Question about sponsored posts (linking out to two clients from the same article)

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Hello,

I would like other SEO's opinion regarding one particular subject:

Backlinking to two clients simultaneously in multiple sponsored posts.

Thoughts?

Could it attract a penalty?
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    I make more money selling links on my pages than anything else.

    Google does not penalize for paid links. Laughable, as their whole empire is based on....paid links.

    Google does not know a paid link from a hole in the wall anyway, unless you tell them it is.

    What's laughable, is loony people keep talking about how bad paid links are, then claim that you need some outbound links on your pages to other sites to look, um, natural.

    Yeah. Right. Like I'm going to give free link space and advertising to another site for free.
    Somehow, giving free advertising and link space to, oh say wikipedia, usatoday, or the like, is perfectly acceptable. Fat chance on my end.

    It's not paid links that's the problem, is the fact that your page spams them.

    First, don't put any text on your page asking people to buy a link.

    Second, make the link only on that page, not sitewide.

    Third, and most important, is put it in context of the article.

    If smack dab in the middle of an article on frozen toys, you put a link with text that says, click here for information on student loan consolidation, then you have only yourself to blame for google thinking your article is junk and spam.

    Nofollow is a dead issue in 2018 for links on your page. Nofollow has morphed into something else.

    In fact, what is no follow for? To signal possible spam? You nofollow a link...google thinks hmmm, what the frick is untrusted about this link? And why would your page link with an untrusted link?

    It's not paid links, it's being stupid and spamming junk.

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    • Profile picture of the author Adi Szasz
      Sorry, I don't think I was clear enough.

      I am collaborating with 10 sites. I send them each an article. Every article has two links: one for one client and the other for another client.

      Will Google penalize my clients because their links appear together? They are from the same niche, by the way.

      Looking forward to your response.
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      • Profile picture of the author lambertson
        Originally Posted by Adi Szasz View Post

        Sorry, I don't think I was clear enough.

        I am collaborating with 10 sites. I send them each an article. Every article has two links: one for one client and the other for another client.

        Will Google penalize my clients because their links appear together? They are from the same niche, by the way.

        Looking forward to your response.
        It shouldn't be an issue if they are not posted at the same time, and have different relevant content (not duplicate).
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      • Profile picture of the author radhikamishra
        Thanks for this suggestion, but please tell me how you put links of other clients in same article. i just mean to ask that one of my client is a school and others are parlor, hardware stores etc then how can i give links in same article. wouldn't it sound irrelevant
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  • Profile picture of the author buzzinteractive
    It won't be a much issue if it related to the content. if relevancy is not there then you might face a penalty if you're just spamming. Google is smart enough these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I wouldn't do it. You are creating a footprint that looks suspicious.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaggyLink
    In my linkbuilding agency, we don't think this is a problem. We even have clients joining (even when they are competitors to each other) to buy expensive links sometimes. As long as you don't backlink the same clients all the time, that's fine. I would risk linking same clients all the time though...
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  • Profile picture of the author richardZ
    Originally Posted by Adi Szasz View Post

    Hello,

    I would like other SEO's opinion regarding one particular subject:

    Backlinking to two clients simultaneously in multiple sponsored posts.

    Thoughts?

    Could it attract a penalty?
    To place link of two clients in one article is ok but don't do in all articles. You can do it once in a month but for that content should be relevant to both clients as well as link will not look promotional.
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