How Many Backlinks ?

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  1. Ritsos profile image44
    Ritsosposted 7 years ago

    OK .. let's say that I have a main website where I really focus my work and I want to write articles for example on here and similar places .. I know there are others like excerptz and shesays (I think!), but as many of those require 300 word plus articles, that obviously takes time .... So how many articles would you write to back link to your main one for it to be reasonably effective search engine wise?


    Just curious :-)

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
      Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Depends on the competition, but generally I try to get as many high-PR backlinks as possible.

      Some go for quantity over quality.  They use tools to get hundreds of PR0 backlinks.

      Personally I prefer Quantity of Quality. There's no defined number, just as many good ones as I can get.

      One thing you can do is check the competition and see how many they have.  Then you know, a good idea is to beat them. [EDIT] What the heck does that sentence mean? What I meant to say: Then you have a good idea as to how many will beat them.

      You can do this on Yahoo Site Explorer.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You certainly sound like you know a lot about it - and I definitely need to learn new sites to link from.  What in the world is yahoo site explorer?

        1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
          Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/

          In the top, type in the URL of your competition.  Example: Hubpages.com.  Click "explore URL"

          Click on the Inlinks tab, then on the right on the drop downs select "Except from this domain" and "Entire site" respectfully.  As you can see for Hubpages, that makes 2,479,539 incoming links.

          Of course, that's Yahoo's index, not Google's index.  And if you had 3 million backlinks it wouldn't necessarily mean you BEAT the competition, but it's a good place to start.

          It takes more than just backlinks to squash your competition.

      2. Richieb799 profile image80
        Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        try more like 1000's of PR0 lol

    2. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You should not be so negative about writing a 300 word article in other places that give you a backlink to your articles here.

      Writing a 300 words article in some other place is fairly simple, because it's almost the size of a medium size forum post. Seriously, it wouldn't take much to write a 300 words article, which you can link back to your other work.

      Think of it as a positive and productive process and it will go much easier than you think. Also, SheToldMe is the site you were trying to reference. The other site would be YouSayToo, which is an option, not that I use either or them, but from what I gather, at least it would give you backlinks.

      Excerptz is Ryan's site. There is also ThisisOli's TiF(ThisisFreelance) site you can use. smile

      1. Ritsos profile image44
        Ritsosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        sorry .. wasn't being negative and I don't begrudge writing 3 or 4 articles of that length to provide backlinks but there has to be a limit or you wouldn't get time to write original hubs ... so I suppose I meant how many article do you write to suppot a main article ... does that make more sense?

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 7 years ago

    Garrett's said pretty much everything worth saying.  The only thing I would add is that there are other ways to get backlinks besides writing articles that link up.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
      PaulGoodman67posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Blog comments, for example, where you include your url

      1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
        Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And using links in forum signatures, which is something I do (and have a hub about for those interested in learning)

    2. AskJoanne profile image80
      AskJoanneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Garrett has covered most everything. One thing I have noticed however, is that because of the abuse of blog comment spam, many bloggers are screening comments to avoid it.

      Another way to get good incoming links is to use keyword-rich link text in the sidebar of your own or a friend/associate's blog. That way every new blog post generates a backlink with the keywords that are important to your site.

  3. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    On a different note guys, I set up a new website around a week ago and have got over 50 PR5-9 backlinks, how long before I'm ranking for my keywords? I have another site and I guess that took around 3 weeks after I started rigorously backlinking. Do you think pinging the URLs with the backlinks will help them get crawled quicker?

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
      Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Pinging is always good if you do it once.  Pinging too often looks suspicious.

  4. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I just got a massive click on my new site, I haven't had much organic traffic yet though, all I can hope is this hardcore backlinking is helping, I'm sure I've already covered the cost of the domain with my Adsense earnings.

 
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