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I have recently launched a website (about a month ago) and I am putting all my efforts in content building, link building etc. I am doing it manually, but aggressively. Within 50 days I have nearly 220 backlinks indexed in webmastertools.
Now,can building backlinks aggressively trigger google to consider the links are unnatural? I hope not. If so, can somebody explain difference between natural and unnatural links. I am asking this because if I am doing something wrong by building links aggressively (though manually) I can correct myself at these early stages?
Please somebody help. Thanks in advance.
Google is able to measure inbound link development on a variety of websites in your genre. Additionally, Google can likely segment those links to know what 'types' of websites are proponents of flash links - a large series of inbound links from news sources and blogs.
It is the link profile - the number of links over a time frame, type of links, diversity of links, topic of website (and sub themes) and pages linked to, along with many other metrics, that Google can use to assess whether linking is unnatural or natural.
I would suggest you try to build quality editorial links, as well as a diverse cross section of links to the website over time. Be patient, don't overdo it.
Editorial links - links given to you freely to support your content - are almost always of the most value, and are often the least scrutinized. The worst the quality of link, and the greater numbers, the greater the risk.
Focus less on the number of links, and focus more on getting high quality links from aged websites that are related to what you do.
The value lies in finding niche directories, and websites which host niche directory / content sections where, if you content them, there is a chance they might consider posting content of yours.
Since the topic is related to your niche, 90% of the other webmasters do not get content published there, and often it takes some charm and persistence (and great content) to get your content posted.