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If you are relatively new to the Internet community, it may seem a daunting task to get free, natural, backlinks to your site. You may understand now how important natural backlinks are towards establishing a solid reputation with search engines, but you are caught in the dilemma of the first-time job seeker. You don’t have the qualifications to attract someone who is interested in you, but the only way to gain those qualifications is to have the working reputation (backlinks) already in place.

So, what do you do? If you were in a tight job market looking only for experienced people and you had no such qualifications, then you might consider getting your experience by volunteering or doing an internship. This is not much different than what you are going to have to do to start generating some viable backlinks that count towards your Internet resume. You will have to do a little upfront work and scout down the backlinks just like you were an eager job seeker with the quandary of having no experience in a job market where all the employers want higher qualifications.


As we mentioned earlier, there is a special attribute that can tell search engines to ignore a link. In fact, search engines and blog communities like WordPress are so afraid of backlink spamming that they automatically put the attribute of rel=nofollow in their templates. This keeps commentators from spamming for the sake of a backlink.

The problem with that approach is that it also keeps genuine people who are marketing their sites from commenting too. So, many community based forums find that the lesser of two evils for them is to switch the nofollow attribute back to a dofollow attribute. Then, they have someone clean up the spam. This allows those commentators with substantial entries that contribute to the community to have their backlink. They are generally called “dofollow” sites, in comparison to nofollow sites.


Yet, knowing that some people are willing to give you a break in the backlink seeking market doesn’t tell you where to go since they are unlikely to advertise this and thus attract spammers. Understanding this predicament, you will have to do some research on the types of websites that might give you some credit with a little work on your end. Luckily, you bought this eBook, and half that battle is done. You will have a leg up from other first-time backlink scouts because we will tell you where to look and how to present yourself to get a decent backlink in less time. Otherwise, you might have ended up getting the door slammed in your face or wasting valuable time.

In the same way that you would not go to an employer that is not hiring and spend inordinate amounts of time trying to get their attention, you will want to focus on websites that basically are ready to work with you. These are the ones that can offer you some backlinks for just a small amount of effort on your part. These are basically those that have established a dofollow capability back into their community forums and websites.

If you were having to actually walk your way towards every referral and ask them if they were a dofollow site, it would take too long to get a list together. However, the power of the Internet is that it allows you to network your way into multiple referrals in a fraction of the time. Bulletin boards and forums are great ways to find information on websites that will give you credit for commenting or contributing to a community. They often post lists of sites and forums that are dofollow and can provide you with an instant marketing contact referral list.

Check out some SEO forums on line. It will save you some time.