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Will backlicks die in 2016?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by epar1628, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. epar1628

    epar1628 Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    So I've been learning a lot about SEO on this forum and on other sources. From what I've seen, Google is going to rely less and less on backlinks to determine a site's authority.

    Instead, they track clicks and user metrics to determine a site's quality, since they now have the computational power to do so. This is why social signals are becoming increasingly important, even if the big G says social media doesn't influence SEO "directly".

    Since I'm new and working on my first niche site, I can't really tell the direct impact of "Rank Brain" on websites.

    Do you guys have any personal thoughts or experience to share regarding this update?
     
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    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    I'm sure backlicks died ed long ago, but I'm sure Backlinks are going to be around for a long time.
     
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  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Your brain has been infiltrated by the "Gurus" and their propaganda to convert you to a whitehat noob and pay $5,000/month for their SEO

    Right now and for the foreseeable future backlinks will be a major factor.
     
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  4. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Rank Brain? Oh please, not again
     
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    You & I will die one day, but backlink no way !!!
     
  6. Adrian112

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    HQ backlinks will always stay in the game.

    If some bigger and more popular site points at your site, Google will like that, and more sites with HQ similar niche content links to you, Google will love you more.
     
  7. PHPInjected

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    Didn't you read the thread? Backlinks & SEO are both dead.
     
  8. epar1628

    epar1628 Newbie

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    Exactly why I made a thread on BHW ahah :p Always take things with a grain of salt when it comes to SEO gurus.
     
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    i started my journey in web development in 2008, later i came to know about SEO and other stuff, and here is common thread in every big forum which i joined.

    2009: seo will be dead..year passed nothing happened
    2010: seo will be dead.. no its still alive'
    2011: seo is dead: no i think it got kemo therapy
    2012: seo will be dead: thread poster got banned
    2013: it will be dead: i replied LOL
    2014: seo is gone: f***k off
    2015: seo is dead: ya and internet explorer is best browser
    2016: no seo will work: and i am wasting my 5 min in typing this.
     
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  10. wblteam

    wblteam Regular Member

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    Importance of back link will remain always. Link building strategies change all the time. As before some will not be as effective as now in future. But new link building strategies will come out.
     
  11. pakman

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    SEO will never die its immortal!!
     
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    Why the hell are you opening this kind of useless threads? I don't get it ...
     
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    Backlinks died a long time ago. Now we all depend on Peweps' Amazing Google SERP spychoKinetic ranking powers to rank sites.

    On a serious note, Build a site (preferably an authority one) have some authority local citations. diversify the types of links coming into your site. Add in a few PBNs and "Boom twaff" You're ranking. Leave Rank Brain to google employees.
     
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    Yes they will die tomorrow so stop what you are doing right no w and get out of IM/SEO because it is all dead
     
  15. epar1628

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    Not talking about SEO dying, tallking about social media (to generate good user metrics) becoming more important than linkbuilding.


    If you are keeping up with what Google is saying, they are basically changing their core algorithms in 2016. By using backlinks, Google needs a third party opinion on wether a site is good or not and it's probably the biggest flaw in their system.
    With statistics and their computational power, they now are capable of making their own opinion about a website's value. They don't need a 3rd party's approval. The question is : to what extend is that true and where is in going to be in 6 months/1 year/5 years.


    Because I'd rather talk about what is going to work in 2016/2017 than what worked in 2014.
     
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    I still rank backlicks very highly, they are just behind frontlicks
     
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    Another google animal algorithm again...?
    I think backlink still powerfull till now
     
  18. mickyfu

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    Stop rehashing threads from 2001
     
  19. Peter Ngo

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    Backlicks? Am i the only one here have a dirty mind?
     
  20. diemou

    diemou Power Member

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    Why did you waste time post such thread. now I wasted my time here. Im so stupid