Do Internal Links Count As Backlinks?

by customml 24 replies
Hi,
My competition that's ranking for major keywords has 5300 backlinks, coming from 96 referring domains, 4,812 backlinks from that are coming from their own domain. Google sees internal backlinks as ranking factors?

Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by customml View Post

    Hi,
    My competition that's ranking for major keywords has 5300 backlinks, coming from 96 referring domains, 4,812 backlinks from that are coming from their own domain. Google sees internal backlinks as ranking factors?

    Thank you


    Yes, internal links with their own followed authority link profile do rank other internal pages.

    Counting links isn't SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author surya kumar
    Internal links works well if you done it to right place, Unnecessary linking will degrades you. provide optimum links in one page. Don't do much. If you are a blog than you can give to high DA sites with relevancy.
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  • Originally Posted by customml View Post

    Hi,
    My competition that's ranking for major keywords has 5300 backlinks, coming from 96 referring domains, 4,812 backlinks from that are coming from their own domain. Google sees internal backlinks as ranking factors?

    Thank you
    Yes, the internal linking structure of a site is a very important ranking factor. You should use your targeted keywords as anchor text when linking your internal pages to one another.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOtraveler
    Well, internal linking is important to keep the clean and clear site structure, but it mostly helps you steer the power to the pages you find the most suitable for some search queries. Internal links don`t add much authority and proven relevance to the query as backlinks do, though. They won`t really help you rank, but may help you to rank the proper page instead of a wrong one, for instance.
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    • Profile picture of the author customml
      Well this site is ranking for all of the major keywords just by doing internal backlinks. 50K visitors per month. 99% of backlinks are coming from their own domain
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  • Profile picture of the author WillGraham
    internal links are important too, but don't use it too much, google will mark it spam.
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    • Profile picture of the author customml
      I guess they are extremely important by looking at my competition site. From 5300 links, 4,812 is coming from their own domain, and they are ranking for all major keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author timtimshi
    Why earn multiple domain pointers on this?
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  • Profile picture of the author oadvantage
    Yes, internal links "count" in the sense that it helps the page rank that they are pointed to.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I think the simple answer to the question that was actually asked is "no, internal links do not count as backlinks." Backlinks are from other sites.

    That said, internal links can help pages of a site rank well when more prominent authority pages of the site pass some of their authority to those pages via a link.
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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    internal links are backlinks ...the more the better...make sure you get them with authority sites (sites that have been around for a while)

    ok
    talk soon
    sam f
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    Yes, Internal linking help to improve the website self backlinks which is white hat SEO techniques.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amplus solutions
    Internal links very important. but don't do too much that will degrade your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author finchh
    Internal backlinks are does not consider as a backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrunal Khatri
    No, As well as i know, any kind of link juice doesn't passes through the internal linking at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author PromoA
    Internal links helps order your site page correctly. But they don't affect SEO rank of your domain. Usually most links are pointed to the main page (Home page). With internal links search engine can find what page is primary and it show it first.
    By creating internal links you will not be able to change your site rank, you will be able to change rank of your pages. If you need that, submit your internal ranking to search engine. Check to Site map in webmaster tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author customml
      But why is google counting my competitors internal links, and ranking them for major keywords? They have hundred of internal links pointing to pages with keywords they are ranking on 1st page on google. When i click on these internal links that they are pointing, tells me page can not be found. I'm so confused
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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    the answer is yes...
    your site becomes more authority the more internal backlinks that you have leading to it

    google will like you for those backlinks

    ok
    talk soon
    sam f
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