Backlink Building: 3 uncommon link building Techniques!

Is backlink building *really* hard?

The answer depends on your Strategy, But I have something entirely different for you.

As one of the highest value components of SEO, link building is a lot more critical than people imagine. The truth is – you can’t enjoy maximum organic traffic without quality backlinks.

The volume is high enough you can hear: Quality over Quantity, even if you are using powerful tools like SEMrush for SEO and Marketing

Linking building is hard, and that’s why it’s still a top-ranking factor. One of the greatest blogging mistakes you should avoid is not building backlinks.

To smooth the way for you, I would show you 3 unique link building techniques you can leverage even if you are a nobody.

Warning: Make sure you read this before your competitors.

So, let’s dive in.

Crowdfund Backlink Building

Crowdfunding link building is when you get a link back to your site for donating a small token to help an organization.

I recently discovered this backlink technique; it’s highly neglected. With just a token of $25 or less, you can get a sweet backlink to your site.

Take a look at this:

You saw it clear. You will get a link back to your site for a little donation of $25. If you have a tiny budget of $250 per month, you can earn 10 free backlinks every month.

How to build links with crowdfunding

The process is pretty simple:

  • Find opportunities
  • Make a donation
  • Get a backlink

It’s easy finding opportunities, but before I proceed, this is the list of crowdfunding sites you can leverage:

  1. GoFundMe
  2. Kickstarter
  3. Indiegogo
  4. Crowdrise
  5. RocketHub
  6. Lending Club
  7. Crowdcube
  8. Ulule
  9. Patreon
  10. AngelList

Make sure you play around to understand how each site operates.

So how do you find crowdfunding opportunities that can earn you backlinks?

First, you can use any of these 2 search terms to find opportunities:

  1. site:[website url] inurl:projects + “link to your”
  2. Site:[website url] inurl:projects +”donor page”

Replace the URL with a specific URL among the 10 listed above.

Let’s use the first search term using ‘Indiegogo URL,’ this is how my final search term looks – ( inurl:projects + “link to your”)


And I found this offer asking that I donate $10 to get a shoutout plus a link to my site.

Backlink Building

That’s super easy right? This technique sounds like the easiest if you are on a meager budget. It requires little-to-no effort.

You should use any of the 2 search terms to find opportunities; I already listed 10 crowdfunding sites you can leverage.

Testimonial Backlink Building Technic

Most Businesses rely on testimonials to build their reputation and increase sales. As they say: ‘The best advertising is done by satisfied customers.’

This serves as an excellent way to grab stress-free backlinks. Take a look at this ahref testimonial/review page; you must have noticed everyone mentioned got their name and URL included.

[ahref testimomial]

The only downside to this strategy is you must be an expert in your niche to get such mention. That is why branding is vital for SEO. Fortunately, there’s a more relaxed approach to leverage even if you are new.

Backlinks building with Testimonials in 4 Steps

Step 1: Make a list of targets

This part should be super smooth; we all have products or services we use and pay for either monthly or yearly.

For me, I use a few SEO tools like Ahref, semrush, Grammarly, KWfinder, and many more.

The point is to make a huge list. Huge list means more free backlinks. Few things to keep in mind while listing your targets:

  • It needs to be a product/service you use
  • It must have existing testimonials
  • The product must be relevant to your site

A quick point to note: You don’t necessarily need to go after big brands, you should be okay with companies that aren’t really big so you can easily be accepted.

Step 2: Send your testimonial pitch

You don’t just shoot random testimonial to the sky. You need to be sure you aren’t wasting your time. First, Send an appealing pitch requesting that you submit a testimonial.

Few things to consider while sending a pitch:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Briefly explain how the product or service helps you achieve success
  • Provide specific results and proof (if possible)
  • Ask if you are welcome to post a testimony
  • Include your website as part of the testimony

A quick point to note: Drafting a testimonial pitch should is equivalent to drafting an outreach. You want to keep it short, detailed, and captivating. You don’t want to leave any sign you are doing it for just backlink.

Step 3: Write your testimonial

So you finally got an approval to shoot your testimonial. The next thing is to write a mind-blowing testimonial. You want to keep it short and sweet and of course not dull.

The goal is to convince other customers reading the testimonial to buy the product too. If you are strategic enough, you can compile a testimony that would not only be for backlink building but referral traffic also.

Things to keep in mind while writing your testimonial:

  • Write what you love about the product or service
  • Write how it helped your business succeed in some way
  • Recommend the product or service to others

Quick Point to Note: You should treat the testimonial like any other article where the end goal is to convert readers to sales.

Link Building with Infographics

Most people either love or hate infographics, with some viewing them as an obnoxious way to condense content and others seeing them as a powerful digital marketing tool. The truth stands: Infographics are sweet way to earn backlinks.

Having a detailed information compress into a single image with beautiful colors and diagrams is eye-catchy, and If properly promoted could be a honey pot of links.

Recommended: 5 hot tips to Create Infographics that Your Readers Will Love to Share

How to build backlink with infographics

First, you need to design your infographic. It should be eye-catchy and very attractive. The designing aspect should be simple; you can either do it yourself with canva or hire someone on Fiverr.

Nobody wants to view an infographic full of fluffs; the value the infographic is returning should be your priority. Even if the design is out of the world, it’s still valueless if it contains meaningless information.

Publish your Infographic

To claim ownership of your infographic, you shouldn’t hesitate to publish it on your blog. If search engines must notice your infographic, then you must post it along quality content.

Publishing an infographic solo has no SEO benefits; search engines can’t read images, but they understand words. More importantly, proper keyword research must be done before publishing an infographic.

So what next…?

Promote your Infographic

You don’t just publish an infographic and call it a day, you need to push it to the right channel. Think of it…how would influencers know about your infographic?

Outreach is the neatest option, reach out to influencers, tell them about your infographic, and ask if they could link to it.

You should keep in mind Outreach has a shallow success rate. In fact, Brian dean Skyscraper’s technique recorded only 11% success rate. The goal is to reach out to as many as possible. will be of help to get the website’s email address.

The best thing that works fine for Outreach is to build relationships with pro bloggers; that way, you can quickly push them a mail which they would gladly accept. It’s not easy to grab an influencer’s attention.

Share Your Infographics on Social Media

As I mentioned, infographics are Cool because they’re easy to share. A picture with some interesting stats and useful data is much easier to send or post on social media than a full blog or article, so be sure to take advantage of sharing opportunities.

By sharing your infographic on social media, it would reach many audiences. Twitter & Facebook are good places to share infographics. Pinterest is the best as it is designed already in a way that it’s best for images.

Additionally, You might be lucky an influencer come across your infographic and share it with his audience or even publish it on his blog with a link back to your site.

Building backlink with infographics isn’t so easy nor hard. It’s like any other link building method. The difference here is that you are taking advantage of visuals.

Conclusion on backlink building

Backlink building as proven to be more complicated over the years. You need to set an evergreen strategy to continue building links; it would never be easy.

Even if you write a captivating blog post, you shouldn’t expect much to happen if your site hasn’t built enough quality backlinks.

Luckily for you, You can take advantage of these unique link building techniques. You need to stand out to be a successful blogger.

So tell me, what is your favorite strategy?

41 thoughts on “Backlink Building: 3 uncommon link building Techniques!”

  1. Hey, thanks for sharing this amazing post! Infographics are a great way to create backlinks. I believe that guest posting is also a great way to attain high-quality backlinks. Keep sharing such valuable posts with us.

  2. Hi Enstine,

    I’m working on my blog and new to online marketing, this is really awesome information.

    Thank you so much

    Mohit Bhargav

  3. Hi Folajomi,

    Thanks for sharing about the Link Building with Infographics technique, actually I have never heared about that. I will give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing this article.

  4. Hi folajomi
    Testimonials works like a charm. Recently I started a blog and my first backlink was from Matthew Woodward blog. It was a amazing experience.

  5. That a mammoth of information. We really appreciate what you do. You are helping us now bloggers rising up.

    We have been following your website for years and every single content on your website is really valuable.

    Thank you so much!

  6. Hi, Folajomi,

    Thanks for the article, I found the theme of the backlink with infographics very interesting, I had never heard of it.

    This week I’m going to work on it 🤗

  7. Hi Folajomi,

    I can say a great piece of article on Link building strategies. I am a beginner in this industries so usually continuously keep searching about SEO and link building techniques, but now I can say, you have shared some thing that is different from hundreds of posts, which I have read.

    For the future reference, I have bookmarked the post, because too many things are helpful for me to learn the strategies.

    Thanks for your great post.

  8. Thanks for sharing the amazing article. Backlink building by crowdfunding is new technique. it is very informative and helpful for all new bloggers. I will also share with my friends. Great Content thanks a lot.

  9. Hi Folajomi, excellent points.

    I tried so many ways to build links (from buying to attracting natural links with content to guest posting) but never thought about crowdfunding link building.

    Sounds interesting. My two cents when you’re trying build links: focus on improving your personal brand online as it’s much easier to build links, get traction and traffic in the long run.

    Most successful bloggers like Pat Flynn, Neil Patel often get a ton of links to their posts because they build and grow their personal brand often.

    Keep up the great work.

  10. Really interesting, I always love to read SEO related posts, I have more than 11-year experience in digital marketing that’s why I am running SEO agency in Melbourne. this post regarding uncommon link building techniques is really informative. here am sharing a list of tips for link building which online marketing experts should use:

    Infographics, Video marketing, articles, SlideShare, Watch on your competitors, Reddit, Pinterest

  11. Hi Enstine,

    Here I would like to give an shout that backlinks generating not an easy task. Guest posting was an good strategy now a days people starting asking price.

    Day by day need to figure out an opportunity to grab the links but hence I normally follow my competitor to get the things done. Its an little easy option to grab some effective links. I have not tried testimonials links hope to try out them enjoyed your writings and methods bro!

  12. Hi Folajomi,

    Giving testimonial to other bloggers is the easiest way to build high-quality backlink.

    I’m saying this because It worked for me. I receive testimonial requests frequently but I give a testimonial to only those blogger who deserves it. Otherwise, it’ll not look like that I’m giving testimonials to people just to build backlinks.

    Thanks for such an amazing article. Learned something new in Tip #1.

    Keep up the good work.

    Tweeted this amazing guide.

    Sumit Sao

  13. Hi, Folajomi!

    Excellent article! They tips are very original!
    I’ve never heard about crowdfunding, but it looks really interesting!
    About testimonial backlink, I’m in doubt if I must send my testimonial by email or website…


  14. Hi Folajomi,

    You have a good and creative list of getting backlinks here! thanks for sharing.

    You can also include getting backlinks from blog post commenting in your list as its a good way to start your link building efforts. There are plenty of sites that allow do-follow links in comments. You just need to find relevant sites and comment there.

    What do you think about that?

  15. Folajomi,

    Thanks for letting us know about this CrowdFund link building. It’s quite new for me. I’ll check them out.
    By the way, you have missed to add the “Ahrefs testimonial” image as mentioned.

  16. I never thought about crowdfunding and testimonial link building. Its very nice to know about these two. Ofcourse infogaphic we use but About thwese two i have listned first time and i want to use them. Hope you will give us such a nice blogs time to time.
    Thank you.

  17. This is interesting, I have not considered this angel before. I will definitely give it a try for my client’s needs.

    Much appreciated for the valuable output!!!



  18. Hello

    I tried all type of link building technics, know I am learning some new link building technics, your article is very informative and unique, keep it up

    Thank you

  19. These are quite effective techniques to build backlinks. Backlinks are like a vouch of credibility, relevancy, and versatility. Therefore, we should now invest more effort in building backlinks.

  20. Hi Enstine,
    I’m really thinking about starting to do infographics, mainly because I have an ease. Many people do not invest in this type of thing, so it’s easier to get attention.

  21. Hello Folajomi,
    Nice Post.
    I totally agree with you Backlink Building is getting complicated over the years. We need some really good strategies to build quality links.
    I never knew about the crowdfunding strategy for link building before. Would definitely try it.
    Thanks for sharing such good content.
    It’s really helpful.

  22. Hello Folajomi,

    Thank you so much for your insights.

    Glad I found your article because there were plenty of things I was doing wrong. I’m very much fascinated by your information on crowdfunding link building and definitely going to share among the rest of my teammates.

  23. Folajomi, nice post!

    First of all, you have an awesome name!

    I never thought about crowdfunding link building. I wonder what other tangental niches for link building are out there.

    Thanks again!

  24. Nice post Folajomi!

    I really like that crowdfunding idea to backlinking. Backlinking is expensive whether it be time or money. So this solution to gaining some links for as little as $20 or $30 is very exciting to me.

    Although, it can be risky so it will be done sparingly. That is part of the risk with any link building strategy. Especially when you try to scale the process.

    I will try this out soon and let you know what kind of results I get from it.

    Steven J Wilson

    • Hi Steve,
      Crowdfunding links is a simple technique to leverage. However, I can’t agree less with concerning it regulation. You don’t want all your backlinks to be from crowdfunding sites.

      Best regards,

  25. Excellent tips here Folajomi
    I’m especially interested in crowdfunding link building.
    Never done it before and it seems it could be a valuable addition to my link building arsenal.
    However, I think those types of links should be far and between in my link building profile.

    If there’s too many of them, they could appears as spam, and I don’t care for that to happen.

    • Hi Nikola,
      You said it all. We should diversity our link building strategies just for it sake.

      Again, you don’t want to spam your link profile with crowdfunding links.

      Have a nice day and I can’t wait for your interview to be live.

  26. Thanks for the helpful article Enstine.
    Link Building really is a tough task. Quality matters in that case and not the quantity. Thanks anyways for the suggestions on link building. I’ll definitely try the Infographics method. Regards..

  27. Hi Folajomi,

    You made important points, building backlink is never easy. I just got one this morning through a testimony I sent to an agency two days ago for using their products just exactly the way you mentioned it. You can imagine how happy I am waking up this morning with such a mail. I will try other tactics you also mentioned above.

    Thank you Enstine and Folajomi for sharing this piece.

    • Testimonial link building is sweet especially if you play your game right, keep leveraging this method.


  28. Hi Enstine…
    I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me to shoot a post on your blog.

    It looks nice and I am willing to contribute more to this wonderful blog.

    Enjoy the rest of the day 🤗


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