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Are backlinks still a thing in 2019?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by beninbro, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. dojodesign

    dojodesign Active Member

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    #21
    If I listen to my best friend, who's more into SEO than I am, then links are still going strong even now and will probably do for a pretty long time.
    SEMrush
     
    dojodesign, May 15, 2019 IP
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    harrys56431 Peon

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    #22
    Backlinks are very important part of off-page optimization. In my opinion backlinks are still working and these are worthy of your website. I will suggest you to do some strategic plan for your backlinks.
     
    harrys56431, May 18, 2019 IP
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    giorgioarmani Well-Known Member

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    #23
    What do you mean with a "thing"?
     
    giorgioarmani, May 19, 2019 IP
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    Mrshortd81 Peon

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    #24
    I think that ever since google to the Page Rank Meter out of the publics eyes, it has been looked at (Link Building/Backlinks) as obsolete because we are unable to know for a fact what exactly we are buying, selling, or swapping. Link building will always be needed as long as we have a Google, it's a very much needed action for any website. But that's just my opinion.
     
    Mrshortd81, Aug 13, 2019 IP
  5. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    #25
    Good links help your Google keyword ranking.

    But also, links bring you traffic. Case in point: Last month my website had 49,392 visitors. The majority were through organic search. But almost 12,000 of the visitors came directly from links.
     
    Jim4767, Aug 13, 2019 IP
  6. SarahBoyer

    SarahBoyer Greenhorn

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    #26
    If anyone wants to improve website rank. so that they must to do a lot of Backlinks. Otherwise not possible.
     
    SarahBoyer, Aug 18, 2019 IP
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    stephenrobes Banned

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    #27
    Obviously It's still work and also doing better performance.
     
    stephenrobes, Aug 18, 2019 IP
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    nilpotter Greenhorn

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    #28
    Backlinks are always most important part for SEO.
     
    nilpotter, Aug 18, 2019 IP
  9. Robert David

    Robert David Greenhorn

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    #29
    Yes, backlinks still a thing in 2019
     
    Robert David, Aug 18, 2019 IP
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    #30
    Backlinks were and still is the backbone of SEO. No matter what google says about natural link building, backlink still works like a charm! I remember a few months ago I started a website on a very easy keyword and with link building within a week it was ranking on 3rd position. I know you all will think that with Google changing its algorithm every now and then this will be impossible but this worked! I sold the website 2 weeks after making for $600. It was quick money. Also, many of my sites are still ranking because of them. And if you are depending upon natural link building than it might take a long period of time for the site to rank to make some minimum profits.
     
    jerryrussell, Aug 20, 2019 IP
  11. Amarjit Sharma

    Amarjit Sharma Greenhorn

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    #31
    Links are the core of the internet, And so the backlinks which refer to each other. So it will always be relevant for any website.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
    Amarjit Sharma, Aug 20, 2019 IP
  12. MasterA

    MasterA Active Member

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    #32
    Backlink building definitely still works but you need high quality backlinks from high domain authority websites. The low quality profile backlinks and backlinks created by bots will no longer work. Google still cares about backlinks but they are putting more emphasis on the quality of the backlinks. If you build large numbers of low quality backlinks, it will probably not rank your website since Google constantly changes their algorithm and the algorithm will be able to distinguish between high and low quality backlinks.
     
    MasterA, Aug 22, 2019 IP
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    wanessmark Active Member

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    #33
    backlinks are definitely a qualifying factor for building page authority. They should, however, be used naturally and gotten from reputable sites as well.
     
    wanessmark, Aug 25, 2019 IP
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    #34
    It's a backbone of SEO and should be used in order to improve organic ranking and more. But after the Penguin algorithm was enrolled, in order to be effective, backlinks should be contextual and used with quality sites.
     
    lightningmat, Aug 26, 2019 IP
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    EvcRo Notable Member

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    #35
    you will rank a site with bad content

    but you will NEVER rank a site with bad/no links

    so to answer your question, links are still no1 factor in search engine rankings in 2019, despite everything Google and some "experts" tell you
     
    EvcRo, Sep 9, 2019 IP
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    #36
    More now than ever...
     
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    Henrietta Judd Peon

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    #37
    It is 2019 and traffic still stay among the things that are Google that are most essential to concentrate on. They provide a sign about how great your site is with respect to quality and value to Google. Which means bad backlinks in volume will not give additional weight compared to Google.
     
    Henrietta Judd, Oct 25, 2019 IP
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    #38
    Yes, massively - for Google anyway. The backlinks have to be related to your niche website though. Always check through Mozpro if there are any spammy bad links associated with your website. Get them disavowed if there are any damaging your site.

    Backlinks contribute to your domain authority which is what Google uses to rank you higher than other sites.
     
    Ruin18, Oct 26, 2019 IP
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    vjvysakh Greenhorn

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    #39
    Some of the Google ranking factors are
    • total referring domains
    • total backlinks
    • total follow backlinks
    without building backlinks there is no improvement in keyword rankings. it will cause organic traffic also.
     
    vjvysakh, Oct 28, 2019 IP
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    JEET Notable Member

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    #40
    First of all, google uses back links to find your website, and index it.
    Even a nofollow link from a google's trusted website will get you indexed very quickly. Most likely on the same day.
    I added a page on my website few months back, got a nofollow link from a website which was already ranking in google, and this new page of my website was already in google within 24 hours.
    It had a unique title, and a "my title" google search showed me the page in search results.

    This is why I am thinking that even nofollow links from well trusted websites are passing some link juice.

    However, ranking is a completely different thing.

    I don't think google is depending as much on back links as they used to.
    They are probably more dependant on their "google brain" system which they launched recently.
    Its an artificial intelligence project, which can analyse your webpage like a human reading your webpage.

    Back links still could be one factor, but not of as much importance as they used to be. These newer technologies are holding more weightage in ranking websites.

    Plus I think that these days google is also hand picking certain websites to rank higher.
    Like its dropping forum websites, and replacing search results with websites like stackoverflow and quora.
     
    JEET, Oct 28, 2019 IP