Does Google Look At Referral Sites And URLs to Determine Backlinks?

By April

 

In episode 280 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if Google looks at referral sites and URLs to determine backlinks.

The exact question was:

wanted to ask next week: 1) Does Google look at referral sites and urls to determine if there is a link there once visited the link?

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