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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 ...
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What is g1sense.int.godaddy.com?

I recently looked at my list of referrers (ie, previous page the user was on), and one odd one is a link like http://g1sense.int.godaddy.com:15871/cgi-bin/blockOptions.cgi?ws-session=3372311093. The ...
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Is pyramid link building a good practice for SEO?

Can someone help me to understand please? Is pyramid link building a to do practice for SEO? Does it work as per example below? Tier 3 pyramid building for SEO... Tier 3 site, links to Tier 2 ...
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Need advice on best strategy for removing these bad links

We recently took on a new client whose previous SEO company had partaken in some dodgy link building tactics. They appear to have done some blog comment spam, very poorly. The situation we are now ...
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Unnatural Links Message from Google

We just recived (March 8 2013) a message from Google saying. We've detected that some of your site's pages may be using techniques that are outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, ...
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How to create a backlink in my youtube channel/video pages to promote my website?

I want to use my YouTube channel and video pages to promote my website. I have read a website that talks about backlinks and anchors which use something like: <a ...
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How to handle multiple pages of the same site with the same outlinks

I am developing a back link tool for Chinese SEO (our web site URL is: http://link.aizhan.com just like ahrefs.com. I encountered a problem which is how to handle multiple pages of the same ...
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Reporting paid links to google - does it work?

I am noticing that my competitors have a boat load of paid backlinks, which don't seem to be discredited from google (PR is intact, rather then 0) Problem is, those sites aren't any gambling or ...
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How to find linkless mentions of my website?

Recently I noticed some mentions of my Website, or a whole story but without a link. I was wondering is there a way to search for my brand name and filter for pages which do not link to my website? ...
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Seo Fake backlinking from other sites

The title might be a little bit confusing. Well, I noticed that someone had used a page's URL for backlinking or indexing his keywords. This is what he did: The normal url: http:// ...
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How to see backlink history

Is there a way to see a graphical representation of a website's backlink history? I have tried Magestic SEO, but the data looks inaccurate: Does Google Webmaster Tools come with such a data ...
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Why my website ranking fall? [closed]

Hi please can any one check my website that why my website ranking fall down by the keyword "backlink service, backlinks service"
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Backlinking to a website with image source

I just want to ask can we increase backlinks to our site by putting 1x1 pixel image on our clients' sites or can anybody suggest a better solution? <img src="http://www.mysite.com/" ...
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how can I find out which websites are linking to mine?

How can I have a RSS of new sites that link to mine? I would like to know which sites are linking to us. Is there any way to do that?
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Do videos bring more traffic than backlinks in general?

Yesterday, I had a conversion with a friend who was implementing SEO techniques on his websites a couple of years ago. He also stopped this activity since then. He claims that relevant YouTube ...
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Low pagerank backlinks - does Google penalize?

I have a new stock discussion forum and I would like to promote it. Specifically, I have two ideas in mind to help promote it: 1) Become a member at other stock discussion forums. Make high quality ...
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Detecting whether banner ads pass link juice

I wanted to determine the relative SEO value of the advertising links passed by this website: http://www.garden.org/. On the right side you'll notice several advertising banners that, when clicked, ...
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Buying Backlinks

I came across a website the other day that was selling backlinks. The site was well designed and promised some results for a nice low price but not too low. After a couple of minutes it started to ...
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Submitting new site to directories - will Google penalize?

I just started a new site with a forum to discuss stocks. I've already submitted my site to DMOZ. To help promote my site and to help people who are looking for stock discussion forums to find it, ...
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Question on business connections and page rank?

I just want to ask this question to get a yes no answer on something that I've been wondering on lately. So regarding how there are countless numbers of sites now that use the no-follow; making it ...
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I have done everything correct on my asp.net website, re: SEO; why aren't google backlinks showing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are my backlinks not showing on google on this asp.net website with all I’ve done? I recently implemented many SEO techniques for a company on their asp.net website; ...
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How to identify spammy domains giving backlinks to my site (to submit in disavow links in WMT)

Google is out with much awaited feature. But out of 100's of domains giving backlink to my site I want to simply find the spammy ones and disavow domain-wise using "domain:" feature. I'm looking for ...
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Should I pass link juice to my pages on other websites that are already high PR domains?

I am starting a new website for a local business and have entries listed for it on places like urbanspoon, yelp, google+ local, etc. I am thinking of listing these citation sites on my business ...
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PageRank credit when site linking to you uses a redirect or URL shortener?

I have several backlinks from quality sites that link to something like http://site.com/gobbledygook/http://mysite.com when I hover over the link. And sites like Twitter do the whole URL shortening ...
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Why do some user agents have spam urls in them (and why are they always Opera/Presto User-Agents)?

If you go to (say) the last 100 entries (visits) to the botsvsbrowsers.com website (exact link, feel free to take a look: http://www.botsvsbrowsers.com/recent/listings/index.html ), you'd notice that ...
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Price comparison sites and its effect on Google ranking

I am the webmaster of a website that contains roughly 10,000 products. I would be possibly interested to index those products in a price comparison site like PriceGrabber, Nextag, Shopbot, etc. The ...
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Adding your website to free web directories as a link building strategy

It's been two months since I've launched a website. I recently ran into some websites which list directories of other websites. Some examples of the web directories can be found at web-directories.ws. ...
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When entered into Google, what's the difference between “link:www.mysite.com” and “links:www.mysite.com”?

I've heard this is the way to measure inbound links to a website? What is the difference between the two and is there a better way besides these?
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Backlink question - google viewer

I have documents (.pdfs) that I'm planning to post on a site using the google docs viewer. I think others may wish to embed the same documents on their sites since the documents will be updated, ...
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How do I find information on who links to my sites? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there's a free way to get information on back links to my site. I've had webmaster tools and Google Analytics set up for years. But I can't find access to data about site ...
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How search engines see reciprocal links?

Reciprocal links cancel each other out from a search engines point of view but what counts as a recpirical link. Do reciprocal links work on a site level or an individual page level? If you where to ...
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Is a good technique to buy abandoned domains to get link juice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could I buy a domain name to increase traffic to my site like this? Yesterday I was discussing with a friend an idea he had. To promote your site about, for example, ...
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Does google use chrome to check if a link is used by humans or just there for the bots?

Does clicking a link in chrome tell google the link is used by humans and therefore not just automated backlink spam? It sounds weird but I read it today on a slightly obscure seo blog, they ...
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Effect of multiple backlinks with different anchor text from same site

So if you took videos and photos for a website, would Photography and Videography by Company Name offer any SEO advantage over Photography and Videography by Company Name I understand ...
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Tumblr blog under subdomain blog.mysite.com - do I still get the benefit?

I've got a Tumblr blog for my main site, I use it more as a proper blog with articles and images, rather than just a tumblog. The blog is mapped to blog.mydomain.com. Becuase of the ease of social ...
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Can Google tell the difference between a link in a blog post and a link in a blog comment?

When Google Blog Search crawls a page, can it tell whether a link is in the article or whether it's in a comment? If it can, does it grade the links, that is, a link from a blog comment is only going ...
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do text ads count as backlinks?

Do text link ads, like the ones from text-link-ads.com act as backlinks ? Surly they work as normal anchor text, but are search engines wise to this technique and just not count them ?
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Do image backlinks count as backlinks?

If i have lots of images appearing tumblr blogs, the sort of tumblogs with very little text just reams and reams of images for people to browse through (example - http://whereisthecool.com/). If my ...
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Adding site credit in footer of site as a <a> tag - bad practice for google penguin?

When I'm making a clients site I always include a link <p>site by <a href="example.com" target="blank" rel="no follow"><strong>example</strong></a></p> Is this bad ...
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Site has 300+ inbound do follow links, they once all showed up in webmaster but now dont

I under took a link building project on a site, in total around 300 do follow links where made, arictle submissions, directory listings, posts in dofollow forums ect ect built and indexed over a ...
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Are there benefits of receiving external links from PR 0 or 1 sites for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Effect of adding link from PR1 site to PR0 site? I'm thinking to do some link exchanges with PR0 or PR1 sites which have the related contents as my site. And my link ...
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Possible to find where someone else's website is getting inbound links?

I know you can do this for websites that you control, but I'm wondering if it's possible to see how someone else's site is linked to? Preferably for free. I think it was possible using yahoos search ...
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What do I do for small site that is getting linked to by spammy sites?

From this thread I learned that starting with Panda, Google may actually be penalizing weak sites that are being linked to by spammy sites. Does this still hold true? I have a small site that has ...
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Google Incoming Links only display for my localhost?

I recently noticed that if I search google for: link:mysite.com There are zero results. This is false, because in Google Webmaster Tools, I have plenty of incoming links. If I change the query ...
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Since Google reduces the value of links alongside nofollow links, what is an alternative?

Since 2009, Google counts nofollow links also as outgoing links, and thus reduces the value of the other links. What are some alternatives to stop Google counting outside links from my page? If I ...
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Does Google counts backlinks from homepage to inside pages?

I have a site with good PR and my inside pages are getting increase of PR, but they don't have links pointing to them, only from my homepage. Does that means that Google counts ALL links on my ...
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duplicate links to subdomain hurting SEO

I have a main site, http://hollywoodnose.com and http://forum.hollywoodnose.com. What I was doing was showing the 8 most recent forum posts in the right column of http://hollywoodnose.com. In my ...
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How do paid posts work?

I just had someone email me asking how much it would cost for a paid post with a link? It would be 300 words and provide a link to his website. Is this common and what's it called?