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Is Backlinks Really Dead? If yes, then why people are providing backlink services ?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by Rules, May 11, 2015.

  1. Rules

    Rules Junior Member

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    Few months back it was mentioned that backlinks doesn't have that much value left in SEO. It's all about content now. that been said, If you're content is great you'll rank automatically in search engine with top rankings! :cool:
    Then why people are providing PBN services and Backlink services if Backlinks doesn't have that much of importance ?
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    Is it just a myth still the backlinks are king of the hell ? :confused:
     
  2. fredfred547

    fredfred547 Power Member

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    Backlinks are still important. Slightly less important, yes, but still very important.
     
  3. PHPInjected

    PHPInjected Elite Member

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    .....are you serious man? Back links are a necessity. I thought that went without saying, apparently not.
     
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  4. Rules

    Rules Junior Member

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    So, to rank higher we still need good no of backlinks with relevancy as well ?
     
  5. PHPInjected

    PHPInjected Elite Member

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    Backlinks are not the only factor in ranking but they are needed.
     
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  6. Rules

    Rules Junior Member

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    Thanks a lot got it.
     
  7. Micoli

    Micoli Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Backlinks are and will still be important, because they play a big role in understanding how much authority a website has (important for Google, I mean). Content is important for keywords stuffing which increases your ranking of course. But having great content and no backlinks means that you have no authority, therefore, you won't get on Google's 1 page... or second.. or anywhere near that.

    So, yeah. Since content gained more value, backlinks are not the only and most important factor of a SEO campaign, but they're still a must-must.
     
  8. randybishop

    randybishop Elite Member

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    Local SEO backlinks don't make a eff
     
  9. odhran

    odhran Newbie

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    I asked myself too about it. I realised in the end that content is king but how would google know that you have quality content if no one is linking to you. Therefore, backlink is important.
     
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    BarryinSiam Newbie

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    If you have a decent website, good content and something truly worthy of page 1, then backlinks work a treat. :)

    I've built the same backlink profiles/structures for equally competitive/uncompetitive keywords, many times.

    Some rank well, and others might not even budge. Why? Was it because backlinks/SEO holds no value any more?

    99% of the time, just a quick glance at the websites make it quite obvious.

    Build a good website, and decent backlinks will help push it up the ranks quite easily (depending on many factors of course)

    Build a crap website, and decent backlinks might not do a thing. If they do, your rankings probably won't last long anyway.

    Backlinks certainly aren't dead, they are part of a bigger process :)
     
  11. dotgirish

    dotgirish Registered Member

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    Backlinks are still important , changes are happened in the way it has to be created. Earlier it was about volume , not you should be selective and diversity is another key. Still backlinks are one of the key matrix for ranking.
     
  12. hidedora

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    Content Is king my ass... :p You might have crappy content but if your site ranks high on search engines like Google, you'll earn money. As other persons said here, how the hell someone will find out that your content is great if he won't find it first? Backlinks are the no1 ranking factor and will continue to be!
     
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  13. Jobdollarr

    Jobdollarr Supreme Member

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    You can add articles before building backlinks.

    900 words + 1 link to your site.

    If this does not impact on the rankings, at least you make redirek page to your site.

    When a page in the index, it will help your site grow with research seo, keyword, language and culture.



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  14. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    Haven't you heard?? SEO is dead.. so are backlinks... :banana:
     
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    That was sarcasm, right?
     
  16. zubidoo

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    Google still favors backlinks and Bing favors social signals more than backlinks. Both engines are shifting towards user signals.
     
  17. bahi0100

    bahi0100 Newbie

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    Backlinks had and still have the value in SEO, what is changed is "How" and "where" to get That backlinks ;)
     
  18. rabbitking

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    You really need backlinks to rank. Pure WhiteHat SEO states you keep adding high quality content
    until people naturally send you backlinks from sharing it and so on. So even in the cleanest form of online
    marketing and Search Engine Optimization, you will find search engine algorithms claiming importance with
    backlinks.
     
  19. member8200

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    Simple answer to your question. Backlinks are important, But they have to be natural.

    The sellers you see now are either
    1. Cant take the update and cant move with the flow
    2. They provide Natural Looking Links
    3. they are spammers, blackhat in disguise
     
  20. johnsampson

    johnsampson Newbie

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    Until Google completely redesign their algorithm to rank pages without backlinks they will always be important.

    Google have already been snapping up AI companies, so it'll be interesting to see how that changes the landscape in the years to come.