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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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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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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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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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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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During a website redesign, how will removing unused pages/URLs affect SEO ranking?

I have been designing a new company website on Wordpress. Its design and content is all entirely different from the old site. The old site was quite confusing, organizationally speaking, with lots of ...
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Why is the number of links to my site in Google Search Console getting lower?

My site's link number was about 4000+ about 3 weeks ago. Now it's getting lower and lower day by day. Today it's about 2300. I have started link bulding by registering my site in different web and ...
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Can I prevent competitors from finding the links to my site by linking through an intermediate domain blocked from SEO tools?

I'm facing a problem where competitors constantly trying to steal my links by outreaching. This is also useful in a black hat scenario. Create an intermediate domain, and redirect it to my main site, ...
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Buying and redirecting domains - White Hat Linkbuilding?

There was a time when buying snapped/old expired domains with a lot of backlinks and just 301-redirect them to your website was a thing. This was risky, black hat and no longer work. Non-expired ...
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How important are back links for SEO in 2017?

In the past most SEO training promoted getting back links. There were plenty of article submission sites for that purpose. I have been away from all this for a while. More recently I have not seen ...
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When link building using the “guestography” technique, do I need to write a unique introduction to the content for each site?

I am planning to do link buliding using the Guestoghraphy technique discussed in this video by Brian Dean. I figured out pretty much how to do it based on the video. However, he once said that ...
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Backlink building for multiple local businesses in same industry

First, some prefacing which I believe will help give important context to my question. All of our clients' sites (150+ of them) have a few things in common: They're all in the same field. They're ...
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Linking other websites to my website for seo boost but they did not do the same business

What affect does it make at page ranking if i link other websites to my website as my clients, like people i have worked for and i will place a link with their logo. Does it harm the ranking because ...
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How can I link prospect without coming across as slimy?

I've received what I believe is a spammy enough link prospecting email. (I have a relatively large site including numerous short works.) It left me with a couple of questions about how I should be ...
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What is Link baiting [closed]

What is Link baiting and how can I use it in seo OFF-Page Activities. Is it really useful for SEO Link building? Help me for increase rankings
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Does Content Syndication to a Microblogging websites help in Link building?

Let say I've a blog and a medium.com account. Now, I use an API and syndicate all my blog content to medium.com with rel=canonical tag. Does this helps in Brand Reputation Building? Does this helps ...
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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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Internal links to 1 page from 200 internal blog posts

I am running website that has a product that is described in around 200 different blog posts. All of them very much make sence, its unique and quite informative for users. Users are landing on those ...
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Does Google punish pyramid linking and does reverse negative SEO exist?

There are thousands of online companies that sell various linking building services, such as: Private Blog Networks (PBN) User Generated Links (forum signatures, blog comments etc) Pyramid Link ...
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Do links in PDFs hosted online count as backlinks

Do links in PDFs hosted online count as backlinks, and if they do does hyperlink text in a PDF count as anchor text for that backlink ?
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Which sites to link exchange with?

When approaching websites for link exchange (presumably, this is a worthwhile link building exercise?), what factors should one look at to assess whether or not the site is worthwhile the effort? ...
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Submitting url to link directories seen as un-natural link building in 2015

Hi I've got a bit of a problem that I hope someone can help me with. Background Someone hired a freelancer on our team of SEO consultants ("specialists") During the course a month he (the consultant)...
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Advice for submitting to audio sharing sites for backlinks

I am working on getting some backlinks to our site. I came across a blog discussing ways to get backlinks and this was one of the tips. The idea is to submit real audio tracks that I custom made (not ...
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Exclude from some of domains and websites referring my website [duplicate]

My website was referred and accessed through an unwanted website. Example: My referrals: Facebook, Twitter, Particular etc. Receiving referrals from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter ...
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How to lower keyword density and prevent keyword stuffing penalty on an image site where most of the page text is links to other images?

My website is about collections of photos at clubs. I have a two-column design where one column is narrow and has the same information on every page and the other column has information specific to ...
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Legalizing an internal hyperlink with adsense

I think the problem with me making money with adsense is the way my links are crafted. Here's an example in code of how I crafted a link on my mobile site for the second image in the image viewer. ...
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Can having the same contact information for multiple interlinked sites harm rankings?

I have multiple web pages under different domains with identical design but different unique content. That content is valuable for the users. The only content that is duplicated is the contact ...
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Improving search presence with micro blogs on keyworded domain names

A client of mine asked me to optimize his main website's search presence. One of my colleagues who has some previous experience in SEO told me that apart from the "normal" things to optimize on the ...
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How to properly link a blog to a website?

I've been twice in a situation where I had to create a blog alongside a website. We've decided to externalize the blogging platform to wordpress.com (no maintenance and security concerns, good ...
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When setting up internal links, can you link to a single page too often?

I made a website for a client about tourist services he offers. There is a blog, with unique content where each service is described. For example, there are 40 hotels, so there is 40 unique blog ...
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What is a typical hierarchical structure with related to internal link building?

I read somewhere in webmaster SE, that link structure is good when done in a typical hierarchical structure. I want to know what does it mean. Please explain me. I am more of a visual person.
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Backlink “web” from many sites to many sites = penalty?

im building several Web 2.0 properties that will have backlinks to several websites. Each of the websites is geo-targeted to a different country and sits on that countries top level domain. And my ....
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What is the correct way of creating backlinks and anchor text?

I'm creating dofollow backlinks at web 2.0 websites, but I believe I'm doing something wrong. Here is what I'm doing: Have only one anchor text method, for example, right in the beginning of the ...
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Does a link to your site with a URL parameter pass link juice?

If I link to http://example.com/?id=344, will that still provide link juice to example.com? Or will it provide link juice only to http://example.com/?id=344, which might have a link to example.com ...
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Is it advisable to continue building links while attempting to remove a penalty?

I have a penalty removal I need to begin working on on one of my sites. It was a manual action for unnatural links around a keyword that's particularly valuable to my site. My question is, is it a ...
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Bad search result due to strange linked domains

I have a website which is not scoring good in Google's search results. I use Majestic SEO and Open Site Explorer in order to have a view about my link profile. I now see different backlink domains, ...
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Subdomains vs. URL Path in shareable links

I am building a web application for questions and answers. Each question/answer page has all the required metadata for Facebook and Twitter, and we encourage users to share these pages. I have a ...
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SEO and multiple simple websites [duplicate]

From a SEO point of view, which one is "better" for a not so little company: Having one huge site containing everything regarding the company or having multiple one? I think one site is better, ...
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How many back links should be created within 7 days? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand the best link building process. I am confused that my ranking dropped when I worked daily on one website.
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Avoid duplicate link to same page with #

I have one link in main nav example.com/photo but i want to add more links on page, which go on same page as this nav. Will this example.com/photo# help me avoid duplicate link to same page?
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Is it worth the gain in SEO to have 3 sites of mine have links between them? [duplicate]

Is it worth the gain in SEO to put in the effort of cross-linking 3 sites that I own? That would mean maintaining 3 sites rather than say just 1. But if there's crosslinks between those 3 sites does ...
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Can inbound links through template-based layouts result in penalties?

So obviously link building is encouraged as long as it is natural, organic and has meaningful links with content relevant to your site. Obviously with the constant release of new updates to algorithms,...
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How to register many accounts on social networks for each website you wish to rank?

Google changed the rule, now it's hard to get position on first page. Many people use a paid blog network (PBN); but if you have many websites such as 50, 100, or above; without link building they ...
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Best way to display a long list of items, SEO-wise?

I have a list of ~1000 items I'd like to display to the user. The items has a rank - from 0.5 to 5 stars. My goal is to come with a solution that will be easy to navigate, and smart SEO wise. First ...
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Will duplicate articles with links in them pointing to my site harm my SEO after Google's Penguin 2.1 update?

After Google's latest updates, previous methods of link building aren't working, like social bookmarking, comment, forum profiles, etc... Therefore I started cleaning up some spammy or low-quality ...
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Linking out to other websites and SEO

I have searched for this, but couldn't find anyone actually asking this same question. I'd be happy to be pointed to a previous answer though. I have built a one page website that links to other ...
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SEO - how to determine if a link if strong or not?

I know most people want links from sites which are PR8 or PR7 and that is sort of the holy grail of SEO. But it occurred to me that Twitter is a PR-8 site. But if I tweet a link, I don't think it ...
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Did Google penalize my site due to interlinking backlinks around same company website and blog?

I’m handling two websites in my company and both have more than 18,000 backlinks (I checked it through my GWT) and most of the links are coming from a Blogspot blog. I checked each and every backlink ...
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Question regarding duplicate contents

If I create blogs using different blog domains with the same content (own content) and link it with my original website using targeted anchor text, will it harm my SEO of my original website? The ...