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Google can give you Penalty for these 10 Bad Links

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Every blogger knows Foggia how important backlinks are to the SEO of our blog. But incorrectly created backlink (or bad links) are dangerous for the blog. So much that because of these bad links you can also get Penalty by Google. In this article, today I am telling you about 10 such bad links.

Backlink is an important ranking factor but you should also know how bad links harm the SEO of your site.

Poor linking can cause your site rank to be downgraded by Google from algorithms or worse, you may get a manual action.

Although Google ignores a few bad links, many Madagascar bad links can cause major damage to your site’s ranking. You can even Google Penalize.

Here we will explain 10 such different types of bad links that can punish you by Google.

10 types of Bad Links that can get you Penalty from Google

Most bloggers build backlink in this way in order to get rank quickly, but the opposite happens with them and their website or blog rank decreases instead of being increased.

1. Press Release Links

Press release link was very popular about 10 years ago. It was so easy to create these types of links that everyone could easily press links.

At that time, all one had to do was write a press release and syndicate hundreds of press release distribution sites.

Many people still do this. This was an abuse of SEO strategy, and now Google considers this type of press release link as a link scheme.

So you should avoid creating this type of press release link and if you have already done so, it should be closed, you should only create a backlink like this.

Otherwise, Google can penalize you because of this.

2. Discussion Forum Links

First of all, I want to tell you that the liver made from all the discussion forums is not bad. If the link is coming from a good quality forum site, that’s fine.

But if you have thousands of links coming from any discussion forum or if you have created links to spam and low-quality discussion forums then it is wrong.

Any link which is created from spam and law quality forum can get your site a penalty by Google.

3. Many Random Nofollow Links

Some people want to fool Google by randomizing them so that Google cannot detect their spammy link building trick. But just think.

Earlier this used to happen and many people were successful in this too, but is it possible now, not sure, because now Google algorithms have become very advance.

If you have an automated program to create website backlinks, then it is very likely that Google does not footprint the automated program and then your site.

Thousands of Nofollow backlinks from many different sites are a sign that something different and spam is going on your site. This can get you a penalty from Google.

4. Foreign Guestbooks Links

This type of gender is also very manipulative. The gender of the foreign guestbook is maintained manually or automatically, this type of link can cause your site ranking to decline.

If you suspect that this is happening to you, then you should immediately disavow those links. Otherwise, you may get the Google penalty as well.

And never create this type of link, and if you are doing this then stop doing it now. Otherwise, it may be the reason that Google penalizes your website.

5. Private Blog Networks (PBNs)

At one time, the private blog network i.e. PBN used to be a great way to create a backlink to get ranking in Google. But now this method does not work.

Now by doing PBN on a large scale, your website may lose organic traffic. Although it still takes Google time to catch some PBNs, but OK Google will eventually catch up.

6. Social Bookmark Links

Now social bookmarking links are also considered manipulative by Google. If you do it too much it will get you in trouble.

Think about it and avoid it, otherwise it will put you in hell, and Google can punish your site because of spam because Google also considers the link scheme.

7. Directory Submission

Directory submission service likes to tell you that you will get great traction from their links. They guarantee that “We will assist you with expanding your Google positioning!”

But the truth is different. Submitting a site to a low-quality directory probably causes your site’s ranking to reverse rather than be good.

So it would not be wrong to say “it is an exception” but it is okay to make natural links from relevant and targeted directories.

There are many directories like BOTW, AboutUs,, Blogarama which are still valuable but mostly low quality, linking to them is dangerous.

8. Blog Comments

Historically, blog comments have been one of the most misused strategies in SEO. Which is use to create a backlink incorrectly?

Nofollow backlinks are mostly created by blog commenting. Spammer takes advantage of the blog comment system very easily.

But it is not wrong to create a backlink through a comment from all websites, a nofollow link from some good quality website is also valuable.

But thousands of links created through commenting from spam websites are dangerous and due to these, you can be fined by Google.

9. Fiverr or other Cheap Links

This is the biggest abuse policy ever seen in SEO. Under this, people want to get ranked in Google by buying backlink from a website like Fiverr.

This is a very bad way to make a backlink and neither is it part of Google guidelines, it is completely against it and it is enough to be punished by Google.

If you have purchased links to your website in this way and Google comes to know that then there is no doubt that Google will not punish your site.

10. Automatic Link Building Programs

Have you heard of GSA Search Engine Ranker, Scrape Box, or XRumer? With these tools, you can create a lot of links.

But now this method has become less effective for a few years. Google does not allow link building in this way. Especially you should not do this at all on your main site.

If anyone does this, let them know that Google is already several steps ahead with pattern changes built into its algorithm. Google can punish him for that.


Backlinks created in this way can get your website penalized by Google. So you should avoid making links like this, and use it the right way.

If you have accidentally created links for your website in this way, then you should try to delete them and also disavow all those bad links.

This article will help you in this,

On disavowing the links, Google will filter them from the backlinks of your site. But remember this can take a maximum of 6-8 months.

If the search ranking of your site has been downgraded due to Google algorithms then you should look at your link profile and disavow the bad link.

And if you are identifying a negative SEO attack, then you should immediately block all the bad bots except the leading Google, Bing, Yahoo.

Also you can tell your problem in the comment section below, we will try to tell you every possible solution.

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Comments to Google can give you Penalty for these 10 Bad Links

  • There are small remarks, of course … But in general, everything is true. Good blog, added to favorites.

    Amy Jungbluth September 2, 2021 1:58 am Reply

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