Link Building Tactics for a New Website

If you own a new site, it is very important to have an idea on the right strategy for link building to a new site. Among the very first things you do as a site owner is link building.

First Links to Build: Social Profiles

The very first links that a new site must acquire are social profiles. To name a few, we have Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram. Reddit and the list goes on. These links are natural for any website so get these links first to slowly build trust. Doing this is also necessary to prevent anyone from grabbing your brandname in social media.

social media platforms

Things to Remember Before Starting Link Building

  • On early link building, build links to your homepage.
  • Use the following anchor texts :
    • Branded (yoursitename)
    • Naked (
    • Raw (
    • Generic (Visit site etc)

Learn more about anchor texts on this post : Anchor Text and How to Optimize It

  • Taking it slowly in your link building efforts at the start of your campaign is a safer practice.
  • Plan out your link building by simply using an Excel Spreadsheet and document the URL where you can build link, the metrics of the site link DA and TF and the anchor text you are planning to use. The main point is you have a record of these links that you are planning to acquire and take note when it’s already done.


Actual Link Building Tactics

Content Sites

Getting links from these sites is great for your website because of their high authority within Google. Some of these sites are the following:







Navigate to your profile and look for the option to create a new post.


Write your article using BuzzFeed’s editing tool.


When done, tick the box on the right that says “Suggest for a community feature”


then press “Publish Now”.



Create an Account





Check Email for Activation Link





Write your article using BoredPanda’s Editing tool. 




When done, click publish.


Social Media

As mentioned above, get your very first links from social media sites. Check other training modules intended for this and be sure not to forget to connect your site to your social profiles.

You can start with these sites : Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr.

Blog Commenting

Among the oldest practice in link building is blog commenting. You might have heard negative comments about this practice, but if its done right with the right objective, it could still land you with quality links.

The best practice when blog commenting is to actually provide helpful and relevant comments. It becomes time consuming since you really have to invest time in reading the article, however there’s a benefit in doing so like sending hundreds of visitors on your site.

Learn more about blog commenting on this post : Guide to Blog Commenting


You surely have heard about forums before or you might even be part of one. The important thing is participate in a forum that is relevant to your niche so the link you get becomes relevant.

Below are important points to remember:

  • Be sure the forum is active and not spammed with links.
  • Participate on the forum first by adding a few posts daily or every other day for 2 weeks. This will give an impression to other members and moderators that you are not only after the link.
  • Look for resource thread and check which of those you can replicate (create a resource thread on a topic of your expertise). Then, message the moderator to use your post/thread instead.

Learn more about getting links on forums in this post: Promote your site in Forums


Directories are still a good source of links, however you have to be very careful since there are a lot of bad directories on the internet as we speak and the number keeps growing. Do not just decide base on what other people online suggest. It is best to personally look into the site yourself and use your best judgment if its a good one or not.

Learn more about getting links on directories in this post:  Website Directory Submission