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

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Are outgoing redirect links crawled and indexed?

I've seen a site linking to external sites like this : <a href="http://www.example.com/layouts/lorem/linktrackinglayout.aspx?redirUrl=http://www.othersite.com" target="_blank"> <img ...
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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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Why Analytics showing non existing pages in active pages?

I am facing weired suitation in my analytics tool , My website getting referrals from a porn site and I can see some porn related pages in active page section in analytic report ( both in real-time ...
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Backlinks coming in from strange/unknown referrer

am new on stackexchange, so I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post. I am in the midst of clearing up links to my website and came across this one coming from this site/blog: ...
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When does a good link become toxic

It is my understanding and correct me if I'm wrong but with Google's penguin and daily BACKLINK algorithms it will do several checks before rewarding for the link. It will then regularly check that ...
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How do I add backlinks for an online-only home-based business for someone who does not wish to disclose their home address?

I'm a web developer who occasionally helps friends create website and improve their SEO. I have one friend who is starting an online woodworking business, but they have no storefront. They only want ...
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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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PageRank or SiteRank

When I visit our website via the root domain we have a Google PR of 3, yet when I go into any other page there is not a Google PR displayed. For example, the blog on our website does not have any ...
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Link exchange with collaborators - is it punishable? [duplicate]

I have a link exchange on my website. We find partners which are interesting for our users (Erasmus students), and make a collaboration where we both exchange blog posts and a link on our website, and ...
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How to find out which links of website posted on Twitter

I recenlty noticed many requests from Twitterbot user agent in my website's logs which I believe it doesn't crawl by itself unless someone is posting links of my website on Twitter. These posts might ...
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Is hidden backlink blackhat SEO?

See below link. It will create a huge backlink for me if I put it on dynamically generated blog posts. Is it a blackhat SEO strategy? <a href="http://example.com" style="display: ...
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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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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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Google WMT and other tools report no backlinks to my website (even though there are), why?

I've read quite a bit and spent countless hours last month trying to improve SEO for a website I've built. I understand there's no way to see 100% of the backlinks and various tools give only part of ...
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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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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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Does shortened URL carry less weight in terms of SEO?

Which backlink would carry more weight in terms of SEO between the original URL to a webpage (like http://www.example.com/Zqe9) or a URL shortened from Google (like goo.gl/Zqe9)?
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How often are “Links to Your Site” updated in the Google Webmaster tool?

How often are "Links to Your Site" updated in the Google Webmaster tool? I found this thread with various replies on the matter, from "every few days" and "around 20 to 30 days" to "backlinks to my ...
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SEO hurt by unrelated links? Long term linking, spammy terms

I have a couple of questions regarding SEO ranking as it pertains to spam sites linking to my site. I have a niche website that allows people to create their own web pages for free. A couple of years ...
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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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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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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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Multiple sites, same markup, different content, tier linkage = SEO penalty?

I've developed a site, and I'd like to apply the exact same theme with the same HTML markup but different CSS styling to multiple different sites on different domains. The sites will be related in ...
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Where do analysis tools get their social metrics from? [closed]

Where do analysis tools like Ahrefs.com and TrafficTravis and ButtonSpace get their social metric data from? They show my site as having lots of Google +1s but I just added a Google page and it only ...
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Google Webmaster Tools indicates “Links to Your Site” Dropped 91% after some site changes

Today I noticed that "Links To Your Site" in Google Webmaster Tools dropped from 2130 to 23, and from 122 domains to 11 domains. That's more than a 90% decrease!! After some researching, I noticed ...
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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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Can having the same contact information for multiple interlinked sites harm rankings?

I have multiple web pages under different domains with identical design but different unique content. That content is valuable for the users. The only content that is duplicated is the contact ...
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Disavow file updating

i uploaded my disavow file about 2 weeks ago, by google webmaster-tools. but now; i want to delete some urls from the list (updating disavow.txt).. if i update my disavow .txt(delete old one, and ...
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Do 'Created By' links add values to my website?

I am developing several websites and I usually place a 'created by' link at the bottom next to copyright to promote my job. Is this a valuable link? Even if it comes from completely different sites ...
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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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Thousands of backlinks from Meetup.com

I have been wondering something for a while now. We have a manual penalty from Google on unnatural linking. When I check out "Links to your site" in Webmaster Tools we have 11,387 links from ...
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Website hacked and redirected with 1700 spam backlinks [duplicate]

Ok, so here is the deal. I have a client that got a website with me. But before he did one day he was hacked and his website had about 120 links and in the middle of december his site all the sudden ...
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Thousands Of RSS Feed Backlinks

We have two separate business sites: .US and .AU which are pretty similar, but we actually don't operate the .Au site content or upkeep ourselves. When I'm checking backlinks (in Google Webmaster ...
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Complete list of my backlinks

i want to detect all my toxic backlinks. but first of all, Do you have any idea 'how can i get complete list of my sites backlinks'? (all of them) you know; we can check it from webmaster-tools, but ...
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How do I know if backlinks are hurting my search rankings?

The previous owner had disavowed 400+ backlinks, but I know that some of them were very good and high quality. I un-disavowed them. (Avowed?) I don't know what they were thinking, but how do I ...
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How does JavaScript and links that power “Add to your site” content affect SEO?

Lots of big sites share their contents via 'add to your site' scripts. (scripts, we use on left column etc.. my portfolio script, sport news script etc...) Is this harmful to content owner site? It ...
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Hidden link For SEO and back link for our clients site we developed

We are a web design and development Company. We create many site and we have lot of portfolio items. Normally we put link in footer of sites for we developed as very small text. Some client and US ...
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Why isn't Google Webmaster Tools reporting this backlink?

Index page <html> <head> <title>Links</title> <meta name="robots" CONTENT="index, follow" /> </head> <body> <div ...
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Is this link toxic or not? ( For Disavow file )

You know, there are tons of sites on the internet which check the value of sites, showing traffic details about sites, seo score checker sites, whois checker sites etc.. Also, some of them are 4-5-6 ...
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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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Are links within SlideShare presentations indexed by search engines?

I have created a PDF presentation including links to a site I own on the last slide. So far, such links are not reported in Google Webmaster Tools. When I search Google for the presentation, I can ...
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Is getting more than 300 backlinks from a site OK for SEO?

I once mentioned my site on a site and now after 2 months I see more than 300 links to my site from that site according to Google Webmaster Tools. All the links pointing to my root domain. Is this ...
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DMOZ Link SEO Benefit Dead in 2014?

I am considering buying a site listed with same niche as mine that is linked in DMOZ. It is a site dedicated for region. The link is 9 levels down from the root. I check the page rank of the page ...
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Backlink “web” from many sites to many sites = penalty?

im building several Web 2.0 properties that will have backlinks to several websites. Each of the websites is geo-targeted to a different country and sits on that countries top level domain. And my ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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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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Does Googlebot determine the value of a link by its position on the page?

It's well-known that the SEO value of a website basically depends on how much it has been referenced, linked, and shared. From Googlebot's point of view, is a link at the top of a page more valuable ...
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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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Changing main domain, redirect backlinks too?

I have a website and would like to rebrand. I have owned the new domain for about 2 years now and I do have about 40 inbound links from my clients that currently link to the old site. When going live ...
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Should we try to add backlinks using a blog or paid backlink services?

I'm new to SEO, I've just started my business last month and I want to get backlinks, but I don't know where I can start. Should I create a new blog (like Blogger or Tumblr), or use backlink services? ...