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3 reasons more backlinks won't produce higher rankings
Backlinking isn't something you can just do overnight and get top rankings, which pushes newer SEOs to build massive amounts of backlinks because they think it will work even better in a quicker amount of time, which isn't the case. Building backlinks is a strategic thing, not a numbers thing, because you'll have to plan out every little step in order to boost your rankings the right way. If you can't take the time to find places to build your backlinks, and then build up your authority within those websites you're posting to, you won't outrank your competitors very often.
When you start up a website, you might not think that backlinks will boost you as much as they can, so you might think "Hey, if one backlink works this well, I might as well build 100,000!". Now, if a website has 100,000 backlinks, it doesn't mean they are doing things wrong, it could just mean they've been doing things perfectly for a very long time. You'll need to take that into consideration when building backlinks, because nothing comes quick, and you'll have to take your own time when trying to be as successful as the legitimate 100k backlinked website
In this discussion I'll be going over 3 reasons more backlinks won't produce higher rankings, and they are:
You could be building low quality backlinks
Building a massive amount of backlinks will usually mean you're just creating backlinks that aren't even close to high quality. In fact, the majority of these links will likely be low quality because of how easy you can acquire them. If you use software to build a bunch of backlinks, you'll likely notice a massive amount of low quality backlinks being created, and that's never a good thing.
You might get a penalty if you're building too fast
Building backlinks is an easy thing to do, but easy can get you into trouble because that doesn't always mean it's a good thing to do. If you're building backlinks wherever you can, on any type of website or forum, you'll likely hurt your own rankings or just waste your own time building irrelevant backlinks and aiming them at your homepage or sub pages.
If you were to build backlinks too fast for a brand new website, you could go under a manual review by Google or the other search engines, and that means you could be handed a penalty and now you have to back track all of your work to fix it. Penalties are actually pretty difficult to get if you're doing everything right, but they're handed out frequently if you're caught blatantly trying to boost your rankings through illegitimate means.
You're not going to analyze your links as good as you should
If you're focusing on building a massive amount of links in the shortest amount of time, you likely won't analyze everything that you're doing, which is not a good thing at all. If you want to be successful with your backlink building and SEO, you will need to figure out the best websites to post on, and that takes some time. You'll need to evaluate every link you're wanting to make, and be sure it's safe to place it for your own website. So, get to work evaluating your backlink placement candidates and filter out all the ones that have a low DA or ones that aren't relevant to your industry. If you can do this, you'll be better off and you'll actually save a lot of time each week
Backlinks are definitely easy to build, but that doesn't mean every link you place will be worth it, because you could actually be hurting your rankings with bad link placements. You'll want to place links on websites that are related to your niche and industry, have the right anchors or plain links, linked to the right sub pages for relevancy, and be sure you have a mixture of nofollow and dofollow. If you can do all of this, you'll eliminate a lot of bad placements and save time while boosting your rankings
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