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Backlinks

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crghsam

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In the Googlesphere do they really still have impact on SEO in 2019?
 
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jimboj

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I think you'll find there's as important as they ever have been
 
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ecochris

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Totally agree links overall are very important but they need to be qaulity links, no the spammy ones from link farms etc
 
highlandspring

highlandspring

New Member
They are basically the main factor in Google's aglorithm, what has changed over the years is the need for quality and that Google is now very selective about which links it indexes and which it doesn't.
 
selfemployed

selfemployed

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Verified Member
I always think of backlinks as a popularity rating which is really what the search engines are all about - they want to present the best and most popular websites first :)
 
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Goingitalone

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I totally agree - backlinks are in theory (and practice much of the time) a measure of your popularity. Without them how would search engines be able to rank your site?
 
Smiths1972

Smiths1972

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100% Backlinks are highly important, but in the same breath bad backlinks can also cause a lot of harm. Optimise them via Google Search Console and if there are any inbound links that you don't know about, research them and disavow any that appear to be non-relevant and spammy.
 
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Employer

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It is also very important to get a spread of back links as opposed to one particular type. Unfortunately, if you only have one type of backlinks Google will be suspicious and this could end up being more of a hindrance than a help.
 
Needhelp

Needhelp

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Interestingly, Google wants all back links to look "natural" but the way in which Google monitors back links is robotic. Joking aside, it is very important that you get a wide mix of different back links the wise Google will get spooked and you will be hit with a penalty. Once your site has a penalty this is not reputation you want to keep.
 
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