Matt

  52. July 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    This is really neat. I guess finding high PR sites to get links from doesn’t have to be a mystery huh? I was able to place some links on Edu websites a couple of times and it can really push your site over the edge if it is on page 2 of Google.

  53. July 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the video, good tip.

    One question about hurting search engine ranking. According to my experience if my link building is not gradual (if I do it occasionally when I am in the mood) then I don’t do anything for weeks, it can hurt my rankings.
    What do you think of that?

    Cheers,
    Csaba

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Csaba

    I don’t think that not building links for a few weeks is hurting your rankings, what will be happening is that
    someone else is over taking you and that is why you drop, but its not a Google penalty.

    Keep up the good work

    Thanks

    Matt

  54. July 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Superb trick Matt. Thanks.
    Am spreading the word like you asked.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks Jay!!

  55. Karen Perese's Gravatar Karen Perese
    July 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I just watched and listened to your second seminar for CWS Matt, man my learning has gone leaps and bounds, totally understand linking now wicked strategies!! Awesome content, again yay!! Does anyone say yay anymore? Great learning!! Cheers Matt

  56. July 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I am not sure if you received my comment.

    I wonder if it can hurt my page rank if I build links on an occasional basis. That means sometimes many links, sometimes nothing for weeks when I am not in the mood. This cause bursts in the link building process. Is this no problem?

    Cheers,
    Csaba

  57. July 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Jackpot!! Thanks so much for the excellent tip. This will actually make those boring backlinking tasks more interesting; a bit like hunting for buried treasure. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for your generosity in sharing such valuable information.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Sara

    Yeah it does make it a bit more fun!! Like you said it’s hunting for treasure

    Cheers

    Matt

  58. July 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, Matt. I overlooked your reply.

    Thanks, Csaba

  59. Dmitriy's Gravatar Dmitriy
    July 8, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    dude I LOVE U translate that in any language you want

  60. July 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for sharing your new backlinking trick, It will sure make building links much fun.

  61. July 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the video. I was always worried that google finds links from a bad neighbor hood pointing to my website.

    Cheers

  62. Anita's Gravatar Anita
    July 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Matt,

    Do you have some kind of Check list to do all of your backlinking ?

    Bye the Way….GREAT Video!……THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!

  63. July 11, 2010 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    Good strategy however you did not really answer Investors question. Do you simply leave your comment in your own language? Even if you do not understand what they are talking about?

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Troy

    Yes I just leave it in English even if it makes no sense

    Thanks

    Matt

  64. July 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt

    Great video.
    Adam Short over at NPC3 states in esscence that PR being equal, a link directly related to your topic is best, followed by a link more generrly related followed by a non- related link.

    So if you had a site about blue fish, a link from another blue fish would be best, followed by a link from a site about fish, followed by any other non realted link.

    Paul

  65. Troy Foote's Gravatar Troy Foote
    July 12, 2010 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Great. Thanks Matt.

  66. July 12, 2010 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    Hey matt,

    Big fan of your work and I really admire you for how you help newbies like myself startup a website and build traffic and I just want to thank you for that and please continue doing this mate. http://www.newsandtipsonline.com is my website and the sites’ making so much progress thanks to you. Once again I say thanks a alot!

  67. July 12, 2010 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    Fantastic back linking tip. I will be going some today. Thank you.

  68. Lyn's Gravatar Lyn
    July 12, 2010 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Wow, invaluable advice! Explodes a few myths about looking for similar themed sites too. Thanks

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