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Do you add links to your posts?

When I started writing for pay online, one of the tools more experienced writers were using was to link each new text they published to a small handful of related articles. When the tide turned away from content writing and towards what one site likes to call social blogging, it seems people stopped backlinking from new posts to their older content. As an experienced web writer I couldn't understand why my writing friends would pass up the opportunity to boost the SEO for their content, and to maybe get more traffic to their posts. But still, it seems few link to their own content. Do you take advantage of the opportunity to link newer posts to others you have written on related topics?

I always try to include up to three quality backlinks to my older, related content.

3 votes / 20% 3 votes / 20 %

I sometimes link to my other content, but I only bother to do it if the post is an informative one. I never backlink if the post is personal.

5 votes / 33% 5 votes / 33 %

I know I should backlink, but I never seem to remember.

3 votes / 20% 3 votes / 20 %

I never knew I was supposed to backlink. I thought the writing sites saw that as cheating

1 votes / 6% 1 votes / 6 %

What the heck is a backlink?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Other please answer in the comments

3 votes / 20% 3 votes / 20 %
This poll has received 15 vote(s) so far.

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RuthCox wrote on June 8, 2015, 3:05 PM

I backlink if the site I am publishing on allows and if I remember to do so. I really should stay on top of this. Thanks for the reminder.

Kasman wrote on June 8, 2015, 3:33 PM

Only occasionally do I backlink to my own work and only if it is relevant to the post as a way of reinforcing or confirming information. I often put a link into a comment also as a way of confirming information or directing someone to relevant information.

Bensen32 wrote on June 8, 2015, 5:43 PM

I usually forget to back link to other post. The only time I remember is if it is about a story I read on another site or something.

alexdg1 wrote on June 8, 2015, 8:08 PM

I post links to my Examiner reviews in "musings" where I discuss my writing activities for a particular day.

agvulpes wrote on June 8, 2015, 10:30 PM

I have read some SEO so called 'experts' have noted that 'back-links' can be a problem if not 'linking' to the 'correct' type of site?

nitsbubb wrote on June 8, 2015, 11:51 PM

Thanks for the reminder, I never do it often but if the article written is informative, I backlink (if the site permits)

CoralLevang wrote on June 9, 2015, 2:39 AM

Most of the time I forget. I suppose I have gotten used to forgetting because I cannot remember to which sites I am allowed, each site having their own rules.

FreyaYuki wrote on June 9, 2015, 3:52 AM

Yeah, I always link related posts (if there are any) to my articles.

peachpurple wrote on June 9, 2015, 6:20 AM

no i don't add backlinks in my post here, I don't share in share media sites either

k_mccormick2 wrote on June 9, 2015, 1:02 PM

I have issues with remembering to back link. I used to but it seems like I forget to a lot lately. Thanks for reminding me of this and maybe just maybe I will start remembering in the future.

AliCanary wrote on June 9, 2015, 1:36 PM

Sometimes I forget to backlink, but I'm usually good about it, especially if I am writing something related and always if I am writing a series. It's a good way to get view for older posts!

Debbie wrote on June 10, 2015, 8:52 PM

I don't know how to link on Persona Paper. I know on that other site one puts an addition sign before the word but here, can you tell me what is the procedure please?

shaggin83 wrote on June 10, 2015, 11:33 PM

I voted. I have never linked to my own past articles or anyone's articles just because I am worried I will do it wrong and get in trouble.