hostmonster-Host Unlimited Domains on 1 Account   coolhandle offering reliable webhosting since 2001
Unlimited Hosting Space - FREE Site Builder   Smart Website Solutions for Your Small Business=

Checklist: are the links that point to your website good links?

Links are still the most important
factor in the algorithms of Google and other search engines. The right
links will have a major impact on the rankings of your web pages. If
your website has too many spam links, your website will get in trouble
(although Google has lowered the negative influence of bad links).

good backlinks checklist

The following checklists helps you to
find out if a link is a good or a bad link.

checklist pen

for great backlinks:

The link comes from
a website has a similar topic as your website.

The content of the
page that links to your website is relevant to your website.

The link from the
other website points directly to the most relevant page on your website.

The link is a text
link (not a linked image).

The linked text
contains words that are relevant to your website.

A real person added
the link to the linking page.

The link sends
qualified visitors to your website.

The more boxes you can tick in the
checklist above, the better the link. In addition to the factors above,
there are some other things that can have a positive influence:

checklist pen

for high-end links:

The link to your
website is the first external link on the linking page.

The link to your
website is the only external link on the linking page.

The link is in the
main text of the linking page (not in the footer or the sidebar).

The page that links
to your website is frequently crawled by search engines.

The linking page has
many links to itself.

If you can tick all of these boxes,
you can be sure that the link is an extremely good link that will have
a positive influence on the search engine rankings of your website.

You do not have
to tick all boxes

Unfortunately, most links do not
fulfill these criteria. That does not mean that these links are bad. It
just means that there can be links that are even better. If you can
tick only one of the boxes above, you should keep the link.

It is normal that websites have a
mixed link profile. A new link from a small and unimportant website
from today might be a great link from a major website in the future. Do
not pass on a link just because the linking website is small. As long
as the link is relevant, everything is fine.

Some links are
not so good

In the past, bad links could have a
negative influence on your Google rankings. Google has changed this.
Currently, Google simply ignores low quality links that point to your
site. However, if you have too many bad links, you might still get a
manual penalty.

Check the following to find out if
Google could think that a link is spam:

checklist pen

for low-quality links:

The link comes from
a website that is obviously spam.

The page that links
to your website also links to dubious and spammy websites.

The link redirects
through a referral script.

You paid for the
link and it does not contain the nofollow attribute.

How to check the
backlinks of any

The Link Profiler tool in SEOprofiler
enables you to check the links of any website. To make things easier
for you, the Link Profiler tool automatically categorizes the links,
you can sort the links by anchor text and other factors, you can create
disavow files for bad links, and much more.

Log in to SEOprofiler and check your
links now:

your links now

Article source:


Submit a Review

If you want a picture to show with your review, go get a Gravatar.

1&1 has shared hosting and dedicated hosting solutions for every budget and free domains with all hosting packages!  StartLogic - Affordable hosting: Free setup/domain, unlimited emails, PHP, mySQL, CGI, FrontPage. As low as $3.95/month
Cloud ecommerce platform delivers more traffic, higher conversion and unmatched performance

© Copyright 2008 Tyconia International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.