Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage. (Amy Jo Martin)
Do you want to equalize the power of your website or blog? Then you have to do SEO and one major part of the work is still a good link building strategy. Social media channels may help you here, but not the big ones like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. They may be good to gain some traffic, but they wont help you when it comes to dofollow backlinks.
However you can get free backlinks from other social networks like twitch.tv, ello.co, dailygram.com or telegram. And today I’ll show the next one you may have never heard before: mastodon.social. Give it a try and register yourself…
First of all you have to sign up here: https://mastodon.social/about
Verify your email address by clicking the link in the verification mail.
Now you’re already in, but we have to do some settings before we start. Please click on Edit Profile on the upper left side.
Bring your mastodon profile to life with a small bio, a banner, an avatar and SAVE CHANGES. (Please note: If you put in your links here in your profile they will only be nofollow, so forget about that.) Under Preferences you can change the language. Then click Back to Mastodon…
On the upper left side you can see your chosen name, click on it to see your public profile. In my case it is https://mastodon.social/@backlinkguide – of course it is…
So far, so good. But now click on the upper right side on…
…Back to Mastodon!
That is the mask we need to create unlimited free dofollow backlinks with mastodon.social. Just put in the links you’d like to publish with or without any further comment and click on TOOT! Yeah, funny – the ancient elephant will make some noise…
All the links will appear on your public mastodon profile, if possible with a small preview and that preview has a dofollow backlink. That’s all! The logout button is well hidden. You have to open the preferences and down at the bottom you will see the way out.
SEO Pro Tip: I use this social media channel for EVERY NEW LINK I got for all my other projects, it’s part of the publishing workflow and it really helps to get them indexed fast at Google and ahrefs.
Of course you have to share and publish this new link to get it indexed quickly. I’ve already shared it on this page, on lasso.net, protopage.com, AllMyFaves.com, start.me, diigo.com, Instapaper.com, dailygram.com, linktree, carrd.co and telegram as shown in the last articles. All other already existing Social Media Channels with outgoing dofollow links will also be helpful. But in the next chapter of my link building tutorial I will soon show you a lot more of free landing pages and profiles where you can publish it with a lot of more linkjuice. It should get indexed very quick.
Don’t forget to check your link building success from time to time. You can use the Google Search Console to see which domains already give you a fully working backlink if you don’t have a payed tool at ahrefs, XOVI, MOZ, Sistrix or Searchmetrics. More about that here: https://backlinkgui.de/seo-basics/#Important_tools_to_control_SEO_measures
And that is the link to the Google Search Console: https://search.google.com/search-console – get an account, it’s for free! And you really need to control your backlinks.
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Disclaimer: All the pictures and logos are screenshots from the website of mastodon.social.