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Does linking to external sites affect SEO

May 9, 2018 9:28AM PDT

Yes, if done properly. As long as the websites are not spammy, it won't affect your ranking, rather it will strengthen your page authority which in turn boost your ranking.

Tips to use when adding an external link

1. Make sure the site has a higher Domain Authority (DA) than your site.
2. Avoid spammy sites, it will affect your SEO.
3. Link to sites that are in your niche (related sites only), e.g If you run a pet shop, only link to sites that are into pet business.

I hope I have been of help.
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Definitely ( Positive and Negative )
May 9, 2018 9:31AM PDT

Yes, It does. Ensure you are linking to a high authority site and a non-spammy link.

Note: Moderator disabled links as too spammy.

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I disabled all the links.
May 9, 2018 10:00AM PDT

Why? Because it appears you shilled an answer to your top post.

I do advise you clear up those warnings and errors. You wouldn't put up with errors on your business card would you?

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Your errors at that site also affect SEO!
May 9, 2018 9:34AM PDT
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No-follow tags
May 28, 2018 6:35AM PDT

Actually linking to external sites helps SEO in a positive way. You just have to make sure that the links you're posting are not spammy or do not contain explicit stuff.
Also, if you have to include a link that has a bad reputation you can use no-follow tags. No-follow tags tell the search engine to not crawl that link. But the hyperlink will itself work.
To insert a no-follow tag:

Add rel="nofollow" attribute to the <a> tag.

That's it. Your content will be safer this way.

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