A backlink is another persons or businesses website that mentions your site, in the form of a link to your site. It’s a form of credibility, in the form of a link to your own site, from someone else’s webpage. In a way, it’s unfortunately sort of a popularity contest. The more the merrier.
Examples Of Backlinks:
An example of this are reviews of your business on sites like Yelp or Urbanspoon. Someone might say they liked your food and then put a link to your website. This would be an example of a backlink. Your site is mentioned, and Google will take actions to help boost your credibility and search rankings. Another great example is a blog post. Someone who ate at your restaurant might have liked the food so much they went home and raved about it on their blog or Facebook page, along with a link to your restaurant. That link would be considered a backlink, which just happens to be great for your search engine optimization (SEO).
Top 3 Ways To Produce Backlinks:
1- List your site in public directories (yellowpages, local newspapers, forums)
2- Nicely ask customers to leave reviews on popular site such as: Yelp, Urbanspoon, Angies list, etc
3- Have friends and family write reviews or mention you in their social media sites and blogs. (Facebook, twitter, instagram)