44 Things You Never Knew about Back-link Factors that Increase Website Traffic

44 Things You Never Knew about Back-link Factors that Increase Website Traffic


Here are some of the main Back-Link Factors that are to be considered in doing the SEO technique for any website, this results in getting good organic traffic for any website.

Best Back-Link Factors that can Grow Organic Traffic for a Website are as follows: 

1) Linking Domain Age: Backlinks from aged domains could also be more powerful than new domains.

2) No.of linking root domains: The no of referring domains is one of the imp factor. It includes only the number of unique root domains linking. Two links from an equivalent website would only be counted together linking root domain.

3) No.of Links from seperate c class IPs: Always go with links from seperate class C IP addresses. 

4) No.of Linking Pages: The total number of linking pages - even if some are on the same domain it is also calculated as a ranking factor.

5) Alt tags: Alt tags are image versions of anchor texts.

6) Links from.Edusites: Links from .edu sites are considered to be authority links.

7) Links from.Gov sites: Links from .gov sites are considered to be authority links.

8) Authority of Linking Page: The page rank of the referring page is an extremely important ranking factor.

9) Authority of Linking Domain: Referring the domain’s authority may play an independent role in links importance.

Ex: PR2 page link from a site with homepage PR3 may be less worthy than a PR2 page with PR8 .edu domain.

10) Links from competitors: Links from other pages ranking in the same SERP may be more valuable for a page ranks for that particular keyword. But its always impossible so try to get a link from the same content site.

11) Social shares of referring pages: The amount of page-level social shares will influence the link's value.

12) Links from Bad neighbor: Links from bad neighbors will affect your site.

13) Guest posts: It is a part of white hat SEO techniques & link juice is still calculated but not that valuable as a contextual link on the same page.

14) Links to Homepage Domain: Links to a referring homepage will play an important in site evaluation.

15) NoFollow Links: Having a certain % of no-follow links will indicate your website a natural vs unnatural link profile.

16) Diversity of Link Types: Having an unnaturally large percentage of links coming from a single source(Forums, blogs) will be a sign of webspam. Links coming from diverse (different) sources is a sign of a natural link profile.

17) Sponsored Link: Sponsored links will decrease the link values.

18) Contextual links: Links are given by highlighting words inside the content of a page are considered more powerful than an empty page.

19) Excessive 301 redirects: Links coming from 301 redirects will dilute the PR.

20) Backlink Anchor Text: It sends a strong relevancy signal & necessary to use.

21) Internal Link Anchor Text: Anchor text Link is one more relevant link signal, that probably weighed differently than a backlink anchor text.

22) Link Title Attribute: The title attribute does not have direct SEO value for links. It can influence click behavior for users, Although It may be helpful in the improvement of your Click Through Rate(CTR) that will give you indirect benefit for your SEO campaign. 

23) Country TLD of Referring Domains: Links which we are getting from a specific country of top-level domain extensions can help us to rank better in that particular country.

24) Link locations in content: Links at the very beginning of content carries slightly higher weight than links which are placed at the end of the content.

25) Link domain Relevancy: A link from a site from a similar niche is most powerful than a link from a completely / totally unrelated niche website.

26) Page-level Relevancy: Links from a page that closely tied to page content is more powerful than a link from unrelated pages.

27) Keyword in Title: Search Engines gives extra priority to links on pages that contain your page keyword in the title.

28) Positive link velocity: The rate at which you build links is called link velocity. The backlinks which are obtained naturally that tend to build over time, not overnight.

29) Negative link velocity: It will decrease website rankings as its signal of decreasing popularity.

30) Links from Hub Pages: Hubpages is a web 2.0 site, where you can post quality content. Getting links from hub pages are considered top resources on a certain topic are given special priority.

31) Links from Authority Sites: Links from authority sites will likely pass more link juice than a link from a small site.

32) Co- Occurrences:  Words that appear around your backlinks which helps google to understand what the page is about.

33) Backlink Age: Consistent with google patent, older links have more ranking power than newly minted backlinks.

34) Links from real sites vs splogs: Google that probably gives us more weight to links that come from real websites than a fake blog.

35) Reciprocal links: Its always better to avoid link exchange methods.

36) User-Generated Content Links: Google is able to identify links generated from UGC vs site owner.

37) Schema.org Microformats: Pages that support microformats may rank above pages without it.

38) Dmoz listed: The Open Directory Project, also called the ODP or DMOZ, is probably the single most important internet directory. The listings that are used by Google, and by many other search engines.

Many consider that google gives DMOZ listed sites a little extra trust.

39) TrustRank of linking site: The trustworthiness of a website is linking a website to you determines at what proportion TrustRank gets passed to your website.

40) Number of outbound links on a page: A link on a page with hundreds of outbound links passes less PR than a page with only a few outbound links.

41) Forum profile links: Google considers forum backlinks too.

42) Word count of linking content: A link from a 1000 word article post is more valuable than a link inside a 25 word.

43) Quality of Linking Content: Links from poorly written content don't pass as much value as links from well-written content.

44) Sitewide Links: A sitewide link is an outgoing link that is on every page of a webpage. Site-wide backlinks are often found in specific parts of page templates and thus are everywhere the website. Sitewide links are often in webpage footers. Site-wide backlinks are not bad only when they are natural and relevant.

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