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
  • How To Recover From A Penguin Penalization

    … on article directories and link farms Links in non-industry specific directories Links embedded in spammy content Use Google Webmaster Tools To Check Inbound Links To Site You can use your link profile (found in Google Webmaster Tools) to search for these types of links. This may be a long and tedious process, especially if you have…

    Rob Trustlove/ WooRank Blogin SEO How To's- 13 readers -
  • What New SEOs Don't Know Unless You Tell Them: A Reminder from Outside the Echo Chamber

    … spinning, directory spam, link farms – they're all still going on and there are gobs of information out there on how to do them. Why should we care? So why should we more experienced SEOs, who know what we're doing and what works, care about these brand new baby n00b SEOs mowing through all this bad intel? Photo by Petras Gagilas via Flickr The first…

    Moz Blog- 7 readers -
  • Forum SEO Recovery: Escaping the Panda and Penguin

    … 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- 7 readers -
  • Busted for Buying Links, Offers Weak Apology

    … and was the result of an internal misunderstanding that has been quickly identified and resolved.” Presumably, the “internal misunderstanding” was that this type of back-alley shenanigans should never have been made public, and that the SEO Manager responsible has been fired. So What’s The Big Deal? Aside from being risky business,’s attempts…

    Larry Kim/ WordStreamin SEO Google- 10 readers -
  • How I Know Which of Your Links Are Bad – Link Profile Review Tips

    … 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- 1 readers -
  • International SEO: how hard can it be?

    …, whilst penalising spammy websites and link farms. Having said that, recent polls show that most industry experts and correlation studies still consider links as an important indicator of authority, and hence a key ranking factor. Come prepared! Finally, you should ensure you have all the right SEO resources to go international. While Google…

    Valentin Boulan/ Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google How To's- 11 readers -
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