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Backlinks to low quality sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jammem, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. jammem

    jammem Newbie

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    Hello

    I'm pretty new to the world of SEO and I have a question most of new can answer quite quickly. However I can't find the answer to it anywhere in these forums. Anyways, I was wondering if a link to a PR0 website or maybe even PR1 would hurt my SEO efforts? Would Google see a a link to PR0 site as poor quality and therefore lower my own ranking?

    Would do you experts think?

    Jammem
     
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    frazgta Power Member

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    No of course not why would you think that?
     
  3. michaelheirloom

    michaelheirloom Newbie

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    A mass of low quality links can hurt your website. Thats a part of the penguin update.
     
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  4. misscaprice

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    Don't judge a site by its PR :)

    There are a number of good sites out there that do not have PR because their owners do not know a shit of SEO. Still they are good resources. And the opposite is also true. Crappy sites with PR 5-6.
    Low quality sites are considered to be those sites with only duplicate/boilerplate content or with crappy link neighborhood
     
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    OP is asking what will happen if he links to a low PR site
     
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    OP, you can link to sites of whatever PR you want, the things to take into account are the following:

    Make sure that you're linking to relevant sites, if you're site is about dog training then don't link to porn sites etc.
    Make sure that the sites linking to YOU are relevant.
    You can link to some irrelevant sites though and it shouldn't hurt your rankings but don't make a habit out of it or google will start to see your site in a different way.
     
  7. jammem

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    Hello

    It looks like I didn't make it clear whether I was talking about linking to other sites or if the links were coming in. I'm indeed talking about backlinks, links coming into my website for SEO purposes. So now that someone has mentioned that too many low quality sites can hurt my website, I ask what would you consider a low quality site? A PR0? Or something with a high PR which is irrevelant to my site?


    Thank you for your answers so far they have been very useful :)
     
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    Don't focus on PR. Instead focus on the following:

    1) Is the page relevant
    2) Is the page indexed
    3) Does the page have less than 50 out bound links
    4) Are the outbound links pointing to relevant sites (not p0rn, v1agra, or shitty blog comment links)

    If all the above answers are "Yes" then get the link.
     
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  9. ProAffiliate01

    ProAffiliate01 Junior Member

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    I agree with this. As far as low-ranking sites, the only reason some of them have not ranked higher yet is because they are new. This is the difference between that kind of site and one(s) of poor quality.
     
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  10. jammem

    jammem Newbie

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    Thank you everyone that answers my question

    This has been my first thread and a very good experience :)

    Looking forward to talking to you guys later. I'll message you guys again if anything else comes up !
     
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    jammem Newbie

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    Thank you for this post. I will use this as my guideline.

    I actually have another question though. I've had a guy doing my backlinks and I think hes done a very bad job.I say this because I've noticed my rankings are getting lower and lower. That's why I fired him and personlly want to go through all the backlinks and clean them up.

    However his reporting was very bad. I really don't know where he has backlinked too. What SEO tool would you recommend to me to check all my backlinks? I heard of Majectic SEO but thats kind of expensive. Is there anything else you would recommend?
     
  12. misscaprice

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    try ahrefs and opensiteexplorer
     
  13. blackberry

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    Try Backlinkwatch.com it will give you a listing of your backlinks you can follow up / clean up.
    Google Webmaster tools is also a tool for doing this.

    ahrefs.com also does this but its useless unless you have a paid subscription as it only shows the first 5 links.
    opensiteexplorer.org is another tool as well and you can get a lot of link info without paying for a subscription.
    Also sign up for a free account at MajesticSEO, then run a report, and read the link report, and work from there.



    Hope this helps


     
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    Thanks for the info. But now I'm even more confused. i searched for my backlinks and it said I have none! I've had this guy doing SEO and getting many backlinks everyday for two months? How do I not even have one. I've also visited the sites where I have the backlinks (ezine, articlebase) and I see the links, linking back to my website?
    How is this possible? Did Google not crawl it? But its been almost 2 months.

    This SEO thing is harder then i thought :S