If you’ve read anything about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), you’ve come across the term “backlinks” at least once. Also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, are incoming links to a website or web page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web node. In more simple terms a backlink is simply a link that is directed towards your website.
Why Are Backlinks Important To Your Website?
In order to rank well in Google results, their are factors you need such as title tags, meta descriptions, and alt attributes. The “off-page” factors as we call it are backlinks. The quality, amount, and relevance of those links affect your own site rating. And the more backlinks a page has, the better.
How Do You Get Backlinks?
The first step in building backlinks is to find the places from which you can get quality backlinks. Facebook, Linkedin, Yelp, Manta, Hotfrog, CitySearch, Insiderpages and blogging is a good place to start – Sign up and register your website. These are just a few things you can do on your own to get started.
Backlinks help boost your website’s credibility and search engine optimization, but remember it is not the quantity of backlinks, but the quality that matters to search engines.