Disgusted by Crap Links!

by LilBlackDress 4 replies
Today I was looking at some of my top competitor's links. She have thousands of them for her one PR4 site. I thought I would take a peek and maybe get some at the same place (shameless I know).

Well my competitor has some really crappy links even though she is at the top of Google for so many keywords in our niche. I see terribly spun articles, blog posts that make no sense.

I delve deeper and notice several links on an edu site. I take a peek and find her links and tons of other marketeers who had started crappy blogs usually just one or two sentences that said pretty much nothing on one small colleges free blogging system.

As I look more and more at these crappy links and think about these link packets that sometimes result in nothing more than posting your name and site on a blog and adding absolutely no value, I have to think there is something majorly wrong with this system. Majorly.

What else can be done so that true value is rewarded with higher rankings and people are not running all over posting crap for a link?
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    It is kind of sad. I dont have anything against link building, but I just wish people would add some value as well. For example if you are going to build links using blog commenting, why not actually scan the post for a few seconds and leave a relevant comment that can actually add value to the blog thats giving you a backlink?
    I am sure Google will pretty soon find a way to solve this problem and give credit to those who actually have useful content on their sites and not just rehash words and same old same old with thousands of crappy links all over the internet.
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  • Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

    I have to think there is something majorly wrong with this system. Majorly.
    There absolutely is.

    Unfortunately Google have in many ways made a rod for
    their own back and assisted in adding an unmeasurable
    amount of junk to their own back yard.

    There's no simple answer, hell there's no complicated
    answer, it's simply incredibly hard for Google to seperate
    crap from quality, especially if it's a link buried in content.

    I do a lot of work behind the scenes for customers who
    simply can't have this kind of crap links behind them, they
    would have complaints from the places the links are placed on.

    So I have to work in a far more white manner, this involves
    building quality content, negotiating with major sites for
    links, building up rapport on blogs and forums , having
    a 42% "best answer" on Yahoo Answers (not been easy)
    and various other factors. You can always tell good link
    building from bad, when the links you build actually drive
    traffic via them, as opposed to existing purely as a link.

    The amusing thing is that I can achieve with 50 high
    quality, permanent content surrounded links what
    most need 2,500 links to match and even then mine
    have more longetivity.

    I'm not playing the moral high ground here, I absolutely
    understand the "we will build 10bazillion links" mentality
    people think there's no other way and I've done my
    share of low grade linking, some stuff to my own sites
    isn't the best grade, although it's better than the type you're
    describing.

    It's only when you work with top end clients who would sack
    you in a heart beat if you started placing spam back to their
    site, that you understand high quality beats volume
    every day of the week.
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by SimonHarrison View Post

      There absolutely is.

      Unfortunately Google have in many ways made a rod for
      their own back and assisted in adding an unmeasurable
      amount of junk to their own back yard.

      There's no simple answer, hell there's no complicated
      answer, it's simply incredibly hard for Google to seperate
      crap from quality, especially if it's a link buried in content.

      I do a lot of work behind the scenes for customers who
      simply can't have this kind of crap links behind them, they
      would have complaints from the places the links are placed on.

      So I have to work in a far more white manner, this involves
      building quality content, negotiating with major sites for
      links, building up rapport on blogs and forums , having
      a 42% "best answer" on Yahoo Answers (not been easy)
      and various other factors. You can always tell good link
      building from bad, when the links you build actually drive
      traffic via them, as opposed to existing purely as a link.

      The amusing thing is that I can achieve with 50 high
      quality, permanent content surrounded links what
      most need 2,500 links to match and even then mine
      have more longetivity.

      I'm not playing the moral high ground here, I absolutely
      understand the "we will build 10bazillion links" mentality
      people think there's no other way and I've done my
      share of low grade linking, some stuff to my own sites
      isn't the best grade, although it's better than the type you're
      describing.

      It's only when you work with top end clients who would sack
      you in a heart beat if you started placing spam back to their
      site, that you understand high quality beats volume
      every day of the week.
      I like the way you put that "junk in their own back yard".

      There is no way I can tell for sure but it does appear that my competitor is enjoy tons of traffic with her top listings from her many thousands of junk links. Sad but true.
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      • Profile picture of the author DeadGuy
        Over the long haul, quality and true relevancy will usually win out. The market itself has its own ways of sorting that out the wheat from the chaff, and Google will eventually pick up on it.

        As you know, backlinks are not the "end all" for getting high placement with the search engines, and it is also impossible to control who is actually linking to your site.
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