Backlinks are link connections from the pages of one website to another. Google uses backlinks as a crucial factor for determining how your web pages will rank on search engines. They help Google understand that the content of your pages is credible and valuable.

Even though Google keeps making changes to its algorithms, backlinks have always remained a crucial ranking signal. One quality backlink has more value than several hundreds of low-quality ones. A good backlink should come from an authoritative and trusted site and it should include your target keyword in the link’s anchor text.

Unnatural Links

Backlinks may be natural or unnatural based on how they are gotten. Unnatural links are often bought and are usually of low quality and irrelevant to the content of the web page.

To manage the growth of unnatural links, Google uses its penguin algorithm to penalize sites that source their backlinks through unnatural means. Unnatural links can be paid links, links exchanged for some purpose.



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Maricat Premium
Most informative post thanks Istaeli!
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Israel17 Premium
Hey Maricat, thanks for stopping by! Glad you found my link building training informative! Thanks again!

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MinaKim Premium
Thanks for the tips Israel, really helpful. But I think you got to have tons of content to be able to get backlinks from the "big ones".
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Israel17 Premium
Oh yes, MinaKim! You need lots of great content on your site to build backlinks naturally. Thanks for your wonderful input!

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YvonneBray Premium
Thank for your lesson on back links. I found this interesting. Well done.
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Israel17 Premium
Hey Bray, glad you found my backlink building tutorial helpful! Much impressed!

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Irishredrose Premium
I have read all your training ( Thank you BTW) on backlinks and I still don't understand how to get them for my niche. I understand the process in general but there don't seem to be many websites like mine. Would you be willing to pm with me to figure out what it is I can do?
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Lex666 Premium
You could contact site support for technical help with links
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13weeksltd Premium
What’s you niche? There’s an authoritative site in every niche.
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Irishredrose Premium
My niche is gifts (gift guides, gift lists, gift finder, gift advisor, etc)
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Israel17 Premium
No matter your niche, you can build lots of high-quality backlinks to your site. All you need to do is first create high-quality content on your blog, and then create forum threads and reply posts every day. Thanks for reading my training! Much appreciated!

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JEaston Premium Plus
This is really helpful and very informative post. Thank you Israel, for sharing. More power to you, and good luck!

Joyce
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Israel17 Premium
Appreciate your comment on this tutorial, Joyce! Links are an extremely crucial signal for Google ranking, and no algorithm update will ever change it.

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