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Questions tagged [backlinks]

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

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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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The value of backlinks to noindex pages in 2018 [duplicate]

I allow visitors to my site to publish a countdown clock to an event of their choice. As you can imagine, while fun for my visitors, it has led to a large number of pages on my site containing ...
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My Google Search Console is showing very less Backlinks from my website [duplicate]

My Google Search Console is showing very less Backlinks from my website. Google Search Console is showing only less than half of all my backlinks. What I can do to resolve this issue?
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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 ...
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Will posting on a powerful site with keyword rich links to our homepage help or hurt SEO?

We post content three times a week on a powerful site related to our site and link in all content with a fixed phrase to the home page of our site. Will SEO be beneficial or harmful?
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Will backlinks help boost my web app ranking? [duplicate]

I am working on my own project, a web app with React.js that doesn't have a lot of content. So I've heard that purchasing high quality backlinks can help a web page in ranking. But is it gonna work ...
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Why does SEMrush report lots of backlinks from the 301 redirected old website to the new one?

The old version of the website is http://example.com and they 301 redirected it to the new URL, https://example.se. I was checking the domain in SEMrush and it was 2.8k backlinks from the old website ...
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Buying a domain name - How can I ensure that it hasn't expired or been 301 redirected before?

I'm thinking about buying a domain name from a seller. The Verisign Whois information shows that it was registered in 2011. Are there any instances in which a domain could drop/expire and yet the ...
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SEO crawler is reporting an issues with a high number of external links, is this a problem?

Deep Crawl shows an issue of high external linking (68) for my website. I thought external linking is good for the website! Is this an issue that needs to be fixed to improve SEO, and if so, what is ...
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Find pages that link to another URL?

IIRC, Google used to let you do a search for all pages that link to a URL, but I can't find that method any more. Also, I don't see it in Webmaster Tools either. I am probably overlooking something, ...
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My client's website is receiving a lots of visits from a shady website - what should I do about it?

My client's website is getting lots of visits and backlinks from and unknown URL that looks shady. When I try to visit the page it opens another website with a different URL. What should I do about ...
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Put guest posts on site with other languages

My website is in a persian language. Can writing "guest posts" on english or russian language websites benefit the SEO for my own website?
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What anchor text should I use to my site's home page from guest posts I write for other sites?

What terms do I back link to my home page of my site in the publication of links guest post on big and valid sites? Can we use our site brand as a keyword? For example, "google" word for address "www....
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Should I use sitewide backlinks from relevant niche?

I have 4 websites based on a specific niche, So, should I get Sitewide backlinks from all sites to the new one? Example: Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4 from all these sites, should I take Sitewide ...
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Generating backlinks through a javascript video widget without getting manual action penalties?

I'm finishing an API project that will allow website owners to display related videos on all of their pages with a simple javascript code. The related videos are completely related to the page's ...
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Thousands of links from Russian Sites

I've recently checked into my Google Webmasters account and found that I have several thousand links from .ru domains. Almost half of all links from one domain. I have never hired anyone for link ...
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Linkless Mentions & No-follow Links : Potential Future Impact

I have been reading in some places that google may consider linkless mentions of a brand as a ranking signal. For example, a popular brand may be mentioned all over without actual links. Is there any ...
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Will Great Content On A Brand New Website Attract Links “Naturally”?

I have just started a brand new website in a domain that I have a decade of experience. As like any website creator I would like to see search engine visits to good quality content on my website. I ...
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Google Search Console says a website links to my website but I can't find a link

I was checking inbound links in Google Search Console and it says I have 1000s of links from some completely irrelevant domains. They're not related to my industry whatsoever, they've all appeared in ...
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Any SEO benefit to a page linking to itself?

I'm taking over a website for a client after they ended their working relationship with the SEO company they was working with. On the website, the SEO company repeatedly linked keyword phrases to ...
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Does context, of a Source Page, influence Link Juice/Weighting to its Target Page?

I understand that obtaining a link from an authoritative website, typically carries greater weighting than a link from a lesser authoritative website. That said, I am interested to know how much a ...
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SEO backlink mine field [duplicate]

I have built an ecommerce website and at the minute I do not rank. The coding of the website had been fine PHP, CSS and JavaScript where all easy enough. I have been doing a lot of reading into SEO ...
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Duplicate Back links

I just noticed that my site PremierDisability.com is getting a massive amount of backlinks from two sites. One of them is only pointing to just one page over 400 times. Yellow Pages is pointing to my ...
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Site migration Issue [duplicate]

We have migrated to https recently. I know there are mixed feelings on if there will be a dip in the traffic in the interim, some say there will be a dip for a while before it comes back and others ...
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Merge content of two pages in one page

I have a website with millions of pages. Page 1: http://example.com/commercial-product-name1 Page 2: http://example.com/commercial-product-name2 page 3: http://example.com/Scientific-name Now ...
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Are automatically generated spam backlinks that I didn't create likely to be a negative SEO attack from a competitor?

In last 10 days, my website traffic suddenly increased. Yesterday I noticed that my domain authority value and my website backlinks also increased. I reviewed my backlinks in ahrefs.com and I noticed ...
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Domain Authority and Page Authority staying on 1

For some reason, my DA and PA of my website (https://codetheweb.blog) are 1, according to: http://www.seoreviewtools.com/website-authority-checker/ http://www.checkmoz.com/moz-metrics/ When I try ...
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24k + Toxic Backlink Received through Trackbacks and Pingbacks

I have recently noticed that I received 24K+ Toxic Backlinks from a single anchor text through trackback and pingbacks. Infact the Anchor Text doesn't belong to my niche, so it is simply a spam. My ...
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How do I compete in search engines when my competitors are paying for backlinks?

I have built a site for a client that does tiling, the site I have created is optimized for Google and in very good shape even with Google quality content. I find most of the competition have poor ...
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Can an old domain haunt future organic search results?

I have a customer that we are rebuilding a site for and question has arisen that I haven't come across. They used a domain for their original website and hired an SEO company that gave them a bunch of ...
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Impact of adding 'nofollow' in relation to my own website

I have a website that have links to companies, something like a community directory. Today I receive a complain of a company asking me to add rel="nofollow" to their URL. I don't have any ...
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Google index hash url - What about the backlinks?

We started a project where all the backlinks go to an overlay URL with hash. So it's possible to show interesting content for publishers on the site we want to build backlinks. Today we saw that ...
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Is creating high quality pages on a Wiki and linking back to my site a good link building strategy for Google?

I recently found two wiki sites that use do-follow links. I want to post a few high-quality pages there and link back to my site within them. Is that okay with Google?
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Can back links from question and answer sites like StackExchange and Quora help a blog's SEO?

If I put my blog URL on a question and answer site, like Quora or StackExchange, then can I get better rankings in search engines?
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Why do links show up in search console but not on the page?

I see a ton of links from a few different spammy-looking domains in my google search console, but if I randomly click a page the links are supposedly coming from, I can't find the actual links to my ...
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When building links for a multi-language website, should they point directly to the country content, or to the main “choose your language” page?

I have a multi-language website with subfolders for each language. Germany: https://example.com/de/ French: https://example.com/fr/ How do I handle the backlink building? For Germany: Should I ...
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How to indicate the source of the link is your website?

Let's say you own website A which includes a link to website B. How can you tag your links on A so that when a user clicks on them, the owner of B, by looking at his/her Google analytic data, can ...