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Link Building vs Traffic

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by Andrzej Wilczynski, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. #1
    I recently heard a statement that link building is not that important as amount of traffic coming to your site. In short suggestion was to forget link building and concentrate on bringing traffic through Twitter – social media2. Medium- blogging platform3. Klusster- blog plat.4. Storeboard- blog plat.5. Strikingly- personal blog6. Pinterest- social media7. Slideshare -whateva!8. Scoop-it – like reddit, spelled differently!9. Launchora- I don’t know, but it sounds good!10. Facebook Feed | Facebook Groups | My profile.
    Any thoughts on that?
    SEMrush
     
    Andrzej Wilczynski, Oct 27, 2021 IP
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  2. Sumit_Singh

    Sumit_Singh Active Member

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    Hi
    It all depends on the traffic source and what kind of services or products you are offering to the customer. If you have lots of followers on social media and you just want to drive traffic to your website then it's great and no need to build backlinks.
    What if you are a new startup and your social is zero and you want to make new customers. In this case, you have to run paid ads or follow other traditional and time-consuming tactics to promote your business.
    You have mentioned above to get traffic from the Kluster blog but without sharing your webpage link how can you get traffic from that website so backlinking is necessary in this case.
     
    Sumit_Singh, Oct 27, 2021 IP
  3. Andrzej Wilczynski

    Andrzej Wilczynski Greenhorn

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    Thank you. Indeed you are correct, the tactics I had mentioned require back linking. I would say that like with everything one need to consider all the actions that may bring visitors: backlinks, social media, paid ads. Of course everything depends on the budget you have.
     
    Andrzej Wilczynski, Oct 28, 2021 IP
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    VortexAlpha Member Premium Member

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    The tactics that you mentioned don't exclude each other, you can work on your social media presence and try to attract more traffic from there and use some backlinking strategies, as well. It's true that social media can have a great influence on organic ranking, especially if you manage to engage your audience and make them interact in some way with your content and click on links that you share, so you should definitely try this approach, but I think you would achieve the best results if you combine it with some backlinking processes.
     
    VortexAlpha, Dec 22, 2021 IP
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    mindarya Greenhorn

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    First of all, quality of traffic is much more important than its amount. If you'll have lots of people coming to your website and leaving immediately, it will make Google algorithms think that people can't find what they need on your website. So it will mean that your website is useless and bad, and Google will decrease its positions on search.

    As for link building, it still works and can not only increase website's authority score, but also bring high-quality traffic. Strategy means a lot. Links are now closely connected with content, and two main rules are not to spam and put links to relevant high quality content. You can Google 'modern link building strategies' for more.
     
    mindarya, Jan 10, 2022 IP
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    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    Social media and search engines will give you different types of traffic. If you need targeted search engine traffic to boost product or services sale, then link building is a must.

    Different studies show different data as to how many buyers use search engine for their purchase decisions. But it is safe to say that more than half of the buyers use search engines to make a purchase decision. Only way to get that major share of search engine traffic is through link building or PPC campaign.
     
    sultanofseo, Jan 10, 2022 IP
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    According to my Knowledge we don't need to do a lot of Link building work for any website means not build link in Low quality platforms.

    We should focus on High Quality platform where we will be able for good social signals as well as good traffic through this, If we notice any kinds of platform are there where we can build our links then we can do it and also I would like to share some platform who will help for good traffic as well as social signals ..
    • Mix
    • bizsugar
    • reddit
    • tumblr
    • myspace
    • bibsonomy
    • diigo
    • Digg
    • dzone
    • disqus
    Above are also good sites for promotions.
     
    Azharuddin Sheikh, Jan 12, 2022 IP
  8. Daniel165

    Daniel165 Greenhorn

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    Thanks for the community answer, It will be helpful to me.
     
    Daniel165, May 12, 2022 IP
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    Well think about that link building its a tedious and hard work and you must have a lot of patience until you rank .If you focus on social media you will also get some backlinks back to your website ,not so efective as real backlinks but still good .Plus you will get a lot of traffic and you dont depend so much on google ranking .Plus with social media if you post continuos you will grow you folowers ,subscribers etc and you cannot know you will get succes and not depend on that site .Dont put all your eggs in one single basket ,google can give an update that will ruin your website
     
    Spartan14, May 15, 2022 IP
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    You should not downplay back link building. Solely relying on only content and keywords is also not ideal. It is important to understand that it is a collective efforts that include good keyword rich content + regular backlink building that brings your website to top.

    I always ignore people who suggest to abandon backlink building or who ask to focus only on content creation and nothing else.

    With my experience, I can tell you that it is a balanced combination of both.
     
    sageshark, Jun 1, 2022 IP
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    Gamerseo Greenhorn

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    It all depends on the industry, but I think it is worth focusing on both getting traffic and building backlinks.
     
    Gamerseo, Jun 1, 2022 IP