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How To Get Powerful Backlinks From Sites That Seem Impossible To Build Links On

By Chris Lee 129 comments

If you’re an SEO, you know that it’s almost impossible to get backlinks on these types of websites:

  • EDU sites
  • Career sites and job boards
  • Government sites
  • Organizations
  • Leagues
  • Associations
  • Websites of big companies and corporations

They usually have massive backlink profiles, and getting a single link can really affect your site’s search traffic.

But it’s seemingly impossible to consistently get links from these kinds of sites, especially for free.

They have a lot of gatekeepers, there aren’t many link building opportunities, and they are very careful about who they link out to.

Well recently, I’ve been trying out something new, and it’s been working like gangbusters πŸ™‚

And today, I’m going to do a quick write-up to teach you exactly how you can copy it for your own sites.


Let’s dive in!

The Spotlight Outreach Angle

The beauty of this method is that the main target prospects are giant authorities.

Sites like large organizations, official leagues, career sites, job boards, edu sites, etc.

They usually have huge backlink profiles, and a ton of authority built up on their domains.

Most outreach strategies like broken link building, or just simply asking for a link on one of their relevant pages, wouldn’t really work when targeting these kinds of prospects.

But this strategy has been working very, very well.

How It Works

The reason that this strategy works so well is because we’re not asking for anything.

We’re not asking for a link or a share.

Instead, we’re ONLY asking them if we can help them.


By pitching to give them an interview where you can teach their audience about your career field.

Basically, you’re asking if you can do a career spotlight for them.

Now this is the part where it gets a little grey hat and may make some people feel uncomfortable about using this strategy.

Because a lot of the time, we’re not actually going to be working professionals in the field, and just be site owners who are targeting that specific niche.

But that doesn’t mean that we’re going to just give them nonsense answers for the sake of a backlink.

We’ll have to do the necessary research to give them an accurate, high-quality interview.

Here’s how it looks in action

This is a little tough to explain so I’m going to show you how it works with a real-life example.

First, you need an author persona for your site

An author persona is essentially a made up author who you choose to be the face for your website.

Some people feel uncomfortable with using personas. I think it’s completely fine as long as your site isn’t in more serious topics like law or medicine.

Think of a name and a profession (what professionals in your niche are typically called).

For example, fitness trainer for a health and fitness blog.

Or a fisherman for a fishing blog.

Or a stunt driver for a movies/entertainment blog (hint hint… A lot of people email me saying it’s impossible to build links to viral style movie/entertainment sites. Well, here’s a unique strategy you can try out).

The key here is, there are a lot of different angles that will work for most niches out there.

If you’re an actual professional working in the field, then there’s no need to create an author persona and you can represent your blog as yourself.

Second, create a custom email address

Create a new email address for your persona using your domain.

If your persona’s name is Joe Smith, just make something like [email protected]

You can use gmail or other public services, but I like sticking with custom domain emails.

This is the address you will use to do your outreach.

Next, you need your list of prospects.

I’m not going to list any specific sites here since I don’t want thousands of people going after the same prospects.

You can start by doing searches for things like job boards, career websites, career spotlights, careers interviews, career advice, college advice, education careers, etc.

And then go further and do niche specific searches.

For example, if I were in the swimming niche, I would search for swimming blogs, organizations, leagues, associations, clubs, and scholarship and awards websites that I could reach out to.

There are a ton of possibilities.

Next, you need to find their contact info and reach out to them

Here’s the pitch that I’ve been using:


My name is [NAME] and I’m a professional [CAREER POSITION] and also the founder of a [YOUR NICHE] website, [YOUR WEBSITE URL].

I was wondering if you would open to accepting an interview or guest post with me. I would love to share my experiences working as a [CAREER POSITION], and what it takes to make it in this industry.

I don’t see much information about this on the web, and it would be great to share my knowledge with your readers.

Please let me know anytime you are looking for submissions, and what I would need to do to be considered.

Thank you very much.


It’s simple, but it works very well.

I’m not asking for anything. I just want to share my story with them and help the readers on their site!

For me, I was mainly targeting big career and education sites with a lot of employees, so the process took a little longer than other outreach link building campaigns.

Usually going back and forth discussing the new post will take a few weeks, and then another week or two to get it written, edited, and published.

That doesn’t mean more work. It just means longer wait times between emails.

But although it takes a little longer, the link is more than worth it.

Your first response will typically be something like this…

first reply

And then gets handed off to a writer/editor.

outreach response

And a few back and forths later…

reponse 2

response 3

I answered a few questions, sent it back, AAAAND…

We got ourselves a link on a giant corporate website!

That was it.

Just a few email exchanges, and answering a couple of questions.

Massive authority. Link built.

How easy was that?

Where do we add in our link in the interview answers?

The cool thing about this outreach strategy is that the content you’re submitting to them will mainly be in the first person.

It’s about you. You’re the center focus of the article.

That makes it really easy (and natural) to add in a link to your site.

Usually, I’ll simply just mention that I run a website on the side and input my URL that way.

Why this strategy is so awesome

With other outreach strategies, like broken link building, you’ll come across a lot of weak prospects.

Links might be easier (and faster) to build, but they won’t always be from powerful sites with a lot of authority.

The great thing about this strategy is that, more often than not, your prospects will have huge backlink profiles.

Because the type of sites we’re going after are organizations, leagues, and career and education sites, they’ll usually have thousands of strong links pointed at them from other high authority sites like government websites, organizations, and other big companies.

= super powerful backlink πŸ™‚

A single link can really impact your site, and noticeably increase your authority and search traffic.

The site in the conversation I showed in this post had a DA over 80!

The link was for one of my older niche sites.

I built just two links to the site using this strategy.

And the following 2 months after it, my search traffic rose 46%!

search traffic increase after using spotlight link building

Just two links! That’s it…

Before that, the site hadn’t been touched in nearly a year.

If there ever was a clear example of quality over quantity when link building, this is it.

The funny thing is that, despite the big spike in search traffic, my rankings for my main keywords didn’t move at all.

It was all long-tail traffic that increased, due to the authority added from the links.


Yes, this outreach strategy does take a little longer.

But it’s one of the most successful link building campaigns I’ve ever done. Not in the quantity of links, but in the overall success rate and the sheer power of each link built.

What’s awesome about it is that you’re helping them in the process. You’re giving them high quality content, and sharing great information with their readers.

It’s tough to get responses from the type of prospects we’re targeting when all you’re doing is just asking for links from their site.

They have a lot of gatekeepers, and either ignore or decline most SEO-related inquiries they receive.

If I had done the same thing and asked if they could link to my new guide from one of their older posts, I doubt I would have received many responses.

But by offering to share my own insights and experiences with their readers, it was an offer they could consider and accept.

Of course, the best case scenario is if you actually are an active working professional in the field.

But for most niches out there, using an author persona will work perfectly fine, since most of the interview questions are quite generalized and can be answered with research.

I had 2 goals with this blog post.

1. To share with you a link building strategy that was working well for me recently.
2. To open your eyes to the different possibilities and versatility of outreach link building.

You shouldn’t always feel like you need to copy outreach templates word for word.

A lot of students in my SEO & niche site course email me frustrated that they haven’t been having a lot of success with their outreach link building.

When I ask them to show me the emails they’ve been using, they’re word-for-word the templates and scripts that I provide in the course.

I’m not saying that that’s bad. Scripts are created because they work.

But outreach link building is a lot easier (and you get a lot better at it) once you learn how to be versatile with them.

Think about it. Each niche is different. Each niche presents new opportunities for different angles that you can try out.

Someone who realizes they can use their creativity to come up with more effective variations is going to be much more successful than the person going word-for-word copy and pasting.

And as you get more experienced, you’re going to be able to better determine which strategy, and angle, will work best for your target niche.

Take a commonly known strategy, and see if you can customize it toward specific industries.

With the dozens of popularly used link building strategies out there, combined with the hundreds of different niches you can use them for, there is a lot of opportunity to try new and creative angles.

P.S. What do you think of this strategy?

I spend a lot of time thinking about, and testing out different backlinking strategies, both black and white hat.

Do you want to hear more about them in future blog posts?

Let me know in the comments below πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading.

Leave a Reply


  • Reply myschooltrick

    Wow!!!! This is great and simple. I believe its gonna work out to get link from authority site. Even if you get rejected by one site admin, you can easily send request to many others to get links. Thanks for this.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks for reading! Glad you liked it.

  • Reply Mario

    Will try this method! What are some example of email subject headlines you used? Just for inspiration.


    • Reply Chris Lee

      Hey Mario. I’ve just been using simple headlines like “Interview Inquiry” or “Interview Request”.

  • Reply Austin

    Love this strategy, Chris. Definitely a little gray-hat but if you add value, it works.

    It’s also extremely interested to get your link inserted, as you mention.

    One question: I’m curious if you tried this tactic on your biggest site, or why it worked better on one of your older sites and not your biggest site? Any insight into why one site is better suited for this type of outreach over the other?

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Yeah, they will all work. But the effects of the links are greater on smaller sites with not much of a link profile to begin with.

  • Reply Maximillian Heth

    Wow, that’s awesome Chris! This will work perfectly for my next SEO project, which will involve ranking a web design / dev site, so inventing personas and doing a bunch of research won’t be really all that necessary. Thanks for sharing! =D

    • Reply Maximillian Heth

      And yes, please keep those tips coming! This one’s brilliant!

      • Reply Chris Lee

        Thanks πŸ˜€

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Awesome! Thanks for reading, Maximillian πŸ™‚

  • Reply Theodore Nwangene

    Long time Chris,

    Good to be here again πŸ™‚

    Coming to your post, I think this is a superb strategy.

    Even though it’ll take a lot time before getting one opportunity but, its indeed worth all the efforts because, one such link can shake a websites search ranking.

    One other strategy I heard recently and think is interesting is “Offering scholarship to university students”. In exchange, you get lots of articles and links from the university website, don’t know if you’ve heard about that before?

    Thanks for sharing Chris, and happy new week.

    BTW: I sent you an email few hours ago, don’t don’t know if you saw it?

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Hey Theodore! Great to see you here πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I’ve heard of the scholarship strategy. It’s actually one of the strategies I recommended when I was working at my old SEO job, but never ended up actually pursuing it.

      It’s interesting, but of course it does cost a lot of money to build say a dozen links.

      I got your email. Sorry for the late response. Inbox has been swamped lately πŸ™

  • Reply brian

    interesting but kind of sketchy posing as having professional experience. Do anyone of them ask for your linkedin profile ?

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks for reading, Brian! Nope, so far nobody has asked for any linkedin profile.

    • Reply Theodore Nwangene

      OK Chris,

      Thanks a lot. I’ll be looking forward for your response.

      Right now, what I’m finding difficult is hiring writers and a VA.

      Its not easy man.

      I also wanted to know something…..

      Every article you got from your writers must be 100% original right?

      • Reply Chris Lee

        Yes, of course! They must be original.

  • Reply Jacob Merkley

    Awesome article. Thanks Chis! I can’t wait to try out this new tactic. This is a great tactic, that compliments the other link building tactics from your SEO Niche Site Course (I loved the course by the way). Thanks for all you do to provide great quality information for niche site builders.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Jacob πŸ™‚ I appreciate it.

  • Reply Dennies John

    Hey Chris,

    Awesome post.

    Would you mind sharing a single example site where these kind of guest posts or interviews are accepted ?

    Just for making it more clear.


    • Reply Chris Lee

      I’d rather not list any specific sites.

      They’re not very hard to find, though πŸ™‚

      If I were to list one here, I would literally only need to do a single Google search and list any of the sites on there.

  • Reply Pradip Singha

    Hello Chris,
    Nice to see an awesome strategy working for you and hope for me also!
    I am going to use this technique for my niche sites and share the result with you personally.

    One thing i’ve seen that outreach scripts with personal attachment is get better result. The more the person know you the better conversion you had! πŸ™‚ Good luck buddy πŸ™‚

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Definitely! Thanks Pradip!

  • Reply Mark G.

    Hey Chris, nice article. Please continue with the link strategies.

    So, you are saying that the career angle could be used with most niches? What about the career niches themselves? It seems like the first couple of spots on google are often take by edu or government sites, but the information is usually dry and less than spectacular. It seems like if you could at least get on the first page, plus all the long-tails, you could still do well. Do you think a site should target only one kind of career, or could each profession be a niche within a larger career site? Thanks

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Mark!

      Yup, you could definitely go with a site based on a single career. It would largely depend on how large the individual niche is, and the search traffic potential.

  • Reply Rehman

    Thanks Chris showing us simple but very effective method. I wanna give a try this.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Cool! Thanks for reading Rehman!

  • Reply Prince Molak

    Hello Chris, Outreach still remains one of the best way to build backlinks, but I will rather stick with GSA and Pbn, the stress of sending outreach mails is enough to build real links that will get me on Google

    • Reply Chris Lee

      That’s cool πŸ™‚ Good to see you here, Prince!

  • Reply Sarah

    Brilliant post, Chris! Thank you for sharing your tips with the rest of us. Pure gold.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Reply CJ From ImproSelf

    Chris, back again with the awesome content!

    I’m definitely going to have to try this method.

    keep up the great work


    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks CJ!

  • Reply Jessica Parla

    Thank you Chris for another great link building strategy. You keep emphasizing that it’s the quality of the backlinks, not the quantity of them and that’s why I rarely use fiverr.

    I think the way this strategy works best is how to find the authority websites in your fields which could have best chances to link external sites. That would be quite a lot researches to do.

    Also, the gender of the author persona could be a factor for different fields. For examples, you would need a girl’s name if your website is about facial essential lotions. Just my two cents for this strategy.

    Thank you, Chris and please keep up the good work and we really appreciate it.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Excellent point about user personas Jessica! Definitely πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ann Katelyn

    Hi Chris,

    I’m using the guest posting method and it works like a charm.


    • Reply Chris Lee

      Awesome, Ann πŸ™‚

  • Reply Raffy Pedrajita

    This is a ninja tactic haha! But it works.. Great Chris!

    I got inspired again and will implement a similar way of doing it for a technology blog site.

    All the best!

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Haha, thanks Raffy!

  • Reply Terry Jenkins

    Thank you for this excellent strategy Chris. It is not very often these days I get my mental juices flowing from reading about new strategies, but this one has my brain working overtime with all sorts of possibilities.

    I am looking forward to implementing them on my latest venture and 1 or 2 of my established ones also.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thank you Terry! Glad to hear that hehe πŸ™‚

  • Reply Naij Anthony

    Chris?????? I have had success using this same strategy on my rafting niche site and was happy i knew a secret no one else was talking about until today.. Chris why?

    Anyway, Great one… I will have to think out of d box again for another strategy for my niche sites in the popular circle.. **Cheers**

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Haha awesome πŸ™‚

      That’s cool that you were doing this as well.

      Glad to hear that it’s been working so well for you too!

  • Reply john

    wow just wow, it put me in an imagination-possibilities drive mode or whatever haha.. Chris youre really a christ.. thanks a lot for this

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Haha, thanks John! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply Robert

    Really enjoyed the method you showed Chris. Looking forward to more of these kind of posts.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Glad you liked it Robert! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  • Reply Oleg Segal

    Hey Chris. Gold post as always.

    You are right when saying you should test different LB techniques and find something which working.

    And what you did in this case – you made some typical sale! You found out what is the demand and motivation of those authorities and gave it to them.

    Different types of potential LB targets have different demand. In my niche I found Broken Link Building is almost doesn’t work. Because pointing to broken links is not enough valuable to them.

    Instead simple “Lazy method” (“hey link to my epic post because it’s so epic”) works even better than BLB.

    I will try to use this method you described here with tailoring to my niche!

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Cool! Good points Oleg. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply Faraz Jafari

    Thanks again Chris.

    Building links is probably the hardest part for me..

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks for reading Faraz!

  • Reply Jeanne

    Thanks for this extremely informative post, Chris! I’ll make sure to try this out next time. Back when I was doing link building for my previous site, I actually did the broken link building method and to my surprise, it worked. A couple of months later, I just realized that at least three .edu sites linked back to me. Haha.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      That’s awesome Jeanne!

  • Reply Mohamed

    What if my not niche site , i mean i have posts on education , health , sports and kitchen niches and others .

    How i will expert in all this niches in their eyes

    and what is the best outreach email in this case , i think your email is work in niche sites not with the kind of my site .

    • Reply Chris Lee

      I think you can just use your creativity there and create multiple user personas (one for each topic on your site).

      e.g. I’m a writer at [url], where I share my thoughts on the best kitchen appliances πŸ™‚

  • Reply IGU Meerpur

    Hello Chris,
    I read your blog post and it will help me to build backlinks in a right way thanks for sharing such a wonderful post.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  • Reply Colatina

    Chris, very good, their backlinks tips are excellent.

    I managed to create link in the Wikipedia, Google’s relevance?

  • Reply Bahasa

    Out of the box! Briliant!

    Thank you Chris..

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Bahasa!

  • Reply David Gonzalez

    Impressive stuff Chris. You are a master of outreach white hat link building πŸ™‚

    I recently applied some tips from your blog, plus some tips from the guys over at Authority Hacker, and I’ve gotten 5-6 35+ DA guest posts this month.

    Your advice definitely helped a lot. Thanks

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Wow David! That’s awesome to hear πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Jeremy

    Would definitely kill a link from a wiki article!

    • Reply Chris Lee


  • Reply Paul

    Hey Chris,

    Just sent 10 emails with this template. Hoping to send 90 more tonight. Thanks and I’ll keep you posted on my results.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Awesome, Paul! Love to hear you’re taking action on it. Keep me posted πŸ™‚

    • Reply David

      Hi Paul
      Interested to know how your 100 emails went using the outreach to large sites went for getting backlinks

  • Reply TechProvider

    Really helpful information for me. Thanks for giving such a nice information. Let me try this. Thanks Chris.

    • Reply Chris Lee


  • Reply Michel

    link building is not easy. especially one get tempted often after seeing other ranking higher than you by buying links. I have resisted this temptation so far. But guest posts are not easy to come by. Thanks for sharing this tip

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Michel!

  • Reply Shree

    Nice information. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Shree!

  • Reply Naveed A. Khan

    Thanks mate it seems very useful.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks for reading Naveed!

  • Reply Pete

    thank you a lot Chris Lee. I think i must take all my strategies into consideration after reading this.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks for reading Pete!

  • Reply stanley

    great post thanks

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Stanley πŸ™‚

  • Reply Francis Quarshie

    Hi Chris,

    Good read. Short and simple. Outreach has been one of the difficult link building technique for me to use. I think it’s about time I give it a try now.

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Reply Chris Lee

      Nice πŸ™‚ Thanks Francis. Let me know how it goes.

  • Reply Smash Your Web


    Thank you for your contents on this..
    I have created some quality back-links.
    Thanks Again πŸ™‚

    • Reply Chris Lee


  • Reply Emmerey Rose

    Amazing Chris! It’s definitely hard to land a link on those pages. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing! But I was wondering, does it have a big difference compared to when you reach out to bloggers and influencers?

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Emmerey! Yeah, definitely. These won’t really work unless they are a blog that features people like this. I guess for bloggers and influencers something similar would be podcast interviews or just written interview questions featuring you and your career field.

  • Reply Anand Petlover

    Hey chris..
    Another awesome article from you. I always find something new from your post. Surely i will apply these techniques in my personal blog.

    thanks for awesome work, keep up!


    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thank you Anand!

  • Reply Ndifreke Atauyo

    Thanks for sharing such a great insight into getting backlinks from authority websites and I will take an action and contact many. This is really helpful and useful great content.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks a lot Ndifreke.

  • Reply Ankit Main

    Hi Chris,
    It’s an awesome article about building links and seems very legit yet simple than other methods. Pitching for being interviewed is a bit difficult but not impossible.
    I will definitely use this technique.
    BTW, thanks for helping through this post.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thank you Ankit! Glad you liked it.

  • Reply Francis @Mybread Money

    Great article, Chris! And yes. I will ready anything and everything you have to say about this topic. Please share more. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thank you Francis πŸ™‚ Appreciate that.

  • Reply Justin Gesso

    Chris, you’ve really caught my attention…your content is really exceptional.

    In terms of building backlinks, what are your thoughts on press releases?

    Assuming cost isn’t an issue, press releases push blurbs out to hundreds of sites and are oftentimes picked up by big news sites such as Yahoo and AOL. One considerations is the content is duplicated across all of these sites, so I’m not sure if that’s a factor or not.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Press releases aren’t worth it unless you’re going to be able to get a wave of coverage from big blogs.

  • Reply Delwar Jahan

    Although this will take sometime to adopt, but I think this is a great way to build quality link. Thank you for the explanation.

    If you can’t win with quantity, build some quality links.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Definitely quality over quality.

  • Reply Furquah

    Great post, I just tell you, I was not aware about this method.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks for reading Furquah πŸ™‚

  • Reply Backlinkfy

    Nice work Chris, I’ve always found the broken link strategy to work best when you focus on content posted on sites that have evergreen content. These sites are frequently updated which gives search engines a chance to crawl them often. Outreach links also help with building relationships with the sites you want links from, which also makes it easy to gain more backlinks in the future from the same site, yes it might be time consuming but it’s on of the best strategies that will never go out of style.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Awesome tips!!

  • Reply Sadiquzzaman Sadik

    Thanks Chris, to give devilry another great post.Now a days quality links and possible maintain relevancy give ranking it seems.outreach strategy
    is though little longer but it more beneficial for quality link.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      I appreciate you reading, Sadiquzzaman!

  • Reply Virginia Nakitari

    Amazing. This is such a powerful strategy. I thought it was impossible to get backlinks from EDU and Gov. sites. Thank you for opening my eyes to this awesome idea.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Glad it was helpful.

  • Reply Rob

    Thanks for this . It all seems so simple but I guess many of the best ideas are just that .

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Rob πŸ™‚

  • Reply Andy @ appnaz

    Thank you a lot, Chris.
    This really change my strategies. It really helped.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Glad to hear that, Andy! Thanks for reading.

  • Reply Gautam Nagraj

    wow, it’s tremendous article about link building, got much knowledge, but what about coupons based website, hence coupon based websites doesn’t have any long articles like niche blog has it just shows coupons, so how can i build links for coupon website.

    thanks for the article πŸ™‚

    • Reply Chris Lee

      You’ll have to create content outside of your regular coupon pages to build links to.

  • Reply Ann

    I have just tried your method but I realize that theory is different from reality. Anyway thanks for your useful information πŸ™‚

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks Ann

  • Reply George_salegame

    It helps me alot please keep sharing. Thank you very much

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Glad to hear that, George!

  • Reply Badawi

    Hi Chris thank you so much for this. I’ve been binging on Rankxl for the past few days. Went from the first articles working my way up and I have to say, oh my…

    This strategy is amazing but quick question, when I was doing outreach for my site, I came across high authority site with very powerful Domain Authority and have asked me to guest post for them however, their traffic numbers are not that good compared to their DA.

    A DA40 website get 1000searches per month or sometimes less. Would you recommend going ahead with it or this kinda thing will actually harm me than doing any good

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Yes, definitely!

  • Reply lois

    Thanks !!

    • Reply Chris Lee


  • Reply Aniekan Essien

    Lovely content Chris! Glad I got to know about your SEO Strategy. I’m a big fan of your 5-lesson SEO course as well. Thanks

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks! Happy to hear that πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nisha Sharma

    Wow, that’s awesome Chris! This will work perfectly for my next SEO project, which will involve ranking a web design / dev site, so inventing personas and doing a bunch of research won’t be really all that necessary. Thanks for sharing

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nisha Sharma

    Long time Chris,

    Good to be here again

    Coming to your post, I think this is a superb strategy.

    Even though it’ll take a lot time before getting one opportunity but, its indeed worth all the efforts because, one such link can shake a websites search ranking.

    One other strategy I heard recently and think is interesting is β€œOffering scholarship to university students”. In exchange, you get lots of articles and links from the university website, don’t know if you’ve heard about that before?

    Thanks for sharing Chris, and happy new week.

    • Reply Chris Lee

      For sure! Thanks for checking it out, Nisha!

  • Reply David

    Hi Chris
    Great information with this post, thank you.
    Just wanted to ask, does the increase in traffic that you receive from the link – is that permanent or a temporary spike in traffic via the new link which then returns to regular numbers afterwards?

    Currently working my way through the tons of valuable info on your site to start building my first authority blog, wordpress academy, Niche sites 101 and all your great posts – there’s so much great stuff to read,
    Thanks Chris

    • Reply Chris Lee

      Thanks David! For links like this, they are usually permanent/long-term.

  • Reply Indrajit Roy

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