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Questions tagged [backlinks]

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

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if we have 2500 page and 3 guest post blog what we can do? [on hold]

we have 2500 page (mostly in 5-7 SERP position), and 3 guest post blog opportunity(DA:+70). we decide to choose the link building strategy, for making our SERP position better (my mean more link ...
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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?

I hope you're doing well. 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...