One Little Known Secret To Get Backlinks From Authority Sites

by Tory McBroom · 7 comments

get backlinks from authority sitesIf you want to boost your sites ranking in Google then you need backlinks.  There’s no denying that.

Now, anybody can go out and get literally thousands of backlinks a day in the form of profile links, blog comments, etc, but getting backlinks from authority sites is extremely hard, which is why Google gives them so much value.

But, what if I told you there’s a free service that will help you to not only get backlinks from authoritative sites, but get huge exposure for your brand from some of the top sources out there like The New York Times, Mashable, ABC News and so on.

Best of all, anybody can do it!

It’s as simple as signing up as a news source at!  I’ve been using HelpAReporter, also known as HARO, for over a year now and my only regret is not knowing about it sooner.

Basically, HARO works like this:

  1. Sign up to be a source.
  2. After you sign up you can choose which niche(s) you want to receive queries from.  I opted for all the niches since I own sites on various different topics.
  3. That’s it!  Now, you just sit back and wait for the emails to come, which is 3 times a day Monday – Friday.

The emails HARO sends out contain a list of different things that reporters are looking for.  You just have to sift through the list and find a particular topic that you know about or can relate to and respond to the reporter.

Example HARO query

In every case that I have been used as a source the reporter has linked back to my site, which not only gave me some targeted traffic, but I got that coveted link from an authority site!

So, check HARO out!  Sharing your expertise may just land you that big media opportunity or authority backlink that you’ve been looking for!

And in case you’re wondering, I have absolutely no affiliation with HARO at all.  I just wanted to pass this little gem onto you in case you haven’t heard of it.  Enjoy!