Value of backlinks?

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  1. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    My question is not whether backlinks are valuable. I can't think of a better way to phrase it.

    Hubs that I have worked hard to link back to are performing better as time goes on. I'm not sure I am understanding why, though. The links themselves generate almost no traffic.

    I'm wondering: Is it the traffic, or the link itself that matters? I've been frustrated about how little traffic my links bring in so I haven't been working as hard at it lately.

    Is the value of a backlink the amount of traffic it generates, or simply the fact that there is a link pointing to your page?


  2. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Links themselves. Think of them as votes for your page. smile

    1. profile image0
      ssaulposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Since i start backlinking, some of my hubs that i have written two weeks ago already have PR 1, that is so amazing, i can't believe it. I am gonna keep backlinking more of my hubs.. smile

  3. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks pal

    I've been noticing that some of my older hubs are showing ***** for incoming links. I didn't put that many links to them... so I started wondering!

    I guess I'll get back to work then. It didn't seem to me like what I was doing was helping out a whole lot –- at first, anyway.

    1. Misha profile image69
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Backlinks take their time to work, that's for sure, and this is what usually deceives people. I don't think you need to really follow some kind of a formalized strategy, though diversity certainly is the name of the game, including nofollow. Again, voting analogy works fine here - you want all groups of voters to vote for you. smile

      As for your ***** I would guess some people naturally backlinked to your hubs, cause you are publishing quality content. smile

      1. thisisoli profile image68
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Apparently Google loves you if you link to my sites from all of yours big_smile

        Is that diverse enough for you Misha? wink

        1. Misha profile image69
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          He-he, show me your bank account statement, and we can talk. We are talking a few hundred sites here tongue

  4. thisisoli profile image68
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    You dont need to do much backlinking to get 5* on here.  The value in backlinks is down to whether or not they are do follow or not, and the value of the source of the link.

    If you ever have $100 a month to spare I would suggest investing in the SEOMoz tool. It actually gives you a lot of info on backlinks and help builds a backlinking strategy (it is not an austo submitter/content spinner, it is just a fantastic way of tracking down relevant places to backlink).

  5. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    That sounds awesome oli!
    But I don't have $$ to spare.

    Yet (hee hee)

  6. wychic profile image88
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    Speaking of getting good backlinks for your site...I've found that a combination of SEO Quake and NoDoFollow (Firefox plugins) can make it really easy to find good places to link. I search for sites that allow comments, try to find PR 3 or higher, and find something interesting and relevant to leave a comment and link on. Most of them are nofollow (though I have had a few people pick up my articles and include them in their own content with dofollow links), but the PRs are still rising, so I deem them worth it wink. An added plus is that I often get inspired by the content of the sites that I comment/link on, so I have new ideas to run with.

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've never heard of the NoDoFollow plugin.
      Thanks for the tip!


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