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(Entry was posted by Marie Dalia on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Friday, September 20, 2013).

Should I be scared of lost sitewide links after a partnership with another website ended?

Shall I be scared of lost site- wide links after partnership with another website ended?

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  • Tim Capper: No Site wide links are not recommended unless they are "nofollow" so you are probably safer without them.
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  • Tim Capper: No

    Site wide links are not recommended unless they are "nofollow" so you are probably safer without them.
  • Brent Wildman: Some sitewide links are fine, even if they are "follow". Having a majority of your back link profile be sitewide links is not a good thing however. ;
  • Tim Capper: And depending also on the "anchor" - but i would say on a whole, no loss.
  • Brent Wildman: Agreed.
    Unless those are the only links they have, but if that's the case they should take a step back and think about their link strategy.
  • Tim Capper: If that was their only link .... they did not have a linking strategy .. :)
  • Marie Dalia: + ;+ ;The widget was not created to do any sort of link building strategy. The "links" generated from it only represent a small minority of the total  ;links, so I guess there's nothing to be worried about then...
  • Brian Smith: Nothing wrong with a site wide from something that is highly relevant to your website/niche, although google is more than likely only giving weight to one or two of those at the most- more than likely from the linking site's most equitable page(s). Widget linking can be tricky because it can end up making the majority of links in your site's profile site-wides from places that have nothing to do with your niche. Depends on the what the widget offers.
  • Omar Mossadek: Losing all the site-wide links is not the end of the world, most of which were not adding any more value, that if there were only a handful in the first place. I would only be concerned with any highly targeted referral traffic that those links may have been sending you.
  • Marie Dalia: + ;+ ;Glad to hear that. Thank you for all your answers guys!

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