Is there a version of Google that excludes backlinks as a ranking factor?

Is there a version of Google that excludes backlinks as a ranking factor?

Juli 21, 2017 255 views Backlinks -
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„Das Geheimnis, wie Sie zum Erfolg kommen“die Backlinks der Konkurrenz ausspionieren

Hi Matt, does the big G have a version of the search engine that totally excludes any backlink relevance? I'm wondering what search would look like and am curious to try it out.
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26 responses for Is there a version of Google that excludes backlinks as a ranking factor?

  1. Howard Young sagt:

    Time for more link building…

  2. Ann Smarty sagt:

    Not something we didn’t know 🙂

  3. Matthew Potter sagt:

    Eats, shoots & leaves! Great shirt Matt. Is it because of the joke or Lynne Truss’ amazing book?

  4. Benny A sagt:

    Back link relevance still matters.

  5. Emmanuel Vargas Guajardo sagt:

    I know a company who bought a domain and it is redirecting it to a commercial site in Mexico. He bought links in BBC and he is in 1st place in LOTS of keywords using this dirty technique. Google do not take actions against this kind of sites, google only wants your money in adwords 🙁

  6. Parmveer Singh Sandhu sagt:

    Has anybody noticed ‚Panda‘ on Matt’s Shirt? Do you want to give us some ’new update‘ signal Matt 😉 ?

  7. charmis pala sagt:

    Panda will die without links :p

  8. Markus Carminati sagt:

    Non me la immagino una #Googlserp  calcolata senza il valore della backlink.. ma Matt osserva che al momento porterebbe a risultati peggiori..

  9. Lamine Taguine sagt:

    *Is there a version of **+Google**  that excludes **#backlinks** as a ranking factor?*

    1. „Yes, it’s internal & the quality looks much worse“

    2. „At least for now, backlinks revelance still really helps in terms of making sure that we return the best most relevant, most topical setup search results“

    +Matt Cutts #Smartlinking  

  10. Iván García Estébanez sagt:

    Noticias frescas del… ¿2004? }:D

  11. Antoine Girault sagt:

    Au cas où il existait encore un doute sur la question … netlinking is not dead for now!

  12. Jerry Stevens sagt:

    Good to know but it’s going to be interesting the day Google figures out how to generate good search results without backlinks… that assumes that one day they will figure it out.

  13. ManMohan Mahor sagt:

    cool panda t-shirt…………..

  14. Mark Tillison sagt:

    *Backlinks still form a significant part of the algorithm*

    That isn’t to say that you should go build a truckload of spammy, irrelevant links. Link relevance is still an important factor.

    I get the impression form this that backlinks may begin to carry less weight as time goes by, but for now, they’re here to stay.

    #SEO #SEOtips

  15. Gsarane Automator sagt:

    thanks matt, morocco is behind you.

  16. Jeroen Luijten sagt:

    Interesting thoughts to go with this article:

  17. WSI Connect sagt:

    According to +Matt Cutts back links are still very relevant to search results.

  18. Raffaele Conte sagt:

    So link bulding will survive for ever….

  19. platformbomber sagt:

    How do you class a backlink as relevant ? do you base it on the pages content?

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