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Link Farming

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by isismedia, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. isismedia

    isismedia New Member

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    What is link farming? Does it affect search engine ranking of keywords?
     
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    Exchanging links with thousands of irrelevant sites. Yes, it affects keyword ranking greatly, you can be on the first page of a large scale keyword within 2 months, but once google finds out about your little link farm, it will ban you forever. That why you shouldn't do it. If you exchange links with a link farm and link to them its bad for your site, and their inbound link is worthless if of course they are a confirmed link farm.
     
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    As to the definition, link farm is an ideal way to increase your site traffic. But the Search engine bots can read the source of your link if it is a link farm. So if you get caught, it will make your site suffer.
     
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    In his explaination, link farms are collections of sites that all link back to each other. So in order to gain backlinks for your main site, you create a bunch of smaller sites that all link back to it. As explained in the video, search engines can detect this and devalue those links. It's also a lot of work to set up, for marginal benefits.
     
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    Exchanging links with irrelevant and unwanted sites is known as link farming. It is of no use and does not perform much fort he website.
     
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    No it isn't, what you are referring to is simply bad decision making when arranging link exchanges. A link farm is specifically a group of websites that all link to each other.
     
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    There is a lot more to SEO than reciprocal link exchanges

    Link farming is definitely not recommended as a way of increasing rankings.
     
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    The question has been answered, thread closed.
     
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