High quality backlinks are the most important aspect of SEO. But what is good backlinks, and how to create high quality backlinks to your site. How’s good backlinks help you rank higher in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). In this post, we will explain all that.
Why you need high quality backlinks
Your competition has a significantly stronger link profile than your own site when you check their site in Ahrefs? This this the reason you think you need backlinks. But what if your competitors have 10.000 backlinks. You may want to build 20.000 or 30.000 to rank higher than them, and that make you sick. But fortunately, you don’t have to. The thing you have to do is build up your authority so with much higher quality backlinks to close the authority gap between you and your competitor so that your website can really be at the forefront of Google for the keywords you want.
What is high quality backlinks
A backlink is basically a recommendation for your website. If your website is linked from a page with a high authority ( domain authority ), such as a newspaper, this can affect your position in the SERPs .
But which backlinks have the most impact. you can check our table for details:
We hope the table above can explained well the concept of high quality backlinks and how to get them.
You may wonder what is Tier on the table above and what high authority mean, we will explain below.
What is high authority backlinks
The authority of a website used to be determined by PR. PR represents the words ‘Page Rank’ and put simply it’s Google’s way of ‘ranking’ the popularity of your web page across the whole web. PR is scored from the numbers “0” through “10” with “0” being the lowest and “10” being the highest. The better PR a site is, the higher domain authority that site have.
High PR Backlinks are sourced from web pages that have developed a lot of trust from Google. They have earned that ‘trust’ and ‘respect’ over a period of time by doing a lot of ‘things’ that Google likes and as a result Google has placed their web page as a ‘higher priority’ and ranked them ‘higher’ compared to other pages on the internet.
If you have a backlink from high PR site, it means you have a great trust from this site, therefore have good trust from Google
But since 2015 Google discontinued showing Page Range score to the public.
Luckily, Moz.com – the largest SEO community has come up with some metrics that help predicts how well a website will rank on search engine result pages (SERPs). These metrics called Domain Authority (DA) and Page Authority.
What is Domain Authority
The Domain Authority score ranges from one to 100, with higher scores leading to a higher ranking ability. Domain Authority is determined by comparing multiple factors, including linking root domains and the total number of links, to a single DA ranking.
This score can then be used when comparing websites or tracking the “ranking strength” of a website over time. Remember that Domain Authority is not a metric used by Google in determining search rankings and has no effect on the SERPs, but at the moment it is the best metric to use according to many experts.
Example of high authority domains
How to build high quality backlinks
- By good content + luck: Now the good news first: Some of these links occur naturally. This means that the webmaster of a page “voluntarily” links your content without you asking for it. And that include the quality of your content and also luck.
- Manually create backlinks: Only a very small part of the backlinks are created that way above. Most of you have to do something – in some cases you have to pay for a webmaster to link your content. You can search “buy guest post” and you can see many service can help you place backlinks on their site.
- Backlink exchange: You can go to forums or facebook groups asking to exchange links, you will place a backlink of theirs in your site and they will do the same. And if you are lucky, you can get a 7 on the table above.
- Buy backlinks: Buying backlinks is still a common practice in link building and there are no alternatives in really competitive niches.
Is safe buying backlinks
The reason why many SEO professionals buy backlinks is because otherwise they would get no or too little backlinks. But when and why does it really make sense to buy backlinks. The answer is It is not risky if you do it right.
And now it comes to the Tier on the table above. That means you should build backlink pyramid.
What is backlink pyramid
A Backlink Pyramid is a one of the first and old strategies to build backlinks for a website to make a website more authentic so that its rank on search engines can be increased. In this method of creating backlinks, there are different levels of quality of links that are interconnected to each other to create a strong base for other levels.
There are three levels/ tiers or maybe more, depends on your strategy , Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3. Tier 3 contributes to directly in Tier 2 to make it more strong and indirectly to Tier 1 and Tier 2 contribute to Tier 1.
It is all about promoting Tier 2 resources through Tier 3 resources and Tier 1 resources through Tier 2 resources.
How to build backlinks in a safest way
The safest way is building backlinks according to our instruction above with high quality backlinks for Tier 1 and Tier 2 and lower quality backlinks are for tier 3 and tier 4.