Organic Link Definition & Meaning

What Is an Organic Link?

An organic link is a link that a website gets organically because other site owners consider the resource to be high-quality content worth linking to from their website, blog, or social media account. Also known as a natural backlink.

Organic links are important for off-page search engine optimization (SEO) because they represent a vote of confidence (or endorsement) from other site owners, which is an important ranking factor for search engine algorithms.

The more organic links a website receives, the more authority and trust the domain has for the ranking algorithms. The same thing is true for individual web pages; more natural links equate to higher ranking positions in the search engine results pages (SERPs).

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