In SEO backlinks play a very pleasant rule but some beginners don’t know about the word backlink. I am here with the topic Backlinks for Beginners to guide all of you.
What is Backlink?
Backlink is a link to your site, site page, or post on any other site.
A backlink for a given web resource is a link from some other website to that web resource. A web resource may be a website, web page, or web directory. A backlink is a reference comparable to a citation. Wikipedia
In simple words, you write an article on “How to Earn Money Online” and I got your article helpful and fit for my blog visitors. So I just reference that article in my blog post in the form of Link.
Why Backlinks are important for SEO?
If you have a new site and started writing content; you have quality content but Google doesn’t know your site. Your website is strange for google.
Google wants any reference from an already established and known site. So if any site refers to your site Google will start recognizing your site and starting ranking faster.
Types of Backlinks in SEO:
There are two major types of backlinks one is Do-Follow and another one is No-Follow Backlinks.
Do-Follow backlinks are an indicator to the search engine bots that follow that site and scroll it.
No-Follow backlinks tell the google bots to don’t follow this link. But users can go to the website.
Which Type Affective for SEO
Definitely, the Do-Follow type of backlinks is effective for SEO which signals to follow our site. But No-Follow backlinks also may help you indirectly.
Which backlinks to build?
You have to build both types of backlinks for your site however do-follow tells bots to follow your link and no-follow doesn’t.
Because the backlinks are not only the SEO factors to rank in search engine.
Let’s have an example, you and I have two sites.
we both got a backlink from the same website but I have a no-follow backlink from that site and you have do-follow.
Now my website is familiar with google Bots but when user comes to my site but don’t spend any time to read articles.
On another hand you have the no-follow backlink but when the user came to your site spent 5 to 10 minutes for every session.
Let me tell you which site will be rank mine or yours. Yes… Google will rank both sites for testing purposes and examine the other factors like page load speed and session duration etc. When which site will perform better, ranks that.
So my recommendation is that build both links from high authority sites in your niche.