free high quality backlinks

Get Free High Quality Backlinks The Creative Way

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A in the SEO world is a link from a post or a page on one website to another. If a website is linking to your content, it means you got a backlink.

These are also called “inbound links”. Sometimes they are also called “incoming links”. Carrying a lot of weight in SEO for any website, they are an important part of any SEO strategy.

Today we will share with you a creative way of getting free high quality backlinks. Something which you can gain easily over a course of time.

But before we get to that, let's learn the importance of backlinks in general.

Importance Of Backlinks

Backlinks are important for any website because it shows a “+1” vote in the eyes of bots. It means the other website is vouching for your website.

Backlinks help you get discovered on search engines. When a popular website links to your content, it means you have something important to be shared with others. This is how search engines understand backlinks.

Then the search engines index your content pages, categorize them and show them in search results. A huge help in indexing your website if it is a new website.

Plus backlinks bring you a good amount of traffic from the referring website. A popular website with a huge amount of visitors to its content links to your website means you got something useful to be seen.

And last but the most important benefit of backlinks is . A good backlink can bring your website on top of search results.

Because search engines see backlinks as a vote of confidence for your website. The more votes you have, the more likely you are going to top the search results.

This is why backlinks are the most important part of any SEO strategy. Every SEO specialist designs what kind of backlinks are good for your website based on niche, target country, and other factors.

This is the same thing we do in our SEO link building services. We customize every SEO strategy and link-building plan based on client requirements. Do check out the linked page above to learn more about and its related services offered by UnderWP.

How To Get Free Quality Backlinks?

Since we learned how important these backlinks are, it's time to get to the juiciest part. How to get these important free high quality backlinks?

The answer is by creating an image and putting it under a creative commons license. If you don't know what a creative commons license is, then read more about it here:

Basically, Creative Commons is a system that allows you to use any image, video, audio, etc, under your own name. That means you can add your own “my company name” reserved image to a creative commons image.

All of this is free content available on the internet for anyone to use.

So how do you get a backlink with a creative commons license? Follow these steps:

  1. Create an image or set of images that are most popular or trending or looked for in your niche.
  2. Upload it to sites that offer creative commons licensed images with attribution requests.
  3. Get backlinks from the website which uses your image.

Yes, it is as simple as that. Smart, isn't it!

Let us give you more details about these steps.

Creating a Creative Commons licensed image

Head to image search.

Search for any term related to your niche.


Click on Tools->Usage Rights


Now you see all the images which are licensed under Creative Commons.


As per Creative Commons terms of use, you are free to download these images and reproduce them with your own name. You are the complete owner of it. You do not have to give a backlink too if you don't want to.

There is also another search engine developed by the Creative Commons organization itself here: you can search for all kinds of content licensed under Creative Commons. A handy tool.

Download any image related to your niche and head to free online image editors like Canva. We have discussed more tools like this in another post here: Free SEO Optimization Tools Which Google Loves To Do It

Getting Free High-Quality Backlinks

Now that you have created a new image using a creative commons licensed image, it is time to get those juicy backlinks. Add the CC license to it by going here:

Head to Google and search for the term “creative commons photos“. This will show you a list of websites where you can download free images.

We are not downloading now, we are uploading, so select any one of them and register. Once registered, you can start uploading your images and specify your link which should be linked to if anyone is using your imagination.

Some of these websites prompt users to be kind and link back to the content creator. This is helpful and brings in the most backlinks for your website.


You might think that why would anyone link to a free image? Yes, they do because it is a good practice to link to someone whose content you are using for your audiences.

In our practical cases, we have found that 96% of websites placed backlinks. But I guess this number will vary based on the niche you are in.

Similarly, you can do this on other websites shown by Google and get faster backlinks.

Some of the websites we used are:

There can be many others out there. Research and save it in your SEO notebook to put it for work for your website or your client's business.

Remember, I said this is the creative way, so you have to get as creative as you can to score a good amount of these free high quality backlinks. Our clients have gained tons of these backlinks over the years and gained authority in the eyes of search engines.

That is why we are sure that this method works. Do try it out and let us know in the comments how it worked for you along with your niche.

Let me go ahead and give you one way of being creative to find in-demand images for your niche.

How To Find High Volume Low Competition Images

If you have found an image or term for which you want to build your image but are not sure if it will be used by anyone, then go look in premium stock image sites like Shutterstock, Gettyimages, etc.

Find a premium image related to your term or image you are creating. There will be many attractive ones.

Download the one you like because if you like it chances are others might like it too.

Do a reverse image search on Google and see the number of websites using it. To do that, head to Google images.

On the main search page of Google images, there is an option to upload your image.


Click on the camera icon and you can either paste the of the image or upload it directly to Google for reverse image search.


If more of the websites are using it, then it means that many people have bought this premium photo. So the chances of people looking for a similar free image with creative commons license is high too.

I guess you have got the idea of where I am directing. Head to your favorite design tool and create a similar image of this premium stock photo and start uploading to the websites which give out creative commons licensed images.

Now time to get creative and find more ways like these and gain free high quality backlinks.

How To Check Backlinks For Your Website?

There are many free tools out there that can help you check backlinks for a page or . But here we will be discussing two free tools which we use ourselves.

Google Search Console

The most popular and used SEO tool. Console gives you the information read and saved by Google for your website. It is an important tool that shows the status of your website and links coming to it.

If your backlink is good and shows up in GSC, then it means that Google has counted it. The value of that backlink cannot be said, but it's a positive sign if you see it here.


To find these links, Login to your Google Search Console and click the “Links” option in the left column.

On the Links page, you can see two sections

  • External links: This shows you the pages which have got backlinks from other websites.
  • Internal links: This shows you the pages which have got backlinks from other pages of your website.

Each of these sections again got sub-sections. The external links section has got three sections which are the most important ones.

  • Top Linked Pages: This shows the list of pages with numbers who have got most backlinks.
  • Top Linking Sites: This shows the list of sites and the number of backlinks from each to your website.
  • Top Linking Text: This section shows the most used anchors when backlinking your website.

Check out all these sections to gain valuable information about the backlinks of your website. These are vital to building a successful SEO campaign.

Note that you can find backlinks of the websites which you own using GSC. Websites that you do not own cannot be checked here.

Ahrefs Free Backlink Checker Tool

This is the next popular tool for SEOs. It is very simple to use. Just enter the URL and you can find all its backlinks.

You do not have to own a website to check its backlinks in this tool. Very useful for checking your competitor's backlinks.


This tool shows some more information than GSC. Which becomes quite helpful in understanding the value of your backlinks.

For each backlink, you can see the following details:

  • Referring page: The page which is giving you the backlink.
  • Domain Rating: This is the domain rating as per Ahrefs which is linking to your site.
  • URL Rating: This is the rating given to the page where the backlink is found for your website.
  • Traffic: This is the amount of traffic the linking page is getting monthly.
  • Anchor and backlink: A snippet of the text and anchor used in backlinking your website.

Plus there are other tabs on the same page to see the top 5 pages and anchors used in backlinking to your page or post. Like GSC but more detailed.

This tool might look a lot similar to GSC but it showcases information with more details. They might not be accurate but you can count them to get approximate values.

Final Words

Like I said earlier, the more creative you get with this idea, the more backlinks you can generate. It can take some time to this way. But you get some solid authority backlinks with this method.

Building good backlinks is a time-consuming process. So be patient and see your backlink profile grow with this method.

There are many ways for getting free high quality backlinks out there. We tried to cover only one for now. Subscribe to our blog to learn more about these kinds of tips for your SEO strategies.

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  • Just-iko avatar Just-iko Thank you very much for answering ☑️ ✨
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 Put your content in the right HTML tags and Google will show it this way.

    In the picture that you show, the first content is put in a list with bold headings.
    The second content is a FAQ on that page.

    Put in the right HTML tags and Google will pick it up nicely.
  • Just-iko avatar Just-iko Hello, I'm a newbie in this field, any guidance would be appreciated :) some questions please, is there any idea on how to make our website could appears like that in Google search? The one that I marked..
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    I think Semrush has a trial period as well.
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  • SG.CK avatar SG.CK Any free tool for spy traffic and ranking ?
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    Put them in your website’s htaccess file if you are using Apache
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  • BrunoAfonso avatar BrunoAfonso Can you explain a little bit more? My website is not wordpress, I use amazon web services
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 You can make a 301 redirect to the correct page on your website.
    If you are using Wordpress then SEO plugins like rank math have this feature.
    If you don’t want to use SEO plugins then there are many good redirect plugins in the Wordpress repository.
    And if you are not using Wordpress then .htaccess file is your friend.
  • BrunoAfonso avatar BrunoAfonso For example, is this image, the second link "THU Main Event" goes to a different page that it's supposed to. How do I fix this.
  • BrunoAfonso avatar BrunoAfonso So I have a website and when you search for it, one of the hyperlinks that google provides goes to the wrong page, is there a specific way for me to change that?
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 Need more explanation
  • BrunoAfonso avatar BrunoAfonso Hello people, does anyone know how to fix a hyperlink within a google search?
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 Semrush shows you all the links that it considers as toxic in its domain overview dashboard. You can then use these website list to disavow in GSC.
  • rrakesharmaa avatar rrakesharmaa I want to remove high spam backlinks via Disavow tool. So i need these links.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 extract high spam score backlinks.
    This is little confusing for me to understand

    Do you want to remove high spam backlinks to your website or do you want to receive backlinks from websites that have a high spam score?
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    Result: The page is not mobile friendly in the screenshot. All the element's styles are broken.

    Now, I feel like, " What the hell is happening in rich result tester? The google bot shows everything is ok, and in the search console, this is happening."

    # Problem Digging Stage final stage - Solving the problem
    The easiest way to solve the problem is to compare the thing and find the difference.
    Is rich results tester a google bot? Yes!
    Is it owned by google? Yes!
    Is it have any link with the official search console crawler? No!

    Now, What is the difference between 2 crawlers?
    Their IPs are different. They work differently.

    Summary: Google bot (Offical bot) is not able to crawl all elements in the webpage. It is not able to read all styling files. All other bots(services that use crawl as Google Bot) can view/crawl the page.

    List of official google bot IPs:

    Solution: Rather than digging into all files, we changed the hosting server located in the exact location.

    Thank you for reading this article. It takes a few mins to read this article, but It took hours to find the correct problem with a solution. If you find this article valuable, give it a like and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them.
  • yaswanth avatar yaswanth Solving Critical Indexing Problem (CASE STUDY)

    Last week I received a message from a friend he is requesting me to help him index a page of his website. I said, " Wait, sometime google will index automatically" Then he said he was getting problem with his homepage. So, I started digging. First, I want to find the problem. Then all other things were easy.

    # Problem Digging Stage 1 - Analyze the top layers
    Checking the basic things
    1) No Index tags
    2) Canonical tags
    3) Website page Age

    Result: Nothing Found

    # Problem Digging Stage 2 - Getting Deeper
    1) Checking status codes (If there is any redirects, 404 error, or soft 404 errors)
    2) Using an SEO browser to check the web page accessibility
    3) Trying with different user agents

    Result: Nothing Found

    # Problem Digging Stage 3 - Analyzing and
    comparing past and current stages of webpage
    1) Checking the Wayback machine for any spam content history
    2) Checking the search console for errors
    3) Other page's indexability

    Result: I got some clue. Search console shows "Page is not mobile friendly."

    # Problem Digging Stage 4 -Finding the reason for the search console error.
    When I checked the web page with SEO Browser, the page was mobile friendly, and I also tried "crawl as Googlebot." Everything looks good. Then where is the problem?

    One thing was confirmed google is not able to view the webpage clearly. And all other bots are not getting any problems.

    So, I decided to use only google properties in the further process (Because only the google bot gets stuck).
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    1) Google page speed insights
    2) Google rich results tester
    3) Search console Live URL inspector

    First, I used page speed insights to check If the google bot can crawl/view the page or not(If there are any issues in crawling, then the tool returns a lighthouse error)
    Result: everything is ok

    Second I used Google rich results tester. It provides the page source and screenshot of the webpage.
    Result: everything is ok
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  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 <@211319858258771968> it sure will work. Make sure to write that it’s free to post as guests. A lot of websites do not mention this and writers usually think it’s paid opportunity only.

    Keep us updated of how well this goes for your website.
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku Thank you so much for the detailed guide. I'll see if I can put up the Guest Post page to start with! I hope my email gets bombarded in a good way haha
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    Build up some links to this page. Because most of the writers are looking to write for high metrics website that have good DA, TF, etc...

    Once you have a page setup it will help you get attention from people who are searching on Google.

    Next you can start sending the URL of this page to people whom you think might be interested to write for your service on social networks like twitter, linkedin, etc.

    Also list this page URL on websites that have posts like free guest posts list in SaaS, free guest posts list in "your niche", etc. Something like this:

    These will get you enough traction to attract guest posts from various contributors over the time. Your email will be bombarded with emails following the above tips.
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku I can translate guest post to Japanese and put it on our website to share stories from overseas. I thought it would be interesting for our readers and a good way for link building.
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku It's not titled as contribute/guest posts page, but there's a website we put interview articles and such. We surely can put guest posts on that website.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 <@211319858258771968> does your website have contribute/guest posts page?
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku Hi guys! I'm a Japanese SEO specialist/ content editor working for a fintech company, and looking for someone to put guest posts on our website (preferably about fintech or SaaS market). Are there any good place to look for people willing to guest post?

    In Japan, not many people write guest posts, so I'm kinda lost. Twitter trick is only guiding light to me, <@838326478924021760>. Thanks for sharing.
  • Deleted User avatar Deleted User trying it out right now
  • nkap avatar nkap Great idea! Will definitely try it out. Thanks mate.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 A good trick to get guest posts for your website. <@456226577798135808> <@755307075625549854>
  • Büşra avatar Büşra Thank you very much. I'll try 😊
  • nkap avatar nkap Yeah me too!!
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  • nkap avatar nkap <@341197404302737408> Just these:

    You can try 3 things: (I suggest you try the 3rd option first)

    1. If there are any links in your coverage report that’s actually not from your domain/property, I’d recommend you use the Search Console’s removal tool to remove these from your property.

    2. If you’re using any page builders like elementor etc make sure you turn off search engine indexing for things like templates. You can find this in Yoast SEO settings. With this setting your templates and unnecessary pages won’t be indexed. Are you using elementor by any chance?

    3. It’s also possible that your site has been hacked. If random URLs are appearing in analytics and search console the first thing that you should do is check your .htaccess file to see if someone has put any rewrite rules.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 <@755307075625549854> got any views on this?
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 did you change your permalinks sometime back in last few months?
  • naaz avatar naaz <@838326478924021760> bringing to your attention on this.
  • Büşra avatar Büşra hello guys! I need to help about SEO optimation. I'm using wordpress Yoast. I saw dummy link like as `````` I haven't these in page. Btw ı'm using google search console. Why may be this? Is anyone has idea about that?
  • ankit662003 avatar ankit662003 does anyone know how to create seo silos?
  • ankit662003 avatar ankit662003 hi
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 Just know that we are all here to help each other
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    I'm just stuck
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3 Responses

  1. A great way of getting backlinks in a free way. Never thought image sharing sites can be used this way. Thanks.

  2. Very smart way of getting backlinks for a long period of time. And if your image goes viral on the internet, you will keep getting backlinks for a long time.

    This is got to be the best natural link building strategy that I have read recently.

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