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Title: What is footprinting ?
Post by: raveenasen on 06-12-2013, 03:12:26
What is foot printing in SEO?

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Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: michaladar on 07-30-2013, 07:20:59
there is another name for it?
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: diptijoshi on 07-31-2013, 22:35:12
A footprint is an obvious sign of search engine manipulation and can be used to by Google or competition to rip apart your network.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: emedianetwork on 08-12-2013, 01:35:54
it is nothing but analyzing backlinks, strategies, and other things of a competitor's website. It gives a lot advantage of analyzing competitor's website.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: Jeoffroi on 08-12-2013, 07:51:49
Any WEB OPTIMIZATION impact would be the imprint a person get away from on the internet you can use to be able to trace ones activity through numerous sites. That can often locate a number of company accounts and a number of sites you own. If you’re the WEB OPTIMIZATION technology, that is significant. Any impact is surely an evident indicator of search results mind games and can often by means of Google or competition to be able to rip separate ones system.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: kumar29 on 03-03-2014, 06:13:04
Deep Footprints is a digital marketing agency that specialise in PPC, SEO and social media marketing. They are based in Cambridge, UK but also operate in Japan. Typically Deep Footprints work with small to medium sized companies, they enjoy working closely with their clients and getting to know their businesses in depth.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: srishti on 03-20-2014, 02:25:49
it is only breaking down backlinks, methods, and different things of a contender's site. It gives a ton playing point of examining contender's site.  :D
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: sonuparahsar on 03-20-2014, 03:20:02
Foot printing its new for me in SEO. Before this i didn't hear about Foot Printing. But i think foot Printing and signature link is same things.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: MarylandSEO on 04-20-2014, 08:52:16
I've never heard to it referred to as "footprinting". There are two types of footprints as far as I'm concerned as they relate to SEO.

1 - Footprints as others have said in the loosest definition are any traces Google can make to connect one site to another in their minds. If Google sees you're linking from one site to another from the same IP, they can deduce that you likely own both sites and will consequently award less link juice versus if you linked to a site on a different IP. The IP is the example of a footprint in this case. If you have a private blog network of a handful of sites you're using to boost your rankings, just one footprint can ruin the whole operation and make that network void or have Google knock your rankings once they figure out what you're trying to do.

2 - Footprints can also be used by SEOers to find web pages they wouldn't otherwise be able to find either using Google or some kind of page data harvesting software. It's typically any string of text which a number of web pages have in common so you can find that common "footprint" they share. So if you wanted to find WordPress blogs you might search for "powered by Wordpress" + your keyword (that would be your full footprint) and you'd find WordPress blogs related to whatever you're searching for.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: renart145 on 05-15-2014, 00:40:29
footprinting is the term for SEARCH of a specific website. For example you want to search for a social bookmarking that is powered by pligg then you will do footprinting by typing "social bookmarking" "powered by pligg". note, not all social bookmarking powered by pligg will be shown cause 10% of the social bookmarking/webmaster change the text or erase "powered by pligg" text on the footer.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: samfrank on 05-19-2014, 00:58:31
A footprint is when you can tell two or more sites are owned by the same person through common denominators.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: SahilFruits on 05-18-2015, 06:20:10
A footprint is the "track" left on the internet that can be used to locate specific pages on the internet or find specific types of "scripts" that you can submit to.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: Ajinkya Samark on 05-18-2015, 06:45:58
this is only thing which is showing your site link presence on particular site. if you have generated few links via same email ID. then you can say you have  generated foot prints .
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: Shikha Singh on 03-29-2016, 05:06:13
Footrprints are only the search terms by which you can get desired results. They are the combination of google advanced search operators and keywords.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: Kate Evans on 04-19-2016, 03:43:34
 An SEO footprint is the imprint you leave on the Internet that can be used to trace your activity through various sites or it can be used to locate multiple accounts and multiple sites you own.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: brknny on 04-19-2016, 06:45:21
A SEO footprint is the imprint you leave on the internet that can be used to trace your activity through various sites.To know more about footprint visit convertingcopy.com/what-are-footprints-in-seo/
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: 96Livepro on 05-02-2016, 00:03:20
Footprints are only the search terms by which you can get desired results.They are the combination of  google advanced search operators and keywords.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: krsaurabht on 05-24-2016, 02:20:14
I never heard about footprint in SEO. If anybody has the answer then please tell me. I want to know about this term.
Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: toshan on 05-25-2016, 00:34:04
If you’re serious about SEO, you need to spend some time learning about footprints, how to not leave them, and how to detect them. A SEO footprint is the imprint you leave on the internet that can be used to trace your activity through various sites. It can be used to locate multiple accounts and multiple sites you own. If you’re an SEO tech, this is important. A footprint is an obvious sign of search engine manipulation and can be used to by Google or competition to rip apart your network.
So How Are Footprints Created?

Basically, not enough variety. No creativity. Being lazy.

Do you use the same theme on several sites you own? Do you have the same link in the footer on every site? Use the same anchor text or wording on every site? Do you get links in the same places for all of your sites? All of your sites on the same server? All sites have open WHOIS?

Starting to get the point? All of that kind of stuff can be detected by a smart SEO tech. We might backtrack your links and notice you’re getting sitewide links on 20 different sites with the same anchor text. we check them out and they’re all BANS or all Wordpress or all directories. A quick IP check shows that they’re on the same server. We check out the WHOIS and they have the same owner … And We've busted their network. We look for a pattern they use, then do a search on that pattern. If we can do this, you can bet Google can too, especially if they’re tipped off.

How Can You Find Footprints? Find You Competition’s Links
Go to Yahoo
linkdomain:site.com -site:site.com
Find Backlinks for Given Keyword
linkdomain:site.com “make money online” -site:site.com
Find Backlinks from Footprinted Software
linkdomain:site.com “Powered by Build A Niche Store” -site:site.com
Find Backlinks from .info Domains
linkdomain:site.com +site:.info -site:.com -site:site.com
Find Backlinks from .info with Keyword
linkdomain:site.com “make money online” +site:.info -site:.com -site:site.com
Find Back Links From .info with Footprinted Software
linkdomain:site.com “Powered by Build A Niche Store” +site:.info -site:.com -site:site.com

So, those are just a couple of searches that can be used to locate and track your competition’s footprint. You can use a variety of combinations and keywords to location various sites your competition is using to get links.

What Are You Looking For? All of the above searches return hundreds of links, but what are you looking for. You’re looking for links that do not appear natural. These may be footer or sidebar links. These may be tons of links with the same anchor text. This could be a lack of variation in themes. Once you find this, you can check out the IP and WHOIS information to determine the owner.

Once you’ve found a few footprints your competition uses, you can locate sites on their network. Then continue the process on their network sites to find even more sites. They might be link laundering and layering their network sites to hide them. Its possible to work your way back pretty far if they don’t make effort to mask their footprint.

Title: Re: What is footprinting ?
Post by: zekita on 06-06-2016, 20:01:14
 if you have generated few links via same email ID. then you can say you have  generated foot prints .