It's been a while since I've posted something here, and my expectation upon my return was right; one of the first things that I'll see in the Internet marketing sub-forum is something that's related to the effects of Google's Penguin update. Anyway, it seems that it has been resolved, but let me add something here since there's still that talk about natural and unnatural.
What's the need for natural links? asked lira01
- A natural link could be defined as one that wouldn't look like it's forcing a site to be noticed by the crawlers. It's a link that isn't awkwardly placed within a page, i.e. it fits in the content of the page. What's the need, you ask? A natural link is a link, and we need links to get traffic and perhaps a chance to be noticed more by the search engines, effectively giving us a chance of appearing on the top pages of the search results depending on the keywords that we're using.
To the OP: If it's on your site, as Mikl said, you have complete control over those. If you're talking about the links pointing to your site from some other sites out there, you can use Open Site Explorer, or ahrefs.