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what is more important: links or content?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by psychicmystery, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. #1
    hello!

    i have websites with hundreds of posts, each post targeting a keyword and i just dont have the time to backlink every post.

    so i wonder what should i focus on right now, more links or more content?
    SEMrush
    thanks!
     
    psychicmystery, Oct 18, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Rikesh21

    Rikesh21 Peon

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    #2
    Content>Links anyday. Build content and links come naturally!
     
    Rikesh21, Oct 18, 2011 IP
  3. vna1611

    vna1611 Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Without content you would not have a site -
    so where would the links come from?
     
    vna1611, Oct 18, 2011 IP
  4. lokeshthegeek

    lokeshthegeek Active Member

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    #4
    Backlinks hold importance when you have content... Get some good quality content on your website and then try for backlinks...
    I have seen guys who have earned a fortune through backlinks, but that's only after getting enough content.
    Articles that can attract people for a long period of time should be posted, as most of them end up getting expired after a few weeks.
     
    lokeshthegeek, Oct 18, 2011 IP
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    They both go hand in hand. Backlinks and content are both crucial for rankings. However, quality content will bring better conversions. You can have the most backlinks in the world and be ranked as high as possible, but without good content, the traffic would be useless.
     
    IamTJM, Oct 18, 2011 IP
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    Hello
    In today’s search environment, which focuses heavily on user relevance, content is king. The more eyeballs you get, and the longer you can keep them on your page, the better your pages will rank in the search engines. Of course, SEO can help the search engine direct some organic traffic to your page, especially in the absence of quality results for other sites in your niche, but if you want to compete with your biggest competitors, you will have to provide high-quality content aimed at drawing humans, not search engines.
     
    arena1, Oct 18, 2011 IP
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    It is a chicken and egg thing, once u have wonderful content, u will definitely attract visitors and people will tend to link your website.So concentrate on content now and let the rest come naturally
     
    muffin, Oct 18, 2011 IP
  8. pentavon.gary

    pentavon.gary Active Member

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    The answer to your question is very simple : BOTH! Unique content Google love. If you post at least a day , unique content you will have very good experiences in Serps and especilly traffic. But if you want to become a real tough player you need to start a link building campaign.
     
    pentavon.gary, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    #9
    you will need both of them .. the links and the content.
    links is useless without content but the content is a great way to get the links.
     
    msaegypt, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    Try and at least get each post indexed, then it will naturally create links.
     
    jimmyn115, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    kittyluver Notable Member

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    #11
    Links are the king of the sites. But Cont is the king of kings. Now you know which is important.
     
    kittyluver, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    1-stop Active Member

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    Good content is needed to keep a site sticky. Links are needed to help people find your site. So it depends on whether it's more important to you to get people there, or keep them coming back.
     
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    First work on getting a lot of good quality content on your site, with unique content being very important. After you have content then I would work on building backlinks. And if you content is good, you will naturally get links.
     
    RunningRunners, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    For me, Content is KING!! :)
     
    Matt_Baker, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    Oskar28 Active Member

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    Links in high quality contents/articles.
     
    Oskar28, Oct 19, 2011 IP
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    I agree. Backlinking to a site that has no value is a waste of time. If you are selling something, it's not bringing visitors to your site that is going to make you money but converting those visitors into paying customers.
     
    themiddleman, Oct 20, 2011 IP
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    Mega B Well-Known Member

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    Both go hand in hand,but i think content just has the edge.
     
    Mega B, Oct 20, 2011 IP
  18. michael.james.swan

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    I believe that links and content hold an equal amount of weight.For example, i am in the process of creating a completely new website for my website hosting company; and i want a good Google Rank because i have been working hard on the company over the last 4 years, and with only a PR3 on the original domain name, i have purchased a new domain name (which is more related to my Niche) and i am now writing lots of content.But alongside the idea of the content, i also need good ratings in Google and that is why; as i build the content, i also build a relevant set "3-4" links to go with the content page to help give it the exposure it will deserve.Intenal links are also important because it helps the Search Engine Spider search through your site and index more pages.I hope that this has been of some help.
     
    michael.james.swan, Oct 20, 2011 IP
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    both are important for seo purpose, if you have rich content then your website will get advantage of it, and link building is important factor for seo....
     
    rvasava, Oct 20, 2011 IP
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    #20
    Content and links both have their own importance. But I'll vote to content because if your site does not have good quality relevant content, there is no mean howmany links your website have. They will not make their impact.
     
    gurusolution, Oct 20, 2011 IP