Backlinks for Your Blog
One thing I like in reading a webpage is, when one doesn’t really understand about something, there (always) a link that giving an explanation about the issue. And all I need to do, is click the “link” and voila, I’d be taken to the related webpage which holds the information.
Basically, when you put some hyperlink on a text in your post, you made yourself a link to another page (or another part of the document). The basic HTML code for a link is as follow
<a href="http://theurl.com/of-the-page.html">Go Here</a>
Pay some attention to the colored text, they have their own role
that’s the permalink, the web-address for the page that you lead others to
- Go Here
that’s the “anchor” text, the part that goes hyperlink-ed (the one that got your mouse pointer change into a hand-shaped cursor)
Okay, I assumed you got my point about the permalink and the anchor-text. Now, I’m going to explain about the backlinks (internal-linking and inbound-link).
When you make a link that lead to another post that is there to be found in the same domain, you are giving your other post an internal-linking. For example; I’m giving an internal linking to my other post in this blog
<a href="http://nichpakaich.com/experience/google-pagerank">Google Pagerank Explanation</a>
Since that page (http://nichpakaich.com/experience/google-pagerank) is reside in the same domain with this post / blog (nichpakaich.com) then this is considered as an internal-linking.
Now, when I make another link that lead my readers to another domain, for example;
<a href="http://known4enjoyed.blogspot.com/2008/11/backlinks-does-pay.html">Earn by Selling Links</a>
By doing this, I’m giving a backlinks from this-page to that-page (Earn by Selling Links), which is actually an inbound link from that blog perspective. In other words, when a page receive a backlink from another domain, that’s one inbound link.
If you already read my explanation about Google Page Rank, and understand that there are page-rank juices being distributed from-and-to a web page, then getting inbound-links from other page surely help you out in getting higher rank (especially when that page – which is the source of the inbound link – itself is high-ranked).