Editorial Backlinks: Why You Need Them (and How to Get Them)

As we’ve discussed before, there are three primary factors that determine your website’s search engine ranking: relevancy, authority, and popularity. Relevancy and popularity are fairly easy to understand. How close does your website match the query in question, and how many people visit your website on a monthly basis? If the answers are “very closely” and “a lot,” the odds are good that your site will rank well. However, there is one other ranking factor – authority – which plays a role, and this is determined largely by backlinks. Which begs the question (at least for SEO beginners)… What are…

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