Gravatar.com is a Page Rank 8 and DA 94 website which enables users to have online profiles using custom AvatarsGravatar is an acronym of Globally Recognized Avatar. Here you create your profile once and become an internet identity forever. Gravatars are used as user-profiles on all WordPress.com and nearly 90% of WordPress blogs.

This means, as a blogger, it’s highly recommended to have a stunning gravatar profile.

Here is my Gravatar profile:

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Gravatar can drive huge amount of traffic via comments. Plus on profile pages, it allows to link as many sites you want but unluckily assigns them rel=’nofollow’ . In one line, gravatar.com gives a plenty of nofollow backlinks from your gravatar profile page.

 

All these links are not being followed.
All these links are not being followed.

Nofollow backlinks? Well, no. Those aren’t that relevant to SEO as are general (follow) links. You want genuine backlinks? There is a simple way to get genuine follow links from gravatar. All you need to be cautious about formatting. Follow these easy steps to get backlinks from your gravatar profile:

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  • Start typing in About Me section. Write about yourself and add external links. But be careful not to use double quotes (“…”) inside anchor <a> ..</a>) tag. Use single quotes as Gravatar removes everything inside double-quotes. Be specific and add rel=’author’ or any other. Never add rel=’follow’ or rel=’dofollow’ because these tags are incorrect.
  • You can add as many as possible external links using the same way.
  • Save profile.

backlink receivedWhen you are done, you will see these links on the left of your profile. Cool. You just got DA94 and PA40+ juice passing backlinks with no hard-work. These links will also pass juice from the countless webpages which support gravatar profiles.

Enjoy!

 

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  1. Thanks Gaurav for sharing this wonderful article… I didn’t knew this but surely from now onward i m going to be a regular at ur blog as you share wonderful write ups and ur knowledge.. Keep up the good work… cheers

  2. How much time will I have to wait for getting this backlink? I mean, after adding the HTML to gravatar, do we get instant backlink or wait for some days..? And thanks for posting such nice tips for getting high pr backlink. Any other site where get this type of high pr backlink?

  3. Hey bro. Really impressive article.. i like to see your blog… because it has always new things to learn…
    I want one help if you have any type of guide on ” How to make genesis theme” plz let me knoknow through email. Thanx…

    1. Cheers Rahul! Thank you for reading this post and writing your comments on it. This blog have no such articles on How to Create Genesis Themes but will definitely be having one very soon. I’ll mail you soon it’s published.

      Bye.

  4. Thanks.. it worked. And you were right i first tried it with rel=”dofollow” and the result was same as u described in post. Than i tried your way and yeah.. Got the backlink from gravatar.

  5. I’m not the best at coding so could you give me the specific code to put in the about myself section to link my website for pr juice? I used this code < a>http://bargintaxi.com/</a> but don’t think that’s correct. Thanks!

  6. I notice that the gravatar backlink in the profile is now nofollow.
    Have you found a way to pull up a list of niche related sites that have gravatar comment backlinks?

    1. Most of the WordPress.com sites have gravatar comment backlinks. Those appear while hovering over the gravatar image of comment author, if Gravatar Hovercards are enabled.

  7. Hi gaurav, first thanks for the tip. I was looking to build backlinks for jewelsome.com. I found this article at right time. Is there any other ways to build backlinks? Thanks again.

  8. Hello all,

    Can you confirm backlink from gravatar will get indexed in google, because I didn’t see link from gravatar in my google webmaster tool.

  9. This doesn’t work anymore. Links in profile description get auto formated and rel=”nofollow” gets added.

  10. Gravatar is just one of the many profile link building sites out there. Here are a few helpful posts that compile a list of sites where you can create an online profile and drop your link.
    from http://writingsbd.com

  11. Hello,

    Just landed from here after spying on a competitor and noticed that he’s using this trick to get quick backlinks from other sites. I think much has changed but I wonder how to get the link to show on my name when I comment on WordPress Sites. I can see most comments here have the links tagged on their names, which helps to generate a backlink.

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