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Julio 11-05-2016 08:17 PM

Why do some websites link to your website?
 
Hello,

I'm sorry don't know where to ask this question.

Why do some websites with no content just with html links link to your website?

I don't click on the links that show up in my awstats and there I saw a website that I never seen before with a long domain name. When I visited the website there's a list of 100 or more links to different types of website. I also saw a porn site linking to my site.

techto 11-06-2016 02:30 AM

the same happended with me in my old blogging site that i have closed.

MikeDVB 11-06-2016 01:39 PM

Perhaps to make the pages look more 'legitimate' in the eyes of Google.

Julio 11-06-2016 11:59 PM

Thank you for the replies.

I've already armed myself with a suggestion that someone gave me to use google's disavow backlinks also I found a code to add to htaccess file that can redirect the traffic from the links back to the website that is sending it.

SenseiSteve 11-07-2016 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Arcade (Post 195958)
Hello,

I'm sorry don't know where to ask this question.

Why do some websites with no content just with html links link to your website?

I don't click on the links that show up in my awstats and there I saw a website that I never seen before with a long domain name. When I visited the website there's a list of 100 or more links to different types of website. I also saw a porn site linking to my site.

That's very common and I'm betting most folks don't even realize this happens as frequently as it does. Sounds like you've already got this under control.

Julio 11-07-2016 02:53 PM

Thank you for the reply SenseiSteve,

I have another question.

How does big websites handle this sort of thing? Do they just ignore it and they use google disavow to get these website to stop linking to them?

Artashes 11-07-2016 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arcade (Post 195993)
Thank you for the reply SenseiSteve,

I have another question.

How does big websites handle this sort of thing? Do they just ignore it and they use google disavow to get these website to stop linking to them?

I have had that for as long as I've been running websites. There are too many such aggregators out there to waste my time fighting them.

I do absolutely nothing about it. I just focus on the content that is posted on my resources, that's all.

SenseiSteve 11-07-2016 03:05 PM

This is thoroughly covered by Google in this article.

The following paragraph is important, as you don't always have to use the disavow tool:

Quote:

This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results. We recommend that you disavow backlinks only if you believe you have a considerable number of spammy, artificial, or low-quality links pointing to your site, and if you are confident that the links are causing issues for you. In most cases, Google can assess which links to trust without additional guidance, so most normal or typical sites will not need to use this tool.

medhahosting 02-27-2017 08:57 PM

You mean to say SEO puposes..

bigredseo 02-28-2017 11:05 AM

Links to websites for low ranked websites could be the action of someone trying to spam your site using negative SEO to drag your site down.

Website rankings rely heavily on the quality of websites linking to them. If they suddenly get a blast of low ranked websites, it could be the competition dragging you down.

Other places will link you to you hoping that you'll see the link in your Analytics or Link Reports, and then click to their site. The moment you click to their site, they can then use malware to infect the browser (dark arts) or use the visit simply as a way to pump their numbers so they can sell more advertising (ex: I got 20,000 visits last month, you need to buy an ad).

Google is pretty smart but still relies on people to help. The disavow tool is great (if you know what you're doing), but as Artashes said, MOST sites can just ignore those spammy links and concentrate on quality traffic.

We performed a site audit a few months ago for a client with just over 1,000,000 links pointing to their site. A good majority of them were junk links, but not worth spending the time to disavow. We uncovered a Negative SEO campaign and were able to squash that using the disavow tool and 301 redirects.

For *MOST* people, you can ignore them.

HostaPolis 03-05-2017 10:22 PM

Are you talking about sites that essentially take information from your page and then redirect it back? Those are content scrapers and they do this for just about anything imaginable online.

rdpvpshosting 03-06-2017 03:00 AM

I think this is done as part of the SEO activity. In order to get better ranking on Google.

Dougy 03-06-2017 06:54 AM

Useful to know that these things are harmless. I get a lot of them to my sites as well.

HostaPolis 03-06-2017 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Dougy (Post 198170)
Useful to know that these things are harmless. I get a lot of them to my sites as well.

Not all scrappers are harmless. Some will actually effect your SEO but it makes it obvious when it is happening. It most cases you have little to worry about. I can't imagine the number of sites that do it social media sites. I have seen at least 9 for Twitter alone.

WPCYCLE 04-17-2017 10:47 AM

I agree too that in most cases you can just ignore them. I've seem all the time, and mostly when you look at Awstats. A lot of times they want you to see those links, so you can click on them to find out who they are. Instant traffic for them.


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