Why The Links You’re Building Don’t Bring You Any Traffic (Building High-Quality Backlinks)
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Why The Links You’re Building Don’t Bring You Any Traffic (Building High-Quality Backlinks)

– You’re trying to build backlinks, and when you do get a few
people to link to you, you’re like, hey, my
rankings aren’t going up, and I’m not getting any traffic. Hey, everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today I’m going to share with you why the links you’re
building aren’t bringing you enough traffic, and
what you should do instead. (electronic music) Before we get started,
make sure you subscribe to this channel. That way when we release
more SEO tips like this, you’ll get notified. Quick question for you? How many visitors per
month are you generating from your referral traffic? Is it 500? Is it 1,000, 10,000? Guess how many visitors I’m getting. I’m getting over 300,000
visitors per month just in referral traffic, and the
tactics I’m going to teach you today is going to
help you get more traffic. You’re probably not going to
get the same results as me, but you’ll get way more than
what you’re currently getting. So how did I do this? And how can get similar results? Step one, go take all
your competitor URLs, and put ’em into Ubersuggest. When you put ’em into Ubersuggest, you’ll see the total backlinks
that your competitors have, who’s linking to ’em, their top pages. This will give you a good idea of, hey, who’s linking to ’em? Hey, how much traffic are they getting? Typically the competitors
that are getting more traffic, they’re not just getting it from search. It’s that they have a
lot of backlinks as well, and the sites that are linking to ’em are also driving traffic. Step two, I want you
to click on top pages, and this will show you
the most popular pieces of content on your competitor’s site. Now go back over to your site and see, hey, are any of their top pages related to the piece of content
that I have on my site? Well, if they are, great. Now, step three, I want
you to click view all under their backlink count. On this page, it’ll
show you all the people that are linking to their content. Next step, email them, all the people who are linking to ’em. “Hey John, “I noticed you linked
up X, Y, and Z article. “I have a similar one that just came out, “but mine covered one, two,
and three that theirs didn’t. “Cheers, Neil.” The whole purpose of this is to show, hey, you’re linking to someone
else in the same space, has a similar article, but mine’s better, so that’s why you should link to me. When you do that, what you’ll find is you’re not just getting more backlinks, but you’re getting backlinks
that drive traffic, because if your competitors
are getting a lot of traffic, and those pages are popular, typically those links are also
driving good traffic as well. Step five, I want you to take all your most popular competitors, and put it into the backlinks
report into Ubersuggest. This will show you a laundry list of all the people that are
linking to your competitors. Look for patterns. You’ll start seeing multiple people, multiple sites who are linking to all of your competitors. If you see this same
person over and over again linking to three, four,
five of your competitors, and you hit them up and
ask them to link to you, what do you think’s going to happen? They’re probably going
to be willing to link to you as well, because if someone links to three, or four, or
five of your competitors, why wouldn’t they also
link to you as well? It’s not like they have any bias. They can’t be a competitor, ’cause they’re linking to
all your other competitors, so they should also link to you as well. And by sending them a
similar email discussing how you have the same type of content, you’ll be able to get them
to link to you as well. And when you’re seeing all the people that are linking to your competition, and you’re seeing all the similarities, you also also want to take that URL and type it back into Ubersuggest and look at their traffic overview. If they have more traffic
and you get links from them, they’re going to drive you more traffic than if you type in a URL into Ubersearch and it shows you they have no traffic, and you convince that site to link to you. In other words, you want the sites that have traffic to link to you. You shouldn’t care if a site
that has very little traffic links to you or not, because a site that has very little traffic
isn’t going to do well for you. Follow those tips and
you’re going to notice that not only are your Google
ranking’s going to go up, but you’re also going to be getting more search ad referral traffic. If you need help with
your link building or SEO, check out my ad agency,
Neil Patel Digital. Thank you for watching. If you enjoyed the video, like it, leave a comment below, and I’ll answer it. Share it and subscribe to the channel. Thanks.


  • Neil Patel

    How many visitors per month are you generating from your referral traffic? Is it 500? Is it 1,000, 10,000?

    Tell me your number in the comments.

  • Jagan S

    Dear Neil♥️,

    Can you let me know how to find the trending topic in any niche (eg., fashion) on which I should write an article.

    Thanks a lot in advance!! ♥️

  • Tamlika

    thanks master for always sharing 😇👍🏻

    i'm from I'm from 🇮🇩 Indonesia so far far a way from u but always keep up with your video, please make more videos about grow an account youtube 😌 thank u very much


    Just as i'm sitting in my home office working on building backlinks, I get a notification Neil Patel has uploaded a new video on building backlinks.. what a start to the day 😃

  • Nick Cuttonaro

    Hey Neil! I've officially gone down the rabbit hole into your channel. I remember using Ubersuggest back in the day, it's been a while since I've hit the site. I had no idea you added it to your roster. Looking forward getting on the platform (again!) and can't wait to tell my team about it on Monday. Thanks for another useful + actionable video.

  • Vinit Sharma

    Very informative ..i already start doing that since you launch the new BACKLINK tool. It helps me a lot. Thank you.

  • Shahabuddin Hasan Rasel

    Hey Neil thanks for your another excellent video.
    You were looking cool in black dress more than white.
    Can you please tell me what are secrets you are wearing white now.

  • Clement Yo

    As usual… Very good video Nei. I really need it this Backlink strategy step by step. Really helpful… In the future i will create keyword research using Ubersuggest in Indonesian. Wish me luck bro. Hope can meet you one day… Cheers bro

  • Sam Samo

    Hi Neil, awesome as usual. I am building links for a German website (content is only in German), but the links are from English websites, content and anchor text are also in English, is that ok? or better to use German anchor text in english content?! some experts said that is ok (German anchor text in english content)!! or should I dont make any backlinks for a german website from english website? Thanks a lot for your Help.

  • Himanshu Klk

    Hey neil! If I send email to that person then is he gonna send me email for my article link to put it into his article??

  • Himanshu Klk

    If he will not send me mail to ask me for my article then how I will get a backlink according to your strategy?

  • Ted Rinshed

    Wow, I'm very impressed with Ubbersuggest. It's a great free tool. You must be stealing tons of traffic away from Hrefs.

  • Barbara Clement

    Neil, you are my angel! This is exactly what I was needing! Thanks so much for your amazing videos and for sharing your knowledge! Regards from Buenos Aires!

  • Angry Cat Owner

    Really great avice here, except the part about asking website owners to add backlinks to your site. The site owners always want you to pay for those backlinks. they are never free, plus you just can't email them out of the blue and ask for this, you will be seen as some kind of spammer and will be sent straight to junk mail or ignored competely.

  • BlueB.ch

    Hi neil

    Can you explain how you insert the youtube video on your landing page where you link from your email?

    How is the link that the video opens as lightbox directly after page visit

    Thank you


    It is a great tool for those who are searching for free tools like me. Thank you for providing such a tool for free.

  • Chris D.

    Hello Neil, recently I saw an article saying that Google announced that backlinks won't be taken into account for the SEO !

  • Mohsin Ali

    Sir Neil Patel, you're awesome <3 You made my life. I'm viewing your each video and learning from you. You're my mentor in SEO field. God bless you Sir. Keep it up and God (ALLAH )will surely give you hidden reward to helping people free of cost. Thanks again for such kind of Great tools and step by step Free of cost tips those are $$$ thousands bucks. I only say Jazak'ALLAH

  • Adnilton Alves

    Centenas de Brasileiros não podem ouvir seus vídeos porque NÃO TEM LEGENDAS EM PORTUGUÊS. Conserte isso, Neil Patel

  • Debra Mains

    Every time a gem!!! Neil I love getting your videos every day because I watch every one of them and they are always pure GOLD so thankyou so much all the way from New Zealand I am so new I have to go and figure out how to even put a backlink on my site!! cheers:) Debra from New Zealand

  • Shubham Butola

    1000 approx….
    Sir i wanna to say one thing please dont make ubersuggest paid in future… It is very helpful for us in free tool

  • Hopeton Wilson

    It is easy said than done, some of those top sites are not going to link to you, unless your site is a high authority site or a reputable site.

  • Sumit Kumar Das

    I have one question from this video if any competitor have same type of blog like me so why he exchange link with me.

  • James Scott

    Thanks for this 🙏🏻 quick question… does google penalise if you do outreach and the person reports you to google saying you are asking for a link? Or is it only if the link is paid for?

  • Meher Afshan

    Thanks, but I have started this twenty days ago and did not it yet because I am busy somewhere else, I will do soon, you are here friend!👍

  • Nicola - Business Tips For Success

    Very helpful tips!
    I will use these strategies to improve the quantity of traffic to my company website

  • Manoj Maity

    I think all those blogs that link to others get thousand of email every day requesting to link to theirs. So the possibility is low this way unless you pay them anyway. Is a brand or website mention has any SEO benefits without linking, I want to know?

  • Ibraheem Sherbeeny

    This works because people see Niel Patel the famous guy..in the email sender and they want to make any favor for him… But if you are not Niel Patel… 0.005% will respond you?
    Believe this.. Guest posting now works if u pay money..

  • Tamara Rose

    Thanks for the great advice yet again. I just used this for 3 really good quality backlinks that were just a matter of creating a profile for. My competition figured it out before I did but I'm chasing them down thanks to you my friend.

  • Jesus Norway

    Neil, Ubersuggest is not working like it used to. When I try to use overview / keywords it shows nothing. Zero results. Is it because I'm in Norway? and any chance of a fix please? Many thanks. (Yes I did clear cookies).

  • ツAnonymous

    Neil could you please make a video about how to get more people in Discord, I really need it and I think that a lot of other people also need it. (Btw your content is great! It helps alot!)

  • Smart Space Living

    You didn't include [insert link] after the sentence at 2:00 , "I have a similar one … and theirs didn't. Is that on purpose? In all of your other examples in different vids, you always share the link.

  • Hopeton Wilson

    Re Your Ubersuggest Tool i notice when i try to generate a report in CSV it doesn't show the info in columns, it seems it prints the report in text format even though it is a CSV file. As a result all the data are bundled into 1 which makes it hard to analyse.

  • Subhrajyoti Mahato

    Sir you are the best. Thanks for the amazing information. Your content is always great. I don't like to read books, I bored while reading books but I love to read your every post. Can you help me how can you wrote such great posts?

  • Sarang Pharate

    Can we generate traffic without publishing content?

    Let's say the target audience is community driven and don't believe in content and media we are serving for them an overall platform in this case what is your marketing strategy?

  • Rose Dhessi

    Hey Neil please suggest how to write a good article.. blog post
    .. also if any way to get it written by someone ?

  • Karan Raj Verma

    Thanks for free tool Neil hope you get more traffic than Google one day 😊
    But I have one more request to you please let people comment on your website and make nofollow links or do follow.

  • kislay samir

    How I can stop my keyword on top because it come on 1 and after a week when I check go to down from too….. Please help me


    Is there any ideal no. for making backlinks. Do backlinks increase our site's spam score. How to deal with it ?

  • Nikita Singh

    Hey Neil,
    I am fan of your work, I have gone through every blogs and videos or yours.
    Actually I wanted to ask that is
    Article submissions
    Directory submissions
    Guest post
    These all are powerful methods in 2019 for off page SEO or not?????
    Actually the thing is I am working on some projects where my target is create many more powerful backlinks and currently I am working on these methods the ones I have explained you.
    Please answer me

  • Bao Ng

    man you're incredible, thank god sent you here with us! Could you please include Vietnam into your Ubersuggest app?. I just subcribed!

  • Lizet Flores de Bowen

    I tried it. Went and looked up the first 8 competitors for the keyword I want to rank. Their backlinks were all a one-time thing. Like best Bolivian foods to try, or something similar. If they already have links from my competitors and their post is 2 years old, do you still recommend emailing them with my link?

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