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How to Identify a Paid Link

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How to Identify a Paid Link
« on: October 28, 2010, 10:45:33 PM »
Hey,

I do SEO for a car dealership in Toronto, and was looking through the deep link analysis of the #1 site (monsterauto.ca) in WCA (web comp analyst) and these links make no sense to me, are these paid or what? 

Example 1 - http://www.replaceyoursalary.com/  the anchor text "used cars" in the footer links.

Example 2- www.bestnewspolitics.com/    the anchor text "used cars" in the blogroll links near the bottom

Example 3 - www.american-rails.com/  anchor text "used cars and trucks" about 2/3 of the way down above the list of links. 

And there are tons more like this.  Are these paid?  If not,how would one go about getting a link like this? 

Thanks for your help in advance. 
 
PS. You probably already know this, but I'm only allowed one link. 

Aaron
 

Re: How to Identify a Paid Link
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 10:45:57 PM »
huh...or three???

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Re: How to Identify a Paid Link
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 06:09:50 PM »
It's likely they're either paid or traded.  Google counts links from completely irrelevant sites, and those kinds of links are a lot easier to get, so webmasters use them (myself included).

Re: How to Identify a Paid Link
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 10:05:13 AM »
Click Through The Top Linking Pages To See Them Once you find fishy anchor text, all yourself need to do is click the plus sign to view all of the pages applying that anchor text to link to the site at support.