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PDF files are crawled and indexed by Google. Links in them do count as backlinks. A few years ago there was a site that got a penalty for distributing PDF files for various websites to post because those files contained links with anchor text of popular search terms. The site on this PDF file resides would have to allow the PDF to be crawled and not ...
GWT backlinks report is not the one to trust too, I think. It may show links from deindexed pages, and do not show the live ones. To check the backlinks use ahrefs or something. GWT is only an additional tool to see. Regarding indexing by search engines, search for the exact text around the link/anchor (or with anchor) and see the results.
I generally peg the approximate value of a topical, low-Pagerank, non-spammy link at about $200 USD. I wouldn't pay more than that for the site in question. There is no clear advantage to DMOZ links compared to other topical, non-spammy links. Google no longer uses them to power the Google Directory or appears to give links from the site any special ...
Generally this is not something to worry about. I am not sure what site is linking to you, it could be a toxic site (definition below). There are many scraper sites (performance sites that scrape Alexa data or keyword sites are the norm) out there that link to the domain root and they are not toxic. They just do not have any value. I have one that has just ...
Try submitting the page containing the backlink to Ping Farm, sometimes, it does accelerate the detection process.
@closetnoc, @PeteS_UK thanks again for your help, and here's an update. I was lucky enough to get a short one-to-one with a Google SEO guru employee through a business organisation I'm involved with. The long and the short of this was that Google have no problem with different domain names 301 redirecting to different pages within the same website. I ...
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