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    Increase of non-relevant back-links drop page ranking?


    Hi community,

    Let's say there is a page with 50 back-links where 40 are non-relevant back-links and only 10 are relevant in-terms of content around the link, etc....Will these non-relevant back-links impact the ranking of the page by diluting the back-link profile?

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    depends on the importance of the pages that are linking to it.
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    Depends on how you define "non-relevant".

    If it's non-relevant but something that is not spammy or is not built in a way obviously intended to manipulate rankings, Google could just ignore the 40 and rank you based on the 10. Google will make sure that it doesn't affect your ranking (i.e. it's not your fault that people from these out-of-the blue websites find your content useful and link to it).

    If it's non-relevant and was built in a way obviously intended to manipulate rankings, spammy, and the like, Google will penalise you and even the 10 relevant links wouldn't save you.

    This article was written in 2016 and I'm not sure if things have changed since then: https://searchengineland.com/google-...d-links-259981. I'd be happy to be corrected (with source) if I am wrong.
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    The backlinks which are irrelevant may occur spammy but it depends how you linked and which page you linked. If those non-relevant link built only for ranking purpose Google will penalize them. you have to remove those links by disavow tool or by asking the webmasters.

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