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Re: Unnatural Links message

skhumor Feb 24, 2011 9:22 AM
Posted in group: Webmaster Central Help Forum

Categories: 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?