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Here is a quick video tutorial that illustrates the difference between internal links, external links, and backlinks and how to create them.

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Trodvies Premium
Hey Eric, been following you for a while now, and have read a number of your posts, but this is your first training I've watched. Thanks for such a simple but quite effective presentation. What I immediately realized from it is that you are a great TEACHER. Would definitely see more of your training. Cheers!
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you very much. I appreciate the kind words!
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Chris181 Premium
Hi Eric

That's a great little bit of training! I'm still very new to this and trying to learn everything I can to maximise the potential of my website. I've just added some internal links so that was great!

One question if you don't mind? When I leave a good comment on someone elses blog to get a backlink, do I log in using my website email I have set up? is that how it links back to mine if someone were to click on it?

Many thanks for your help!
Chris
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ericcantu Premium
When you leave a comment on other sites you don't have to do any logging in. You just leave a quality comment and you'll be asked to leave your name, email, and website along with your comment the majority of the time.
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Chris181 Premium
That's great Eric! appreciate your help! you have a new follower :-)

Have a great day/evening!
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lakbar12 Premium
Thank you for this information. I found this video because I was trying to find out if I needed to place my internal links with a new open window. I say a blog post earlier saying we should not open in a new URL.

However, that made no sense to me because then the reader can lose the post they were reading. Of course, I guess if it is for the mobile reason. Maybe that would make sense. I don't know...

Anyhow, thank you for explaining this is simple details. That I can understand. Now, I need to go and fix all my URLs on my site. Wish me luck...LOL
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you! I always follow the advise of others who are smarter than me, lol, so when the head trainer here at WA Jay mentioned his practice of having internal links open in the same window and external links open in a new one, I followed it :) Some readers will hesitate on clicking links when they think they're going to be opening window after window after window. So it just keeps your content cleaner as your readers go through your posts.
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lakbar12 Premium
Okay, thanks Eric...I really appreciate your response. I will do the same and take your advice. I see what you are saying. About the many windows..Thanks again...
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1signbanner Premium
Just awesome Eric your post came in a timely manner
for me my brother. No really, so true. I was over in Bootcamp, again,
and watched Kyle explain using 'internal links,'

Why??? Because if Googles see I'm using too my external links to make
a sale, they simple gets upset and say "You ain't gonna get off that easy
I Google will rank you low!" That's my interpretation of what Kyle says anyways.

But getting back to you. You made is so simple to see with my own eyes
how to do it. Now backlinks have not been covered in Kyle's particular video
I'm sure he has it somewhere but you made it so clear!

Mahalo and Aloha Erik, keep providing stupid guys like me to be well informed!


frank
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ericcantu Premium
Very happy to help! Take care and thanks for the support!
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clarerubel Premium
Very nice. Glad I listened.
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ericcantu Premium
Glad you enjoyed this :)
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clarerubel Premium
Yes. I like simple and to the point. You didn't over do it. No hmms and haws. Very pro. Thanks!
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suzieq Premium
Great video Eric. Thanks!
Is an affiliate link the same as an external link in Google's eyes? Or should I add others?
Cheers,
Suzanne
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ericcantu Premium
I put affiliate links in a whole separate category personally. While they do send the user away from your site in the same was as an external link, we don't want to have affiliate links all over each post because Google sees this as if we are just trying to sell instead of putting out quality content.

Thanks you so much for the comment and support!
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suzieq Premium
Thanks Eric, that's what I thought lol.
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Pernilla Premium
Great training! Thanks Eric!
You are talented in making trainings, like your voice.

Didn't know that a backlink is created by commenting on someones post.
Wonderful!
:-)
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ericcantu Premium
Very sweet of you! Thank you and glad to help!
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lakbar12 Premium
Oh, thank you very informative! I always wondered how in the world did you get backlinks to your site now, I see. So, basically it looks like every time we comment on someone's blog post we are leaving back links and when they come back and comment we get a backlink back...


I see why, I had a list of linked websites, to my website within my gogole analytics accounts. It all makes sense now. Thank you for taking the time to share this information...
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skmorrow Premium
Thanks Eric. I have a couple of questions for you.

Do I need permission to link to an external article? For instance, if I am writing an article on the benefits of running and want to link to an article in Runner's World magazine, do I need permission?

Also, is there ever a time when you would copy an article from someone else, and give them credit? Or is that a case where you would just link to their article?
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ericcantu Premium
These are important and good questions you ask.

You don't need permission to link to someone. Think about it like this, you're basically extending their article to your audience. People love this. You should always do plenty of internal linking within your posts to point to other posts you've written, and no top of that I'll usually have 2 external links within each post. 1-2 is fine. You don't want to go crazy linking to outside content.

All content you create needs to be original. If you want to reference an article, that's fine, and give credit where it's due with a link to the full article, but never copy an article. No need and zero benefit. In fact, you can get penalized.
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skmorrow Premium
Thanks!
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StefanieT Premium
Brilliant information, thankyou. I had no idea of the relevance or even existence of backlinks
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ericcantu Premium
Very glad to help!
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AndYLjr Premium
Straight to the point review...actually i scrolled to the end to catch the backlinks video before listening to the whole video.
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ericcantu Premium
Great! Glad you enjoyed it!
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WZhang Premium
Great vid! I just want to know if my site needs all there links. If so, how many of each should I have?
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littlemama Premium
I believe it's two of internal links, one external link, and one backlink but you can have more.
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WZhang Premium
Is that for every page/post? Thanks!
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ericcantu Premium
just like little mama said it's good practice to have a good balance in each post or page. From my personal checklist I try to have two external links in each post. As far as internal links I load up as many as can naturally occur within the post. If within the post I mention youtube vids ill definitely link to my post on embedding video into posts. If I mention affiliate marketing I'll link to my post on how affiliate marketing works, and so on. Every post I write has some kind of link to my WA review page as well. I probably average 5+ internal links in each post.
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WZhang Premium
Thank you so much! This is why WA rocks!
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ericcantu Premium
agreed!
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littlemama Premium
Think Eric already answered your question. :)
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Skydancer1 Premium
this was the best explanation of the types of links I have seen yet.. Very good and very helpful.
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ericcantu Premium
Very happy it was easy to understand. Thanks!
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sinwm Premium
Good explanation of the different types of links. Thank you for sharing.
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ericcantu Premium
I appreciate that, brother. Thank you! Glad to help.
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Carson1 Premium
Thank you Eric, still learning all this valuable material. I believe I have the three types of links down now.
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ericcantu Premium
Very cool. I'm glad this was able to shed some light on the subject.
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philaccardo Premium
Thank you, Eric:
I just needed to understand the backlink.
Best
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ericcantu Premium
Glad to be of help!
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Camber Premium
Thank you Eric, this is very helpful to me. I have been having trouble linking my affiliate sites to my website. I think my problem is I don't understand how to do that.

Your video was a big help!

Camber
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ericcantu Premium
Very glad you found benefit from this :) Thank you!
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Camber Premium
No, thank you. I had been struggling for two days trying to figure out how to do links. Guess what? I'm on a row installing links!!!
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ericcantu Premium
Awesome! Keep up the great work!
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Kelanders Premium
Thanks for the backlink info!
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ericcantu Premium
Glad you enjoyed it! I appreciate the support!
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Kambas Premium
Hi Eric

I really like your training tutorials and your perspective.
You doing a great job and adding value here on WA. Thank you kindly! ;)

Regards,
Kamil
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ericcantu Premium
I appreciate that, brother! Thank you!
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, E.
M
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ericcantu Premium
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you!
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GautamWorld Premium
Thank you for sharing. :)
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ericcantu Premium
No problem! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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magistudios Premium
Comment has been approved! :)
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ericcantu Premium
Haha you're the man Jay! I knew creating this training as a total diversion with the ultimate goal of getting that comment approved would work!
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RD40 Premium
Thanks Eric! Very helpful!
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ericcantu Premium
Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!
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pablocortina Premium
Thank you so much
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for all the continued support!
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PeterVX Premium
Thanks for the training, Eric!
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ericcantu Premium
I appreciate the comment Peter! Thank you!
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PatrickM1 Premium
Eric - Excellent training. Thanks for the great explanation regarding back-links.
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ericcantu Premium
I'm glad it was helpful. I appreciate that!
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Carol46 Premium
I appreciate the explanation of the different types of links. Whilst I understood the terms I didn't know how to apply them. Thank you, Eric.
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ericcantu Premium
That's what training is for :) Glad to help!
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PatsyC Premium
Thank you for explaining these 3 different types of links!

I have made internal links often, but not external or back links. You made it so easy to understand and create them.

Great simple and to the point video :)
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ericcantu Premium
Awesome. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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SteveWalker Premium
Thank you -- especially for discussing the power of backlinks.
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ericcantu Premium
glad you enjoyed it. thank you!
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