External links (from other website) that link to your website.

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Google search of links:mysite.com returns less links than imagined

I did a Google search links:mysite.com and it only returns 3 results. I know there are a lot my more back links in existence than that. Why does Google not show the other links I have to my site?
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Affiliate backlinks with 301 redirect not displaying in Webmaster Tools

I have an affiliate program that is hosted on a different site and server. It is an eCommerce site that accepts payments for my products. So all my affiliate links are pointing to this eCommerce site ...
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Will duplicate articles with links in them pointing to my site harm my SEO after Google's Penguin 2.1 update?

After Google's latest updates, previous methods of link building aren't working, like social bookmarking, comment, forum profiles, etc... Therefore I started cleaning up some spammy or low-quality ...
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Link to the website creator in the head tag

Probably this is an obvious thing, but I am not sure about it. I created websites for my clients, and I am allowed to place back-links to my portfolio site. I placed a link in the footer, but I am ...
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Is page authority or domain authority more important for backlinks?

When you are searching for potential sources of backlinks. Is page authority or domain authority more important for search engines?
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Wlll links into pages that are restricted by Disallow rules in robots.txt help SEO?

I have a search-engine based website, and the search functionality itself is not crawlable because of a Disallow: rule in robots.txt. Other content is on the site is crawlable. If I get incoming ...
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How are 301 redirected URL backlinks reported in GWT?

Say www.SiteA.com acquires www.SiteB.com and 301 redirects www.SiteB.com to www.SiteA.com properly. How does Google Webmaster Tools handle the backlinks to www.SiteB.com? Are these progressively ...
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Does nofollow block bad neighborhoods?

Say website A has a lot of backlinks from bad neighborhoods (link farms, black hat websites, spammy website, etc...). It may even suffer from a penalty. If site A has a nofollow link to site B, are ...
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Are bad backlinks causing thousands of 404 and 410 errors in webmaster tools?

Our webmaster tools account is showing 250.000 errors related with weird links from other sites. These URLs are comming mostly from non existent sites or are being generated directly by our website. ...
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Are backlinks transitive when old URL is forwarded to new URL?

Say there are two companies operating in the same industry: www.companya.com and www.companyb.com. Company A has acquired some backlinks over time. Company B acquires company A and decides to only ...
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GWMT Show Non Existent Backlinks “Via Intermediate Link”

I run 2 sites, Site A and Site B. These are ecommerce sites, with site A being built first, and both sites selling the same thing. They are hosted separately, use separate CMS (one magento and one ...
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When does Google consider linking as bad-neighborhood / link scheme/ spamming etc.?

I cannot understand this concept, please give me some clarity on this. If I link to a site, and it links to me, then is it a link scheme ? I see many seo companies link to their other sites, from ...
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Redirecting 301 deleted files to a file or a web page? [duplicate]

I want to redirect using 301 status some selected "purged" files which could be jpg/pdf/zip etc files to keep backlink juice when linked from external sites. For a web page I redirect them using 301 ...
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Is it possible to wikipedia-ize one's own site?

My website lists the all-time winners of several prestigious awards presented for books (Pulitzer, etc.), movies (Oscars, etc.), and music (Grammies, etc.). I would like a link to my site to appear ...
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what is link baiting? What is the process? [duplicate]

I am not familiar with the term Link baitingwhat is it and how can I use it in seo. Is it useful? can anyone describe it for me?
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Website traffic - with no money (backlinks, spam, likes, tweets) [closed]

I read a lot of things around the web. I saw people selling 4K backlinks and social real users tweets, likes, sharing links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.. Now, assuming you have opened a ...
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Generating Back lInks [duplicate]

I am new to this field of SEO. My site is intended to target local customers only. I want to generate quality backlinks for my site. Is there any tools to generate quality backlinks. Or blog sites ...
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What is best practice for link exchange for website with multiple domains and censorship problem?

I have a website named something like example.com, but it has been filtered (blocked) in my country. So I created a new domain named something like example2.com and a redirect on my original ...
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Linking users to third party site - JavaScript or post?

I have a site with which third party sites ask me to put up their links within my search results and they monitor the traffic coming to them. My question is, should I make an effort to make sure ...
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Why Wikipedia doesn't appear as a referral in Google Analytics' Traffic sources?

One of my clients has a website and got not spammy backlinks in a Wikipedia article. When I test it for SEO purposes with Google Analytics (from different IPs), apparently there is no referral ...
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Does Link exchange technique become down my site?

I have travel site that has some link exchange to another with free links. Last time, I and some friend use link exchange to give my links has good on PageRank and search engine that can give more ...
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How long does it take for backlinks to appear?

How long does it take for backlinks & linkjuice to appear in your link profile and have an effect?
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Knowing your online Competition how to reveal 301’s directing domains

I truly believe that any webmaster entering any niche should investigate their online competition beforehand to know what they're up against and to see if their goals are realistic and affordable in ...
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Value of links on negative review pages

A general assumption with SEO is more links = higher rankings. What I would like to know is does Google know what those links are referring to. I.e. if somebody gives a product a good review on ...
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Do links to my site in www.mysite.blogspot.com point back to my site or blogger?

I've recently started a website and of course I'm trying to build backlinks. I've started a blogger blog as one way to do this yet I'm continually hounded by sales calls that tell me if I post a link ...
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Forum posting VS signature

Signature VS forum profile section line as backlink VS answering a question and giving a related post URL as the answer is better? Will a signature be better or forum posting and helping with an ...
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Is PageRank passed just once?

I'd like to know if link juice is passed just once? For example if I place a link in a website that passes little to no juice today, but 6 months down the road the link is still there but the ...
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How to keep my site error-free after chaning my site's URLS?

My site is almost static. It has 64 pages. These pages before today were named with underscore. After checking my sites SEO with WooRank, the site advices me to change underscore links to dash links. ...
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Does removing links for certain anchor text would affect my sites Google ranking?

After Google penguin update i found some of my website's keyword lost ranking. I checked all the inbound backlinks of my website and all anchor texts. I noted two or three keywords has been getting ...
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SEO - how to determine if a link if strong or not?

I know most people want links from sites which are PR8 or PR7 and that is sort of the holy grail of SEO. But it occurred to me that Twitter is a PR-8 site. But if I tweet a link, I don't think it ...
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Did Google penalize my site due to interlinking backlinks around same company website and blog?

I’m handling two websites in my company and both have more than 18,000 backlinks (I checked it through my GWT) and most of the links are coming from a Blogspot blog. I checked each and every backlink ...
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Does content with few words and lots of Anchor text count as spam?

My website has been getting inbound links from an article which contains a low word count but lots of anchor text. That paragraph contains 150 words but nearly 15 are anchor text. Will that have an ...
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Can thousands of backlinks from the same site harm PageRank?

I just noticed that one particular site has almost 7000 backlinks linking back to our website. The site is something like a news aggregator and for each post they created around 20 (sometimes much ...
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Will a redirected subdomain lose Google SEO links?

Because of a change in brand, I want to redirect our subdomain.domain.com to newdomain.com. The content being exactly the same, I was thinking of using a 301 wild card redirect to newdomain.com. I ...
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Are creating websites for backlink blackhat?

The problem I have been looking for a reputable company to help a client of mine generate some backlinks. Now I thought everyone these days would try and talk us into good content and competitions ...
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Google Webmaster Tools links to my site disappeared [closed]

Last week I had over 900 links to my site from 113 domains. At the start of the week Webmaster showed this fall to 30 links and then today 21 links from 11 domains. I know that Webmaster Tools are ...
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Does Google penalize Wikipedia external links?

Wikipedia external links are all nofollow, so it seems they shouldn't have any effect, negative or positive. But an article that I found online suggested that Google may penalize those external ...
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Ahrefs is checking my site for backlinks all the time

I have a Magento site and I realize that the ahrefs.com crawler visits my site all the time everyday. I visit ahrefs.com and I check my backlinks (they are good). Is it good or bad, something like ...
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I have added my site to google webmasters and bing webmasers but 0 backlinks

I added my site to webmasters since 3 weeks, I did some SEO, posted anchored links in directories, some forums, local directories, and most of them are do follow. Then I wanted to check if Google can ...
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How do search engines treat out-tracked links

Some websites have out tracking / outgoing click tracking so that when you click on a link such as mysite.com on example.com you momentarily get taken to example.com/outgoing/mysite.com which then ...
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Google Webmaster Tools not showing links to my site: “data not available”

Three days ago I received a notice from Google Webmaster Tools about unnatural inbound links, but my GWT does not show any links to my site. How can I check which unnatural links GWT means?
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How to avoid page views from an adult site in my blog? [duplicate]

In my blogspot i found huge page views from an adult site. But i checked my websites backlink and that particular porn site is not in that list. I don't know how those page views comes and how to ...
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Featured Links/Blogroll (irrelevant links) in a blog is good or bad for SEO?

While I’m checking my websites’ back links using backlink watch tool I saw so many backlinks are from Blogspots where my links are placed under the category featured Links. The main problem is my web ...
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Check old urls for backlinks - same domain new design and urls

I have a client who recently did a re-design on his website. The designer did not put any effort in keeping the same URL or do any redirects. I've made a list of the old URLs, what I want to do now is ...
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Griefing to steal pagerank off my website?

I was looking today in my Google Webmaster tools for my website and see duplicate titles for the following pages on my website (small sample out of many on my site index): ...
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How long before Google counts my .htaccess 301 redirect links?

I have a friend who had around 2000 visitors per day to his website before a web designer with no SEO knowledge changed all his URLs. I've used the Wayback Machine and Google Analytics to determine ...
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List of backlinks to a specific website, listed by decreasing PageRank

With backlinkwatch.com I can get a list of pages that link to a particular website. Unfortunately, it lists tons of obscure blogs and small forums, it has hard to find what link is really important. ...
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Are twitter backlinks counted

We've recently had our website tweeted by a couple of bigish media outlets 0.5m+ followers, some of the links are our direct url, and some are t.co urls. From an seo point of view a link on their ...
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how to stop other sites linking non available urls to our site which leads to 404

I check webmastertools for 404's. I can see other sites linking to my site but with additional characters which makes the link a 404 in my site. for example if i have a url like ...
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What happens when you suddenly get too many back links from a single domain?

I'm quite baffled by this issue and I have absolutely no idea who could be causing it. I have a normal php page and we are optimizing it for few keywords. We have been doing general SEO activities ...