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

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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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Too many external links showing on site on Google Search Console [duplicate]

I am facing a serious issue on my site. We have naturally created only 300 backlinks, but Google Search Console showed 1,556,317 external backlinks pointing towards our Contact Us and Service pages ...
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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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My Backlinks Indexed and shown in SERP few weeks back. Today I checked again 50% are not showing in SERP [duplicate]

A few weeks back I create backlinks for my project and they get indexed and showing in SERP properly. But today I again checked 50% of them are not showing in SERP. Backlinks are live and working ...
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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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Would there be any SEO risk if I link to some website with a high domain authority in exchange for traffic?

I have a website with a good domain authority (DA >70) and there's a website coming to me asking me to link to theirs, they have a good DA about 81. Is there any risk for me to link to them? They ...
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If a page has fewer external links, will the linked pages get more SEO benefit?

Does it matter whether a page externally links to 1 or 10 pages, from the POV of the pages linked? Would they somehow receive lesser SEO benefits as in less visibility or link juice (even though I ...
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Subdomain Backlink [closed]

I bought a domain, after building my app I'm using Ahref's to audit my website. I notice that many backlinks are appearing with a good domain authority pointing not to my root domain but to a ...
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How can I use the backlink strategy to make my website get higher?

I have a new website and my competition is so hard among over than 300 websites on only one keyword. My competitors are using backlink strategy through posting their links in blog comments. I heard ...
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Bad backlinks although not yet registered in search engines?

I have a website that is hosted online but not yet registered in the search engines. But my website already has backlinks. Bad backlinks. Backlinks that have zero relation to my website. How can this ...
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Will creating dofollow links in the comments on sites with high domain authority and page authority hurt SEO?

Will backlinks from commenting hurt or help SEO? I've found some sites with high DA, PA: DR 40++, dofollow but high OBL. (Examples redacted by edit)
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Are links from authoritative social media pages more valuable for SEO?

In the context of SEO, is there any evidence that link juice (from backlinks) on social media pages (FB, Twitter, etc) is dependent upon some kind of quality index of the social media page? I.e, does ...
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What are Weiterleitungshinweis Backlinks in the Ubersuggest SEO tool?

Today I was checking my old backlinks and I saw my competitor making backlinks exactly where I have created it, so I tried to check his backlinks using the Ubersuggest tool (by Neil Patel) and I saw ...
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Backlink from subdomain [duplicate]

I wanted to know how the traffic is calculated if I get a backlink from a subdomain page. For example, a website corriere.it has over 20M organic traffic, but roma.corriere.it has 500K
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What's After ranking with low difficulty keyword?

I heard and experience that, new blogs can not rank on high difficulty keyword, in the name of "Untrust", gooogle keeps the new website on hold, which are defined as - Google Dancing or ...
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What happens to backlink authority after 301 redirect removed

I configured 301 redirect to another URL, thus moving all backlink authority to the new URL. The question is if I disable 301 redirect and start serving content from the old location do I gain ...
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Google Disavow Links is not effecting my Moz spam percentage score

I am trying to use the Google Disavow Links tool to get my Moz spam score from 2% to 0%. I have submitted the following .txt file with my Disavow links: # Domains to disavow domain:ec2-23-21-201-178....
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Why my number of backlinks in Search Console have decreased?

We've been noticing for a while that the number of backlinks in Search Console keeps decreasing. We are doing local SEO and we use Yext to push listings on multiple directories (relevant to the ...
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Will App Universal linking improve domain ranking?

I build a mobile app. It'll have "share" button, which will be sharing link like https://example.com/share?some=thing&someother=thing... The https://example.com itself is a one-page ...
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Why are unknown sites to which I don't link listed in Google Search Console's "Top linking sites" report?

I checked my website on Google Console and I found something strange. I checked the links of my website in the console and in the box that shows Top linking sites. There are two link that when I open ...
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Malicious backlinks from malware sites - what's their purpose?

I have two websites that have created dozens of backlinks to my website. votefrankharris dot com and a similar ddswhite dot com. The first website's backlinking pages redirect to malicious pages/...
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Why Google Search Console is not picking up the bio back-link in my blog?

I have been writing some blogs, in order to create some back-links for my website. One of the website that I used is c-sharpcorner.com I have my profile page: my-profile-page-on-c-sharpcorner And I ...
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External links and effect on SEO: how can we link to relevant posts?

I have a website that wants to link to a 1000+ pages on my website (because they are all pages that extend the information on his website), but we are both afraid that this might have a negative ...
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Google Indexed My website's IP and Showing IP as backlink in Search Console

Google has Indexed my My Website's (Pratiyogita Kosh) IP address. Google has about 100 pages of my IP address, as well as my domain, indexed. Somehow in Google Search Console my IP address is ...
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add the same internal link multiple times in the same article

Is there any SEO negative effect if I used the same internal link multiple times in different contexts in the same article. Ex: you should configure webmaster to be able to crawl and indexing ...
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Should we disavow lost backlinks from banned account in reddit? [duplicate]

My account in reddit banned and I lost more than 2500 (nofollow) backlinks. I had 2500 articles with backlinks to my site in reddit that all articles was in google index; But now, I dont't have access ...
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Lost rankings after redirecting keyword page to home page, can I optimize my home page for that keyword?

I had been ranked for a desirable phrase in the past, but I redirected that page to the homepage. This was a bad mistake. Now my homepage isn't ranking in the search results nearly as well for that ...

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