Ask Yoast: can backlinks from one site hurt my rankings?

by Joost De Valk
Backlinks to your website usually contribute to your rankings. So generally you’d be happy to get lots links to your posts and pages. But what if you get lots of links from one site? Would Google consider that as suspicious, and could you therefore be penalized? In this Ask Yoast we’ll take a question from Gabriel Heffes of Alberta Home Services: “I recently had a post on Tum ...Read the full article

Ask Yoast: can backlinks also hurt my site?

Joost answers this question: "I recently had a post on Tumblr that was reblogged and resulted in 9000 links to my page, making Tumblr and that post the most link sending post. Will these thousands of links cause a Penguin penalty and hurt my rankings?"