Question For All The "Backlinkers"

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Just wondering...

Has anyone had the opportunity to unbacklink a website they have built backlinks to? In other words, gone back and removed all of the backlinks.

I am wondering what the initial and long-term effects of doing this would be on your webiste or web page.

Anyone?

If not, I might just have a go at it myself!

Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Steel
    Why would anyone want to do this?

    js
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by Jon Steel View Post

      Why would anyone want to do this?

      js
      To find out the answer!!!

      I guess I'm the only "test freak" here. LOL



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    • Profile picture of the author AlexTampa
      Originally Posted by Jon Steel View Post

      Why would anyone want to do this?

      js

      Many reasons. overused anchor text.

      For example, if you have a lot of forum signiture links with the same anchor. It will devalue the anchor, and you could end up in a phrase based penalty.

      One of my very own sites went from #180 to first page by deleting about 3500 forum signature links with the anchor I was shooting for,
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        Originally Posted by AlexTampa View Post

        Many reasons. overused anchor text.

        For example, if you have a lot of forum signiture links with the same anchor. It will devalue the anchor, and you could end up in a phrase based penalty.

        One of my very own sites went from #180 to first page by deleting about 3500 forum signature links with the anchor I was shooting for,
        Extremely interesting Alex. Are you sure there was no other change to your website at the time?

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        • Profile picture of the author AlexTampa
          Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

          Extremely interesting Alex. Are you sure there was no other change to your website at the time?

          Allen

          Yes I am, and thats not the only example I have. We have seen this many times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Allen:

    You should give it a shot. Backlinking is very productive. I outsource mine and have a contractor who will backlink an entire Angela's monthly 30-site packet for less than $10. So for about $13, I'm getting 30 or more backlinks per month.

    I'm teaching my teenaged daughters about IM. We're was messing with a little site I set up a couple of weeks ago, just before the end of June. It's an Amazon affiliate site, targeting a specific make and line of televisions. I'm dripping out a new blog post every two days, each post is the product info from Amazon for the individual products in the line.

    Two weeks ago it was way, way down the list at Google for my target keyword phrase, I don't remember exactly but maybe it was page 4 or 5. I sent one Angela packet -- ONE -- for this site last week and had my contractor do the links. Today that site is now 5th overall at the Big G, behind the manufacturer's site but (get this) AHEAD of Amazon's pages for the same products.

    It's that good, and seemingly that quick.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Oh crap, never mind, Allen. I see you're inquiring about "un-backlinking" and not backlinking.

    What a DOOFUS I am.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    LOL Steven,

    I agree with you though. Backlinking is very powerful. That's why I am trying to look at it from all angles and from outside of the box.

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  • Profile picture of the author TrvlPal
    Im such a newbie ...I do web video marketing

    but i want to develope my skills in IM

    what is an ANGELA PACKET?? My wife's website
    has a 5/100 rating on website grader

    I have no kywrds, metadata , BACKLINKS etc
    I want to learn how to do this the person I outsourced all
    the website work has disappeared...3 weeks ago.

    Left me hanging, so now i must learn

    thanks in advance...
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    • Profile picture of the author bluefoot
      Originally Posted by TrvlPal View Post

      what is an ANGELA PACKET??
      I do not have enough posts to post a link, but look at Angela Edwards signature for the link. It's a monthly subscription to sites that can provide high quality backlinks.

      I'll leave your other questions to the more experienced members.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I am having trouble understanding why you even want to know about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Clayton Jolin
    Give it a try Allen, it would be good to find an answer to this one!

    However, I'm a conservative "Test Freak" and won't like to get the answer on my own.

    Clayton
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Fortunately I have a lot of VRE to play around with.

    You guys tellin' me you really couldn't think of a reason to unbacklink a web page or site?????

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    • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
      Allen,

      PM me and I'll give you a list of some of my websites you can point those old backlinks to.

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  • Profile picture of the author JennJessop
    Allen I have to admit I'm having trouble understanding the why as well. But I have to say go for it and see what it gets you. I have been reading Jay Abraham and he is always saying, look out side of the box and don't just follow what other people are doing. If you want to be a leader of the pack you can't follow. I hope you find some new and amazing breakthrough with this "test" Keep us updated on how it works out for you. I'm curious. And Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by JennJessop View Post

      Allen I have to admit I'm having trouble understanding the why as well. But I have to say go for it and see what it gets you. I have been reading Jay Abraham and he is always saying, look out side of the box and don't just follow what other people are doing. If you want to be a leader of the pack you can't follow. I hope you find some new and amazing breakthrough with this "test" Keep us updated on how it works out for you. I'm curious. And Good Luck!
      Thanks Jenn,

      I too have been saying that for quite a long time (outside the box). I just thought maybe someone could have saved me the time.

      I'm not necessarily looking for anything specific right now from manipulating the backlinks. You just have to think on a different plane than everyone else and sometimes you can figure out some really cool things!

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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    Outsource it to me, I know how. I will charge $1,500 per month. Pm me for more details.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by yommys01 View Post

      Outsource it to me, I know how. I will charge $1,500 per month. Pm me for more details.
      huh?

      :confused:
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
        Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

        huh?

        :confused:
        He's saying he'll UNBACKLINK your sites at a rate of $1500 a month.
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      • Profile picture of the author yommys01
        Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

        huh?

        :confused:
        Yeah, $1,500 per month and that is the cheapest I can offer. Prefered payment method is western union to my country, you know where? Nigeria!
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    • Profile picture of the author timpears
      Originally Posted by yommys01 View Post

      Outsource it to me, I know how. I will charge $1,500 per month. Pm me for more details.
      That must have been a joke, but I didn't get it. I know that Angela and Paul will do both of their lists for $150 each month.

      Edit: Now I get the joke. You were posting while I was writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author KD Marketing
      Originally Posted by yommys01 View Post

      Outsource it to me, I know how. I will charge $1,500 per month. Pm me for more details.
      Is this guy serious?

      Anyway, I would give it a test, as you say you will prob be the first to do so(that I know of anyway) and report back after a while and let us know how it went.

      You may have a small bunch of bad backlinks and if you can get rid of some of these then it can only do your site good.

      Good question though.

      KD
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      • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
        Are you looking to unbacklink your sites or other's sites? That is what I am not getting. I cannot understand why someone would unbacklink their site(s).
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  • Profile picture of the author mr.schutz
    Hmmm? Unbacklinking? This is a very controversial thread. Go back to the sites where you did your backlinks and what delete it? And then what will happen? Lose all the traffics that is coming to your site? LOL... Its hilariuos Allen. You really think way out of the box.
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by mr.schutz View Post

      Hmmm? Unbacklinking? This is a very controversial thread. Go back to the sites where you did your backlinks and what delete it? And then what will happen? Lose all the traffics that is coming to your site? LOL... Its hilariuos Allen. You really think way out of the box.
      This is by far the funniest post on this forum in recent time.

      I like Allen's thinking but unfortunately he is not willing to pay to get it done.

      @Allen, waiting for your PM.
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    • Profile picture of the author lh1234
      Allen I think it will be an interesting test tho I can see why people here are wondering why you would want to delete all the backlinks you have on a site.

      But you might make some very interesting discoveries. Please keep us updated with the results from doing this. and good for you..thinking outside the box...that's how all great discoveries come into being.
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    The past is over. So be careful how you plan your linking strategy. Make a mistake and it gets multiplied over and over.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    I had a site done by a backlink service before then after some months I checked the links and most of them were gone and so is my ranking in the SERPS and PR. So I think that would be the effect of unbacklinking
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  • Profile picture of the author birdfood
    I can understand why you'd want to do that. I can't understand who you'd do that. Seems like a lot of hard work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Yes, I am talking about using a set of backlinks to one of my web pages, letting them take hold, and then going back and removing those backlinks altogether.

    How long would it take to see an effect from that action, if there even IS an effect.

    I was looking at Google Webmaster Tools last night after I posted this and I saw some backlinks that were "last seen" by Google several months ago. Are they still giving me credit for those backlinks even though they haven't seen them since February? They are certainly still in my backlinks list on Google's site.

    You guys have had some good ideas. Keep thinking.

    Respectfully,
    Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWaterBlog
    Well unless you manually got the backlinks through like signature links, then it shouldn't be hard to do (just remove the links in your signature).

    However if owners of other sites are adding your links in themselves, you'd have to contact them to remove your link.

    But not sure why anyone would want to do this in the first place?
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