What are Backlinks and What is their Importance in SEO

Backlink and Its Importance

What are Backlinks?

Backlinks are incoming links from other sites on the internet pointing back to your blog or website or to a specific post published on your blog. Using these backlinks, users can navigate from the source site to your site. A link can be nofollow or dofollow.

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Why backlinks are important?

In respect to SEO, Backlinks are the key to improve it. Every blogger knows the major source of traffic to his blog is Search engine like Google, Yahoo and Bing. But what make the search engine to send traffic to your site instead of thousands others with same niche, topic and even with almost same content. The answer is the blog popularity that the search engines determine by number of backlinks to your site (and some other factors as well). But remember these backlinks should be high Quality dofollow backlinks in order to crawl by search engines bots.

What are dofollow Backlinks?

A dofollow link is one which in addition to a point to your site, is also get noticed by search engines and count as a vote in favor of your site. These backlinks are crawl by Google bots and boost the SEO of the site. Blogs or websites with plenty of votes (dofollow backlinks) get higher position in Search Engines Result Pages and get high PageRank too.

 What are nofollow Backlinks?

A nofollow links is one which points to your site but didn’t get notice by Google. It means that if a visitor clicks on nofollow link pointing to your site, will redirect to your site but these links did not attract search engines (especially Google) and do not count as a vote to your site. Although nofollow backlinks are respected by some search engines in favor of your blog.


Which one is good? Dofollow or nofollow?

Definitely the links which are get noticed and respected by Search Engines are the best and these are the dofollow links. Dofollow links are loved by every blogger and Search Engines too and really valuable. But remember, it doesn’t mean that nofollow links are worthless; they provide a referral to your site and being respected by some search engines (other than Google) in favor of your site.

How to Get Dofollow backlinks?

One can get dofollow backlinks using one of these methods:

  1. Active participation in discussion on forums and Use the site URL in signature (here is a list of 65+ High PageRank Dofollow Forums List to get Quality Backlinks)
  2. Guest posting on other blogs
  3. Commenting on with dofollow enabled blog (here is a list of 45+ High PR DoFollow enabled Blogs List)
  4. Participate in WordPress forum and try to solve the issue rise by other WordPress blogger
  5. Submitting site to Internet Directories (Like

These are some of the ways to get backlinks but remember, try to get quality backlinks not quantity. It means that try to get backlinks from a page with higher reputation or High PageRank not from the one with low or Zero PageRank. Get only few backlinks from High PageRank sites is worth than thousands of backlinks from low PageRank sites.

So, How to Get Quality Dofollow Backlinks?

Quality backlinks are the incoming links from High PageRank websites. All you need is to find high PR site and activity comments on these sites.

Need a list of High PR dofollow enabled blogs and websites; here is a list of 45 High PageRank blogs (range from PR 5 to PR8). Just visit these sites and comments on one of their new publish post to get quality backlinks.

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