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1:16 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi to everyone

I am new to webmasterworld forum. Hope to have good co-operation from all of you.

I have a mobile site. Once I was cheking its backlinks, I found my site on too many non-theme sites like poker, gambling, casino even adult sites. However, I wrote to the webmasters of those sites to remove my link but still my link remains on all those sites. Can you help me what should I do now. I think due to this reason I have lost my ranking.

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3:05 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Don't worry about your link being on other websites. It is pretty clearly stated that your ranking won't be affected by factors that are out of your control.

Just focus on tightening the neighborhood by sending out and receiving links from related websites.

use the ~ [keyword] command on google to find semantic phrases for your primary keyword and plan accordingly.

9:40 am on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"use the ~ [keyword] command on google"

Thanks Dchase

Can u suggest me some more keywords like this to find sementic phrases or good linking partners.

7:39 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That's not what msn_dude said on digital point. He said that if you have been flagged as spam from link exchanges or whatever, when you do a re-inclusion request they will look at your backlinks and if you have a lot of spammy backlinks they won't let you back in their index.

Some people after attempting to get their site re-included in msn got the reply that even though they have removed the links on their end, the other sites have not and if they re-include the site then it will artificially inflate their rankings.

8:26 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If the spammy back links are the case then what would stop a competitor from putting your link all over spammy websites. They always state that a competitor cannot hurt you, but we've already fell victem to that over the last year.
8:35 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What Google states is that there is almost nothing a competitor can do to hurt you. The almost is the keyword here.

Google wont penalize you for what sites link to you only what sites you link back to.
If MSN doesn't follow the same type of set up than getting to the top of their serps would be as simple as adding all of your competitors sites to spammy sites.

7:48 am on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If the % of links is low, I would not worry. If it's as high as 60% then, it's battlestations.