Skip to main content

Is it Possible for a Site to Rank without Backlinks?

For quite some time, it seemed to be a common knowledge that backlinks are the main factors for a website's Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy which means that they are definitely indispensable, however, it seemed that that is not always the case.

Is it Possible for a Site to be Rank without Backlinks?

According to John Mueller, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, in his scheduled Hangout on Air on Google+ posted on YouTube, backlinks are indeed important but not the sole factor in Google’s ranking. It is actually possible to have a high rank even without backlinks.

During the hangouts, Josh Bachynski, an SEO Consultant and Researcher had asked why backlinks make so much importance in ranking and in his personal opinion maybe it could be a good time that Google could start ranking using other factors other than links.

Mueller sited an example that a friend in Zurich founded a website for the local neighborhood without any links. It has about 300 indexed pages which are actually ranking and getting a lot of traffic. He shared that it has no links and it was not linked but it only submitted sitemaps to Google and have an RSS feed. The site is doing well even without links.


Furthermore, he said that backlinks is not the only factor Google relies on. Links are important as it is a great way to build one page to lots of other pages but it is a challenge for search engines to find other ways to rank sites. He shared that search engines had always been using links to rank sites for a long time and many are used to it but that does not mean that it is the only way it could be done.

Mueller also shared that things always change. He said that other factors to rank might be the contents of the web and recommendations through friends. He further explained that the traffic of the site does not also depend on the links but also on the site itself.

If the context of the site gave a great user experience then naturally it will generate traffic as many will recommend it to their friends, for example on Facebook and it might be even viral.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Use Facebook, Disqus and Blogger Comment tab Together in Blogger Blogs

As writers of  blogs, we all are aware of the importance of comments. While it is true that some blogs/websites tend to disable comments entirely, those are special instances where the websites do not essentially require comments. However, in general, comments form an integral part of any blog, be it a personal one or a magazine site. After all, what good is any info unless it provokes a healthy discussion?

All blogging platforms (including WordPress) come with native support for some sort of comment mechanism which seems to suffice for most bloggers. But sometimes, users may require some dedicated or specialized comment mechanism. This is where third-party commenting systems come in handy. In this article, we will take a look at some of the major third-party commenting mechanisms

Disqus
Disqus is a mature comment management system and perhaps the most used amongst bloggers and website owners. Introduced back in 2007, it is currently serving more than 750,000 websites. According to a …

High PageRank Do-Follow Forums List (606)

Besides from getting your answers to unanswerable queries, the good thing of do-follow forums is to create a good back links through their High Page rank pages on Google, creating your pointing to your site makes your blog grows faster in ranking,

Now a days it is very hard to find do-follow link website because they are making their site as no-follow, like the wiki, it is before a do-follow site but since many SEO experts use wiki as spam they control it and made it no-follow, so now I am giving you a list of do-follow and high ranking sites that you can use to make your blog popular.

Its your tactics on how to create your links on this site, but remember not to spam cause Google might hit you. :)

Here are the list enjoy

ForumPR1http://www.addthis.com/forum92http://chronicle.com/forums/83http://forums.myspace.com/84http://forum.joomla.org85http://forums.cpanel.net86http://forum.siteground.com87http://c7y-bb.phparchitect.com88http://forum.meebo.com89http://forums.mysql.com/710http://f…

FIXED! Adsense Ads not Showing in Homepage of Blogs or Website

Problem Solved! have you experience your Adsense ads not showing on homepage? Ads are showing on other pages except for homepage, well just this week I had a hard time figuring out why my ads are not showing in homepage.

I have another blog that is using Adsense ads. After a day of fixing almost all my template errors still the Adsense ads are not showing so I tried to search for it on internet.

Some forums will tell you that it is about updating your privacy policy pages, well I did that also but there's no effect.

The solution is very simple just navigate to blogger setting or wordpress seo settings. I'm focusing on blogger since my blog is in blogger platform.




Go to Blogger settings ->> Search Preferences->> Enable search description. Click yes then put your sites description and save. That's it! reload and see the magic :D