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Do “noopener noreferrer” links count as backlinks?

Be worried... that your links do not use nofollow Personally I'd be more worried about the fact they do not use rel="nofollow", paid links must use nofollow otherwise your going to feel the full ...
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Find pages that link to another URL?

Webmaster Tools has a feature that allows you to see which sites link to your site. https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/external-links It should be a comprehensive list of all links that Google ...
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A page has been removed from Google due to DMCA, are its inbound links still valuable?

Okay. This will be one of those cases where I will work through the process so that it becomes clearer. It will be somewhat long, but hopefully not painfully long. Let's start at the beginning shall ...
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Will Great Content On A Brand New Website Attract Links "Naturally"?

In addition to what Stephen and Closetnoc already said... There is no magic bullet here, and definitely no guarantees. Here's what you're up against, and what you can do to improve your chances. (And ...
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Does Google count a text only link as a backlink?

Googlebot uses text links for link discovery. I've seen tests that show that Googlebot will crawl URLs that it could have only found through text mentions. Google patent filings indicate that they ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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How important are back links for SEO in 2017?

Just as important as they have always been. However, artificial link creation or curation is very bad these days. Instead, search engines look for organically created links. Quite simply, people must ...
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Does Google count external Javascript or CSS files as backlinks?

Those are not links so they aren't counted as such. They're URLs of resources which are very different things. Hosting such a resource offers no direct SEO value but being known as a reliable host can ...
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Will creating dofollow links in the comments on sites with high domain authority and page authority hurt SEO?

Will adding a comment to this page with a link to your website hurt your SEO? Yes, it will hurt your SEO. Good back links are all about three factors: PageRank Relevancy Authority It is a huge ...
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Should I block .in or .pw malicious websites on my disavow list?

Disavow only in Manual Action cases As Stephen mentioned, according to Google: You should disavow backlinks only if: You have a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links ...
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Get Google to ignore backlinks from a particular domain

The best you can do is disavow these domains in Google Search Console (webmaster tools). You can also block any referral from these sites so that anyone that follows the link will get an error. 403 is ...
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Generating backlinks through a javascript video widget without getting manual action penalties?

Google no longer views widgets as harmless. They have been used too many times to manipulate search results. Your plan to use widgets to build backlinks is a risky plan today. Google's official ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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My client's website is receiving a lots of visits from a shady website - what should I do about it?

You should also consider to filter your Google Analytics statistics since the visits from this server are bogus and are tampering with your statistics! Here is a tutorial how to create a filter for ...
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SEO effects of footer attribution link to website builder's site

I'll not recommend using external dofollow footer links cause: Many of them will be off-topic so your ranks will not be affected Multiple links from the same domain (for SEO it's better quality than ...
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Would search engines consider footer links to my other websites to be toxic?

I don't think it would be a good idea to get backlinks from footer section. It's not a good practice in SEO. Backlinks are more strong when they are connected through your content not just sticking in ...
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Google Disavow Links is not effecting my Moz spam percentage score

Unless you are disavowing links somewhere at Moz, it can't effect the score that Moz produces. When you submit the disavow links to Google, only Google sees that file. Moz doesn't have any access ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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SEO Safe way to permanently delete thousands of outdated pages

I am a bit doubtful that recovering server resources is going to make enough impact to your business to make a difference. Removing 25% of your worst performing pages isn't going to remove 25% of ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Should I create a separate webpage for related keywords?

Think about the intent of the user. Content that is about the same thing but varies in user intent is not considered duplicative. In your case, I would recommend an overall page about Dental Veneers ...
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Recreating content for 404 backlinks

Could I create pages for those backlinks, for instance showing a picture of grand canyon with a notice that this might not be the image the visitor is looking for since the site now serves a different ...
Malte Landwehr's user avatar
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Is it still needed to disavow in 2023?

You should only disavow bad links to your site if Google has taken manual action against your site in the form of a penalty for link building. See Google's disavow links help page which says: You ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Are anchor back links without text effective for SEO or black hat?

Google would consider a link with no anchor text to be a "hidden link". Google has a hidden text and links page in their webmaster guidelines that calls out a slightly less egregious case as black ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Are anchor back links without text effective for SEO or black hat?

As you surely have already understood, this is not a good way of building backlinks. That's why I would say it is part of blackhat techniques. A little advice: when you build a backlink, think about ...
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Does facebook site backlink affect SEO?

Google doesn’t seem to be using Facebook and Twitter social signals when it comes to ranking. However, there are obviously still plenty of benefits and marketers shouldn’t cease those benefits simply ...
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Discounts for free blog post

From the Google Webmaster Guidelines: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. This includes exchanging money for links, or posts that ...
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Viral posts and links

This sounds like a common misconception and understanding of linkage on the web and a typical view of many that are thinking about this all wrong... The average natural website's link profile will be ...
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Business Directory - duplicate content in descriptions - SEO impact

This has been discussed by Google's Andrey Lipattsev most recently in June 2016 when he stated that Google does not have a duplicate content penalty. As Andrey states It is not a penalty if ...
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Is Google starting to ignore link directories such as brownbook

Generally speaking, Google does not like directory sites too much. Some perhaps. However, most are generally either low quality or spammy or even replicated information that can be found everywhere. ...
closetnoc's user avatar
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Redirection with "redirect?url' affect SEO? Please help

There's not enough information in your question to say whether they will influence your SEO or not. But my guess is "probably not". If these are regular 3xx redirects then yes, they will pass rank. ...
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Footer backlink spam on Wordpress

This isn't necessarily to do with backlinks from the friends blog. If you go into Google Webmaster Tools you will be able to get a list of the backlinks to your site. By using this data you will be ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Do backlinks from a widget in an iframe improve google rank?

From the example of above code, I will say your competitor will not get any benefits in ranking because of nofollow meta tags. And also now that the meta content is set to no_follow will google ...
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Reuse an old juicy URL or create a new one?

All URLs will change but I've old URLs with a lot of backlinks... You would need to 301 (permanent) redirect the old URLs to the new. But exactly how you do that could depend on how many old URLs ...
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