I've been seeing some questions and discussions on the backlink topic lately.
And I thought I'd share my take on the subject.
Here's what I believe:
It's always gotta be relevant.
A good/quality backlink would be from a blog in your niche with some or high authority.
For example – your WA affiliate blog:
If you can get a backlink from another WA affiliate blog that is starting to build some authority – that would be an OK link.
If you can get a backlink from a blog like Kyle's – that would be a pretty great link.
If you can get a backlink from a site like Forbes or Entrepreneur – that would be one of the best links you'd ever have.
And the anchor text...
The anchor text of a quality link would be your brand/website name or URL (and maybe a keyword)... and NOT words/phrases like "click here" or "check it out."
How about a bad or low quality backlink?
A low quality link would be from sites like a forum (where they're usually nofollow, anyway).
A backlink from a site that has nothing to do with your niche/blog topic would also be considered low quality.
For example – your WA affiliate site (again):
Say you've just got – or trying to get – a link from a blog about "Weight Loss" with a Moz DA of 75.
That would only be an awesome backlink if you were in the weight loss space – right?
And BAD backlinks...
...would be links that you'd buy.
What do you think?
If you think I'm wrong:
Please, let me know. :)