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Will multiple backlinks from same site cause harm?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jleone2008, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. jleone2008

    jleone2008 Junior Member

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    Will getting a high percentage of backlinks from one site do more harm than good? What if the backlink site has high PR?
     
  2. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    These are called sitewide links and I have seen sites with about 10k site wide links from one site do well in the rankings. They only have 200 other back links and are on the first page. That should tell you something.

    The sitewide links all came from a relevant site though.
     
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    They help not harm unless it's spam site... For better return should be theme based... Although it will not be as good as links from different sites... PR will def help...
     
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    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    They work the opposite, quite good for you if high in PR and relevancy
     
  5. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    No they will not harm you in any way. The worst that could happen is SE will discount the links. I usually comment on all high PR pages of a good domain and the results are good.
     
  6. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    This happens as a result of backlinking from difference reference points or services. This doesn't hurt your site in any way, unless it is spam or portal related links that the backlinks are listing to. As som of the other posters have mentioned, this isn't a bad thing and has no standing effect on your site other than positive.

    Proof to this being just fine: All the links you have in any given search engine, article, video or blog directory, etc.

    If this was an issue of concern or did infact risk your site for damage to your ranking, it wouldn't be allowed by these types of reference linking systems.

    Bottom line - build your links, as you will encounter multiple unique listings, depending on where and how you register them.

    Don't sweat it and keep building.
     
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    trancecommunity Regular Member

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    When a Wordpress blog has a link to a site in the sidebar that site will get tons of these because the backlink will show as the post. Ive also seen sites with 10s of 1000s of links brought in this way and not much else and they are destroying the competition in the Serps.
     
  8. Kardi

    Kardi Newbie

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    I've also had great results in the past from sitewide links.
    Recently I also improved my serp quite consideraly by having my link included sitewide via WP plugins.
     
  9. websuperman

    websuperman Registered Member

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    Site-wide links make your link to look artificial, as you'd have hundreds of incoming links with the same anchor text. side-wide links can actually hurt your ranking in search engines like Google, especially when site-wide links constitute a large percentage of the incoming links.

    If most of your link popularity comes from purchased site-wide links, Google will eventually find and eliminate the value of these links. So it is advisable to buy/exchange few single links that would fly under the radar.

    However, it makes me wonder how Google treats blogroll links. Most blogroll links, by default, are site-wide links - Going by the logic of anchor text, it would mean that it is better not to receive blogroll links from huge blogs having hundreds of pages.
     
  10. jleone2008

    jleone2008 Junior Member

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    Lots of great information, thanks everyone. Websuperman, that's an interesting point about how search engines treat blogrolls though, that was another type of link I was thinking about doing. Trading my link with a few other related blogs. I would assume as long as the niches are related it should benefit.