Exactly How Many Links Can I Build Per Day for Natural SEO Ranking?

By | August 14, 2019


hey everyone it’s neil patel here for another Q&A Thursday’s this is when you ask a question and I answer it I’m here with Adam from viewership hey Evan and today’s question is this is from vish vendre and this is hey Neil can tell me is there any limit of building links in a day and if there is then how many links should be built in a day to avoid looking at spammy I wish I could tell you how many links you should build per day but it’s different from each website what I will do is teach all of you guys how to figure out how many links per day you should be building for your website the simplest way to think about it is if you have no links and you all of a sudden have an influx of links is that natural of course not Google will be like hmm these guys may be buying links they could be doing something to manipulate if it’s all natural that’s okay but in general slow and steady wins the race with SEO it’s not about how fast you can build your links because you’re not gonna get rankings tomorrow you get them over time here’s what I recommend that you do you go to HR XCOM you put in your URL it’ll show you how many backlinks you have you put in your competitors URLs who ranked above you it’ll show you how many links they have now you’ll get a good understanding of how many links at the maximum and you really need a build because you know even your competitors have a thousand links you don’t always have to build a thousand links to beat them you could just build one hundred higher quality links what you want to do is when you’re starting off start slow building one link a day you’re a brand new website trying to build one link a day is good enough after you do that for a month I’m trying to ramp up to two links every single day and you probably won’t hit these numbers right away and it probably won’t be consistent where it’s like one link each day it may end up being like oh this week I built five oh I build zero the next week oh I built seven or eight the next thing but overall in a period of a month shoot for 30 in your first month then try to double up to 60 and you don’t need to keep doubling from there you can try to go to 90 and once you get a few hundred links that’s indexed by a trust you can build links in decent quality one month you can end up saying hey I want to build a hundred links the next month you can say everyone build any then after a few months ago I want to build 300 leeks and that’s okay as long as they’re natural you can build as many links you just got to start up the ramp very slow if you already have hundreds and hundreds of links or thousands of the links you can build as many as you want now building a thousand links in one month isn’t gonna skyrocket your rankings what we’ve noticed is with Google whatever the links you built it takes roughly a year for them to fully kick in sometimes even longer like a year and a half to two years once you build those links and then they kick in boom your traffic picks up and you just start crushing it but it takes a long period of time before they get really picked up and you know they’re to their maximum strength Google sometimes can pick up a link within a day sometimes it takes them a week or a month depending on what website and what page is linking to you from but the point I’m trying to make is start off slow and steady after you’ve been doing this for roughly six months you can have fun and do it at whatever pace you want or if you’re already a popular website go out whatever speed you want and when you’re trying to build links it’s not about quantity if you built one link from a highly relevant site that has a high domain Authority you’re better off than building 10 garbage links so go for the most relevant links go from links that are in content not from resource pages or sidebars or footers it needs to be within text needs to be contextual not just that article yes the article is more important if it’s contextual but ideally if you can get a relevant site to link to you that’s even better so the dream would be a high domain authority site a page that’s very relevant an in-text link and a site that’s also super relevant now you won’t always get all of those factors for example a link from Forbes is amazing but Forbes writes about a lot of stuff about business marketing entrepreneurship and it’s not just about one specific topic sometimes they write about icos and bitcoin and whatever may be the latest trending topic if you do that and you do it consistently like you build links over a period of the year you may not see great results in the first 12 months because you have to remember the day you started isn’t when you got all of the links you built up those links over a period of six months a year or whatever it may be but if you fast forward a year and a half for when you started that’s when you’ll start seeing a really good search engine rankings alright yeah I remember the first time I started my first web site eight years ago I would think I went to like fiber comm and bought like a thousand links worst decision of my life don’t ever don’t violate that’s a good point don’t buy links don’t go to fiber don’t look for the quick solutions oh you will get you banned or penalized I’ll call that website’s gone for sure yeah anyone who’s trying to sell you links if they’re buying them don’t buy if someone tells you oh we’re gonna give you this many links in this domain Authority why links in this other domain authority and here’s when you get you and buy there probably buying them even if they tell you they’re not so avoid those people as well one other quick question when it comes to link building I remember another SEO person who’s trying to sell me SEO services years ago said get like dot edu or org links are those bet words others better org of links others better than other Thanks I’ve tested edu gov dot military and I found that whether you have those kind of links or normal kind of links either way your rankings are gonna go up a lot of people started doing resource pages on edu sites or paying college students to link to them still not as effective as getting a good link from a solid site that’s within your industry a page that’s relevant in text link and high domain authority combine those factors the link does better it doesn’t matter if it’s a dot IO dot gov dot edu or whatever it may be so basically Google’s not dumb don’t try to trick it and don’t try trick the Google God you know and everyone used to do hey let’s do free scholarship giveaways yeah yeah and Weez a new scholarship giveaways so we can get more applicants for jobs right but what we found is a lot of people are doing at the same time to manipulate Google rankings and we would tell people when they link to our scholarship no follow up so that way doesn’t pass Google juice and funny enough we stopped doing that because it’s like too many people are manipulating it and we didn’t want to cause a risk of getting banned even though our links were no followed and just didn’t want to be the guy who got made an example of all right ok that’s it for this week’s Q&A there’s a video thank you guys for watching if you have a comment or a question that you answer leave a comment below maybe we’ll pick it for next week’s video and of course subscribe to the channel like share anything you can do to help promote I really will appreciate it I’m really looking to help any of you guys out and of course I’m not looking for leads from this money as you can see when I create these videos I’m not trying to monetize them in any ways I really just am looking to help other people out with their marketing so thank you for watching

100 thoughts on “Exactly How Many Links Can I Build Per Day for Natural SEO Ranking?

  1. Pranav Jha Post author

    How do you get high quality do follow link ?
    What is your method ?

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  2. Master Adit Post author

    What is a link? (I am guessing it is not related to URL links)

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  3. Vivek Shukla Post author

    Hey Neil how can I grow my newly created blog? Any tips for 2018

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  4. Michael Ørsted Post author

    Hey Neil. How fast could you potentially get a decent amount (2-4000 views a day) of traffic when starting a totally fresh blog?

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  5. sakib chowdhury Post author

    hey, my friend neil patel, please create a video about how to setup SSL to Shopify website? when do we add domain from GoDaddy? we are many Shopify drop shippers just failing at this process, we can't setup it, there is no complementary tutorial out there on youtube,

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  6. imran klgl Post author

    what is the best tip for a beginner blogger who is just starting.

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  7. romit92 Post author

    Neil i have observed in some directories website they don’t have focused keyword like “top 10,best etc”,No blogs,not many external links in its pages,but still these websites are ranking one in google.could you please help me in their SEO strategy.

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  8. Robin Palmer Marketing Post author

    Awesome video Neil! I was trying to find the other video you uploaded on how to do on page optimization…anyhow, thanks again! Robin

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  9. hboost1 Post author

    Great stuff! Does this apply to the youtube description on videos to get better rankings?

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  10. Kk Ezekiel Post author

    Hi Neil, is it easier to rank a website in a less competitive niche but with high search volume than a competitive niche like digital marketing

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  11. Tech4Mallus Post author

    Question For Next Q&A Thursday: Single Niche Vs Multi-Niche Blog? Which Is Better & Why?

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  12. Sanjay Kumar Post author

    Thanks for great info… Hey Neil, when we outreach for guest post then number of Webmaster recommended the money exchange for backlink. So if We buy this backlink… What is the link type Natural link or buy link… And what is the point of Google on those link

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  13. Meggie N. Post author

    Hi Neil, Meggie from Armenia. Do you have any new linkbuilding strategies? Guest Posting, and checking backlinks are kind of getting outdated, would like to hear if you have some fresh ideas. Thank you )

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  14. hugo sanchez Post author

    "How to get the most out of Outreach link building through social media." – Question for the next Q & A video.

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  15. Jason Valasek Post author

    I always enjoy your content fellas! Would love to be part of your team someday!

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  16. Farhan Sheikh Ahmad Post author

    6:16 , its confusing me..

    I thought natural formed dofollow links helps in seo, if we get only nofollow links how is it going to help in SEO ?

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  17. Sami Syed Post author

    Should I do seo before or after launching my site. and what things do I need to make sure of, before launching the site?
    Could you make a video on this?

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  18. Prospect Dugout Post author

    Thanks dude. We are thriving on the marketing and awareness side: we've gotten over 241,000 Instagram followers in just over 2 years, all organically. Last 7 days we reached over 1 million Instagram users, garnering over 10 million impressions. We are struggling with the ask side of our fundraising. Meaning, how much to ask for. The industry we are in is currently a $15 billion industry, expected to almost triple by 2023. Youth sports. Everything we've heard is that "oh you're pre-revenue, come back later." But, we can't get to revenue without an investment though since our product is an app. I mean, we do have some revenues from the social media side, but on the app side, we don't have revenue because the functionality isn't there yet. Would love your insight. Thanks

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  19. Lead Global LLC Post author

    Is link building and backlinks the same thing Neil? Surprisingly this is actually the first time I've heard building links lol

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  20. BlackDeath12345 Post author

    I built like 10 in one day and i got penalized

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  21. Digital Marketing Light Post author

    Hi Neil,

    You bring so many nice ideas into my and other lives! You're my favorite Marketer !!! I would appreciated if you could give advice and guidance how to build back-links using photos,videos/ info-graphics. Thanks a mill in advance !

    Reply
  22. chirag artani Post author

    Don't buy links create your self "Yes" it's absolutely right.
    I've tested paid or self created but self made links was really helpful.

    Thankyou neil for amazing video once again! 💝

    Reply
  23. sammu tech talk Post author

    When are you coming to pakistan or india?

    Reply
  24. Bibhu Prasad Post author

    Hi Neil,
    How to start link building as an absolute beginer. Can you explan from zero.
    Is there any alternative free tools of ahref .com

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  25. Rajni Jha Post author

    Hey Neil , what's your review on your friend Brian Dean course SEO That Works 3.0 and one more thing why not you are doing some courses on SEO like you friend Brian Dean ??

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  26. Dr Vaibhav Shah- Hair Transplant & Cosmetic Surgeon Post author

    Good take away messages.
    Quality link.
    How to build?
    When to build?
    Where to build?
    Thanks Neil . . Keep sharing.

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  27. PutSomeDsonThatBlink Post author

    Actually I got a link back from Forbes once, it broke my heart, they only do nofollow links!

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  28. Shrikant Badal Post author

    I have a question, who decides the rank for DA? Who is considered as DA?

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  29. Thushara Lakshan Post author

    Hey Patel, I am from Sri Lanka. My website is in mainly Sinhala language. But most of the time people search in English. So in this case how I can Use meta description, titles, etc

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  30. Jenna David Post author

    Hi Neil Thanks for the awesome videos, I really enjoy your knowledge and learning a lot from you. I was just wondering when you are going to buy ahrefs.com or adding premium SEO features to your blog neilpatel.com as you mentioned in one of your vidoes. Just like you did with ubersuggest. It will help the beginners who don't have money to buy those tools. Once again thanks for awesome videos.

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  31. Anant Singh Post author

    Peoples are talking tht blogging dead after 4 5 years ….please tell me sir … I am new blogger sir .i wanna do serious bloghing and make libing from it 🙂

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  32. Saurabh Darade Post author

    Suppose people searching Narendra Modi. So which domain you prefer if narendramodi. com is not available!
    1- Narendra-modi. com
    2- Narendramodi. co .in
    Please reply thanks 😅♥️

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  33. Rakesh Sardar Post author

    Hi Neil,
    Thank for this wonderful topic. I have a technology niche website and I sold some links a few months ago to the same niche (technology) website. is it possible that google penalized my website for this?
    Thank You

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  34. vish U Post author

    A great answer as expected of you Neil, also i wanted to thank you for picking up my question for this week's QnA. Your content is always so simple and to the point which makes it amazing. I guess it's a true inspiration for young minds likes me. thanks for being there and making Digital marketing simple for us.

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  35. Pramod Chamling Rai Post author

    Hey Neil if you have time can you make some videos on Amazon SEO ?

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  36. Wedoeconsult Post author

    Hi Neil, we have registered with inc. for the inc. verified profile and have been verified from there. We got a backlink too 🙂

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  37. Md Sarwar Post author

    What you think links from Quora? Quora work for 3 months old/new blog? How much can I improve ranking using it? Thanks

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  38. Martin Zanichelli Post author

    The only "natural SEO ranking" is when it happens organically. The first SEO attribute is CONTENT. Links happen organically after a year. I found it in my sites. Now I dont care about any Google update, because my links happen naturally.

    In fact I am wishing for continued Google updates so spammers are dismissed from the rankings. Normally these spammers are in United States, generally for sure outside the European Union.

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  39. Martin Zanichelli Post author

    Neil, you and your viewers will probably laugh at me with this comment, but let me tell you that I found some links from FORBES as very suspicious. Outbound links to product pages, outbound links not relevant with the content, like " I was in a cafe with xxxx from "outbound link" and he told me that ….".

    Also, articles that have titles like "Why these entrepreneurs are changing business" and there are more than 10 links to "one page" websites that are newly registered. Also you try to find about these entrepreneurs and you just see them in kickstarter as many many others. SUSPICIOUS…..SUSPICIOUS …..SUSPICIOUS put a face like saying: "I think I gotcha" 🙂

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  40. Rohit Gupta Post author

    Without using paid service like AdWords, semrush etc. Can we get traffic's and get ranked?

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  41. Rohit Gupta Post author

    And what if i use AdWords keyword planner without filling our website details, can keyword works and get traffic's?

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  42. Guy Sofer Post author

    how about affiliate links? if a website get alof of dofollow affiliate links to it, does affiliate links need to be nofollow?

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  43. mohith rathore Post author

    Hey Neil, what according to you is best for building links 🙂

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  44. Barka Dia Post author

    Many say that SEO is complicated, very complicated. I want to know How to be good in SEO ? How many time should practice to be a Master on SEO ? Nice work Neil 🙂

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  45. sumit sharma Post author

    Sir..If I create no follow link in high authority website..So ranking will be better for those no-follow Link…

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  46. Swaroop Jain Post author

    Hey neil,
    My Question to you is that
    How can i become an influncer in social media, i am a 16 year old teen and i really know some words to spread to motivate other. But when i will post the video on the social media all my friends and other people will laugh at me . Please give a other way to become an influncer on social media

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  47. Abhishek Verma Post author

    Hey Neil,
    Do you personally read our commentsts, or someone else from your team replies to our comments.

    If you personallydo, how you manage this all. I mean you get a huge amount of comments, how you reply to them. Most of the YouTubers don't reply to their audience comments after reaching a big number of audience.

    Sorry I have one more question, why you never reply my questions on Quicksprout.

    Thanks.

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  48. Thirteen Hales Post author

    Also, regarding getting traffic to your site: If a website (my blog to be exact) is going to have multiple languages on posts, what keyword search tool do I use? Still Google keyword planner?

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  49. Md Amin Post author

    Hi Neil Patel
    I love to watch your all video. But I have a question. If I change HTTP to HTTPS then Will i lose my Backlinks and ranking???
    last 1 month i try to learn this problem but i fail.
    Please Help me….

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  50. Anurag Batra Post author

    Sir I have a question I sir we generally talk about how to do seo but can you tell what not to do seo and big mistakes people do??

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  51. Explainers Post author

    Very nice video!!! Thank you for sharing the thoughts

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  52. Mail2 Post author

    Hi Neil,
    My query is – my Site has Good quality content, Domain Authority, Backlinks comparing to my competitors but my few competitors doing well in search results and ahead of my website. (those sites Don't have proper content, Keyword consistency, website structure, Domain authority and much Backlinks )
    What is the Reason for this situation?
    Even I asked this question with one of the Best Backlink analysis tool provider on Live youtube session But they gave me a silly answer. Its a fault of Google algorithm. Really What is the Reason for this, it will be Helpfull to more digital marketers like me.

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  53. IntoGuide Post author

    Hey Neil
    I am stacked with building links, can you tell me a way where I could build 10 Links a month at least.

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  54. Gay Aida Dumaguing Post author

    Thank God you answered this! I mean some clients wants to build thousands right away. Though I told them the same thing you say, they dont believe me because I'm ..well, probably because I'm not you.haha.. Thank you Neil!

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  55. Erik Hill Post author

    What up Neil, just picked up a lifetime Serpstat deal from AppSumo, what are your thoughts on this tool?

    Reply
  56. Seyifunmi Adesina Post author

    Who else thought It was Simon Cowell

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  57. Morkie Flash Post author

    Most of Beginners want huge ton of backlink, but few ones maintain daily rules to create backlink. I hope that' really important for me to create a effective daily backlink routine.

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  58. Abdullah Matloob Post author

    How long can it take to build an authority website that can go for 100k$??
    Big fan of yours by the way 🙂

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  59. Abdullah Matloob Post author

    A few advices to build an authority site plz??

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  60. Asghar Post author

    How many backlinks should take from each high PR website? 1 is enough? can take many backlinks for other internal links??

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  61. Sam Samo Post author

    If I have backlinks to English websites with English content, for a German website (but Unique Content, and English Anchor Text "translated from German keyword"), but topic is not relevant. MozBar shows no spam score and good "DA" & "PA" is that good for my website or rather bad.

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  62. Yogesh Pal Post author

    i really needed it sir, thanks so much for being there for us

    i usually build 8 links per day and total links i have are 356 only so is my strategy is good enough?

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  63. Hitesh Lambat Post author

    Hey Neil, thank you so much for leting us know about the link building stratergy.
    I have a doubt how may sites should i target in a day to atleast get 1-2 backlinks.

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  64. letisha malakooti Post author

    HEY NEIL ITS LETISHA MALAKOOTI. Im a fan. Some people say you are all click bait, not sure what they mean, but i love your work. HIGH 5

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  65. Caio Rodrigues Post author

    thank´s for the great tip, I´m brazilian and I see your vídeos everyday. *Sorry for my bad english 😀

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  66. Scott Bryant Post author

    I have been using your site have good SCO 90% now I need the site speed up now it 75 You have no errors. but now it sites speed
    Page Level Speed Test
    SCORE: 72 what can I do it keep going up and down i know said cdn can that hep

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  67. TutorialLab Post author

    Neil, if we don't buy links, then creating high quality links strategy and technique?
    because getting links from forbs, cnn, new york time etc is near to impossible if you don't pay to someone else. Another question, what is your openion about comments links (dofollow blog comments link)? also can you show us method, how to create backlinks and do research for getting backlinks etc?
    thanks.

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  68. Yudi Post author

    Hi, Neil. How about focusing 100% of our time and effort on making excellent-quality contents (low to middle keyword competition) WITHOUT any link building activity like outreach and guest post? Do you think that google will rank our site on page 1 in less than a year?

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  69. Pavan Sargar Post author

    Hey niel, can you tell me an approximate time for ranking any new single post website by generating a natural and organic traffic.

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  70. Pavan Sargar Post author

    Ok about different factors, but if if build 10 links per day, then how much time would take for getting atleast an 1lakh traffic per months

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  71. Manoj Kumar Post author

    Thank you no I see all of your videos and follow your methods thank you. neil patel 😍

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  72. Bradley Doering Post author

    Hi Neil, love your content. I'm currently building a B2C SaaS business in the home renovation space and I'm competing for keywords with companies like HGTV, Homestars, AngiesList etc. Most of the first page results have over a million backlinks! How do I compete with that if I'm just getting started? Should I be focusing on different channels?

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  73. Charles Jenkins Post author

    Sir , I have a doubt… LinkedIn is the convenient platform for me to promote my articles ….but building many own articles in linkedin whether it will be considered as multiple back links or single backlink

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  74. Picture Teacher Post author

    It's again an awesome video. Thanks neil!
    I am new here in blogger. it's third month of my journey ever. I've learned a lot from your blogs and videos..

    Reply
  75. Jason Stallworth Post author

    I may have killed some backlinks when I changed my permalinks to eliminate the date in the blog post URL

    As far as linking to other sites (as a reference), should we also leave a ‘References’ box at the end of our posts, or will that take the readers attention from the call to action at the end? Thank you!

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  76. john smith Post author

    Do we have to build a links daily or we can do like 4 times a week or 5 times a week?

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  77. Ali Ahmed Post author

    Hey Neil,

    Awesome Video! Loved it!! I have a question, Building link is not as easy as building a link in a day. How do we build Super High-quality link faster and easier way? Do you have a video on this? If not then that would be an amazing topic. One more question, For suppose a blog that has higher quality backlinks but doesn't have good content and there's another blog who have High-quality content but fewer backlinks then which will rank better? Is Google more focused on high-quality content or Domain Authority and high-quality backlinks? It would be great if you create a video on how to rank a new blog from 0. Thanks

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  78. tech tips with bhavya Post author

    Hey Neil,
    hope you are doing great. Can you help me around backlinks?
    I want to understand about backlinks. Can you make a video or answer my Question. I'll be glad to hear from you. Thank you in advance!!

    Reply
  79. oscar omar navarro Post author

    Neil Patel. Your Info is Amazing and very up to date. One quick question, I have a new website never I have never build a Backlink, how does a rookie get started to build his first backlink?

    Reply

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