Backlink homepage or posts?

by inxie
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When you guys are getting backlinks do you aim to get links to your homepage or individual posts.

I can't understand how homepage backlinks would benefit as they don't rank for specific keywords do they?
#backlink #homepage #posts
  • Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    When you guys are getting backlinks do you aim to get links to your homepage or individual posts.

    I can't understand how homepage backlinks would benefit as they don't rank for specific keywords do they?
    You should aim to get both, as it is good for the SEO of your entire site. However, when trying to rank a specific page/post, you should concentrate on getting backlinks directly to that specific page.
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  • Profile picture of the author e21 SEO
    Yes the links to the homepage maybe not benefited for homepage rank but they can give valuable links to all of your posts and pages. sometimes if the backlinks of the homepage is strong you only need that one link to be able to rank well with your specific post.
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    • Profile picture of the author inxie
      Originally Posted by e21 SEO View Post

      Yes the links to the homepage maybe not benefited for homepage rank but they can give valuable links to all of your posts and pages. sometimes if the backlinks of the homepage is strong you only need that one link to be able to rank well with your specific post.
      That's interesting. Can anyone confirm this?
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    When you guys are getting backlinks do you aim to get links to your homepage or individual posts.

    I can't understand how homepage backlinks would benefit as they don't rank for specific keywords do they?
    I aim for most relevant and high PR page, Doesn't matter whether homepage or internal page
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    • Profile picture of the author inxie
      So If I got a ton of quality backlinks to my homepage, would this boost rankings for internal pages/posts too?
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      • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
        Originally Posted by inxie View Post

        So If I got a ton of quality backlinks to my homepage, would this boost rankings for internal pages/posts too?
        Think about natural backlinking. Do people link to bbc.co.uk, or do they link to posts & pages that are relevant to them and their topics? People just don't understand how SEO works and what a natural link profile looks like. Go ahead and blast every link you make to your homepage with the same anchor text, and see what happens.

        Edit: Your homepage will rank on it's own in time. Patience is key - stop trying to rush.
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      • Profile picture of the author nimonjo18
        Originally Posted by inxie View Post

        So If I got a ton of quality backlinks to my homepage, would this boost rankings for internal pages/posts too?
        No. It's not like that, if you are building links for homepage you will get rank only homepage not for others. If you want to rank also those posts/landing page you should you have to choose specific key terms and then build backlinks also for your posts/landing pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Build links to pages you want ranked, don't pay attention to sig. spammers.
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  • Profile picture of the author frankierusso3
    If the individual posts are more targeted than your homepage for your keyword, then linking to them is better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vampy
    Its simple if you you have optimized your website for home page than try to build backlinks for homepage and if you think that your blog post is capable enough to get more traffic than try to build backlinks for posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dokemion
    Set your backlinks priority to your Homepage! You don't want a visitor to pass through your window while you have a door, do you?

    Common sense! Every bit of important information needed by your visitors can be found on your Homepage or is just a click away.

    Also as I have notice each time your Site increases in Page Ranking, let say it has become PR3 your pages that was created at the same age your site was build it will automatically increase in Page Rank. So in the example your site is now PR3 your other pages/posts might be PR2 or PR1...

    IF you have a good SEO and he can manage to rank both why not, Go ahead give it a try it's worth it. Especially important pages in your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author mcatt
    I think both is good for me
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    You have to emphasize on both home page backlinks and content pages backlinks. Because home is always important for a website or a blogsite. And also there is no doubt that backlinking to the content page will boost the page rank of your homepage always. So, nothing to worry about.
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  • Profile picture of the author dwayne123
    Home page always have the main keywords thats why most of them target home page.
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  • Profile picture of the author century90
    In my opinion, focus for both only home page back link is not enough.
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