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Local SEO: G+ reciprocal backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SentinelStorm, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. SentinelStorm

    SentinelStorm Newbie

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    While going through a competitor's G+ listings, I noticed that one had a link from their website's home page to their G+ listing. I know that reciprocal backlinks are bad, and that Google will invalidate both of them, but is this a "special circumstance" where Google will make an exception?

    Thank you for any help you can give.


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  2. n2zen

    n2zen Regular Member

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    Reciprocal from web to G+ and G+ to web are regarded as standard operating procedure.

    A properly developed and promoted G+ profile can do wonders for your SEO. Google is pushing this network bigtime!
     
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    That's great news!

    Thank you so much n2zen, I'm a total beginner and only VERY recently started researching and learning about IM, so I appreciate the help. I only just a couple of weeks ago purchased hosting and a domain, still have a long way to go, still working on learning how to build my site. IM seems from my green POV to be pretty sophisticated, but it's great having access to people like you to help. Thanks again!
     
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    Are you sure about this? The fact that "Google is pushing this network bigtime" has nothing to do with whether or not it considers a link from moneysite to G+ page a reciprocal backlink, which would therefore be zeroed-out.

    At one point linkwheels were "standard operating procedure".
     
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