What are” backlinks”?

/ January 19, 2013/ Group Of Magicians's partner

Backlinks are links that are directed towards your website. Also knows as Inbound links (IBL’s).  Backlinks are important for SEO because some search engines, especially Google, will give more credit to websites that have a good number of quality backlinks, and consider those websites more relevant than others in their results pages for a search query.

Search engines want websites to have a level playing field, and look for natural links built slowly over time. While it is fairly easy to manipulate links on a web page to try to achieve a higher ranking, it is a lot harder to influence a search engine with external backlinks from other websites. This is also a reason why backlinks factor in so highly into a search engine’s algorithm. Lately, however, a search engine’s criteria for quality inbound links has gotten even tougher, thanks to unscrupulous webmasters trying to achieve these inbound links by deceptive or sneaky techniques, such as with hidden links, or automatically generated pages whose sole purpose is to provide inbound links to websites.

Below you’ll find a list of websites where you can upload images and where you can add backlinks to your own website.

  • Pinterest.com
  • Web.instagram.com (add pictures bij mobile device)
  • Twitpic.com
  • Flickr.com
  • Imgur.com
  • Xanga.com
  • Tumblr.com
  • Photobucket.com
  • Devianart.com
  • Istockphoto.com
  • 23hq.com
  • Fotki.com
  • Picturepush.com
  • Minus.com
  • Comboost.com
  • Shutterfly.com
  • 500px.xom
  • Ipernity.com
  • Mobypicture.com
  • Dreamstime.com
  • Posterous.com
  • Imgspark.com
  • Picturetrail.com
  • Picasaweb.google.com

Building quality backlinks is extremely important to Search Engine Optimization, and because of their importance, it should be very high on your priority list in your SEO efforts. We hope you have a better understanding of why you need good quality inbound links to your site, and have a handle on a few helpful tools to gain those links.