What are backlinks and why it is beneficial for SEO.



"Backlink" is one of the most commonly used words in search engine optimization.

Many bloggers who have recently started a blog or website, they are hard to understand the meaning of backlink.

I hope that after reading this post you will be able to understand backlinks and also know why it is important for SEO and for your online success.

Let's start.

Backlinks are incoming links on any webpage.

When a website is linked to any other webpage, it is called Backlink.

Previously, backlinks in the ranking of webpage were major metric. A page that has many backlinks, the webpage is at high rank in all major search engines (including Google).

Here is a glossary of some common terms related to Backlink, which you should know:

  • Link Juice: When a webpage links to any of your articles or the homepage of your website, that link pass passes. This link helps in the ranking of the juice article and also improves domain authority. As a blogger, you can prevent the link juice from passing by using the nofollow tag.

  • Nofollow Link: When a website links to another website, that link has a nofollow tag, then link juice does not pass. Nofollow links are not useful for ranking the page because they do not contribute anything. Commonly, a webmaster uses nofollow tag when it links out to an unreliable site. Example: Links to comments on other blogs.

  • Do-follow link: By default, all the links you add to the blog post are those do-follow links and this link juice passes.

  • Low Quality Links: Low Quality Links are links that come from harvested sites, automated sites, spam sites and even porn sites. These links reach a lot of losses. This is one of the reasons that you have to be careful while buying backlinks.

  • Internal Links: Links that link to another page from within a single domain, are called internal links and this process itself is called internal linking.

  • Linking Root Domains: It refers to how many backlinks are coming from a unique domain on your website. Even if a website links to your website 10 times, it will still be considered a linked root domain.

  • Anchor Text: The text used for the hyperlink is called Anchor Text. Anchor text backlinks do great work when you are trying to rank for specific keywords.

What are the benefits of SEO on creating backlinks?

Before I talk about the advantages of backlinks, you should know that a lot has changed in backlinks in the last few years.

It was time when even low-quality backlinks used to help in the ranking of the site. But since Google has rolled out its Penguin algorithm, the whole ground of backlinking has changed.

Quality sites should have backlinks and these backlinks should be contextual. For example, if your website is about cooking, then your Backlink cooking is from its related site.

Let's now look at why it is important to create backlinks for the site.

1. Organic Ranking Improve:

Backlinks help in finding better search engine rankings. If any of your content receives organic links from other sites, naturally it only gets higher rank in content search engine. Your goal should be to create a link for the individual post/pages with the homepage.

2. Site's Fast Indexing:

Backlinks help search engine bots to find links to your site and effectively crawl them. Especially, for a new website, getting backlinks is important because they help in faster discovery and indexing of sites.

3. Referral Traffic:

One of the major benefits of backlinks is that they help in bringing the referral traffic (Traffic that comes from the search engine on your blog but rather comes through the link of another blog).

Generally, referral traffic is targeted and its bounce rate is the percentage of visitors coming to your website which once came to your website and returned without reading the post).

How to Start Getting Backlinks?

So now you have got the meaning of the word "backlink" because it relates to SEO. Now is the time to generate backlinks, to learn some simple techniques.

One important fact that you have to keep in mind is that the number of Backlinks no matter in SEO but the quality of links matters.

If you use a paid service to get links to your site, then you are likely to get penalized by Google Penguins also.

What are the ways to get quality backlinks?

  • Write Awesome articles.
  • Start Commenting.
  • Submit site to web directories.
1. Write Awesome articles:

This is the best and best way to get backlinks for your blog. Tutorials and Top 10 articles, are great examples, to get backlinks from other websites as references. Such articles are based on correct research and practical examples.

2. Start Commenting:

Comments are easy to get backlinks and best.

Start commenting by using top commentator plugins on Dofollow forums, Dofollow blogs, and WordPress blogs too.

The latest news has suggested that nofollow links do not matter so much, but commenting on a blog will benefit from link juice. Commenting on one-way solid backlinks help in bringing more traffic and increasing search engine visibility.

3. Submit site to web directories:

Submitting your blog or site into web directories is another great and easy way to get backlinks. This method is not popular anymore because finding legal web directory is not an easy thing to do. Especially you should avoid such web directories that ask you to create backlink for your website to include in their directory.

Note: This method is not so effective but this process takes very little time. So nothing is better than nothing, it is better to be something.

If you are using any automatic direct submission tactics, turn it off now. Due to Automatic Website Submission, your website appears as spam, and this can cause problems in ranking your page or can also be removed from your blog search engine.

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I hope that with the help of this article, you have clear the basics of backlinks and why do not you start getting quality backlinks for your blog?

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