How I Built 5,660 Backlinks in 30 Days [New Strategy]

Brian Dean

I built 5,660 backlinks last month.

(Without sending a single outreach email.)

My secret?

A new strategy called Reverse Outreach.

And this case study I’m going to show you exactly how I did it, step-by-step.

Outreach-based strategies like The Skyscraper Technique still work GREAT.

(When done right.)

But there’s one big problem with most link building strategies:

They don’t scale.

And if you’re in a competitive niche, you NEED to do link building at scale.

For example, take a look at Backlinko.

According to Semrush, I have 47.3K referring domains.

Semrush – Backlinko – Referring domains

That sounds great. Until you look at some of my competitors.

Like Yoast (67.2K referring domains):

Yoast – Referring domains

Search Engine Journal (214K referring domains):

Search Engine Journal – Referring domains

Or other huge brands in the marketing space, like HubSpot (341K referring domains):

HubSpot – Referring domains

Let’s say I wanted to close my link gap with Yoast using email outreach.

I’m currently about 20K referring domains “behind” Yoast.

And let’s assume that 5% of the outreach emails that I send result in a backlink.

That means I’d have to send 400K outreach emails just to catch up to Yoast.

(Plus, this assumes



This article was written by Brian Dean and originally published on Backlinko.

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