- Feb 14, 2015
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Yes they do! Yes they do.I'm not sure I would agree with that, these no logical reason why a EMD would be punished let alone "dead". Of course they don't give a positive advantage like they did 10 years ago.
But I see no reason why they would have a negative impact, I'm sure google can determine that EMD brand anchors and main keyword will clash in terms of overoptimizing your keyword anchors, and account for that in the algorithm.
Sidenote, in my experience site-wide links do work despite what gurus say, provided they have relevancy and they don't make up a large portion of your RD's.
I have read many "SEO Specialists" on this forum say site-wide links don't work and google can penalize websites doing it.
But then i go back to Google and do my own research and i see the complete opposite.
Wow. Do not take what you read on this forum as a rule. Do your own research.
There is a competition beating the crap out of me in ranking because they have some relevant sites and they added SITEWIDE links from all their relevant sites.
So you see metrics like 20RD and 250,000 backlinks. Basically, 20 websites sent more than 200k links. Many "SEO experts" will say this is SPAM. But Google loves it!
These sites have been ranking no1 since 2012! Yes, i have been trying to beat them since 2012!