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 Eugene Brennan 11 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 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 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 Victoria Van Ness 8 days ago
What's the point in keeping us from linking to our own work in our articles? That's how we increase traffic to our articles!
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 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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