Things To Know About Backlink Qualification

What exactly are backlinks? Simply put, backlinks are links from other websites that point to your website. You want these links because the more links to your site you have, the greater chance your site has of ranking higher for your keywords. However, before you go out and try to spam as many backlinks as possible, keep in mind that the search engines have caught on to this tactic. If your site unexpectedly has hundreds or thousands of connections, it’s a clear sign that something isn’t quite right. It’s almost inevitable that your keyword rankings will suffer. You can learn more at

So, what constitutes a successful backlink?

A backlink is generally considered “healthy” if it meets at least a few search engine requirements. The internal ranking system of search engines determines how “strong” your backlinks are. I’ve discovered that the three most important requirements for a successful connection are a small number of links in your material. (There will be no spamming) Links inside the body of your content and links from a site that is relevant to your own.

It’s easier said than done, but that’s a different issue. I’m a sucker for free stuff, so you can’t go wrong with providing free guides, downloads, or anything else you think is relevant to your web. To determine if a connection is “ok,” I usually use the Google toolbar. The toolbar has a handy feature that displays the page rank of the site you’re visiting. This isn’t a guarantee, but I think it’s a decent sign.

What’s the best way to locate them?

Look for places that are similar to yours and see if you can get them to connect to your website. Most of the time, you’ll also need a backlink from them, so keep that in mind. Another excellent approach is to add the site to a relevant directory. There are a plethora of directory websites available. A simple search can yield a large number of results. However, avoid spamming any directory you can find. Again, make sure they are relevant to your niche; otherwise, you will be wasting your time as well as the time of the directory site’s owner.