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What is meant by backlinks?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by teequarterz, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. teequarterz

    teequarterz Newbie

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    What is meant by backlinks?
     
  2. LeanLow

    LeanLow Senior Member

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    Backlinks are when other websites link back to your website. The type and amount of backlinks are used by search engines to decide how early your site appears in the search results. Manipulating backlinks forms the basis of almost all black hat seo techniques, so the topic is discussed a lot here. It's worth reading some information on the topic to get you started so you understand the discussions here

    https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/42533?hl=en
     
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    Backlinks (incoming links) refer to all links on other websites that refer to the website in question. Search engines are geared towards sorting search results according to a real life concept recommendations!


    The better you are the more recommendations you will receive. Search engines interpret a link to a website (backlink) as a recommendation for it.


    The more backlinks a website has and the better those links are they are, the further up it will appear in the search results. An example of strong backlinks would be links from topically relevant websites.
     
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  5. LeanLow

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    I mean how hard is it for people to just google it and access information which already exists, without wasting someones time with such questions.
     
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    That's fair enough - it is pretty fundamental. But, we were all new once and on the off chance it's a language thing, it's not much work to be helpful. And at least it's not a super-vague spoon-feed-me "how do I make $xx per day with IM?"

    teequarterz - as leanlow says, this type of stuff is easy to find. The most important thing in IM is research and learning new things and google's support page has lots of good info to get started.
     
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