Checklist for quality CBD backlinks!
How do you know if a link from a website will be helpful for your cannabis website?
Here is the quality checklist to use for evaluating websites to get backlinks for cannabis & marijuana website.
Domain Rating - 10+ minimum
Traffic - 800+ organic traffic according to Ahrefs
Referring Domains - 200+ referring domains according to Ahrefs
Traffic Analysis - Check organic traffic consistency through tools like Ahrefs or Semrush to see if there are any sudden drops or spikes in traffic as the drop may indicate a Google penalty or spike through bots. Usually, this isn't always the case and could be caused by Google algorithm or website updates. But it is good to consider this in the evaluation process.
Linked Domains - If there are more than four-five times as many linked domains compared with referring ones, then that could be an issue because this indicates the PBN or the website is heavily relying on sponsored content, so Google may penalize them soon. This would help you avoid buying less valuable and risky links.
Sponsored Tag - The goal is for the post/link to be natural and google friendly. The website uses Sponsored' or 'Advert' either in the content or on the attributes of the links should be avoided.
Relevancy - It is good to have the post published under a logical category.