Does Linking Out To Low Quality Sites Damage Your Rankings?

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The reason why I’m writing this post is because I have recently been taking too much time off writing posts myself on this blog.
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I’ve been working on another site or two, and a few other projects, like I was doing two SEO campaigns there for a while, but I got sick of writing all the articles myself.

The reason why I was writing all the articles myself for those SEO campaigns is that it wasn’t bad money, and I couldn’t find anyone else who I could trust to write as well as me for a lower price.

It turns out that the algorithm changes are so good at telling what is a badly written page, SEO companies actually need to hire writers who have English as their first language, and who write with the proper grammar.

Apparently you need to write an original page close to a thousand words now, or four hundred words is now the minimum that anyone will accept as a guest post or article, preferably twice that.

It can’t be badly spun, or hastily written either, because if you go to all that trouble, you’re going to want the page to rank on Google and be read, so that it also works to get click through traffic.

If you want to know how to submit a quality internet marketing related guest post, visit the home page of the site, there’s a link there on the guest posting guidelines of this site.

Getting Back To The Point Of Outbound Links

What I was getting to was that I haven’t been writing here, I’ve been publishing guest posts, and I’m not totally sure that the guest posts I published linked out to high authority, quality, relevant sites, so I’m publishing this one with no outbound links, as well as publishing other posts with quality authority outbound links to improve the overall quality of the site.

What I mean by that is that I will in my next post link out to Wikipedia or CNN, or Yahoo, or some reputable social media site like Mashable.

From now on, I think I will make sure that I put in a couple of reputable links like that into any guest post I publish to make sure that there is a good mix of quality out bound links in the posts.

To tell you the truth, I’m not even sure if it’s better that I don’t link out to a page every now and then, or if it’s better for me to link out to authority pages in every post, and lots of them, but I thought I would give the blog a rest from linking out, and save this page to have no outbound links in it at all.

I’ve pretty much given up on doing SEO for people, but if you’re willing to pay me actual real decent wages for a western country, I might consider doing that for someone.

I’m mostly doing SEO for my own sites at the moment, trying to rank the payment pages so I can sell my likes and followers.

Anyway, get in touch if you want some help with that, specifically coaching, because I get sick of writing thousand word articles for peanuts, but it needs to be done.

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