Is this type of backlink is bad for seo?

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I've a website and i got few backlink from my main competitor website. i heard from someone "backlink from main competitor page " not a good idea. is it true?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicky Papers
    Backlinks from competitors aren't necessarily a bad thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diice
    This is a complete lie, if your competitor site is linking to you, it shows google that this site regards your own site as an authority. If anything this gives your site a boost. It wont damage your site to receive a backlink from a site which ranks higher than yours for a specific keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    Actually it is Good thing for your website, because your competitor's site is relevant to your website. And a relevant backlink will always do good for your website in terms of ranking. I don't know who have told you this weird thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Competitors linking to you is a freaking great thing. I don't know why the hell anyone would think otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexSuwarna
    Target keywords in anchor tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author harry911
    Who told you that? It's awesome that you have a backlink from a competitor in your niche. It will make you site an authority in Google's eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    I cannot find anything wrong here to get links back from competitors website. It's a good thing too! Google will consider your site as something should be ranked. So, increase the amount to linking back from your competitors websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Merden
    you can get the links from your competitor, but before getting links on same site first check the quality of that site, then only take link on that site
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  • Profile picture of the author umrbd
    No way, you should be happy that your competitor is linking back to you. It is a very strong proof for google about the authority of your site. Good Work!
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  • It's a good thing. (Unless the competitor in question is some kind of SEO spam king).
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  • one of the best thing is getting backlink from competitor site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jesseholmes
    Any completely natural links won't hurt you - even if it's from a competitor. If you're planning on building more backlinks these days you just need to be aware of the linking and anchor text percentages.
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  • Profile picture of the author shawnirwin
    Its not a bad thing.Its just you have a backlink form your competitor which is an added advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    Originally Posted by robertarticle View Post

    I've a website and i got few backlink from my main competitor website. i heard from someone "backlink from main competitor page " not a good idea. is it true?
    This is so wrong. It's always good (and pretty hard) to get links from the competitor
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  • Profile picture of the author Bizzoyce
    Ya, Its a great thing that you have back links from your competitors. That is what you strive for getting back links from authority sites within your niche
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  • Profile picture of the author Dead Body
    this is the good idea and get backlinks from search engines like bing or Google.. do not get backlinks of your competitor from backlink finder websites.. use only Google or bing...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vivers
    Your link ( anchor text ) is on your main competitor home page? That's awesome! One way link or reciprocal? If one way pointing at you that's great!
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    I would kill for a backlink from the competition in some of my niches. Enjoy it.
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  • Profile picture of the author vickyk
    If you get a backlink from your competitor it means that backlink are niche and thementic so as we know that niche link are good for us so in mine point of view that link are not bad for our site..
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    As long as you're getting the back link from someone in the same niche then it can never be bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuvananichi
    Its always worthy!
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  • Profile picture of the author sijugk
    Originally Posted by robertarticle View Post

    I've a website and i got few backlink from my main competitor website. i heard from someone "backlink from main competitor page " not a good idea. is it true?
    I would like to say, you are a lucky man. Links from a competitor website is extremely helpful for your website to gain better ranks in Google. So cheers..
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  • Profile picture of the author FranksToys
    I can't help but laugh. Who spouts off some of this SEO "knowledge" as fact?
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  • Profile picture of the author jclindayag
    Hi robertarticle!

    I think there is nothing wrong with. Take note that backlinks are backlinks. Having a backlink in your competitor's website does not harm you. Actually, it may appear good because the backlink you have is very much related to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    It's not completely wrong. Taking links where your competitor has taken can help you. Also you should check whether the site is proper or not. Taking links on spammy sites will harm your domain.
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