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#1 SelfMade


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:05 AM



What would you class as "unnatural" linkbuilding?...



#2 Jill


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

Any link you place yourself rather than someone giving it to you as an endorsement of your site (or page of your site).

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:36 AM



If I placed 5 links?..that isn';t going to be anywhere near G's radar.


If I placed several K ionside 1 week, all the same, with all the same Anchor text...that's different.


In the common sense of the word, what is considered "unnatural".


Or put another way, How much could you get away with before it becomes suspicious?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

You didn't ask how many unnatural links it would take for Google to have a problem with them, you asked what sort of link building would be deemed unnatural, and Jill's answer to that is accurate. I would add links that are irrelevant to the pages they're on, and links that appear commercial for any other reason. Getting five such links isn't going to lead to a warning message in Webmaster Tools, but it's quite possible you'd get no benefit from them.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

By it's very definition ANYTHING that you, or an agent of yours does  with regards to "link building" is artificial and will have a "footprint".


How much can you "get away with" really depends on the starting point.

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