Why backlinks are so important in SEO?

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They indicate to search engines that your site has content worth linking to, and is therefore important within your niche.

However, the importance is more related to quality over quantity, and most newbies get that wrong by buying 1000's of worthless backlinks thinking it's a numbers game.

As an example, My main ecommerce site get lots of search traffic while only having 3 backlinks :)
 

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Backlinks are especially valuable for SEO because they represent a "vote of confidence" from one site to another.
 

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Backlinks are an important part of off-site SEO. For example, suppose multiple trusted sites refer to your page via backlinks. In that case, the search engine can infer that your page's content has valuable content, and there is the possibility of ranking your page on the search engine result pages. It also creates a good image in users' minds so that most users want to receive your site.

you can create backlinks in multiple ways like
  1. outreach
  2. Guest posting
  3. Forum posting etc.
 

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Some forums accept links which is a good way to obtain backlinks but some of them include the nofollow attribut. A link with a "no follow" attribut has no effect for your backlink profil : in that case forum posting is not counted
 
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You are correct that some forums use the "nofollow" attribute on their links. When a link has the "nofollow" attribute, it tells search engines not to pass any authority or ranking value from that link to the linked website. As a result, from an SEO perspective, "nofollow" links do not directly contribute to improving a website's backlink profile or search engine rankings.

While it's true that forum postings with "nofollow" links may not provide the same SEO benefits as "dofollow" links, there can still be value in participating in forums. Forum discussions allow you to engage with a community, share knowledge, and establish yourself as an authority in your field. Additionally, forum participation can drive referral traffic to your website and potentially attract the attention of individuals or businesses who may be interested in collaborating or linking to your content.

A diverse backlink profile is generally considered more beneficial than solely relying on one type of link. While "nofollow" links may not directly contribute to SEO, they can still provide other indirect benefits. Therefore, when engaging in forum posting or any link-building activities, it's advisable to consider a balanced approach that encompasses various link types and focuses on creating valuable, informative content that naturally attracts both "nofollow" and "dofollow" links.
 

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Backlinks are the #1 ranking factor in Google. End of discussion.
 
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Backlinks are important for SEO because when people go to build backlinks for a website, that website will get incoming links from other websites, and through backlinks, search engines will get social signals for the website, which in turn will help to promote that website over search engines.
 

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Hi all forum friends

Let's discuss why backlinks are so important in SEO?
Backlinks are important for SEO because they are a signal to Google that your site is authoritative and worth ranking. In other words, backlinks tell Google that other sites think your site is worth linking to, which is a strong indication that your site has valuable content.

There are a number of ways to build backlinks, but the most effective way is to create high-quality content that people will want to link to. You can also reach out to other website owners and ask them to link to your content or submit your site to directories and social networks where people are more likely to link to it.
 

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Hi all forum friends

Let's discuss why backlinks are so important in SEO?
Hi all forum friends

Let's discuss why backlinks are so important in SEO?
Hi all forum friends

Let's discuss why backlinks are so important in SEO?
Backlinking is a part of off page SEO which helps in link building. When other websites add your URL to their site, Google considers that people are reading your site and find it useful which creates a worth of your site for Google. This leads google to improve the rank of your site and your websites comes on the first SERP, and eventually on top as well.
 

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Backlinks are important for two main reasons. First, they help Google understand your website's relevancy and popularity. Since Google's algorithm is based on understanding and measuring a website's popularity, backlinks play a key role in helping the company determine where to rank your site pages.

Second, backlinks help improve your website's visibility and organic reach. When people click on links to your site from other websites, it helps increase your page views and strengthens your site's position in search engine results pages (SERPs). In other words, backlinks serve as powerful glorified advertisements for your website that can improve both its authority and traffic over time.
 
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In order to understand why backlinks are so important in SEO, we must first understand what backlinks are and how they work. A backlink is simply a link from one website to another. However, the quality of the backlink is determined by the page rank of the linking website and the relevancy of the target website. Backlinks were originally introduced as a way to help search engines index websites more accurately.

The basic premise behind why backlinks are still so important today is that when other websites link to your website, it shows that your site must be valuable and worth linking to. In other words, it’s a vote of confidence for your site.
 

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Backlinks play a great role in ranking a website in search engines. Backlinks indicate search engines that your content is useful for readers as many websites are linking your content.
 

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In my experience in 2022 backlinks are not very important! If you do things right they will come naturally and it seems like google is not considering them as much as it used to consider them!
 

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Backlinks are important for SEO because they represent confidence from one site to another. In conclusion, backlinks to your website are a signal to search engines that others rely and trust on your content.

Backlinks are the most important factor for getting SERP's rankings. As they pass link juice from one site to another.

For example, if you get a link from high authority site say DA- 50 and it has 3 external links, then link juice would be divided among all the three links on basis of which comes first and authority would be passed to Google.

It is much like being Google taking suggestion from old friend about the new person they met.

And after the former tells Google that YAA! he's great,

Google relies on it and ranks it accoridngly. However many more factors like onpage optimization, social marketing are also important.
 

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Alongside content, backlinks are the most important ranking factor for SEO performance. This has been proven by numerous tests, and Google has said multiple times that links are a key trust signal for their algorithm.
 
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