How to discover links that will help you soar to the top of SERPs

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A new article on Search Engine Journal reports on how to find links for boosting site ranking on SERPs.



Finding links that boost the SERP ranking of your site is one of the most difficult aspects of SEO. To overcome this, a brand needs to establish the difference in the number of links between competitor pages and its own page; so it can determine how many to include.

Alan Silvestri tweeted a formula for this:



When building up links it is important to consider their quality too.

Link velocity of competitors

Determining the link velocity of competitors is the next step a brand must take after it has established how many links to include on a page or site. Link velocity refers to the number of links competitors are building monthly. Shown in the image below is the Ahrefs report that companies can use to calculate that velocity:



Tips on building links to boost a site's SERP rankings

Some tips on how to build links that boost SERP rankings include:
  • Build links on pages that already rank highly in Google results:
    Linking to pages currently at or near the top of search results that are also relevant to the content of the page will increase a site's SERP ranking, as these pages are established and attract high traffic.

  • Use multiple methods of link building:
    Using more than one link building method will make links appear more natural to Google. Different methods include link insertion and guest blogging. A great way of finding more ways to build links is to take a look at what competitors are doing by reading through the Ahrefs report, and displaying the best pages by link growth. This is shown in the image below:



To see other useful tips about using links to boost SERP rankings, check out the original article.
#discover #links #serps #soar #top
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  • Profile picture of the author faridabadcake
    Well I generally rely on competitor analysis
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    That article is dogshit. I stopped reading it after it mentioned link velocity. Link velocity does not matter. At all.
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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      That article is dogshit. I stopped reading it after it mentioned link velocity. Link velocity does not matter. At all.

      Me too. Hell of a way to confuse ordinary readers.


      These articles are like main stream media. Will gain you some knowledge or not, doesn't matter. But surely will throw you in the middle of a pool of nonsense.
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    • Profile picture of the author praetserge
      Totally agree.
      OK, I agree that SEO is a never ending game but I doubt it's a good idea to build any links just to maintain link velocity.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Lots of bad info in that article.


    For instance: avg # of re.dom of comp. pages - #of ref.dom of your page=link gap.


    That misses the very important point that not all links were created equal.


    Sometimes 1000 backlinks on a site equal 1000 backlinks on another site, sometimes they equal 3 backlinks on another site.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbinhire
    Better to trust on Good links rather than trust on link velocity
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Number of links will not be the basis to rank in SERPs but your site's content paragraph that is exactly answered the users query would be the best way to rank top in organic search.
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  • Profile picture of the author divyakochar
    The most important thing to do while searching for quality backlinks is to check the backlinks of your competitor's website from which website he is getting backlinks. These tactics give you the idea of the websites through which you get some backlinks. Check the authority of the website which are going to use for the backlinks. This is the best way for you to get quality and the best backlinks for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author festus uduevbo
    Competitors analysis is very important. It can help you strategize your site and link building campaign.
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