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I used one of these templates, in fact, I like using templates and use them often, and they all required a backlink in the footer. However, things have changed. Bare with me while I tell you a story. One Sunday night kind of late, I got a panic call from one of these template designers asking me to remove the link from the footer of a fairly large site. I ...


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Watch out, because too many dofollow backlinks to this template website from other users like you may trigger an unnatural link penalty on that template website (not your website). And, if you are pointing to a penalized website with a dofollow link, Google will question the trust it can put into your own website. So, yes it might impact negatively your ...


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There will be a small loss to your internal links, as some of your page rank will flow to them, but they are the ones gambling with a penalty since SEO spam is about inbound links. Ultimately, a developer credit is quite common, and you need more than one bad link to poison a site. You should be fine.


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If you are worried about duplicate content, then asking affiliates to use the canonical tag would work. I personally suspect any penalty will be more about the links. If it was duplicate content, then your affiliates would also have been hit (well, whichever Google chose as canonical would do fine, and the others would be pushed down the rankings). ...


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Start by making those backlinks nofollow in your snippets and tell your dealers to make them nofollow too. Your way of creating backlinks is now considered illegitimate. You will not recover the rankings your used to have through them, unfortunately.


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For future reference. If you are using Universal Google Analytics then you can use Channel Grouping to add a specific referrer to a specific channel. You can also add things to channels based on medium and etc. Very useful. This setting is under Admin -> Channel Setting


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301ing will allow you to keep all traffic whilst the search engines re-index, so that is the most important to do. This should be on all pages, not just any that have links. Personally, I think Option 2 would make for a good signal that the links are still relevant (not, for example, someone buying and 301ing a site just for page rank). However, Google ...


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It sounds like you are going about this the wrong way. You have access over your site, but not the other sites. It would seem more sensible to set up redirects of any pages you move. That way, any link pointing to the old page would find themselves on the new page without having to update their links. 301 links are best, but since internal sites ...


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Yes back link is a huge factor. But Google uses about 200 ranking factors in their algorithm. Here you go with all these: http://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors Watch this graph to know the percentage of each ranking factor.


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Yes sorta. Backlink counts often do not mean anything. I used to have over 8000 backlinks, but because these were mostly created by scraper sites, the value of most links was near zero. I have sense solved this problem. The quality of the linking site is important as well as authority, PageRank of the specific page, any trust authority of the site, and so ...


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In basic terms... yes. More realistically... the quality of those links is what really matters. Getting good links will push your site up the listings, but bad (spammy) links can potentially get a site penalised. Also, some links have a "nofollow" tag which means they have no benefit. If you google "Page Rank" you should find out the theory behind this. ...


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http://moz.com/blog/how-wpmuorg-recovered-from-the-penguin-update This is exactly how to be hit by G.Penguin. Better to nofollow those links. It also depends on your backlinks profile too (i.e. do you just have a few backlinks and then 60'000+links from 1 website?). Website design companies and others have been penalized for follwed footer links in ...



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