Best 2.0 sites for a link wheel?

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Am doing some article marketing, and want to incorporate some link wheel tactics into it. (Got an idea I want to try out.) I'm looking for suggestions on the best web 2.0 sites to post info to in order to build a link wheel. So far, I was thinking squidoo, scribd, slide (?), blogger, wordpress, hubpages, and weebly. Was thinking of adding EZA, goarticles, articlesbase, and article dashboard (which would be 11 total), but I'd kinda like sites I could post social bookmarks to, and now since I'm reading that the social bookmarking sites won't let you bookmark articles, I'm rethinking that.

I'll be using EZA in the list either way, but suggestions on the last 3-4 would be welcome and appreciated.

And how well (if at all, really) does something like facebook work for something like this? I'd think that FB wouldn't be a super-great choice, simply b/c the people that end up on the articles/properties that have the link to the FB article wouldn't be able to see it unless you're 'friends' and might be reluctant to request such...

Thanks!
#search engine optimization #link #sites #wheel
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    forget follow vs no follow just get good profiles linking back. Flickr is a good one.
    • Profile picture of the author Si_P
      Tumblr works well for me.
    • Profile picture of the author colomedia1
      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      forget follow vs no follow just get good profiles linking back. Flickr is a good one.
      Can you use hyperlinks in Flickr? Do you do this by commenting on others photos, or by links in your own photos?
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  • Profile picture of the author billionareHuman
    Nice list of blog sites. The thing is most of them have you create a new subdomain for you which you get your link on. This is like getting a link from a brand new site, not very effective, getting links from established sites is better that is why profile backlinks work better. If you want to get links from blog sites get it from the ones that create a subfolder for you on their domain rather than a subdomain. eg

    htttp://blogwebsite.com/mywidgetsite instead of htttp://mywidgesite.blogwebsite.com

    I can't say subdomains are treated 100% as new domains without any PR passed on from the main domain because nobody knows what Google does, but from what I have seen with backlinking results it gave me very little ranking power.

    Links from new pages on old domains give better ranking results.
    • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
      Originally Posted by billionareHuman View Post

      Nice list of blog sites. The thing is most of them have you create a new subdomain for you which you get your link on. This is like getting a link from a brand new site, not very effective, getting links from established sites is better that is why profile backlinks work better. If you want to get links from blog sites get it from the ones that create a subfolder for you on their domain rather than a subdomain. eg

      htttp://blogwebsite.com/mywidgetsite instead of htttp://mywidgesite.blogwebsite.com

      I can't say subdomains are treated 100% as new domains without any PR passed on from the main domain because nobody knows what Google does, but from what I have seen with backlinking results it gave me very little ranking power.

      Links from new pages on old domains give better ranking results.

      So then, to follow suit with this way of thinking, a list of
      properties that configure account URLs in such an "ideal"
      manner as explained above would be handy.
    • Profile picture of the author J Bold
      Originally Posted by billionareHuman View Post

      Nice list of blog sites. The thing is most of them have you create a new subdomain for you which you get your link on. This is like getting a link from a brand new site, not very effective, getting links from established sites is better that is why profile backlinks work better. If you want to get links from blog sites get it from the ones that create a subfolder for you on their domain rather than a subdomain. eg

      htttp://blogwebsite.com/mywidgetsite instead of htttp://mywidgesite.blogwebsite.com

      I can't say subdomains are treated 100% as new domains without any PR passed on from the main domain because nobody knows what Google does, but from what I have seen with backlinking results it gave me very little ranking power.

      Links from new pages on old domains give better ranking results.


      Are you sure about that? Can anyone else comment on this?
    • Profile picture of the author JaySap
      Originally Posted by billionareHuman View Post

      Nice list of blog sites. The thing is most of them have you create a new subdomain for you which you get your link on. This is like getting a link from a brand new site, not very effective, getting links from established sites is better that is why profile backlinks work better. If you want to get links from blog sites get it from the ones that create a subfolder for you on their domain rather than a subdomain. eg

      htttp://blogwebsite.com/mywidgetsite instead of htttp://mywidgesite.blogwebsite.com

      I can't say subdomains are treated 100% as new domains without any PR passed on from the main domain because nobody knows what Google does, but from what I have seen with backlinking results it gave me very little ranking power.

      Links from new pages on old domains give better ranking results.
      Having been around on WarriorForum for a few months now, I feel it is time to give something back. I am still learning and don't have any good SEO tips or IM advice to offer, but I can do a bit of legwork.

      Full credit has to go to Jared for providing the original list of sites. I have today, 29th April 2011, gone through the entire list and arranged them into categories, partly based on the subdomain aspect which has been touched on.

      If you agree that blogsite.com/yoursite is the way to go, there are eleven sites to choose from for your linkwheels.

      Hope this is of use to at least one fellow Warrior

      blogsite.com/yourblog
      Squidoo.com
      Hubpages.com
      Blogskinny.com
      Blogwebsites.net
      Blurty.com
      Opendiary.com
      Thoughts.com
      Upsaid.com
      Blogigo.com
      Blogtext.org
      Wikyblog.com

      yourblog.blogsite.com
      WordPress
      Blogger.com
      Livejournal.com
      Blogsome.com
      Jigsy.com
      Edublogs.org
      Friendster.com
      Knoll.google.com
      Tumblr.com
      Weebly.com
      Webs.com
      Blog.co.uk
      Diaryland.com
      Gather.com
      Tblog.com
      20six.xo.uk
      Bigadda.com
      Blog.ca
      Freeflux.net
      Sosblog.com
      Tabulas.com
      Terapad.com
      Blogeasy.com
      Bloghi.com
      Freeblogit.com
      Insanejournal.com
      Netcipia.com

      Renamed/Moved
      Viviti.com is now jigsy.com
      Msnspaces/windowslivespaces is now WordPress
      Blogono.com - no content, outgoing links point to WordPress
      Shoutpost.com is now tblog.com

      Service No Longer Available (when I tried to access)
      Vox.com
      Blogstream.com
      Clearblogs.com
      Easyjournal.com
      Free-conversant.com
      Bloghorn.com
      Blogr.com
      Blogstudio.com
      Bloxster.net
      Journalhub.com
      Journalfen.net
      Mynewblog.com – looks like a blog directory
      Netcipia.com
      Thediary.org
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    What would be a good quantity of sites in the link Wheel ?

    I heard once 5 to 8, but maybe there is someone which can give a figure based on experience.

    G.
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    • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
      Originally Posted by bwh1 View Post

      What would be a good quantity of sites in the link Wheel ?

      I heard once 5 to 8, but maybe there is someone which can give a figure based on experience.

      G.

      You might not like this answer, but it completely depends on how many are necessary (ie. strength of competition) for the particular keyword in question. It could be one or it could be several layers of mininets deep.
  • Profile picture of the author EZlivin
    Jared,

    Thanks for the list of web 2.0 sites and their page rank. That is a really great post!
  • Profile picture of the author terenceyang
    Jared,

    Thanks for your wonderful list of web 2.0 sites together with their ranking. I have copied them down for daily reference. Cool job!

    Juice!
  • Profile picture of the author keivn2
    As for the web 2.0, is it long term link farm or just a temporarily result?
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  • Profile picture of the author ErickOdicy
    Nice to get a list of web properties over here. I am using about 15 sites from this list, But I ran an open linkwheel(A-B,B-C,C-D). I am getting my SERP increased day by day..... On the otherhand, I failed with other site where I ran closed linkwheel (A-B,B-C,C-D,D-A)
    • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
      Originally Posted by ErickOdicy View Post

      Nice to get a list of web properties over here. I am using about 15 sites from this list, But I ran an open linkwheel(A-B,B-C,C-D). I am getting my SERP increased day by day..... On the otherhand, I failed with other site where I ran closed linkwheel (A-B,B-C,C-D,D-A)

      Interesting. What exactly do you mean by "failed" when
      you closed the wheel?
    • Profile picture of the author searchnology
      I have read the same thing in multiple places on this forum and other places...I think it looks "too perfect" to have a closed link wheel. Several open linkwheels instead of one large closed linkwheel seems like an approach that will look more natural.

      Originally Posted by ErickOdicy View Post

      Nice to get a list of web properties over here. I am using about 15 sites from this list, But I ran an open linkwheel(A-B,B-C,C-D). I am getting my SERP increased day by day..... On the otherhand, I failed with other site where I ran closed linkwheel (A-B,B-C,C-D,D-A)
  • Profile picture of the author garyshack
    I would think he meant, the expected ranking is not achieved.
  • Profile picture of the author Oling
    I guys, I am indeed a newbie as i am not familiar with this LinkWheel stuffs. All I know before is the 3 way stuff which is not really a good idea if you wanted to stay clean.

    Os I have a question: How does LinkWheel works? and what is better, an open of close linkwheel? (I just read in this thread about a little bit of linkwheel which is similar to 3 way linking except that it entails a lot of sites.

    any comments and suggestions to my quesry is high appreciated.

    Thanks
    Oling
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    • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
      Originally Posted by oca101 View Post

      In a nutshell Basically, a linkwheel is a set of SIX Web 2.0 properties interlinked in a “wheel” structure, all promoting a page on the web which is the focus of that particular “wheel”.

      Or 3 or 6 or 8 properties (or however many you'd like to use for your wheel).


      Originally Posted by oca101 View Post

      Let me explain, or well, let this image show you.
      What image?
  • Profile picture of the author Oling
    Thanks Oca1001,

    I think I got it... what it means and how it works... pretty neat but some people are saying it is not as effective as it used to be... but anyways sounds good and I guess i might try it and see how it works.

    Thanks again,
    Oling
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