How Can I Bring Traffic to My Site? – Backlinks
In any web traffic generation plan, search engine traffic has to be a consideration. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is an important ingredient for any site needing to increase web traffic. The higher your site appears in the search engine ranking, the more web traffic goes to your site. One important ingredient to getting your site a better position with search engines is to gather backlinks to your site. What is a backlink and how do you get them? This article will explore what backlinks are and the techniques used to increase backlinks to your site to increase web traffic.
What are backlinks?
Backlinks are essentially links from other sites to your site. You can have reciprocal links which means that both sites have links to each other or one way links that just link in to your site or out from your site.
The more quality links you have to your site, the happier the search engines are. If you caught that word “quality” you already have questions concerning what that means. Quality links help your site. Poor quality links can be a waste of time for you to gather or can actually harm your ranking in the search engines. Avoid link farms or sites that just exist to provide links. Avoid illegal sites and avoid purchasing links in bulk. Incoming links from these sites generally will not harm your effort, but many of these sites require you to add reciprocal links to their sites which can be disastrous to your ranking. One-way links into your site help more as your site is shown to be a reference to other sites.
Keep in mind that all links are not equal. Links from .edu, and .gov sites are given higher value from the search engines.
There are many sites that allow links, but they are ‘nofollow’ links. This type of link tells search engines to ignore this link for ranking purposes. Research the sites your links are on to make sure your links are ‘dofollow’ types. Finally, don’t forget that people actually click on these links. A well placed link on a popular web site will bring you great traffic just from the users clicking straight to your site.
Backlinks are the lifeblood of your web traffic strategy. They not only help you with your SEO plan, but increase traffic through direct referrals to your site. Every site owner and webmaster should be concerned with obtaining quality backlinks.
The author, Russell White, has been developing and marketing internet web sites since 2000. His latest project http://www.carolinainvestor.com is devoted to assisting others that are interested in how to make money online and are looking for ways to work from home online.