Some Basic Backlink Dos and Don’ts

Ask any savvy SEO expert – you must have backlinks pointing to your site in order to climb in the rankings of search engines such as Google and Yahoo. In a world of nefarious SEO practices, honest and natural backlinks from trusted sites are truly the best way to increase the number of visitors to your site – and increase your bottom line. Backlinks effectively act as recommendations, and help Google’s algorithms determine the most useful sites to endorse to their users. Here are a few trusty dos and don’ts to help you increase your backlinks and gain more hits. DO – Accrue a steady, reasonable amount of backlinks, 5 per week every week or 50 per week every week, depending on the size of your business.

DON’T – go from 5 per week to 15,000 overnight because you purchased a block of backlinks from a shady company.

DO – post regular press releases on sites such as or that will link back to your site.

DON’T – trust any SEO agency that promises a number one organic SEO ranking overnight. They are truly trying to scam you.

DO – submit guest blogs on trusted sites, and make sure that your company or services are listed on directories, review sites and listings pages.

DON’T – be afraid to reach out for help from a trusted organic SEO agency. Organic SEO is not easy, and if it seems overwhelming you are not alone. It pays – in more ways than one – to hire the services of an SEO agency, an expert team that can help you understand the nuances of today’s complex web world. Sitesky based in Harrow, London; is one such organic SEO agency that specialises in helping London based businesses increase their rankings – call or email us today.

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