Having Natural Backlink Profile Means Having Bad Links as Well?

by Wes888
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I was just thinking, wouldn't a natural backlink profile as seen by Google include both good and bad types of links? Nothing spammy like thousands of profile links though. Any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    that should be OK provided there are not tons of low-quality links of the same type (like forum profiles or over-spammed blog comments) appearing quickly within a short perido of time. After all natural implies "a bit of everything".
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Natural is the most over used, abused, misinterpreted word in
      SEO today. It has become completely meaningless.

      Why on earth would you want or need bad links?!?!?!?!

      Makes no sense.

      Isn't "bad links" exactly what google is referring to when they
      say "unnatural links"?

      Okay people. Keep on keeping on. Go on with your bad links.

      Why are people now looking for a reason to get bad links?!?!?!

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  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    I've seen some links to some of my sites from scrapers sites, these sites are obviously bad links and we have no control over this. But no impact from serps whatsoever.

    When we talk about having bad links it probably boils down to how much our sites have these kinds of links.

    A good site having some "bad links" from scraper sites "should not" get penalized.

    But if your site has tons of really crappy links (eg. spammy profile/edu/footer/sig links etc) which would pretty much sums up you backlink profile, it should be a red flag for you yourself and for Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author impulse
    Natural means having links that were not built manually.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      OP you are overthinking. Just go get good links. IF bad links are so natural then wouldn't they come naturally? Good so then thats taken care of naturally.
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  • Profile picture of the author dejaone
    Natural links are links earned and built for users. Low quality links and bad links are two different things. It makes more sense to say whether a link portfolio is natural or not, rather than individual links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Campbell24
    A few bad links may be natural but if they're coming from "super-penalized" sites then they are always going to hurt you.
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  • Profile picture of the author daisy172
    The best explanation of what a natural backlink profile looks like came from a webmaster called Fraser Cain, who runs a website called Universe Today, which gets 100,000 hits a day.

    Here's his article on backlinks:

    https://www.keywordstrategy.org/1321...ral-to-google/
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by daisy172 View Post

      The best explanation of what a natural backlink profile looks like came from a webmaster called Fraser Cain, who runs a website called Universe Today, which gets 100,000 hits a day.
      Fraser has been saying that for awhile and theres no doubt the site is a good one for astronomy but it just does not translate across the board the way he says and he's wrong - not all natural link profile look the same so yes some natural ones can look nearly the same as artificial. Its all niche related and why I Don't see how he can claim that Universe Today - basically a news site for astronomy translates across the board as a good example

      IF thats a site selling widgets or a multitude of different products then no its not going to get that link profile - no t even close. Ton loads of businesses get links from other companies and resource pages and yes many of them can be bought also and arranged non naturally. SO the natural and unnatural blur division is blurry.

      The if you build it with great content they will come approach does NOT work for businesses in the way it will work for a news site and you cannot expect nor should it be required that every business site on the web become a news site like Universe Today.
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      • Profile picture of the author nadeemajeedch
        Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        Fraser has been saying that for awhile and theres no doubt the site is a good one for astronomy but it just does not translate across the board the way he says and he's wrong - not all natural link profile look the same so yes some natural ones can look nearly the same as artificial. Its all niche related and why I Don't see how he can claim that Universe Today - basically a news site for astronomy translates across the board as a good example

        IF thats a site selling widgets or a multitude of different products then no its not going to get that link profile - no t even close. Ton loads of businesses get links from other companies and resource pages and yes many of them can be bought also and arranged non naturally. SO the natural and unnatural blur division is blurry.

        The if you build it with great content they will come approach does NOT work for businesses in the way it will work for a news site and you cannot expect nor should it be required that every business site on the web become a news site like Universe Today.
        Natural means you build link by yourself or by any other friends/user but main point is that from where you are getting backlink to your site should not to be penalized by google. so must check page rank of site before creating a backlink at that site.
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