Let me tell you about my friend Mike’s website.
My friend Mike was all excited the other day. His new website had gained a page rank of 3 and was showing up as the fourth result in Google for the keywords “improving your putting”. He is promoting golf affiliate products, a very competitive niche and got his first commission payment of $216.54
Then he stumbled on an advertisement offering 10,000 directory submissions service for $10.00 and though to himself:
Posted on : 13-04-2011 | By : Ayvee | In : Backlinks
A backlink is a link to your site posted on another website so people visiting that website can click on the backlink and be sent directly to your site.
Backlinks have two major impacts: first they invite more visitors to come to your website; and second, search engines which drive the large majority of visitors on the Internet to websites record backlinks as votes for trust and relevancy and that is an important part of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
SEO is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page on search engines via natural or un-paid search results. Search engines often use the number of backlinks pointing to a website as one of the most important factors for determining that website’s search engine ranking, popularity and importance. The more web pages or websites sales containing links to a specific site, the better search engines such as Google will rank that site for relevant keywords searches.
Why are backlinks important?