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Importance of backlinks

Have you ever wondered how Google and other internet search engines determines the top 10 web pages that should show up at the first pages of their search results when ever a particular keyword is typed in to their search bar or how to make the web pages or blog posts of your website or blog to show up at the first page of a Google search result? if yes then this article was specifically written for you.

In this article you will learn about one of the most important criteria that google and other search engines uses to determine the top 10 web pages or blog posts that should show up at the first pages of their search results when a particular keyword is typed in to the Google search bar.

How Google uses backlinks to determine how relavant a web content is to a particular search term.

Google relies heavily on backlinks in judging the quality and relevancy of the content found on websites or blogs.

The Google search engine crawlers (robots) that rank webpages read backlinks as  “I don,t have” and the link text of a particular link tells google the info you don,t have on your website or blog.For example this backlink register a domain at Godaddy pointing to the Godaddy website, simply tells Google that my blog doesnt have info about domain registration and that the Godaddy website i have linked to, has that info hence the reason why am sending my web visitors to  the Godaddy website.

So if many web pages in the Google index have links pointing to your website or blog with the link text “register a domain name” Google will assume that your blog has info how to register a domain name and will show your web page in their search result when the keyword register a domain name is searched. Simply put, the links from other websites or blogs pointing to your website are simply telling google that we don,t have info about how to register a domain and that your web page has it and ofcourse if all the webpages  in the Google index are pointing fingers (linking) to your blog with the link text how to register a domain name, Google will have no choice but to rank your web page whenever that particular keyword is typed in to the Google search bar.

How Google uses backlinks to evaluate the quality of the content found in websites or blogs.

It should be noted that the 2 two most common reasons why most  website owners and bloggers create links to other websites or blogs is because;

— They want to link their web visitors to a content, product or service they do not have  on their website. For example when i wrote an article about what is a domain name?, i had to send my audience to the Godaddy website through the link register your domain name at Godaddy. This is because i don,t render the domain registration service.

— Most website owners or bloggers also link to websites or blogs with better or complete info for more enlightenment. For example i have linked so many of web visitors to high authourity blogs and websites like  Wikipedia, problogger.net, ehow.com etc.

How to get backlinks to your website or blog.

After reading about the importance of backlinks in determining top 10 ranking, you may be seriously wondering how to get backlinks to your website or blog so as boost the ranking of your web pages or blog posts.

.To be honest, its not easy to get back links to a website. Just like Christina Clayfied mentioned in her Internet Marketting book; From Newbie To a Millionaire, Links are just like votes i.e. they are often given freely and based on careful judgement. Simply put, you can,t force other website owners or bloggers to link to your blog especially with a particular link text.. Other webmasters and bloggers will only link to your website after they  have seen that your website has quality content.