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>I haven’t done any backlinking strategies simply because I don’t like artificial linkings, and I would like to get them naturally.
This is the main problem. I haven’t heard of anybody starting up and getting “natural” links without actively promoting their website. Famous Internet marketers suggest spending 80% of your time marketing your site, and only 20% for producing it. And those are professional marketers, which means they are really effective with their showcasing. It’s a shouting competition out there. Without being “spammy”.
Even the biggest companies spend inordinate amounts of money sponsoring bloggers for coverage and backlinks.
In sum I can say that for a standard site, the ranking of it is pretty much a direct translation of the amount of promotion behind it. Quality? Ahhhh, no. This matters surprisingly little. The signals search engines look at for determining quality depend in its entirety on marketing efforts.
Edit: Search engines look for similarities when estimating quality. They for instance estimate how similar your site is to e.g. New York Times. If traits are similar, that’s a good signal. I would add more outbound links to your posts. I think that will influence positively on your ranking. People like links. When you’re recommending apps for instance, it’s helpful to have a direct link to Appstore. Also, a commenting feature is useful.