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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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How can I create links in javascript that are crawlable by search engines?

If I use JavaScript + jQuery, for example, does links inserted in $(document).ready() will be available for crawling? How can I insert crawlable links in JavaScript?
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Pins on Pinterest link to 404 - yet link is valid

this is a really strange one. I've set up a bunch of pins on Pinterest linking through to our services which all work fine. Then I decided to do the same on our blog articles (we use Wordpress), yet ...
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Adding a link to an article to footer in Joomla 1.7

I need to create a link in footer of my template (for example a TOS link). My footer has a position. How can I create such a link in Joomla 1.7? Which module can do this?
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Web page has well over 100 anchor tags - how to improve SEO without taking anchors out?

I have a website where the main menu has 10 level 1 items and each has roughly 10 level 2 items plus there are links in the header and footer and side bar plus some links in the content. All these ...
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Landing pages explained more, and Ad landing pages need inlink from the webiste they promote?

After reading here what's a landing page is and some other articles i understood there are 2 types of landing pages, the Ad ones for commercial and the SEO ones. AD (COMMERCIAL) LANDING PAGES In ...
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456 views

Joomla! Link redirects to another template

I have a website on Joomla. I'm using a template (called "Mall") and when I click a link from the navbar, that link redirects me to another template. I would like to know what's the problem.
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487 views

SEO link's anchor text - does it matter if is it plain or in other tag?

Description I will give below some links examples in HTML code: <a href="./add.php?page=1" target="_blank"><div class="menu-button" id="menu-btn-3">Add</div></a> <a ...
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Does using HTML header tags as links have any SEO downside?

My homepage has several internal links which I would like to use as header tags. For example: <h2> <a href="http://www.example.com/about/"> About example.com </a> </h2> Does ...
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348 views

Is it considered blackhat SEO to have hidden text within links?

My aim is to simply be informative about where a link is pointing to search engines. I have some content that is listed by name and then I have a "Permalink" button. Would it be blackhat SEO to add ...
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Why do some webmasters avoid putting direct links on their pages?

I've seen this more than often in many websites, that the webmaster avoids putting direct links on the page, instead they use a redirect such as following: ...
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Using the same keywords in many URLs [duplicate]

I have a service similar to the URL shortening service bit.ly. The link generation method is similar but the site is not. A user uses my site just like the mentioned bit.ly, but I offer a different ...
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Most used social bookmarking sites for sharing? [closed]

A lot of WordPress sites have a "share this post to xxx" link. I was wondering which "xxx" people click the most? A top 5 or something like that. I know Twitter and Facebook are in the list, but are ...
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287 views

How do you find all the links to disavow for a Google reconsideration request? [duplicate]

A few months ago I received the following notification on Google Webmaster for a website I look after. Unnatural links to your site—impacts links Google has detected a pattern of unnatural ...
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Can you disavow a whole domain apart from the index page?

Many years ago I may have bought a few sitewide links for some of my sites, these have now come back to haunt me and I need to sort them out. I've tried to contact the owners but they're too lazy to ...
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Links shortener with advanced reporting? [closed]

I am searching for a script (preferably in PHP) or an external solution which lets me create an "URL shortener" with advanced reports. We have been using Google Short Links for a while: it works ...
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2k views

Linking to Wikipedia. What’s the impact on SEO?

I have a content generated site and I am planning to write a tool that data mines the content and links it to relevant articles on Wikipedia I wanted to understand the SEO cost of doing this link. ...
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Do search engines index mailto and tel links?

I have a website that allows users to display their email address and contact number on their public profile page. These would be in link format, example: <a href="mailto:user%40email.com" ...
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333 views

Does rel=“nofollow” link helps in SEO

I have read that links to rel="nofollow" doesn't help in pagerank or SEO. I used google webmaster tool to find out the external links pointing to my website. In results i found some links from ...
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351 views

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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154 views

Replacing an existing website – SEO considerations for broken links?

I have built a new website to replace a client's existing company website on the same URL. The content is entirely different, and none of the page links are the same. Do I have any issues to worry ...
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678 views

SEO impact of links without href

I have some links on my site that are used only with JavaScript, hence they don't need a href attribute. I'm doing so because there's no need to have the URL displayed in the browser. Is there any ...
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Does internal link in-page placement (up-down) effect crawl likeness?

I'm trying to encourage Google to crawl more of a specific dynamic section in my site which he's 'neglecting'. I have internal links from my more popular section to this section, but those are at the ...
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Ajax results page for outbound links - Should I make it SEO?

I run a movie review site. I have two main directories: /movies - AJAX only This page links to movie reviews, where 99% are to original content on external sites and 1% is to my own reviews in the ...
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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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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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Which order of the links is important? Visible, or in source code?

I heard that Google bot places weight on links, according to their order in the page. So the first link is higher in importance, relevance etc. Is it true? And if so, I wonder how the "order" is ...
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Adding tracking to a link without rewriting the link

I use goo.gl as my url shortener when posting to social media and I really like the analytics it gives me: I'd like to get similar tracking information for who turns up to my homepage via social ...
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Absolute vs relative links

Our site's navigation links are currently in relative form: <a href="/section"> The SEO company I mentioned in my previous question recommends we change them to absolute links: <a ...
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Microsoft update site has no SSL

We need to put a link to Microsoft update site. But we come from SSL and Microsoft has no SSL activated for their update site. Is there any common workaround?
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Is it acceptable SEO to have rel=“nofollow” on internal links that are not part of my keyword strategy?

After reviewing my content keywords in Webmaster Tools, it seems that Google is identifying the text in non-relevant links as keywords. Is it acceptable practice to implement rel="nofollow" within the ...
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Fake Links Showing up in Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster tools is reporting a large increase in 'not found errors' on my site, and I see approximately 1700 'Not Found Errors over the past 2 months. All of them are for a url that is ...
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366 views

Dynamically change page content based on URL parameter?

The title of my question seems simple but here is an example of what I want to do: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infant-jaundice/DS00107 What happens on that page is whenever you click on a link ...
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How to fix unknown broken link error in WordPress?

I've been working on a client website and found that there are broken links. I have fixed most of the links. Most of the broken links are generated from comments. So I fixed them. But still when I ...
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52 views

External links from search engine - Redirect?

I am making a site which is designed to contain a large amount of links to other sites, much like a search engine. I have seen two different approached with regards to linking to external sites. ...
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Web designer's link back to own website (rel=“designer” / rel=“nofollow”)

I read somewhere that web designers' habit of placing a default "follow" link in the footer of their client websites is bad for SEO. Is this true? If so, should we use rel="nofollow" instead. I ...
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Linking out to other websites and SEO

I have searched for this, but couldn't find anyone actually asking this same question. I'd be happy to be pointed to a previous answer though. I have built a one page website that links to other ...
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Is there any benefit to put rel='nofollow' on mailto links?

Since bots have a fixed budget to spend to crawl websites on a regular basis, does it makes sense to mark mailto links with rel='nofollow' to make sure them don't spend time on these (especially if ...
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Link goes to specific location of page

What makes the user go to a specific location on a new html page? Not the current page. For example, when you click this link, you don't end up starting at the top like you normally would. ...
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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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Do I really need to remove special characters in a URL?

I have an FTP account shared with friends where we upload underground music albums and then we use the links to share the downloads in a music forum. The problem is that the album names are in french ...
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Why Facebook profiles are Google-searchable?

Facebook has around 1B user profiles. They can be found by searching in Google. However, I don't think these profiles are linked from anywhere, so how could Google discover them? As far as I know, ...
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About 80-100 external links on a page? Should I just drop the page for SEO?

I have a page on my website that has a bulleted list. In each bullet, there is an external link, and there are about 80-100 links (80-100 bullets) in that list. That list links to all of the SWFs for ...
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Would this type of rich anchor text hurt my SEO?

I have a site structure and it kind of looks like this: Home Fruit Flavors Apple Flavors Banana Flavors Pear Flavors Plum Flavors Grape Flavors ...
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611 views

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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Guest Post Opportunities - To Post or Not to Post

I have a modest blog with a PageRank of 2 which I have been writing myself for the past couple of years. Recently I received a request that someone wanted to write a guest post on my blog ... with a ...
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Are no “rel” attribute backlinks dofollow or nofollow?

I have signed up for Alexa's one month free and they gave me an option to list two extra links to my site. These extra two links do not have a rel attribute, although the main link (1st) to my site ...
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Nofollow: a good thing for SEO or not?

I read a while ago, on this site, (sorry, can't find the link), that Google sees anchors with nofollow attributes as paid links and mentioned for affiliates. I thought that using a nofollow for ...
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Is URL without HTTP a hyperlink for SEO?

In my spam check I don't accept comments which contain a http:// or https://. But many spam I'm getting are specifying this in HTML: <a href="www.example.com" ..... Can this link be considered ...
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Google PageRank calculation

I know this might be a stupid question, but I have recently heard, that Google PageRank takes into account links from my sites to big pages, i.e. when I link to big sites, my site get more PageRank. ...