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Any type of Pyramid link building scheme is considered black hat and punishable by Google's Link Spam Updates AKA - Google Penguin. The idea of using a 2 and 3 tier system was that you could spam some low quality links to the tier 3 and then dribble it down to the 2nd and then to the main site (Money Site) and the money site would not be punished since ...


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To Begin I must apologize to those who are in favor of TL;DRs. I have included a list of links Google does not like at the top just for you! This is one of my famous long answers. But it is important and sometimes a short answer simply will not do. If you know me, sometimes I leave comments with "Short answer. No." Or Yes as the occasion dictates. This is ...


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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 to earn money as a business. This is their right. It is their property. You do not have to participate in their services and by doing so, they have the right to ...


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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 it's not just luck, it's skill and strategy too!) Several years ago, when every marketing consultant ran around and charged $150/hr to say "content is king, ...


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People who chase high PR links have no idea what they are doing or talking about. A long time ago PageRank was very important and a high PR link meant high rankings. But that hasn't been true in a long time. Google has improved their algorithm tremendously since then and other more important signals, ones that actually make sense, factor into a link's value. ...


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IMO no! What you have done is fine although I'm not sure how often a search engine indexes other search engines, especially the results... In fact, that would be quite an achievement (although there is a comment further down in my answer about directories like DMOZ). Any way, the consideration is what benefit does it bring more than if you get any negative....


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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 be compelled to create links based upon your content. You can promote using social media, however stay away from link schemes, guest blogging, article marketing ...


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The "process of manually building links in any way possible" would not classify as White Hat SEO. But linkbuilding does not mean "in any way possible". White Hat Link Building: The Zen Masters' Guide states: That is not to say that we can't be clever in how we attract those links (we will be), but for each method the following 3 statements remain ...


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I would avoid directories and the like, if you have quality content then approach similar sites in your niche and show them your content. If they like it then they are likely to link or share it. Reaching out to people in your market and telling them about your content is a great way to garner links, instead of asking for them.


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Yes, Google counts links in PDF files the same way they count links in HTML. We know this because an online retailer got in trouble with it. They have an educational discount program. They gave a PDF brochure with special prices to educational institutions. Many of those posted it on their websites for their staff to use. That PDF file included ...


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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 quantity and we need a variety of root domains) Footer/sidebar links are not good for SEO So, you will be risking your SEO for nothing in return, that's why I'...


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Duplicate links is not an SEO issue unless someone is doing page rank sculpting, in which case use rel=nofollow on the duplicate link (though I really wouldn't bother as I don't think this works any more, and it was of negligible benefit when it did.) If you mean is a # on the end of a URL counted as a separate page, then no it is not. It is an anchor to ...


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You can have two or more links from one page A to a page B. There is no issue here. You are not going to be penalized. There is no need to avoid duplicate links to same page. Your SEO guy is wrong.


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I work for a company that runs a bunch of divisions, each with their own store. On the top of all the pages in the menu bar, there is a dropdown of links called "jump to another store". Due to the compounding effect, this means that each domain has a net +40,000 urls backlinking to it from the other divisions, via the jump-to-store menu. Have we noticed any ...


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You must be aware of recent Google algorithm updates. If not, read WebMasterWorld forum where people shared their experience on how they lost their ranks because of duplicate content and poor link profiles. I strongly recommend not to publish duplicate content on multiple blogs just to generate backlinks for your main website. It will no longer help in ...


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No actually- the other way 'round. If your domain name registration on these sites are similar or identical, having contact information on your sites that supports the domain name registration by being at least somewhat similar or identical will actually boost your domain trust scores. As part of two efforts; anti-spam and author identification/valuation, a ...


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Fire your SEO! It is clear that they have not a clue!! All they have done is read the wrong websites and then sold themselves as an expert. In fact, I would seeking damages personally. But that is up to you. Any professional should have done their research, formulated a plan, and then gotten sign-off on the plan before going absolutely ape-5h17. Submitting ...


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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 your agreement with the other website includes your ability to post this content elsewhere. It's quite common for hosts of guest posts to expect exclusivity. ...


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For the procedure of link building you launched, web hosting of the subdomain won't take into account for SEO. I own multiple websites with your web hosting situation and I have never had problems for SEO. Moreover, search engines (like Google) currently treat a subdomain as an entirely different domain name for SEO and for sure even more if web hosting is ...


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The accepted answer to this question may have been correct at the time, but it is clearly now wrong. On April 24, 2012 Google released a new algorithm which they called "penguin" which targeted web spam. Part of the algorithm was focused on bad inbound links to a site. It is now the case that inbound links to your site that are spammy can hurt your site. ...


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In my opinion, if the proportion of backlinks from this website is 1080 over 18000, there is no reason why Google penalized you for this. Moreover, even if the subject of the two websites are not very related, they are about sports both. In the worst case, it considers these links as low weigth for PageRank because they are all in the same website but I don'...


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When you get backlinks from another website, authority of this website is very important for SEO of your website. If you decide to create a spammy blogs network, Google will apply a sanction to your network and thus to your website. A good solution for SEO of your website would be to create a blogs network with relevant and no duplicate content refering to ...


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Of course. Definitely It will harm your website. Because unique content is one of the major SEO factor and if any website gets backlink from duplicate content then it will definitely hurt by Google. Google's latest penguin update (Penguin 2.0) affect all the websites that follows link farming methods. It also affect the websites that get backlink from bad ...


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The approved way to create a presence on social networks for each site that you own is to create a "page" for each of your websites. On Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/pages and use the "+ Create a Page" button. When I do so, I use the "Brand or Product" option and then choose "Website" as the subcategory. On Google+, there is a "...


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I would give the option to view as a single page but then also have it broken out into multiple pages (look at articles on news sites that run multiple pages). I would host all of the content on a single 1st page (this page will rank the best because the first page will get all of the links plus be better situated in your site navigation etc.) only display ...


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It won't do you any good SEO-wise. Search engines are smart enough to follow the redirect so they'll give the final landing page the credit for the link. Even if point #1 we not true, it would be silly to give a redirect page so much link juice and/or any other SEO value. Do you really want that page to rank well? Is that what you want your visitors to land ...


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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 like: The content The social signals of that page (Google+, Twitter, Facebook, etc) The amount of traffic generated from that link (the link is clicked by real ...


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Each URL on your site has its own PageRank. So http://example.com/?id=344 will have separate PageRank from http://example.com/ and both will have separate PageRank from http://example.com/page.html. In many cases a URL parameter will not cause the page shown to change, or will cause a 404 not found error. Either of those may cause the link juice ...


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Link building means for me, that one actively builds them. And this isn't according to webmaster guidelines. Link building is a kind of offpage activity. John Mueller here and, earlier, this text are listing mainly onpage actions webmaster could take. Any offpage action mentioned by Google as link building action, like directory submission, is highly ...


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Don't link all to the same page. Give relevant meta title to each sub pages of website. And the give interlinking according to the keywords and blog posts. Relevancy is important.


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