Link Farms

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 Farms
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    … updates have continued to wreak havoc on unsuspecting websites. If you’ve been hit by an algorithm penalty, it may feel like it’s the end of the road. Watching your rankings tank and your organic traffic decline can be devastating, but it is possible to recover. In fact, it’s even possible to improve on your pre-penalty rankings and traffic. A few…

    Rob Trustlove/ WooRank Blogin SEO How To's- 16 readers -
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    … archiving it in a board that cannot be indexed by actual Google bots and search spiders. Just remove the permissions for guests to see that content and you might be fine with keeping it. This way your forum statistics and numbers can remain the same during your forum SEO recovery efforts. But from now on, make sure your content is awesome! Forum SEO…

    Shawn Gossman/ Your Forum Blogin Social SEO Google- 8 readers -
  • Hotels.com Busted for Buying Links, Offers Weak Apology

    … As is true of so many things in life, the big boys have it a whole lot easier than the rest of us. Fishing for backlinks in exchange for money can be risky (not to mention deeply unethical), but that didn’t stop Hotels.com, an Expedia property, from sending out spammy emails asking travel bloggers for precisely that. What Happened? In case you…

    Larry Kim/ WordStreamin SEO Google- 11 readers -
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    … poor links. My favorites are .pl, .ru, and .br. They have been the worst offenders in the past. If you see a pattern of a specific TLD pointing bad links to your site, check them out. Unless your business is international and frequently deals in those other languages, the linking sites might be up to no good in your neighborhood. Hidden Links Have…

    Portent, Incin SEO Google How To's- 3 readers -
  • International SEO: how hard can it be?

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    Valentin Boulan/ Tamar SEO and Social Blog- 12 readers -
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