Question- What are backlinks? How are they useful in seo?

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Hallo everyone. I had someone try to explain this concept to me, but i did not seem to understand it in a very clear way because they were using very many technical terms. So i have decided to give it another shot. Maybe some of you here are already familiar with this?  and maybe you would be kind enough to try and explain this to me in a more understandable way. I would be very grateful. Thank´you.

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Hey here I am adding a quick info for that from a google search.

Backlinks are incoming links to a webpage. When a webpage links to any other page, it's called a backlink. In the past, backlinks were the major metric for the ranking of a webpage. A page with a lot of backlinks tended to rank higher on all major search engines, including Google.

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Excursionist
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Depends on your goal but be very careful when building backlinks. Search engines don't take to kindly to a lot of spammy links and it can hinder your rankings rather then help them. The best place to be is in some kind of middleground really. If the link adds value, add it. If not don't

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Tourist
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basically any incoming hyperlink from one web page to another website is defined as backlink Or you can say whenever you backlink any website or blog inner page to another page it's called a backlink. 

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In a sentence, backlink means a supportive link which helps a website to dominate in search engine.

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Backlinks simply means getting links on your web pages from another web pages or website. This majorly helps in optimizing your website's rank on any search engine result page as per your keywords.

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Excursionist
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Simply put, backlinks are links that one website gets from another website.

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Trailblazer
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A backlink is a hyperlink that redirects the user to another page. For example, let's say the New York Times decided to publish an article on the best shopping carts, and Shopify appears as #1. They would typically make Shopify or any words in the description a hyperlink that links back to Shopify. This is essential for SEO because, to put it in very basic terms, the more links you have towards your site, the more credible it appears to the search engine.

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Backlink is a link which is post to another site form a site that means we put a wensite link to another relevant sites to get quality backink which help to increase website ranking on search engine result page.

Today backink is more important part in SEO and digital marketing field, These backlink are two types 

1. Do follow backlink

2. No follow backlink

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In simple SEO words, when a webpage gets links from any other webpage, then it’s called backlink. When a website gives the link, then it is called an outbound link. And when a website receives a link, then it is called an inbound link.

Like a website or blog, ‘A’ is writing about foods. And it gives an outbound link to another website ‘B’ who wrote about how to stay healthy or healthy foods. Here, website ‘A’ gave the backlink and website ‘B’ received the backlink.

The backlinks have a vital role in webpage ranking. Although, you can rank your webpage without any backlink (in case of high authority website or easy keywords). The most important point, when you are getting backlinks then it must be from a relevant website. Because, this important backlink can be a nightmare for your website if you got from irrelevant, spammy websites. Because irrelevant and spammy backlinks can hamper your website ranking. Even you can get a penalty.

I have published a post regarding this topic. You can go through this post to understand what are backlinks and how to get them. Here is the URL...

https://www.seobasics.net/what-are-backlinks-in-seo/
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