How to Use Footprints to Build Extremely Relevant Backlinks
May201224

Use Footprints to Build Powerful BacklinksHere’s another SEO tip that will help you to get extremely relevant backlinks to your website. We’re going to do this by using what are called “Footprints”.

So what exactly is a footprint? Simply put – they are strings of text that we can search for to find sites that run using a specific software.

As an example most blogs that run on WordPress will have the text “Powered by WordPress” somewhere on the website.

So if we wanted to find a whole bunch of WordPress websites I could just do a Google search for this footprint:

Searching for Footprints

Then to get more specific we can add a keyword to the mix. So if I wanted to find a whole bunch of WordPress powered blogs about cannabis we can do a search like this:

Cannabis Blog Footprints

So how can footprints help you to find relevant websites to build backlinks on?

We can use these footprints to find specific website platforms that we know allow us to add a link somewhere.

For example WordPress blogs are useful to us because we can leave a backlink by commenting on a post:

Comment Link

Footprints are also useful for finding relevant forums that allow you to build links in your profile and signature section too:

Forum Links

In fact there are quite a few different website platforms out there that allow you to add a link in some way and by using footprints we can easily find these sites.

Below I’ve compiled a list of footprints that you can use to find some of the most popular platforms out there that allow you to build a backlink somewhere on their website.

Forum Footprints:

vBulletin - “Powered by vBulletin”
phpBB - “Powered by phpBB”
MyBB - “Powered By MyBB” “Return to Content | Lite (Archive) Mode”
FluxBB - “Powered by fluxbb”
XenoBB - “Powered by XennoBB” + “Xenno Group”
UseBB - “Powered by UseBB 1 Forum Software”
XMB Forums - “Powered by XMB”
PHPNuke - “PHP-Nuke Copyright” + “by Francisco Burzi”

Blogs & Other Platform Footprings:

WordPress - “mail address will not be published” “Powered by WordPress”
Joomla - “Powered by Joomla!” “Write comment” “Website:”
B2Evolution - “Your email address will not be revealed on this site.” “Leave a comment”
Drupal - Powered by Drupal + “Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.”
4Images - “Powered by 4images” “Author:” “Comment”
BlogEngine - “Powered By BlogEngine” “Add A Comment” “Name*”
SquareSpace - site:*.squarespace.com “Post a New Comment”
SharePoint - “Built using the SharePoint” “Comments”
Geeklog - “Powered by Geeklog” “The following comments are owned”
Plogger - “Powered by Plogger” “Post a comment:”
Movable Type - “Powered by Movable Type” + “Post a comment” -movabletype.org

These backlinks will not only be extremely relevant but are extremely easy to obtain!



11 comments

  1. Bubba says:

    some good SEO backlinking info. Thanks.

  2. Vinny says:

    Thanks bro! With the Google zoo getting out of their cages, this is a big help!

  3. John D says:

    Hi Jay,
    Amazing SEO tips! I was wondering if you have any tips for us so our comments are approved by their blogs. You know, some of us hate comments spam..
    Thanks! :)

  4. damien Vapes says:

    Thank you Jay for sharing this helpful information in a way that is simple so that I can understand it. I look forward to learning and implementing your next lesson!

  5. Mark Hamilton says:

    Hey Jay. Great stuff from you as usual. I can always count on getting some extremely useful tips when I come to your site. What a great way to easily find places to get relevant backlinks. Thanks a lot man.

  6. Herbert says:

    I want to diversify my online income and adding a CPA/affiliate income stream looks really tempting. I am going to take a look at your free “How to build a profitable niche website” training!

  7. SquareUltra says:

    Thanks a bunch. With the new Google updates I’m trying to build manually. This makes this A LOT easier

  8. Bruce Schenck says:

    Wow! Thanks for the lists of footprints. Looking out for a number of blogs and forums according to your niche is a hectic job, but with these, it can alleviate the time I consume in finding it.

  9. Aleka Stone says:

    Great post on footprints I don’t know i missed this for a lazy azz stoner you do great work Thanks !

  10. Evy says:

    There is a very nice list of footprints to build extremely relevant backlinks.

  11. Rokib says:

    Thank you for for your nice and informative posting. This will be very helpful for SEO. thank you very much.

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