Backlinking 101

If your website was a train, backlinks could easily be considered the steam that gets that train rollin’ down the tracks.  Without them, in a lot of cases your site would be sitting wherever it’s at for awhile and that’s assuming it even got out of the station.

See, backlinks are the links on other websites that point to yours.  They are what Google and the other search engines look to in order to determine a site’s trust factor and importance.  The thought being that if other high page ranking sites are pointing to your site, it must be a high quality site with valuable helpful content.


Now these backlinks come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  By shapes I am referring to the sources that point to your sites.  Those sources could be from article directories, bookmarking sites, blogs, etc.  Sizes refers to the quality or page rank of the site that points to yours.  Those sizes range anywhere from 0 page rank to a 10 page rank (PR).  And while shape is not as important, this is definitely a case where, “size does matter.”  In other words, it doesn’t matter what type of backlink it is whether it comes from a bookmark, blog comment, article submission, etc.  What has the more important impact is whether that link has a high PR.

There is one training guide I use that contains a wealth of knowledge about backlinks.  Using it has helped me to gain a thorough understanding of backlinks and achieve the best rankings possible because of it.  The guide is Wealthy Affiliate University and there’s a world of knowledge at your fingertips.  Gaining access to this group will put you on the fast track to success.

There are a number of things you really need to know about backlinks, far too many for one post to cover.  Eventually though, we’ll get to it all so that you’ll know everything there is to know about backlinks.  Then in applying what you’ve learned you can work your site up to it’s number one position for the niche that you’re in.

(If you’re ready to advance your learning and the success of your site, I would definitely suggest taking a look at Wealthy Affiliate.)

Stayed tuned for more great backlinking .information.

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