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      What is an inbound link?

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      Published on Jan 26, 2012 by Jon Payne

      An inbound link is one from someone else’s website to some content on your website.

      simple inbound link diagram

      This is good because if that someone has a a popular website, then prospective customers may follow the link.

      From Google’s perspective, the number of these inbound links to your site and the authority (or trustworthiness) of the sites which link back to your site are a good indicator of how trustworthy your site is and therefore how high up Google’s results pages your website should rank.

      Jon Payne

      Founder and Technical Director of Noisy Little Monkey, Jon blogs about SEO and digital marketing strategy.

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