How to determinate good backlinks?

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What is your request for good backlinks? What good backlink needs to have? High DA, traffic, ref domains? And what more? How you choose between good and bad backlink?
 

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You really answered your own question here buddy; anything spammy or built with blackhat methods and ranking with low DA, bad traffic and sketchy referring domains would be bad backlinks.
 

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Yes but i saw on the another theard where someone asks for bl analysis, it was 51 DA 1.1K and ok amount of ref domen. So, im confused how to know if bl is spammy or not. A lot of bl comes from sites that have good DA etc in semrush but at the end they are spammy. What factors determinate spammy backlink? :D
 

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I think the following would make a good backlink:
  • Content based (sometimes footer or side-menu backlinks are also great options)
  • Backlinks from an authority website in the same niche
  • High page and domain rankings on Ahrefs and MOZ
  • Backlinks placed on pages that have actual real visitors
These are a few things I could think of.
 

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Considering all said above, why this bl from this theard is bad one? 25$ is not much for this kind of bl if it is in same niche as kw?
Link of another theard.
 

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Considering all said above, why this bl from this theard is bad one? 25$ is not much for this kind of bl if it is in same niche as kw?
Link of another theard.
That information is too limited to determine but I can see that 60% of traffic comes from Peru, Pakistan and India so if my website is not in any of the three I would avoid this. Also I don't know if these are the stats of the home page of the website or the page that the link will be permanently displayed on.
 

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Looking at the link you gave, I'd have an issue with US traffic being so low and I would wonder why the number of keywords are a roller-coaster. I would guess the authority has been inflated and I bet the site looks like a farm of guest posts.
 

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I always look at: traffic and where the traffic comes from,make sure it comes in from genuine keywords not net worth, celebrity names or site login type keywords, niche relevance for the domaon or at least page, traffic geo, stability of the traffic (no big drops or 0-20,000 visitors in 1 month, make sure they aren't pbn's or pure guest post sites. (you can normally tell by them having loads of posts on home page from different niches, like cbd, roofing, essays)

Decent links cost money though unless you're a top notch writer, which 99% of us aren't.
 

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1st rule... if it's a free link that everyone can get it's usually a bad link because google hates link builders so every site that can give you a link for free google devalues (usually, like I said, because there might be exceptions)

2nd rule... if the link is not free, then you need to do a lot of analysis to figure out whether the link is good or not, and the analysis includes checking all of these things:

2a) quality of the website giving you the link (if the link comes from big brands like CBS, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur, Samsung, etc it's usually a good link as long as - like I said previously - it's not free, because many of these websites could have forums or allow comments on their articles and the forums / articles of these big brands can be accessed by everyone, so backlinks coming from there are not quality links in general. They still carry the trust that comes with these big brands, but in terms of ranking power they don't help too much. Now, if you - somehow - manage to get a link from within an article posted as a level 1-2 URL... now that's gold, even if the link is nofollow)

And speaking of nofollow links...

2b) if the links are nofollow they are useless for ranking. You can still get nofollow links for diversity purposes (having only d0follow backlinks pointing to your site tells google that you're a link builder - because only link builders chase after d0follow links because only they understand the power of these links - and google can hardly wait to punish link builders, so having nofollow links in your backlinks profile is a good thing... and if those links are provided by big brands like I mentioned at point 2a then that's even better because, even though nofollow links don't pass ranking power / link juice over to your site, they do help with making your site most trustworthy to google, and trustworthy sites usually get better rankings than sites that google doesn't trust)

2c) if the site giving you the link is not a big brand, or is obscure / unknown / not highly traffic'd then you need to at least make sure that it's not a link farm. Link farms are sites that are created specifically to sell links to naive and SEO newbies by having inflated metrics (DA / DR) but no traffic, no good content, no rankings, they might not even be indexed in google. So, if you find "great" linking opportunity for $10 from a site with DR 50+ that has no traffic, no / very few rankings, no / few indexed pages, etc... then you can be sure that this site is a link farm and it's one of the reasons for which this "great" backlink only cost you $10.

And speaking of link farms, another way to check if a site is a link farm is by checking their content for OBLs (Outbound Links). More specifically, if the owner of that site links out to other sites like yours from each article on their site then it's definitely a link farm (site created to sell links), and such sites don't last for very long in google, usually, so the links you get from these sites are low value initially (when the site is relatively new and not punished by google yet), and zero value eventually (after google detects them as link farms and de-ranks / de-indexes them).

Link farms usually have links to sites like yours in every article that they publish, while legit sites usually link out to sites like yours every 10-20 articles (just a rough estimate, I don't think there's a fixed number that tells you if a site is legit or not, but in general, you want 9 articles out of 10 to have no links to meaningless sites, only to good, established sites, while the 10th article can link out to small / meaningless sites).

There are probably more checks that could be done to ensure the links are of quality, but I can't remember them at the moment. Just do a google search for what constitutes a quality backlink and I'm sure you'll be able to find a good explanation :)
 
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"how to value a good backlink" was more frequently discussed in the forum.

1. Clean backlink profile
2. Good amount of referring domain
3. Real organic visitors
4. If it's PBN you have to check their hosting Ip's, themes, logo's to avoid footprints.
 

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Using high-quality backlink is useful for natural, highly reputable and highly relevant to your website.
 

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Considering all said above, why this bl from this theard is bad one? 25$ is not much for this kind of bl if it is in same niche as kw?
Link of another theard.

This stuff comes from experience, you can often spot garbage in a matter of seconds if you know what you're looking for.
 

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A backlink is one of the most important factors in SEO. It increases the ranking of your website in search engines, which means that more people will be able to find it. Backlinks are links from other websites that point back to your website. They are an indicator of trustworthiness, which means that if someone links to you and no other site does the same, it shows that you're more likely to be trusted by other websites. Backlinks form when one website mentions another website on its site and links to it.
 

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Domain rating, organic stats of said backlink to determine whether it has much google trust.
 

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Thank you all for such good answers, @tazarbm thanks for such a comprehensive answer and i'm sorry for late reply.

I have one more question so i don't want to open another theard.

How you find good suplier of backlinks?

I see two ways:
1. is to test as many backlink providers as possible from this site and see what suits me, but what repels me are "fancy charts" that offer everything and anything for relatively little money. While on the other hand, I find 1 backlink/guest post which is on par with some offers that contain 20 ref domains, high Domain Authority etc...
2. The way is to do a competition analysis with the help of semrush and single out the sites from which they got backlinks and try to contact them directly to get backlinks and in addition to find a good supplier for PBN links.

Is there another way to find a good backlink supplier? And do I see the whole situation correctly at all?
 

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Thank you all for such good answers, @tazarbm thanks for such a comprehensive answer and i'm sorry for late reply.
it's ok :)

How you find good suplier of backlinks?
"good suppliers" is the key word indeed...

I don't know how you can find good suppliers, but if you know SEO you'll probably be able to sniff scammy suppliers from miles away because their strong selling point is the DA / DR of their sites (and DA / DR can be easily manipulated), or they give their portfolio of sites away to anyone asking, or whatever (there are ways to spot a not good supplier if you know a bit of SEO), but I'm not going to get into details as I'll be here, writing all day long...

I see two ways:
1. is to test as many backlink providers as possible from this site and see what suits me, but what repels me are "fancy charts" that offer everything and anything for relatively little money. While on the other hand, I find 1 backlink/guest post which is on par with some offers that contain 20 ref domains, high Domain Authority etc...
2. The way is to do a competition analysis with the help of semrush and single out the sites from which they got backlinks and try to contact them directly to get backlinks and in addition to find a good supplier for PBN links.

Is there another way to find a good backlink supplier? And do I see the whole situation correctly at all?
there are a few ways to find suppliers (whether they're good or bad remains for you to figure out / check), the most obvious one being our marketplace. You're on the best and biggest SEO forum on the planet, there have to be some good suppliers here or else we will have died down by now :)

While I can't vouch for anyone in particular, I can give you a few pointers that can help in figuring out which ones could be the real deal, such as....

- longevity... if he's been selling links on the forum for years (s)he is most likely legit, or else (s)he would have been shitlisted by now;
- unsolicited reviews... if there are reviews that people leave on their own (without having been offered review copies of their product / service) that's a good sign IMO. I've used services in the past that I've been weary of using but which have had a few unsolicited (positive) reviews and this had tipped me into buying them and I've not regretted it;
- samples... ask for samples (although, this is probably not doable with link building services :p) and if the samples are to your liking then the real product / service will most likely impress you, as well;

Besides the forum's marketplace, there are also search engines (you can google for "SEO agency" for example, or "link building services", or "guest posting outreach", etc). Try several such keywords and I'm sure you'll be able to find at least 10-20 (at least) interesting providers. And you can do more research about the ones that pique your interest by checking this forum or sites like reddit... even youtube sometimes provides valuable insight into little known / weird businesses

Or you can use software like Scrapebox... or there are databases of guest posting sites like the one that I've seen on this forum last year I believe. It's called rocketguestposting.com and the owner of that database is a member of this forum, he had granted me free access to this service 1-2 years ago when the membership had been free (for testing purposes), but unfortunately I couldn't test it properly because I have been caught up with other projects. But from the little time that I've checked the database I've seen over 100k potential sites that I could reach out to for backlinks, but like I said, I've been caught up in other projects so I never got the chance to test those sites. But the option is there...

And I'm sure there are more options than these 3-4 that I've mentioned, but I can't remember them at the moment. But, in general, if you'll visit the link building / SEO packages sub-forums you'll find more than you can handle :)

But whether those are good or bad I can't really say and you'll have to bite the bullet and test them yourself.
 

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How do you know if a backlink is good?
  1. Identify as Many Referring Domains as Possible Using Various Backlinks Data Sources.
  2. Check Domain Authority for Your Linking Root Domains.
  3. Verify If You Have Optimized Anchor Texts.
  4. Analyze the Naturalness of the Linking Page Through an In-Depth Backlink Analysis.
  5. Detect the Social Share Magnitude of Your Backlinks.
 

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Low quality links - exact match anchor texts, garbage sites without any traffic, popular PBNs, PBNs with footprint(s)
 

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I don't care about those DR metrics and Google don't do it as well. Good metrics are relation between indexed pages and number of Top 10 rankings, trust authority, Visibility in Sistrix, Xovi or Searchmetrics, age of the domain, Spam Score and so on.
 
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