What is backlinking and how does it work? I've heard much chatter about it but still fail to understand... Thank you!
It is just a link to a page, the more incoming links to your page the better its traffic and search engine placement.
Oh thanks, I thought it was some complicated procedure or other XD
It can be, as you are going to need to find places to backlink yourself. Some backlinks are known as 'Dofollow' and others as 'Nofollow'. It is 'Dofollow' backlinks that you need to build, but there are hubs on backlinking which will teach you this, in fact give me a second and I will give you a link to a good one....
the website/webmaster which backlinks to you is the one who controls whether it is a rel=dofollow or rel= nofollow attributed link. You have no control over this unless you network with the site maker and ask to have reciprocal dofollow links. Obviosly if you give a nofollow link to them they will not care to link to you. Am I right here. I'd like your thoughts on this. Are you using Technorati or some site that automatically reciprocates dofollow links with you? also are any of us sure when using anchortext that those are automatically set as dofollow links by hubstaff programmers? i think it would be a good question to ask staff?
http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Website-Tra … -earn-from
Read those hubs and you will be well on your way.....
Thanks too for the links, ryankett. I am trying to figure out the backlinking thing myself to improve traffic. Finding dofollow places to post links is not a piece of cake is what I have discovered so far.
I started working on backlinks but when i check incoming links in my hub metrics, i still see only one * which has always been there. How can we ascertain when a backlink is within a hub? Anyway to check?
the hubmetrics take a while to catch up.
this is a better tool
But either way, backlinks just dont get recognized by most of these tools overnight
If you know your making them and your article is ranking in a good place..than everything is fine
To see a websites backlinks from google simply type
link:"domainname" and hit search.
AS the previous poster pointed out:
Site explorer shows yahoo returns
if you want google returns, the command was listed, below the commands are listed and explained
Okay, i've been to yahoo site explorer. I put the relevant URL in the 'explore URL' box. I see inlinks(1), i checked and its from a hubchallenge hublink in the forums. Does that count as a backlink?
Activeposter, thanks. Also tried that and it took me to a google page with my hub on it. Didn't know what to do next.
yes, the forum post is kinda a backlink..its really an inlink and not quite as valuable as its from the same domain, pick a hub from the top hubs list and check it, so you can see what hubs with lots of backlinks look like
http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/se … amp;bwmo=d
than go to the the little box and change it to "except from this domain" those are your real backlinks ..it takes a while like a month or so, for most to show up
for the google search..it would show all teh sites that fulfill that command, once again try it with an established URl or hub so you can see the difference
Great idea to try using the top hubs to see how it looks.
Then i'll wait on mine and check again in a few weeks.
Thanks again SF.
Don't worry too much about backlinks straight away, focus on content.
Backlinks are basically just a link to the page. They do increase Serps (Where you appear on Google search results for keywords) but if you are new to the game, they are not important just yet!
Backlinks are, like what almost everyone else has said here, links (mostly text links) directing to a webpage usually for SEO purposes.
Backlinking to another page is similar to, as Google explains, casting a vote to that webpage you are linking to and hence, increasing the voted webpage's Page Rank.
The "backlinking text" can be a keyword phrase or the target URL itself.
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