Backlinks - Quality vs Quantity

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I have seen mixed opinions on this, just wondering if google values high authority links over hundreds if link?

Should I try to backlink to as many sites as possible or should I work on stacking up social networking accounts like twitter, facebook and pintrest and create backlinks from those?

What do you guys think?
#backlinks #quality #quantity
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Kervtuza View Post

    I have seen mixed opinions on this, just wondering if google values high authority links over hundreds if link?

    Should I try to backlink to as many sites as possible or should I work on stacking up social networking accounts like twitter, facebook and pintrest and create backlinks from those?

    What do you guys think?
    Sure they value quality links over hundreds of links If by hundreds you mean junk link blast. That was the whole point of PR (pagerank).

    Those social links are nofollow, your not ranking any pages with social links.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShoppingSignals
    Quality over quantity for sure. And the social links aren't quality either. They can be good for traffic, but that's a different discussion.

    Quality links that will help your rankings come from high authority, high PR, niche relevant sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author william17
      Originally Posted by ShoppingSignals View Post

      Quality over quantity for sure. And the social links aren't quality either. They can be good for traffic, but that's a different discussion.

      Quality links that will help your rankings come from high authority, high PR, niche relevant sites.
      Totally Agree. All of the experts are aware that quality links matter these days instead of quantity links. According to Google's latest algorithms, making 1 best link is far better than making 10 low quality links. Also social media profiles help you increasing traffic on your website and for ranking and traffic both, you will have to make good quality links for the site.

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  • Profile picture of the author DivyaRai
    Social links provides huge traffic to your website and its also measured by Google if it has more followers to your page. Keep updating about your brand or products in all popular websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author bryan2015
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnTimmins
    Authority site is way better than having hundreds of low quality links. There is one site I found that ranks on the first page of Google on its promoted keyword with only 1 backlink - (AUTHORITY BACKLINK). And I do think that Google really values authority/high quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhayhendre
    Links from social media sites don't count from SEO perspective. Use social media only for referral traffic and branding purpose.
    As far as links are concerned, links from relevant and high authority sites are the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kervtuza
    Awesome info guys!! I thought that social links helps, glad I posted this thread. So lets say my keyword is piano(which it is not), can I boost back links by going to the best piano forum, attaching a link to my website in my profile, and then posting all over the forum?
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    • Profile picture of the author ezeonlinebiz
      Originally Posted by Kervtuza View Post

      Awesome info guys!! I thought that social links helps, glad I posted this thread. So lets say my keyword is piano(which it is not), can I boost back links by going to the best piano forum, attaching a link to my website in my profile, and then posting all over the forum?
      Well it might help boost your backlink profile a little. But don't over do it. Google hates sitewide links and they tend to give very low link juice to multiple backlinks from a site.

      Quality always out-rumps quantity. Diversify you backlinking strategy. Do not also forget to use social media platforms your audience do frequent. Google loves websites with social signals and they'll boost your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenniferrini
    According to the back links quality is important more than quantity if you get 2 back links in 5 PR website it is more or less equal to 10 small PR back links ranges from 0 to 3 . You should get back links only from your niche websites and page rank is secondary.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kervtuza
    Another question, is there a way I can tell of a site will count for a backlink? And do you guys know of any major sites I can get good backlinks from?

    Someone told me squidoo which is now hubpages is a good place, your thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author xembergg
    DA And PA is what important these days. Stop looking over PR. With almost anyone can spam and get all these, its important you look over the backlink profile while you are placing backlinks.

    Make sure you have top quality. Even 5 high quality backlinks is enough to rank a site rather than having 5000 backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kervtuza
    This is real great information, are there any free tools that will tell me the page rank of a site? And when looking at niches, if my keyword is something like piano lessons, should I go to a piano lessons website for a back link or does anything piano related work?
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    • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
      Originally Posted by Kervtuza View Post

      And when looking at niches, if my keyword is something like piano lessons, should I go to a piano lessons website for a back link or does anything piano related work?
      If they are closely related to your niche (piano lessons) prefer those first, but still any general piano related websites can serve as a related niche site for backlink purposes.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWriteOne
      Originally Posted by Kervtuza View Post

      This is real great information, are there any free tools that will tell me the page rank of a site? And when looking at niches, if my keyword is something like piano lessons, should I go to a piano lessons website for a back link or does anything piano related work?
      You could do links from everything related to your niche. Try to aim for the quality ones. Maybe you could do some research on your niche and find the ones you need to target for quality links.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    Big, high value one's.

    I read when I first started that it took something like 1,000 PR 2 links to have the same value as a single PR 4....maybe it isn't quite that bad, but it seems sort of close!
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Of course quality! Better have 1 backlink from a website with really HIGH Authority than even thousands of LOW quality backlinks...
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  • Profile picture of the author 3eester
    Definitely quality over quantity. It's too risky to go for lots of low quality links. Just a few good links will do the job
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Quality! Always quality!
    Now, if you manage to have a lot of quality links, even better
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  • Profile picture of the author mkgg
    Both. Now thats a winning combination ^_^
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  • Profile picture of the author taposh123
    Originally Posted by Kervtuza View Post

    I have seen mixed opinions on this, just wondering if google values high authority links over hundreds if link?

    Should I try to backlink to as many sites as possible or should I work on stacking up social networking accounts like twitter, facebook and pintrest and create backlinks from those?

    What do you guys think?
    Hi Bro,

    At first try to make links from do follow websites. Because it has a real value to pass link juice.. As i know, most of the social links are no follow....This will not help u to pass any link juice....Also creating hundreds of links from low quality sites, its better to make one link from high page rank do follow websites...It will help you definitely. If you have any problem with that, you can knock me any time.


    Warm regards,
    Taposh Kapuria
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  • Profile picture of the author alexgrin
    Large number of low quality links is a negative ranking factor which hard to resolve, so think twice before doing it (even with "high-quality" links). It may take years to get rid of these links later under penalty due to webspam. You can find such links treated as a webspam in Google's webmasters tools in Manual actions section.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yavan
    For Google quality backlinks matters not the quantity. If you make so many backlinks from low quality sites, its looking spammy for the Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author axc
    Always quality! Natural backlinks are fit for your business is better!
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  • Profile picture of the author inlinksseo
    First of all it's not the PR it's the DA (Domain Authority) that ranks you. So get PR out of your head

    Word Press has a PR of 9 and 100 DA
    Blogspot PR 9 with a DA of 92
    Bravenet PR 7 with a DA of 94
    Just to name a few

    No you don't want to flood as many platforms as possibly unless you want to raise a red flag.
    You want to drip feed your backlinks, run 7-10 day campaign of 50-100 links a day, then drip feed them for 30 days. The results will be like nothing you ever imagined

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    • Profile picture of the author taposh123
      Originally Posted by inlinksseo View Post

      First of all it's not the PR it's the DA (Domain Authority) that ranks you. So get PR out of your head

      Word Press has a PR of 9 and 100 DA
      Blogspot PR 9 with a DA of 92
      Bravenet PR 7 with a DA of 94
      Just to name a few

      No you don't want to flood as many platforms as possibly unless you want to raise a red flag.
      You want to drip feed your backlinks, run 7-10 day campaign of 50-100 links a day, then drip feed them for 30 days. The results will be like nothing you ever imagined

      Best regards
      inlinked
      Bro, can u be more specific...........I am really interested
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    I think google does not give any importance to backlinks nowadays instead of penalties
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmav
    You can find related blogs , directory , forum in Google if you will search for the related keywords. Participate actively on these websites. Also write content and request another blogger to publish your content on their blogs . Do comment on their blog post.

    This way you can build quality backlinks and also you can establish yourself as an industry expert by active participation.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRP
    Of course they do. I can practically guarantee it from my personal experience and the experience of many of my IM friends. If know its a hard thing to do...but if a webmaster just focuses on creating epic content, instead of lots of mediocre content and then spends the majority of their time sharing it on social media then you'll see a whole lot more targeted traffic and conversions....You've gotta resist the temptation to cheat.

    You should focus on creating awesome content. It is the fastest way to get amazing back links that you could not otherwise get....this single technique sets you apart from nearly everyone. If you want to get what the best have, do what the best do...here's a hint: if most people recommend it, then you should probably stay away from it. Most people are not wildly successful.

    I hope I didn't offend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Brown
    Quality matters especially if you're doing SEO. Social sites are good for marketing but if you want to rank in Google better engage yourself on building quality backlinks.
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