For that, you need to create content that is highly informative and authoritative. It should have information that is unique and valuable to the readers. It should the kind of information that others would like to link to from their sites. Attracting backlinks is a whole new ballgame that one would have to master. One way will be to study how other top-ranking sites get their leading pages to generate backlinks. It is worth the while to check out what makes their pages so rich that others want to connect with them.
Is your site linking to another site that gives the reader more information or a solution like an opportunity to buy something online that you have been suggesting? The point of writing content is always to achieve something – like a sale. Without being able to do that, the purpose of the content is not served!