How to Build Links Without Trying to Build Links | Get HUNDREDS of Links Organically

Link building is one of the hardest things to do in SEO, but it's a necessary evil. If you don't build links, you're not going to rank as high as you want. Now, you don't need the most amount of links, but getting some is helpful, and without any links, it just takes that much longer to get ranking. But there has to be a solution without building links, right? And there is. Today I'm going to teach you how to build links without actually building links.




Ubersuggest is a version of Ahrefs, SEMRush, Moz, all for free.

Now, if you look at it, that tool has built thousands and thousands of links. Actually it's built tens of thousands of links.

And you're probably wondering, hey how is this possible? It's because I gave something away for free that's of value.

In other words, I disrupted the market. Now, with UberSuggest I spent a lot of time and money into it. And you're probably like Neil, I can't end up doing this, there's no way I can spend hundreds and thousands of dollars or millions of dollars creating some tool that my competitors charge for, give it away for free, to build up the links naturally.

And we look at UberSuggest, I didn't have to try to build any links.

It just naturally happened. And this stuff continually happens, I'm getting the links every single month without doing anything, because everyone's just like, it's a great free tool! So, I want to break down how you can replicate that on a budget without spending little to any money.

The first thing you can do is give away a self-assessment tool or discovery tool like a quiz.

Quizzes work, people love them, they link to it all the time. One of my buddies has a quiz that's on if you're going to be on the naughty or nice list for Santa.

He gets thousands of links, he doesn't do anything, it's a simple quiz.

You can use tools like LeadQuizzes to create these quizzes for you.

The next thing you can do is create infographics.

So there's already a lot of popular articles on the web, and when there's a popular article on the web, people are much more likely to link to it, because they already like it, it has shares, it has social proof, it's already amazing.

So, when someone else published an article talked about ten ways to boost your search engine rankings, I can turn that into an infographic through Infogram or Canva, and publish that on my site, and let everyone know who linked to the original article.

Because if someone linked to the original article, why wouldn't they link to a visual version of it that makes it easier on their readers?

The next thing you can do is build a product like UberSuggest without building it.

So there's a site called And what CodeCanyon does is list all these scripts that you can pay a one-time really affordable fee like five dollars, ten, fifteen dollars, to get these tools that you can integrate on your site with very little to no coding experience.

That's how I started out. See, I didn't learn this process by first creating UberSuggest.

Back in the day, I bought an SEO script that helped people analyze their site and I paid less than a hundred bucks for the script, I put it on, that was the most popular visited page on my site.

Because people we're like 'oh wow, this script teaches me how to improve my SEO.'

All from a simple, free, technically not free, but a really affordable base script. And you don't have to just look at CodeCanyon, you can google scripts for anything.

SEO, mortgage calculator. Any industry, weight loss calculator. Every single industry has different scripts, that's a great way to get that link juice flowing, because people will naturally link to stuff that solves their problems.

They don't have to read. Few buttons, it gives them the solution right then and there.

And last but not least, you got to promote.

Even if you're not trying to build links, that's okay. But promote. Every time I release a new feature, I try to push it on Product Hunt.

I try to share it on Twitter. I try to share it on Facebook. I try to tell people on Instagram. I'll create videos on it. I'll go live. Do whatever you can to promote.

If you have to tell people, knock on doors, email them, do whatever it takes. Because when you create that noise, you'll get more users, you'll get that word-of-mouth effect, and then people really start linking to you without you doing much.

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    32 Responses to How to Build Links Without Trying to Build Links | Get HUNDREDS of Links Organically

    1. Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

      Have you ever acquired any backlinks without having to email anyone, or even try acquiring backlinks? Tell me in the comments.

      • Jithendar Dharmapuri September 7, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

        Yes!! I agree great content can get free organic links and mentions.

      • Md Afzal Hossain September 7, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

        I acquired backlink by making a simple wp plugin

      • Subhrajyoti Mahato September 8, 2019 at 3:17 am #

        I mailed so many people. But I got only one link. What can I do

      • Mac Blogster September 8, 2019 at 9:30 pm #

        @Jithendar Dharmapuri I agree. I got backlinks because of the content I created. I’m a blogger & create informational content. People google or look on Pinterest and find my content. Then link to it if they think it’s interesting.

    2. PUBG TV ASIA September 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

      You’re the best…I want you to be my Mentor…I’m learning so much from you…

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm #


    3. Dominus Markham September 7, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

      Thanks Neil, excellent value info, cheers buddy

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

        You are very welcome!

    4. Яхья Торшхоев September 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

      love your videos, you are just bookmark to return and get some inspiration.

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

        Thanks so much!

    5. Barbie Figueroa September 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

      Tip #3 was PURE GOLD!!! Awesome Neil!!

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

        Thanks, Barbie! Glad you found it helpful 🙂

    6. Nono L September 7, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

      Love your videos Neil Patel! Helps a lot!

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:15 pm #


      • Nono L September 7, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

        @Neil Patel I’m actually following courses in digital marketing and came across your site on SEO. That really helped me to understand what it was all about!

    7. Riddhish Chaudhari September 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

      It’s a great video sir… Really loved it!

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:16 pm #

        Thanks so much!

    8. Junaid Raza September 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you!
      That’s all true and it works. Maybe, I will sooner start creating personal development related quizzes.

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

        You are very welcome!

    9. Mr Kherra September 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

      Thank u so much guru learned a lot to u. Now m working successfully as digital marketer thank u Neil sir.

      • Neil Patel September 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

        You are very welcome!

    10. Dan Tetreault September 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

      Code canyon! Got it!

    11. Sutapa Mazumdar September 7, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

      I learned something new from this video. Thanks for sharing!

      • Neil Patel September 8, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

        Happy to help!

    12. dannimac September 8, 2019 at 3:18 am #

      This is SO generous, thank you!! I like contests thru Rafflecopter, Gleam or KingSumo.

      • Neil Patel September 8, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        You are very welcome!

    13. Yordan Dyakov September 8, 2019 at 6:40 am #

      Neil , I really like this video. You recycle your content like a master in his craft

      • Neil Patel September 8, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

        Thanks, Yordan 🙂

    14. Soraya Ahda September 8, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

      I never knew about tips #3.. Very very great information in five minutes!

    15. Alex Zubarev September 8, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

      yeah …. SEO could be tricky

    16. Faheem ud Din September 8, 2019 at 8:16 pm #

      Hey Neil, A quick question. How do you come up with new stuff (video ideas) every single day? Make a vide on that too.

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