What are Backlinks in SEO and Blogging?

Backlink is a term vastly used in search engine optimization (SEO). Its very important and hence it can be stated as bread and butter of bloggers. A Backlink is just another incoming link to a webpage. When a site A, links to a site B, the site B can say I have a backlink from site A. Simple isn’t it.

Live Example – When I link a website from SaveDelete.com like this -> Wikipedia, Wikipedia will get a backlink from me.

There are two types of Backlinks:

  1. Nofollow
  2. Do-follow

Nofollow backlink doesn’t pass the search engine juice, means it will not help in search rankings. While a Do-follow backlink will pass the search engine juice.

To rank higher on Google, Bing and other search engines backlinks are needed, Do-follow backlinks are therefore very essential to rank your site higher in search engine results.

In SEO and Blogging, backlinks are essential as they decide who stays at top of search engine results.


No website in today’s world will give you a Dofollow link, unless they are kind. Therefore SEO companies get hired as they provide Dofollow link at a certain cost. But, one should be aware of spam or low quality links. A link from a good website, that has a domain authority are considered as high quality backlink.

These quality links can really boost your search engine traffic and, traffic means you can earn money through blogging.

All of this may sound easy, but it isn’t building backlinks is a serious business.

2016 is all about blogging and one should try make money through blogging, as its a peice of cake, you don’t have any boss on your head, you don’t have to follow schedules, you can make money even from your home.

In these past 7 to 8 years as a blogger, I have earned a lot through blogging. But, it has become tough as the competition and the number of blogs have skyrocketed. Starting a new blog would require a definite plan and implementation. I will discuss about this and more in my upcoming articles, till then keep reading and sharing.

Do let us know your thoughts about blogging and earning money through a blog.