Inbound high quality links from high PR sites are important for our DA and PA, but how do we get them? Let's first examine different type of links.

Did you know that there are different types of links? Both DOFOLLOW and NOFOLLOW links are important for increasing your domain and page rank in the eyes or Google, Bing and all the other search engines out there.

NOFOLLOW Links

Most links are like this. Most of the social media sites, such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter only give you no follow links. What does this mean exactly?

Nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct search engines bots that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index.

Does this mean that these links do not improve your ranking at all? No, they do, but much less than the other type of links we discuss next. Your links are always going to be mixture of NOFOLLOW and DOFOLLOW links and this is normal, something Google is expecting from you.

DOFOLLOW Links

Dofollow links allow google (all search engines) to follow them and reach our website. Giving us link juice and a backlink.

Some social media, social bookmarking sites and forums do give you DOFOLLOW backlinks, hence growing your DA and PA.



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I enjoyed this article and will put it to use. Thanks a bunch.
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Great info, thanks for sharing. I've just bookmarked this for future reference :-)
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thanks for the effort Hanna, great tips!
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AnisChity Premium
I'm afraid that this is something that Google won't like, you are essentially building backlinks for yourself, I thought other people should notice your content and link to it and that's how backlinks should be acquired.

In the past SEO was all about building backlinks, now all that matters is content, write quality content and you will rank number one without backlinks.

My website is ranking number 1 on Google in different keywords, I have outranked many websites that have over 1 thousand backlinks, simply because I wrote more in-depth content than theirs this just goes to show that you don't really need backlinks to rank number one, you can outrank websites with a lot of backlinks if you write better content than theirs.

With that said backlinks are not dead, if you have a great post and your competitor has a great post too and he has more backlinks he will outrank you.
If he has more backlinks but his post is not good enough you will outrank him because your post is better and in this case, backlinks don't matter.

Building backlinks is fine but in my opinion publishing articles just to link to your main site is like buying backlinks or asking your friends to link to you.

Again Just my 2 cents here and hope you are having a great day :)

Anis
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ArtByHeart Premium
Anis,

this is actually not correct. I know some people say this, but many SEO experts confirm that Google does not punish you for REBLOGGING your own content somewhere else, as long as it is done in a way that it qualifies as high quality, unique content. This is what you are actually doing. If you actually read the training you will see this is what I am effectively doing, instead of just linking to my content!

What Google does not like is building a link mesh or doing link swapping between the sites!

What comes to content, sure, of course you can get lucky with great content OR if your keyword competition is very low or if there are not many authorities in your domain writing magnificent content, like there are on mine. I am now talking about my content which has 500-700 monthly searches, making it medium competition keyword, ranking on Google page 1 as before my in depth, well SEOed content would hit pages 3-5.

Besides, I never said write no content, I said it is ONE of the tools to get better DA.
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GautamWorld Premium
Controversial topic. We've had a lot of discussion already. I'd prefer to be silent and listen to others. Thank you, Mira and Anis for sharing. :)
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ArtByHeart Premium
Welcome. Yes, controversal and it needs to be done properly for it to work. But is HAS worked for me.
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AnisChity Premium
I know you focus on content and you do provide high-quality content, I did not say reblogging is bad and goes against Google guidelines, as far as I'm concerned reblogging should be done on forums for example where you give great answers and you link to your site because it has the complete answer, but creating a blogger blog and reblogging on it to get backlinks doesn't seem ok in my opinion,
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ArtByHeart Premium
You are entitled to your opinion Anis :-) Many people think whole SEO is unethical. It works for me and the advantage with blogger is that I got different growd of readers there, so it doubles as a social sharing platform.
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AnisChity Premium
I'm not entitled to my opinion Mira I just think that other people should link to your content because they like it and that's how google wants backlinks to be built.

If you buy backlinks you will rank very well too but that won't be for long.
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There is no such thing as duplicate content punishment. Google is very clear about it, there is no controversy, this is just a myth. You can even rank with duplicate content.

See more in my training, this is all directly from Google, there is no place for misinterpretation. There is a video more than 1 hour long with Google representatives speaking about the issue.
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ArtByHeart Premium
This is not buying backlinks Anis, I am hurt to hear you say this. How about the fact that you actually ask comments for your articles here to get increased SEO value for engagement. Do you consider this unethical too?
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ArtByHeart Premium
Great, well, I like to make my content unique anyway, give it a new spin so to say. Uniqueness does increase the article value, that's for sure.
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AnisChity Premium
No I did not say you buy backlinks I just said it's similar, I just believe that you should earn backlinks because of your content, not create them or buy them, this is my opinion and please don't get offended we are just having a conversation and sharing opinions Mira :)
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ArtByHeart Premium
OK, well, I believe I bring value to readers by narrating several of my articles into a shorter blurb. If they are interested they can read the whole story. Hence I keep the story unique, but I do also get the backlink ;-) Sorry, but I don't see anything unethical with it and I don't think it's the same than buying backlinks.

Question: How long do you think it will take you get good DA by not working on it yourself? Will top influencers in your niche notice your amazing content and start linking to it.

Mine did based on my narrated stories combining my 5 aromatherapy articles did on blogger...
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All the best!
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Thanks for sharing, Hanna, bookmarked.
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DaveSw Premium
I have received backlinks from .edu websites using a similar strategy, as these too are considered quality backlinks...I am an alumnus of 4 institutions, one of which is Boston University, so I use that one and the University of Maryland for this...

The way to get this is to participate in some of the forums and special pages that are sponsored by the University...Of course, the downside is that they are forever sending you requests for money hehe...

I do believe that as long as it is relevant to what you are linking to, as you say, such a backlink can help, much like YouTube is owned by Google...This is another rich search engine that many fail to exploit...

It is a bit of extra work, but as with social links, follows, and shares, it appears that blogger.com is yet another tool you can add to build a better overall picture of who you are and what you offer to the search engines... ...

Of course, these days the push is to offer a good experience for your audience...As it should be as the internet gets more and more refined and surfers look for quality information...

Competition demands this...

So using such techniques as blogger.com, .edu links, or YouTube to get backlinks in no way means that they should be the main focus for building your online business...These alone will not help...

Instead, I think a strategy should be centered around quality content and a good experience for site visitors...Use these additional indicators you build for the search engines as opportunities to separate yourself from the rest of the pack...

Yes, they can also help you get a bump in rankings quicker too...More traffic, more leads, more conversions...

So...

Thanks for this additional backlink tip, I will be adding it to my arsenal of tools - I am using Quora, Tumblr, and even Wikipedia as well at times (and am looking with hesitation at Reddit)...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Dave,
I really appreciate your insights, I really really do...however...MANY people here, me including until a month ago, just keep on building content and not really marketing our domain, believing Google will notice the BRILLIANT content we write and magically decide we deserve the page 1 no matter what.

We WANT to believe ONLY content matter, but it really doesn't. Although backlinks don't matter as much as they do, high PR and high QUALITY backlnks do. Backlinks you mention from .edu and .gove do you give you something extra, but they HAVE to be unique quality content, not just your links in a text!

How do I know this? Well, 2 months ago my DA was basically 0, even though I had 60 high quality 1500-3000 word articles on my site. Yeah, I know that was pathetic for 6 month old website, but this was the case. It was practically impossible for me to rank on a page 1 doesn't matter if it was low hanging fruit or not in my VERY competitive niche, although I did on few occasions.

Then I stepped up the social media marketing and I got to 14. I talked to a seasoned SEO expert and started using some of the techniques he mentioned, this above, and it soared to 27 in one month. And my articles are rising in rankings every day, also the ones I wrote before.

Now nowhere did I say this helps alone, or did I? I did mention that this is one useful technique to get good backlinks, together with some other high PR sites. I use the Blogger every few weeks once I put 5 relevant articles together and so far I have spent 5h doing this with brilliant results.

I can also see that your website is more than 2 years old, so all in all I believe you are in a very different boat than I am and although I do appreciate your experience, I believe that you, like many other bloggers believe that the chances Google made some years ago, made backlinks irrelevant. Well, it is not so and people who do SEO for living, like the expert I spoke to, who gets my company's page rank did confirm that the QUALITY HIGH PR DOFOLLOW BACKLINKS still matter.

As for the results, I went from marely 500 daily visitors to 2000-2500 daily visitors and my income more than doubled after I started doing more work on social media, which counts for half of my traffic. The other half is because I am now hitting those page 1 for my articles for low to medium articles.

Next thing I am going to do is disowe some of the low quality links I have, because in the beginning I used to leave my wesbite link to other WA's site when leaving comments. Many of them have been abandoned and weight on me negatively, just working through my list.
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jvranjes Premium
Hi Mira. Very curious about your final paragraph. Can you say more? You posted comments, they are published, so how can you now remove your site urls from them? This looks impossible to me.

In the last but one paragraph you present impressive results. Are those for the same 6-8 months old site you mentioned somewhere above?
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ArtByHeart Premium
It is not, you have to ask Google to disavow them. I just did this yesterday.

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links-main

Yes, for my 6 month young site.
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You are a champion.
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DaveSw Premium
Haha...you made me laugh on a Friday Jovo! Thanks! : )
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DaveSw Premium
Yes, our website domain for e-commerce is 11 years old...It is easier to build from that level...We still have a lot of work to do regarding SEO for sure, with backlinks and social...

We are also just starting to populate the site with blog posts, this is a domain that we bought at a high price...Not for its age, rather it is the exact name of our company...

Backlinks do matter, I believe I mentioned that in my response...

It does not change the fact that you have to have content...There are people that literally have 30 to 40 posts only on their websites and they get 1000s of visits a day...

In the case of one internet marketer I know, who is a well-known and regarded fellow, and this is the case - he has very few total posts - but his posts are chock full of really good and useful content...

Not sure of the backlinks, but I suspect he has some really good ones...It gets easier when you build authority and credibility...

Our domain...

In our case, just because the domain is old, unless it has the content and backlinks it will still not help us that much...That is why we are building this now...

How much of a difference does our work make in the valuation of the website (also a measure we are interested in)? Depending on the site you look at, so far the value of that domain has tripled...

A good investment indeed so far - with more work getting relevant backlinks from Blogger.com, .edu sites, blog posts, guest blog posts, and etc. plus our ever increasing sales, I am hoping that we can raise the value ten-fold, or more...

We have no intention of selling the domain, it is central to our online e-commerce operation...Rather it is our exit strategy 4-5 years from now...

Or not...Maybe I will pass it on it to the grandkids hehe!

Back to backlinks and content...

DA and PR are tough nuts to crack and that is where such good backlinks as we have discussed can most certainly help...

In your case, 60 posts IS more than enough if they include great content, and yes the other efforts on social and backlinks give you that extra 'oomph'...

That extra effort you are making is separating you from the pack, as I have described...

Result: More traffic and more sales as you state...

Lastly, if I thought backlinks were irrelevant, I would not have mentioned them in my comments hehe?

I do appreciate your thoughts and ideas, and I believe we are on the same wavelength contrary to what you I discerned from your reply!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Very interesting subject. Will check it out. Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you so very much. I really appreciate that you took the time to explain how we go about doing this. I'm going to try it.
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Thanks for sharing!
Will check this out :)
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thanks for that. . Never would have known any of that without you
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I'm ready to start using this. Thanks!
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bjdluna Premium
Hi,
This is really great information! I would much rather get backlinks like this than to have to try and find people who would give me a backlink. This way is much better all you need is yourself! Thank you so much for this info! It's really a great idea!
So you just need that one Blogger account for each website you are trying to promote? You might have already mentioned this but how many words does your blogger post have? So you write one blogger post for every 5 or so posts you have put into your actual blog? What name to you give to your blogger account, is it different than your real blog? So you just put something in your post about each of those oils and link it to your blog? I never hear anything about blogger anymore I sure didn't know about this!

Do you know how different an article has to be from another article in order to not be considered "duplicate content"?

Sorry about all the questions this was really interesting to me. Thanks very much for this training!

Barbara
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Hi Barbara, no worries with the questions, I am happy to help.

In principle no, you don't necessarily need a new blogger account for each website, but might be a good idea anyway. I just have a blogging account called cafebabe, an old nickname of mine. It does not have to reflect your site. In fact I often blog any sort of nonsence here, always done, don't take my blogger account serious at all!

Yes, I normally make a new blog post every 5 posts I have of the same topic, but sometimes as low as 2. Why? Because if I want to push some content, it's easy way to get a higher rank fast, so it's worth the time.

My usual blog posts are long, between 1200-3000 words. My reblogging post, or blurb as they are called, is normally no more than 500 words.

You can pass the article as unique by saying exactly the same, but using different words or changing the order of things. In general sentences of 5 words cannot be the same. So I just take my own content, normally the summary and my opinion, twist it around a bit and there we go, new short blurb article, containing links to my real content that I want to rank.
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makes good sense...thanks for sharing this...
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