By 7 years ago in SEO

9 authority sites that give out free links

Inspired by Scotts post about how to get a link on CNN and the BBC I decided to investigate the top high authority sites that give out free search engine spiderable links.

The first 8 sites are all allowing Google to index their web search results and allows even the spammiest viagra comments.

These links may or may not have been devalued by Google.

By Patrick Altoft. at 10:18AM on Tuesday, 09 Oct 2007

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events. Follow Patrick Altoft on Twitter.


  • Nick

    Nice list Smile I have reproduced it, and added a few more sites here

  • Mick
  • Patrick Altoft

    Some of those must be recent additions. All the sites still have a number of spam pages indexed in Google.

  • Gary R. Hess

    This is great and all, but is there any actual value in it? They are search results pages, not actual links from the site.

  • paige

    i am glad to know this authority sites. I will try to check on this sites and see what i can do. Anyway, thank for this!

  • mike

    i have tried it all and cant get into msn or google

  • tropical aquarium

    Finally got listed with my new site

  • ronelM

    thanks for those list..i will check it out…

  • golf786

    Nice list of authority sites.