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Why People Don't Want Backlinks from sites that have Adult, Pharmacy links?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by nat.soft, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. nat.soft

    nat.soft Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I want to ask what is the reason that some people do not want backlinks from webpages that have adult, pharmacy or gambling backlinks(like blog comments) on them?

    Is it a myth or do such backlinks from that pages really hurt your website?
     
  2. bloobar

    bloobar Newbie

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    it is better if you find website related to yours....!
     
  3. Rwh909r

    Rwh909r Newbie

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    Its all about the neighborhood that your website is associated with.

    Google uses backlinks as a way to decide how important or relevant your website is. If you have a site about baseball then there is no reason that you should have viagra or porn linking back to your site.
    Plus non family friendly sites such as porn, and other gambling and pharmacy type sites are notorious for spam and mal-ware and google knows that so they automatically devalue those sites.

    Plus its considered guilt by association. Like if you hang out with criminals (porn/pharmacy sites) the cops (google) will assume you too are a criminal.
     
  4. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    The general consensus is that who you are linking to matters. Google frowns on links to adult/pharma, etc. b/c of the propensity for spamming with those niches. If you are showing Google that your linking friends are in these categories, then you'll likely be frowned upon also by G, at least that's how the theory goes. I'd be interested to see if anyone has put this theory to the test...
     
  5. ┼blackrat┼

    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Neighborhoods...

    It´s all about how spammed is the site your link is on.

    Often, adult pharmacy is abused by spammers. So people associate things and don´t want their sons playing with bad influences.

    But that´s kinda overhyped.

    It´s been proven over and over backlinks won´t hurt, if you know what you´re doing.