• A set of web pages created with the sole aim of linking to a target page, in an attempt to improve that page's search engine ranking.

    ‘when soliciting inbound links to your site, avoid link farms and other sites that have obvious artificial links’
    • ‘That's something to think about when you consider linking to a free-for-all site or a link farm.’
    • ‘Conversely, the search engines would blacklist any 'link farm' if they ever find out.’
    • ‘I've made some changes to the back end of the link farm.’
    • ‘Therefore if they identify a particular link farm, all they have to do is ban it and there goes all your links.’
    • ‘The new breed of link farm seems to prosper with nary a cross-link.’