Larry Linson

Jan 9, 2018
Reaction score
I am looking at competition backlinks for my client using AHREFS. I see one competitor getting a "juicy" 94 Domain Rated link from their own business google+ page! I have examined their Google+ page, comparing to my client, and find that the competitor has links to the main website in each Google+ post. Is this a viable strategy or just some quirky thing with AHREFS?


Jun 28, 2017
Reaction score
Hi Larry,

Google Plus is no different than other social media and its links are nofollow.

Sep 26, 2017
Reaction score
Anyone can do this and is not seen as too value in Google's eyes. It is best to look at your competitors' backlinks with a decent DA in AHREFS and determine how they are getting their links, such as; guest post, citations, etc.

I would recommend looking at your competitors in your local area and then similar competitors in your region or even nationally. This will give you some great ideas of where to apply your client's link building efforts to increase rankings.

I wouldn't waste too much time on Web 2.0 strategies, that anyone can do and won't pass a lot of value to increase rankings.

Hope that helps!


Local Search Expert
LocalU Faculty
Nov 19, 2015
Reaction score
Sometimes the link from the G+ page will show in software. I see this in Moz and SEM Rush all the time. However, the links are no-follow as suggested.

The benefit of G+ goes beyond links though, it is the semantically charged content that drives local search result increases.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
J Do No Follow give any backlink juice or value ? Local Search 11
J Does nextdoor give any backlink juice for local seo ? Local Search 9
Greg Bernhardt Is redirecting broken backlinks overrated? Organic SEO 3
D Backlinking for GMB Local Search 1
L Majestic backlink checker Organic SEO 1
K Let's talk 2020 paid backlinks - is black hat winning? Organic SEO 4
D Are Others Getting Emails For Backlinks From Free Stock Photos? Organic SEO 3
C Disgruntled Employee - Redirecting Backlink to a Different URL On My Page Organic SEO 3
Ben Walsh Reputable White Hat Backlink Providers Ask a LocalU Expert [PRIVATE] (LocalU) 2
H Backlinks and Lawyers Local Search 3
ChristianRdz Is it worth changing http external backlinks to https? Organic SEO 2
S What backlink work for a client paying $500 and $1000 a month? Consultant's Corner 8
M Does it make sense to backlink from local citations.... Local Search 7
S Add "fake" joblistings to get nofollow backlinks? Citations 3
R User deleted: Backlinking to GMB Listing Recycle Bin 0
M How do you see the results of backlinks? Organic SEO 31
IMP Backlinking to GMB Listing Citations 37
K Differences in backlink profile with same citation service Organic SEO 1
S Getting backlinks to rank on a different city Recycle Bin 0
Adam Bament Backlink not showing on Google Console Organic SEO 12
M Backlinking Citations: Is this a "Thing"? Local Search 8
D Getting backlinks to rank on a different city Organic SEO 5
Adam Bament Backlinks to GMB page?? Google My Business & Google Maps 4
Ted J. Backlink Strategy for Brick and Mortar Gift Shop Local Search 19
L SEMRush, Moz don't show backlinks Citations 4
Fairlane Problems/Delays Getting New Referring Domains/Backlinks Indexed Local Search 1
S Riddle me this. This site is ranked #1. 34 backlinks. How?? Local Search 3
C Local Niche Backlink Sites - A How To? Local Search 0
JoshuaMackens Backlink Checker Local SEO Tools & Software 5
juliaannCA Google: What to do about spammy backlinks to your site Recycle Bin 0
djbaxter Google: What to do about spammy backlinks to your site Organic SEO 8
J Do local reciprocal backlinks do any good these days? Local Search 5
L AHRefs Backlink Profile Local Search 7
A Can anyone rank page 1 on Google without any backlinks Organic SEO 4
G Backlinks: Domain Authority, Page Authority, Spam, # Root Domains, Total Links? Local Search 14
O Backlinking from Cities nearby Local Search 6
G Backlinks like local BBB and local area chambers of commerce worth paying for? Local Search 25
Y Web 2.0 Backlinking, True or False? Organic SEO 6
Y Not Many Backlinks, But Great On Ranking - Huh? Organic SEO 14
James Watt nearly 400 local SEO consultant survey: How to Build Backlinks Organic SEO 2
James Watt No BS Guide to Backlinks: 7 strategies Google loves Google My Business & Google Maps 13
James Watt Local Competitive Backlink Research Local Search 5
Linda Buquet Simple Hack to Find Backlinks from your Local Competitors Organic SEO 11
JoyHawkins Great Tool for Determining Bad Backlinks Organic SEO 4
Andy Re: Citations Don't Show As Backlinks Recycle Bin 1
M Citations Don't Show As Backlinks Citations 9
J Is backlink still important for SEO? Recycle Bin 0
J Talk about the role of backlink Recycle Bin 0
J High quality backlink service Recycle Bin 0
Linda Buquet Survey Results: Backlink Building for Local SEO - BrightLocal Local Search 4

Similar threads

Login / Register

Already a member?   LOG IN
Not a member yet?   REGISTER

Most UpVoted Answers

LocalU Podcasts

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...
Google Product Exert

Top Bottom