A back link is a link on a any site that links back to your site. Google sees back links as a vote for your site. Google assumes people will only link to sites that they find useful.
Keep in mind not all back links are treated the same. For instance if a family member has their own website and links to you it won't do much good. However, if a site like CNET or CNN links to your site you will get a huge boost. You also need to be sure the pages that link to you are relevant to your site.
You should also be aware of do-follow and no-follow links. Many popular sites will turn all outgoing links into no-follow links. A no-follow link doesn't do you any good when it comes to search results.
If you are thinking about doing some back linking, its a good idea to join forum sites that have high PR Google ratings that are also relevant to what you are linking to. However, before you start adding links its a good idea to get involved with the forum community on the site by posting a few posts that add value to the site. Later you can start adding your link in your post, but be careful not to SPAM the site. Their is a fine line between posting a helpful link and SPAM.
Basically, the more relevant back links that you have the more Google will like you.
by Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago
I am working on one of my new websites - and I want to link back to my hubs here. How many times is this OK to do on a website page before it is overkill?
by Eugene Brennan 8 months ago
I've had links to my own related hubs snipped on several occasions (mostly blatant lists at the end of a hub), but some links have been left in place after several snips. So is it acceptable to include a link to a hub which may be very relevant to the specific content in a section of a hub, if it...
by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
This topic has been raised a couple of times in other threads, I thought it was worth posting as a separate topic to get more attention. We all know how important backlinks are. Current thinking is that simply exchanging links (site A links to site B and site B links to site A) is a...
by Michael Willis 7 years ago
It there a way we can allow comments and at the same time "Disallow" the hyperlink? Especially for the non-members of Hubpages.Sometimes the comments are OK to allow, but I may not want the link on my page, especially when multiple links on multiple hubs are the same. I know I could...
by Cindy Lawson 7 years ago
I am not looking to name names here as this happens quite a lot on Hubpages, but can someone please clarify whether or not it is against the rules for a Hubber to come to your hub, leave a comment and then include a link to one of their own hubs as a part of that comment. I know it says under each...
by johndwilliams 3 years ago
Hi All,Been away from the site for a while.Is it OK for me to add a Link capsule and link to my other hubs - I have just updated my Russian Hubs to link to my other Russian Hubs.Is this the best thing to do? Is it Hubpages friendly and Google Friendly?Thanks
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