Is backlinking still useful?

Trent's picture

I have been wondering if taking the time an effort to get backlinks from highpr sites is any good at all. t seems like it would be a great way to climb the ranks on the search reuslts, but I feel like it might be a waste of time at this point.

What are your thoughts?

Everything Has Changed

Backlinking will always be an important part of your SEO campaign. Things have changed a lot especially in the past few years regarding backlinking. Google does not want garbage backlinks and they could penalize your site for them. There are a number of articles on the web that you can read that will give you great information on how to get the proper backlinks for your website.

WisTex's picture

Organic = Good; Inorganic = Bad

Organic backlinks are useful and help your rank, but inorganic backlinks can hurt you, due to Google penalties. 

Google specifically wants to discourage inorganic linking, and has become heavy handed when dishing out penalties over the years.

So be careful.

Scott M. Stolz
Complete Hosting Guide, Editor-in-Chief
WisTex, Director & CEO