Backlinks are links on other websites that point toward your site. Generally, the number of backlinks a website has is a sign of the popularity or importance of that website. They are extremely important for SEO, because most search engines will give more recognition to websites that have a superior number of quality backlinks. If you obtain valuable backlinks to your articles from respected sources, then Google will consider your content more relevant and trusted than others in the results pages for a search. If more people link to you, search engines think that you have something important to say and consider you an authority on the subject. This will help you immensely when you are trying to obtain the final goal, which is to have your content show up in the top of the search results.

Some types of directories and websites where you can register:

  • Directories of web sites
  • Discussion Forums
  • Article Directories
  • Social Networks
  • etc

Problems with offpage optimization operation

the importance of backlinksSubmitting to too many directories in a very short time span – In this situations the search engine will find the site and will suspect it to be spam, and it can be penalized by getting sandboxed. Submitting a large number of sites should be done on a longer time period.

Automated registration – Registrations made using automated tools is easy to make links (like time and effort) but the effect is extremely small. From the list of directories included this software only manages a series of entries, and links submitted are not high quality, which means they won’t have any real effect on indexing your site.

Links coming over redirect / nofollow / javascript – All these links are not considered as backlinks by the search engines.