I read on the net last night that SOME bookmarking sites ( not mentioning directly) are being considered as " bad neighbor" sites by Google and their links may be being downgraded by Googlebot based on the fact that they are being misused by siteowners as "link exchanges" and are being heavily saturated with spam sites. Anyone have a take on this. Wish I had the article to quote but can't find it.
Links coming from "bad neighborhood" can't do you any harm. However, if YOU link to "bad neighborhood", you can get all kinds of penalties up to total delisting. So, link out wisely
Is it against all rules to say which one(s)? Since you held back I assume it is but can you tell us where you read this? I don't even know what a bookmarking site is.
Generally speaking most of the high traffic/ PR bookmarking sites are moving towards nofollowed links anyhow, so bookmarking has far less value from an SEO standpoint than it did a year or two ago. I don't do any of it anymore.
How is dofollow and nofollow website effect your backlinks?Is it waste is you post in nofollow website
I've always wanted to know this, what the hell is a 'Backlink?'
Being linked to FROM bad sites can be detrimental to your website, Matt Cutts confirmed this a few years back at a conference. Fortunately they only have a limited impact on your website/page.
I have not heard anything specific regarding any particular bookmarking site being blaclisted, however I do know from an inside source that the subject has been under discussion for that very reason.
While Digg and so on will be unaffected, do-follow social bookmarking tools such as Mr Wong might be in trouble, as well as the social bookmarking sites which do not have an active enough user base to prevent spam topics getting a large percentage of votes. This is not helped by the multitude of paid services which people can use to get their site to the top of the social bookmarking world.
This has actually been a pretty hot topic in recent years at many SEO conventions. Mostly due to the fact that a large amount of social bookmarking sites are now nothing more than glorified link directories.
In the meantime however I do not think it will hurt to continue adding your website to social bookmarking utilities, although I would subscribe to some of the Google mailing lists to keep ahead of the game when it comes to SEO work.
If it CAN be bad if someone from a 'bad' site links to you then i can just go and put up links of my competitors on those sites and get them delisted? Is that what you are saying? If so, google much be really dubm.
I wish you could find the article so you could tell us what sites they are...I can't afford any downranking...
this thread is so likely to be overblown and misunderstood!
Its pretty unlikely that you will find yourself linking to "bad neighborhoods" w/o knowing about it...you wont do this by accident, you will do it on purpose most likely becuase you own the "bad neighborhood" are making great money from it, and are using naughty traffic techniques.
If being "linked to" from a bad neighborhood could truly damage your placement... than your competition could use that to delist and lower your sites ranking results
This is not likely to be true, although it is oft discussed
So far this thread has been all conjecture - "thisisoli" sounds knowledgeable, and referenced a very good source; Matt Cutts - but what was said at a seo conference years ago, should be easily found at his blog - how about a link?
bad neighborhoods and social bookmarks has been talked about a lot lately because of teh launch of Google caffeine next year
"# Bad neighborhoods: Linking to known spammers and getting a lot of links from known spammers isn’t good for your rankings in Google’s current algorithm. The negative impact of a bad neighborhood will probably be even worse with Google Caffeine.
# The over-all quality of your website: Google’s new algorithm probably will take a closer look at the over-all quality of your website. It’s not enough to have one or two ranking factors in place.You’ll probably need good optimized content, a good website design with a clear navigation, good inbound links, a low bounce rate, etc. The number of social bookmarks might also play an increased role."
but, it def has not been explained by google...just lots of early theories running around
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