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Improve page rank with this free backlink love from Google and Digg

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You may have seen one of my recent posts entitled, “How to improve page rank by having a link building campaign

In that post I discuss a report by Steven Clayton and Tim Godfrey.

In summary, the report said if you want to improve page rank…build backlinks.

You can read the full report by clicking here: Does Google really care about content?

So, in this post I thought I would share how you can improve page rank by getting some free backlinks from Google itself and the mighty Digg.

A Google Backlink – PR: 8

The 3 steps needed:

1. Open a Google account by going to:


2. Edit your profile and add all your personal information as required by going to:


And ensure you ‘check’ the box that says, “Display my full name so I can be found in search”, like this:


3. Now you can add your links by scrolling down to the section that starts with “Links”.


Make sure you use your primary keyword phrase as the backlink description.

Once complete all of your links will be visible on the right hand side of your Google profile.

The Digg Backlink – PR: 8

The steps needed:

1. Open a Digg account by going to:


2. Edit your profile by clicking on ‘profile’ at the top.

3. Click on “Add a Bio & Links”


4. Scroll down to the section headed, “Links and Contact Info”

Simply add your links and make sure you use your primary keyword phrase as the backlink description.


Once complete all of your links will be visible on the right hand side of your Digg profile.

5. Then go to your Profile settings and set your links to be accessible by public. In the ‘Display URLs I add to my profile to’ section, choose the option ‘Anyone’ as shown below:


Complete the above steps and then you have two page rank 8 sites linking back to your sites which will improve page rank.

If you wish to see 30 more such sites every month where you can set-up backlinks, click here and subscribe to Angela’s Easy Back Link Builder for just $5 (affiliated link)

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37 Responses to Improve page rank with this free backlink love from Google and Digg

  1. David Stillwagon August 6, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    I have been blogging since January with google and I didn’t know about adding my links.
    thanks for the info
    .-= David Stillwagon´s last blog ..Meniere’s Disease and walking in the dark =-.

  2. Nevin August 12, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

    Commenting on blogs can also be a great way to build thousands of back links quickly. All you have to do is go to the blog and comment regularly enough to become a top commentator. After you are top commentator you will get a site wide link back to your site. Every site you are top commentator on could result in hundreds upon hundreds of back links.

    • BuildYourBlog August 13, 2009 at 12:49 am #


      No doubt that would work and thanks for sharing. I would also recommend using http://www.commentsniper.com/ so you are one of the first commentators.


  3. Sky August 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    You obviously put a lot of work into that post and its very interesting to see the thought process that you went through to come up with those conclusion. Thanks for sharing your deep thoughts. I must admit that I think you nailed it on this one.
    .-= Sky´s last blog ..Advantages of Buying from Online Drug Stores =-.

    • BuildYourBlog August 13, 2009 at 12:52 am #

      Thanks, Sky, for commenting and those nice words. I hope you actually create the accounts because they do make a difference.


  4. SSSBBB August 12, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    It is very informative. Thanks for sharing it.
    I’m new to the blogging business and looking forwards to learning ore about this topic. I’ve bookmarked your blog. Looking forwards for your new posts. Keep working.
    .-= SSSBBB´s last blog ..Advantages of Buying from Online Drug Stores =-.

    • BuildYourBlog August 13, 2009 at 12:44 am #

      You are very welcome, SSSBBB

      I hope you do keep coming back. Have you checked out my updated free guide: How to make a profitable blog in 45 minutes?

      You can download from here: http://www.howtomakeblogsite.com/


  5. Kok Siong April 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    This is a great tip Andrew! I never know about this before this. Thanks a lot! I’m creating my new profile in Google Account now. 🙂
    .-= Kok Siong @ Cancer Research´s last blog ..Tamoxifen – Breast Cancer Treatment =-.

  6. Curtis Coronado April 27, 2010 at 2:21 am #

    It is nice to have information that is laid out in a step by step manner, as many off us are still trying to get the hang of things.

    I would miss things like “display URLS” if I hadn’t seen that here, I will be looking for that in settings on other links that I am creating that are on similar sites.

    One thing that I was curious about though is do these backlinks pass any PR back to you since anyone could get them, it seems like Google would figure this out and consider it irrelevant. Any thoughts?

    • Andrew April 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm #


      If you like step-by-step you may wish to download my free guide – see the opt-in below (just scroll down a little).

      I would imagine Google provides a little link-juice back and as it only takes a few minutes to complete – I find that it is worth it.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..How to create awareness for your blog =-.

      • Curtis April 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

        Thanks, I have a WP blog that I need to beef up.

  7. Jane "Shiloh Street" July 11, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    I’ve been using this tactics since I start link building, and I agree this is one of the best ways to improve page rank.But I have a question what is the difference between the web 3.0 sites and the web 2.0 sites?
    Which is best?


    Shiloh Street

  8. David July 29, 2010 at 3:29 am #

    the question is if Google itself is considering the backlink from this account page for improving page ranking as this is not really one of those “quality” links they would like to see. Anyhow, it might be somewhat helpful to improve traffic.

  9. Farnoosh August 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    I am wondering – with CommentLuv, would the page rank of the blog post be affected? For instance, with all the URLs here from CommentLuv on your commenters, will your own page rank dilute in anyway? Thank you!

    • Andrew September 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm #


      Excellent question and I don’t know the answer!

      I shall find out.


  10. Peter September 13, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Thanks for the post, it is a great idea however shouldn’t the page where we post our link have rank in order to pass it on to our sites? In deed there are many PR8 sites but it doesn’t mean that the page where your link is posted will have a PR at all. After all, page rank varies based on the page.

    • Andrew September 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm #


      What you say is a myth (I believe). Even if the PR of the page has little or no rank, you still get PR from the main overall site.


  11. Joan Stewart November 23, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    Followed this link from a forum and must say I had no idea on how to work with Digg so this was very much appreciated.

    • Andrew November 24, 2010 at 10:27 am #

      That’s great, Joan. I hope it helps.


  12. KnowledgeGuide4U April 17, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    I would recommend not to get obsessed with pagerank. In differing with others, Google pagerank is just a irrelevant measure. What really matters is actually getting traffic and conversions. I have a PR4 site with just a few backlinks about 30. All sources are good but it does not have any traffic, why? because it needs authority and authority is not given by page rank.

    • Andrew April 17, 2011 at 8:00 am #

      I agree…don’t get obsessed.

      it’s just one of the many measures you can use to monitor the progress of your blog.


  13. Steve May 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi Andrew, I remember using the Google method/idea and had completely forgotten all about it. Not seen the Digg approach before and will invest a little time setting it up.

    Sometimes I think it pays to slow down a little and think of quality over quantity.

    Thanks for these top tips.



    • Andrew May 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm #


      I hope it helps…and I agree quality is much better these days.


  14. Kevin Young August 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Traffic can be obtained both from nofollow and do follow links. Nofollow links might give you a little bit more traffic, depending on what site site your link is located at. But to get good rankings for your site, dofollow backlinks can definitely help.

  15. June July 19, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks for the information. I will certainly be adding my links to my profile now, who knows, maybe I’ll get a page rank of 8:)

    • Andrew July 23, 2012 at 6:52 am #


      I doubt it but it all helps!


  16. Roshan Baskota September 2, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    Do the comment luv really help in increasing back links. For example here, I have comment with comment luv, so do this help your blog to increase backlink after approving this comment?

    • Andrew September 7, 2012 at 12:35 am #


      Yes, commentluv does help in increasing backlinks. Perhaps, not a lot but it does.


  17. Hadden September 10, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    One thing to notice: some Google pages have pagerank 8 but a new profile has pagerank 0 – so it won’t be a valuable backlink if you don’t promote your profile.

  18. bilal john November 25, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    Traffic can be obtained both from no follow and do follow links. No follow links might give you a little bit more traffic, depending on what site site your link is located at. But to get good rankings for your site, do follow back links can definitely help..

  19. darrie March 24, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    Hi. Thanks for a very informative article article. I just happen to start blogging and don’t know much about this stuff.
    This article surely helps me a lot. Thanks again.

  20. Steve April 10, 2013 at 7:42 am #


    That’s a great share. I just now need to find someone to do the technical work for me!


  21. Andrew April 10, 2013 at 11:05 am #


    As always, I can help!


  22. Saif Ullah April 21, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    Hi Andrew bro, I have a question, if I get 2 no follow back links from a PR 9 blog and 2 do follow backlinks from a PR 4-5 blog ? Will both backlinks will have equal power? And what about the sidebar links? If some one is offering me do follow back link from his sidebar, shold that backlink be counted as one or as multiple baklinks ? Looking forward for your reply.

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