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Impact of geo-relevant backlink: Good or not really?

Looking at building some backlinks and have a question regarding the geographic relevancy. We have a website intended primarily for an Australian audience. When it comes to improving DA / DR, do we ...
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Website Magazine backlinks

How bad is it for a website to have 42 backlinks from a online tourism website/magazine? I've seen a number of these type websites for tourism all over the place. They provide good content for people ...
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Linking between 2 legitimate websites

My friend has 2 legitimate businesses, the first and eco-friendly consulting, the second an eco-friendly product she developed independently and much later. She has links in the bios of both websites ...
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SEO Toxic Backlinks

I did a backlink audit and found some toxic backlinks. The links were all pointing to my image folder and wordpress. I visited the site that created them. Instead of seeing a backlinks,the anchored ...
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How to get backlinks from websites I create crawled and added to SEO?

I'm trying to increase the amount of backlinks for a website I have and to do that I have been creating other websites and putting backlinks in them to my original website. Unfortunately when I go on ...
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Any value in backlinks on pages deliberately not indexed on Google?

If a page or small blog site is created with backlinks to our website, but this page or site is deliberately not submitted to the Google index so the pages are not crawled and the links not seen by ...
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Is it still needed to disavow in 2023?

What do you think, or whether do you have some sources to read about: is it still needed and helpful to disavow spammy backlinks in 2023? I mean, since some time Google measures backlink profile while ...
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Can a Banner Advertisement Make My Site be Marked as Spam?

I have one blogging site called A with about 80000+ pages in it. It's doing good in Google Search. I have recently launched a new site called B. I have put a banner advertisement on my site A which ...
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Check if old URLs that are redirected are receiving traffic and they are active [duplicate]

So I took over a web with almost 10.000 redirects created in .htaccess file which is ridiculous. The domain is more than 15 years old. I want to remove redirects that are no longer needed for the ...
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Find referring email from Google Analytics

Recently I've found a huge spike in web traffic in the Google Analytics "email" category. I can guess at where this is from, but because it's not an actual website it's hard to see the ...
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Google search console is showing far fewer external links than other sources, could this be the cause of ranking problems?

I have been facing issue with my website ranking. I realized today that Google search console is not getting new inbound links and keep showing around 3000 links only whereas other back links checking ...
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Link exchange with nofollow noindex bad for SEO?

I have different websites A and B but the same niche. Some users visiting website A has interesting to buy products on website B and vice versa. So, I thought to exchange backlinks on both sites and ...
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Google does not see the backlinks on the web pages of the domains it indexes

I have 1 main domain and a web page connected to it. I have 5 different domains and web pages. I have different content on the same topic in my 5 different domains. In these other 5 different domains, ...
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Recreating content for 404 backlinks

I have bought a domain with a lot of backlinks from fairly high authority sites. Almost all of those 404 now, since the content no longer exists. In most cases I have to infer from the link what the ...
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Non-existant domain still showing in backlinks

Before I arrived at this company, they had a domain and website that is different than the one currently in use (but using the same company name). It was not being monitored or updated (I didn't know ...
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A lot of weird websites have linked to my domain, do I need to be careful?

I recently found that a lot of (more than 30) websites are linking to my domain. Those websites are mostly from India and there are hundreds of links on each page. The content is "top websites&...
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Google Indexing Tons of Non-Existent URLs

A client that I am working for has come to me with a problem. Their Google Adwords account has been disabled because there is a bunch of traffic to crazy non-existent pages on their website. Here are ...
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External linkage to a webpage or pdf document: what humans prefer to link?

Does somebody have an answer, maybe even data-based: which asset is more preferred to be linked, a web page URL, or a pdf document? Yes, it could depend on the content of both. But let us talk about ...
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Do the number of back links to the root domain vs language subdirectories effect SEO?

My project has two language, English and Arabic. For this project we need more and more back links. The root domain has almost 60k back links but sub folders like /en has only 11k and /ar has only ...
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My medium pages are noindex tag in header robots? [closed]

my stories in medium have noindex tag. how i can do index them? thank you.
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Do back links to a language subdirectory affect the rankings of all languages on the site?

Consider example.com as the root of my French site and example.com/en/ as the English version, and example.com/ar/ as the Arabic version. All language versions are generated manually (not IP-based ...
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Keep back-link power when a site frequently changes domain name due to getting blocked

In my case, my domain will change regularly because streaming sites are always blocked from time to time, Info: all site structure is same, just change domain domainA = first domain domain b,c,d,e = ...
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Do different language versions of websites rank as good as the main

I'm currently building a website complete with its seo for a dental clinic in Turkey. I am trying to aim for different languages to get traffic from there too, but have some questions. Will the french ...
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Should I create a separate webpage for related keywords?

I am setting up a website for a dentist in Turkey, and I'm not sure whether or not I should set up two different webpages for "Dental Veneers Turkey" and "Laminate Veneers Turkey". ...
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How can Google know if a site has paid for links

I know that Google penalizes sites that participate in link schemes. I imagine PLNs are very easy to detect, but like if someone contacts another website that that doesn’t publicly offer guest posting ...
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Should I block .in or .pw malicious websites on my disavow list?

I have malicious links like .pw and .in on my google reject list. Everyone already knows these sites. It hurts my site as there are too many links on these sites. That's why I block them on my reject ...
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Does an irrelevant but traffic-generating backlink have any effect on SEO?

Imagine I have a software-related blog. I produce regular content on this blog. I get backlinks to my blog from news site or food blog. People are curious about my software blog and they visit my ...
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How useful are profile backlinks for SEO?

My own website is a tech blog. I want to increase the backlink profile and domain authority of my blog. In some of the articles I read, the importance of the profile backlink was mentioned. If I ...
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Should links into my global website point to the language subdirectory or to the root URL which auto-redirects to the correct language?

I have a global project. This website contains /en and /tr pages. The home page redirects to the country where it is located with a 302 redirect. If it is not available in both countries, it will be ...
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Can hashbang (#!) URLs be used to SEO attack a website?

Apparently Google indexes hashbang URLs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDs-MufuiAg Can an attacker link to another website with fictitious hashbang-URLs and use it to hurt that website (if the ...
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Backlinks and Cross-Domain Canonical

I have two domains let say a.com and b.com I'm doin SEO for a.com and got many quality backlinks to it, but now I want to change domain to b.com and I'm using cross-domain canonical so a.com still can ...
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no-follow restriction removed by admin - user-generated or editorial?

On my forum website, I allow users to add their website link to their profile page. But as most forums do, I add no-follow to the link. I am planning to implement a feature wherein I will remove the ...
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Setting up a classic webring — should I add `rel=sponsored` to the links?

Back in the day, when backlinks weren't such a spam vector, sites (usually small personal sites) used to be part of webrings; they'd dedicate part of their pages to promoting other sites in the same ...
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Should I add link to copied text for SEO?

Should I prevent my users from 'stealing' my content by adding a link as a source when a text is copied? I am just wondering, because I see a lot of spammy website using my content. If I would do this,...
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Do sub-URLs redirected to root URL pass link juice from external links to those deep pages?

I have a domain that has external links to its sub-URLs like example.com/a or example.com/b Now I want to use this domain and redirect all those sub-URLs to root URLs (example.com) because my website ...
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How To Get Backlinks From Search Directories or Coupon Websites?

How do I get SEO backlinks from free search directory and coupon websites? When I am doing competitor analysis for my website, my competitors are getting backlinks from these types of websites. As ...
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Will origin country of backlink affect how the page ranks in another country

My website ranks well in the US compared to other countries. Recently, a reputed website hosted and headquartered in the UK linked us from one of their articles. The link was do-follow. Will this link ...
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How to tell search engines that the parent category is more important for ranking?

I am working on an e-commerce website, called Shopless. We have lots of categories, for example the screenshot below show the categories for our job section: The page: shopless.co.nz/jobs is the main ...
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Backlink extortion scam - what to make of it?

I received an email through a clients web form, and - while I have no intention of complying, I am not sure what to make of it. Does anyone have any insights into this kind of spam? I'm curious ...
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SEO Safe way to permanently delete thousands of outdated pages

Our site is a huge one with about half a million pages built over the years. Many pages rank well for competitive keywords and have attracted high-quality link equity over the years. However, looking ...
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Will it be a high quality backlink when we get backlinks from two subdomains of a same domain?

My question is that will I get high quality backlinks if we get baclinks from two subdomains of a same domain. For example if there are two subdomains of a same domain - https://x.example.com and ...
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SEO - very low Domain Authority

I've a website for about 10 years ... we're a team developing websites .... we've been on the first page on google for the keywords we wanted but it has been 40 days that we moved to page 2 on google ...
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What do you do when you find out some one has created hundreds of low quality backlinks to your website?

For the last couple of months, I noticed that the backlinks to a website I manage as reported by https://semrush.com increased by more than 800. When I checked, I found that there were hundreds of new ...
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Is SEO consultant that starts by creating profiles on other sites for backlinks doing legitimate work?

I hired someone to do SEO work on my website. He started by creating free profiles on dozens of sites that have nothing to do with my business. For example, evernote.com, penzu.com, pearltrees.com, ...
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Is using "in partnership with" enough to tell Google about sponsored links in an article?

If you post an article on a website and it says "in partnership with X agency" and that article has a few backlinks to some brands, does Google recognize that this article is 'sponsored' and ...
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Low SEO difficulty but high number of backlinks required? (Ubersuggest)

I have recently started using Ubersuggest, and while doing keyword research, I noticed that certain keywords are set quite a low SEO difficulty (indicating that it is not too difficult to rank ...
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SEO rawtext backlink [duplicate]

If I add an my http address in a text box of another website and as raw text such that it is not a hyperlink, would this count by googlesbot and for SEO purposes as a backlink? I note a question ...
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How do I know if a site linking to me is spam that needs to be disavowed?

Today i see my google webmaster dashboard links and Top linking sites. A site with an address : example.com linked my 50 pages. I tried to use a spam checker website to see if this domain is ...
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Does changing an external link to point to a different page hurt the SEO of the other site?

I am responsible for editing posts on a website and right now am assigned to edit a post which has a backlink to the post of another domain. I was told to fix it, since apparently the wrong post was ...
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Looking for suggestion to add Text based link (not clickable) to other high ranking sites

I am working on a research with Text based SEO. Let me create a scenario so that you'll understand what I am trying to achieve and hopefully be able to share your idea. Say I am looking bring traffic ...
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