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External links

Optimizers often find links on a website to low-quality external resources. Bad links can reduce a site's position in search results or even exclude it entirely from search results if the search engine considers these links to be dangerous.

Signs of low quality external links:

  • Point to little-known and low-quality Internet resources, or sites with a lot of advertising.
  • Do not correspond to the subject of the page on which they are posted.
  • Point to prohibited, fraudulent and "adult" resources.
  • Hidden links invisible to users.
  • Sponsored links with commercial anchors (link texts).
  • Links to pages that do not open at the specified URL.

Free templates often include links embedded in the footer (bottom of the page) pointing to the template developer and other resources the template creator is interested in. These links do not bring benefit to the site owner. Even worse, they reduce the page weight indicator which leaks value to third-party resources.

It's important to consider that search engines only approve external links that lead to high-quality authoritative, relevant resources, and which respond to user requests.

Report "External sites" content

  1. List of external links.
  2. List of pages with external links.
  3. "Show All" button - click to see all the pages on which this link is placed.