Friday, April 22, 2011

Understanding the Types of Backlinks

  The Many Different Types Of Backlinks: You Will Have More Then Enough Options To Consideration
 There are many ways your website can be deemed valuable to search engines when it comes to backlinks. All the search engines are trying to do is determine why someone would care to visit your site. Backlinks are recommendations, and the best way to get them is by means of having them mentioned on sites similar to your own or at least pages that are similar. All of those votes will strengthen your cause for top SEO. The more backlinks you have pointing back at you the better it is going to be. If you are confused about the different types of backlinks there are, I am going to go into detail about them.
 Dofollow Backlinks
 These are the type of backlinks that no matter where they are the search engines will be able to pick them up and follow them back to your site. These are the types of backlinks serious backlink builders go for when they are doing SEO. The problem with these types of backlinks though is they are sometimes on low quality sites.
 Nofollow backlinks
 These are the types of backlinks that are still seen by search engines, but are not given that much weight. The website owner has chosen to not have the linkjuice from their site passed on. But this can be tricky for people who leave it alone. Nofollow backlinks are usually on more respected and high trafficked websites. The result might not be improved SEO, but direct traffic to your website by means of where the link is left.
 Forum profile backlinks
 If you are building a website and you want to leave backlinks only on sites that you feel are relevant toy yours, then forum profile backlinks are for you. There are hundreds if not thousands for forums for a given subject you can leave a link on. The more prominent ones might have stricter guidelines, but do not let this be a deterrent to you.
 Blog commenting
 Blog comments are like a double edge sword, because on the one side they have value but it can be really time consuming to do it as consistently as you will need to. Blog commenting works by you leaving a reply to a particular posts for others to see, including the writer of the post. When this happens people have the chance to chime in, and they can visit your site by means of the link you leave. You have to make sure you leave thoughtful posts in order to ensure the moderators approve them.
 Forum posts
 When you join forums related to your niche you will have the opportunity to contribute to that forum by giving your opinion and creating threads of your own. Most forums allow you to leave a link in your posts, but there are a few who don’t. The links are an excellent way to get traffic, improved search engine rankings, and fast indexing.
 Text links
 Text links are not used by a lot of people the way they used to be, but they are still a very powerful way to get search engine rankings for your website. These often appear in the form of tiny ads placed on various websites. Seeing as how often they are paid ads the search engines do not consider this type of activity blackhat.
 Social bookmarks
 There are hundreds of social bookmarking sites out there where you can leave a link. Some of them are dofollow and some of them are nofollow. In any case the bookmarking sites have a purpose, some of them can be used to get direct traffic, while others are great for getting a site fast indexing. All of these sites allow you to create a profile and bookmark whatever website you want. Some people choose to do this by using software to speed up the process, but doing it manually can be far more beneficial.
So have you had a chance to see which type of backlinks would be the best fit for your website? No matter what option you decide to go with it is important for you to think just as the search engines would. You want your backlinks in places that are deemed valuable by the search engines, and as a result your website is going to look valuable by being associated with them. This has to be done naturally, because manipulation can end up costing you big time.
 Take your time, create value, and link the backlinks you create and have others create for you do the grunt work.

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