If you are a Blogger, and you’ve not heard about backlinks, get this to save your search Engine ranking. When you get these tweaks very well, you’ll start ranking first in Google and other search engines.
Going through how these links work via the discussion at quora, I decided to share it among you who have been trying to kill this site with spammy links with your comments.
What is a Backlink
If you are a Blogger, and you’ve not heard about backlinks, I want you to find a seat and come closer.
I don’t want you to get confused with the technicality of the definition or the name itself.
Backlinks, otherwise known as inbound links are mere links pointing back to your site.
In other words, they are incoming hyperlink to your website and that is why the name has back in it.
Types of Backlinks
We have the dofollow (which search engine visits) and nofollow which isn’t visited by search engines.
I want you to get that last statement carefully.
Do follow does amazingly positive work to your site (it invokes ranking to the site that it’s linked to) and no-follow won’t.
Have you asked yourselves why nofollow really exists?
Based on pro experience, it merely because it is used to stop spammers by getting benefited by search engines.
Traffic from external hyperlinks are counted as referral traffic in Google analytics.
Before, I want to tell you how Hyperlinks used to work.
The relevance of your websites is what ranks your site, and search engine used to count the number of backlinks that points back to your site.
Anchor text plays a great role in determining relevancy. That’s why old SEOs tend to get thousands anchor texted backlinks and even paid lots of bucks to gain backlinks.
Before this era, site backlink metrics were basically manipulative.
Those days, anyone could rank first in search engine results. And count of backlinks played a greater role.
This is because as far as you can increase your hyperlinks , your rankings will automatically go up (overnight)
What about today?
The game has changed.
If you dare build tons of anchor-texted backlinks, you’ll get penalized by search engines like Google. And the consequence is that your blog/site URL may not even smell the Google’s fourth page in the search result.
Too much anchor-texted backlink are clearly marked by Google as manipulative and won’t produce the same results as in the past.
The quality of the backlink is now considered more important that backlinks itself. Don’t laugh at that.
To get the best out of your Backlinks, here are what you should know:
- Build backlinks based on semantic keywords. Eg: If your core keyword is “make money online”, try to build backlinks on related words like online trading, work from home, make money reading online, etc.
- Thousands of backlinks with a same anchor text produce negative results. Please, put a watch on your own anchor-text density.
Too much something isn’t good at all.
- If you like, get 10,000, 000 backlinks. It can’t amount to 5 quality backlinks.
Note: I shared this because I know someone somewhere has been praying to rank better only, and still doing the wrong thing.