Quality backlinks can also increase website traffic.
The more places your website address/link shows up, the more opportunities people will see it and visit your website. Below we have listed important stats and reasons why backlinks are important to rank high in search engines and increase SEO:
On average, the search results that show up highest on page 1 will have the greatest number of linking domains above the others in the search results. Webpages ranking #1 had an average of 168% more linking domains than those ranking #5.
HTTPS is good for searches because search engines love to increase the rank for websites with HTTPS as it is more secure and trustworthy. Webpages on HTTPS had positive correlation with higher rankings, with 33% of all the sampled URL that ranked either #1, #2 or #3 using HTTPS.[...]