You may have heard a lot of SEO talk about backlinks and how you have to get them to your site. How do you get backlinks? Ideally, you want to create a website with good content and lots of relevant information to the keywords your using. Using the the right SEO tactics your site will be picked up by Google, Yahoo, Bing and all the other search sites and people will read your pages.
When they visit your pages, the goal is that they love your site and link back to your information for others to see and more people will do the same. These links are called backlinks. Then when the search sites see your backlinks to your site all over the net they will consider your site important, and this, along with the other SEO techniques you have put into place will cause them to give you higher listings and page rank in their systems.
This is great right? Sometimes, though, you have to help the backlink process along using SEO techniques. You need to go out and get more exposure for your sites your self otherwise the process could take years. So, how do you get good backlinks?
There two types of links and many ways to accomplish both. One of these is called reciprocal backlinks. This is an agreement, in a sense, between your site and anothers site. You display their link on your site and they will return the favor. You both then get backlinks to your own sites. There are also variations in the types of sites you can do this with and how, but for now we will leave it at that for reciprocal links.
These other type I want to talk about, and a much more savvy SEO backlink is a one way backlink. This is where you have a backlink on a site pointing to your site but you don’t have a return link pointing to the their site. One way backlinks are much more valuable and there are many ways to accomplish this so this is the option I use.
Are there differences in the types of backlinks? Yes. Many people believe in quality over quantity. Quality backlinks are links you get from high PR sites that are relevant or similar to what your promoting. These links are like gold. The spiders can recognize this and in turn, with enough of these, you are much more likely to get a higher ranking yourself with this type of backlink. Low quality backlinks are easier to get.
They are links from sites that are low PR, not as popular and therefore more likely to allow you to add your link to their site. I believe you should work to get high quality links but in the mean time keep building one way backlinks where ever you can. They all add value to your site as long as the sites they come from offer value, just try to make sure they are pretty relevant to what you do.
There are definitely techniques to avoid so you have to be careful, you would not want to ruin all the effort you have put forth for one lousy backlink.
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