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Does having a backlink on every page of a website help or hurt?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mooseboy, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. mooseboy

    mooseboy Newbie

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    I checked the backlinks for one of my sites and noticed that on one site the backlink is on every page - almost 300 pages. Does this help or hurt?
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Mooseboy,

    Are you saying that the site with an inbound link to your site has one for every page of your site?

    I would say that (all else being equal) it is fine for this many links to be leading to your site (whether they go to one page or many). If they were built manually, you would need to be careful about diversifying your anchor text among other things. If they are natural, I wouldn't worry about it. Have you received an unnatural link warning?

    Here is a good post about unnatural linking,

    http://www.seroundtable.com/google-unnatural-links-warnings-12761.html

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  3. mooseboy

    mooseboy Newbie

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    I put my site's link in the footer of a website I developed and the footer is on every page of the site. So when I do a backlink check, it shows that my link is on 300+ pages and I'm assuming that it's counting that as 300+ links. But since they're all from the same site and IP, I'm wondering if that's hurting me. I'm trying to recover from Penguin/Panda and while I did do a little bit of unnatural link building a year ago (bought a ton of cheap directory links), I have disavowed them and saw my ranking increase a little bit but something is still keeping me down.
     
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    Articleteller Registered Member

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    When looking at my competitors in some hard niches i have noticed they have site wide links going to their sites, it does not seems to be hurting them that i can see, but i would not do this from many sites. Also consider your use of anchor text, is it url or keyword based. A url might be better if it is site wide. Also you should consider using the no follow on the link, you could always no follow some of them just to vary it up
     
  5. mooseboy

    mooseboy Newbie

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    The anchor text is just the name of my business...I figure that's considered a generic anchor. Right?
     
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    SerpEvil Supreme Member

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    site wide links are not good,they never was.
     
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    nbphuoc Regular Member Premium Member

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    You should focus on quality not quantity when building backlinks
     
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    alex-19841 Regular Member

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    Should be fine. There are many web developers that put a backlink to their websites from every single page of their clients' websites.
     
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    jbinkley Junior Member Premium Member

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    As long as you make sure you have other anchor link diversity you are ok.
     
  10. johndefoe

    johndefoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    IMHO, you can't avoid this. Some sites are organized on a way they show fixed part of a site on every page. It's natural, it won't hurt your site, but it won't give you extra link power either.