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(Entry was posted by Gifts and Gadgets on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Monday, March 16, 2015).

Dealing with sub-optimal backlinks.

Hi there,  

I have no idea, if this is something that happens with more domains, but over the last few weeks I have been getting lists of back-links for really crappy websites.
To give you an idea of the extend: In the last 7 days, at least 188 links were posted on different blogs, forums, guestbooks etc. (see part of the list of the last 7 days in the image)
All of the post show the same kind of complete computer generated nonsense. (at least those that I could translate) 

Although most of the links are no-follow, I`m still a bit worried that one day I would be punished for something I actually got nothing to do with.
Most of the links lead to a blank page or generate page not found.

And my second question is , and this is more out of curiosity: What is this? Why is anyone keeping him/herself busy with these nonsense,  and what`s in it for them? 

Looking forward to your responses, with thanks upfront!

Edwin ?

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  • Gifts and Gadgets: Hi there, ;

    I have no idea, if this is something that happens with more domains, but over the last few weeks I have been getting lists of back-links for really crappy websites.
    To give you an idea of the extend: In the last 7 days, at least 188 links were posted on different blogs, forums, guestbooks etc. (see part of the list of the last 7 days in the image)
    All of the post show the same kind of complete computer generated nonsense. (at least those that I could translate) ;

    Although most of the links are no-follow, I'm still a bit worried that one day I would be punished for something I actually got nothing to do with.
    Most of the links lead to a blank page or generate page not found.

    And my second question is , and this is more out of curiosity: What is this? Why is anyone keeping him/herself busy with these nonsense,  ;and what's in it for them? ;

    Looking forward to your responses, with thanks upfront!

    Edwin ;
  • PromozSEO: I am seeing all those links are nofollow as per SEOProfiler. I would not worry much as long as those links are nofollow.
    Though you can disavow the domains if you are not sure whether there are pages with dofollow backlinks.
  • Edwin Spiessens: thanks!
    I guess well have to pop up the disavow tool then ☺
    Still can not figure out what the motivation behind this system might be. Anyone an idea? 

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