Does google and other major search engines hate web 2.0 properties?

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I keep getting mixed opinions, so I want to voice this on the warriors forum. I was looking into building some web 2.0 properties, but I keep hearing that google doesn't like them. I hear many people post their content on these properties and then link back to their main site. I would like to get much needed feedback on this issue.

I really am interested, but I don't want to risk my site getting deindexed or banned from the search engines. Why I don't understand Why is it okay to post your content to article directories and on video sharing sites, but it's frowned upon when you post your content on web 2.0 properties. What is the difference. Can somone please clarify this for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Baker
    I have found the opposite in that Google loves web 2.0 sites. If you post reviews or articles on say social media sites then you have a better success rate of getting it indexed.

    A lot of marketers make a ton of money from adding their content onto web 2.0 sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Cheetah
    From my experience, Google is in love with web 2.0 sites. There is no doubt about it. Try for yourself. Post article, do light link building and see the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author marchenzo
    From my own experience, its depends on how you deploy them, G is way ahead and done with the wheel style of doing this, at least from what I have seen.

    That said G loves diverse source linking, so while there is no pat or simple answer to your question, I will say "still highly valid" with the caveat that you don't just have one big block of them linking to your money site. You need to mix the linking structure up
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    You should always put content on web 2.0 properties if only to diversify your link portfolio. I think the time of Google preferring web 2.0 sites has kind of passed, especially with the Panda update. Sites like Hubpages and Squidoo took a really hard hit. Overall, I'd still suggest building some links from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author grisbyenterprise
      I really appreciate the feedback that I am getting. Thanks alot everyone
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    • Profile picture of the author NicSennen
      Originally Posted by JamesGw View Post

      You should always put content on web 2.0 properties if only to diversify your link portfolio. I think the time of Google preferring web 2.0 sites has kind of passed, especially with the Panda update. Sites like Hubpages and Squidoo took a really hard hit. Overall, I'd still suggest building some links from them.
      Such a hard hit that in the recent PR update several of my Squidoos got PR5 and a ton got PR4 or PR3 A lot of the spam ones have vanished tho'.
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      • Profile picture of the author grisbyenterprise
        Originally Posted by NicSennen View Post

        Such a hard hit that in the recent PR update several of my Squidoos got PR5 and a ton got PR4 or PR3 A lot of the spam ones have vanished tho'.
        Thanks for the input. I'm going to have to work on those web 2.0 sites
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    According to my experience... Not all the web 2.0 sites got the same value, especially since the Panda update which has produced two lists for these sites: "Losers" and "winners". If you can locate and use the winners, you win too.
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    • Profile picture of the author grisbyenterprise
      Originally Posted by Onora Oz View Post

      According to my experience... Not all the web 2.0 sites got the same value, especially since the Panda update which has produced two lists for these sites: "Losers" and "winners". If you can locate and use the winners, you win too.
      Thanks i will have to keep that in mind. I really appreciate your input.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Google is a sucker for them. But you have to careful with them and not overdo it.

    I typically:
    -create the web2 pages, and the first post doesn't have any links. I also create an About page.
    -Two days later I add another post with my link, and I also do a nofollow link to an Authority site like wikipedia or about.com
    -The next day I add another post with another link.
    -7 Days after I start building backlinks to the posts on the Web2 property. (usually cheap blog comments & profiles).
    -I make sure I keep the logins for all properties, so I can continually add unique content to them as the money site grows.

    This Works Really Really Well for high competition keywords and provides a nice way to "money launder" spammy profile and blog comments for their link juice.....giving your money site a cleaner link profile.

    With this + high pr article submissions + press releases + .edu/.gov blog posts + BMR, its very easy to outrank sites with far more backlinks. Quality over quantity.
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    • Profile picture of the author grisbyenterprise
      Originally Posted by retsek View Post

      Google is a sucker for them. But you have to careful with them and not overdo it.

      I typically:
      -create the web2 pages, and the first post doesn't have any links. I also create an About page.
      -Two days later I add another post with my link, and I also do a nofollow link to an Authority site like wikipedia or about.com
      -The next day I add another post with another link.
      -7 Days after I start building backlinks to the posts on the Web2 property. (usually cheap blog comments & profiles).
      -I make sure I keep the logins for all properties, so I can continually add unique content to them as the money site grows.

      This Works Really Really Well for high competition keywords and provides a nice way to "money launder" spammy profile and blog comments for their link juice.....giving your money site a cleaner link profile.

      With this + high pr article submissions + press releases + .edu/.gov blog posts + BMR, its very easy to outrank sites with far more backlinks. Quality over quantity.
      Wow thanks alot.. That is some very good advice. I like how you have everything mapped out. An actual plan that I can use. I appreciate your feedback.
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