There is any way to Rank Without a Single Backlink?

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Today I met with a friend and he is saying that ranking on 1st page of Google without any backlink is possible. I discussed it for 2 hours.

And, he proved me because he is ranking for most competitive keyword No#1 on Google without having too many backlinks.

He made a single backlink on a highly relevant website and ranking No#1. How is it possible?

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Everyone says high-quality good backlinks is the key to rank higher. But what are the characteristics of the good backlinks?

How to find out which links are good are working for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author James Alderman
    Hey Amarjeet. Good question. I think the backlink on the highly relevant website (ranking No#1) certainly helped. In regard to your headline question - I would say...no. Link building is still the key component to ranking today. Other factors contribute, of course, but without relevant, useful and authoritative backlinks, you won't rank as highly as those that have them. Happy to hear other thoughts! Have a good day!
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  • Profile picture of the author jefrin adams
    IF the particular link have the same Target keyword it will automatically rank in first page and also the content must be unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Amarjeet Verma View Post

    Today I met with a friend and he is saying that ranking on 1st page of Google without any backlink is possible. I discussed it for 2 hours.

    And, he proved me because he is ranking for most competitive keyword No#1 on Google without having too many backlinks.

    He made a single backlink on a highly relevant website and ranking No#1. How is it possible?
    So that's not ranking without a single backlink? He has links.

    And it's probably not that competitive of a keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Originally Posted by Amarjeet Verma View Post


    without having too many backlinks.

    He made a single backlink on a highly relevant website and ranking No#1. How is it possible?

    Have you checked the link profile?


    And how competitive is the keyword?
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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    If you find an easy keyword, put out great content and allow it to have the time to rank you can do it without any backlinks of your own.


    You'll still get natural links from other sites, but no links that you created.


    It's not only possible, it's my SEO strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author maraby
    He made a single backlink on a highly relevant website and ranking No#1. How is it possible?
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  • Hi Amarjeet
    There are many ways to get on top of the google page and backlinks are only
    one of them, Its not the sole thing to be on the first page. Worthy meta descriptions for each page, targeted keyword in the URL, Adding keywords to your post strategically, Posting Long Contents play an important role too
    Many Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Naman1234
    It is possible in 2019. Google is ranking on the basis of quality content and On-page optimization, but it is a really tedious job to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      No, it's not, unless, as mentioned before, it's a keyword with little competition.


      If you want proof, google a competitive term and go to pages 2 and 3 and look at the pages that show up there. You will find quality content and good optimization but fewer links than #1...



      Originally Posted by Naman1234 View Post

      It is possible in 2019. Google is ranking on the basis of quality content and On-page optimization, but it is a really tedious job to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janvi Arora
    He must have earned some backlinks from high DA sites and his website's onpage optimization must be up to the mark . Another thing is that may be the keywords he has targeted has a low competition. Backlinks are still key factors to rank website. These can be earned in many ways such as Guest Posts, Q/A, Forums, Citations and many more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lalit Mittal
    You need lots of traffic to do this. I mean huge traffic.
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  • If the keyword is not that competitive, the site has relevant, unique content, and it is well optimized for the targeted keyword, then the site can rank highly, even with few backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author pramodtapu
    If your site of high authority and have good quality content on your site than it is possible,
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  • Profile picture of the author dubeyrrohini
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    I'm surprised to see that there are still "SEO professionals" teaching others the publish and pray method - growing a blog by doing nothing but publishing content and ignoring link building altogether. They couldn't be more incorrect.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wallace
    It depends on the keyword. If the competition of a keyword is really high and the competitor gets a backlink from high authority sites. That time it will be so tough to rank without a single backlink.
    The way to Rank Without a Single Backlink, you should optimize your content Unique, SEO friendly, perfect readability and optimize with a focus keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saurabh Soni
    Hi,
    Chances of ranking without backlinks is very low, It can be possible if you are focusing on low competition keywords with quality content. But to be honest, chances are very low, to rank a keyword in SERP you need quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blakers1
    There's two ways that it's possible as far as I'm concerned. One's fairly white hat and the other's definitely not. Technically though the 2nd method is not really ranking without links, but it would appear that way to you.

    First here's the white hat method that may or may not work without links depending on keyword difficulty: Someone that knows what the hell they are doing with access to Cora and PageOptimizer Pro could probably rank it with enough time. In other words, really advanced on-page SEO combined with quality content can win for a low competition keyword.

    The not-so-ethical thing you may be running into is a competitor who is exclusively using PBN links from sites that block popular crawlers like AHREFS, Majestic, and SEMrush. In other words, they could be using links and you just can't see them.
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  • Profile picture of the author monica geller
    start a blog
    Go Longtail and Low Volume with Your Keywords
    Get Customer Reviews
    Copy Competitors' On-Page Strategy
    Include Internal links
    Improve Click-through rate
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Yes, it's possible... but you have to wait a while. We're talking at least 6 to 9 months depending on your target niche.

    Also, you have to step up with THE BEST CONTENT to even have a chance

    The good news is if you do competitor research and content analysis correctly, you can achieve solid results
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