Hello there, quesiton about backlinks and risks in local seo

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So I just checked and I am first on a keyword that gets around 200 volume according to ahrefs. It got there because I bought 20 links from a service in here, 5 of them went to that keyword page with the exact keyword anchor. rest of 15 links went to 3 more pages and keywords. My site has 38 referring domains for now. 95% of the domains are 0% spam score. Are there any risks? My site is a local site and I'm doing local seo.

Also the site is not in English and about 75% of the links are English articles and guestposts, and many of them have just the anchor in my language.
A bit scared as I just saw one of my main keywords first. Will google do something in your opinion? (one of my competitors has 274 rd and all of them are pure junk and he is not down).

Thanks!
 

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Backlinks have no harm , if you are getting some good guest post backlinks , then they are no harm to you .

Plus secondly it matter of time , as the update gets revise your competitors would be easily outrank , if you are having some good backlinks !
 

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1) spam score is not important (and can be reduced anyway by acquiring quality links)
2) google is usually more lenient with non-english speaking markets (which is probably why your competitors rank with junk)
3) you might, or might not get penalized for using english anchor texts in non-english content. So far, I haven't seen this happen, especially in non-english speaking countries, so my guess is that you're gonna keep your rankings for a long time... well, unless your competitors outrank you, obviously :)
 

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1) spam score is not important (and can be reduced anyway by acquiring quality links)
2) google is usually more lenient with non-english speaking markets (which is probably why your competitors rank with junk)
3) you might, or might not get penalized for using english anchor texts in non-english content. So far, I haven't seen this happen, especially in non-english speaking countries, so my guess is that you're gonna keep your rankings for a long time... well, unless your competitors outrank you, obviously :)
Thanks brother love you!

and btw its the exact opposite, non English anchors in english content
 

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Yeah, the language mixing is kind of suspect.

While there is some language mixing between backlink sources and target sites, those are in the minority.

So if you are going to look at your total link footprint, most should be in your native language.

If the bulk of your links come from English language sites, this is going to look suspicious because it doesn't look natural.

Maybe you can get away with a small proportion because that looks legit natural but if the vast majority of them come from English pages, then it doesn't look natural at all.

This can be offset by how competitive your target keywords are in local SEO.

You may be able to get away with quite a bit compared to non-local SEO but you shouldn't push your luck.
 

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I'm not the biggest fan of articles in English and links in another language... kinda makes no sense.

But my biggest worry here is that you only used exact match keywords as anchors.
 

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So I just checked and I am first on a keyword that gets around 200 volume according to ahrefs. It got there because I bought 20 links from a service in here, 5 of them went to that keyword page with the exact keyword anchor. rest of 15 links went to 3 more pages and keywords. My site has 38 referring domains for now. 95% of the domains are 0% spam score. Are there any risks? My site is a local site and I'm doing local seo.

Also the site is not in English and about 75% of the links are English articles and guestposts, and many of them have just the anchor in my language.
A bit scared as I just saw one of my main keywords first. Will google do something in your opinion? (one of my competitors has 274 rd and all of them are pure junk and he is not down).

Thanks!
no worries as the amount of links are low, but you can build more brand keywords or naked url anchor
 

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8 years ago I mixed languages with no problems.

I don't know if it's still effective. I don't really do non-English clients anymore.
 

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When you build more links focus on branded, generic, naked URLs you don't want too many exact anchor text backlinks that's risky
 
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