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? A: Yes, very much so: Malicious: Sites visiting which may result in user’s computer getting infected or personal data stolen, e.g. malware, adware and scarewareSpam: Sites using black-hat SEO techniques like keyword stuffing, URL squatting, link manipulation, etc…Scam: Sites whose purpose is to defraud users, e.g. mug shots scam, phishing sites…

    Search Engine Journalin SEO- 5 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- 23 readers -
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