There is a debate in the SEO industry on can links hurt you. We know many SEOs believe links to their site can hurt them, even if competitors send you those links. So the next poll I ran is what if you linked to banned sites, can that hurt you?
Most SEOs said, yes it can hurt you. The 120 plus responses, 82% felt there is danger in linking to banned web sites.
Here is the break down:
- 48% said Only If You Link To Many Banned Sites
- 34% said Yes - It Will Hurt Your Rankings
- 16% said No - It Won't Hurt Your Rankings
Are you surprised 16% said it can't hurt you? I am.
Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.
Note: This post was written September 21st and scheduled to go live today.