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Are Backlinks to my Images from Spam Websites Toxic?

Any website with a significant amount of traffic gets blasted with a variety of “junk” links. Generally speaking, junk links are not going to harm the visibility or ranking of your website in Google’s search engine.

Junk links are very common and all modern search engines are very well aware of these links.

Most people who discover these junk links get an alert from SEMrush or another monitoring software which alerts them to “toxic links”. The links come from sites which scrape youtube or are linking to images on your website. If you have a blog which uses images you are eventually going to get dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of links from these junk sites.

No webmaster should ever need to be concerned with these links. The vast majority of webasters run their sites without ever being aware of what is linking to them. Most webasters do not need to know what is linking to them, nor should they have any idea of what is linking to them. No disavow is necessary. Google is on record many, many times over the years telling everyone it’s safe to ignore junk links.

Here are some spam sites which link to images. This is just a tiny sample.

  • payforanessay.org
  • 24dating.online
  • americangranada.com
  • eps-zp.com
  • oscarsfurniture.com
  • wovenmyst.com
  • amakem.us
  • placewire.co
  • internationalchampionscuplive.us
  • bergdorfbib.co
  • terimarieharrison.com
  • commonmouth.us
  • commonrole.us
  • sikissocket.xyz
  • helvetix.ch
  • publictreat.us
  • routefocus.us
  • truthbetoldcomics.com
  • shigotono1.com
  • bridgesofkonigsberg.com
  • pornsocket.xyz
  • kayaframe.co
  • k–i.top
  • okodxx.us
  • ozydays.com
  • bestnewsfeed.design
  • dapanimals.us
  • marijuanarecipes.pw
  • onecityonehire.org

For further reading, please see Should I Disavow “Toxic Links” in 2019?

Len

President at Telapost
I create content and do SEO for law firms, small businesses and companies worldwide. I have been generating traffic online since 1992. I have owned multiple successful companies. I'm an organic eater, nature lover and German Shepherd owner. Feel free to contact me here.

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