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Links From Non-English language Sites: Are they Worth It?

     
12:24 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,

I just realized that it would be somewhat easy to get links from relevant sites that are in a foreign language to my English language site.

Would those links have much value?

To make an analogy: suppose you have a site in English about pizza making, and you were able to get links from Italian language sites that were related to things like Italian cuisine, flour, food safety, spaghetti and the like.

Would those help an English language site rank in google.com?

Thanks in advance.

(note: It would be much more difficult for my competitors to get such types of links, since they don't speak that foreign language.)
12:24 pm on July 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If these sites are quality sites, get the link.

I have sites linking to me where I can only read what they are about when doing a google translate, but their quality is ok, so I am happy with them.
3:15 pm on July 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thank you, Onlineleben.
1:03 am on July 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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One of my sites has picked up dozens of links from foreign sites. For most of them the anchor texts are in foreign languages that I can't read. When these links first started to appear, which was several years ago, I was worried that they would cause the site's U.S. rankings to be hurt, but that doesn't seem to have happened. Even so, I would much rather see a new link from a U.S.- based site, because I think they help a lot more in U.S. rankings than links from forign sites. .
 

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