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What are the implications of one site having thousands of links to yours?

Using Webmaster I can see the home page of a related site has 100,000 + links to my site. I assume this is because there are tons of pages on this site and a link to our site is in the footer. My ...
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Workaround a huge number of image links on a page? [SEO]

I have a page that often contains large image galleries displayed with thumbnails linking to the actual images. They are then rerouted with JavaScript to open an overlay gallery instead, but I noticed ...
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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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Why did my Google links disappear after a redesign?

I recently did a complete redesign of my site. As soon as Google picked up the changes (I could tell because the excerpt in the search results was brought up to date), I noticed that my traffic ...
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Is there a spider / link checker that can start deep inside a login-protected site

We use vendor hosted Blackboard for our distance education courses, but host course multimedia on our own servers. The multimedia server has been moved and the domain has changed. Blackboard DBAs have ...
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Link form correct, or, punishable by search engines?

I have the following dilemma with the links of a WordPress blog that I work with, I don't know if the way it creates the link to the images is ok or not so good. For example: Article URL: ...
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Will moving a WordPress from one location to another result in broken links

I am having a WordPress installed at www.mydomain.com/blog/wordpress/ I am planning to move it to www.mydomain.com/blog/ Will this cause any 404 broken links? This question may seem stupid but please ...
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Depth of URLs and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? Does the depth of an URL affect SEO/Pagerank? Is there any max or optimal level for URL depth? If you have, lets say, a ...
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Do own brand organic searches improve your overall SEO?

I noticed something interesting at https://www.wisepricer.com/partner.php Every outgoing link is actually a Google Search, rather than a link to the partner's domain. So it got me wondering, can ...
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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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Can a CMS be installed in a central location to be used by multiple sites? [closed]

These days I have to develop a lot of websites where each is based on a certain CMS, ie. Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla. Instead of always copying the files of each CMS to my project folder, is it ...
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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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Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO?

The title attribute is an HTML standard element available across most tags. e.g. <li><a title="Widgets listed by household function" href="/widgets/by-function.html">by ...
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SEO for maps-based websites that require user interaction

I have a website that basically shows a lot of locations worldwide on a Google Maps like interface. The map itself is built using the Leaflet library and Open Street Map tiles. In the map, I show ...
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Text contents as links

This page on my website (Arabic) contain Verses of Quran. Every word of the verse is linked to the search page to perform a search for this word in the Quran. (the first four words are highlighted by ...
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How can I avoid a classifieds site network as being labled as a link farm?

I have a local classifieds website. We started as one, and now we want to open it up to the surrounding communities. Here is how we currently have it structured. There are 3 domains: classifieds1.com ...
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Is <a href=“#”>link</a> a broken link?

When using empty URL fragment links, to send a user to the top of the page (e.g. <a href="#">return to top</a>), are these links considered broken or invalid? One of my tools is returning ...
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Is it against Google Webmaster Policy to accept paid guest blog posts?

When people email me to "sponsor" or buy a blog post, is that illigal according to google rules? Or is it only illegal when they request a straight up link placement in exchange for cash? Also, will ...
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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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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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Is this a link scheme? If so, what to do? what problems can i face?

I was asked to remodel a website, and decided to check its rank on alexa. Surprisingly, there are many, many different websites linking to it, none relevant. One particular thing about it is that ...
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Multiple links on a webpage pointing to the same URL

Does having multiple links on a webpage pointing to same internal URL impact your PR negatively? Would it look spammy or will the repeated links just be ignored?
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HTML favicon wont show on google chrome

I am making a HTML page that is unpublished and that I just started. The first thing I wanted to do was add a favicon to appear next to the title. I'm using google chrome and I noticed that other ...
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Linking competitor with the same keyword i am targeting : Good or Bad for Seo?

I am linking one of my competitors from my site for the same keyword which is I am targeting for my site (My competitor is paying me for that). For Example: Me and my competitor both are targeting ...
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How important are SEO Friendly URLs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one? Currently, my URLs look something like http://mydomain.ext/question/5 where question is the ...
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I want to trace the activity of my customize link sent via email or on chat to my custome

I want to trace the activity of my customize link sent via email or on chat to my customer. Activity like : whether they opened the link or not? How much time they were on page? examples: I ...
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“Most linked content” - a page has disappeared

So for my site, under "Most linked content" there is a whole list of pages, but one top page has recently disappeared. It used to be on the list with about 1000+ incoming links. Now it's totally gone. ...
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Can i link to other websites in my newsletter?

I'm intrested in adding several intresting articles on my newsletter from other websites. Am i allowed to do that in general or every website has it's own rules?
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Is having a 'home' navigation item on the home page negative to your sites SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines penalise ‘Home’ links and/or buttons? My work colleague has recently had conversations with some SEO consultants and after those conversations she has ...
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Disadvantage of creating tracking source

Is there disadvantages of creating your own link tracking source (Example: ?src=publication ) instead of using Google's utm_source? Two things that I see that it's an advantage using my own tracking ...
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219 views

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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Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?

There seem to be conflicting answers on this question. The most relevant ones seem to be at least a year or two old, so I thought it would be worth re-asking this question. My gut says it's ok, ...
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Easy way to identify pages which are index, but not linked to on my site

I'm just wondering if there is an easy way to find out what pages Google has indexed, that are not directly linked on my site, for example: www.mysite.com/skype.html originally had a link in my site ...
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linking Google AdWords account to Google Analytics account

I have a Google Analytics account that has two profiles, one for www.ayrshireminis.com and one for www.crmpicco.co.uk. I have a Google AdWords account that I would like to link to my Google Analytics ...
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Facebook contest policy no-no?

I would like to post a link on a Facebook page where it will exit Facebook entirely and go to a client's website, where people will be on a page (client's) where they can enter their e-mail address to ...
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Referrer Strings

I'm not exactly sure how to ask this, but here I go. I work for a company that provides IT services. Our main costumer has a website developed by WebCompany.com, and I act as a maintainer/middle-man ...
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How can I see what Wikipedia pages link to my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I see what pages on the internet link to my site? According to webworth.info, my website is linked to within Wikipedia. Where in the world is that reference ...
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Do twitter links adversely affect SEO?

I had planned on making a page according to a specific theme using content populated from the Twitter search API. With the new display requirements, I see I am obliged to include hash links, twitter ...
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SEO: Make hashtag links look static

So I have a website which displays all my content vertically. (like modern websites often do these days). Thus I can't create static links to each section. I'm currently handling the scrolling with ...
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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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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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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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Strange incoming links appearing on site statistics

Last year, I started a small blog on wordpress.com. Most of my blog posts are about computational statistics. When I look at the site stats, I've noticed a number of strange incoming links. Usually, ...
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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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How does missing links influence the Google ranking?

I changed a lot on my website and I want to know if this affects the Google ranking negatively.
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How to find delicious links?

Delicious links don't show up in Google webmaster tools. I have at least one page with 100+ links from delicious.com to it, since two years ago or more, but webmaster tools doesn't show it. Is there ...
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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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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 ...