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how do you explain to someone the idea of a backlink?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theseodude, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I am trying to explain to someone who has no interest in seo how google measures the usefulness of a site based on backlinks. In my experience, people have the most problem when it comes to the concept of backlinks. I just cannot get them to understand what a backlink is, and why we spend all day placing our links in as many places as possible.
    How do you explain what a backlink is, and the purpose of building backlinks?
     
  2. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Don't bother trying to explain it to people over the age of 50. A grand majority of their heads won't understand you by the third word. Otherwise, you can explain a backlink as a site on which your link exists. You attach an anchor to it (your keyword) so that Google sees that the keyword and the website are relative to one another, and therefore when somebody looks it up on their search engine, that site will be in the search results. Then you got to understand the concept of competition and building links but yea...
     
  3. paymentconsultant

    paymentconsultant Registered Member

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    In the simplest way, you can tell them that it works like referrals. They are referring you which means you can be trusted according to them. So, if you are referred by trustworthy websites it means you are trusted by authority websites blah blah..
     
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    tell em to google it
     
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    Actually the way i explain it is this ..
    How may people know YOU ? How many will say for "X service/product" go to YOU ? How many will say "Yeah i know him a little or i have heard of him"

    First is total backlinks , 2nd is do f o l l o w and third is nofollow ..

    regards,
    ToG
     
  7. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    People please don't feed this TROLL, he starts threads that are ridiculous considering he is THE SEO DUDE.

    He then disappears for a few days then comes back with another pointless thread.

    I estimate he is 12/13 years old pretending he is an Internet Guru.
    If you don't believe me please look at all the previous threads he has started.

    Sorry OP but this is getting stupid.
    I don't believe you have any clients because if you did you would be able to answer your own questions.
     
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  8. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    I always explain like this:

    Backlinks are the trusted people saying very good things about you. So, with the help of them, you gain credibility among the people. Especially, your bosses will be happy to see that you are referred by so many well known and powerful individuals.(backlinks coming from high PR sites etc.)

    Like in your everyday life, for example waiting in a queue in a hospital, bank, school etc. with the help of those well know referrals, you will be taken to the beginning of the queue from the end of it.
     
  9. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    what made you think I care about what you believe or dont believe?
     
  10. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    the fact you replied?
     
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    I'd look into creating some good info-graphs.
     
  12. edgematch

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    OMG, you are 100% right. And I spent my time to answer this stupid child.

    OP, I will neg rep you f you go on like this. And I am sure lots of people will do that too. So do not ruin your bhw profile.
     
  13. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    The reason he gets away with it is because he leaves 3-4 days between threads and never returns to the same thread twice.

    I would neg his ass but all my neg rep power has gone on other clowns today.
     
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    thanks for warning. now neg repped that boy. bhw is not a playground for those stupid jerks.
     
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  15. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks, as soon as I get some rep power back I will neg him.

    He is wasting a lot of peoples time.
    Especially as they answer his moronic threads but then he never goes back to it and just starts a new one.

    And he has the audacity to call himself theseodude , theclownass would be more suitable.
     
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    I don't mind the occasional troll post or useless thread if they are humorous but these guys are being serious.
    People and especially newbies, should spend less time posting threads and more time reading. IMHO
     
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    You should start to care, because some day you are going to get arrested for fraud. You don't know what you're doing and you have already pissed off some people who hired you. I have seen it happen. It doesn't take much-only a few complaints. State prosecutors are already leery of people who make money on the internet. They will jump all over you. I've said it enough times and you don't listen, so this will go in one ear and out the other too.
     
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    To me that just sounds like you lack imagination to be able to converse in an articulate way. I have absolutely no problem in getting people to understand most things, because I associate it with things they already understand.
     
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    What do these clowns gain from wasting others time? It can be tolerated if its funny but this is neither funny nor fun.