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How does A Website backlink work?


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Hi Friends,

Backlinks are a type of "vote". By linking out to external websites, Google and other search engine sees this as vouching for those websites. Each website has a certain amount of trust and authority with search engines and when those websites link to other websites, they pass some of that trust and authority.

Website A has a backlink to website B - this will tell search engines that website A thinks that website B deserves better recognition and thus website A is passing along trust and authority to website B, however, website A does not lose any trust or authority.

Backlinks are essential for SEO purposes and in my opinion, it is the most important ranking factor. No website can compete for a competitive term on Google, Yahoo or Bing without backlinks, however, backlinks is not all there is to SEO.

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Backlinks are links that are directed towards your website. Also knows as Inbound links (IBL's). The number of backlinks is an indication of the popularity or importance of that website. Backlinks are important for SEO because some search engines, especially Google, will give more credit to websites that have a good number of quality backlinks, and consider those websites more relevant than others in their results pages for a search query.

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