December 14, 2011
I checked my website's traffic sources through Google Analytics and in the referral page section there were many .info sites that I have not linked to. I even checked the landing pages for the same and there were links referring to my site with different anchor text, etc. I usually do backlinks only within my related niche. Is there any way to block those links?
Anyone can link to your site using any anchor text that they would like to use whether or not you link to them first. In fact, having others link to you without you linking to them is a good thing. While typically it's better to have relevant links pointing to your site, Google understands that you can't control who links to your site. There's no way to block them, but it won't hurt you to have them there either. My only caveat would be if those bad links make up the bulk of your linking profile. If you don't also have relevant links pointing to your site, that's when it might seem odd to Google.
Jill Whalen is the CEO of High Rankings and an SEO Consultant in the Boston, MA area since 1995. Follow her on Twitter @JillWhalen
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