What Is Link Building in SEO?
Within SEO, link building plays an important role in driving organic traffic via search engines, especially in competitive industries. When combined with strong technical SEO foundations, great on-page SEO, excellent content, and a good user experience, link building can be super effective at driving more organic traffic.
Today, the need for quality, relevance, and authenticity has never been more important. While low-quality, spammy link building techniques can work, they shouldn’t play a part in a strategy for an organization who is building for long-term organic search success.
Arguably, link building these days is more akin to great marketing, and the organizations who understand this are usually the ones who win long-term. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a technical aspect to building links or that all techniques need to revolve around your product. We’ll see that there’s still far more to it than this, and far more to understand than ever before.
This guide is designed to get you going quickly, and in the right direction. There’s a lot to take in, but we’ve broken everything up into easy-to-digest chapters and have included lots of examples along the way.
We hope you enjoy the Beginner’s Guide to Link Building!