The different types of backlinks, and what are the best backlinks?

by sammyz
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So I am slowly, but surely, learning the different types of backlinks...

There are header/footer/sidebar backlinks -seem to index really fast, but please correct me if it was just a coincidence that the backlink showed up only after a day on majestic.

Guestpost/blog post backlinks - seem to take about a month or so to index with most sites.

Comment backlinks - seem to a little less time than guest/blog posts to index.

Forum backlinks - seem to take as long as guest/blog posts to index.

Profile backlinks - seem to either never index or takes about a week or 2 to index.

So I have a few questions here:

Are header/footer links more valuable than guest/blog posts? Should I get more links that are:
header/footer/sidebar
or guest/blog posts
or comment posts? Or is there no straight answer to this?

Another question:
Will orphan profiles/links never index or just take a really long time to index? I noticed that twitch allows follow backlinks on your channel, but I'm pretty sure google will not index if you're never live or take a long time to. Would I have a better chance of getting this indexed if I started to stream or if I got link juice to it, or even both?

Thanks for any replies, tips, and suggestions!
#backlinks #types
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    At first, I thought you were joking, then reread your post and saw you are new to SEO. Having a link show up on Majestic is not indexing. They use a different crawler than Google's. You should know comments, forum links, and profile links are going to do NOTHING for you. Stick with the guest posts though; they work if you get them on sites relevant to your own.
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    • Profile picture of the author sammyz
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      At first, I thought you were joking, then reread your post and saw you are new to SEO. Having a link show up on Majestic is not indexing. They use a different crawler than Google's. You should know comments, forum links, and profile links are going to do NOTHING for you. Stick with the guest posts though; they work if you get them on sites relevant to your own.
      What about header/footer/sidebar links?
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    • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      Stick with the guest posts though; they work if you get them on sites relevant to your own.
      Is guest posting the only way to get quality links? Are you aware that guest posting once penalized by Google?
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      • Profile picture of the author lakshmanenew
        guest posting is not the only way this is the one way for back links
        all off page techniques are important for back links like
        1)web 2.0
        2)blog commenting
        3)sbm sites
        4)pdf file sharing
        5)social media profiles
        6)image sharing
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        • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
          Originally Posted by lakshmanenew View Post

          guest posting is not the only way this is the one way for back links
          all off page techniques are important for back links like
          1)web 2.0
          2)blog commenting
          3)sbm sites
          4)pdf file sharing
          5)social media profiles
          6)image sharing
          Sigh ... and the blind continue to lead the blind ...
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Whether or not it gets indexed or not is beside the point. What matters is whether or not the backlink does anything to help your page rank better.

    Use this rule of thumb: If you can place the link, yourself, on somebody else's website, it is almost always worthless. You want editorially placed links where another site owner has to make a decision to link to you. You get those by creating the type of content that other people will think benefits their site visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author micjustin33
    The link you are taking from header or footer are internal links that you are talking about I guess. the other links you get from commenting, forums, guest post etc are external link and they are important for website to improve its authority in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshmanenew
    1)web 2.0 is the best way to get back links
    2)guest posting
    3)social book marking sites
    4)classifieds
    5)directory submissions
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  • Profile picture of the author Bivhab
    There are different types of back link like profile backlink, forum posting, directory submission, social bookmarking, guest post and web2.0.
    I think guest posting and web2.0 is best
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    Currently, i would argue that guest blogging and creating content that gets linked virally on social media and high authority website - real websites with real traffic, is the best way to generate backlinks and the hardest method.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameer
    Four types of backlinks that your website can get Backlinks are still the most important factor when it comes to high rankings on Google.

    1. The informational backlink Informational backlinks lead to pages that offer more information related to the words that are linked in the text
    2. The definitional backlink Definitional backlinks provide an extended definition of the linked words. How to get definitional backlinks to your website
    3. The referential backlink Referential backlinks are used for source citation
    4. The promotional backlink Promotional links are backlinks that go to a landing page
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  • Profile picture of the author nutnight
    The one you get from long rich content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bivhab
    Web2.0 is the best back link because if you create 2 web2.0 back link it will work as 100 backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eve Jones
    My suggestion is not to rely on a particular link building strategy but have a schedule which gains links from almost all sources. As you have made a list, every single link is important so you need to give equal importance to all of them.
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  • Originally Posted by sammyz View Post


    Guestpost/blog post backlinks - seem to take about a month or so to index with most sites.
    If you are guest blogging on a website which takes a month to index, it may not be so helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    I think they are guest post and blog post backlinks.
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