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question regarding backlinks and language

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darkziosj, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. darkziosj

    darkziosj Junior Member

    Apr 14, 2017
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    can problems occurs if i build backlinks that are in the same niche but diferent language? let's say german entertainment niche, if i build english backlinks could this affect my seo? thanks
  2. Akinyande ayo

    Akinyande ayo Regular Member

    Feb 5, 2017
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    Having much backlinks from websites in other language can send bad signal to Google. it clearly shows that you're building link. I think it's about ratio here. ideally, more English sites should not be linking to German website more than other German sites. what could have trigger that? why would I send my visitors on English content to German content.
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  3. mbreezy

    mbreezy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jun 27, 2012
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    Those links will pass PR but, as mentioned, having your anchor text ratios all fucked up can be a bad signal. My opinion is the more you do it, the worse it is going to be in regard to your anchor text as a ranking signal.

    Best thing to do would have multiple translated pages with all of your hreflang tags on point, and then send the match the language of the anchor text links and pages with proper internal linking back and forth between them.
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  4. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

    Mar 25, 2014
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    NE US
    LOL. This is a tough fucking question I don't know a thing about Germany (but I'll do some research).

    Amount of Americans who speak English as dominant language = 95%
    Amount of Americans who can speak German is 1.38M = .05%

    Amount of Germans who speak German as dominant language = 95%
    Amount of Germans who can also speak English = 70%

    Most Germans are taught English as their first foreign language.... and seem to actually learn it fluently.
    Most Americans try to learn Spanish then give up right after college.

    I think we need more data here.

    Like who is your target audience? Is it Germany? Is it Germany & Europe? Europe & America or the whole world?

    Personally, I wouldn't make more than 20% of the links in English. I say that because I'm American and most American's do not follow or care about Germany.
    But I assume that a fair deal of English speaking Europeans follow German sites. Like I would assume a good deal of French, British, etc do.

    But thats like saying a lot of Americans visit Canadian sites cause Canadas our neighbor.... but we don't. We don't care. So maybe the French, British, etc
    don't either. Maybe noone really cares about German sites except Germans and maybe you should keep most the links in the native tongue of the
    country you're targeting.... just to be safe.

    ps. Very obvious but as the site grows and you get some organic traffic, just use that data to correct your ratios.
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    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017