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non related backlinks

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by mytvtalk, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. #1
    will non related backlinks say for such on this forum pointing to a 'health' related website hurt its position in the search engines?
    SEMrush
     
    mytvtalk, Nov 26, 2008 IP
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  2. usamaung

    usamaung Banned

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    #2
    If you have many unrelated backlinks that will hurt your site in SE
     
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    vstar Well-Known Member

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    #3
    No it will not hurt, but it won't really help either



    This is absolutely FALSE... Can you imagine if it was true, then all I would have to do to sabotage by competitors websites is submit their URL to a ton of unrelated directories.
     
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    #4
    it will not bother ur serp
    it will help ur traffic also
     
    dota, Nov 26, 2008 IP
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    jitendraag Notable Member

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    #5
    This forum already points to thousands of health websites (in SIG link) and that has not affected the forum badly and nor has it affected the health websites badly.

    Referral traffic from unrelated sites is negligible, SERP boost is also less as compared to link on related website. But I would not say link on unrelated sites don't help in SERP, they do..

    However, if you own the site that points to totally unrelated websites, it could be easily interpreted as link selling unless your website is a directory or a forum that has 1000s of links.
     
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  6. mytvtalk

    mytvtalk Active Member

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    #6
    ok thanks for your help guys
     
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    reduces effectiveness by about 50% or so. But it really depends on how off topic the page is.
     
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    #8
    I agree with vstar, backlinks unrelated to your site won't harm your site but you won't get the same link juice as if you had a link from the same niche as yourself.
     
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    #9
    Don't spend time to build off topic back links. It doesn't help to increase PR.
     
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    #10
    Somewhat disagree with you. Off topic backlinks don't add alot of value, but they do add some. However, if one is looking for quality backlinks, then they should focus on related websites for the backlinks.
     
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    not hurt..sometime i realize that also can help you to get more traffics even it is not targeted traffics..
     
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    #12
    i think not related backlink will give certain value for the link
    but lesser value for related backlink ;)
     
    STV, Nov 26, 2008 IP
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    #13
    no it will not hurt you, but it might help spread the word about your site. overall i would say any link can either be neutral or help you.
     
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    #14
    links from unrelated websites work. But much much less important than related ones.
     
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    In many cases, it hurts the webpage you are linking from more than your page.
     
    Lavinco, Nov 27, 2008 IP
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    #16
    If the site has a high page rank and it's unrelated it will still definitely help you.

    For instance, lets say Adobe decided to link to my Acne site... Well, they sure aren't related,
    but I wouldn't be complaining.
     
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  17. mytvtalk

    mytvtalk Active Member

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    ok thanks guys
     
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    #18
    This is true...I don't think that unrelated links could hurt your PR or SERP...maybe they would be links that won't help
     
    LucianoFigallo, Nov 27, 2008 IP
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    they will not hurt your rank unless you are linked to "bad" sites i believe. One thing though.. its still a source of traffic
     
    bmxryder711, Nov 27, 2008 IP
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    #20
    no it would never hurt you but related dofollow will help you even more on your SERP.
     
    Chancey, Nov 27, 2008 IP