If you have been reading SEO category of ShoutMeLoud, one of the most common word which you might have heard here is Backlinks, Link, Link juice. People who are into Blogging for some time, they are aware of what are backlinks, but fot new users it sounds like an alien language. When I started with my Blogging career, I was not aware of links and what are it’s importance. Here in this article, I will be giving you basic ideas about Backlinks and backlink building.We have already covered few topics onhow to check your backlinks, though many people are still unaware of backlinks and importance of backlink for blogs.
What is Backlink in SEO?
According to Wiki Article : Backlinks (or back-links [UK]) are incoming links to a website or web page. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page (though other measures, such as PageRank, are likely to be more important). Outside of SEO, the backlinks of a webpage may be of significant personal, cultural or semantic interest: they indicate who is paying attention to that page.
In simple layman words :
Backlink is number of inbound links from other blogs and website. More number of inbound links means better search engine ranking. In other word your blog will start gaining authority and chances of getting better page rank in the next update. Another advantage of backlink is that your website will start getting index as soon as you publish articles. This means your website is gaining authority and Google is giving weightage to your blog.
Also, if you are aware of Google Page Prank (Oops I meant Page rank), Backlinks from relevant domains helps you to get high PR in no time. I have explained the same in my Backlink case study for PR earlier.
Another common terms associated with Backlink is Anchor text. When ever we talk about quality links to your site, Anchor text plays a major role. If you are getting proper anchor text optimized backlinks to your site, you will be ranking higher in no time.
How to start getting backlinks?
So, by now you know what a Backlink in SEO means. Now, it’s time to learn few of the simple techniques to generate backlinks to your site. One thing which you should know about Backlink SEO is, it’s not the number of backlink which matters, but it’s the quality of links which matter. If you are using some paid services to get links to your site, you are more likely to get penalised by Google Penguin algo in future.
- Recommended reading : Importance of backlinks
So the question remains how to get backlink for your blog?
- Write Killer articles
- Start Commenting
- Submit to web directories
- 101 ways to generate links
Write Killer articles
This is the best and simple way to get backlink for your blog, is write killer articles. Tutorials and top ten lists articles are a clear cut example of such post, which has great chances to get backlinks from other website as reference. Such articles are based on proper research and practical examples.
Comments are the best and free way to get backlinks. Start commenting on dofollow forum, dofollow blogs and also on . Though if I believe in latest news, that nofollow links doesn’t matter much, start commenting on any blog and you will be benefit with link juice. Commenting helps you to get one way solid backlinks and more over you will be getting traffic and better search engine visibility.
Submit to Web directories
This is another easiest way to get backlink by submitting your blog into Web directories. Though this method is not very popular now a days, because finding a legal web directories is not very easy. Specially avoid those web directories, which ask you to put a backlink to their website to get their website into directory. More over Stop using any automatic directory submitter if you are using any. Automatic Website submission will make your blog look spam and it can cost you a lot in terms of your Page rank or completely removal of your blog from search engine.
I hope this article will help you understand the basics of backlinks in SEO and why you should start working on getting backlink for your blog. Do you work on getting backlink for your blog? If not, start working on it from now on and forget about traffic and indexing problem.