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Google And Spammy Backlinks
Dealing With Incoming Spam Links
Originally Published: September 27, 2011
Can low quality links or links from spammy websites have a negative effect on the rankings of your websites on Google? If spammy websites point to your site, should you act?
Three Things That You Can Do When You Discover Spammy Backlinks
Most websites have links from low quality websites and it is very difficult to do something against these links. You cannot influence which websites link to your site.
For example, a competitor could add your website to a link farm network or the competitor could spam search engines and directories with your URL.
If you find that low quality websites link to your site, you can do several things:
1. Relax And Let Them Link
Linking is a significant factor in Google's ranking algorithm but it is just one of many factors. Other factors are the content of your web pages, the site structure and the appearance of a keyword in the different web page elements.
2. Ask The Webmaster To Remove The Links
If you have a high quality website and get links from spammy websites, try to contact the website owners and ask them to remove their links. Google will not help you with that.
If the webmasters of the spammy website are not cooperative, don't worry and focus on the links that are under your control.
3. Optimize your links and your web page content
Optimize all of the factors that influence indexing and ranking on Google.
The Top 10 Optimizer in IBP has been designed for exactly that task.
It analyzes dozens of factors that influence the position of your website in Google's search results and it shows you what exactly you have to change so that Google will list your website on the first result page.
Focus On The Things You Can Control
Google knows that you cannot influence all of the links that point to your site. Low-quality links come from websites with low Google rankings and they cannot pass much ranking power to other websites. Chances are that Google simply ignore these links for the ranking algorithm.
For that reason, you shouldn't worry too much about links to your website that you cannot control. Focus on web page optimization with
IBP's top 10 optimizer
and high quality link building with
IBP's link builder.
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