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    Smile Does 3 way linking considered as "Natural Linking" for google?


    Hello everyone, I know that one way links are important. But sometimes, 3 way linking simulate one way linking because:

    Site A links to Site B, Site B links to Site C and Site C links back to Site A.

    Now my question is , Does 3 way linking considered natural linking to google?If your answer is yes or no, what is your basis or evidence? Any research studies?
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    As long as you are not linking to bad neighbourhoods, you will not be penalised for this.
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    What is your definition of bad neighbourhoods?


    Originally Posted by justicewhite
    As long as you are not linking to bad neighbourhoods, you will not be penalised for this.
    I agree your ideas regarding "bad neighbourhoods".I could not describe completely about this but my understanding is that they are spam sites. Do you other ideas. THanks.
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    It is not natural but it is (as far as I know) not considered as link exchange/paid link for SEO reasons.

    Natural links in my understanding is that I have a website and recommend another site to my users which offer additional information to my content. I dont place the link for money reasons, SEO or anything else, just for my users.
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    Originally Posted by Emerson
    Hello everyone, I know that one way links are important. But sometimes, 3 way linking simulate one way linking because:

    Site A links to Site B, Site B links to Site C and Site C links back to Site A.

    Now my question is , Does 3 way linking considered natural linking to google?If your answer is yes or no, what is your basis or evidence? Any research studies?
    Natural links means links which are not requested or paid for.

    3 way links CAN be considered natural if all the 3 sites are hosted on separate C class IPs.

    3 ways are good for enhancing PR but for ranking purpose simple one-ways are always better.


    Originally Posted by Emerson
    I agree your ideas regarding "bad neighbourhoods".I could not describe completely about this but my understanding is that they are spam sites. Do you other ideas. THanks.
    Bad Neighborhoods refer to those chain or farm of sites who link to each other just for the sake of manipulating SE ranks or PR.

    You can always find similar looking sites, having almost the same type of design and navigation (generally using a template) with domain names like

    www.cheap-airline-tickets.com

    www.cheap-hotel-reservations.com

    www.cheap-viagra-pills.com

    www.cheap-mobile-phones.com

    etc etc

    They all link to each other...linking to such sites will convey a message to Google that you're voting for some website which is considered BAD by Google...it also means that you're recommending those sites to your visitors..

    Hence your trust rank gets affected. That's why it is advised not to link to such sites
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    Thanks for the information


    Pro SEO thanks so much for the clarification regarding 3 way linking.
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    I think that google is smart enough to figure this out if you are doing it a lot.
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    not unless the sites are interconnected by some means(links precisely) and are on kinda subnet duplicates or perhaps C class duplicates..

    If the sites are Unique, Seperate C-class, perhaps, no problem with that.. All you have to keep in mind is the site for which you are gonna provide a link back..
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