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This is our ultimate guide to free SEO backlinks. Just because we love you.
We’re not really an SEO shop, but since content is pointless unless it’s put in front of people who care, we’ve been compiling a list of people, places, things, directories, comments, etc. where we might distribute content.

We’ve decided lately that the more open we are about what we do, the more people like us, so we’re sharing our internal list with the world. What you see below is not the complete list. That’s a work in progress, and will be updated as we have time. Think of it as a work in progress, and feel free to contribute if you see something we’ve missed.

*Note: Some of the link locations on this list are blogs with do-follow comment links enabled. These fine folks are being generous, and you should not abuse their generosity. If you spam them, we will personally hunt you down and make you write “I will not be an asshole on the internet.” 500 times on a billboard in Times Square.

**Note 2: Some of these sources DO have “nofollow” on their links, but are listed as do-follow by SEOMoz’s Open Site Explorer. Others are no-followed, but can still be useful.

***Note 3: DA – Domain Authority, as tracked by SEOMoz, Mod – Moderated (yes or no)

Blogs w/Do-Follow Links in Comments

Name URL DA Focus Mod Notes
HootSuite 92 Social/Online Marketing ? N/A
Pardot 70 Online Marketing ? N/A 73 SEO ? N/A
kissmetrics 79 Analytics/Marketing ? N/A
eConsultancy 87 Marketing ? marked nofollowed, reads followed

Content Aggregators and Curation Platforms

Name URL DA Focus Mod Notes 89 general/business ? ind. user pages
Feedburner 98 RSS Feeds ? by indiv. user 56 Inbound Marketing ? open submission + voting

User Profiles

Name URL DA Focus Mod Notes
Disqus 96 Commenting Platform ?  

Local Referral Links

Name URL DA Notes
Yellow Pages 92
YellowBook 92
SuperPages 90
InsiderPages 85 email to add listings:, or add to CityGrid
InfoUSA/ExpressUpdate 76 Backend is slow to update – call for corrections (877) 345-1126
Localeze 87
Acxiom N/A 800.732.9250 83 Slow to update – 1(877)784-0805
Bing Local 99
YellowBot 81
Kudzu 82
Judy’s Book 74
Angie’s List 91
Dapeem 37
MojoPages 37
NY Daily News Directory 84 NYC-centric
Citidex 39
LocalNdex 34 Data from Localeze, but no telling how often updates
Zips Local
Best Of The Web – Local Free Listing Link at the bottom


Got some more hot free SEO backlink sources?

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