What are backlinks?

what are backlinks

What are backlinks – the definition

If you are still new in the seo world you might ask your self this question: What are backlinks?

Well, a backlink is a link from your own site that resides on someone elses website. When someone clicks on the link that someone gets redirected back to your site. That is why these kind of links are called backlinks.

What are backlinks and how to obtain them

We allready answered the question on “what are backlinks”in the paragraph before and know we need to know how to get these backlinks.
If your site has unique and interesting content, there is a great chance that your visitors will leave a link to that content on a forum, on their own blog(if they have one) or on another blog as a comment to point out the great resource of information they found to share with others.
If you give your readers useful information, tips or even a solution to their problems by answering there questions they will share that information with other readers in many different ways by linking to your website or webpage through a backlink.

The best way to get backlinks is engaging with your readers and giving them unique content that gives answer to their problems. Try to also promote your content on fora, leaving blog comments on other related sites etc. We will continue on this subject in another post.
If your websites link resides on another web page, this will be counted as a backlink.

what are backlinks

Some tips to gather backlinks for your website

Never buy any backlinks. You will find many advertisements online when you search for “What are backlinks” or “how to get backlinks”. Try not to engage with these particular services. If you do this and google finds out they will surely deindex your site from their search engine. This means your site will never be found on any keyword you optimise it for.

Google loves backlinks. If Google gives you(indexes)  a backlink it’s a strong indication that your website has interesting content. If you also focus on onpage seo and creating more backlinks google will put your website higher in the serps. Try to leave a link on a site that is related to your site. There are many ways to get backlinks to your site.

You can get backlinks by going to googles blog search and type in the following: “keyword” wordpress. Why wordpress you may ask? WordPress has the ability to leave a comment below the post. Another way is to search for: “keyword” forum or “keyword” comment.  There are many other ways and we will discuss this further in my next post.
The elevated position in Google also pulls your website more visitors and your site more often in search results when people search. Backlinks therefore have a positive impact on the success of your website.

Why do we need to put the keyword in the searches? Because this keyword gives back a relevant search and therefor a relevant backlink if you leave your link on those sites.The relevant backlinks are best for your site. Relevancy in the eyes of google is very important.
A relevant link to your website comes from a page about the same topic as your website.
There must be a form of relevance if the link is valuable and useful for your website.

Every backlink is one, but it is the relevant links from popular websites that have the most positive effect on the position of your website in Google search engine positions.

If there is a popular site with a link to your website link (linking back) – this link has a much higher value and thus a greater impact than when a backlink comes from an unpopular site.

Again, the # 1 tip for getting backlinks is interesting and unique content and promoting that interesting posts on relevant sites.

Why backlinks? With backlinks its easier to find your website on google and other search engines.

Are you interested on how many backlinks you created? Go to http://majesticseo.com and type in your url.

When you have read this post about “what are backlinks” you can go to the next step of your seo study.


I am a full time Blogger and Marketeer. I have 3 years experience in Blogging, Seo and online Marketing. I write about different subjects and give tips and tutorials on Seo Marketing.


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