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Do Backlinks Matter?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CrazyTorMan, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. CrazyTorMan

    CrazyTorMan Newbie

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    Hello, do backlinks matter in 2015?

    Someone told me Google doesn't care about backlinks to stop people from buying/selling them to manipulate search engine ranking.. is this true?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. money1337

    money1337 Registered Member

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    Yep, content is the king. </troll>
    Nope mate, it's all about backlinks. You can read here a lot of threads and case studies that proves this.
     
  3. deancow

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    Doesn't matter
    It will matter even in 2050.
     
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    Nah. Google doesn't care about backlinks. All they care about is facebook likes and twitter retweets.
     
  6. LoftPower

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    Yes they do! Anyone who says no must not know what they are talking about.
     
  7. Cshark

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    Don't let illusions misguide you, OP. Content is the king but so are links, most important of them all being on-site linkbuilding.
     
  8. rajanant

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    Backlinks are useful in lots of ways. And search engine won't work well without web graph.
    And that's why Penguin exists.
     
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    Of course they do, how would Google pick between sites to rank?

    We had a thread like this maybe 3 days ago.

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    yes and no.

    YES: 100% you can rank anything with decent links / pbn.
    NO: I have seen a site rank in one of the toughest niches in the world without any links and actually all links being disavowed, all that was needed was media buys which deliver around 10m targeted visits pcm who for the majority actually do not bounce and engage.
     
  11. Jay t

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    Yeah. Of course they do. Nobody can't deny its importance even in 2015.
     
  12. Alma

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    Yes they do work as everyone claims here.
     
  13. Franklin Hattchet

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    IS this a troll thread lol...
     
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    I am completely agree with STiPEN. :)
     
  15. rushuna

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    it matters but you shouldn't be looking for ways to get them manually. just write good content and you'll rank on your own bro.

    link building is frowned upon by google man. you'll get penalized. don't do anything black hat and just stick to white hat seo. make your site write good content and never ever buy links. if you do google will crush your site because they're like the nsa.

    instead of focusing on backlinks just buy more adwords bro. google loves that most of all.
     
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    Google cares both content and back links and also social networks. Nowadays, these 3 plays a major role in SEO. Its my opinion.
     
  17. sanaakhak

    sanaakhak Newbie

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    Yes they do matter, and in fact ranking without good backlinks is nearly impossible.
     
  18. Franklin Hattchet

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    Sorry buddy but that's false information lol good luck with that.

    OP you need backlinks, black hat or white hat you need them.
     
  19. Luka19

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    it depends on keyword/niche

    if the niche is easiest one and has no competition at all, then you can write Unique content and rank it without lots of backlinks
    but if the niche is competitive, yes - backlinks matter

    some say the content is KING, they are right but never forget that backlink is the KING too
     
  20. cwvps

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    OP, backlinks matter as much as a good content. It is only recommended to make them the White Hat way for best results. This is what matters.