What are backlinks?
by Robert Esch | on December 24, 2012
What are backlinks and why do I need them?
I wanted to take a minute to explain to you what are backlinks and how acquiring them will help your blog and websites. When I first started working online I had no idea what a backlink was or how to get one, which may be the case for you if you are reading this now. A backlink is basically when someone links to your website or blog by adding a link on their page. So for instance if you had a blog and i decided to link to your post i would enter your link here on this page for people to click on which would be a backlink for you. This is important because in order for your website or blog to be seen by viewers in the search engine you want to be on the first page when someone searches for your title keywords.
What are backlinks? They are like stepping stones from one page to another that helps support your overall page ranking and although this is not the only factor it is of great importance when you are depending on traffic to your page.
Using backlinks is a really smart thing to do when you are trying to give your website the best search engine optimization (SEO) possible.
This is a great video to share when asking the question what are backlinks?
It is a great point that when you have backlinks it is good to have links going to your different blog posts and not just your homepage of the blog because as it was mentioned in the video by Kim It can take longer for your page to get ranked well if you only have links to your homepage.
So as you can see it is important to have backlinks and you also want good quality links from sites that are relevant to what you are talking about. You don’t want to link to just any page it needs to be similar to your keywords and what your posting about. If you start linking to random sites that have no relation in content then you may be penalized in your search rankings, and that would really hurt considering all the effort that goes into writing and maintaining a site in the first place.
When considering how confusing the terminology can be when asking questions such as what are backlinks and the steps needed to be successful online? I took into consideration that in order to do this correctly i needed to team up with someone who knew what they were doing so they could show me step by step exactly what i needed to do. I am going to share with you the exact method I use and what I learned from someone who showed me how. Watch my free video about how they did it and how you can as well. This is the formula