and it most likely means a bunch of sudden links from 'bad neighborhood sites.'
One that has 450 links to vi@gr@ and g@mbling sites can easily be identified as a bad one. But what else: will those sites rank for their name, cache daily or what else?
No, I have no intention on buying, selling or exchanging links with them. I'm just curious. I know that sites with no trust no longer get indexed daily, but I don't know if this applies to 'bad neighborhood' sites or not. What do you think?
Msg#: 4046543 posted 12:50 am on Dec 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
An important clue is the word "neighborhood" itself. I can't find a reference right now - maybe it was something I heard at PubCon - but the idea is that the site is part of a network, a kind of link farm that either powers spam or malware.
This kind of place usually has very minor content value - that's usually something that jumps out at you if you dare take the time to visit, and it's unlikely you would want to link to such a site from your own quality site.
There's nothing about a pharmacy link or gambling link that is inherently a bad neighborhood, although certainly some of them are card carrying members. So from what I understand the answer is "yes, you will know if you visit there".
Msg#: 4046543 posted 6:24 am on Dec 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
An interesting way to see neighborhood relationships is to take a look at the TouchGraph Google page [touchgraph.com] and enter a URL for a site. Then enter the URL for a site that might be known to you as spammy, or even a URL that was sent to you as part of a three way link request.
Msg#: 4046543 posted 10:30 am on Dec 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
My opinion is that we cannot be sure that such visualization is ok. It could show a good website that is not a bad neighborhood (because google do not show all the bad/related links) and then you could discover it is a bad neighborhood. Probably it is a good tool, but we cannot trust 100% of it.