Get your handmade SEO climbing with this free template. Plan out your link building strategy with this free Google Sheets template. Inside this template, you can add in your backlink channels. Set link building goals, plan guest blogs, press & PR outreach and influencer collaborations. You will be given space to write down bloggers, influencers, creators and journalists that you want to get in touch with.


How to use the SEO link building strategy template

Enter your details below to access the link for the SEO backlink strategy template. The strategy has been designed in Google Sheets so you will need to copy it over to your own Google Drive. To do this, click on the link you receive, select File in Google Sheets and Make A Copy.

Now you’re ready to start planning an important part of your SEO strategy.


Create a library of contacts

Start by adding in the first 10 contacts that you want to start reaching out to. These can be:

  • Authors of blogs you would like to submit guest posts to
  • Hosts of podcasts or video series you would like to come on as a guest
  • Organizers of events you would like to speak at
  • Bloggers you would like to send your items to get a published review
  • Influencers you would like to style and share your creations
  • Online news outlets and magazines you would like to be featured in
  • Authors of shopping guides and curated lists you would like to be included in

There’s also space to add their website, the best person to contact and an email address or a way to contact them. You can add more contacts at the end.


Write down your topics, ideas and pitches

You will have space to plan out your collaboration. Use this space to include:

  • Useful information about the website or the author that will help you formulate your pitch.
  • Topics, themes and titles of content you would like to create as a guest contributor.
  • Drafts of emails you will send to your contacts.
  • Updates on the status of the backlink


About the SEO Link Building Strategy Template

Inside your download you will receive:

  • A SEO Link Building Strategy Template in Google Sheets format
  • Pre-designed and simple to update
  • Space to list 10 contacts. Simply copy and paste the contacts to add more.
  • Space to include notes about the collaboration
  • This is a digital download which means you can add on more contacts and comments as your SEO link building strategy grows.