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Relevant Backlinks Do Count

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dj Co2, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Dj Co2

    Dj Co2 Elite Member

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    I have heard a lot about relevant backlinks.. Some say they can be beneficial while some say they don't give much of an advantage and are just a myth.. From my experience I have learnt that relevant backlinks do count.. I was ranked #9 for a keyword while my competitor which was an autoblog by the way was ranked #8.. He did not even had much backlinks.. Around 30 I guess.. But why was he ranked better than me? Well.. When I had a look at his backlinks they were all from relevant pages to his keyword.. So then I started harvesting blogs and forums related to my keyterm.. Built a few backlinks from them and I moved to top 3 in a week or so.. Just my 2 cents..
     
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  2. SylviaMSmith

    SylviaMSmith Newbie

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    nice share of advice, yeah building backlinks on your related keyword really do improve your rankings on google. I've tried it and im happy that someone confirmed it.
     
  3. Dumper

    Dumper Supreme Member

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    It's all about quality over quantity when it comes to backlinks.
     
  4. JamesTSimon

    JamesTSimon Newbie

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    you mean quality backlinks on high PR site? I do mine on the top 10 blog search in google with my keyword. does this make any difference?
     
  5. MKelly

    MKelly Regular Member

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    He means relevant meaning the page with the link on has content related to the page it links to.

    If you analyse the sites in the top ten for a keyword such as 'SEO', you will notice that a high percentage of their backlinks come from pages with the word 'SEO' in the title and content of the page, meaning it's a relevant backlink.

    I'm a firm believer that linking out to relevant pages can also have SEO benefits, I always check the title and content to pages I link to, and place relevant anchor text.

    I have ranked for keywords that I never expected I would, just because the keyword was in anchor text linking out from my page.

    I hardly ever think about PR anymore, I go for relevancy every time.
     
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    MarkI Regular Member

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