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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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Linking to site from same server SEO impact

I've heard that linking to a site from the same server is bad for SEO. If the link is set to rel no-follow, would that be OK?
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Difference betweeen hidden links and blogroll link kept hidden?

I was reading about hidden links. I had a question in mind that when I use WordPress's blogroll option, it asks me to either show the link or keep it hidden. How is it different than the hidden link ...
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Image hot-linking - is it beneficial for SEO

Are there any SEO benefits to be had from allowing other sites to hotlink our images?
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How to link messenger-usernames on a website?

I want to link usernames of instant-messengers (for example ICQ, AIM, YIM, MSN, Skype,...) on my website. For Skype i might use <a href="callto:username">Skype: username</a> But what ...
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Do URL shorteners such as bit.ly affect SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO and URL Shortners I am wanting to do tracking on links which I provide on my blog and was looking at something like bit.ly to do this, but I was wondering if this ...
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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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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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Worth shortening all your long slugs?

If you have a lot of posts with long slugs, for ex, 40-places-to-eat-snickers-bars-when-hungry, is it worth converting them to something shorter? For ex: places-to-eat-snickers-bars. I've read a few ...
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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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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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SEO effects of linking to subdomain

I have http://hollywoodnose.com as a main site. Then I have http://forum.hollywoodnose.com as the subdomain. I'm cautious to link to the subdomain from the main site. I did this before and droped ...
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Disable outbound links without letting others know that

Is there a way I can tell google not to follow external links ( pointing to other sites) without letting other know. I know you can disable outbound links by putting rel=nofollow or something in ...
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Google Analytics doesn't show the correct landing page for my Facebook ads [closed]

Most of the visitors to my site are supposed to come from an external link with URL example.com/en/var from Facebook ads but Google Analytics shows that most of the landing page is example.com/var ...
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Tips for managing internal and external links using WordPress [closed]

So I'm looking for ways to optimize my site for user and search engine purposes. I've read several articles and looked at several different plugins. To say the least, I'm thoroughly confused as what ...
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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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lot of internal links to one not relevant internal page may distort google's opinion of site content?

if I have a lot of pages talking about cars, and nearly any of them point to /gray-cars.htm or /city-cars.htm because they are the most sold ones... do you think that /red-cars.htm and ...
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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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What to do with repeated content (anchor text) in internal search results when it comes to SEO?

On a website that delivers internal search results for products, within the results listing we have a repeating link to "add to favourites" (not browser-bookmarks, but user profile related) in every ...
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Building links towards Category Pages?

I am current building some links and I want to get the best results out of it. I have had links towards my homepage, as well as detail page but not many are towards my category page. I assume having ...
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SEO Is it Good or Bad to add Company Name to Title Attribute? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO? So while I'm filling out title / alt attributes I noticed I was just automatically adding my company name to almost ...
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Will internal tracking links (redirecting to outbound URLs) hurt my Google rankings?

On my site I have multiple internal tracking links (eg. /track/link/12) which direct the user to an internal tracking script which subsequently redirects the user to some outbound URL. Common ...
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Direct-Linking file hosting? [closed]

Hello I'm developing a project, and I need to know is there a file hosting which support direct links to txt, zip? I have tried some free hosting sites, but all I do is get 403 forbidden when trying ...
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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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Is there an alternate resource similar to Mozscape by SEOmoz?

I was wondering if there is an alternate (free or paid) resource similar to SEOmoz's Linkscape (now Mozscape) where the entire web is indexed and a website's entire link profile is scraped and ...
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New to a webhost and nothing linked is appearing

I have a problem with my new web host. I recently switched my site from a free to a paid host and it was working fine on the free. Now however, when I go to the index page no formatting or anything ...
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short and friendly URL for affiliate links

This is my first question here on Pro Webmaster... I'm really glad to be here! I believe this question will have a simple answer but I'm starting with htaccess and I want to learn something about ...
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SEO Value in redirected link?

Our local Chamber of Commerce has an incoming link to us, but they are using an internal ASP page to process the link and using a 302 redirect to send that page to our site. So our anchor text on ...
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Free link checker for large website?

Can anyone recommend a free, thorough online link checker for a fairly large website?
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Exit link tracking with timestamped logs on 3rd party content

I want to track clicks on exit links, that are placed in 3rd party content, for example on Twitter. I also need the timestamps of the clicks. Google Analytics can't be embedded in 3rd party content. ...
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Creating a subdomain (sub.domain.com) for special posts on a blog: Good idea?

I have created a few plugins and themes that I want to have special pages for. Now I do not want to make a complete new website or page for all the different plugins. Instead I want to have normal ...
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403 Forbidden Error?

I recently ran Xenu link checker on my site. I link to several Wikipedia pages and ever wiki page generates a 403 code. Here is an example of the message: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska ...
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Poll component not showing Home link in breadcrumb

With the joomla's default Poll component, when I go to vote, and it takes me to the results page, the Home link disappears from the Breadcrumb navigation. Is there a way to make the breadcrumb ...
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Thousands of 404 errors in Google Webmaster Tools

Because of a former error in our ASP.Net application, created by my predecessor and undiscovered for a long time, thousands of wrong URLs where created dynamically. The normal user did not notice it, ...
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What's causing warnings when clicking a link in a newsletter/email message?

I've created a html email newsletter (sending it through campaign monitor) and some of my receivers complain that they get a warning when they're clicking on links in my email. Warning this web ...
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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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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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How Can I Get Rid of This Hidden Link?

I recently downloaded a WP Theme and started building a page. However, if I scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, I notice a hidden link for an adult toy store. I have searched all of the ...
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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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How to have html display a link, but open a javascipt function instead?

I have an html page, and I need a link to show that the user would be going to 'example.html', when really, the link goes to 'javascipt:ajaxLoad(example.html);'. EDIT: I went over to stackexchange, ...
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Rel no follow on EVERY link?

Forgive me for asking such a simple question, I understand why you would want to rel nofollow untrusted links (forum posts, blog comments etc), but why would you not want to do it on EVERY link on ...
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Changing links names and search engines

I was wondering If I change all my links names which is about 2000 links will it effect my seo score and search engine rankings? And how should I warn search engines? I want to change my links from. ...
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where should I use new → I see everywhere?

I currently use to refer to an external link on my personal website. However recently I have started noticing extended use of → for links. Is this a replacement for ? or is it used to convey some ...
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Can I use asterisks in URLs?

Are there any reasons I shouldn't use an asterisk (*) in a URL? Background: With asterisks, I could provide these nice and user friendly (or what do you think??) URLs: ...
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“Pay with a link” - ethical for SEO?

There are a number of "Pay with tweet" type services where you get access to a download (pdf/ebook etc) if you tweet or Facebook like. Are there any services that do similar for 'normal' links (Blogs ...
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Which current stock mobile browsers support linked phone numbers by default?

The better question is, are there any that currently DO NOT support auto linking of phone numbers by default? Main support for iPhone, Android, BB, Windows Phone, Palm. I'm trying to determine if I ...
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Online dead link alert service

I'm looking for an online service that will periodically (daily) check for broken links on my site (~100 pages). I see lots of tools that you can download and run, and indeed have used such tools in ...
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Increasing the pagerank to my blogs index page, removing the links to posts

I want to increase page rank on my main index blog page and categories. If i remove the links to my posts from my index page and have only links to categories, will that help? Anyone tried it? Ty
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Is link trading a recommended method of SEO?

I've read in some places that link trading is a good way to get in-bound links, but read in other places that link trading is punished by search engines. Should I use link trading or is it ...