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Relevance of Inbound Links

A search engine is likely to view a link from a semantically related web page or site as more valuable than a link from a random unrelated one. Usually, a series of links with very similar anchor text from unrelatedsources is an indicator of an artificial link scheme, and they may be devalued. Too many links from irrelevant sources may result in a penalty. This has led to speculation that competitors can hurt your web site by pointing many such links to your web site. Google states in its Webmaster Help Center, however, that there is “almost nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index” ( bin/ The verdict is out on MSN Live Search, as documented at archives/006666.html.

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Importance Of Inbound Links
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