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are backlinks really important then content.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mudassir, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. mudassir

    mudassir Newbie

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    i have seen many websites and blogs, which backlinks are more ,compare to others websites and blogs for a keyword but the other websites and blogs who have less backlinks are on top position ..........so i want to ask do backlinks really matters compare to content.............
     
  2. innozemec

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    both things are more or less important depending on the competition for the keyword you are targetting

    there are sites with awful content but with some good backlinks they rank to top and vice versa - there are sites with great content that don't even have any backlinks and are on top
     
  3. The SEO

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    Backlinks never replace a content, if your website having a ton of unique and quality content then it will never be required a backlinks. Quality backlinks just enhance the worth of website in search engines and your website will becomes more authority because of backlinks.
     
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    This is nonsense, you can have the best content in the world. If you dont build links, you wont rank.

    Unless you use social media marketing to drive traffic and eventually get links, then you need links.
     
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    All depends on the competition for the keyword, but I would advice to focus on content, create an authority website in that niche and then see if you need backlinks, but do it right with quality link.
     
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    Best content drive traffic itself and if your keyword density is good between your overall content then you really don't need a backlinks if competition isn't higher. As I said above, just quality backlinks increase your website worth in search engines. Website without content and with a lot of backlinks known as churn burn sites...
     
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    Before this year is up my guess is that content is going to be so King that you're going to need to write content that has readers hanging on to your every last word.

    But that isn't where we are just yet- not quite; but we are not far away I don't think.

    Social signals will grow in importance so get some links that way at least.
     
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    I agree. For someone whos name is "The SEO" that is the stupidest f##cking load of horseshit I've ever read.

    "If your website having a ton of unqiue and quality content then it will never be required a backlinks"

    Seriously brah? You can't even write a proper sentence and you're talking about quality content?

    So I can rank for "lose weight fast" with no backlinks? All I have to do is write quality content? :bsflag:

    This guy has no idea wtf he's talking about.

    Backlinks are the single most important factor in ranking. Always have been and always will be.

    -SB
     
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  9. StuartWalker

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    Most important for what?

    You need good content if you want your VISITORS to read your site, stay on it for any length of time, trust you and buy from you - visitors are one of the most important part of any websites!

    You need backlinks (quality not quantity) if you want to rank in Google.

    If you want to rank in Google and keep those visitors on your site to read / click / buy / sign up to your list etc then your content must be good.

    Good content can make a successful site without any backlinks as you can get traffic from other sources - content syndication, blog commenting, guest posting, forum marketing, social video, YT, Reddit etc.

    So essentially your content has to be good either way. I prefer great content over great links as I can still get traffic and make money without the links.
     
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    Backlinks do not out-weight content, and vice versa. When you put one and one together, you get one heavy mofo.
     
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    I would say, a healthy mix of both. The site with lesser backlinks is ranking higher cause it probably has better content and backlinks (in terms of quality, not number) as compared to the other.
     
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    Without a single backlink nobody could rank on serps unless a GOD :D
     
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    both are important content and backlinks
     
  14. Martin1971

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    Agree 100% no links = no ranking, no matter how good your content is.
    No content at all and lots of backlinks = no ranking!
     
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    simple, backlinks = rank (for some keywords) and trust/authority
    more content + trust/authority (backlinks) = rank for lots of long tails and low keywords
    quality content = for users. google can't tell what's quality content on his own and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. (not talking about people whu ar riting like dis)
     
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    I think if you have the best content in the world, and you promote it offline, then naturally you will get backlinks. Whitehat.
     
  17. yordanov

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    I think the most important thing is the unique content. Backlinks are also important, but high quality contenct is the most important thing. Create more content and google will love you always!
     
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    Booth are equal important. But remember that number of backlinks in backlink analyzing tools is not necessary accurate. Some one may use backlinks from websites that block bots other then search engines. So that you don't see BL don't mine there are none.
     
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    Content is more important than backlinks. Informative Content without backlinks will also rank higher.
     
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    Content is definitely more important now than it used to be, but you are going to have a hard time ranking even an easy keyword if you simply place one good article on your site and do nothing else!

    Content and link building go hand in hand, have good quality content on your site and you will rank faster when you start building backlinks. Put up crappy, non-readable spun content and you will probably never rank no matter how good your backlinks.

    There are of course plenty of other factors to consider too...there are many reasons some of the sites you mention may be ranking higher even though they have less content - things like on site optimization, domain age, domain authority, QUALITY of the backlinks, link diversity, link profile etc etc....all play key roles in how well your pages are going to rank compared to your competition.

    One strategy we have found to work over and over again, is adding GOOD QUALITY content to your site every few days BEFORE you start your link building campaign. And when you do start building links, make sure you use good quality content for them too...