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Hundreds of backlinks overnight - Would it hurt my website?



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Hundreds of backlinks overnight - Would it hurt my website?

Hey SEO experts,
I have a question for you.

I don't have a website or a blog yet. But I will start a blog in the near future. However, I'm still curious and would like to know if it would hurt my website or blog, if I got hundreds of backlinks in a short amount of time? - Like overnight or so.

I mean, Facebook or other "super" websites like CNN or whatever, should most likely get hundreds of backlinks per day, right? - So if I create my own blog, and "with some magic" would get let's say 300 backlinks in one or two days.

How would Google react to that? - And most importantly, what would happen with my blog?


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hitmeasap

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Lynne

Well I think it would damage a new website. If you suddenly go from no backlinks to gaining 300 backlinks daily I am sure that will alert Google that there is something fishy going on! Plus if you are gaining that amount of backlinks daily then most likely it won't be manually built right?

I would much rather order a service that does the backlink building a little more naturally. That's not to say you can't one day build 300 backlinks in a day, just not for a while. I would build up slowly over time.



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hitmeasap

I totally understand what you mean Lynne, and I had the exact same thoughts at first! - However, I also started to think about the word: "Viral". I mean, YouTube videos for instance. They can literally explode and millions of people are sharing them just hours after they've been published.. So, that should count as backlinks too, right?

As, a backlink, is basically when one person have shared the content somewhere else, so even if people are sharing it on Facebook alone, it should still be backlinks.. Or am I totally wrong here?

I guess Google don't look into these things man?ually, so they can't see if it's actual viral content or not.. So how do they calculate and decide this?



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Lynne

Yes I'm sure that it would count I just can't see that a lot of brand new websites with hardly any content will go viral very easily. I think it is more people that have been working for a long time on their websites and that already have a good few followers and loyal fans already.

Read what Mike said in my recent topic about removing a Google Penalty. From what he said it does appear that Google does often do a manual penalty. What probably happens is that there are certain things that Google has set to alert staff to and then when there is an alert then someone manually checks the website. I'm not sure if any websites get like automatic penalties or not.

I am sure that Google has that viral thing covered because it does happen and they cant just give everyone a penalty when their website goes viral.



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service24

it's not look nature for seo



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idealmike

Well there are two ways that your new website can suddenly amass thousands of new backlinks over night. Organically + Purposively. And back in the day, Google never really used to be able to tell how a site generated those links. They just didn't have the know how and the algorithm to deal with it. That's why there are so many algorithms today. But these days, Google is better at knowing whether those links were organically built on their naturally or if they were built by the webmaster. And it's not that hard to tell really.

You see sometimes a new website can start up and it be a super hot product or service. Take Hatchimals website (hatchimals.com). Literally overnight that website picked up many thousands of backlinks on blogs, forums and social media sites.

A search for "hatchimals.com" -site:hatchimals.com shows About 2,450 results. That's not bad considering that site has only been up for about a month. Well Google can see that the majority of the links it has come from sites in an organic way. Simply because it's such a hot new product. But some sites it can tell that the links it's got have been purposively built. Such as sites that are in an old niche and there are already many sites with many links (so why would some new site suddenly get a lot of links when there are already sites with lots of links already?).

It just doesn't look natural and it can set off a lot of flags. Also remember, Google employ teams of people to keep an eye on who's ranking top for big search terms. They then have to manually review each of these sites and look at their backlinks and look to see if those backlinks are naturally, organically built or whether the webmaster has been building or buying links. And of course, if they find you have, they slap you with a nice manual penalty until you remove them all.

So yeah, it can and it can't. It depends how they were built, whether organically or purposively.



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hitmeasap

Thank you very much for the answer Mike. This totally answered my question. Especially about the "viral" thing. The hatchimals example you stated was perfect for that. I wasn't aware of the fact that Google actually looked into things manually. Like, ever.. I was certain everything was done automatically until you actually contacted Google about something you believed was wrong. Like a penalty for instance. Only then I thought they'd go and look manually at things. If even then. - So that's a perfect answer for this. I appreciate it!



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Corzhens

When I first read about keyword stuffing, I readily believed that the search engine can easily notice the excessive keywords on a web page. The crawlers have the capability to check on the amount of keywords. But with the backlinks, I still cannot believe until now that search engines have the capability to check each and every backlinks that are pointing to your site. My question is how would the search engine know that your site has hundreds of backlinks overnight? Can anyone explain this for my benefit, please?



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