I don't make backlink. Will it cost my SEO?

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II have a site and I just post articles and on page SEO like meeting the greed button of Yoast. I hate to make backlinks. Will it hurt my ranking or SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    You can have the best content in the world, but without any backlinks, your site is never going to rank highly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lee
    It won't hurt your SEO, but you probably won't rank for any big terms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
    Originally Posted by ichthyander View Post

    II have a site and I just post articles and on page SEO like meeting the greed button of Yoast. I hate to make backlinks. Will it hurt my ranking or SEO?
    Google make positions based on quality and quantity of backlinks! Without backlinks your SEO doesn't exist...

    Like it or not, you have to build backlinks...

    Nicole (:
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    If you are concerned about your SEO then the answer is yes. Start building
    relevant, quality links to your website. How else will you rank competitively with no backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Your website will be fine and, if it is a useful website, it will attract natural links on it's own. However, you will find it difficult to rank for most profitable keywords without building any links.
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  • Profile picture of the author fpforum
    As others have said, it won't hurt your SEO..but it will hurt your rankings. Backlinks makeup a good 30-40% of your rankings. You NEED backlinks to get solid SE traffic, without them you're just missing out on good organic traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author tkhassan
    on page optimization is definitely a very important aspect of SEO for any website and you may see good results for sometime by only doing on page optimization but in order to get long lasting results you must keep on building quality backlinks for your website slowly and steadily.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenniferrini
    Hi,

    One of the foremost importance of backlinks are better ranking in Search engine. When you get quality links to your pages on website, it will help improve the search engine ranking and faster indexing. If you manage to get link back from high quality and high PR Site, you can always expect a good PR in the next update.
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  • Profile picture of the author npoint
    It`s true backlinks are still most important. But if you want target some niche keyphrases try to build a website in SILO structure you will rank them pretty easily without any external backlinks, only good quality unique content is necessary to make it happen. Of course it depends on the competition, but SILO structur will lower your backlinks spending a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author jackluter
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    Without back links how can your web site appear best in search engine but without back links it won't cost seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author samreeen
    You must have back links for your website. just make sure that you should not use those old timed poor link building techniques.

    Create awesome content that people should like and share with social profiles. A great content can get you high quality back links which are essential to get ranks in search engines.
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    • Profile picture of the author NikVerma
      Absolutely it will affect your site in the terms of traffic and ranking. Google plays a very important role in traffic gaining and Google ranks your website on several aspects and one of the important aspect is your back-links.
      The more quality links you'll have, the more better will be your Ranking for your keywords.
      So, i would suggest you to start creating back-links for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author ichthyander
    Should I comment on relevant blogs with relevant & useful comment with the URL of my website? Will that work?
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Not having backlinks won't hurt your SEO, but you won't gain anything positive from it either. There's a reason why everyone struggles to build as many quality links as possible, it's a sure way to improve your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikest4u
    Well it is good to focus on quality content and structured on page optimization. But in order to dominate your website in search engines you have to focus on qualitative niche based back links!
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    • Profile picture of the author dewalds86
      I agree with all the above replies. You can post articles until you are blue in the face but they will not rank well. Building quality links is still the best way to make your web site popular and increase your domain authority. The better your domain authority the better you will rank.

      Not building back links wont hurt your SEO but it surely will not improve it either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Choice UK
    You will have to have quality backlinks to rank higher. The number doesn't matter much, if you have high quality links from authority sites. Getting links from high authority sites is indeed a tough task.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cason
    If your site is interesting + popular enough and can attract natural backlinks sure why not. Many webmasters of popular sites have zero linkbuilding experience.

    Otherwise you'd have to build your own links or if you really hate it / you're not good at it you might as well pay someone to do it for you or you won't rank for anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author abbystabby
    Originally Posted by ichthyander View Post

    II have a site and I just post articles and on page SEO like meeting the greed button of Yoast. I hate to make backlinks. Will it hurt my ranking or SEO?
    Hey dude, Just outsource you're backlinking. I do it all the time! Just make sure the guy/girl who's doing it has a lot of positive feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author selfmadebm
    Originally Posted by ichthyander View Post

    II have a site and I just post articles and on page SEO like meeting the greed button of Yoast. I hate to make backlinks. Will it hurt my ranking or SEO?
    It wont hurt SEO but as many of my friends here told you wont be visible on google.

    I understand that you hate running for backlink in the treditional sense. But there are several passive way to gain backlinks naturally. like inviting one of industry famous person into one of your interview post. or pinterest image linking if yours use a lot of good images.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author ichthyander
      Originally Posted by selfmadebm View Post

      It wont hurt SEO but as many of my friends here told you wont be visible on google.

      I understand that you hate running for backlink in the treditional sense. But there are several passive way to gain backlinks naturally. like inviting one of industry famous person into one of your interview post. or pinterest image linking if yours use a lot of good images.

      Cheers!

      Does pinnng images helps ? I mean how is it related with backlink?
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  • Profile picture of the author npoint
    If you already have some ranks you can expect in period of time falling but not because of Google but because of your competitors who build backlinks every single day (:
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    Try to gain links than build links .
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  • Profile picture of the author sheenagoyal13
    Numbers of backlinks shows popularity of your website. quality and quantity of backlinks are important for your site. it improves the traffic on site.
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  • Profile picture of the author bagful
    backlinks are important buddie, why do you hate it? start doing a little work of dropping backlinks. such as classifieds, high domain authority directories such as Dmoz, guest post. find domains of yur niche. post content there, do article marketing, blog marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raees Hussain
    If you want to get backlinks, just comment on high page rank PR websites and blogs...

    Not only SEO can visible your site... Google see no of backlinks to your site and rank a post.

    Secondly just submit to directories.. through which you can get backlinks...
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    • Profile picture of the author ichthyander
      Originally Posted by Raees Hussain View Post

      If you want to get backlinks, just comment on high page rank PR websites and blogs...

      Not only SEO can visible your site... Google see no of backlinks to your site and rank a post.

      Secondly just submit to directories.. through which you can get backlinks...
      Where to get directories that allow free submission? Can you please give me an example. I never did this and that's why I am asking for help
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJaswal
    Without an SEO your website is not going high in ranking. If you want a high rank of your website then you should definitely need to go for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author kushalshah
    Even if you have great content, you site will never rank for search queries. You need to have backlinks to appear higher on SERP's & get traffic to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author ichthyander

    This is what I got after checking with ahrefs. I never did any backlinks. I don't know how I get this. Is it good or bad. Do I have to do more backlinks? I don't know how I lost such backlinks over last period of months !!! HALP!!
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  • Profile picture of the author solvemyhow
    Even I had the same problem. In this case you won't get much traffic from Google Search engine.
    If you don't like to create backlinks. Then only email marketing will work for you !
    But it is recommendable to create backlinks for your blog.

    hope this helps !
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  • Profile picture of the author mattcarter99
    You can have the best content in the world, but without any backlinks, your site is never going to rank highly.
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  • Profile picture of the author upshur
    Backlinks is one of the major factors in SEO process to boost website traffic, Page Ranking, Alexa Ranking & Authority.
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    • Profile picture of the author netguy12
      You may hate backlinks, but you NEED to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cris85
    I am also struggle to build back links. It take a lot of time and effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author ichthyander
    I don't even know how to build backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author reddy183
    Hey,

    With out Back links and needed content for site, we con't see growth in SEO point of view.

    Regards,
    Reddy Sekhar.
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  • Profile picture of the author MehreenZafar
    Believe me it totally depends upon your niche, i see many sites with zero or 5 backlinks and getting around 30,000+ views per/day, may be my experience is bit different from others, but thats truth, it totally depends upon niche selection,,, for example if you opt for education blog, just go for it, keep on updating, you don't need any backlink...but definitely Backlinks will make your Blog rank higher and Boost traffic...
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  • Profile picture of the author davidclarkny
    You will need backlinks and outlinks too. Google love article what many sites know it and the article should have reference from a good resource.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy_S
    What is everyone going on about? Yes you need backlinks, but no one is saying how you SHOULD get them.
    The best backlinks are gotten by writing great content and distributing it so people naturally link to it. Period.
    In other words "Give the Google monster what it wants to eat" and stop wasting time and money and potentially your rankings by buying manufactured backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author basha15
      Backlinks is very important to get more traffic for your blog and without it, You will not have visitor and this means your blogging career is over.
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  • Profile picture of the author ollif
    I see only special cases where you can ignore making backlinks and feeling good at the same time in terms of SEO.
    For example, when you are able to be one of the first to release news in your niche, then I think you may not bother to build backlinks. Others will do it for you linking to your content.
    But when it comes to more traditional methods of online marketing then you have to pay attention to making high quality backlings for site ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
    If you make quality content, you should get backlinks from your articles and posts that you make on this forum as well. I would also recommend making YouTube videos about them and sharing them with social media every time that you do. You will also get backlinks when other people share your content as well and these can be great for ranking depending on what kind of sites they have. You should never buy backlinks as that will probably do more harm than good but you can get them naturally and this is not as hard as you think. Just remember to keep sharing and it will happen over time
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulmishra
    If you have a website, then you have told google or other search engine that you wants ranking of ABC keyword.

    How it work
    When you create a backlink with an anchor text.
    Search engine crawler, crawled this backlink
    Search engine Know which keyword you wants to ranks.
    If back-link is good you ranked on web and if not, website is penalized

    So dear friend a Website need good back-links to get popular on Web. (Both nofollow and dofollow)
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Lack of backlinks just means it will take you longer to rank for keywords.

    For some keywords that are more competitive you will never be able to rank highly or at the top of Google without getting links, either made by you or naturally from other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zanesta
    To answer you in brief detail, backlinks only speed up your rankings. Not having backlinks may slow up your SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brown2
    It is not necessary to create backlinks, but if you want to improve the ranking of your website, then quality backlinks are important. They contribute to improving your ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author KnowJack
    Google came into the world saying that backlinks were a vote for your website and as such, that is how they'll rank sites. It has morphed a lot, but backlinks still count. Here are a lot of ideas to get you going.
    http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2015/03/10/where-to-get-your-first-44-backlinks.aspx
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