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Is checking your backlinks bad?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Zephrus, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Zephrus

    Zephrus Registered Member

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    I've been searching the BHW site but haven't found anything on this. Does it hurt your site's PR if you check you backlinks too often, like through backlink watch?
     
  2. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, it does. Only check your backlinks when absolutely necessary. It is like your credit report. If you check your credit report too often, your credit score goes down. The same with backlinks.

    "Here's your sign"
     
  3. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    yes it would totally HURT your site, you will lose your ranking and be sandboxed instantly

    here are other things you need to bear in mind:

    • If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck.
    • To break a mirror will bring you seven years bad luck.
    • A bird that comes in your window brings bad luck.
    • If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck.
    • To give someone a purse or wallet without money in it will bring that person bad luck.
    • Wearing an opal when it is not your birthstone is bad luck.
    • To refuse a kiss under mistletoe causes bad luck.
    • Goldfish in the house bring bad luck.

    hope that helps
     
  4. Zephrus

    Zephrus Registered Member

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    It didn't make sense to me either that it would hurt your page ranking, but stranger things have happened. So I figured I'd play it safe and ask.
     
  5. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    ok, just check the backlinks of your competators every minute, just set up a macro and test it.

    then you will not have to go on others theary

    [note google generally does not let things that could be out of the control of the website owner to effect the website]
     
  6. livinlife000

    livinlife000 Junior Member

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    What is the best way to check backlinks
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  7. Zephrus

    Zephrus Registered Member

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    Try backlinkwatch. com

    There are a few others.
     
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    designsonline Power Member

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    Apart from backlinkwatch. com and yahoo. co.uk which other websites are good for an acurate(ish) snapshot of a website's backlinks?
     
  9. Zephrus

    Zephrus Registered Member

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    This is another one you'll see kicked about, but it's sort of beta and doesn't seem to be as good as backlinkwatch. You'll have to judge for yourself.

    seopro. com. au/free-seo-tools/new/link-checker/

    Sorry you'll have to take out the spaces. I can't post a link till I have 15 posts :)
     
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  10. Zephrus

    Zephrus Registered Member

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    Yes I know I'm going to catch flack for this because I'm new to SEO, but... what exactly do proxies have to do with backlink checking? For example:

    "Please note that we have temporarily disabled the ?Home Page PR? option so as to not put too much strain on our limited number of proxies."

    "The new tool relies on an expanded base of proxies which give much greater speed by allowing the tool to check multiple backlinks simutaneously."

    Ok yes dumb question here, but are the proxies being used for any type of anonymity purposes? Or is it simply so that more servers can run checks for links, like multi-threading in a CPU to make it faster? I'm assuming the latter.
     
  11. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    Actually its like masturbation, it makes you grow hair on the palms of your hands and it makes your teeth fall out.

    LOL man, geez..