1.0✌Types Of Backlinks Which Are Hurtful To The SEO Of Your Website✌
a. Spammy Links
These are links usually generated by automatic solutions, such as the one I just mentioned above. And because the main purpose of these solutions is to help their users get rapid results without putting in the required effort, users always go the extra mile, and spam websites with so many links.
They are very easy to identify using the solution which I will discuss further down.
b. Links With Bizzare Domain Names
There are some domain names which are outrightly awkward!
And when you start digging deeper, to determine whether the link is trustworthy or not, there are significant chances that the majority of them don’t need to be linked to your website at all.
You will see this clearly demonstrated using clear examples further down. Don’t worry if you don’t understand this now.
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c. Links Ending With …XYZ, …CLICKS
You also want to check out for the majority of domains ending with …XYZ, CLICKS.
They are most likely going to be low-quality sites to avoid at all cost.
d. Low Domain Authority Sites
While it’s obvious that most of the spammy websites will have low domain authority, there are other genuine websites that have low domain authority as well.
The thing is when you have so many of these low domain authority websites linking to yours, they will rapidly sink you down if you don’t consistently monitor your backlinks.
I will disclose to you in just a moment, the tool I use to check domain authority, as well as my personal criteria for the elimination selection process.
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e. Sites That Are Not Related To Your Niche At All
Getting inbound links from sites in the same niche as yours also greatly helps with the SEO of your website.
When you start cleaning up your backlinks, you will encounter sites with high domain authority linking to yours, but which are completely irrelevant to your niche altogether.
What would you do in such a case?
When a low domain authority website links to yours, and you discover it’s not related to your niche, this is easy to sort out.
But it becomes a real dilemma when the linking site in question has high authority. Be prepared to deal with this dilemma because chances are that you will come across many of them.
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f. Leaving Your Website URL When Commenting On Irrelevant Niche Websites
This point is closely linked to point ”e” above.
The comments section of each website always allows the commenter the possibility to leave their website URLs. So if you come across a very interesting article online, which has got absolutely nothing to do with your niche, and you decide to leave a comment. Make sure not to leave your URL when asked. Because that will be a source of an inbound link to your website from an irrelevant source.
I remember when I just started out, and I loved the idea of leaving comments on websites. I always made sure I left the URL of my website after commenting. How I wished I knew better at that time. Anyway, it’s part of the learning process.
Now when checking out my backlinks, I realized that many of them were coming from the comments sections of the websites I had visited over a year ago. I’m in the Make Money Online niche, but the sites I visited were from a vast variety of niches such as health, nutrition, mental health, etc, etc…
Needless to say, these are not relevant to my website and should be taken down completely, which I did.
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