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Questions tagged [backlinks]

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

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Transferring .com to geo targeted TLD worth it?

I have a .com domain with a solid reputation and link profile. However, I am only targeting users in one specific country. Would a 301 redirect from my current .com domain to a new country specific ...
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Will it harm us if there are lots of other companies with the same name?

We have a Charleston based business named Five Star Real Estate. We don’t have any other branch or office. There has no other business in our state with the same name. But there are lots of companies ...
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Is Google starting to ignore link directories such as brownbook [duplicate]

After adding a website to brownbook.net and then claiming the business, It has not yet been indexed by google, and 2 months has passed. I am newish to SEO and have worked out to check the robots.txt /...
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Will an external link to the website design company in the footer of every page strain the SEO of a small site with only a few back links?

When having an outbound link in the PHP footer on WordPress or similar, that appears on every page instance. Does that link appear to Google on every page? With 300 pages would that be 300 outbound ...
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backlinks via intermediate link Google Search Console backlink checker

I have searched the internet and this site but could not find any concrete answers to my question. I have a number of these links pointing towards my website (see img), should I disavow these links, ...
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Make affiliate links to my site on a separate domain?

I am working on a project that works like this: My site is brand.com. I sell some products on this site and in order to promote it I allow webmasters to signup for an affiliate program. So they can ...
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Allow crawlers to pass link juice from similar and duplicated user created pages

My users commonly create new pages with similar/duplicate content. For example: http://example.com/post?123 http://example.com/post?456 I've therefore disallowed these pages in the robots.txt file. ...
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Google “link:” search not working for .zone GTLD domains that have links

My new .zone domain project (6 months old) "mysite.zone" is having 50+ links, but when searching these links from google with a keyword "link:mysite.zone" there is none returned. Webmaster tools ...
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Business Directory - duplicate content in descriptions - SEO impact

I run a Business Listing Directory website listing local businesses in the area. These businesses are allowed to submit their company description, contact details, URL and other links such as Fb or ...
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Does Google count a text only link as a backlink?

I would like to know if anyone knows whether a text only mention in a post i.e. www.example.com (NOT placed in <a> tag) counts as a backlink and actually gets followed and carries any weight in ...
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Getting backlink from really high quality domain, content only viewable to registered users

Im putting this question into 2-parts if i may: My website received a backlink from a real high quality news website, with a MOZ DA 89....the problem the content is only viewable to registered users, ...
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Overflow:hidden backlink - Does google see? [closed]

I've posted the backlink to my website with slots and casino games with such code: <a href="javascript:void(0);" class="lotusLeft bidiAware" style="width:80%;overflow:hidden;" onclick="window.open(...
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A page has been removed from Google due to DMCA, are its inbound links still valuable?

Ok here is what I believe is a tricky question: So you have a website where a DMCA removal was made against a post, which received a humongous amount of traffic, the DMCA removal may or may not have ...
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Backlinks : having a link back to my site that I have an affiliate to

If I have a link to my site and I use an affiliate like back to the site that has a link to my site. Would that hurt my SEO rating or would it help it?
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Are anchor back links without text effective for SEO or black hat?

<a href="http://example.com" title="my keyword"></a> Can I build back links like this? Is this black hat or white hat?
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Should I allow duplicate content for getting backlinks?

I would like to know if having duplicate content on the web will affect a website's search engine presence. My website has a blog. Some other websites have been asking for a permission to include my ...
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Website Backlinks are not showing in Google Search Console [duplicate]

I have put my website links in social media sites, forums and article sites. But these links are not showing in google search console or any other backlink checker sites.
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Are unrelated high PR DO-FOLLOW Backlinks good for SEO?

After reading multiple online blogs, forums I see that you can get DO FOLLOW back links from some highly trusted and rank webpages. I have a website coming up very soon, ready to launch next month ...
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Google is dropping indexed pages faster than they are being uploaded

I have recently opened a bounty regarding unnatural links appearing in my search console due to no fault of my own. Many asked for the names of the sites, however, I would prefer to keep it quite - ...
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Can one or two links from popular sites with great reputation cause my site to rank noticably better in Google?

Maybe this is a question which stems admittedly out of lack of proper knowledge regarding backlinks despite being involved in the industry for a relatively long time. I have launched a new blog, I ...
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Can backlinks to robots.txt blocked pages boost domain's ranking?

So, imagine, we were blocking some URLs via robots.txt, but apparently these pages were getting backlinks. Later, we decided to redirect these blocked pages to another domain of ours. ~1.5 month ...
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301 or linking to domain

I purchased a number of (oldish) domains, 2 or 3 of these domains have relatively good backlinks and according to MOZ (if that is worth anything) a goodish page rank. These domains are currently ...
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“Developed by” links from adult sites

I have got a good amount of clients with adult content. My competition with high authority has got thousands of links from the websites they have developed for their non-adult clients. Is it OK to ...
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Are backlinks from Whois/IP checker or similar sites bad?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for quite some time now. I am confused about backlinks coming from some of these domains. Some of them come from Whois/IP checker sites, and some of ...
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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting my ...
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Viral posts and links

This might be a bit of a strange question, but here goes. Over the past month, I have written 2 posts for my website, which have gone viral on social media, which have resulted in about, 30k visitors ...
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How can I unmask the culprit behind a Google Bowling (negative SEO) attack?

There is another question here, How to prevent negative SEO?, which gives the same advice found on most other online sources: Just have more good links to outweigh the bad. That's nice in theory, but ...
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Does facebook site backlink affect SEO?

I am running website and one FB website. I have backlinks from FB site to my normal site. Does it affect SEO ? Does the FB site backlink count the same as a normal website backlink ?
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Discounts for free blog post

We are thinking about offering a discount for our service (real estate listing site) if a client (real estate agent, rental agent) writes a blog post about our service, or an endorsement for our ...
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Get Google to ignore backlinks from a particular domain

I just used a backlink scan tool to show me the backlinks to my site. I have found there are almost 90k backlinks. The problem is that about 95% of these are coming from the same domains and these are ...
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My website content is copied by SEO

I have noticed recently that my SEO executive is copying content from my website and posting it on different platforms and grabbing link to my website. I was wondering if Google will count my website ...
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SEO Halo Effect

I have a new SEO company doing some work with offpage optimization. They came up with several keyword phrases that they will be building backlinks to. All of the keywords have "0" monthly searches. ...
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Incorrect backlinks listed in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console) from my other website

I have two websites hosted on the same server (same IP), say www.example1.com and www.example2.com. Google Webmaster Tools has been set for both the websites years back and everything was fine till ...
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More internal vs. more external links

What is the effect of more internal than external links to a website? Is it something that should be avoided for good results, or rather attracts people to watch more of the site? Blogs, for example ...
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Our website has thousands of incoming nofollow links, does this help our SEO or is it useless?

We have a huge amount of backlinks from good sources, but unfortunately a large chunk of them are nofollow. I'm just hoping these aren't completely useless for SEO. Update: I edited the question to ...
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Is finding and using expired domains for backlinks considered Black-Hat?

http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tutorials/build-expired-web-2-0-networks-increase-rankings/ This guide shows how to identify and generate backlinks for a website. If one was to follow this guide: ...
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Backlinks stopped showing up in Google Search Console

Google Search Console (webmaster tools) has been finding backlinks for my site fine (at least 1 per day) up until 9 days ago. All of a sudden, for 9 days straight, Google webmaster tools shows no new ...
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How can I increase traffic on a website? [duplicate]

Please respond only if you actually increased a website traffic before. No guessings. This is quite complicated I think and getting traffic takes ages organically.
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Best practices for adding SSL and preserving backlinks

If I have many backlinks that points to http://example.com and then enforce SSL so that the URL then becomes https://example.com, What should I do to ensure that I do not lose these backlinks? One ...
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If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity or all passing link equity?

SHORT QUESTION If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity (and the rest rel="nofollow") or all passing link equity ? LONG QUESTION, WITH ...
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Redirecting backlinks from other old domain to my new website for SEO [duplicate]

I have owned a website for about 8 years and I have 0 inbound links at the moment. Now that I decide to start the website, I wish to purchase an old domain with 1.6k inbound links and use 301 ...
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What does it mean if Google has its own links to your page displayed in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am just curious about the following: When viewing links to my site in Google Webmaster Tools I see all my usual links, but recently something I find strange has popped up: Google itself is ...
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Is it a good practice to make low quality links un-crawlable to increase link juice?

Is it a good practice to make low quality links un-crawlable for search engine spiders? Usually we put nofollow but that divides link juice. We would like to increase link juice to all other do-...
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backlinks from the same ip address with different domain name is legal? [duplicate]

Please i have a question in relation with SEO, I have a lot of website hosted in a dedicated server with one ip adresse but with multiple domain name's 'any website have a domain name'. and i want to ...
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How to know which back-link passes good link juice? [duplicate]

Currently i am in the process of removing bad inbound links towards my website. Now apart from PR or domain related significance how i know that which inbound links are passes the good link juice for ...
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Website being bombarded by non-existent URLs

I noticed a newly registered domain is being hit by non-existent URLs like /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /2015/150728.html etc... It's being hit for thousands per day which is ...
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How much time does Dmoz.org take to approve a link on their directory?

My client wants to have his site listed on the Dmoz.org directory. I have filled out the forms but am still waiting for the approval process to complete. Is there anything else I need to do to make ...
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Switch to HTTPS - does backlink value to HTTP drop?

When switching from HTTP to HTTPS, how much of the backlink value is lost in the process? Has it been documented anywhere what this instant switch does to how Google views & evaluates the ...
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Site-wide footer external link - is it a risk?

I want to do link exchange with another site, he is offering me footer site-wide link to my site. This site has about 50 indexed pages on Google, this site has strong SEO data that can help my site. ...
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Is backlinking to yourself in violation of Google's guidelines? [duplicate]

Many people say that setting up your own backlinks is not good. Is this true? Nobody can expect backlinks to be built by other sites naturally unless they are social networking sites or some good ...