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

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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?
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What is linkbaiting?

I have been wandering around some SEO sites this evening and have been seeing this term linkbaiting. The word bait kind of makes it not sound so great. What exactly is linkbaiting and how does it ...
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Backlinks: How does a company's name as the anchor text help with SEO?

Often I see footer links like: SEO by COMPANY NAME How does this help with SEO other than helping a company rank for "Company Name"? When nearby words like "SEO by" get picked up by a search engine ...
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Ratio of No-follow & Do-follow Backlinks

I know that when it comes to obtaining backlinks, a no-follow is pretty much worthless. However, does Google (or other major search engines) penalize for sites that have nothing but do-follow links? ...
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Should I bother with a Business.com Listing?

I keep getting promotion codes from business.com stating that I can get a listing at $100 discount. However, that's still $199 and I'm not clear about the benefit. I would understand if I was paying ...
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What are the best blogs for submitting new startups?

There are some blogs where user can submit their start-ups for a review. Among them TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, StartupTunes, The Next Web etc are common. But what are others we can try submitting our ...
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SEO - PageRank on Facebook pages, but pages have no back links to them?

have a look at these two pages: 1) http://www.facebook.com/zvz.ro (PageRank 4 from Google toolbar) Amazingly it has got NO links to it (you can see it with Majestic SEO free report): ...
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Do irrelevant links help PageRank?

I was recently asked for a link exchange between my PR1 site and someone's PR4 site. They are not related, and even in different languages. Disregarding the degraded user experience and assuming the ...
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Subdomains as external backlinks

as far as I know backlinks are good for SEO when they come from external or websites or domains, what about subdomain? do they have the same value of external backlinks or they are just like internal ...
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Information about links disappeared from Webmaster Tools

I discovered that all information about links to my site disappeared from Google Webmaster Tools. Last time I checked the "Links to your site" page in GWT there was nice list of linking domains and ...
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How to discredit hacked links pointing at my company's website

The competition of one of my company's websites has started a really dirty campaign of acquiring hack links. One of their ingenious tactics has been to seed in links to OUR site withing their hack ...
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How to effectively use an overseas SEO team?

My company is currently in contract with a 20+ person team in the Philippines, previously used for comment linking and guest blogging spun content articles. This is a practice that we're stopping, but ...
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Is there value in creating additional backlinks when you're already first on Google?

My site is already ranked #1 in Google for the keywords I care about, but I'd still like to increase traffic. Is there value in trying to create additional backlinks to my site?
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Free Website Marketing & Backlinks? [closed]

What are some good places to advertise my websites for free? I've already submitted them to Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. Now, I am looking for some places I can create legitimate backlinks. Does ...
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quickest way to research a set of pages backlinks

I have a list of 300+ pages (they were chosen based on which pages rank for a keyword I'm interested in) and I want to compile a list all the (known) inbound links to those pages. What's the fastest ...
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Where can I find good link exchange programs and forums?

googling didnt worked in finding good link exchange programs.Has anyone of you tried an automatic link exchange program?My sites page rank has fallen from 3 to 1.Please help
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Does Google value links to a page's named anchors (#) as equal to links to the page w/o the anchor?

Occasionally my site gets links directly to a sub-section of a page via a named anchor, e.g. /mypage.html#section1 Does Google give this link equal weight as a link to /mypage.html?
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Tag link suggestion plugin for WordPress?

Every time I write a post I make sure I add links to words that I have tags for. For example: "The economy of Brazil has improved in the last few years" This ensures that when people re-post my ...
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Are backlink generators helpful?

I will keep my question simple and short.Are backlink generators helpful and should we use them?If not, why?
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Download/submission directories are dead? Are they good for SEO?

We have just released a new major software product version. In the past if you wanted visibility you would create a standardized pad file and you would submit it to hundreds of directories or you ...
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Different data for www and no-www in Google Webmasters Tools

My Webmasters Tools home page contains example.com and www.example.com in the sites section. There is a rewrite rule (301 redirect) on my server that redirects all requests from www.example.com to ...
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How do I build backlinks?

I've recently made a site and I want to know how to go about making backlinks?
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What are natural growth rates for incoming and outgoing links?

Appears to be no more than 10-15% per month, is that correct? Also, along the same lines, what the max amount of outbound link a site can start out with and not be canned as spam.
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What is a “back link” and how does it affect search ranking?

I have heard about back links but am not sure what they are or how they affect search rankings and search engine optimization.
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Link to another website and track clicks on the link while also keeping the link “valuable” from a SEO point of view

I want to build a small directory for programming-related websites only and I'm a little bit confused at the moment. I want to be able to track how many times visitors clicked links to certain ...