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Today’s Ask An SEO question comes from Shannon in Vancouver, who asks:
“I have a problem and need to know if it is a huge issue or can be ignored.
Someone is putting my URL and those of other good sites onto a bunch of forums and other websites. This has increased the amount of backlinks Ahrefs and Semrush are reporting. Most are decent DA and even sites with high DAs and names I’m familiar with.
It’s like someone is working for me – but they’re not. I don’t know why this is happening.
I’m concerned because some of these posts are also promoting an escort agency, giving me the escort anchor texts in the Semrush and Ahrefs reports.
Does anyone have any idea why someone would do this? My site’s ranking has been going up, my Google impressions have been going up, but my organic visits fell. I’m not sure if I should waste time trying to figure this out.”
At first, this can seem too good to be true!
Somebody is building links for you, and it’s working? Awesome, keep it up.
If only SEO was that easy. (Narrator: it isn’t!)
I think a few things are going on here, so we should dive into them.
Without knowing your website or business, I’m going...
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