The real purpose of backlinks?

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Are backlinks made/bought to increase traffic in themselves or simply to improve the Google PR and increase traffic based on the new search results?
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  • Profile picture of the author ajarnjoshua
    Ohhh yeah and if I were to purchase a backlink creation service from multiple Fiverr providers will it be frowned upon? I am sure to some level it is acceptable but I read a couple days ago about a site having 20,000,000 - certainly that would be unacceptable for a domain with no age?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    The real purpose of backlinks is to show Google that your important and other people are linking to your site. Too many sites have done artificial backlinks that has made Google become more sophisticated with their security and ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnilK
    Backlinks can provide SEO value and referral traffic to your website. SEO will help you improve your ranking in the search engines.

    You can get referral traffic to your websites by having quality content linking to your (quality) website. Whether that be from related blogs, comments, article sites etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author ajarnjoshua
      Originally Posted by AnilK View Post

      You can get referral traffic to your websites by having quality content linking to your (quality) website. Whether that be from related blogs, comments, article sites etc.
      I assume that purchasing backlinks from Fiverr people would not get me much of that traffic as they are basically spamming (and in bulk) with no discretion of the relationship to my site's content no matter how good my content is correct? Still could be "some" PR advantage though using this method?
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  • Backlinking is very important.
    My ranking has increased due to good quality backlinking. You have to diversify your links, and not do thousands at a time which looks unnatural to Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    More Backlinks = higher SERP/ Google ranking

    Higher Google Ranking = higher traffic

    Backlinks are one aspect that determine your site's ranking. The more quality and the quantity of your backlinks, the more higher your site will be in Google Search Result.
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    • Profile picture of the author ajarnjoshua
      I understand that, my question I meant to gear in the direction of aside from the PR increasing were there any immediate direct traffic increases based on the backlinks themselves, or is traffic increase only forthcoming when the PR increases.

      I think I got the answer though, insight was appreciated however.
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    • Profile picture of the author jxam69
      Originally Posted by elexmedia View Post

      More Backlinks = higher SERP/ Google ranking

      Higher Google Ranking = higher traffic
      Please allow me to introduce you to logic:

      More Backlinks = More Backlinks
      More Crap = More Crap
      Crap Backlinks = Crap Backlinks
      More Crap Backlinks (wait or it.....)
      = More Crap Backlinks

      As you appear to have been living under a rock lately, may I suggest you watch the following:
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Originally Posted by ajarnjoshua View Post

    Are backlinks made/bought to increase traffic in themselves or simply to improve the Google PR and increase traffic based on the new search results?
    They can do both if done well, or they can lose you traffic, or even get your site deindexed, if done badly. To do them well, you need to make them look as natural as possible, to Google. That means a wide range of different types of backlinks, it means overall more backlinks from the more popular sites, etc.


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  • Profile picture of the author GloriaBrandt
    Backlinks are created to let Google know that your site is important and many people add links referring to your site.
    Other reasons of link building is to increase your traffic and make your site more popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author adam337
    High quality backlinks work for both. Backlinks are made for increasing ranking. When you you rank high then you you can get more traffic from SERP.
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  • Profile picture of the author virtueinfo11
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    • Search engines consider the number of quality backlinks when determining the value and importance of your site. The more backlinks you have, the more popular your site is. Link building can help you get higher search engine rankings and establish credibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author jewelraz
    Originally Posted by ajarnjoshua View Post

    Are backlinks made/bought to increase traffic in themselves or simply to improve the Google PR and increase traffic based on the new search results?
    Both Consider link building is the sun for website. Without sun websites will be in dark place.
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  • Profile picture of the author CloudITServices
    Watched the video because i thought it was going to be a spoof.....
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  • Profile picture of the author rabbi1994
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    back-links are used to increase website rankings and getting traffic from it is a different thing because you will have to be very smart when commenting on a site so that you can get traffic from your created links.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordenstive
    Backlinks are simply inbound links from other websites to your website. Link building is an important part of your Internet marketing strategy to increase your visibility because it helps to increase your page rankings in the search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author echelon
    It depends on which type of backlinks you are going after. For instance, blog commenting could be seen as a way to backlink a site for seo purpose. However, blog commenting can also be a way to direct traffic to a webpage.

    This being, forum profiles for example are a type of backlinks that is not likely to bring you a lot of traffic as far as I can tell.
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  • Profile picture of the author maryannjhayanna
    I have made a thread about an article wrote by Chris Hirst of webmaster-talk.eu.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...ml#post6393491
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    ajarnjoshu,
    To search engine, backlinks from quality website suggests that your website might have 'similar' quality contents as your reference site and also it means your website are popular among your niches.
    But please beware of buying backlinks services, it might bring down your ranking if your backlinks are from 'poor' quality website. ..
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewalbertson
    The main purpose of backlinks is to increase the popularity of our website. The greater the number of backlinks, the greater will be the importance of our website.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoforu
    You need to understand the real value of backlinks in the search industry. Backlinks can give you traffic and reputation. Reputation in return increases your website's visibility on search results, provided proper anchor text has been used.
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    Guest post links are effective when they are contextual and natural!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Devid1
    Back links help in serp and I think this is a road which visitor will use to visit our site.
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  • Profile picture of the author EnzoBlaque
    It's all about referral traffic. If you have enough quality content linking to your website. From other quality pages, related blogs, comments etc google will view your website in a better light or as a provider of quality to it's users.. You'll be rewarded with higher ranks with the more of these you get.
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  • Profile picture of the author leandros21
    If i have bad backlinks, i mean i have a new website and i am trying to have anywhere backlinks and as many as i can , is there any problem?
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  • Profile picture of the author angelina10
    With the help of backlinks website get good ranking and traffic be generated.
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