unrelated backlink?

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  1. itachi2009

    itachi2009 Newbie

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    Search the forum and couldent find anything concrete .. anyways .. does a unrelated anchor backlink help in any way?

    For example .. you have a blog that sells shoes. You have a backlink from a farmacy site. Will this weigh anything on my site? thanks
     
  2. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Elite Member

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    It surely does
     
  3. ajaygolani

    ajaygolani Newbie

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    It will surely help you. Getting links from relevant sites is better. getting links from irrelevant sites will help you a little.
     
  4. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    yeah. relevancy is better. i tend to only go after irrelevant ones if they are high pr or high aujthority, otherwise i go after relevancy.
     
  5. bluet

    bluet Junior Member

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    Actually it never matter for me. My site have a great rank and i build the backlinks in all the blogs that i could find, so i guess the big G only count the links anyway
     
  6. SuperLinks

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    Absolutely it would, it'd probably would look unnatural to Google if ALL your backlinks came from relevant sources.
     
  7. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    These are my opinions on the matter based on a large number of prolonged experiments.

    Relevant site, relevant anchor - very good
    Unrelated site, relevant anchor - good

    Relevant Site, unrelated anchor - ok
    Unrelated site, unrelated anchor - very poor
     
  8. jamesbelaugh

    jamesbelaugh Regular Member

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    Micallef is correct although any link back is better then no link back. I tend to get mostly links from unrelated sites although still managed to get top rankings with my keywords.