Do outbound links matter for SEO?
In our plugin, we have a check for outbound links. Is there an outbound link on your post or page? And in case there isn’t one, please add an outbound link to your content! Why do we insist on adding a link like that? Isn’t it true that you should get links to your website, and to your website only? Well… Not per se.
What are outbound links?There are a gazillion types of links. The most common one are these, I think:
- Internal links from one page on your website to another page on your website. They can help optimize your site for search engines, we have an internal links tool for that. And with our site structure course you can learn how to do your internal linking well.
- And then, there are two types of external links:
- Links from other websites to yours. We call these inbound links or backlinks.
- Links from your website to another website. Outbound links, indeed.