Yesterday, I introduced the concept of SEO. In it, I discussed how search engines use crawlers to search through websites and blogs for links. When someone links to your blog or website, its like that website is vouching for your blog. Hence, to make a long story short, that is why lots of links to your blog are good. The search engine crawlers find a lot of links to your blog, so they interpret that as meaning that your blog must be very good. From this, we get the term Backlink.
Backlinks are defined in Wikipedia as "incoming links to a website or web page."
A big part of SEO is getting A LOT of quality backlinks. I say quality because there are different kinds of backlinks. There are so called link farms, links from high quality websites, links from low quality websites, as well as links from high traffic and low traffic. While you should always pay attention to the quality of the sites that link to you and that you link to, you should also pay attention to something called Pagerank. And we will discuss that in our final post on this topic, tomorrow.
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*Note* One of the ways to attract visitors to your blog is by participating in a Blog Carnival. An even better way of drawing traffic is by hosting one, which is exactly what I am doing. The blog carnival wants your posts about anything related to blogging. How you draw traffic to your blog, how to get ideas on what to write, how to make money with your blog, etc etc. The possibilities are endless. Entering the carnival can only do good for you and your blog. It will help bring traffic to your blog and you will get a good long post out of it. Its free to participate and all you have to do is go to This Website where I have opened an account for the carnival. All you have to do is submit your link to your blog post by June 29 and you're in! Thats it! If you have any questions, leave me a comment or shoot me an email!