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Re: Unnatural Links message
Feb 24, 2011 9:22 AM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking :
Also, what about articles directories and forums?
Is that a manipulation to promote your own webpages with anchor text that targets that terms you want to rank?
Since it is a self-effort, it isn't really organic backlink that other people give you.
Should that be considered as a form of manipulation?