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[Noob] Question about backlinks

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by Dropdown, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Dropdown

    Dropdown Regular Member

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    Hello all.
    After cashing in Facebook I decided to go more whitehat and do some blogging. I love time-consuming things, so I decided to make a blog about one of my interests. After some keyword searches I found 2 lines : "3 keywords" and "3 keywords". Both in the same niche, different keywords. One has a Monthly Search of almost 7k, one has a MS of 15K. First one has a pay-out of 30 cents, other one has a payout of 1.0 (in euros).
    So 2 pretty decent keywords. Competition? Almost none.
    But here is where my question comes in:
    The first ranked in 1 has close to 10 backlinks to the article. It is a decent site with about 400 backlinks in total to the http://url.com/

    Should I look to the 10 backlinks, or to the 400, to rank first on this niche?
    I'm sorry to ask this and feel kinda noob, but I don't know the answer.

    Would appreciate if someone could help me, or give me a guide to read all about backlinks.

    Thanks in advance!

    Dropdown.
     
  2. Damsa

    Damsa Registered Member

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    Well, the first site which has 10 links must be an authority one, and the second one probably couldn't beat the first that's why the linkbuilding has stopped.

    I suggest go for it and not look at their backlinks. Do your own linkbuilding.
     
  3. Dropdown

    Dropdown Regular Member

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    Thanks! Doesn't really answer my question though. :p

    I was wondering when looking at backlinks:
    Do I look how many backlinks the article on the site has for that keyword.
    Or do I look how many backlinks in total the whole site has.

    Which of the 2 is it?

    Example: Article has 15 backlinks.
    Total backlinks of the website is 3000 backlinks.

    Do I have to get 15+ backlinks to beat it, or 3000+ backlinks?

    Thanks