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How a Backlink Builder Can Direct Traffic to Your Articles and Hubs

Updated on June 29, 2011

Even if your articles are well researched, written to perfection, and offer creative solutions, they won't rank high on the search engines unless they are promoted. As you have probably heard before, you need to backlink your articles to help search engines rank them higher.

A backlink is a valuable tool. device. When you backlink to your articles, you are simply going to other sites and creating links that go BACK to their article. For example, if I want to create a backlink to this hub, I could go to my blog and create a link that sends users back to this hub. Or I could submit the link to various search engines, or in the best case scenario, I could hope that someone else will like this hub so much that they just put a link on their own site. In the best case scenario, I could spend a little money on a backlink creator or a backlink builder, so it will submit my articles for me.

Search engines really like to see a backlink from a variety of sources. When a webpage has a million links from all different places, then the search engine will assume that this must be a fantastic webpage. Of course, now the search engines are very intelligent, and can figure out if the links are just spammed somewhere. They uses sophisticated algorithms to determine whether a site is truly sought after by many webmasters.

Thus, when you are looking for a backlink creator, make sure that they don't spam the websites. You can either manually submit your articles and hubs to several places, or you can hire a backlink builder who will slowly submit your articles to several sites.

How to Build Backlinks to Boost Traffic to Your Website

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Search Engines

When a search engine scours the web each day, it is looking for quality content to add to its database. The hope is that the search engine will have enough data so it can produce quality results when a user does a search using their site.

However, the search engine is a computer generated code, so it has its limitations. Of course, it cannot analyze the quality of the page as a human could do. It does try to use its pre-programmed code to make a reasonable decision as to the quality of the page. It must rely upon its programmer's logic to decide the value of the content.

Thus, the search engine trolls the web, excludes sites that are known spamming sites, and includes sites that are known to have quality content. During this spidering process, the search tool is looking for a backlink to your article. When many websites link to your article, the spider will presume that your site is worthy of a decent ranking. CNN and MSN are ranked highly, and their articles will reach high on the search engine's scale. Likewise, if a link appears on too many spamming sites, the link will be disregarded.

Where Do You Submit?

Have you submitted your articles to any of these sites?

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Search Engine Formula

For unfamiliar sites, the search engine uses a formula to determine where the page will appear. While the formula itself is unknown to us petty writers, we do know that keywords and backlinks play a key role in the decision process. The search engines really seem to like backlinks from reputable sources, particularly if the links were created over a series of days or weeks. Quality backlinks will be added together, and sites with numerous backlinks will appear higher on the results page.

Reciprocal Links

Now that programs are more sophisticated, the search engines are smarter than we think. Now they are designed to disregard reciprocal links (i.e., I'll give you a link if you give me a link), and they also know to disregards links from automatical backlink submission programs (tools that are designed just to create backlinks). If you want to create a quality backlink, you will have to do it yourself.

The most difficult part is that these search engines know that real people submit links over time. So if it sees that all of your links were created on one day, it will assume that you used an automatic tool to create these links. So it is best to create your links over a series of days or weeks. It is also a good idea to encourage others to post your link on their sites, too.

How to Build Backlinks to Boost Traffic to Your Website

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Every link matters. Source:

Blog Links

One method of creating backlinks is by listing the articles in your blog. This does not count as a reciprocal link, as the link is only one way. Another benefit is that the links that I create on my blog come from a quality site (Blogger has a good reputation), so I know that the search engines won't disregard it. In addition, when the backlinks I create appear on other sites, too, the search engine knows that my content must be doing okay.

Other Ways to Create Backlinks

  • Your website or websites
  • Digg
  • Xomba
  • Reddit
  • On the comment section of the place where you got your picture, when you thank the photographers for the great photograph.


The Last Word on Links

Never underestimate the power of a good link. If you have the opportunity to post a link to your hub, then take advantage of it. In fact, you should spend a little time creating your own backlinks; a nice spreadsheet can help you keep track of the contacts that you have made.

With a little work, you can soon spread your hub like wildfire. And the longer it remains on the internet, the better rating it will have. So spread your wings and learn how to promote your backlinks. You should receive good dividends in the future.


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      Donna Wallace 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Madama, I am glad that I could help you with backlinks. Creating backlinks is a great way to increase traffic to your articles, and it can help you make money on WebAnswers, too. It's good to see you over here!

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      Madama 7 years ago from Harrisburg PA

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge on Backlinks. I do some of the methods but not all, just because I didn't know how to.

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      Donna Wallace 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for the compliment. I hope it helps you create backlinks for your articles.

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      Squirrelchaser 7 years ago from Leesburg, FL

      Thanks for the help. Very well written.

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      Donna Wallace 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Well thank you, dahoglund! I hope you will find this page useful later on. Although with your talent on writing hubs, you probably don't need the help. You are doing amazingly well here on HubPages. I'm off to read more of your hubs!

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Being a non-technical person I find much of this stuff mind boggling but I am bookmarking this page along with some others hoping to eventually master it all.