What is Backlinking?

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  1. DogSiDaed profile image59
    DogSiDaedposted 13 years ago

    What is backlinking and how does it work? I've heard much chatter about it but still fail to understand... Thank you! smile

  2. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago
  3. profile image0
    ryankettposted 13 years ago

    It is just a link to a page, the more incoming links to your page the better its traffic and search engine placement.

    1. DogSiDaed profile image59
      DogSiDaedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh thanks, I thought it was some complicated procedure or other XD

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        ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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....

        1. mel22 profile image60
          mel22posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          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?

  4. profile image0
    ryankettposted 13 years ago
  5. PurpleOne profile image80
    PurpleOneposted 13 years ago

    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.

  6. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    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?

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. viryabo profile image94
        viryaboposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you SF. Off to check.

  7. articleposter profile image59
    articleposterposted 13 years ago

    To see a websites backlinks from google simply type
    link:"domainname" and hit search.

  8. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    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


    1. viryabo profile image94
      viryaboposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. Off to check again. smile I like to know the hows of these things. Learning can be so exciting.

  9. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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

  10. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    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. smile

  11. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    Just seen it. Now i know. smile

  12. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    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!

  13. Azhar Kamar profile image65
    Azhar Kamarposted 13 years ago

    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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