1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

what is the difference between backlink and external link?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by milk, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. #1
    why my backlink is 54,but external links are 108?
    i thought backlink include external link,
    and the amount of backlink should be bigger than external link.
    SEMrush

    i want to know the eaxct difference ,thanks for any response.
     
    milk, Mar 13, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. webmaster2all

    webmaster2all Banned

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #2
    Back links are those links which are pointing to your site from other sites and external links are those links which are pointing to other site from your site. Means suppose your site is A and other sites are B, C and D. If B, C, and D has a link which are pointing to your site (A) then those links will be counted as back links for site A. Similarly if site A have links which are pointing to B,C and D then those links will be counted as a external link for site A
     
    webmaster2all, Mar 13, 2008 IP
  3. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

    Messages:
    5,927
    Likes Received:
    269
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    280
    #3
    Simple way of putting it....

    backlink = inbound link to your site.
    external link = outbound link on your web page to another website's web page.
     
    astup1didiot, Mar 13, 2008 IP
    sray likes this.
  4. cuuci

    cuuci Peon

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #4
    The more backlink, the more popular your site is
    The more important site backlink, the more important you site is
     
    cuuci, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  5. davidseo

    davidseo Peon

    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    Backlinks are the links that make the visitors come to your site from other pages/sites.
    External links are the links present in your pages that take the visitors away from that page.
     
    davidseo, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  6. milk

    milk Peon

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #6
    thanks for all your info.
    but until now i just submit my web to some direcotries and post some threads in forum,
    it seems that all the work i have done turned into external links,only a few backlink.
    i want to know the reason.
     
    milk, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  7. davidseo

    davidseo Peon

    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    Are you submitting to those directories who want a backlink.

    If yes, dont do this.

    There are many free directories which provide one-way link.
    Try those.
     
    davidseo, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  8. sray

    sray Active Member

    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    29
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    #8
    I think you haven't understood the diff between backlinks and external links till now.

    External Links are the outgoing links from your site, you can easily minimise them, either by removing unnecessary outgoing links or by putting 'rel=nofollow' to your outbound links so that the PR wont pass to them from your site.

    Backlinks are completely different. Those are inbound links. You can build backlinks by submitting to directories, social bookmarking sites etc etc. Those are treated as votes for your site in the eye of search engine. Build more & more backlinks. Its not a overnight process. Do it regularly. Hope its clear now. :)
     
    sray, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  9. Mitchelle Johnson

    Mitchelle Johnson Banned

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    thanks for this information about external link and back link. but my point is that
    back link = link to the website from other website
    external link = link from your website to the other website.
    number of external links should be less than back link.
     
    Mitchelle Johnson, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  10. angilina

    angilina Notable Member

    Messages:
    7,824
    Likes Received:
    186
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    260
    #10
    Back Links = Link to your site on other site

    External links = Other sites Links on your site
     
    angilina, Mar 14, 2008 IP
    sray likes this.
  11. davidseo

    davidseo Peon

    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #11
    Nice formula.

    And absolutely right. ;)
     
    davidseo, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  12. milk

    milk Peon

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    my amount of external link i said above is from Google wenmaster tool stat, Pages with external links
    it says This table provides a list of external pages that link to ....com
    so according to all you said,it means the listed sites link on my site,right?
    thanks for all your patient reply.
     
    milk, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  13. gooseandluba

    gooseandluba Peon

    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    I can't tell if you understand or not so I'll give it a try.

    External Link = A gift from you to another site

    Backlink = A gift from another site to you.
     
    gooseandluba, Mar 14, 2008 IP
  14. santosh.kumarsharma

    santosh.kumarsharma Peon

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    site A-------------B

    if site A passes link to site B

    then site B got a back link and for site A that will count external link.

    Now..

    similarly..

    site B-----A

    if site B passes link to Site A

    then site A got a back link and for site B that will count external link.
     
    santosh.kumarsharma, Dec 20, 2012 IP
  15. jipolis7

    jipolis7 Active Member

    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #15
    Backlinks and external links are totally different from each other. That's why their amount is different also. Backlinks are the links which stays in another website and those websites have the link of your webpage and thus link back to your site. On the other hand external links are the links which stays in your websites and tell other to visit other website from your page. So, the twos are fully different.
     
    jipolis7, Dec 21, 2012 IP
  16. indyonline

    indyonline Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,626
    Likes Received:
    248
    Best Answers:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    335
    #16
    a back link is a link back to your site. external link is EXTERNAL, pointing to another, outside, site...
     
    indyonline, Dec 25, 2012 IP
  17. indyonline

    indyonline Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,626
    Likes Received:
    248
    Best Answers:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    335
    #17
    External links = Outbound links...
     
    indyonline, Dec 25, 2012 IP
  18. war_machine

    war_machine Active Member

    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    53
    #18
    The term "external link" really doesn't mean anything. Or everything. It could be a link from your domain to another domain or vice versa. But most often, SEOs consider external links to be the same as backlinks.......

    Let's say that you have website A, with the domain aaa.com ...

    • Any link that points to a page within website A is a backlink (at least it is from YOUR point of view). These links could come from other websites, but also from within website A.
    • Any link from website B pointing to website A is an inbound link. Some people would also call it an "external link", but like I said earlier, that term is a bit ambiguous. Inbound links form a subset of backlinks.
    • Any link from website A pointing to website B is an outbound link.
    • Any link from website A pointing to website A is an internal link. Most internal links are actually navigation links or nav links. These are also backlinks, but not as powerful as inbound links.
    • Any link in the categories mentioned above can -- at the webmaster's choice -- be turned into a nofollow link. In that case, Google sees little or no value in it for SEO purposes. No so-called "link juice" is passed. Nofollow links have the attribute rel="nofollow" in the code.
    • Any link that doesn't have the nofollow attribute -- be it intentionally or accidentally -- is considered a dofollow link. These have direct and often positive impact on your Google rankings, even if they are internal links.
     
    war_machine, Dec 26, 2012 IP
  19. makwanahemant

    makwanahemant Greenhorn

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    #19
    A links that link other websites from your website called external links. While a links that link to your website from other domains called back-links. Both are considered by search engines.
     
    makwanahemant, Dec 26, 2012 IP
  20. indyonline

    indyonline Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,626
    Likes Received:
    248
    Best Answers:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    335
    #20
    boy that makes a lot of sense...
    are you serious? Perhaps you should go read this http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/external
    wrong.... that would be an internal link

    I was gonna reply to every stupid thing you said but it's a waste of time. Dude, you contradict yourself like 3 fn times...
    it really sucks that people come here to learn or get info about something and there are so many people giving wrong info...
     
    indyonline, Dec 27, 2012 IP