Browse Definitions :
Definition

inbound link

Contributor(s): Heather Darcy

An inbound link (also referred to as a back link) is a hyperlink on a third-party web page that points to a web page on  your site. Inbound links are important for search engine optimization (SEO) because Google and other search engines see multiple, relevant  inbound links to a page as a sign that the content on that page is useful.  

There are a number of tools you can use to see the inbound links pointing to your website. Google's Webmaster Tools is a free tool you can use to see the inbound links pointing to your site. To view a sample of who links to your web page, run this query on Google: link:www.yourwebpage.com.

Continue reading about inbound links:

Learn more in a beginner's guide to SEO.

Watch a video about the importance of external linking.

This was last updated in April 2012

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • cyber attack

    A cyber attack is any attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer, computing system or computer network with the intent to ...

  • backdoor (computing)

    A backdoor is a means to access a computer system or encrypted data that bypasses the system's customary security mechanisms.

  • post-quantum cryptography

    Post-quantum cryptography, also called quantum encryption, is the development of cryptographic systems for classical computers ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

SearchStorage

  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of non-volatile storage technologies.

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

Close