High-Quality Backlinks are one of the most used words in search engine optimization.
Many bloggers who have recently started a blog or website find it difficult to understand the meaning of backlinks.
I hope that after reading this post you will understand How to Create High-Quality Backlinks and also know why it is important for SEO and your online success.
Let’s get started!
A backlink is incoming links to a webpage, and these links play an important role in the Google search engine algorithm, SEO, and your overall performance strategy for your growing website.
When a website is linked to any other webpage, it is called a backlink.
Previously, backlinks were the major metric in the ranking of webpages. A page that has a lot of backlinks, the webpage is at a higher rank in all major search engines (including Google).
Types of Backlink
A backlink is simply connecting one website to another. Search engines like Google use backlink as a positive signal to rank your website because when any website links to another, it means that the website believes the content of your website.
High quality backlinks can improve your site ranking, authority, and visibility in search engine results.
Here are some common terms related to backlink, which you should know:
Nofollow Link: When a website links to another website but that link has a Nofollow tag, Nofollow tag tells google bot to ignore the link and link juice does not pass. They don’t pass any value from one site to another.
So, Nofollow backlink is not useful for page ranking because they do not contribute anything. Typically, a webmaster uses a Nofollow tag when he links out to an unreliable site. Example: links to comments on other blogs.
Do-follow link: links are the type of backlink that everyone wants. By default, all the links that you add to the blog post are do-follow links and pass this link juice (bot).
Just remember that those links coming from high authority sites hold the most value. This kind of backlink can really help your website to improve search engine ranking.
Link Juice: When a webpage links to any of your articles or the homepage of your website, that link juice passes. This link juice helps in the ranking of the article and also improves the domain authority. As a blogger, you can prevent link juice from passing by using the Nofollow tag.
Linking Root Domains: How many backlinks are coming to your website from a unique domain, they refer to it. Even if a website links to your website 10 times, it will still be considered a linked root domain.
Low Quality Links: Low quality Links are links that come from harvested sites, automated sites, spam sites, and even porn sites. These links do a lot of damage. This is one reason why you need to be careful when buying backlinks.
Internal Links: That links from one page to another within the same domain are called internal links and this process itself is called internal linking.
Anchor Text: The text that is used for the hyperlink is called Anchor Text. Anchor text backlinks work great when you are trying to rank for particular keywords.
Are backlinks good for SEO?
Before I talk about the advantages of backlinks, you should know that a lot has changed in backlinks in the last few years.
That was the time when even low-quality backlinks helped in the ranking of the site. But since Google rolled out its Penguin algorithm, the whole ground of backlinking has changed.
Quality sites must have backlinks and these backlinks must be contextual. For Example: If your website is about cooking then your backlink cooking should be from its related site.
Let’s take a look at why it is important for you to create backlinks for the site.
- Organic Ranking Improves
High quality backlinks help you get better search engine rankings. If any of your content gets organic links from other sites then naturally that content gets a higher rank in search engines. Your goal should be to create a link for the individual post/pages with the homepage.
- Faster Indexing of Site
Backlinks help search engine bots discover links to your site and crawl them effectively. Especially, for a new website, it is important to get high quality backlinks as they help in faster discovery and indexing of sites.
- Referral Traffic
One of the major benefits of backlinks is that they help bring in referral traffic (traffic that does not come to your blog from search engines but through links to other blogs).
Generally, referral traffic is targeted and its bounce rate (bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your website who once come to your website and return without reading the post) is low.
How to start getting high quality backlinks?
So now you must have understood the meaning of the term “backlink” because it relates to SEO. Now is the time to learn some simple techniques to generate high quality backlinks.
An important fact that you have to keep in mind is that in SEO the number of backlinks does not matter but the quality of the links does matter.
If you use a paid service to get links to your site, you may be penalized by Google Penguin’s algorithm.
How do I get SEO backlinks?
- Write awesome articles.
- Guest post
- Start commenting.
- Submit the site to Web directories.
Write awesome articles:
This is the best way to get high quality backlinks for your blog. Tutorials and Top 10 articles are great examples of getting backlinks from other websites as references. Such articles are based on proper research and practical examples.
Guest posts are a very popular method in 2020 and an effective way to create high quality backlinks. A guest post is an article you write that is posted on someone else’s website.
Through that link, you give the visitor a link to visit your site, and through this, you can create a good quality backlink for your website.
Comments are the easiest and the best way to get backlinks.
Start commenting on Dofollow forums, Dofollow blogs, and WordPress blogs using top commentator plugins.
Latest News has suggested that Nofollow links do not matter so much, but commenting on a blog will be beneficial in becoming link juice. Commenting one-way helps in creating solid high quality backlinks, bringing in more traffic, and increasing search engine visibility.
Submit Site to Web Directories:
Submitting your blog or site to web directories is another great and easy way to get high quality backlinks. This method is not popular nowadays because finding a legal web directory is not an easy thing. Especially you should avoid web directories which ask you to create a backlink for your website to be included in their directory.
Note: These methods are not very effective but this process takes very little time. So nothing is better than nothing.
If you are using any automatic direct submission tactics, turn it off now. Due to automatic website submission, your website appears like spam and this may cause you a problem in page ranking or your blog may be removed from search engine.
I hope that with the help of this article you have clarified the basics of backlinks and why don’t you start getting quality backlinks for your blog?
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