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(Entry was posted by Bhupendra Rathore on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, July 25, 2013).

How many backlinks per month are considered unnatural.

My SEO Adviser advised...

From a Search Engine`s perspective, if you build more than 40 back-links per month, they are considered `unnatural & artificial` links. This may have negative impact on your website performance..

Is this really true ??

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Martino Mosna: This is certainly true if the links <b>are actually artificial</b>... (of course this could happen even if the unnatural links are 39, numbers don&#39;t really matter...)
  • Matt Raynes: Depends on how the links are built. ; If ethical outreach methods are used you could generate far more than 40 a month and it could be construed as completely natural. ; Exact match anchor text on similar subnets will prick the search engines ears up.
  • Neil Modi: Yes it is but if you get such backlinks naturally than it will not considered as  ;spam. I would suggest to built natural links ;
  • Bhupendra Rathore: Did you mean i can build more than 40 Back-links if this are natural links/Quality links??
  • Martino Mosna: &quot;build&quot; and &quot;natural&quot; don&#39;t go together very well but yes: if you succeed at gaining more than 40 natural links / month you&#39;re doing good indeed...
  • Dave Elliott: if its 40 blog comments and forum links and rubbish web directories then yeah,(although i&#39;ve never heard of a number or % being definitive), if they are genuinely useful links from genuinely useful sites then you can add as many as you want.
  • Neil Modi:  ;exactly !!! just keep in mind links should be natural ,should not based repetitive keywords also backlinks are required from quality places.
  • Subhash Chandra:  ;agree with you...if you build links from authority sites and in a natural way, then it is good.
  • Amahl Majack: I would agree with that assessment. More than 40 links/month would certainly be hard to gain naturally unless a piece of content went viral. Plus, as says, backlinks need to come from quality sources. If you&#39;re building 40/month, I&#39;d take a second look at the sites. And from my experience, Page Rank isn&#39;t necessarily a reliable measure of quality anymore.

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