23 Mar 2010

Top 100+ Link Building Resources

Ready to immerse yourself into the world of link building? Here are over 100 links to the best resources on link building training, blogs, tools, and more.


Good to Know

Articles and resources for specific link building elements and strategies.

Link Building Education

Free training guides, webinars, and presentations on link building.

Audio / Video Podcasts

Audio and video podcasts on link building featuring experts in the industry:

Link Building Blogroll

The following are blogs with link building categories, including the full RSS feeds and link building category feeds when available.

Popular Link Building Stories

Social bookmarking sites with link building tags and categories.

Link Building on Twitter

Link building discussion and experts on Twitter.

SEO Forums

Discuss link building on the following SEO and website related forums.


Active groups on link building.

Free Tools

Tools, applications, and browser plugins to aid in backlink research.

  • SEO Book Tools – Free link analysis and keyword research tools brought to you by SEO expert Aaron Wall.
  • Link Diagnosis – This tool can show you all the important information about your competitor’s links. The report includes PageRank, anchor texts, no-follow information and more.
  • Bad Neighborhood – This tool will scan the links on your website, and on the pages that your website is linking to, and flag possible problem areas.
  • SEOMoz Tools – Over twenty SEO free and premium tools designed to help with every aspect of search engine optimization, including on-page targeting, site crawlability, competitive analysis, rank checking and keyword difficulty.
  • Google Adwords Keyword Tool – Use this tool by Google to get new keyword ideas.
  • SEO Quake – Seoquake allows user to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet project under study on the fly.

Search Operators

Advanced search operators for popular search engines to aid in backlink research.

Additional Resources

If you have additional resources for link building, please share them in the comments to help turn this into the best link building resource available.


  • freelancemom Mar 23, 2010

    Wow – thanks for taking the time to put this together! What a fabulous list of resources.

  • shellywolfe Mar 23, 2010

    Definitely a great post and comprehensive list! A must-have resource for our Buzzhound Learning Lab seo training course.

  • verticalmeasures Mar 23, 2010

    Thanks Shelly! Hope it helps in the learning lab, we also have some SEO tutorial videos you might want to take a look at: http://www.verticalmeasures.com/resources/seo-t

  • Yan Mar 23, 2010

    WOW! What a list, Kristi! Perhaps one of the most complete I've seen and it's an honor that you've included mine in your list too.

    Thanks for the prop.

  • donnydavinchi Mar 23, 2010

    Great list! Surprised not to see this link building chart… http://www.prospectmx.com/professional-seo-link

  • verticalmeasures Mar 23, 2010

    Thanks Donny! Great chart, thanks for adding this great resource!

  • Kristi H Mar 23, 2010

    Thanks! One of the reasons I wanted to compile this is that, while some are timeless, a lot of the resources out there haven't been recently updated. So I chose blogs, podcasts, and forums that have been updated at least in the last year. And you're welcome!

  • Kristi H Mar 23, 2010

    Actually, I was looking for link building infographics. I just added this to the main article – thanks for sharing!

  • donnydavinchi Mar 23, 2010

    Thank YOU… i insist.

  • Roy Huiskes Mar 23, 2010

    Thank you for including our podcast in there! It was a great conversation with Christoph! I'm glad you found it usefull.

  • Ann Smarty Mar 23, 2010

    WOW! I am in great neighborhood! Thanks for including Search Engine Journal, DailySEOTip and SEOsmarty!

  • Hotel SEO Mar 23, 2010

    You Killed it with this list! Great job!

  • pauls55 Mar 24, 2010

    Ver very nice Kristi.
    +Rep for this one …
    A must have list especially for those who are new to link building techniques. Great list of resources.


  • Hesham @ FamousBloggers Mar 24, 2010

    This is amazing post, very useful… it will last in my bookmarks for ever I guess!

  • Kissie Mar 24, 2010

    One-stop-shop. There can't possibly be more info around…… TMI, if so.

    Great bookmark and Bible!


  • Kristi H Mar 24, 2010

    Thanks Kissie! I typically lean toward too much than not enough so I can have a little something for everyone!

  • Kristi H Mar 24, 2010

    That's good to hear! I hope you find it useful enough to reference often!

  • Kristi H Mar 24, 2010

    You're welcome… you always provide great information!

  • Kristi H Mar 24, 2010

    Definitely some great information to listen to for link building and SEO!

  • Kristi H Mar 24, 2010

    I think since the “rules” are changing all the time, it makes sense to listen to the latest news when it comes to link building and SEO so you are doing the right thing, although some of the older posts included have very applicable advice.

  • Kristi H Mar 24, 2010

    I would suggest going through it a little at a time, and bookmarking the things you want to go back too, that way you don't feel too overloaded. It helps so you can really learn each new strategy as you go.

  • Kevin M. Mar 24, 2010

    What an incredible list! Thanks for sharing all these helpful tools and links!

  • Annette Mar 24, 2010

    Definitely a thorough list. This is a “must bookmark” for anyone who does link building. I love that you included newer resources like podcasting. Something to listen to while I work today. Thanks Kristi!

  • Case Ernsting Mar 24, 2010

    This is an amazing list. It's going to take me awhile to get through all the resources you posted, but I'll definitely do it. I feel like the walls just opened to a new world haha

  • briangilley Mar 24, 2010

    Thanks for adding SocialSEO.com to the list. We definitely need to be writing more. :-

  • clearseo Mar 24, 2010

    All lists were not created equal! wow, what an exceptional list you've created.

  • Internet Strategist Mar 24, 2010

    Thanks for including a link to my post about how to research, select, and track your optimum anchor text phrases and links as anchor text in the Good to Know section. Where many of these resources will be best for advanced link builders that post is excellent for getting clear on the concept and how-to even for those with no prior knowledge.

    I've reviewed and shared this post across Social Networks and will be adding links to it and sending it directly to several people I know will want to see it. Thanks as always for your comprehensive research and compiling these links so they're easily referenced.

  • Gregory Cox Mar 25, 2010

    Thanks for the reference! Must check out some of these resources!

  • Gregory Cox Mar 25, 2010

    Thanks for the props! Appreciate it. That was a LONG link building article for me. And, I am amongst hard-core experts! Even better.

    I am going to scan this list for more information, perhaps write a follow up article. Link building is definitely one of the toughest tactics to conquer…. – Gregory

  • KS Chen Mar 26, 2010

    Hi Kristi! Happy to see you here. I think you have spent a lot of time on building up these great resources on link building. The resources contain the information that needed by the newbies and also the expert. I'm really looking forward to learn from you now on. Thanks a lot!

  • hannah trinity, web designer Mar 26, 2010

    Great reference. I have to start visiting each bookmark your site. thanks for the compilation.

  • veedid Mar 27, 2010

    What an amazing list! Thanks for the information.

  • mmangen Mar 27, 2010

    Kristi – awesome list. As you suggested to someone else I'm going to have to play with these a few at a time. I already checked out the Bad Neighborhood and Link Diagnosis tools. Was surprised to see some of the backlinks to my site that I don't recall seeing on my dashboard.

  • RalphJP Mar 28, 2010

    Great list. I will definitely check out some of these sites

  • kenansbro Mar 29, 2010

    Wow what an incredible list! I went bookmarking crazy. I added just about everyone to my Google reader, Twitter and face book if they had it I added them. I will check out the tools next. Keep up the good work. I will send some link juice your way and a few tweets as well. Check out my blog if you would like to add it that would be great. Regards, Ken @ http://www.kenansbro.com

  • collin248 May 03, 2010

    Its going to take me a bit to put this all to use but I'm excited to get to it. I can't wait to see the results!

  • Nishadha Silva May 31, 2010

    Wow , what a great list of resources , I'm relatively new to link building and SEO and this will definitely help out a lot.

  • Clipping Path Service Provider Aug 27, 2010

    Awesome resources. All valuable info at one place. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

  • Travis Sep 09, 2010

    Great list, I think this will be usefull

  • Blank Media Oct 26, 2010

    Great resource, thanks for the links

  • BDR London Mar 03, 2011

    Probably the most comprehensive list of linkbuilding resources I have ever come across. Two thumbs up, thanks for sharing.

  • Stuart Mar 08, 2011

    This is the best list I have found for a long time… lets build some links! 😀

  • Yves Eljas Apr 07, 2011

    Thanks so much for this impressive list of resource for link creation!

  • Ryan Wiley Nov 04, 2011

    If my head explodes, it’s totally your fault! Why is that every time I set out to simplify my link building efforts, I spend hours further confusing myself!

    Anyway, great list, but I must run from here before start clicking on all these links!

  • Jiri Novotny Feb 24, 2012

    Just don’t forget that often the best links can come naturally – thanks to great content!