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What can be considered a backlink, and what not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by shaggy99, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. shaggy99

    shaggy99 Registered Member

    Jan 12, 2014
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    Jay Wessman said in his tutorials that Facebook shares, Twitter retweets and Pinterest repins are backlinks.

    Others said that links on social networks are all nofollow, and it won't help website ranking.

    Also, I heard many people saying that nofollow links from websites with high domain autority are a good sign for Google.

    Who is right?
    And I had another question: is commenting on blogs with no follow comments helping? What should I write in the "name" field, a common name or a partial match keyword related to my link?
  2. mhtro

    mhtro Supreme Member

    Dec 3, 2017
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    Social Signals. Its not considered a backlink but its considered as a ranking factor.
    As far as I know thats how it works
  3. JamaicanMoose

    JamaicanMoose Supreme Member

    Dec 10, 2015
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    Legitimate social signals will never hurt your site. Even if they don't give you a ranking boost, they have the possibility of giving your site traffic - either directly or through brand awareness.

    N0follow links do have a purpose. It's debatable how much they help rank your site. I've found that they do help. Not as much as d0follow, but they help. They also help with the overall authority of your site. Am I going to spend a ton of $$ on a n0follow link? Probably not. But they're good to have.

    Put your brand name or persona, whichever you're trying to build up, in the name field for blog comments.
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  4. QTB

    QTB Newbie

    Dec 31, 2018
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    It's literally a link that links back to your website. It's not rocket science :)