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SEO Tips: Simple ways to build your website backlinks


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Editor: Adigun Abiola, Africa.


A backlink for a given web resource is a link from some other website (the referrer) to that web resource (the referent).





Many new bloggers and website owners are still battling with the word “backlink” and how it works and its important, some mistake it for SEO why others find it not relevant, but you will find out after reading this article to the end.
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In this post, we hope to offer you an understanding of what backlinks are, why they are essential to SEO, and why they are important to your website growth and for your online success.
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Let’s get started…

What are Backlinks?
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Backlinks is an incoming hyperlink from one web page to another website.

When a webpage links to any other page, it’s called a Backlink. In the past, backlinks were the major metric for the ranking of a webpage. A page with a lot of backlinks tended to rank higher on all major search engines, including Google. This is still true to a large extent.
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The following are glossary of common terms related to backlinks that you should know:
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* Link Juice: When a webpage links to any of your articles or your website’s homepage, it passes “link juice”. This link juice helps with the ranking of the article, and also improves the domain authority. As a blogger or a site owner, you can stop passing link juice by using a no-follow tag.

* No-Follow Link: When a website links to another website, but the link has a no-follow tag, that link does not pass link juice. No-follow links are not useful concerning the ranking of a page as they do not contribute anything. In general, a webmaster uses the no-follow tag when he/she is linking out to an unreliable site.
* Example: Links from comments on other blogs.

* Do-Follow Link: By default, all the links that you add into a blog post are do-follow links, and these pass link juice.
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* Linking Root Domains: This refers to the number of backlinks coming into your website from a unique domain. Even if a website has linked to your website ten times, it will only be considered as one linked root domain.

* Low-Quality Links: Low-quality links are links that come from harvested sites, automated sites, spam sites, or even porn sites. Such links do far more harm than good. This is one reason you should be careful when buying backlinks.
* Internal Links: Links that are going from one page to another within the same domain are called internal links. The process itself is referred to as internal linking or
* Anchor Text: Text that is used for hyperlinks is called anchor text. Anchor text backlinks work great when you are trying to rank for particular keywords.
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Advantages of backlinks in SEO:

Before I talk about the advantages of backlinks, you need to know that much has changed concerning backlinks in the past couple of years.

There was a time when even low-quality links helped in ranking a site.

But ever since Google rolled out its Penguin algorithm, the whole landscape of back linking has changed.

It is important to have backlinks from quality sites, and those backlinks should be contextual. If, for example, you have a site about fish, and you are creating links from other niche sites about monkeys, these links will be of no use. Your goal should be to get links from authoritative and relevant sites.
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Now let’s take a look at why it is important for you to create backlinks to your site:

IT PROMOTES ORGANIC RANKING:

Backlinks help in getting better search engine rankings.

If any of your content is getting organic links from other sites, that content will naturally rank higher with search engines.

Your goal should be to create links to individual posts/pages along with those leading to your homepage.
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START COMMENTING:

Comments are an excellent, easy, and free way to get backlinks. Start commenting on do-follow forums and do-follow blogs.

The latest news has suggested that no-follow links don’t matter all that much, but start commenting on any blog, and you will surely benefit from some good link juice.

Commenting helps you to get solid one-way backlinks as well as more traffic and better search engine visibility.
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But don’t spam! Give good and reasonable comments.

FASTER INDEXING:
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Backlinks help search engine bots discover links to your site and crawl your site effectively.

Especially for a new website, it is important to get backlinks as they help in the faster discovery and indexing of your site.
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REFERRAL TRAFFIC:

One of the major benefits of backlinks is that they help get referral traffic.

Usually, referral traffic is targeted and has a low bounce rate.

* Learn: What is anchor text and what is the SEO importance of anchored text?

How to start getting backlinks:
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So now you understand what the term “backlink” means as it relates to SEO and why they’re important. Let’s now learn a few simple techniques for generating backlinks to your site.

One important fact that you need to keep in mind about backlink SEO is that it is not the number of backlinks which matters, but rather the quality of backlinks.

If you are using some paid services to get links to your site, you are likely going to be penalized by Google Penguin’s algo.

So here’s the question:

What are some of the ways to get quality backlinks for your blog?

WRITE AWESOME ARTICLES:

This is the best and simplest way to get backlinks for your blog.
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If you write awesome articles, people will naturally link to them.

Tutorials and top-ten list articles are a couple of good examples of the types of posts that have great potential for getting backlinks from other websites as references.

Important note: Such articles are based on proper research and practical examples.

All these would help your website get highly ranked.
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