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Not directly. But it can have an effect, even a large effect. Basically, how you link through your website affects not only Google's ability to spider, but how it sees the hierarchy of your website. Linking prominently to an article that has high "shareability" will improve it's overall position in the search results. This means more people see it. The more ...


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From the sound of what you've done is over-optimise the anchor text for your domain and Google will not let you on page one. The best tip we can give you is to examine what your competitors are doing in relation to their links. Take your target KW, find the top 5 competitors for KW and then find the links that they've built by using all of the three main ...


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Although, not a primary ranking factor, we would recommend that you clean them up so there are no 404s or missing pages. If an auditing software can detect these errors, then you can bet that Google can, too.


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We were hit by the same problem as the OP - our site blacklisted so that all Chrome users were getting a big scary red message about "The site ahead contains malware. Attackers currently on [site name] might attempt to install dangerous programmes on your computer that steal or delete your information (for example, photos, passwords, messages and credit ...


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I doubt it has any SEO effect, but it might be useful for the people that visit your site(s). For that reason alone I wouldn't discourage the practice. There are, after all, a huge audience of actual people who visit web sites as opposed to just search engines stopping by. Here's an example of someone loading the footer with related site links although ...


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It won't be toxic for your websites but it won't do any good as well. Google gives value to backlink in decreasing order of their location on the webpage. So a link on the first paragraph is worth a lot more than one at the last. Source. And the links on the footer get the least value. On the contrary, it might feel spammy(just my opinion) to google if ...


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