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External links (from other website) that link to your website.

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Can I hide my backlink profile from my competitors?

If you are ranking high then competitors try to check your backlinks and just go on creating links from where you have created. Is there any method to hide links from competitors?
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How to check if a page is indexed for getting a backlink from it?

I have been creating backlinks for a website for the last 2 months. However, I am unable to see any improvement in rankings. How can I check before creating a link on any website, whether or not ...
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

A few of my website's articles have gone "viral." In the process, they got backlinks from other sites. Will these external links help with the ranking of all my articles, including the ones that ...
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How can I tell if a redirect is still externally linked?

I renamed some of my pages (for consistency), and put this into my .htaccess file: Redirect permanent /old/name https://mysite/new/name It's been a while now, and I'd like to delete that ...
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Would search engines consider footer links to my other websites to be toxic?

I have a bunch of websites with recipes from around the world. On the footer of each one of them there are links to the others. I was wondering if this technique is good or not for SEO. I own all of ...
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How to prevent “Links from an external page” Showing links from specific domain?

I use inmotion hosting as my ISP. When I login to my CPANEL and open Awstats, I started seeing recently (about few month ago), the listing under links from external page filling up with all spam sites,...
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Is adding my business link to local business directory/listing good or bad for SEO?

I'm wanting to boost search engine rankings for a business website that offers bootcamp fitness classes in a specific area of UK. I'm aware that link building is a great way to improve search engine ...
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Does backlinking to an IP address affect all domains hosted on it?

If I make a link pointing to a shared hosting IP address, does it have any effect on all domain hosted on it?
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Why do external links on Google Search Console vary so much from month to month

I keep an eye on external links to my website that google reports in its webmaster dashboard for my blog (technical tipps). According to that dashboard, my website has a wildly varying number of ...
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Can backlinks from ebook previews boost domain authority?

I got an offer to contribute as an author to a book, which will be in printed and ebook version. I am wondering if I can increase domain authority of my website, if there is a link to my personal ...
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Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)

While checking metrics in cPanel like visitors, Awstats, and Webalizer, I find tons of Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines). Questions is, are they links countable in ...
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How to see external links using Google Search Console (new version)?

I used to be able to see the external links pointing to my website using Google Search Console, image from here: I believe Google has updated the Web Master and I am not sure how to see the external ...
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How can I disavow or remove Redirected spam site link [duplicate]

I am facing a problem that some redirected spam site linked to my domain. Now my domain spam increased to near 41%. I have submitted disavow request few times, Still getting the same result. Can't ...
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How to rank pages that require user input?

We have an automobile product page where we describe details about the specific car / bike like it's images, videos, news, reviews etc. Now, we are planning to show the price and EMI of these ...
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Is there any problem with posting the same content on multiple Websites?

I find the same question on multiple websites but no one understands the question. means If I create an article and publish on multiple websites, not on my original website. just for backlinking. I ...
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Block backlinks to search results page

For some strange reasons there are hundreds of thousands links from SPAMMY sites linking to search results page of our site. They link to search terms that doesn't even exist on our site.
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rel=“noreferrer noopener” in target=“_blank” external links

In numerous sites I have been reading, they say that you must use rel="noreferrer noopener" when using target="_blank" within external links. I can understand why you should use noopener as a ...
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Would linking back from an adult site to my main portfolio negatively affect rankings?

I recently obtained a customer who runs an adult based nightclub, and built a website for them which has a very large amount of organic traffic from Google. I would like to link from this website to ...
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Is it the responsibility of large website owners to prevent backlink exploits?

This article here describes how Facebook uses a PHP script to handle links to other websites to devalue the pagerank value. Are all large website owners (particularly ones like Facebook who allow ...
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Did click farms make a cloned site out-perform our real site in an SEO attack?

I do a lot of work for a company in a very competitive legal services niche in the UK. Its website does well on search engines because of a healthy (and white hat) backlinks profile and content by a ...
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Can irrelevant external backlinks cause getting worse in a website's Alexa ranking?

It's about a month that my website's (a forum for programming questions) Alexa rating is getting worse day by day, and every time that I look in Google Analytics, bounce rate is increasing and ...
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Migrating out of Medium

I'm moving my company's blog out of Medium to a subdirectory of our domain name. We have three blogs, one on a subdomain (when Medium still allowed it) and two as regular Medium organization blogs. ...
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Question about getting URL backlinks optimized by UTM parameters and its affect on SEO

I am starting to promote my blog posts on forums etc... I have two these questions: When I trying to get backlinks from forums or comments and contributing as a third person talking about our brand ...
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Do deindexed URLs pass link juice? [duplicate]

I am building some backlinks to a page of my website that is high likely to get deindexed (I have to build to that specific page) mainly because of duplicate content. Will my page, if deindexed, pass ...
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How to block external links from websites that have loaded our website in an iframe?

There's website lilpot which has listed URLs to millions of website from it's domain and is loading those websites in iframe. Recently, it has started doing the same for my domain too. We want to ...
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Backlinks to site root versus separate sub pages

From an SEO perspective, are backlinks links to the root of your domain any different than links to subpages? I.e., example.com versus example.com/widget1, example.com/widget2 and example.com/blog/...
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Who will get more benefit if domain1.example is linked to domain2.example

I have two websites, domain1.example and domain2.example I have placed a link of domain2.example on homepage of domain1.example. I am noticing that domain1.example is getting more benefits of that ...
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How to protect my site's SEO reputation from random 404 backlinks [duplicate]

After I read some articles about SEO 404 issues, I found that 404 pages can hurt a site's SEO reputation. I think if Google finds a lot of 404 pages on a domain, Google will decrease its SEO rank for ...
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Unknown Spam Backlinks Linking to my Website, affecting rankings

From the middle of February 2019, I started noticing drop in the traffic we generate for our website. I heard that some Google SE updates are around and I don't really know if my traffic drop is ...
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Do broken backlinks from HTTP websites matter or does Google only count HTTPS links now?

Some pages have been removed not redirected from the website of a client and now there are some broken backlinks but mainly coming from websites that are HTTP (have not migrated to HTTPS). How does ...
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New business name and website - old site has 200+ backlinks - What to do? [duplicate]

For legal reasons I had to change my business name, and get a new site name and address (very long story). I had to forward my old domain to this new one, but the old domain has like 200+ back-links, ...
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How can we prevent sites from loading our site in an iFrame which causes spammy links in out “top linking sites” report?

There are few websites which are loading our entire website in iFrame and generating lots of spammy links to our website from their domain. Check this link which has linked our pages and loaded our ...
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Does Google use the types of visitors that click on a backlink as a measure of how powerful it is?

I want to get a back link from site B by asking them to publish a content about my website and insert a back link at the end of it. Two kinds of traffic enters site B that they may click on the back ...
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Would a link pass link juice if it has anchor text of a URL but directs to a different site?

If the anchor text is www.site1.example but the link actually directs to www.random2.example, would link juice be passed in this instance to random2.example? For example: <a href="https://www....
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Do mailto links count as backlinks for Google PageRank purposes?

I want link to another site with an email like admin@example.com. So the link will have the href=mailto:admin@example.com. Does that count as a backlink to example.com and transfer any Google ...
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External link building using brand name anchor text

Monitoring my competitors show they build tons of external links. Many of these links consist of brand name anchor text. Is building links with brand name anchor text OK for SEO? Is it necessary to ...
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Should I see the backlinks from my old redirected domain in Google Search Console?

I've 301 permanently redirected my old domain. Should I see the backlinks from my old domain in my new domain's Search Console property, or do they not show?
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Should I disavow an article link that Googlebot thinks is a site wide link because of the way the site has implemented infinite scroll on all pages?

My site has a backlink in one article of a fairly high authority site (ranks well on Google). However, their site's design uses an infinite scroll system that is making Google think my single link is ...
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SEO effects of footer attribution link to website builder's site

I work for a web design business and we have been adding links in our clients' website footers to our own as attribution (e.g.: "Website by Acme Co", as plenty of other agencies do). What are the SEO ...
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Why there is no back links displayed from SN sites (twitter, Facebook, gplus) in Google Webmaster?

We have built backlinks from Social networking websites such as gplus, Facebook and LinkedIn for many websites. For some websites, In web master, We see very less number of links and for some ...
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Could a Backlink loss cause clicks drop on Google / Organic Search clicks?

Here is a specific example: my website is pretty much new and I did not base my popularity on backlinks. Anyway, I did get 3 or 4 backlinks on very authoritative websites. One month later I got ...
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Is an image linking strategy with 1 link per image valuable?

I have an idea for a link strategy for my site. It's based on creating personalized images highly relevant to clients, and offering it to them in exchange in order to get a link. The problem is all ...
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Should be there nofollow vs. dofollow backlink ratio?

Ratio of No-follow & Do-follow Backlinks asked about obtaining backlinks, I am asking about giving backlink. Most of my posts are list posts like "Best Forums", "Best Sites to Learn Photoshop", "...
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How do I get comment back links on show up in Google Search Console?

How I can get Google to crawl and pay attention to my comment back links? Whenever I create a back link, it is not showing in Google Webmaster tool.
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Does a Parent Page receive any SEO benefits, from the successes of its Children Pages?

For a web page to perform well, in search results, I understand it needs to tick many boxes. To name a few: Provide, regular, quality content; Earn Back links, from reputable sources; Link out to ...
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How to Get Backlinks Indexed [closed]

I have several backlinks in forum profiles. 1 How long does it take to get links indexed? 2 How to get all backlinks indexed in Google? 3 How to get backlinks indexed faster? 4 Are link indexers ...
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Does Google follow and count a backlink that goes through a JavaScript location.href redirect page?

example.com has a link on their website which is on same domain like, <a href="https://example.com?ref=mywebsite.tld">Reference</a> example.com?ref=mywebsite.tld doesn't redirect with ...
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Is this site cloaking to hide my backlink from spiders?

I wrote a guest post at the following URL: https://wparena.com/integrate-google-tag-manager-wordpress/ At the end, you can see my author box with a URL pointing back to my site. This link is a ...
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Black SEO by competitors? [duplicate]

Checking the new backlinks to my website https://superbank.ru in Google Search Console I noticed many backlinks in various junk blogs pointing to my website. One example: http://zeldesign.co.uk/shop/...
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Isnt 'Topical SEO' simply a by product of a well structured website?

Over the past few months, I have read a lot of resources citing that "Topical SEO" is the way to go for good search result rankings. These resources refer to Topical SEO as some great new marketing ...