Having other sites on the web link to your website is one of the most effective things you can do to increase your page rankings.

As a model your opportunity to have websites backlink to you is extremely high. Consider for a moment; all of the places which are potential sources of backlinks.

You have industry forums, blogs you read, photographer’s websites, other model’s websites, professional associations or trade groups that you belong to, magazine websites, newspaper websites, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, and even portfolio sites.

Looking into a few of these…

Industry forums and collaborative blogs are a great place to get backlinks. As a contributing writer in a forum you can write about topics that people find interesting and then include a link to your website in your signature. For example; let’s say you are a fitness model and personal trainer so you write contributing articles for a fitness blogs and forums and then place a link back to your website. This helps validate your website to search engines.

If you work with a photographer and they are posting the images on their websites, social media channels or even their industry blogs; see if they can plug your website as they post the imagery.

If you are being featured on a magazine’s website; see if they are willing to add a link back to your website as part of the online feature.

For those reading this that are fairly sensible; you might be getting the impression that creating all of this content and putting it into the online atmosphere to drive people back to your website seems like a lot of work. My response to that is “well… yeah!”

Why shouldn’t this stuff be time consuming? If this was too easy to do; then every single model would be doing it right now and no one would be able to stand out.