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5 Unbelievable Facts About Link Building

by Aaron Finch
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Link building is one of the most important parts of SEO. It’s also one of the most controversial, as people have long debated whether or not it’s a legitimate practice. Some people argue that link building should come naturally, while others say that earning links through any means necessary is perfectly acceptable. Furthermore, some people even go so far as to say that we should penalize sites for obtaining links in certain ways. 

Regardless of what your stance on the issue might be, you can’t deny how powerful and important linking up with other websites can be for your own site’s success. It can be tempting to think of link building as a black or white issue, but the truth is that all forms of link building, from guest blogging to content marketing , can be useful. How long does it take to get organic traffic?

Organic traffic depends on many factors – such as the amount of backlinks you have, how many pages you have in your website, do you have any quality incoming links etc. To be honest, it depends. It takes time to rank high in Google and the amount of time you’ll need to stay at the top will depend on how many pages your website has, the keywords that your website has and how many outbound links point back to your website.

5 Unbelievable Facts About Link Building :

1. Rejection of your website by Google is possible

There are two kinds of rejection, which are soft-rejection and hard-rejection. The former can be triggered by over optimization, spammy looking links, irrelevant anchor text etc. The latter can be caused by the higher number of violations present in your website etc. The bottom line is, there will always be some people who would like to have their websites deindexed from Google completely. You need to do everything possible to make sure this does not happened for you.

2. The website link is not the only factor in determining where a website ranks in Google

The algorithm of Google decides the ranking position of your website in a very complex manner. It analyzes several aspects, such as the authority of the anchor text, importance of keywords, quality and relevancy of content etc. The database that makes up this algorithm is called Google Webmaster tool. You can use it to check where you have ranked for particular keywords as well as various other parameters. There are several tools online which can also help in this regard but I’d suggest you to use these reliable tools from Google. 

One of the best ways to get long lasting links : If you want to get links that will never go down, then you need to do guest blogging. There are two points which are very important for your guest blogging. Firstly, you need to choose the right kind of blogs for that – like niche specific or authority sites only. Secondly, you need to provide your best quality article that is not complete crap or else it will never be accepted by anyone at all.

3. Are you getting enough links to your website?

From the video above, you can see that getting 500 links from one site is very easy for any website. While this number might sound great, it isn’t and it definitely should not be your first priority. As Google said in their latest update, there are a lot of new factors that decide how many links you will get and how important they will be. The main factor that determines all of this is the value that these links provide – in other words, how many people will your backlinks bring into your site .

4. Why should you only get links from quality websites?

One of the main reasons why link building is such a controversial topic is because people do not agree with what Google does. As was mentioned above, there are many different factors that determine whether a link is good or bad. Therefore, it’s always good to make sure that you ask other people what they think about it and try to use their opinion as well.

5. What penalties should you expect if you get links from Google in the future?

As of now, Google doesn’t do any penalty for getting links from there, this however doesn’t mean they won’t in the future.What I am going to do in the future would be to keep track on the backlinks to my websites and use some sort of algorithm with it. All I want to know from this is if someone is getting links from Google, how many backlinks they have, when they got them etc. If me and my team get enough information by doing this, we will know next time how much of a penalty we should expect after that.

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