Building quality backlinks is not an easy task, but you should not start generating backlinks illegally in order to make the link building process easier. Focus only on getting quality legal backlinks, although it may not be easy, but doing it the wrong way will cause more damage to your webpage. Below are types of backlinks to avoid when building links.
5 types of backlinks to avoid
Links from bad sites:
Avoid gaining backlinks from bad websites, such as adult & gambling sites. Backlinks from such sites can damage your webpage and no matter the pagerank of those bad sites, it will do you no good. Just as search engines will increase your website ranking when you generate backlinks from high quality & top ranking websites, they will also reduce it when you start gaining links from bad websites.
You should be very careful when it comes to this, as Google states that having extreme reciprocal links is in violation of their webmaster agreement. You can link to blogs that are relevant to your niche, but don’t overdo it, am sure you don’t want to violate the webmaster agreement.
Auto generated backlinks:
These are links generated by scripts or software. They generate backlinks by leaving spam comments that includes your link on blogs. Backlinks from scripts & software can get your website blacklisted by search engines.
Multiple links from one site:
Avoid generating too many backlinks from a particular site, this makes it look like spam links. Do not create multiple backlinks on a site but use multiple sites to create backlinks. Also try changing your texts while building those backlinks.
Backlinks from scraper sites:
I see scraper sites as websites that steals your traffic when you submit your URL to their directory listing. Firstly verify that a website is genuine before submitting your URL to their directory.
Finally, avoid using repeated sites to generate backlinks ( backlinks from multiple sites with the same content ). Also remember that you don’t only need backlinks for your website or blog to rank well, you also have to focus on creating quality contents that readers would love to share.