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The Effects of Links from Bad Neighbourhoods

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by seoscout, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi -
    I have been led to believe that a site may suffer some sort of penalty if it has a high number of inbound links from what are described as bad neighbourhoods.

    I dispute this as I believe the worst that can happen is that links from disreputable sites will simply be ignored. If that was not the case we would all be able to 'trash' competitor sites simply by establishing a high number of links to them from porn/viagra/gambling/spamming/warez sites and the like.

    Opinions and experiences related this would be very interesting to hear -
    SEMrush
    Many Thanks
     
    seoscout, Aug 21, 2008 IP
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  2. stevewaganer

    stevewaganer Peon

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    links should come from only relevent and good sites. so if you are getting links from relevent sites its good chance to improve ranking of website in serp.
     
    stevewaganer, Aug 21, 2008 IP
  3. airabongco

    airabongco Well-Known Member

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    When a bad neighborhood links to you then that's okay. But if you link to a bad neighborhood, then there may be a problem. I do not believe that you will receive penalty if they link to you. If it does, then all would just submit their competitors to bad neighborhoods and it would be one grueling marketing game. You can't control those that link to you. So you will not receive penalty for that. But you can control who you link to.
     
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  4. Ratchet

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    Even if you find a bad neighbourhood linking to you, simply pop their webmaster a message asking him to remove the link..
     
    Ratchet, Aug 21, 2008 IP
  5. Loy Maben

    Loy Maben Peon

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    Hi seoscout
    I totally agree with you
    bcz i was also wondering about this some days back when i read a post somewhere stating that it is a myth.
    So i think there is no penalty for it. It is just that your ranking may go down because of irrelevant links.
     
    Loy Maben, Aug 21, 2008 IP
  6. seoscout

    seoscout Peon

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    Thanks for your replies - very helpful :)
     
    seoscout, Aug 21, 2008 IP
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    obviously bad neighbor will hurt your rank. you need to find out it and removed them from your site and your site from their site.
     
    Azher Memon, Aug 21, 2008 IP
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    Question to all, What makes a "bad neighor" link?
     
    catanich, Aug 21, 2008 IP
  9. tendulkar2

    tendulkar2 Banned

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    We can't do nothing about the incoming links (as google also knows)... so, no problem with it.
    The problem is if you have outgoing links to illegal sites.
     
    tendulkar2, Aug 21, 2008 IP