Adnan123
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over a year ago

Does link building still matter in SEO?

Hi, with Google's algorithm advancing so much (especially with the advancement in AI) - do backlinks still matter? And if so, how significant are they?

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over a year ago

Links are still extremely important. Google, without doubt, still uses its PageRank formula.

The issue is, they're harder than ever to create because everybody (including people who have little knowledge in SEO) know your motivation is to find and create links.

My rule of thumb is to only find links for traffic. Whether it be nofollow or dofollow, I'm happy regardless because the link might bring traffic (and conversions). Avoid websites with no genuine traffic like the plague, regardless of their "DA".

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Link Building Activities never dies::

At the core, link building is the process of deliberately going out to find places that will link to your content. 

From the very beginning, links have been a confirmed and powerful ranking signal inside Google’s algorithm. They were always seen as a means of determining a site’s popularity and credibility. They are the core of what separated Google from all of the other search engines that came before it. Links helped Google determine which websites were more popular, thus giving them an easy way to give searchers what they wanted.

It’s only natural that webmasters did whatever they could to try and earn more of them — including taking every short cut they could think of.  Being at the top of Google has made many webmasters and business owners very wealthy.

For a long time, just about every type of link building worked — and worked very well.

Link Building’s Got a Bit of a Wild Past

Link networks became prominent, with thousands (perhaps even millions) of directories, blogs, and dummy sites all being built to farm links and game the search engines.

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After all those books are suggested by SEO Experts.

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yes, Backlinks still plays a crucial role in SEO...Dofollow back links are always important to page rank in SERPs. some times no follow backlink from higher DA sites also important.

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Link building is how we create connections between website pages. When you create links from one page to another, you help search engines understand how the pages are related and in what ways.

There are two types of links – internal and external – that can help your pages rank better in search engine results pages (SERPs)

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In order to understand the importance of link building, it's important to first understand the basics of how a link is created, how the search engines see links, and what they can interpret from them.

  • Start of link tag: Called an anchor tag (hence the "a"), this opens the link tag and tells search engines that a link to something else is about to follow.
  • Link referral location: The "href" stands for "hyperlink referral," and the text inside the quotation marks indicates the URL to which the link is pointing. This doesn't always have to be a web page; it could be the address of an image or a file to download. Occasionally, you'll see something other than a URL, beginning with a # sign. These are local links, which take you to a different section of the page you're already on.
  • Visible/anchor text of link: This is the little bit of text that users see on the page, and on which they need to click if they want to open the link. The text is usually formatted in some way to make it stand out from the text that surrounds it, often with blue color and/or underlining, signaling to users that it is a clickable link.
  • Closure of link tag: This signals the end of the link tag to the search engines.
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Yes, link building still matters a lot. But you will have to make good quality links. Spammy links will harm your website or lower your ranking. If you want to learn more about link building, then I would suggest read Brian Dean blogs.

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yes. sure. like social book marking, forum posting, directory submission, article posting these are some of the methods to get quality back links.

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Link building Google is an important topic. You need to create the links that are important for link building.

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truly, Backlinks still assumes a pivotal job in SEO...Dofollow back connections are constantly imperative to page rank in SERPs. a few times no follow backlink from higher DA locales likewise significant.

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Hey Adnan,

Yes, link building still matters a lot for a website ranking. But only authority backlinks works. 

First, and foremost, link building is critical to SEO success because Google says so links are the number one search ranking factor alongside content.

Without links, search engines can’t analyze the importance of your pages. There are no signals from external pages nor from internal ones. They simply have little data to go on, and that gives your pages less information on which to determine rankings.

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Link building is an important issue in SEO. Google sees this as very important. It makes a lot of progress on your site.

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They are still important. We need to focus on quality backlinks, rather than their quantity. AI will gradually be introduced into all areas of life. Now when content plays a huge role, they begin to develop services for writing content using AI.
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Yes, link building is still very important which helps your website to get ranking.

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Yes! link building is critical to SEO success because Google says so – links are the number one search ranking factor alongside content.

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Yes, Link building is still important in SEO. Quality backlinks will help a website to rank higher on SERPs. But make sure to build only quality dofollow backlinks.

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First, and foremost, link building is critical to SEO success because Google says so – links are the number one search ranking factor alongside content. Without links, search engines can't analyze the importance of your pages. There are no signals from external pages nor from internal ones.
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To begin with, and first, third party referencing is basic to SEO achievement since Google says as much – links are the main pursuit positioning component close by content.

Without links, web crawlers can't investigate the significance of your pages. There are no signs from outside pages nor from inside ones. They just have little information to go on, and that gives your pages less data on which to decide

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Yes, building dofollow links still matter and it will always do because search results need to be ranked according to certain criteria.

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Content is king but links are still important as this will help build the authority of your website, most especially backlinks from other sites. Even if the algorithm is changing, links are still a solid basis for establishing search engine optimization.

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