noun

Computing
  • An incoming hyperlink from one web page to another website:

    ‘the more backlinks you have pointing back to your site, the more popular it will be’
    ‘one single article can result in hundreds of quality backlinks’
    • ‘These link searches can help you identify link opportunities from other websites' (such as competitors) backlinks.’
    • ‘It's not 100% accurate as far as telling you all the sites that are linked back to yours, but what you can learn from this is which backlinks matter.’
    • ‘The only reason your backlinks might not appear in a Google search is if Google hasn't yet indexed the pages containing the links.’
    • ‘Normally, as publishers and website owners can grab your article to use, each article directory site you submit it to can result in 10 - 20 backlinks almost immediately.’
    • ‘Weblog posts often contain more metadata than a typical web page, things like date and time of publication, categories, backlinks, etc.’

Pronunciation

backlink

/ˈbaklɪŋk/