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What is Bad neighborhood in SEO?

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  1. Famous16

    Famous16 New Member

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    Hi all friends,
    Can any one explain to me shortly that what is bad neighborhood in SEO? Waiting for nice reply.

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    A bad neighbourhood is in relation to the other sites on your server, basically if there are unethical, spam or banned sites on your server there is chance it could affect your sites in the search engines. Shared servers are the worst for this because of the high number of sites all on the same IP address.
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    True. Most of it are using black hat technique to manipulate search engine and to get them on top of search results. They even used cloaking and other spamming thing used in link building and even have a bad reputation site.
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    In my own experiences, bad neighbors would relative to spam sites or punished sites on Google (usually not indexed by Google or without PR). We should keep away from such sites when we build backlinks for our own sites.

    Have a nice day,
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    I'm using this robtex to check ( under "Shared" and "Blacklist" tabs ) whether some site is not dwelling on the wrong server.
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    Search Google for links to that site. If there are none, chances are the site has been banned. In the Google search engine, type:

    site: URL

    If no results are found, it's not a good idea to link to that site, as it is probably considered a bad neighborhood.


    Bad neighborhood websites may:

    * participate in link exchanges meant to artificially inflate their position in the SERPS.
    * spam blog comments with links to the website.
    * serve up different content to search engines and users (via user agent cloaking or JavaScript-based redirects, for instance).
    * excessively repeat keywords in an effort to make the page rank higher (called keyword stuffing).
    * contain hidden text or links.
    * have a large number (100+) of outbound links on a given page.
    * duplicate existing website content (like ripping content from a forum post or another website).
    * host illegal content
    *cloaking
    * spamming
    * installing viruses or malware
    * link farms
    * breaking other laws
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    Not all site who didn't index by Google and don't have a PR is already a bad neighbor. Sometimes the reason why it haven't index and don't have PR is just because the site is new and haven't optimize.

    One of the best example of site who is a considered as bad neighbor is the site who is using or doing link farming.
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    A bad neighborhood, in an SEO context, is a group of linked websites with poor reputations and search rankings. Search engines often lower the search result ranks of pages deemed bad neighbors, so they don’t affect the quality of search results by appearing higher in the results than they deserve.

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