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

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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?
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SEO, content, backlinks, and the chicken and egg problem [closed]

I do not think this is a duplicate question. I already read [1 , 2 and 3] and I still can't find a satisfying answer. I know it's a difficult one, so I am OK with just a rough description of a good ...
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Why are my link pages not being indexed?

I tried something but it didn't work. Iwill try to explain what I tried to do and probably someone could suggest what can be done. I have a few websites, about 75, all in the same niche (travel). I ...
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Backlinks within noscript tags

I know that search engines index the content between noscript tags, but I was wondering if it is an acceptable method (as far as Google etc are concerned) to include a backlink to your website inside ...
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Is a “back” link on each page really needed?

I saw some sites having a <<back link on each page below the site top level that basically just invokes a JScript function that gets the browser history and navigates one page back. So it ...
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pingback / trackback support for a photo sharing website?

Is there a photo sharing service, such as flickr or picasa, that will collect the urls of the locations where the photo has been posted on other blogs (or mentioned in tweets, etc?) This could be ...
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Is there a penalty in link building?

If I have a satellite site with content constantly renewed, and within each new content, there is a link to a target URL, for passing link juice. Will I get a penalty from Google for that?
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Importance of having EDU backlinks

I've built a few links on 50 EDU / GOV websites. 1 of them has PR 8, 3 of them have PR 7, 8 of them PR6,7 of them PR5,12 of them PR4,8 of them PR3, 1 of them PR2, 6 of them PR1, 10 of them PR0. My ...
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How to show off press your website is getting?

My product has been getting some good press lately, and I'd like to link to those articles from my blog. My concern is that Google will see this as a reciprocal link, and I'll lose any SEO benefit ...
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Does google value blog comments as backlinks?

I recently read an article which said that google doesn't count blog comments as backlinks. I'm not sure about that since, I have 3 sites that rank first with all their backlinks being blog comments. ...
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Using disqus for a website (question on SERP and backlink)

I am building a website and am trying to decide between writing my own commenting system and using Disqus. One of the main deciding factors is that (obviously), I want comments left on my page to be ...
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Are the page rank and backlinks just for a single page or for the whole website?

I was wondering if the page rank and the backlinks are just for one page? If this is so then should we optimize each and every page of the site and try to bring backlinks to each of them?
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Web designers back link on client sites

We're a web design company that have created several websites for clients, all of which have a back link to our own website. I was just wondering the best strategy for this: Should the keywords be ...
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Change of domain - SEO backlink inheritance

I've just built a new site and switched to a new domain. The previous domain had good SEO performance and had hundreds of quality backlinks - I set up a 301 redirect for any requests to the old domain ...
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Is 'link building' a white-hat SEO activity?

Link-building is the process of manually building links in any way possible to show the site in question as having more of a value to search engines than it did previously. Therefore it's surely a ...
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Links Pages - Useful or Harmful?

What is the current thinking regarding having a links page on your website? I understand so many outgoing links on a page with little other content will be hellish for that page's page rank, but what ...
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Is it okey to start link building before my site get indexed?

Self explanatory question. If you have a fresh new site which is not yet indexed by google. Is it okey to start with link building or i should wait to google index my site?
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Good places to submit a business profile?

We have a new graphic/web design site that we've created and we'd like to give it a boost in terms of back links. What are the obvious places to submit a website to achieve some good back links? And ...
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Do you need to crawl the whole internet to find backlinks of a URL?

Say I want to retrieve all the sites on the web that have a specific link on them. For example I want to know all the backlinks made to my blog, on other websites. There are services out there that do ...
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Backlink anchor text and Local SEO

If I have a business in, say Tampa Florida, and we offer irrigation services, and I want to create some backlinks for a SEO campaign, should I use "Tampa Florida Irrigation Services" as my anchor ...
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Static Backlinks vs Rotating Backlinks?

I'm creating a sort of widget for use on our partners' websites. This widget will contain several links to our site which will help greatly with our backlink building efforts. For the purposes of ...
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Article marketing for back links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What role do article submission directories play in SEO? I'm interested what the consensus is on the likes of ezinearticles as a form of backlink building. There are a ...
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How do I see what pages on the internet link to my site?

I thought I could see this through Google Webmaster Tools, and according to a help file, in Google Webmaster Tools, there should be an 'internal links' and an 'external links' menu item. But in my ...
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Site Returned HTTP Code:301 - link exchange

Hey there, I have a link exchange script, and for a few weeks - after it verify's a site i'm exchanging links - the script tells me: Site Returned HTTP Code:301 What does that mean? TY
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Is it a bad idea to promote your site through relevant blog's by commenting?

I've searched the net and wasn't able to find a solid answer to this. Is it poor practice to seek out blogs that are related to your site, and post comments relevant to the particular blog post, in ...
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Back link report

Is there an application or site that can generate a back link report for a give web page? The sort of information I'd like to see in this report, for each back link, would be: Page's Title Page's ...
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What is a good way to get many inbound links to your site?

How do you get links to your site from other sites?