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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 ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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Does Google punish pyramid linking and does reverse negative SEO exist?

What is Fair? To begin with, Google can certainly penalize any sites performance within it's own search engine for what it feels is unacceptable behavior in particular with respect to their ability ...
closetnoc'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 ...
closetnoc's user avatar
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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 ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Should I exchange articles for back links with a website exchanging articles with sites unrelated to mine?

I expect this will generate some diverse opinion here, but as you ask "is it safe", the answer is no. It is my experience that Google appears to look for context between sites/pages, and if ...
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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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Should canonical tags point to the guest post on an external site, or the copy on my own site?

If the other party are benefiting from your article and you benefit from the backlink, then you cannot have the version of the article on your own website as the original. This does depend on whether ...
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Is SEO consultant that starts by creating profiles on other sites for backlinks doing legitimate work?

Yes. You should be concerned. Links from sites which do not relate to your content are likely to decrease your SEO performance. I am not very familiar with many of the sites he listed, and it is ...
davidgo's user avatar
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Is providing high quality 3D models in exchange for back links a white-hat link-building strategy?

This was a very common tactic for sidebar widgets with a link back to a website. Google determined that these links were advertorial in nature and should be tagged nofollow. It is a halfway decent ...
keepkalm's user avatar
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Should I exchange articles for back links with a website exchanging articles with sites unrelated to mine?

It would be best if you share with related niche sites because you will get the relevant traffic and in some cases it will also increase organic keywords. Also, when you are generating the backlinks ...
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Should I exchange articles for back links with a website exchanging articles with sites unrelated to mine?

Absolutely not safe. Between my LinkedIn and my site's contact form I get probably 300 messages a month from companies pushing 60+ Domain Authority backlinks in the form of guest posts/blogs/articles. ...
Mike Ciffone's user avatar
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What is Link baiting

Link bait is content on your site that is created to get other sites to link to it. This is generally high quality, shareable content which other users deem to be created by a knowledgeable and ...
Kirsty Simms's user avatar
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Does Content Syndication to a Microblogging websites help in Link building?

No it won't and this strategy died or no longer effective long time ago. It will only create more duplicated copy of the content which is obviously spam related. And it's like you are chopping your ...
Tony Logarta's user avatar
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SEO - how to determine if a link if strong or not?

Short answer is: The harder it is for you to earn the backlink, the more valuable it is. I agree with John Conde, don't chase high PR links, there are other attributes that make a 'strong' backlink ...
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Linkless Mentions & No-follow Links : Potential Future Impact

I once heard that nofollow links have negative connotations since a link with this attribute will be identified as a reference in which the referrer does not endorse. They simply do not pass value, ...
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Should I use sitewide backlinks from relevant niche?

Google has hit webmasters with penalties for running Personal Blog Networks (PBN) in the past. A PBN is when you have several websites that link to your main website to rank your main website higher. ...
Michael d's user avatar
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How to check if a page is indexed for getting a backlink from it?

You can use tools like MozBar to check the Domain and Page Authority of the page/domain from where you are getting a link. If it has a good DA and PA, chances are that they are indexed already. ...
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How important are back links for SEO in 2017?

I will just add few more points. The way Google has been pushing for rich user experience and going very strong against poor SEO approach. Backlinks was important and now also it plays very ...
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Link exchange with your competitor

Even if you link to competitors outside of your service area, you may still be competing for "general" traffic from search engines. To use your example of relationship therapists: I'm sure ...
Trich's user avatar
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How can Google know if a site has paid for links

In general they don't know and guess based on more or less obvious indicators. There is plenty of false positives (punishing innocent pages) and false negatives (failing to detect some of ...
reducing activity's user avatar
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Domain Authority and anchor texts for link building strategy

Read this: Moz DA spam hack - how it works? tl;dr: you only care about DA when your backlink is on from the home page. Otherwise, you care about page-level metrics from where you link. For the anchor ...
BNazaruk's user avatar
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Lost rankings after redirecting keyword page to home page, can I optimize my home page for that keyword?

There is one thing that is not clear to me: why did you redirect the well positioned page to the homepage? And does the homepage REALLY contain information about the keyword your are interested for? ...
Erica Giovanetti's user avatar
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Is adding my business link to local business directory/listing good or bad for SEO?

First check the domain authority of the sites (business directories) from which you will get the backlinks. If the indicator is good I would go for it. Being listed in business directories is ...
Peter206's user avatar
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Question about getting URL backlinks optimized by UTM parameters and its affect on SEO

Does google consider URL with UTM parameters as a black hat SEO efforts ? As much as we try to get backlinks and promote our website pages on other websites, we need to track efficacy of our external ...
Deepak Mathur's user avatar
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External link building using brand name anchor text

Internal links throughout your site help Search Engines determine your site structure. External links help determine legitamacy. Sites used to trade links with eachother and probably still do. Say ...
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Will posting on a powerful site with keyword rich links to our homepage help or hurt SEO?

Let's see? You give content away. You link to your home page with short keyword centric links. All this from the same site. Hummm. Not good. Stop giving content away. And stop making keyword loaded ...
closetnoc's user avatar
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SEO crawler is reporting an issues with a high number of external links, is this a problem?

When a webpage has too many external links on it, it's possible that it can get hit for looking like a link farm. Years ago, many websites began ranking on Google by getting their sites listed on ...
Michael d's user avatar
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Linkless Mentions & No-follow Links : Potential Future Impact

I have heard that linkless brand mentions are a ranking signal as well. When Google discovers your brandname on a webpage, it will use its language processing to determine what that brandname is in ...
Michael d's user avatar
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Will Great Content On A Brand New Website Attract Links "Naturally"?

Unfortunately, I don't think organic link building can be very effective with the wait and see approach. People who have sites with links that can pass a lot of juice have learned just how valuable ...
Michael d's user avatar
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During a website redesign, how will removing unused pages/URLs affect SEO ranking?

Your previous SEO man's statement is correct. But there is another question: what would happen, if you drive your approach instead of approach recommended by your previous SEO man. The answer on this ...
Evgeniy's user avatar
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