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Do backlinks still work?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by leswoody, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. mukluknation

    mukluknation Peon

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    #21
    What makes a link "quality"?
    SEMrush
     
    mukluknation, Sep 2, 2011 IP
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  2. joshysan

    joshysan Peon

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    #22
    Backlinks are must. What you have to keep in mind however, is that links are more valuable if they come from quality sites, and if they include your keywords.
     
    joshysan, Sep 6, 2011 IP
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    contentboss Peon

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    #23
    Backlinks rock. Along with unique well-written content (i.e. content that can pass Google) it's all you need to start building up presence.
     
    contentboss, Sep 6, 2011 IP
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    Mackster2 Guest

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    #24
    I see they still work, but need to use new methods and in combination with social networking gives you the best results. I'm always looking for link exchanges if you are interested.
     
    Mackster2, Sep 6, 2011 IP
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    rajwebwiz Peon

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    #25
    Link development does work,
    you need variations in link

    forum signature backlinks
    blog comments
    article directories
    bookmarking
    directory listing

    spread your links in all directions and keep them adding on daily basis
    and nothing works overnight...
     
    rajwebwiz, Sep 6, 2011 IP
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    c1live1 Peon

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    #26
    As everyone said... Links still work, however, Google is now ranking your site based on more than just how many links you have. They are looking at a variety of stats on your site to gauge the user-experience as a whole. How long are people staying on your page/site? Are they clicking through internal links, interacting with the site? Things that can be monitored to track user-experience will be, and for the most part already are. It still doesn't hold as much weight yet, but little by little this is where the new SEO game will be leaning toward. It's no longer going to be about who can slap on the most relevant words, and get the most links. It'll be about who can make the most user-engaging website.
     
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    #27
    search engine follow those links from one site to another site, so backlinks is still work. But it no longer the keypoint to metrics a site, for future metrics Google is more focus on:

    1.Conversion rate
    2. Bounce rate
    3. Clickthrough rate (CTR)

    Full article
     
    patrick0001, Sep 6, 2011 IP
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    sisatel Active Member

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    #28
    Still backlinks are playing an important role to increase the PR & SERP.
     
    sisatel, Sep 6, 2011 IP
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    #29
    Very simple, how search engine will know about your values, credibility and importance if no one is linking you, no one is talking about you or no one is giving their vote for you???? backlinks plays the major role for search engine algorithms. SO balklinks is ever green seo strategy and will always remain in demand.
     
    basickno, Sep 7, 2011 IP
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    #30
    Links will always mean your site is valuable in the eyes of search engines.
     
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    unknownpray Active Member

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    #31
    Backlinks do work, other wise how else do you intend to rank in the SERPs.
     
    unknownpray, Sep 8, 2011 IP
  12. Magdalena17

    Magdalena17 Greenhorn

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    #32
    you can buy site-wide link
     
    Magdalena17, Sep 9, 2011 IP
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    #33
    mainly u need to satisfy the visitors mean your service is enough good to your visitors for come back to your website.after your service was good.write a good article relevant to your site.thinking about viral advertising.this type of free promotion take time but gives more visitors in future.
     
    webtutor, Sep 11, 2011 IP
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    #34
    High Quality Backlinks = focusing more on the user experience rather than just getting as many backlinks as you possibly can. A quality back link is a link that is pointing from a RELEVANT site back to yours. Google has repeatedly stated that focusing on the user experience will net you better ranking results time and gain. Link exchanges are against their guidelines (unless they are advertisement links, and in that case, apply a "nofollow" tag). If you buy links for the sake of building up backlinks and a page rank, then in the short term you may see some good results, but in the long term, not so much.

    It's all a matter of what is important to you as a site owner/operator: High reputation for your site? Or, are you just primarily concerned with getting visitors to your site?

    Backlinks are still a key component of SEO and will continue to be for the very near future, but old practices of mass producing backlinks will not get you the results you once could.
     
    jefeyeo, Sep 11, 2011 IP
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    #35
    High quality backlink is still an important factor for top search ranking. You should developed better link building by commenting to the relevant blog or forum.
     
    mikeavery11, Sep 11, 2011 IP
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    #36
    I think that backlinks will always matter, you just have to add the social aspect into the equation now. I figure that they will add more weight to this as time goes on so effectively decreasing backlink benefits, but only due to the dilution of them adding the social aspect to the game.
     
    usa666, Sep 11, 2011 IP
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    Magdalena17 Greenhorn

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    #37
    Backlinks will work everytime, grow up :)
     
    Magdalena17, Sep 11, 2011 IP
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    #38
    yea backlinks are still powering results here! the only way is up baby
     
    ginap, Sep 12, 2011 IP
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    #39
    I've discovered some backlinking techniques which improved my site Domain Authority from 44 to 52; Page Authority of 60 from around 40 (check with www.opensiteexplorer.org).
    With the age of PANDA, this link building tactics can help you.
     
    bebs3517, Sep 12, 2011 IP
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    BeeMWyou Active Member

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    #40
    If back links no longer work, than what does?
     
    BeeMWyou, Sep 12, 2011 IP