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Too many blogroll links?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mrmidjam, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. mrmidjam

    mrmidjam Regular Member

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    I have a link exchange with a related website, I have added a link to their site on my links page and they have added my link to their blogroll.
    It's a wordpress.com blog which has related content dating back to the beginning of 2012 and I'm current showing 514 links after 2 months in webmaster tools. I have 685 links in total so, takes up a large majority of the links

    Would this look spammy to Google?
     
  2. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yes, Blogroll links are things of the past, Stay away from them.
     
  3. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Request them for a contextual link rather than a blogroll link.
     
  4. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Having tons of blogroll links may look suspicious, but they still send link juice. Either way, contextual links are still the best. Looking at your competitors and who's ranking in the top 10, and then looking at what kind of links they have, never hurts either. Can give you great insight.
     
  5. tmamedov

    tmamedov Junior Member

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    Latest tests shows that blogroll links can easily throw keyword from SERP
     
  6. seo9791

    seo9791 Newbie

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    if its niche related blog roll with less obl you ll have more advantage and lesser risk
     
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    lullagirl85 Newbie

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    Do you have a relationship with this blog? Link exchange are more social in nature than any other kind of links, so if there's an ongoing relationship between you and that blog's owner (i.e. you comment on each other's blog post, network on social media, etc.) you're on the safe side of the river.

    Link exchange is only risky when you drop a link and forget it.