Link Building is done for two main reasons, for traffic and for search engines. Search engines take links as votes for a website. The more the links to a page, the more a search engine values it. Getting back links are not easy but here are some tips that will prove helpful.
Not every comment of yours on a blog counts , as most blogs use ‘No Follow’. These no follow links carry no value to your blog.
But ‘Do Follow’ blogs are blogs without the ‘No Follow’. These links carry value and prove beneficial.
A common question : How do I find ‘Do Follow’ blogs?
There are search engines that refine their results to only ‘Do Follow’ blogs such as Do Follow Diver.
Forums have a signature link space that accompanies your posts. Many forums have ‘Do Follow: signature links.
Directory submission is a very popular method in which you submit your links to various directories. These will give you no traffic but will count as a link.
In this method You write articles and post them on article sites. The articles contain backlinks to your site. You get a few visitors through this.
The title says it all. You write an something about your new website and post it on press release websites.
If you have a very well designed website submit it to website galleries. These will bring one-time visitors as they may not be interested in your content.
Make sure to exchange links with websites of your niche as these help in terms of traffic and search engines. Always keep a link exchange page on your website.
There are some links which do not help at all in case of search engines but they do get you some good visitors such as:
Leave a comment here and you will get a backlink
UPDATE: If you are a top commentator on Let’s Sermo, you will get sitewide Do Follow links.