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General SEO Questions
How do I increase our quality backlinks?
Here are 5 approaches: Examine your competition First, you can examine what your competition is doing and get ideas from that: https://blog.monitorbacklinks.com/seo/analysing-competitors-seo-replicate-best-backlinks/. You can refer to [this post to identify what counts as a good link](https://monitorbacklinks.crisp.help/en/article/how-do-i-determine-whether-a-backlink-is-a-high-quality-one-or-a-
Can I import my links from another source?
Yes, you can definitely import the links from Google Search Console, as well as all the other popular sources, like Majestic, Ahrefs or Moz. To import your file click "Import links via file upload" icon in the Your Links section: There will be a popup where you can upload your file. To import links from other s
Can "no follow" links hurt you? Should I disavow them?
What is a nofollow link? Nofollow links are links with a rel=”nofollow” HTML tag applied to them. The nofollow tag tells search engines not to follow that link. Because nofollow links do not pass PageRank they likely don’t impact search engine rankings. E.g here
Link Text rel="nofollow" is the "no follow" tag which is telling search engines to ignore this specific link or that backlink should not pass SEO power (ie. link juice) to s
Can your tool help me get more traffic?
How to increase traffic to your site One of our articles recommends great tips on how to increase traffic to your site: https://blog.monitorbacklinks.com/seo/get-traffic-website/ How can you use Monitor Backlink to increase traffic? Our tool can help you with two of the tips mentioned in the above article - checking what your competitors are doing to get more traffic so that you can replicate their strategy and determining
I got penalized by Google. How do I recover my search engine keyword rankings?
We wrote 3 guides on just that: http://monitorbacklinks.com/blog/seo/recovering-from-google-penguin-penalty/ https://blog.monitorbacklinks.com/seo/recover-google-penguin-penalty/ http://monitorbacklinks.com/blog/seo/what-backlinks-should-you-disavow/
What is a C IP? Why does it matter?
What does C IP mean? C IP means C class IP. It is the third number in an IP address (which is basically the address of your computer or server on the internet). When two websites have the same C IP, it suggests that they are on the same host. Why does this matter? Here are 2 examples of how it can matter: First, if you own both websites and they are linking to each other, then Google sees this as an indication that they might be owned by the same person. This might lead to less
How can I get my pages indexed by Google faster?
The time it takes for Google to index your pages may vary, depending on the “popularity” of your website. Here are some tips that can help you make the indexation process as quick as possible: Create your XML sitemap and submit to Google Search Console. Link to your new page from a prominent web page on your website. Also, have your website pages interlinked with each other. If your home page is indexed by Google, all other pages should be interconnected to be indexed too. Make su
How do I check if I have been the target of a negative SEO attack?
Instead of attempting to boost a site, the aim of negative SEO is to damage the rankings of a competing site, or even have it completely removed from search. Common negative SEO tactics include creating thousands of spammy links, sending fake link removal requests, creating fake reviews, or content scraping. There are several main indicators that your website has undergone a negative SEO campaign: 1. Manual penalty notification If you receive a notification from Google that you received
What is an "orphan" page?
It is a page that no one is linking to. It's not even linked to by internal backlinks from the root domain. So it's very difficult for any crawlers, including Google, to find them. We recommend importing these links manually in your Monitor Backlinks account. This way you can have a history of them sooner than our crawlers would find them.
What is Spam Score?
Spam Score represents the percentage of sites with similar features found to be penalized or banned by Google. Spam Score is based on Moz's machine learning model which identified 27 common features among the millions of banned or penalized sites in the data they fed it. The old version of the spam score was based on 17 points of evaluation. With Moz's new Link Explorer now there are 27 "flags". Each "flag" is a potential "cautioning sign" that a site may be spammy. The higher the number of fla
My site is being targeted by spammy link building. What can I do to protect myself?
Why do people do spammy link building? Spammy link building is one of the common negative SEO tactics. Instead of attempting to boost a site, the aim of negative SEO is to damage the rankings of a competing site, or even have it completely removed from search. What can you to protect yourself from spammy link building? If you think the links are hurting (or will hurt) your search engine rankings because of negative SEO, there are 2 things you can . First, you can quickly and effect
I received a Google Penguin Penalty. How can I recover from it?
It's a tough position to be in - a lot of people have recovered (after a long time and a lot of effort), but many people also have not. There is no guarantee, but we wrote a case study about our own experience: https://blog.monitorbacklinks.com/seo/recover-google-penguin-penalty/
Help! Competitors are writing fake, defamatory things about my business.
Unfortunately, there isn't a way to prevent people from publishing bad things and linking to you on the internet. If they are hurting your search engine rankings with spammy backlinks, you can disavow them, but that is different than having negative things written about you. Perhaps the best you can do is to try to outrank your competition on Google for key terms. And the best way to do that is to get quality backlinks. Here is an article with suggestions on how to do that: [https://monitorb