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Organic Ranking: With or Without Backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by chris916, May 25, 2011.

  1. chris916

    chris916 Newbie

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    Guys. I want you to weigh in your opinion about Google ranking with and without backlinking. I think we can all agree that backlinking is a great way to rapidly gain position for a website. That being said, quality content is written all the time that is never SEO optimized. In those cases, say for instance research papers and scientific data, they can be extremely well written and never backlinked, but that dosen't make them any less relevant. Do pages that are written very well and keyword rich rank well in the SERPs over time without backlinking? If you were to take such content and ping it, get it crawled, would it rank well? I want to hear about your experiences. Thanks.
     
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    Simple answer is no! because there are other sites with similar quality content that do have backlinks end of story!
     
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    No..It doesn't matter how amazing and unique your content is. Google doesn't care unless other sites (backlinks) are talking about your site.

    I have several sites that deal with a very competitive keyword. I've tried SEO in all aspects on these sites. I've noticed that even the greatest "new" sites, with lots of social media, and tons of unique content won't move a hair until I start backlinking.

    So write your content, and start slowly backlinking with a few high PR sites. Once your indexed if people start finding your content, you'll take off without too much more backlinking... but it's hard for people to find your content if you aren't ranked high...

    Kind of babbling here, PM me if you'd like more specifics on this..
     
  4. Chrisss

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    A lot of good research articles are posted on .edu domains and that will give them a advantage. Furthermore will people tend to spend longer time on a well written article compared to a "crappy" one.

    I think that G. is going to pay more attention to the bounce rate and time spend on a site in their future raking algorithm.

    But a article with poor onsite and poor off site SEO will never be able to make a serious climb in G.
     
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    That will only work with perfect onsite and exact domain name keyword and very very low comp, backlinks are what matter....
     
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    Until Google succeeds in monitoring the surfing patterns of a sufficiently large spread of web users, backlinks remains an indispensable part of their ranking system. Even if they manage to monitor the web activity of users, how is anyone going to know about that latest research unless someone publishes it and links to it; in which case we're back to square one and backlinks remain indispensable. The most I see google doing is improving their ability to distinguish between the value of backlinks.