My question to the SEO guru's on Stackoverflow is as the title says:
Do toxic backlinks really influece your DA for Google since it is a 3rd party metric?
I started a new website and bought some backlinks. Unfortunately most of them are seen as "toxic" by Semrush.The SEO dude whom I bought it from said to me:
DA, PA, Toxicity and so on are all 3rd-party metrics and Google does not care about them. These links are fine and will increase your website at Google.
For all my other websites, I always disavowed any link that was even remotely toxic. But now it made me wonder... is the guy right and honest?
I mean... some URL'S look like this:
I mean, to me personally that looks wonky and I would have disavowed that link.
I hope you guys (and girls) can share your experience with me and explain to me, once and for all, if I should ignore 3rd party metrics.