Does linking to reputable sites increase an article's SEO?

  1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
    Jeremy Gillposted 6 months ago

    Does linking to reputable sites increase an article's SEO?

    I'm aware of backlinking to your own work as a way to increase traffic, but recently came across the claim that hyperlinking to (related) professional sites also increases traffic by increasing SEO. Is this true? Any insight is appreciated.

  2. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 5 months ago

    From my understanding no. Essentially, linking to another article or website you are creating a backlink for them. Linking to an article supposedly adds credibility to your article. Or, is spam. I have no idea how Google knows the difference or how they measure links in an article. I have often wondered. It is apparent it is important because HP moderates them with snipping. And, with Your Money Your Life (YMYL) articles they are asking for supporting links at times.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
      Jeremy Gillposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your thoughts, Tim. Seems backlinking should take higher priority, at least in terms of increasing traffic.

 
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