Link Farming

On the World Wide Web, a link farm is any group of web sites that all hyperlink to every other site in the group. In graph theoretic terms, a link farm is a clique. Although some link farms can be created by hand, most are created through automated programs and services. A link farm is a form of spamming the index of a search engine (sometimes called spamdexing or spamexing). Other link exchange systems are designed to allow individual websites to selectively exchange links with other relevant websites and are not considered a form of spamdexing.Search engines require ways to confirm page relevancy. A known method is to examine for one-way links coming directly from relevant websites.
Posts about Link Farming
  • Filtering Low Quality Links in Bing SERP

    … with phishing sites, fraudulent sites or sites propagating scams, spammy sites…. Well, you get the picture. On top of this, users are often inundated with non-malicious, but low quality/ low content sites like parked domains, 404s and cheap content farms. To deal with this, search engines must ensure not only results relevance (pertinence of content to user’s…

    Search Engine Journalin SEO- 6 readers -
  • 4 SEO differences between Google and Yandex

    …, Google algorithm updates like Penguin have largely focused on tackling black-hat SEO techniques, particularly link farming. Such emphasis on optimising links is natural, given how central they remain to Google rankings. However, while high quality links remain a major indicator of authority in Google, they are no longer taken into consideration…

    Valentin Boulan/ Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google- 25 readers -
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