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How do you know if links are hurting your site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bonch, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. bonch

    bonch Newbie

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    I have a 8000 backlinks from from a site that listed my domain as "partner", so that turned into large number of backlinks since I'm on every single page of their site. This site isn't of any relevance to mine, although has an OK-ish authority. How do I know if these links are doing good or bad in the eyes of Google? If I get them removed, could it cause my rankings to drop or perhaps the opposite (if i get them removed there is no going back).
     
  2. FutureProofSeo

    FutureProofSeo Senior Member

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    It would be much better to link to a partner page, that then links out to your site.

    Then you can always boost the partner page secretely ;)

    FPS
     
  3. Gregsman

    Gregsman Junior Member

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    When you know the links will hurt, then you gone to not place these links. According to my past experience, 8000 links came from one domain is not a good signal as side wide links are not recommended by google.
     
  4. h1h1h1

    h1h1h1 Newbie

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    Removing bad backlinks may or may not improve your rankings. But what will definitely do is will keep your website from getting penalized in the next updates. I think this is something you want to avoid.

    I use linkquidator.com but there are more providers.
     
  5. bonch

    bonch Newbie

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    Im not exactly sure what you mean, could you explain please? Thanks!
     
  6. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    From experience I find that sitewide links are either bad or don't get counted. I've been getting rid of them since October 4th's update.
     
  7. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Well..this seems easy. No traffic coming in or traffic stopped lol
     
  8. bonch

    bonch Newbie

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    Would adding a rel=nofollow tag to the links fix the issue?