How to Get Backlinks from Local Contacts?
Sharing experiences and content online is a new trend in generating traffic. Best results you get when local celebrities, influencers, or news reporters mention your business. As to the type of content shared, it could be a blog post, a video, a review, a Facebook or Instagram post, and more. Strictly Google-guidelines speaking, it is manipulation when the celebrity or influencer asks for money or any other compensation as it involves an incentive to leave a positive review (nobody would want a negative review anyway) or endorse your business. So, technically you will be manipulating your traffic, rankings, backlinks, but who cares what Google says. It makes sense to use traditional marketing methods with a modern twist into online marketing.