Google loves backlinks, backlinks show the relevance of a webpage to the internet. The more backlinks a web page has, the more relevant Google thinks it to be and the higher it ranks. But there is more to this statement; Google will give more preference to a web page with high quality backlinks to one with millions of low quality backlinks. Some sites like Tumblr, Google+ and LinkedIn are respected by Google, and so getting a dofollow backlink from such sites will mean a lot for your webpage. But the problem is that most of these sites know this and have made all their external links nofollow.
I have found a way to obtain a dofollow backlinks from such sites and I want to share it with you here. Google will definitely take your site/blog more seriously if you can obtain a dofollow backlinks from Google+, LinkedIn and Tumblr. So lets get started and see how we can obtain a dofollow backlinks from such sites.
How to obtain quality backlinks from Google+, LinkedIn and Tumblr
First download and install a Firefox plugin called ‘Nofollow” here. What this plugin does is to highlight links in a page according to nofollow/dofollow status. Restart your Firefox, right click on your mouse to reveal dofollow and nofollow links, while grey-ash color is dofollow, pink-colored links are nofollow. Now I am going to discuss how you can get a dofollow backlinks from each social network separately.
How to obtain a dofollow backlink from Google +:
Visit Google Plus and sign in to your account, click on ‘Profile’ and choose ‘edit profile’, scroll down towards the end of the page until you see ‘Links’.
Use the “add custom link” to deep-link to your site/blog. Use a post page and use the post’s keyword as your anchor text. Just like I did with ‘LinkedIn Profile URL’ in the image above and save your profile. Now right click on your mouse to confirm this link is a dofollow.
How to obtain a dofollow link from LinkedIn:
Visit LinkedIn and sign in to your account, and click on ‘edit profile’, scroll to the section that says ‘Additional Information’ and click the tiny edit button by its side. Under the section ‘Websites’ there are three places to enter your website details, you can use one to link to your homepage, but I recommend you use the other to deep-link to your blog, so link to your blog’s inner page with a post URL and use your keyword as an anchor text as we did above. See image below for illustration.
Then save changes and right click on your mouse, choose the nofollow option to confirm this link is a dofollow just like the one above.
How to obtain a dofollow backlinks from Tumblr:
I am hoping you already have a tumblr account, else sign up for one immediately. Sign in to your tumblr account, you can check with your nofollow plugin to confirm that all external links are nofollow but we will get a dofollow backlink by the time we are done with this tutorial.
Click on settings on your dashboard, right below your tumblr blog URL you will notice a check box ‘Use a custom domain name’ simply check it and enter your site/blog address and test your domain to confirm. Then click on the save button to save.
Go to you dashboard and verify if the link is not a dofollow pointing to your blog. This way you have obtained a dofollow high quality backlink to your blog.
Now you have successfully been able to obtain high quality dofollow backlinks from Google+, LinkedIn and Tumblr. I hope you find this article interesting enough to share with your friends. Remember to subscribe to my RSS feeds by entering your email on the subscription box below and hitting the ‘subscribe’ button.
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