Boosting Your Website’s Traffic Using Backlinks

In our previous article of this series, we have learned how sharing our website’s link on social media can bring us more visibility on search engines. Now in this article, we’re going to learn how backlinks can bring us more authority and ranking for our website. So let’s begin.

What Are Backlinks?

Backlinks are anchor texts with a link attached to it. The link is directed towards a targeted web page for more information regarding the website’s content or other purposes.  Backlinks, in another way, can bring more visibility of a website in search engines.

In other words, it is a method of connecting two different web pages with each other. However, it can be of two types.

Types Of Backlinks

There are two types of backlinks, one is Internal and another one is external. Both of them are different from each other.

Internal

Internal backlinks connect two different web pages of the same website with each other. For example, if you are on a blog website, you’d see many internal backlinks. This is because the author doesn’t want you to go away from your website after reading that particular article. It can be of another page, or another article and much more. Note:- Almost on every website, you’d find Internal one because it is the basic building block of a website.

External

External ones mean it connects two different web pages of two different websites. This is mostly because website owner/author wants you to check the other website which might not fit as content within theirs. Or it can be a friendly/paid shoutout to another website owner.

How Can Backlinks Rank Up A Website In Search Engines?

Search Engine Result Page

As mentioned above, they’re the building block of a website. When a search engine crawls a particular website, it crawls for almost everything on the website which includes the hyperlinks mentioned in it. This includes both external and internal ones. The internal one is used by crawlers to identify web pages and it’s title by various mean. Because if you look carefully, you just submit your domain name to the search engine but it ends up crawling all web pages. This is because of the hyperlinks mentioned on the website.

So in case if you link a different website, Google ends up crawling that too. So the more backlinks you have on different websites, the more Google considers you as “famous” hence the more it ranks you up. This is how backlinks can be beneficial for your website and it brings more authority for you.

How Can I Get Backlinks On Different Websites?

Before you think of getting backlinks, make sure you attempt to get one by only on your content-specific website. For example, if your website’s content is web hosting, then you should get a link from only tech, system administration, hosting forum discussion and etc based websites. This is called as content specific targeting of backlinks.

SEO

You can get one by commenting on the targeted website’s blog post, contacting the owner in order to exchange links, making a network of bloggers/website owners who exchanges backlinks for each other and etc.

How To Check Websites That Links My Website?

You might be curious who links your website after the hard work you’ve put on. Sometimes many websites will link you without letting you know because they think that your website is too good to be known within their content. In such scenarios, we are pretty much curious to know who links us. You can use online tools like “Backlink Checker“. Apart from smallseotools, there are many other websites that can help you to know which websites link you.

They crawl up millions and billions of website or use an existing database’s API in order to run a scan on your website. You will be shown the list of web pages on the Internet that links you.


More Of These

We will soon be adding more articles on how to get backlinks. With that, you will learn how to earn one by analyzing content, putting up your best write-ups and catching the website owner’s attention. This will increase your website’s authority more thus increasing your website’s rank.

Previous Articles on This Series

  1. Getting Started To Boost Your Website’s Traffic As A Newbie
  2. Getting Started To Improve Your Website’s awareness of social media platforms.

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