Grab Your Free Backlink on Google Profiles

By Daniel Scocco

I am in a hurry today, but I will leave you guys with a quick and juicy tip. As far as linkbuilding goes, every small bit helps, right? If that is the case, there is one Google service that you can use to grab an easy backlink: Google Profiles.

You just need to fill the information that they ask about yourself, include the URL of your website, add some pictures and bingo, one more backlink. As long as you add enough information, your profile will be displayed in Google’s search results, and it should count as a normal backlink because Google does not use the nofollow attribute on the website links.

This service is also useful if you are not worried with building links, because it gives you an opportunity to create a profile page and possibly to get it ranked for your name on the first page of results. So what are you waiting for?




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67 Responses to “Grab Your Free Backlink on Google Profiles”

  • Into Windows

    That’s a handy tip. Will do it now.

  • Pradeep Singh

    Thanks for this tip. I have made a profile of mine.
    And ya i think, important thing rather then getting one back link, is to have a profile page on google.
    Ya i agree that our google profile can rank first for our name and thats really helpful in fact. People can even explore your homepage after they land to your Google profile.
    Really thanks.

  • Chester’s Clean House

    Thanks for the tip. Who can’t use more backlinks!

  • Max Pool

    Unfortunately Google already announced that Google Profile pages will not carry over any weighted Google Juice.

    However, it is a great way to get another very high authority page in the SERPs for your name, plus some nice entry points for the spider to start indexing your site.

  • Nikhil

    Thanks for share…
    I want to do it now..

  • Mike

    I’ve heard about this before, but does anyone think it would matter if I wasn’t able to get my name for the google account.

    In other words I have Last Name, First Name instead of First Name Last Name.

  • Thai

    Someone already took my name. 🙁 How does it work for someone like John Smith or Junior Garcia?

  • Presidente

    Thanks! Just created my Google profile, I was completely unaware of that option. 🙂

  • Martin Gray

    Really great tip, i will be keen to see how affective it is because my name is Martin Gray and i used to google rank highly for my web design portfolio. However another Martin Gray has overtaken me – well he has written a book, traveled the world and now has a film about his life! 😉

  • Tom the Webmanager

    Cool tip. Let´s Go for Backlinks from Google and for Google 😉

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Max Pool, there is a chance they announced that merely to discourage spammers 🙂 .

  • Haris

    Bingo.
    thanks Daniel for this handy and powerful tip.
    i have just done it.

  • gitar-bagus.com

    I will try…

    Thanks

  • SEO Come

    I’ve already used for months, but I can’t see much help, not sure if Google will treat it seriously or not. Anyway, it is absolutely worth trying.

  • worldbali.com

    i search in internet how to improve the traffic rank, i get it…

    so many thanks

    i’ll try

  • GoBusiness101

    Cool tips! You definitely found a gold.

  • LithiumMind

    Another tip is also to have any of your friends create a blogger account and add your website as he/her favorite site.

  • PB

    Thanks! Just created my Google profile, I was completely unaware of that option. 🙂

  • Tom Bradshaw

    Nice tip, they all count!

  • Forex Download

    Great! Going to make a profile right now. I love free backlinks and serp juice. The more I can get the happier I am.

  • excITingIP.com

    That is a good tip Daniel. Since my website is new, I could use it to gain some visibility. Thanks,

    excITingIP.com

  • Small Business Marketing

    I never knew about the Google Profile. It seems like they have created it just for SEO purposes. Thanks for the tips! Do anyone have any other suggestions from Google?

  • Is You Geeked Up

    Thanks! I was looking for some more ideas to get backlinks and I never knew about Google Profiles. Is it a new or recent service?

  • Isaac Miller

    Did anyone else get their free business cards from google? I got mine and they’re awesome! I think a google profile is a great tool to direct people to, you can have your twitter page, facebook, myspace, digg, etc. all in one place!

  • hale

    cool tips and I will try

    Thanx 😉

  • Decky H Rooroh

    Nice tip !.

  • Making The Best Better Team

    Haven’t tried this trick yet..thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  • Tatil

    I’ll be a good blog and continuous tracking thank you master anaikin

  • screen-capture

    Your link to the “Google Profiles” is broken.
    Where exactly do I fill in the info, url??

    Thanks :o)

  • Thomas

    So Daniel, does this mean we’ve just acquired a PR10 backlink from google? If so, thanks for the share dude. Priceless.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Screen-capture, it is working fine here.

    @Thomas, in reality no, you would need a link placed on Google’s homepage for it to be a PR10 🙂 .

    That link won’t have huge SEO value, but it might help a little bit. Plus there is the added benefit of controlling one extra result in the SERP for your name.

  • screen-capture

    Hi Daniel,

    Is it because I’m overseas the link doesn’t work do you think
    http://www.google.com/profiles
    All I’m getting is a message saying that there is not such a url.

    Cheers

  • Taylor

    Regardless of how well it works Google made it very easy to accomplish. I flushed out a full profile in less than 10 minutes by using the bio from my Facebook account.

    Thanks for the heads-up, I didn’t even know they existed!

  • Daily Good Tips

    Thanks Daniel I just tried your guide.

  • Anish K.S

    Thanks for the sharing, i will check to get back link.

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    All this time and i never thought of doing that before…Your blog is becoming more and more useful with great tips…Big Bookmark for me.

  • gitar-bagus.com

    yeaaaahh….i’ll try………

  • Eric Uhlir

    Great tip thanks!

  • rodolfo

    Great, very simple.
    Thanks!

  • Agnel

    Great tips. Just now I added. Thanks

  • V.C

    Great !
    I’m looking for backlinks in google so thank for posting.

  • xman

    screen-capture: you must be logged in google account and then add your profile.

    Thx Daniel for tip!

  • gaus surahman

    I’d like to tell you that I did create my google profile before I read this article. What I am trying to say is, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeha, my google profile page got Alexa rank #1 on earth. Check this out: http://www.google.com/profiles/gausarts

    Okay, forget it. It’s google’s Alexa rank 🙁

  • screen-capture

    Thanx xman for your kind help, and thanx to you Daniel for the tip.
    I will go ahead and add my bio right away, logged-in to my Google account this time 😉

    Cheers

  • กล้องวงจรปิด

    Thank i just fill my url in google profile

  • Backlink

    thanks!You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.
    thanks for the good post???

  • slifear

    thanks daniel,

    i will try it

  • Medyum

    Unfortunately Google already announced that Google Profile pages will not carry over any weighted Google Juice.

    However, it is a great way to get another very high authority page in the SERPs for your name, plus some nice entry points for the spider to start indexing your site.

  • Goozik

    Thanks so much for this great tip. Great way to backlink some things I was able to take advantage of in minutes. Just one more great reason I read your blog, easy to implement advice.

  • Bolsa de Trabajo

    If you want a free backlink with pagerank 7 follow these steps:

    1.- Register in mtv.com
    2.- Sign In
    3.- Create a blog post in the blog section
    4.- Post your link with the anchor text inside the post you create.

  • Josh

    Just created myself one..thanks for the info!

  • Edward

    Thanks for the great tip.

  • Himanshu

    Thanks Daniel, I’ve added mine.

  • Ed

    Was pretty simple to do. Building links always helps newer websites attract quality traffic.
    Thank you.

  • Ed

    Besides this, what other ways can you suggest to a new site owner to help build more quality back links? Does anyone have any experience with the paid back link builders?
    Thank you.

  • Jenny

    I have just created my Google Profile, thanks to you. As for now it has no PR, according to SEO Quake. However, the back link that you can make is a dofollow. In fact, it seems that you can link as many WEB 2.0 profiles as you like.

    Perhaps, the PR of your Google profile could be enhanced thru social bookmarking and this is one good back link. But, as far as I see, it isn’t thru that you’ll have a free back link from Google by just creating a Google Profile.

    Thanks Again

  • Ed

    Does Google Profile have a PR? What does linking as many WEB 2.0 profiles as possible mean?
    Thank you.

  • Power 4 Home

    I like your style, the fact that your site is a little bit different makes it so interesting, I get fed up of seeing same-old-same-old all of the time. I’ve just stumbled this page for you 😀

  • Ed

    Great site to learn a lot from for sure. Welcome aboard @Power4Home.

  • Pinoy Blog Tips

    It’s really great to have a Google profile, and gaining a backlinks from it is a great bonus

  • Ed

    @Pinoy it definitely is a great bonus. After all backlinks are a great way to build free publicity for your site.

  • chuckiesd

    This is really cool tips. I never seen and think about it.
    Thanks buddy.

  • Ed

    @chuck this is definitely a very interesting thought and site.

  • hussain

    Daniel,

    Thanks, This is a good tip for backlink. Most importantly backlink from Google Profiles come always on top in backlinks.

    Thanks,

    Rashid

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    Okay, let’s be honest. A PR 7 backlink is going to be worth a heck of a lot more to your web site’s climb up the SERPs than a PR 0 backlink. But how much different are they really? Well, for starters, in case you’ve been out to tea somewhere, Google has recently downplayed the importance of PR and even took it out of one of its tools. They’re not saying it doesn’t count anymore. They’re just saying that it’s not the big thing that people think it is. And personally, I couldn’t be happier. But that’s another story.

    Truth is, I’ve got some sites that have PR 5 and 6 backlinks that are nowhere to be found near page 1 of Google’s search engine while I have sites with PR 1 and 2 backlinks that are on page 1. Why? What’s the reason? Well, the simple explanation is that there is a lot more to ranking with Google, or any search engine for that matter, than just backlinks. If that were the case, people would just beg, borrow and steal to get them. But even more important is the content on the site itself and even more important than that is the relevancy of the keywords to what people are searching for. Add to that mix the amount of time that the site has been online and………..(?)

  • Ed

    You hit the nail on the head in the article above. It all makes a lot of sense.

  • Mazher Rasheed

    Nice post i really like points the one you are talking about i even got new money making website and i never paid for any traffic or things but i have over 1000 backlinks in just one month,So i can only say this you are doing good job to sharing these things with everyone.

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