Only 20% Find Traffic an Important Factor in Link Building

Sep 9, 2010 • 8:07 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

I am a bit shocked to learn that most link builders and SEOs don't find traffic to be all that important in buying or acquiring links from sites. I ran a poll a few months ago asking How Important Is Traffic Metrics In Link Buying?

The 106 results, yea - not many responses, were broken down as follows:

  • 42% said Somewhat Important
  • 25% said Little Importance
  • 20% said Very Important
  • 11% said Not Important

Only 20% said "very important" but overall most SEOs find it to be important on some level.

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Kevin Mullett

09/09/2010 12:29 pm

After pausing to think about this, it is less surprising to me. Based on discussions with other SEO's about backlink building that often digresses into some form or another of mass directory or social bookmarking methods where targeted (relevant) traffic is not likely to come from.

Michael Martinez

09/09/2010 03:03 pm

"mass directory or social bookmarking methods where targeted (relevant) traffic is not likely to come from." It's hard to imagine much of any value coming from such links. No wonder they spam the heck out of the Web.

SEO Professionals

08/20/2011 04:24 pm

Traffic is the key factor for each & every online business. You should constantly care to generate the traffic weight to your dealing website to develop the business. If you are capable to create excellence traffic to a website, you will be capable to convert several of them to encouraging customers and receive the business eventually. For this reason, traffic creation is a chief feature in online business, which requires a strong and quality link building campaign to reach the success level in this area.

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