How bought backlinks can negatively impact your S.E.O


Many sellers offer to submit a website to a variety of web directories or websites (usually low-quality). It’s important to understand that there are a few high-quality web directories or websites that are worth getting a backlink from.

It’s important to understand that there is nothing wrong with buying links. Thousands of companies buy links on webpages because it’s a great way to reach more people. In fact, a lot of companies make a decent ROI through links that they’ve purchased on various webpages.

However, the search engines want webmasters to label paid links with a no-follow tag, which means ranking power is not passed through the links.

Webmasters need to avoid paying for links that are do-follow, which means the links pass ranking power. Although research shows that paid links do increase search engine rankings, they can also cause ranking penalties, which have catastrophic effects on search engine rankings.

The Yahoo, Best of Web and DMOZ web directories are looked favorably upon by the search engines because they’re heavily moderated. Backlinks from many low-quality web directories can negatively affect search engine rankings.

There are many software programs that automatically spam forums and blog with comments, and these programs normally build anchor-rich backlinks, which means a keyword phrase is used in the place of a real name.

If you leave a bunch of backlinks on blogs or forums using your real name, this shouldn’t negatively affect your search engine rankings. However, creating backlinks on blogs and forums using keyword-rich anchors is one of the fastest ways to get a search engine penalty.

So, becareful who you trust for making your website backlinks.


For those who already bought links in bulk, you can use googles disavow links tool to weed out the bad and spammy ones.


Yes that is correct, but you have to watch them regularly and avoid promissing people who sells a banch of backlinks at low cost. Probably those backlinks are low-qualiy and will damage website’s seo.


You’re right about that, I’d rather get 10 manual backlinks than 100 machine backlinks. The last time I ordered backlinks I ended up getting irrelevant crap with Unesco, and other things that have nothing to do with my blog.


Reply to @fastcopywriter:

I seem to be getting a ton of spam backlinks even without buying any links, guess that just means some competitors are feeling threatened!

Just have to check and weed out the bad ones a few times per week!


Reply to @mgjohn78: You mean the people that comment on the blog but aren’t providing anything useful, like:

Cute Sexy Purses!


Hi, I like what you write. You’re pretty cool.


Yeah, I get those.


Reply to @fastcopywriter: Nah i have eliminated all comment spam on all my sites. I mean people post backlinks to my sites by spamming my links on other sites that have questionable trustrank.


Very true