Is backlinking for SEO dead?

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Hi guys. Im brand new to the forum but this looks like the place to get answers so hopefully you can help me.

I have been trying to submit articles to directories in order to gain backlinks and boost my google rank. I read that this was the way to do it however after doing some research it seems that this seems to be an old method that isn't being used any longer.

Just wanted to ask if getting backlinks will still increase your page rank on google and if so, what is the best way to go about getting backlinks now?

If creating backlinks no longer increases your page rank with google, how do you guys go about boosting page rank these days?

Many thanks
#backlinking #dead #seo
  • Profile picture of the author Gooplex
    Originally Posted by jwoody8 View Post

    Hi guys. Im brand new to the forum but this looks like the place to get answers so hopefully you can help me.

    I have been trying to submit articles to directories in order to gain backlinks and boost my google rank. I read that this was the way to do it however after doing some research it seems that this seems to be an old method that isn't being used any longer.

    Just wanted to ask if getting backlinks will still increase your page rank on google and if so, what is the best way to go about getting backlinks now?

    If creating backlinks no longer increases your page rank with google, how do you guys go about boosting page rank these days?

    Many thanks
    Backlinks are still the key element for pagerank and SERP but yes, you need to careful about the quality of links. Social bookmarking, forums and blog commenting are the top methods to get good backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author MaverickUK
    Yes, backlinking is dead, so stop wasting your time. In order to get higher rankings in Google we now have to pay them $10 per single movement in the SERP's for uncompetitive terms that have fewer than 2,000 exact match searches a month...
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    • Profile picture of the author zannix
      Originally Posted by MaverickUK View Post

      Yes, backlinking is dead, so stop wasting your time. In order to get higher rankings in Google we now have to pay them $10 per single movement in the SERP's for uncompetitive terms that have fewer than 2,000 exact match searches a month...
      lol that's hilarious
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    • Profile picture of the author Cyber Rankings
      Originally Posted by MaverickUK View Post

      Yes, backlinking is dead, so stop wasting your time. In order to get higher rankings in Google we now have to pay them $10 per single movement in the SERP's for uncompetitive terms that have fewer than 2,000 exact match searches a month...
      Lol love it, but in answer too your questions YES.

      However always remember that quality beats quantity everytime so make sure you do it right! Don't waste your time or money on crappy links
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      • Profile picture of the author jwoody8
        Originally Posted by Cyber Rankings View Post

        Lol love it, but in answer too your questions YES.

        However always remember that quality beats quantity everytime so make sure you do it right! Don't waste your time or money on crappy links
        And what exactly qualifies as a quality link over a poor link?
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        • Profile picture of the author mosthost
          Originally Posted by jwoody8 View Post

          And what exactly qualifies as a quality link over a poor link?
          A quality link is defined by several characteristics:

          1) The quality and theme of the page being linked from. Is it on topic? Does it have high PR. If you website is a "Red Widget" web page, the highest quality link your could get would come from an authoritative Red Widget page.

          2) In content. These are much better than links buried in footers, the sidebar etc. It means they were 'editorially given' so they count more. An in content link from an authority page would be high quality.
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          • Profile picture of the author someonenight
            NO Back link Still useful just need to Try quality Back link example like find out low OBL blog .
            Paid Press release also good boost your ranking faster and this is warrior forum you will get 101% Right Answer lots of expert here just read warrior forum topic and do it
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    • Profile picture of the author Salesgravy1
      I am not agree with MaverickUK, back links are still working a lot if you have any problem than you should go for quality not for quantity . I am doing seo for three websites and that all still rank good in google serp. Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Becker13
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        Originally Posted by MaverickUK View Post

        Yes, backlinking is dead, so stop wasting your time. In order to get higher rankings in Google we now have to pay them $10 per single movement in the SERP's for uncompetitive terms that have fewer than 2,000 exact match searches a month...
        Originally Posted by Salesgravy1 View Post

        I am not agree with MaverickUK, back links are still working a lot if you have any problem than you should go for quality not for quantity . I am doing seo for three websites and that all still rank good in google serp. Thanks

        No no, I think maverick is on to something!
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by Becker13 View Post

          No no, I think maverick is on to something!
          Yes I think if Google went in this direction I would be happy to give up SEO if they had an affiliate program that kicked 30% my way across the board. Sites not presently indexed would have to be assessed position 1,000.
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          • Profile picture of the author down
            Yes, backlink methods still counted on SEO on this day. Just stay away from spamming method.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tacit
    There is a sticky thread in this sub-forum with almost 100 ways to get backlinks. Check that out first. Submitting article to general directories is still OK, but it only be a small part of your link building strategy. If you can afford it, there is a service called "Build My Rank" which has worked pretty good for us, and everyone else I've seen discussing it seems positive.

    Originally Posted by Gooplex View Post

    Social bookmarking, forums and blog commenting are the top methods to get good backlinks
    I'd take this piece of advice with a grain of salt - they are the lowest quality links you can get.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmcintosh
    The truth is virtual online world depends upon linking one source to an other. This way backlinks can never be dead. There are different article directoreis to get maximum backlinking that I have been trying and have been successful for proper output. Such as ezine articles, articlebase, sooperarticles and article dashboard etc. However, squidoo and hubpages are also of a great help if you believe my word.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neodism
    Originally Posted by jwoody8 View Post

    Hi guys. Im brand new to the forum but this looks like the place to get answers so hopefully you can help me.

    I have been trying to submit articles to directories in order to gain backlinks and boost my google rank. I read that this was the way to do it however after doing some research it seems that this seems to be an old method that isn't being used any longer.

    Just wanted to ask if getting backlinks will still increase your page rank on google and if so, what is the best way to go about getting backlinks now?

    If creating backlinks no longer increases your page rank with google, how do you guys go about boosting page rank these days?

    Many thanks
    Backlinking is not dead. The amount of good-quality backlinks to your website still helps Google adjust how credible and authoritative your website is. It is still a big part of SEO.

    The Panda update didn't kill backlinking, it just added a factor into how Google ranks websites. It curved the SE for user experience. If someone clicks on to your site and immediately clicks back off of your site, Google will see that. IF Google sees that you have a high bounce rate then your site will be considered trash or spam and you will be forced down the SERPs.


    You'll hear this a million times: Get high PR backlinks on relevant sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    Patience.

    Why is it that everyone is so anxious when it comes to SEO?

    This isn't Adwords, Search Engine Optimization takes time.

    Think about it this way. If Google did rank websites that quickly, what kinda search results would exist? Even crappier!

    Google needs time to find backlinks, index the links, and then "trust" these links. If it was as simple as throwing a bunch of links at Google, then you can bet your butt SEO would be an entirely different game of cat and mouse.

    Yes backlinks work, its one of the largest variables in Google's algorithm. But you must give it time.
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  • Profile picture of the author seo-expert
    Backlinking is still important. It's the other half of on-page optimization. You need both to rank well in Google. Don't forget to build links from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. These sites are authority sites that are used by Google as good signals for your website(s).
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Backlinking is always going to be the number one ranking factor in SEO.

    The rise of social interaction online is growing too so this will be more and more evident and ranking factors.
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    • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
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      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      Backlinking is always going to be the number one ranking factor in SEO.

      The rise of social interaction online is growing too so this will be more and more evident and ranking factors.
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      ^This...
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  • Profile picture of the author EvanHinrichsen
    I think Google +1 buttons will eventually take over but that is if Google+ actually takes off.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Yes it is.

      if you are attempting to enter any niche or serp where I or my customers are ranking then do NOT link build for it. Its definitely dead. Please also pass the word on.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    As most of you have said, Backlinks still works. It's like the backbone of SEO. There are so many ways of creating backlinks. You just need to stick with quality sources of your backlinks. When I say quality sources that means NO SPAMMING, take consideration on the PR and nodofollow links, and related to niche. Article submission still works but it takes time to see the good results..
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    No...if there is an element of search traffic you would need backlinking to rank
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  • Mostly, authority back links raise page rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author kengperapol
    Backlinking is very important for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
    Backlinking has been around for over a decade, and will probably be around for at least another decade, the fabric of the internet is held together by backlinks, so they will always play a role.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allan Leadbetter
    Yes you still need backlinking! the key as lots of people on here will tell you is quality links overy quantitly of links and making sure that your backlink appears natural so it doesnt seem like you are flooding your site with links one week then doing none the following week. Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author eviezamora
    Backlinks are most definitely not dead. They are a fundamental part of any SEO strategy but make sure you get them from reputable sources so this means NO spam blogs!
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  • Profile picture of the author egrovesys
    Back links are not dead , its still living and boosting our site to place in a good position in major SE. Back links are getting down from a large number to minimum but not totally dead.

    This is needed to find always best in this web world to get quality back links. There are more ways to get worth back links. Its better to spend time to search about this info.

    Link builder not going to leave their job still they in continuous their work by making new ideas. Just find out a new way.
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