You’ve seen many articles about backlinks, how to get them and basically everything about them in every affiliate or SEO site. But many of these sites and people don’t really talk about bad ones. This is a much forgotten subject which in this article, I will explain it very deeply and teach you how you can solve them, if you have any of these in your site.
- Links from images with no attribute text [alt]
Generally links from images are not a good linking strategy these days with new changes in search engine algorithms but they can be still effective in some points. If you are linking something from an image and want to pass the juice to destination, make sure you have ALT text for link because if you don’t do this, it is going to be like creating a link with no anchor text or creating a link and using itself as anchor text. It’s creepy for search engines!
- Links in footer part of theme
There is nothing wrong with having a link in bottom. By footer I meant links that website designer companies have under their themes. Basically everyone who uses their themes will create a backlink to their site because they have their link locked in the footer section. These types of links are not effective anymore. New google updates consider these links as “not related links”. This means these links are not the ones that webmaster created by himself.
- Profile links
This one is provided by the most trashy backlink services. Profile backlinks sometimes can be very useful but too much of them make a bad reputation for site in google even when they are do-follow. These links are usually have no anchor text and are listed in raw URL and as I said in first section, raw URL is a no no.
- Links from subdomains
A link from subdomain is usually not a good thing, except when this subdomain has a high ranking. Generally don’t think about getting links from subdomains.