|Weekly SEO news: 29 October 2009|
to the latest issue of the Search Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at an official Google statement about low quality links that point to your website.
In the news: Google introduces Social Search, a new spam method enables you to get 50,000 links from a PR9 website and more.
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|1. Official Google statement: how to deal with bad inbound links|
Many webmasters think that low quality links or links from spammy websites can have a negative effect on the ranking of their websites on Google.
The problem with links from spammy websites is that it is very difficult to do something against them. For example, a competitor could add your website to a link farm network or the competitor could spam with your URL.
Google has released an official statement about spammy links
What does this mean for the rankings of your website?
Low quality links are usually links from low quality websites. These website usually have low Google rankings and they cannot pass much ranking power to other websites. For that reason, you shouldn't worry too much about links to your website that you cannot control. Better focus on the following:
To get an overview of the websites that link to your website, select IBP > Links > Add sites > Find existing backlinks to your site in our SEO tool IBP. IBP will show you the URL of the web page that links to you, the anchor text, the PageRank, TrafficRank and IP address of the linking pages and more.
IBP will also show you the websites that link to your competitors, blogs that could link to your website and much more.
|2. Search engine news and articles of the week|
|3. The new free keyword suggestion tool|
Find keywords in English and German on KeywordIndex.com, the new online keyword suggestion tool:
KeywordIndex delivers keyword suggestions, search numbers and quick links to Google Trends, Google Insights and Bing xRank.
|4. Success stories|
"We're number three for the term 'marketing firm'."
|5. Previous articles|