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Old 29th December 2009, 10:53 AM   #11
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Hi dorothykinder

The value of backlinking is for your site. In essence, backlinks are references to your website sitting on someone else's website. The value of this backlinking lies in the fact that search engines use the number - and quality - of backlinks to your site to effectively rank your website’s importance.

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Old 29th December 2009, 01:15 PM   #12
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you have to weight the difference between what you do get, and what it is worth to you

try:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlink

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Old 29th December 2009, 02:56 PM   #13
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is any of this based on actual evidence? I've heard for a while that links in the same industry are better, that you can get penalized for having low quality links, but how much of this is fact vs. theories that have been going around for so long that they are thought of as fact but maybe aren't?

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Old 31st December 2009, 12:36 AM   #14
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yes back links are very importance....but remember only quality back links are very important..


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Old 2nd January 2010, 09:04 PM   #15
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NO! backlinks are NOT necessary for your site at all...you can SEO in so many other, better ways!
Would you please tell us a few more powerful ways.
Because I really dont like doing backlink work.

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Old 2nd January 2010, 09:09 PM   #16
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Moises, backlinks are inherent to how a search engine works. A search engine has a computer program called a spider/robot. That program follows links to include/index pages within it's search results. Without any backlinks in pages included within the search engines crawl, your pages will not be consistently included in the results.

There isn't a way to get around getting links to your sites, it is inherent to how a search engine works and ranks pages.

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Old 2nd January 2010, 10:13 PM   #17
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is any of this based on actual evidence? I've heard for a while that links in the same industry are better, that you can get penalized for having low quality links, but how much of this is fact vs. theories that have been going around for so long that they are thought of as fact but maybe aren't?
A lot of this is common sense -- think about it from the SE's perspective. They wouldn't pose a penalty on your website for having low quality links. If that was true we could each sabotage our competitors. That wouldn't serve their purpose of delivering quality, relevant search results.

The penalty could come if you were linking to low quality, spammy sites - or sites that were obvious link farms.

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After reading this entire thread I'm left more confused.

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If you are more confused, see this thread to get a grasp about how to build backlinks to your site

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Old 3rd January 2010, 04:15 PM   #20
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I got question! Upon the revue of my site it was indicated to me that links from my site are a bad thing. But getting links from another site is a good thing?

So the "linker" is always benefiting whereas the "linkee" will always suffer

Now I'll go and study what you suggested.

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