The Difference Between Good Links & Bad Links

The Difference Between Good Links & Bad Links

These are what I would regard as bad links and most of them are easy to find on an Excel spreadsheet (downloaded from GWT, Majestic or Link Detox if you have a decent budget):

1. Links from de-indexed domains (easily checked with Scrapebox)
2. Links from forum profiles
3. Links from blog comments on pages with a ton of spammy Scrapebox-style links
4. Links from domains that have 0 DA on the root domain level
5. Links on completely irrelevant pages
6. Site-wide blogroll-type links across hundreds/thousands of pages on the same site
7. Site-wide footer links across hundreds/thousands of pages on the same site
8. Links with massively over-optimized keyword Anchor text (especially on the same site, see above)

So what are good links then?

1. Press release links with raw URL and brand name Anchors e.g. http://service.prweb.com/pricing/package/premium/ (they’re pricey but there are cheaper options)
2. Contextual links in relevant content on high PA pages and/or inner pages of high DA root domains
3. Good blog comments on well moderated and relevant blogs
4. Good forum post (not profile) links on relevant, busy forums

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