Did you know that backlinks are a ranking signal for search engines like Google? These links from one site to another show the first website believe in what they’re linking it. This can help your own content rank better and get more visibility when people do their searches on Google!
A backlink is simply a link from one Web page to another, but this isn’t just any old hypertext we’re talking about here; these are high-quality connections between sites of merit. In other words: if Site A likes Site B enough so as to mention them by name with an eye-catching link somewhere up top there—well then, life changes for both parties involved almost instantaneously because now everyone who goes searching will see something they are interested in and can find out more about it.
Example of a backlink?
Here is one backlink to Google : Google
Here is also an example of a backlink: https://yahoo.com
How do search engine like Google see backlinks
When search engines consider backlinks as votes, a page with many linkbacks from other websites is often ranked higher than one without any links. For example, I was able to get my website on the first page of Forbes by linking it directly in an article that they published about me.
What are the types of backlinks
There are many types of backlinks depend on how you classify them.
If classified by tag there are: do-follow and no-follow backlinks
If classified by quality there are: the high quality or high authority and low-quality backlinks
If classified by context, there are contextual backlinks and non-contextual backlinks.
If classified by platform type which is the platform of the website the backlinks are placed. There are: Web 2.0 backlinks, Social profile backlinks, Blog comment backlinks, Wiki backlinks, Edu, Gov backlinks…
How to create backlinks?
Would you like to start building quality backlinks for your website?
You can try adding links on the social media platform where most of your followers are. Doing a Google search also helps, but make sure that it is something with high ranking and not just general information about the topic.
If you want posts which attract more attention from other websites or blogs, then list posts (how-to), “why” posts (trying to understand why people do things they way they do) infographics or videos embedded in a blog post can be good options!
Write the ultimate guideposts. These are very long posts containing several thousand words and cover every angle of the topic, so they can be a great way to grow your audience by answering all their questions in one place.
If you’re not an expert on everything, then get help! Guest post blog articles that will appeal to readers who might need different information than what’s covered at your site but still want more content like yours for some reason? It’s always a good (and smart!) marketing strategy to cross-promote with other bloggers or websites related to yours when possible because it gives them new material while also increasing the visibility of both entities involved through backlinks from each others