Hey everyone, I hope I posted in the correct forum. So I have noticed my traffic is declining and I am loosing rankings. Just a little info about my site, I started it in 2006, its about sneakers. I noticed some sites that look like spam sites are linking to certain pages of my website using anchor text like "Online Slot Machines". Not sure why they are doing it. I am not sure if this is even the root of my problem but amongst speeding up the website and finally being able to use the Yoast SEO plugin (was on an older version of thesis) but traffic nor rankings have gone up, in fact certain keywords I was ranking for have dropped. So I guess I am asking is, if someone links to your site from a website with a bunch of links, using anchor text that has nothing to do with my website or the specific article, can it hurt rankings? All help is greatly appreciate. Thanks for taking the time out to read.