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Do Site-Wide(Sidebar) links hurt your rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gazi9695, May 27, 2016.

  1. gazi9695

    gazi9695 Newbie

    Jan 13, 2016
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    Hello Everyone,

    I have a two-month-old Amazon Niche Site on Parenting Niche. After I commented on two related blogs, they had Recent Comment plugin on the sidebar and they started linking to my site a lot.

    The Majestic and Ahrefs show that one of these sites link 742 times and the other one about 300 times.

    All these links are NoFollow and I used my name as an anchor.

    Three days after these links were detected, my rankings drop a lot. I was ranking on 2nd Page for a few keywords and for a week, all my keywords have fallen on 5-6 page and two of them on 9-10 page.

    I read online and they say that nofollow links doesn't hurt my rankings, especially SideWide links because Google knows that they link from one domain.

    Also, someone told me that this might be a normal Google Keyword Dance because my site is new.

    Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank You!
  2. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Elite Member

    Sep 25, 2013
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    I don't think so unless it's from a lot of sites, if it's from 1 or 2 sites it should actually be benefitial