Linking to bad neighborhoods

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So here's a question: if its bad to link to a bad neighborhood, which I think its fairly safe to assume, then is it bad to link to a page that links to a bad neighborhood?

Let me make this clearer and just put a few definitions up for the sake of discussion.

Bad neighborhood: A website that has been penalized by Google.

What we can assume:
1) linking directly to a bad neighborhood is 'bad'.

What we don't really know:
1) Is linking to a page that links to a bad neighborhood 'bad'?
2) Is linking to a site that contains a page that links to a bad neighborhood 'bad'?
3) How many clicks away from a bad neighborhood is safe?

If we know these answers, then we can determine when link exchanges are safe and good for pr and serps, as opposed to shooting oneself in the foot.

So...anyone have facts?
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Personally, I think "bad neighborhood" is a term that Google's
public relations department dreamed up in order to make us
paranoid, heh.

They know that we can't avoid "bad" sites if they don't define
"bad".


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Just don't link to sites that look spammy
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paulk wrote:
Just don't link to sites that look spammy



Define "spammy"
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For ex: Sites that have like 100 links down below unrelated to the content and that uses a lot of keyword stuffing
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http://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/seo.html wrote:
"We have been on the internet since 1996 and had always taken a very conservative approach on our site. For nearly a year though, we were bombarded by emails from third party linking programs, which stressed the importance of linking for relevancy.

Finally, we broke down and joined one of these programs. Unfortunately, the program used hidden links, and Google removed us from the index within a week. I guess it's true that anyone can get fooled into buying snake oil."

- Frank, owner of a limousine services company
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opps. that is bad luck.

Google will "drop" u if you use non ethical procedures.. and now for sure Bompa will ask what do I mean by non ethical ... :)
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Bompa wrote:
paulk wrote:
Just don't link to sites that look spammy



Define "spammy"


Here it is in Spanish:

Es el nombre con que se conoce a Sanford Wallace, el creador de la compañía que creó el correo spam: Cyber Promotions. Se le llama a menudo 'el rey del spam'. Aunque empezó siendo un combativo spammer, en la actualidad se ha pasado al otro lado, convirtiéndose en un activo anti-spammer.
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pompei wrote:
So here's a question: if its bad to link to a bad neighborhood, which I think its fairly safe to assume, then is it bad to link to a page that links to a bad neighborhood?

Let me make this clearer and just put a few definitions up for the sake of discussion.

Bad neighborhood: A website that has been penalized by Google.

What we can assume:
1) linking directly to a bad neighborhood is 'bad'.

What we don't really know:
1) Is linking to a page that links to a bad neighborhood 'bad'?
2) Is linking to a site that contains a page that links to a bad neighborhood 'bad'?
3) How many clicks away from a bad neighborhood is safe?

If we know these answers, then we can determine when link exchanges are safe and good for pr and serps, as opposed to shooting oneself in the foot.

So...anyone have facts?


If a website has a page that this page has links to bad neighborhood, so this website can be considered as a bad neighborhood too and so linking to it is not good.

Additionally please note that bad neighborhood are not websites that are penalized by Google. It is much more wider than this.
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And you would want to avoid getting links to your site from bad neighborhoods (which is probably more common than linking TO bad neighborhoods).

I guess it would work as "negative PR". Just as a link from a high PR site helps, links from "negative PR" sites will hurt you.
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It sem mposible no get links from bad neighbourhoods

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