Tag Archives: Links

How US-Based Links Help With International SEO in 2022

By | January 18, 2022

Developing a client’s international SEO strategy can bring additional challenges. Not only are you doing “traditional” SEO, but now you’re working with different countries and languages. It’s much easier to know the target audience in your local city or state. But many businesses recognize the potential in expanding their business to the international market. Most strategies are the… Read More »

Should You Disavow Links From Spammy Yet High Authority Sites?

By | January 18, 2022

Today’s Ask an SEO question comes from David in Craughwell, Ireland, who asks: “When checking my and my competitor backlink profiles, I come across many links from firebaseapp.com and web.app domains. These domains have high DA but the pages are very often spammy and low quality. It is my instinct to disavow these links but due to the… Read More »

How To Add Internal And External Links That Get Clicks And Conversions

By | January 14, 2022

Internal and external links have a significant role to play in guiding website visitors to the answers they seek about your products and services. Each link should lead your audience to the next relevant piece of content they need to continue their information gathering and/or customer journey. Links are the lifeblood of the web, connecting each piece of… Read More »

Google: Links Have To Be On Indexed Pages To Be Counted & Not Also All Indexed Links Are Counted

By | January 11, 2022

Google said it is okay to ignore toxic links that some tools are reporting but why? Well, we know that for a link to be counted by Google the page linking out needs to be indexed by Google in the first place. Plus, Google, since Penguin 4.0, doesn’t even count all links, even if they are on indexed… Read More »

Are Outbound Links A Google Search Ranking Factor?

By | January 10, 2022

You can’t throw a stone in SEO without hitting a link builder. Since Google’s earliest days, links are – and have always been – an integral part of search optimization. But what about outbound links? These are the links in your content (the source) that point to a different website (the target). But are outbound links actually a… Read More »

Many SEOs Will Buy Links In 2022 Despite Google’s Webmaster Guidelines

By | January 10, 2022

Tim Soulo from ahrefs posted a Twitter poll asking will you pay money to get links in 2022? Sadly, someone spammed the poll but I recreated it and it clearly shows that many, almost half of SEOs, are planning on buying and paying for links in 2022. Here is the recreated poll: Will you pay money to get… Read More »

Google: Ignore Threats For Do-Follow Links

By | January 10, 2022

Google’s John Mueller said you can ignore threats and blackmail emails from people who demand do-follow links. John said on Reddit when asked about these threats “ignore it, it’s just spam.” The email received by this person contained this threat: …If I do not seeing a backlink in one week, I am create million toxic blog comment spam… Read More »

Are Nofollow Links a Google Ranking Factor?

By | January 9, 2022

“Nofollow” isn’t just a funny-sounding term SEO professionals use to sound more mysterious. Nofollow is an HTML attribute that’s been around for 14 years. At its most basic, nofollow is a hyperlink attribute that tells Google to not pass PageRank so Google doesn’t even crawl nofollowed links. You can control the nofollowing of any links on your site… Read More »

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Bing’s IndexNow For WordPress, Google SEO Topics, Links In 2022 & More

By | January 7, 2022

It was a slow start to 2022 but I guess that is welcomed by most of you – I have my January 2022 Google webmaster report live, if you took off at all, you will want to read it and catch up there. Microsoft Bing released a WordPress plugin to easy allow WordPress sites to add IndexNow capabilities.… Read More »

Google: Ignore Toxic Links, Some Tools Make The Wrong Assumptions

By | January 7, 2022

Google’s John Mueller said it again, when it comes to “toxic links” you can ignore them. If you are losing sleep at ***** over them and it makes you sleep better, you can disavow the links – but you don’t have to – John Mueller said just ignore them and move on. I am not sure which tool… Read More »