According to Wikipedia, Backlinks (or back-links (UK)) are incoming links to a website or web page. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page.
In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web node (Björneborn and Ingwersen, 2004). Backlinks are also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links.
Although Search Engines may not place as much weight on the relevance of backlinks as they once did, does not mean that you shouldn’t ask for them. On the contrary, attempt to receive backlinks from high ranking and specific websites that compliment your website or niche area.
For example, if you own a landscaping / Gardening business and website, attempt to receive backlinks from highly sought after gardening experts, leading landscaping suppliers or even consider the major golf courses. Why the Golf Courses, I hear the masses screaming ? Simply because the greens of a golf course require expert gardening techniques, care and maintenance, so it follows that the search engines recognise or shold recognise this fact and reward you accordingly. In the event that they don’t, so what, you still have a backlink from St. Andrews Golf Course Royal Melbourne Golf Club or The Golf Club
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