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Use attributes in format region_from and region_to= to change the languages showing in language switcher.
Available regions are:
europe_from europe_to
asia_from asia_to
mideast_from mideast_to
america_from america_to

europe_from=0 europe_to=22 will put all languages (ordered in language switcher settings) from 1 to 21 to Europe region:
asia_from=22 asia_to=25 will put all languages from 23 to 24 (so only 2) into Asia region.

Reciprocal links

Websites can be often connected together with links. Multiple types of links exist.

Reciprocal links are a special kind of web site association. They connect two websites together. The unique thing about reciprocal links is that the first site contains a link to the second while the second one is also linked to the first site.

The reciprocal link does not have as much weight as one-way links in PageRank. Therefore 3-way links are often used instead.

Do Reciprocal Links Hurt Your SEO? (Link Building Study) | Ahrefs07:45Youtube video: Do Reciprocal Links Hurt Your SEO? (Link Building Study)


  • reciprocal link building
  • SEO impact
  • Google's Webmaster Guidelines

Video summary

The video discusses the topic of reciprocal link building and its impact on SEO. It starts by explaining that reciprocal link building goes against Google's Webmaster Guidelines and can be considered a link scheme. The video then presents the results of a study conducted on 140,000 websites, revealing that 73.6% of them have reciprocal links. Additionally, the video investigates the presence of reciprocal links in the top ranking pages of non-branded queries and finds that 43.7% of them have such links. The conclusion is that reciprocal links are a natural occurrence on the web and should be approached with caution. Building relationships through outreach and providing value are recommended strategies for link building.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Reciprocal links can be good for SEO when done right and used sparingly. Keep in mind that excessive link exchanges are against Google’s Webmasters Guidelines and can end up hurting your site’s SEO.

  • Does reciprocal linking work?

    Reciprocal links are two-way links between websites that can improve search engine optimization by increasing the link popularity of the site.

  • It is generally agreed that reciprocal linking is not as common as it once was. This is likely due to the fact that search engines now place less emphasis on link popularity than they did in the past.

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