A semantic link is a meaningful link. It is a link with a purpose. Examples:
- Sematic internal links. Navigation links, links to content, product, and service pages.
- Sematic external links. Links to the sofware you use, links to the company that made your site, signature links, links to external sites that is meaningfult (semantic) to your content - contextual links if you prefer.
See that's why it seems everything in the SEO world is all jumbled, sure we can do our work but, even if we boil down right and wrong, good or bad to semantics it still doesn't make sense cause can we really say a link to an SEO site from a Viagra site wouldn't be useful/beneficial? I don't think do. Does the sentence the link is in need to be 'semantic' or even the paragraph for the link to be useful?
A niche real estate site for people that use or need viagra, e,g, a real estate viagra club. (Google would most probalbly raise a red flag on such a site)
I repeat my first post:
Low quality links are links from website who have no connections to yours . Different topics like a website for tyres linking to a website for food. There is no chance the Google would consider that a valuable backlink .
But what if I need new tires for my tractor that is used to grow the food you eat? What if those tires are made of recycled material which helps the environment and thus improves food harvests? What if they develop a process where food waste (corn stalks for instance) can be woven in to a fabric for use in tire manufacturing? What if your grocery store is a super store like walmart that sells both food and tires, just in different isles? Perhaps a free tire rotation while you shop for your food?
Yes Steve , i would tend to agree with you , but for many reasons i just think that Google doesn't see it this way . I think they just see it as niche or non-related link.
Any specific reasons other than because Google says so? Not beating you up (much) but there should be a reason for your thoughts other than Google says so.
It can be staggeringly challenging to get links withing your niche since many people in your niche would be competitors. What if you sell tires and someone recommends you on a forum about jewelry with a link? Would that help? Should it? Far too many people have this niche thing stuck in their heads and if that is how you judge a link you will be passed quite easily by everyone else.