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Old 05-06-2009   #1
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How Important are Links to Google

Hi There - I was just wondering if you could break down how important the proportion of how good text links from reputable sites are to google, related to good metadata, site's content, and blog maintenance. I.E.:

Good Content and Metadata: 25%
Links: 50%
Blog Maintenance: 25%

Let me know what you think? Thanks so much. -Beth
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

onpage 50%
content - meta, text, nav and link structure of site, age of domain, keywords in domain, branding of domain,

inbound 50%

anchor text - PR of site - relevance of site
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

Thanks so much!! That is what I thought. -Beth
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Old 05-17-2009   #4
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

Yes,backlinks are very usefull for our site,it could make our site at the top of search enginesm,but we should build high quality and related links.
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Old 05-27-2009   #5
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

I've noticed a shift in importance of ON Page SEO over the past couple years. This is to prevent websites from targeting major traffic words there website is not about...but if you are like 99% of webmasters your titles/descrip/tags are legit so then backlinks become an enormous factor in how important/well ranked you are.
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

Internal links are equally important to pass link juice towards all the pages to rank well

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Old 05-28-2009   #7
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

If you have a lot of good back links you will probably get away with bad on site optimization
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

Could you be specific? Do the reply meet the purpose
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

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Could you be specific? Do the reply meet the purpose
What I mean is that if you have a lot of authority back links you almost can ignore on site optimization. As a case study look at OpenCube.com These guys offer simple CSS menus. In that way they gathered over 1.100.000 links from over 9.200 domains.
Even if SEO were not mentioned on their website they showed up on the first page in Google for this never ending war word "SEO" for quite some time.
The reason was probably that pages on this subject were linking to them.
So if you can come up with a smart link building strategy then the Google will open its doors for you, even if not focusing other optimization tactics.
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Domian value matters and not for all. Long way to go.
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

links from templates and widgets can help boost optimizatiob
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Re: How Important are Links to Google

I agree with you link is very important for your site and google as well

Last edited by jag : 06-18-2009 at 07:12 AM. Reason: continuous link drop, this is not the place for it
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