Back-Linking Options?

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I used article directories, web 2, profile pages and forums for back-linking some years ago.
Now I am back and have 2 questions:

1. Are the back-links still the most powerful methods in SEO?
2. How and where to place articles with back-links?
#backlinking #options
  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Things have changed a lot. None of those methods will do anything to help your rankings these days (although they might generate some traffic).

    You do not "build" links anymore - if you can place a link, yourself, it is generally worthless for SEO. You create things that other sites will WANT TO link to and you reach out to sites that like to link to that type of content, letting them know that their site visitors might appreciate it.

    There is no absolute consensus that backlinks are the MOST powerful method for getting ranked (although most people still believe they are). Google has stated that the three main factors that affect website rankings are backlinks, the relationship between the content on a page and the user's query (which sometimes can be shorter content and sometimes need to be much more comprehensive) and user engagement signals (number of clicks, time on page, time on site, etc.).
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    • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      Things have changed a lot. None of those methods will do anything to help your rankings these days (although they might generate some traffic).

      You do not "build" links anymore - if you can place a link, yourself, it is generally worthless for SEO. You create things that other sites will WANT TO link to and you reach out to sites that like to link to that type of content, letting them know that their site visitors might appreciate it.

      There is no absolute consensus that backlinks are the MOST powerful method for getting ranked (although most people still believe they are). Google has stated that the three main factors that affect website rankings are backlinks, the relationship between the content on a page and the user's query (which sometimes can be shorter content and sometimes need to be much more comprehensive) and user engagement signals (number of clicks, time on page, time on site, etc.).
      This is the only comment you should pay attention to
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  • Profile picture of the author evertdaygadget
    1. Are the back-links still the most powerful methods in SEO?
    ans: of curse It is a most powerful method to rank your site. back-links will do step by step ranking your site but back-links is not first or primary method. when you start a website and you need to rank website of any particular keyword on google search result page.your first or primary work to do on-page seo after completing on-page seo then you submit your website from google search console when this all type work will done then you start back-links to rank your site. if you do huge back-links it is easy to rank your website on google search result page
    2. How and where to place articles with back-links?
    ans: you should to save your back-links step by step with all details such username website link, selected link, after complete conformation link, this all type details you should to save step by step.I recommend that you use google sheet it is easy to save full information step by step.

    I hope you read carefully and solve your problem. thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author hitchpack
    hi
    yes it's still working
    blogs, forums, comments
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    • Profile picture of the author rbyrdseo
      If you find these places, your primary goal should be user engagement. What NOT to do: "Great blog! You can have all of your dreams come true by voting for Pedro and going to suchandsuch.com now!"
      What TO do: Target areas that have a large user engagement and are relevant to what you have to offer. Contribute in a substantial and meaningful way such that anyone reading would be mad not to appreciate what you shared. They may be compelled to go where you direct if it is helpful; or, at the very least, you are building your name as a trusted resource.
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  • Profile picture of the author evertdaygadget
    yes brother
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  • Hey Andy,

    You'll find that the linking methods you've mentioned above are probably the weakest and spammiest kind of links you can be building out there in the market.

    One of the best things you can do is create QUALITY content that people want to link too naturally which you can push out via social media, email or other forms of communication.

    With that said, it can be hard to get things started when you're starting from zero so there is platforms out there where you can look to connect to publishers and buy guest posts on which allow for backlinks to be placed within the content i.e NO-BS Marketplace, Authority Builders and the like.

    If you have any questions on how that works - just reach out
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  • Profile picture of the author Janvi Arora
    Backlink/ off-page activity is the second most important technique in SEO after on-page. My personal suggestion, don't focus more on article directories & web 2.0.

    There are many different activities that you should do in 2020. For SEO friendly backlink profile you have to focus on below activities.

    SEO friendly backlinks help you to improve keyword rankings in minimum time span.

    • Guest Posting from Relevant and High Domain Authority
    • Concentrate on Contextual Links
    • Social Signal for Published Content
    • Links from Different Referring Domains
    • Links from TLDs
    • Generate content for Rich Snippet
    • Citation Building for Local Businesses
    • Participate on Discussion Platforms
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Now, you must only get back-links from sites with Domain Authority of 20+ and content related to yours.

    And, as others are saying, make sure your content is very high quality. Articles should be around 2,400 words+ to have enough expert content to rank well.

    Back-links can be made in a variety of ways including guest posting, blog commenting, etc. and you need to get a related amount of social-signals (likes and shares on social media) so that Google knows people like your content.

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

      Now, you must only get back-links from sites with Domain Authority of 20+ and content related to yours.
      Why must it be DA >20 for?
      Why must it be related to your content?
      Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

      nd you need to get a related amount of social-signals (likes and shares on social media) so that Google knows people like your content.
      Since when has Google been using social signals?


      I think you just making stuff up.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

    Now, you must only get back-links from sites with Domain Authority of 20+ and content related to yours.

    And, as others are saying, make sure your content is very high quality. Articles should be around 2,400 words+ to have enough expert content to rank well.

    Back-links can be made in a variety of ways including guest posting, blog commenting, etc. and you need to get a related amount of social-signals (likes and shares on social media) so that Google knows people like your content.

    Chris
    I'm not sure I agree with any of this except, perhaps, guest posting.

    Domain authority is a made-up parameter - Google pays no attention at all to some invented scores that other companies have created. Instead, pay attention to websites that rank well - backlinks from them are the ones that will help you rank well (you don't need an artificial score to show you that).

    Blog commenting does ZERO to help you rank well.

    Social signals do nothing at all to help you rank. They are easily manipulated and Google does not pay any attention to them.

    An arbitrary number of words that you need to write is ridiculous. You need to write as many as it takes to cover a subject. Sometimes, that may be 20 words, sometimes it may be 2,000. Pay attention to what is already ranking well for any given keyword phrase and let that be your guide for the number of words and overall content quality that is needed.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbinhire
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      I'm not sure I agree with any of this except, perhaps, guest posting.

      Domain authority is a made-up parameter - Google pays no attention at all to some invented scores that other companies have created. Instead, pay attention to websites that rank well - backlinks from them are the ones that will help you rank well (you don't need an artificial score to show you that).

      Blog commenting does ZERO to help you rank well.

      Social signals do nothing at all to help you rank. They are easily manipulated and Google does not pay any attention to them.

      An arbitrary number of words that you need to write is ridiculous. You need to write as many as it takes to cover a subject. Sometimes, that may be 20 words, sometimes it may be 2,000. Pay attention to what is already ranking well for any given keyword phrase and let that be your guide for the number of words and overall content quality that is needed.

      Agree but Google is still making changes it's hard to say what's working and whats not .It's always good to keep a track on your methods and keep changing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Digixhub
    Hi Andy,

    Still Backlinks plays the main role in SEO.

    Regards,
    DigiXHub
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  • Profile picture of the author wtechy
    Hello,

    Yes, these days many back-linking options do you have, like forum posting, blog posting, blog commenting, social bookmarking, classified submission, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertosburn
    Of course, we get backlinks from directories, forum, articles are beneficial for website ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author BilligGartner
    Link building (still) works great for me. I spend app. 2 hours a day link building on my 50 domains and I can see a steady (but slow) grow in DA - Keep building!
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  • Profile picture of the author brad21
    Yes, backlinks are still important in 2020. It will play an essential role to make your business more important.

    There are lots of website like articleted, apsense.com will be best for article submission.
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  • It's a very important question to understand. Many people will say it's worthy to do backlinking and many will say backlinks don't work anymore. But the exact answer is the combination of both the statements. Backlinks still work when implemented correctly as it boosts your Domain Authority and helps your website to rank better in the SERP. So try to get your backlink from the trustworthy sites no spamming will be entertained when it comes to backlinking and Google also penalizes your website in terms of ranking so you have to be pretty cautious while implementing backlinking. There are a number of tools that will help you remove toxic backlinks from your website. Just look out for the spam links and remove them from your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Murertilbud
    Backlinks are still very important for ranking but there are good and there are bad backlinks. Good backlinks are links from domains with a DA higher than 30 and the link embedded in a text about the same topics as the page the links point to. Bad links are links from domains with a DA lower than 30 - they a usually worthless.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastdealdublin
    Check all the business directories on Alexa before posting your links on it. Some business directories can actually affect you negative. I posted an article few months ago. The website where i posted it, it was great looking, it had mo ads, no porn, nothing. So i thought my article would do well. Few weeks later i did a backlink search on SEMrush and it came up as "highly risky".

    I used few other SEO programs to check the links and it all came with alarm bells. So i decided to send it to disavow and i sorted the problem.

    Good contet with a link posted in a decent blog/website, will do well. Some ads posting websites are still working well. Forums, comments & social media can also give you a boost
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by fastdealdublin View Post

      Check all the business directories on Alexa before posting your links on it. Some business directories can actually affect you negative. I posted an article few months ago. The website where i posted it, it was great looking, it had mo ads, no porn, nothing. So i thought my article would do well. Few weeks later i did a backlink search on SEMrush and it came up as "highly risky"
      Really?
      And what Business Directories have to do with lousy articles people
      are placing where they are not suppose to be placed in a first place?
      It should ring some bells... Business Directory sallows articles, hmmm?

      Maybe SEMrush meant, you article "highly risky"



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  • Profile picture of the author MSterling
    Backlinks are very important, it is an integral part of SEO optimization.
    There are a lot of ways to place links.
    Do not buy links on exchanges, as this no longer works.
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  • All kinds of the link are working...but only put some valuable content

    - No Any google Updates Regarding that
    - You can follow to make a high-quality link with valuable content.
    - first, you need to know. SEO is content marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author surveypacific
    yes backlink is very important in the seo as well as ranking the site up and generate alot of traffic you can place backlink in blogs and pr listing
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  • Profile picture of the author peterjackson98
    Backlinks are still an important factor for ranking but instead of focusing on the quantity, we should focus on the quality of those links. Because in today's world what matters is quality. A website with hundred quality backlinks can rank higher than the website with thousands of spammy backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author amitsurya
    1. Yes! backlinks are very important but you also need to improve your On-Page SEO, mostly the content part because in year 2020 Google give priority to good content.

    2. You can go for good website like Blogger, Reddit, Wordpress, Quora etc for backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian VVS
      Here are a couple more websites suitable for linkbuilding: Simplesite, Tumblr, Wikia and Postach.io. They all have a nice DA.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marsha S
    Yes, backlinks is still the most effective way to increase SEO rankings and traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author msulcs
    Originally Posted by andygoal View Post

    I used article directories, web 2, profile pages and forums for back-linking some years ago.
    Now I am back and have 2 questions:

    1. Are the back-links still the most powerful methods in SEO?
    2. How and where to place articles with back-links?
    Backlinks are still the most important factor in SEO.
    There are plenty of options, just don't buy automated links which will get you penalized.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raunik Kapoor
    Building backlinks is still one of the most effective ways to increase SEO rankings and traffic to your website. Although, the backlinks you build should be quality backlinks make sure of that because as of now only white hat or say ethical link building methods are effective. You cannot beg for or steal quality backlinks you have to earn them to boost your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author gravityofseo
    Yes backlinks are still the core factor of ranking. Its necessary to have good backlinks if you want to see you webpage in the first page of the search results for your targeted keywords.

    You can do guest posting for publishing articles on High DA Websites. Most of these websites have their own rule of adding backlinks. I guess at most they allow two backlinks in the article!
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  • You could also look at advertorials where you pay to get an article published at a popular news media with high DA. The price starts at 100$.
    Although it´s against Googles rules to buy links, if you do it slowly and in useful articles, you should be safe.
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  • Yes, Sure! Still now off page SEO powerful factor for google ranking well organically but at first need to be done internal SEO work before start Link building work.
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  • Profile picture of the author George441
    From my thoughts,
    1. Are the back-links still the most powerful methods in SEO?
    Ans: Yes.
    2. How and where to place articles with back-links?
    Ans: Web 2.0 is the place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
    1. Are backlinks the most powerful method in SEO..? They are one of them but will be useless without good on page SEO as well. The two have to be treated equally in terms of importance.

    2. Where do you post article for backlinks..? The ideal is obviously to create great content that attracts links naturally. Easier said than done and typically your site already needs a massive following for this to be a reality. Best methods these days..

    a. Guest posting on relevant blogs
    b. Press releases
    c. Creating shareable content like infographics.
    d. Reaching out to relevant sites for links to your best content.
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    • Profile picture of the author PitchMachine
      New user here! What about links where a resources page only links to homepages? Here is the scenario: A local university has a resources page to businesses that they feel add value for their students.

      We noticed they linked to a couple of competitors and reached out. They added us to their local resources page, with a link to our homepage. NOT a specific piece of content.

      It is a .edu that has a high DA/DR. In this scenario, is there still value/benefit for a website?
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        .edu and high domain authority are not what linked to you. Your backlink comes from a page.

        If that page has power (its own good backlinks) it has power to pass to those it links to.

        If it links to several pages, that power is divided equally between those pages.

        So, depending on how many good backlinks that page has, your SEO benefit is from next to 0.00000000001 to really good.

        You might make sakes, though.

        And, of course, it linked to your home page.

        They are presenting your company as a good resource.

        Originally Posted by PitchMachine View Post

        New user here! What about links where a resources page only links to homepages? Here is the scenario: A local university has a resources page to businesses that they feel add value for their students.

        We noticed they linked to a couple of competitors and reached out. They added us to their local resources page, with a link to our homepage. NOT a specific piece of content.

        It is a .edu that has a high DA/DR. In this scenario, is there still value/benefit for a website?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

    Now, you must only get back-links from sites with Domain Authority of 20+ and content related to yours.

    And, as others are saying, make sure your content is very high quality. Articles should be around 2,400 words+ to have enough expert content to rank well.

    Back-links can be made in a variety of ways including guest posting, blog commenting, etc. and you need to get a related amount of social-signals (likes and shares on social media) so that Google knows people like your content.

    Chris
    Well, this is the dumbest thing I have read so far this week.
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  • Profile picture of the author NituD
    Back-links are still very important for ranking but there are good and there are bad back-links....
    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author FaheemAA
    Backlinks always powerful method for site's SERP. but where to get the right backlink or useful backlink is always matters for SERPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaq870069
    Backlinks are still strong, as long as you're applying the right strategies.

    Guest Posting is an effective backlink building strategy. In other words:
    • Search for sites that accept guest posts (blog articles) relevant to your niche
    • Email contact person and pitch 2-3 topics
    • If contact accepts, create blog(s) relevant
    • Optimize content with SEO
    • Add anchor text that points back to your website or specific page(s)
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  • Profile picture of the author WINstore
    Backlinking is important in terms of Off-page SEO. Guest Posting and Blog commenting are some very useful resources for building backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ibrandoxindia
    a backlink is also 40% Important part of SEO. 40% on page metter to improve website rank
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  • Profile picture of the author The Large View
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  • Profile picture of the author Rugs Beyond
    Yes, backlinks plays an important role in SEO and its still alive. You can place your article on web 2.0 websites, guest post websites and off-page article submission websites, but make sure content should be quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author ravikumarfront
    Hi Andy,

    You have done a great job... still Backlinks plays the main role in SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarLion
    Thank for this, it is also helpful for those who are just starting to learn about creating content.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarLion
    That's a very concise input. Thank you. This SEO business is still very confusing for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aileen Joy
    yes they are , its how it is created
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  • Profile picture of the author Shoaibraza134
    I was doing blog comments and forum posting from last 6 months but never got result till now.
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  • Try using SEO powersuite It does show you where you can post and build links
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  • Profile picture of the author Amirsohel12
    Seriously great question doing backlinking foe months and really not seeing any result at all great to know the answer. Thanks and have a nice day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amirsohel12
    Ya off course
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  • Profile picture of the author mohammad umer
    high d/a site search and create a backlink this is the best way toh imrove your domain traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seo Recyclers
    Onpage seo is the most powerful method in SEO. The backlink is important for better ranking & visibility. Basically, it makes your website popular also helps you to get more visibility on the search engine.

    Article website should have good authority and good content frequency. Anchor text should be relevant to hyperlink. Never put a hyperlink in the first paragraph of the article
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  • Profile picture of the author seobusinesscom
    Yes, backlinks is one of the important ranking factor in SEO. The other way to place your articles in Blogs, guest post, press release etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author toysoldier80
    This might not be the popular however I find natural link building to be the most effective. Join forums, read articles, and make guest posts about the topic or topics your business is in. If you LOVE your business you should be seeking out these resources online anyway and then just add a link naturally to these resources as you read and come across them.

    Social media is probably the biggest link building opportunity now a days. The older days it used to be directories, articles, blog comments, however sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have really taken link building to a new level. And what search engines really like is when people share your materials on these social media outlets. They are called social signals.

    When you naturally build your social media accounts you will receive these social signals and your link building efforts will take a life of their own because people will be constantly sharing and liking your material.
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  • Profile picture of the author divyakochar
    Yes, Backlinks work effectively in SEO but do not get carried away with creating backlinks on any site. Always earn a backlink from reputed websites.

    Do post your article on Quora and Medium, and Apsense and Tumblr. These sites give you quality backlinks as well as good traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author semreseller
    For SEO the importance of off-page is still considered an amazing option. If you are following the latest Google algorithm update then you will surely drive traffic to your website. There are lots of tactics that you can follow for quality backlinks.

    Below are a few strategies that bring tremendous outcome for your brand

    1. Guest blog outreach.
    2. Infographic Outreach
    3. Broken Link Outreach
    4. Skyscraper Technique
    5. Influencer Link building
    6. Local Listing

    Coming back to your question

    1. Yes they are still relevant and a powerful method in SEO, If you go for the natural backlink then you will have a greater audience on your WebPages.

    2. First make some research where you can find your business niche website, where you can find Article & Blog submission site. You can also go for competitor website analysis for better performance.

    Thank You!!
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  • 1. At this time SEO strategies depend on the backlink. Backlinks increase your website ranking in a short time.
    2. Backlinks should be created an only a high quality site that has 50 above Da/PA.
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