December 20, 2021

How Many Backlinks Do I Need to Rank in 2022?

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Do you wonder, “How many backlinks do I need to rank on Page 1 of Google’s Search Engine Results Pages?”

It’s a timely question considering all the blogs also trying to rank and compete against you for the same keywords.

Considering you might be trying to monetize your blog, ranking for your keywords might determine whether you put food on your table and pay your other bills.

Before reading this article, have you determined if you even need to know the answer to the question, “How many links do I need?”

If you are not sure if your blog post keywords rank on Google or how high they rank, consider using a free tool like SERPRobot. Here is a SERPRobot tutorial and more information about this tool that lets you check up to 5 keywords at a time.

This post answers the question, “How many links do I need?”

Of course, the answer depends on the answer to a different question: “How many links do I need to rank my articles on Google?”

This guide shares examples of my blog posts from my site that rank on Page 1 of Google and will share how many links point to those articles.

Sound good?

Let’s get started finding the answer to the question, “How many backlinks do I need?”

How Many Backlinks Do I Need and Why Should I Care?

Ranking well is not just about boosting search engine visibility to boost traffic and money.

Building links as another important effect besides SERP rankings: You want to boost the authority of your site. Become a respected person in your niche by boosting the metrics that reflect that authority.

This article tells you the importance of link building.

This video tells how to build links for free:

Watch the video to get more information about the importance of link building, why link building is my New Year’s Resolution 2022, and free link building tips.

How Many Backlinks Do I Need?

Let’s find out.

Article 1:

Links: 501

Ranking: Best keyword: how to get out of Facebook Jail, Position 1.

This post has brought me the majority of my blog traffic since its publication over a year ago. To date, it accounts for 19% of my blog traffic. It’s accounted for as high as 25% of my blog traffic since its publication.

501 links is a large number.

By examining this data, you can see the causal relationship between building links to your site and ranking well on Google.

Article 2:

Links: 194

Ranking: Best keyword: cursed text generator, Position 6

Article 3:

Links: 197

Ranking; Best keyword: Pinterest video downloader, Position 10

Article 4:

Links: 431

Ranking: Best keyword: MeWe review, Position 3

Article 5:

Links: 45

Ranking: Best keyword: fake zip code, Position 5

Article 6:

Links: 47

Ranking: Best keyword: YouTube Shorts Downloader, Position 6

Article 7:

Links: 464

Ranking: Best keyword: Free social networking sites, Position 1

Article 8:

Links: 170

Ranking: Best keyword: Instasize, Position 9

Article 9:

Links: 300

Ranking: Best keyword: My wall poster, Position 5

Article 10:

Links: 47

Ranking: Best keyword: hottest subreddits, Position 4

Article 11:

Links: 24

Ranking: Best keyword: Reddit Best Crypto Exchange, Position 5

Article 12:

Links: 129

Ranking: Best keyword: Best I can do is meme, Position 6

Wrapping Up: How Many Backlinks Do I Need?

By reading this guide, you saw 12 examples that show a correlation between Google SERP Rankings and the number of backlinks to your site.

Hopefully, this article gave you an indication of how many links you need to your posts if you want them to rank on Page 1 of Google’s Search Engine Results Page.

Related Reading

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Janice Wald