Backlinks


#1

I just created an access token, how do I use this to create backlinks to my website when I make twitter posts?


#2

What’s a backlink in this context? While having a registered application will identify the application as the source when it is used to post tweets, the link to the application is wrapped in an href with the rel=“nofollow” attribute specified.


#3

Forgive me, I’m a newbie at this. I thought this was a way to make sure every post I put on Twitter would give me a backlink to my site??? Or should I just type in my URL on each post to do this?


#4

I don’t really know much about the world of backlinks and SEO. Honestly, I don’t believe in direct attempts to influence such things. Whether posting links directly in your tweets, using a specific application to make those tweets, or otherwise has any influence on these things or not is way outside of my knowledge domain. I would consider any resultant SEO bump as side effects of producing engaging content that is further shared by others.

The types of questions I would ask are: When you tweet from your account, would a link back to a specific page on your site add value to the content (the tweet)? From your site, do you provide a means for users to tweet about the page they’re on (Tweet Button) or to follow your account to stay abreast of tweets they would find relevant?


#5

Ok, that is good insight I can use. Thank you Taylor!


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