What makes a backlink “Good”? – 3.3. SEO Course by Ahrefs

March 17, 2021 by 22 Comments

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In lesson 3.3 of our SEO basics course, you’ll learn what makes a backlink high-quality.

Additional SEO Resources

[Playlist] SEO Course for Beginners (by Ahrefs) ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvJ_dXFSpd2vk6rQ4Rta5MhDIRmakFbp6

Link Building Tutorials (Step-By-Step) ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvJ_dXFSpd2tjUTuAHpHidz5e2hAedP_m

Link Building for Beginners: Complete Guide to Get Backlinks in 2020 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ddo63kHHI

[Tool] Backlink Checker ► https://ahrefs.com/backlink-checker

Not all backlinks are created equal. And quality backlinks are a prominent ranking signal.

So, in this video, you’ll learn the attributes that make a backlink “good”. They are:

► Relevance
► Authoritativeness
► Link placement

What are these attributes and why are they important? How do you distinguish between them? You’ll learn everything in the video.

You’ll also need to understand the anatomy of a hyperlink and how the different parts relate to SEO. And there are 3 basic parts to a link that matter in SEO. The destination URL, anchor text, and the rel attribute or lack of one.

What are these and how do they work? Why are they important to SEO? You’ll learn all of this in the video.


0:39 Relevance
2:25 Authoritativeness
3:57 Anchor text
5:45 “Rel” attribute
6:58 The link placement

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22 Replies to “What makes a backlink “Good”? – 3.3. SEO Course by Ahrefs”

  1. Sepehr Parvardeh says:

    love the course, everyday that i see there is a notification, i get so excited. love the content. there is not any fluff in the content. all on point and short. keep them coming

    1. Ahrefs says:

      Glad you enjoy it!

  2. Paul Marlow says:

    I’m setting my alarm for tomorrow, finally the actions to create this! I did learn something from this video though 🙂 I didn’t realize a link in a footer held less authority!

  3. Raynell Bell says:

    Loving this series!!! Thank you 🙏🏿

  4. Md.Labib Hasan says:

    thanks Ahrefs …..

  5. عمر الجنزوري says:

    ranking you tube in google

  6. The Poralekha Ltd. says:

    You are going to make me an SEO expert Sam 🙂 🥇

    1. Ahrefs says:


  7. Umair Simjee says:

    Thanks for the great guidence.

  8. Samudra Chakravorty says:

    I am familiar with “Link Buildings”…recently got a backlink from HARO. But I still believe that my Off-Pago SEO is not adequate. Hope to get some advanced LB knowledge from Sam 🥸

  9. Said Ahmed says:

    Very smart lesson. Thanks Sam:)

  10. Bagio1221 says:

    Hey, Which metric do you pay more attention to when considering link equity? a pages external links OR linked domains OR external links in relation to backlinks OR referring domains?

    1. Ahrefs says:

      – SQ

  11. Tim Stokes says:

    I like your video, simple and easy to understand. I’m confused though by the DR score that may be high – 70 – with hundreds of thousands or millions of links, such but then it has 0 or very low Organic traffic (<200) shown by Ahrefs. What's that about? Why is the DR so high but the traffic is super low or 0?

    1. Ahrefs says:

      Domain Rating (DR) shows the strength of a website’s backlink profile compared to the others in our database on a 100-point scale.


      It has nothing to do with organic traffic 🙂
      – SQ

  12. Tabasum Sanighar says:

    Thanks for the great Content!
    I would request you to provide some information On how do we reduce the number of Redirects in the website, does it really affect SEO of the Website?
    Also do the 410 pages get deindexed if so how long does it take ? If not how do we deindex them ?

    1. Ahrefs says:

      We have a post on redirects: https://ahrefs.com/blog/301-redirects/
      – SQ

  13. masudbcl says:

    Very nice backlink tutorial. No follow and do follow details technique.

  14. Evan Cruz says:

    What UR and DR ratings would you consider to be high authority?

  15. Safikul Islam Sadi says:

    Love the course..very clear and informative