Are backlinks and hyperlinks connected?

Thats probably a dumb question but i am kind of a noob and i keep getting confused with these two.

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  • Jake
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    hyperlink may be a bit of an old fashioned term, seems like all web pages links are hyperlinks, though the term originally had more to do with interlinking related knowledge.

    Backlinks are generally just links from other sites, usually discussed in the context of SEO, where they would be links that improve the search ranking of the destination site, it's fairly essential that they not have the noFollow tag, and ideally have anchor text containing a desired keyword.

    Although the name suggest some sort of return back to a site, backlinks more often don't involve a reciprocal linking arrangement.

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