backlinking and link building

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The title says it all. What's the difference between the 2 and similarities if any? How does an I.M. utilize and benefit from it?
#backlinking #building #link
  • Profile picture of the author AmanD
    They are both one and the same. You need backlinks to rank your website in the search engines, which can then get you targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author TymBolla
    link building is the action of acquiring backlinks... to give you a technical definition )
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    • Profile picture of the author extrememan
      They are both the same! Link building is the action of building backs to your site for SEO benefits. Check some friends on WF. Some good threads to learn from.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        There is in fact a slight difference. Backlinking almost always refers to you placing links to your own site on some other site. White hat link building however can also refer to the process of getting others to link to you themselves.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          There is in fact a slight difference. Backlinking almost always refers to you placing links to your own site on some other site. White hat link building however can also refer to the process of getting others to link to you themselves.
          Good summary. When I first saw this question I thought they were the same but you are spot on.
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          • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
            Link building is when site owners build links to their sites to get better rankings on search engines like Google,Bing,and Yahoo. SEOs engage in linkbuilding and try to game the search engines by actively building links to their money sites instead of waiting for the links to come to them which is the more natural way to build links but takes a whole lot longer. Backlinking and Linkbuilding are basically the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunoy14
    Backlinking is the act of placing your links on others' websites. When you continue to do this to build up lots of links back to your own website for seo and other purposes, it is called link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author dougp
    Originally Posted by TAHERSYED34 View Post

    The title says it all. What's the difference between the 2 and similarities if any? How does an I.M. utilize and benefit from it?
    Links is a metric that most major search engines factor into their ranking algorithm. The short answer is the more quality links you get, the more search engine traffic you'll experience. getting links from 100 forums is not a quality link, while getting ONE link from New York Times can do wonders for your site in the serps.
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  • Profile picture of the author allenmartin
    Originally Posted by TAHERSYED34 View Post

    The title says it all. What's the difference between the 2 and similarities if any? How does an I.M. utilize and benefit from it?


    Hi TAHERSED34,

    you have links on your own site - say from your home page to other pages on your site. These are very important, especially from your home page to other pages on your site. Back links are links from other websites to your site.

    Google interprets all links as votes, no matter links you choose. Some are your own internal votes - about what pages are important... Others are external votes. Both are important - but it is really backlinks that shine, and make a huge difference.


    Have a nice day,
    Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author arindamb
    There are a few tech differences as other shave pointed out, but for all practical purposes "You Build Backlinks".
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleW3era
    Originally Posted by TAHERSYED34 View Post

    The title says it all. What's the difference between the 2 and similarities if any? How does an I.M. utilize and benefit from it?
    Hope you had collected many answers about linkbuilding and back-links.
    It is correct that link building is an action to create back-links. But link building is not the only way of back-linking.
    Let me clear my words-
    Back-links - An external link coming to your website for example a other website is having a link of your site which is redirected to your website will be counted as backlink. but it is not necessary that the link is made by linkbuilding.
    Link-building - Linkbuilding is one of the backlinking technique which is use to create backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author fazal1
    HI newbie here, how to get this back-links done at cheaper cost and more professional manor ? any good companies out there or my employees can get this done ?
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    Same things. But people says separate name.
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  • Profile picture of the author edwardshaw
    same thing however google prefers natural links the ones people share if you can create content worthy of sharing then you hit the jackpot
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