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You may also want to disavow these links. It could potentially appear like you purchased links from a garbage SEO provider helping to sell you links to increase your rankings. This behavior gets penalized commonly, and you'll need to disavow those links to Google knows that you were weren't hoping to get any ranking benefit from the added backlinks. You ...


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Unfortunately there's not much you can do. You can't prevent these other (hacked) sites from linking to you. Besides, once Google has found these (now erroneous) URLs, it is likely to continue crawling them for sometime to come, even when the inbound link is (eventually) removed. You are already doing the correct thing, in returning a 404. A genuine 404 is ...


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When Google determines that your site is having problems, it will slow down the rate at which it crawls. If your site is less responsive, or is giving Google 500 errors, Google will make fewer request per day to your site as a whole. Googlebot will never give up on any particular URL. Google will come back and try that URL again. How soon it comes ...


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There is no easy way to measure this as there doesn't appear to be a hard limit and Google is so complex it's difficult to measure. However, the more intermittent the service the lower an URL will rank as it accrues a performance penalty. This would lead me to guess that it's based on a curve rather than a binary 'indexed' or 'not indexed'. The only thing ...



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