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Is it worth taking time to run down all your weak links and work to get them changed?  Should you devote hours to chasing down links pointing to your home page and ask they be rechanneled to interior pages?  Julie Joyce does a good job answering and presenting options when it comes to changing backlinks.
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from Ros 1825 Days ago #
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It may be worth reporting the kind of link changes that won't be picked up by a tool like Xenu. But if there's no sign the links on a site are being checked at all, you can't guarantee they won't degrade to the point where they're utterly useless anyway. A link amongst a page full of 404s and off-topic redirects isn't strong enough to bother about.

Another point to note is that if you pester people for your "perfect" (spammy) anchor text this is just annoying, and a recipe for deletion.



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from debram 1825 Days ago #
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@Ros said:  Another point to note is that if you pester people for your "perfect" (spammy) anchor text this is just annoying, and a recipe for deletion.

Julie was very clear in the article the best approach was a short and polite one. :)   

But  the point is valid, pestering people to change anchors may result in link loss.Anytime you ask someone to do something, you're going to experience the negative with the positive.  Because of this, it's best to start a new link building campaign at the same time you're reclaiming them.  This offsets link loss and helps maintain your ongoing SEO.



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