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Why should I care about backlinks?
Backlinks are the life-blood of good SEO rankings. They play a pivotal role in where your website ranks in the SERPs today, and tomorrow. But not any backlink of course, only high quality backlinks. What I mean by this is that not all backlinks are created equal. Some are worth more than others, some aren't worth even having! It's much better to get 10 backlinks from high authority sites than it is to get 1000 or 10,000 backlinks from sites that have no authority in the SERPs at all. Mind you, that's not to say that even backlinks from some non-authority sites are not worth having! If it's a related backlink from a website that is in the same niche as your site is in then that is going to be seen as a valuable backlink to have, even if the site it's on is a very new site and doesn't have any authority in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).
But not all websites need backlinks to rank high! Some sites have great on-page SEO, lots of unique content and Google loves that because it provides a great experience for the user. You can have a site with hardly no backlinks at all and it can rank high if you have great content and great on-page SEO. You see many sites like this ranking in the SERPs even without a very strong backlink portfolio. It's funny because they say to get good ranking positions you need to have a bit of both, good on-page SEO and that covers having good content and good site structure as well. But that's not always the case. Sometimes you can have a site with really bad on-page SEO and the content of that site isn't really great content, perhaps even duplicate content on it that's taken from another website or something, but if it has good off-page SEO (backlinks) that can help that site to rank higher even though it's content is not unique and very good at all.
For this reason, backlinks are the number 1 way to rank a website even if it doesn't have great on-page SEO or content. However, they both go hand-in-hand with each other and compliment each other was too. If you have great on-page SEO and content, it's likely you'll pick up some great quality backlinks naturally as well by other high authority sites that will link to your content because it's relevant for their readers. Some people just write great content on their site and don't even need to build any backlinks because they know that that content is going to go on to rank high in the SERPS and likely be picked up by other sites in the same niche that site is in which will link to it. Not to mention the plethora of backlinks that content is likely to get from people who bookmark and share it online, on their social networking site pages or onto social bookmarking sites or forums that are having a discussion about something and find your content after doing some research and link to it from their forum thread or post because its relevant to whatever they're discussing and validates a point they're making.
But if you're not pumping out that kind of content on a regular basis and you're a new site, you're probably going to need to build some backlinks if you want your site to be in with a fighting chance of ranking high in the SERPs. You just have to be careful about what kind and type of backlinks you are building and to only build backlinks on high authority sites and sites in the same niche as yours. Fortunately, there are some great guides and tutorials here that can help you with that, this FAQ area has lots of questions asked about what type of backlinks you should or shouldn't build to your site along with answers that are detailed and informative and still apply for today. You can of course buy backlinks and other top SEO services here also by some very good sellers and SEO's.
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You are right that we can say about backlinks being the lifeblood of SEO because backlinks earn traffic in 2 ways. One is by the way backlinks boost the ranking of the site in the search list that you get traffic from the search engines. Another way is when a reader of the site where you had posted your backlink would click on it. That will effect to traffic to your site. With so many backlinks working in 2 ways then you get a bigger advantage when your backlinks are of good quality.
yes,you get higher page rank and increase traffic on your site.
More Back linkl will give you high pr within shortest
its because thy help u get high rank and more traffic for your website and help u crawl up in search engines... that will make your website more visible online
I was also wondering why backlinks is a big issue by some website owners. And when I understood what backlinks do for the website then I realized that they are important for the purposes of getting traffic. SEO is for the search engine optimization of the web page so that the link will be given a good ranking in the search list. But the backlink is another way of reaching that objective that’s why it should always be included in the SEO work.