If you are an indiehacker like me, who has just started the journey, You must have been advised by lots of people that backlinks add a lot of value, and yes, they are correct.
Backlinks (also known as "inbound links," "incoming links," or "one-way links") are links from one website to a page on another website. Google and other major search engines consider backlinks "votes" for a specific page. Therefore, pages with a high number of backlinks tend to have high organic search engine rankings.
If a spammy website links you, it won't add value to you. Like in real life, if bad people refer to your business or shop, it's not good for you. Technically, it's called URL rating.
If a website has high traffic and content is NOT user-generated, and if you get a backlink from that website, it will positively affect the SEO of your domain. For example, if Techcrunch has an article where they include your link, it extremely good for your website. Unfortunately, these links are hard to get, especially for indie hackers.
If you write an answer on Quora or publish an article on medium (user-generated content), it won't have that high impact.
Again imagine, in real life, if some Influential person refers your business or shop, it is good for your business.
There are many other technical aspects. e.g., follow nofollow links, etc.
You might have seen an Excel sheet floating with the title 100 places to post your startup, don't submit your startup blindly. Just do—2-minute of research.
How do you check backlinks to your website?
well, go to Ahrefs website
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