Link building 101

Marketing

If you’ve ever read anything about SEO you know that you need to build links. Cool. But what does link building mean? Why do you have to do it? And how do you do it? We thought we’d write a little link building 101 to help you feel less overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content on the subject.

So what is link building?

Link building is getting other websites to link back to your site. The process can be complicated, long, and difficult but it is one of the top Google ranking factors and therefore your search engine ranking depends on it to a large extent. Your ‘domain authority’ which is basically how trustworthy your site is helps your search engine ranking. It depends on how many people have referred back to your site, and whether these are trustworthy sites themselves (so if they, too, have a lot of backlinks). So, as you can see it’s a bit of a game of making sure everybody has enough links.

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