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(Entry was posted by Neil Cheesman on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Friday, September 9, 2016).

Stay in the top rank

Thanks for the acceptance to the group.... I wonder if anyone can advise - my partner is an artist and a couple of years ago (for several years) used to rank in the top 1-3 for the term "pet portraits" - she dropped down about 2 years ago and has managed to get to the heady heights of No. 30(ish) I see websites ranked on page 1 that don`t seem to have anything like the quality of backlinks and content - any suggestions as to what might be holding the website down? Many thanks for any advice...

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Edwin Jonk: I am crawling your site now with SemRush. Ping Jim Munro

Neil Cheesman: Thanks Edwin Jonk

Edwin Jonk: One obvious issue are the low quality backlinks. I will share the reports with you privately.

Neil Cheesman: Many thanks - I appreciate that - although when looking at a couple of other wbsites ranked on page one a couple have 10-15 backlinks...

Edwin Jonk: Well low quality backlinks can hurt your site overall.

Edwin Jonk: For example: www(dot)planeturine(dot)net/index.cfm/ID/56/

Neil Cheesman: I am fairly certain that is in the disavow file as they won`t remove it..

Edwin Jonk: Indeed, you should disavow.

Neil Cheesman: Thanks again

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