Why Bad Backlinks Can Sink Your Website

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Sure you have read all the blog post regarding bad backlinks. Purchasing Backlinks for $5 for 50 sounds good, but you probably going to take steps backwards.

I get it. Your website is fairly new, and the competition has years of experience. Try to be patient building your backlinks correctly. Sometimes the turtle WIN!!
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  • Profile picture of the author JonHaver
    I think it all depends on the network/service that you are using. There are some good backlinking services out there that do help greatly to boost your rankings. When looking for backlinking services, you should ensure that the sites they are using have high metrics ( DA>30 and PA>30). You should also ensure that the article is relevant to both your site and their site. because if they aren't Google may see it as unnatural and that is where you may take a few steps back.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by JonHaver View Post

      I think it all depends on the network/service that you are using. There are some good backlinking services out there that do help greatly to boost your rankings. When looking for backlinking services, you should ensure that the sites they are using have high metrics ( DA>30 and PA>30). You should also ensure that the article is relevant to both your site and their site. because if they aren't Google may see it as unnatural and that is where you may take a few steps back.

      Those metrics mean little when buying links. They are highly inaccurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    We need to be clear as to what “bad backlinks” are.

    A lot of people like to throw that [xx] phrase around, bad backlinks.

    But in many cases, they actually mean many different things.

    Well, as far as Google is concerned, a bad backlink has the following features:

    1. It’s a link from a source that is totally unrelated to your niche.

    2. It uses your money target keyword and it’s not branded.

    3. There’s simply too many of them.

    4. They pretty much appear at the same time.

    Of course, you can mix and match these different factors to come up with your own definition of bad backlinks but based primarily on what Google is saying and also the experiences of SEO professionals, these form the general framework of what constitutes bad backlinks.

    It’s very important to pay attention to your link sources and ensure that they only come from quality sources.

    Pay attention to content-based backlinks, as well as, other factors.

    If you’re looking for a winning game plan, instead of looking to build backlinks, you should change your paradigm to earning backlinks.

    Earning backlinks is more sustainable because it revolves around the quality of your content.

    The higher your content quality, the higher the quality, as far as Google is concerned, of the backlinks you attract.
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    • Profile picture of the author TZ
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

      We need to be clear as to what "bad backlinks" are.

      A lot of people like to throw that [xx] phrase around, bad backlinks.

      But in many cases, they actually mean many different things.

      Well, as far as Google is concerned, a bad backlink has the following features:

      1. It's a link from a source that is totally unrelated to your niche.

      2. It uses your money target keyword and it's not branded.

      3. There's simply too many of them.

      4. They pretty much appear at the same time.

      Of course, you can mix and match these different factors to come up with your own definition of bad backlinks but based primarily on what Google is saying and also the experiences of SEO professionals, these form the general framework of what constitutes bad backlinks.

      It's very important to pay attention to your link sources and ensure that they only come from quality sources.

      Pay attention to content-based backlinks, as well as, other factors.

      If you're looking for a winning game plan, instead of looking to build backlinks, you should change your paradigm to earning backlinks.

      Earning backlinks is more sustainable because it revolves around the quality of your content.

      The higher your content quality, the higher the quality, as far as Google is concerned, of the backlinks you attract.
      I think this is excellent advice. Maybe just write REALLY good content and let the links look after themselves. It's a safe way to go.
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      • Originally Posted by TZ View Post

        I think this is excellent advice. Maybe just write REALLY good content and let the links look after themselves. It's a safe way to go.
        Not that I disagree with you, because I really don't, particularly in niches where there is a lower level of competition or a combination of lower competition and high demand.

        The problem comes in two places though -

        A) Niches where there is such low competition that there is basically nobody else writing about the topic (other than large businesses and corporations) and therefore nobody to really link to your site organically. I found this problem recently and had to create a small network of 'supporting' niche sites to gather my own links from to compete with the corp. competitors who have gather authority from links ranging from huffpost to their venture capitalist investors site (which shockingly was a PR6 link - not that PR means much these days.)

        B) Niches where it is so competitive that gaining any traction can be a massive multi-year fight to the middle (not even the top.)

        In these case, you've got to work on your own a bit and decide on a strategy that will work for you. In the first example, I gave my answer and what I ended up doing. In the second scenario, your atypical outreach seems to be the way to go. Mind you, not spam-reach (Dear stranger I'm mass emailing, link to me please, thank you) but a more engaging approach.

        Someplace in the middle of those scenarios though, the thought of just producing content and letting nature take its course can of course work - sometimes. It's really a crap-shoot though, don't you think?
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  • Backlink 'Earning' is always a noble approach writeaway.

    However, you normally do have to get in there and build your own links It's typically unavoidable at first.
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  • Profile picture of the author geeksonrepair
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    According to me if you should do organic seo rather than to buy backilins.Do quality work and generate quality backlinks to prevent your website from sink and get it into top rank in search engines.
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