Joined: 19 Jun 09
13 Jul 11 11:00 pm
it wont hurt your SEO to have one or two links from other sites on a shared hosting account, but it wont help. When people say its a bad thing, its all about moderation. Some people try to put up a site on a separate domain just using it as backlinking. This looks fishy to google and will be flagged as spam. But to have one or two links because they are highly relevant sites is not a problem.
When looking at linking, you have to say, is it something that you would link naturally, or are you just doing it for SEO? if the linking is just for seo, then stop wasting your time. Google is too finiky to rely on anyway, and you would be better off looking for easier sources of traffic.
When it comes to building your links, search rankings are done by page, not website. rankings will depend on links to that page, so you need to build links to all the pages