Backlinks are extremely important to the scope of Search Engine Optimization. In fact, they are some of the main building blocks to a good real estate SEO plan. But what are backlinks? Backlinks are simply links to your site. EASY! They are also sometimes called incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, or inward links. The search engines love backlinks. They see backlinks like votes for your site. The more votes you have, the better your SEO rankings will be. There are many techniques you can use to increase the number of backlinks pointing to website. Let’s look at some!
- Make sure all your social media sites include a link back to your site. Include Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter. Share content from your website occasionally on sites like Google+ and LinkedIn.
- Bookmark every page of your website, and every blog post, on all the popular bookmarking sites. I recommend using Digg, Delicious, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and Tumblr. A great way to get extra bookmarks is to ask your friend to exchange back links with you – you bookmark their site pages, and they bookmark yours!
- Blog commenting is very popular way to create back links. Every time you comment on a blog, you leave a breadcrumb – a backlink to your site. Visit popular blogs (the higher ranking the site, the more powerful the back link is). Concentrate on blogs that your audience would be interested in, and leave insightful comments. You’re not only creating backlinks, you’re branding yourself and you’re networking.
- Visit question forums like Yahoo Answers, and find at least one question everyday to answer/comment on. Each time you answer a question, you create a link back to your website.
Search engines value the relevance of the site the backlink is located on. Links from unrelated sites don’t hurt you, but they don’t help nearly as much as links from a relevant site. So visit real estate related sitsd and comment, answer questions, and ask questions as well!
Building quality backlinks is an extremely important part of a solid real estate SEO plan. Because of their importance and the value placed on them by search engines, creating backlinks should be very high on your priority list in your SEO efforts. I hope that you have a better understanding of what backlinks are, and how easy they can be to create!
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