Buy backlinks or Close My Business?

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Hello need warriors honest opinion of you!

Worth buying backlinks? Working with Google Adsense but altimamente my blogs has lost many positions in Google and my earnings has fallen a lot.

I plan on buying backlinks to try to position my blogs again you think might work or I'll lose money?

I'm kind of hopeless because if it continues I need to close my business. Help me please!
#backlinks #business #buy #close
  • Profile picture of the author RealCasher
    I'd say buy quality content over backlinks..

    why not mix a lot of strategies to rise your rankings?

    Buy content + backlinks + social shares & bookmarks.
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    • Profile picture of the author willianmonteiro
      Originally Posted by RealCasher View Post

      I'd say buy quality content over backlinks..

      why not mix a lot of strategies to rise your rankings?

      Buy content + backlinks + social shares & bookmarks.
      I no longer know what to do to improve my position in Google and every day that passes my sites lose more visits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brown2
    Buying backlinks is not good strategy. If you want to rank your blog post again in Google results, then try to post unique and high quality content, build backlinks for it manually and promote your blog post on social media channels. You can build backlinks by off page seo activities like social bookmarking, classified ads posting, business listing, blog posting, PPT sharing, Video sharing, image sharing, infographic sharing, blog commenting, forum posting and others. But, remember to choose high PR and PA websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Depends on the amount of "damage" that has already been knowningly or unknowingly afflicted on your site.

    Do you currently have a bunch of spammy backlinks pointing at your site, or just not enough good ones?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sunganani
    The first thing to do is to analyse your Analytics and find out where things began to go south then you will be in a better position to fix it otherwise you may be buying backlinks while the problem is something else entirely different.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    If you are relying on people here who know absolutely nothing about your site or situation to tell you what you should do, then you should just save the money and close the business now.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    What Mike F. said above. If you don't know what to do these drones mumbling about "unique content" and "social sharing" are definitely not going to help you. It's their advice to every issue you throw at them.

    Unfortunately it's very hard to really help that much even if you posted your site URL. Without the URL we're completely blind.

    Would I absolutely recommend against buying links? No, of course not. But it's not anywhere near the top of my list of things to try. Also, it's not as simple as it sounds. You've got to trust your vendor who's operating firmly outside the boundaries of Google's TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author KristinaRoy
    willianmonteiro, Following these steps may help you:
    1. Go to Google News and search news related with your blog topic or subject.
    2. Use same keyword but now search as "Web"
    3. Go to down and check "Searches related to your search term"
    4. Pick some related search terms suggested by Google.
    5. Now create a new blog post related with latest news that you found in Google News but add some more value by adding video, photo, other related news sources.

    It will help you to increase traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author m30jake
    I think you should spend money on quality content that will rank well with long-tail keywords....
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  • it all u do iz make da backlink + quality content and ranks go rising for ever!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Fullstopseo
    Buying backlinks can definitely help, but I can't predict if it will save your business or not. Try to get authoritative links from .edu sites. That's what I would go for if I had to buy backlinks. Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by Fullstopseo View Post

      Try to get authoritative links from .edu sites.
      That TLD has no extra link power. It's just been a bit harder to get than some others. Don't follow this kind of advice, you're just wasting time on useless gimmick.

      Originally Posted by KristinaRoy

      Now create a new blog post related with latest news that you found in Google News but add some more value by adding video, photo, other related news sources.
      Writing on current topics is generally a good idea, but keep in mind that you'd be competing against those sites that Google finds the most authoritative. This is certainly not an easy way out.
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      • Profile picture of the author Fullstopseo
        .edu sites are high authority sites. Exactly what he needs. Stop trying to mislead him. It's inappropriate.

        This article backs me up.
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        • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
          Originally Posted by Fullstopseo View Post

          .edu sites are high authority sites. Exactly what he needs. Stop trying to mislead him. It's inappropriate.
          Authority sites are authority sites. Some .edu may fall into this category, some probably do not. Granted, .edu and .gov are often linked between other institutions and agencies which in part explains why the sites are authoritative.

          How are you planning to get that link on a page that has high PR? Because that's what matters. If it's a site from a prestigious institution they're not going to have some crap links on their front page, and probably not on any page that matters.

          If by .edu links you mean blog comments on some obscure blog or something similar you're severely misleading people by implying that such links have some extra power. They do not. That's just simply not true.

          I've seen good .edu links, but it's rare. Usually they've been the kind that you have to earn in some way. Some companies are, for example, partnering on certain projects, and have their links on a page that's linked directly from the menu of the site.


          Did you even read the article? It does NOT back you up, but the factual bits completely invalidate your stance!

          However, according to Google’s Matt Cutts, .gov and .edu links are not treated any differently in Google’s algorithm than any other site’s links. He says that a link’s value is based strictly on the authority of the linking page.
          And then the author goes and makes this "little" blunder:

          ...these sites have high PageRank and thus high authority...
          No, it's pagerank. Not siterank. Elementary mistake, and something that makes it clear that the author is just pulling this stuff from her behind.


          You know what's inappropriate? Making claims that don't match the known facts, and linking to articles that don't even have the most basic stuff right.
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          • Profile picture of the author Fullstopseo
            Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

            Authority sites are authority sites. Some .edu may fall into this category, some probably do not. Granted, .edu and .gov are often linked between other institutions and agencies which in part explains why the sites are authoritative.

            How are you planning to get that link on a page that has high PR? Because that's what matters. If it's a site from a prestigious institution they're not going to have some crap links on their front page, and probably not on any page that matters.

            If by .edu links you mean blog comments on some obscure blog or something similar you're severely misleading people by implying that such links have some extra power. They do not. That's just simply not true.

            I've seen good .edu links, but it's rare. Usually they've been the kind that you have to earn in some way. Some companies are, for example, partnering on certain projects, and have their links on a page that's linked directly from the menu of the site.


            Did you even read the article? It does NOT back you up, but the factual bits completely invalidate your stance!



            And then the author goes and makes this "little" blunder:



            No, it's pagerank. Not siterank. Elementary mistake, and something that makes it clear that the author is just pulling this stuff from her behind.


            You know what's inappropriate? Making claims that don't match the known facts, and linking to articles that don't even have the most basic stuff right.
            Nobody said anything about linking in comments. Kindly stop your ad hominem attacks on me. It's unbecoming of a message board poster.
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            • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
              Originally Posted by Fullstopseo View Post

              Nobody said anything about linking in comments. Kindly stop your ad hominem attacks on me. It's unbecoming of a message board poster.
              I'm not sure if you're trying to use "ad hominem" as a shield to weasel out of your comments, if you don't honestly know what the word means, or if you're one of those people who don't differentiate between themselves and their opinions. But in any case, this would be the moment you need to consult a dictionary. This is not a situation where you can use that word.

              Criticising comments and opinions is not ad hominem. This is what people do on discussion forums such as this. You say something that doesn't match reality, and you may get flack for it. The solution is obvious: stop posting falsehoods.

              Also, reading comprehension. I gave one example of a poor link, not a comprehensive list. You could explain what kind of links you're imagining from those .edu sites, because I have no way to read minds.


              And brilliant, you've replied twice.

              Originally Posted by Fullstopseo View Post

              Wrong again, You. .edu are high authority sites just like the article says. Stop trying to steer this guy wrong. I won't let you do it.
              I did not say that the .edu sites are not authoritative. Reading comprehension again. Try to focus! I even gave a mechanism for why they might be more authoritative than your average site.

              But that's not the point.

              The point is getting a link that matters. Something that's at least on a page that's linked from the top pages so there's a change that the high-PR front page is going to help a bit. Not nofollow, not too far in the site structure, not something that's instantly buried. A good link on a good page from a good site is something you should strive for, but .edu TLD has very little to do with anything.

              If you can get solid .edu links, good for you. That doesn't mean they're all golden.
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          • Profile picture of the author Fullstopseo
            Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

            Authority sites are authority sites. Some .edu may fall into this category, some probably do not. Granted, .edu and .gov are often linked between other institutions and agencies which in part explains why the sites are authoritative.

            How are you planning to get that link on a page that has high PR? Because that's what matters. If it's a site from a prestigious institution they're not going to have some crap links on their front page, and probably not on any page that matters.

            If by .edu links you mean blog comments on some obscure blog or something similar you're severely misleading people by implying that such links have some extra power. They do not. That's just simply not true.

            I've seen good .edu links, but it's rare. Usually they've been the kind that you have to earn in some way. Some companies are, for example, partnering on certain projects, and have their links on a page that's linked directly from the menu of the site.


            Did you even read the article? It does NOT back you up, but the factual bits completely invalidate your stance!



            And then the author goes and makes this "little" blunder:



            No, it's pagerank. Not siterank. Elementary mistake, and something that makes it clear that the author is just pulling this stuff from her behind.


            You know what's inappropriate? Making claims that don't match the known facts, and linking to articles that don't even have the most basic stuff right.
            Wrong again, You. .edu are high authority sites just like the article says. Stop trying to steer this guy wrong. I won't let you do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riccur
    Originally Posted by willianmonteiro View Post

    Hello need warriors honest opinion of you!

    Worth buying backlinks? Working with Google Adsense but altimamente my blogs has lost many positions in Google and my earnings has fallen a lot.

    I plan on buying backlinks to try to position my blogs again you think might work or I'll lose money?

    I'm kind of hopeless because if it continues I need to close my business. Help me please!
    Are you still currently writing on your blog. If not, this could be a reason. Keep going with the content, don't worry so much about the backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yasin Rishad
    It is better do backlink by yourself. If you are going for paid then do not look for quantity just look for quality. Also choose manual seo
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  • Profile picture of the author advent
    Originally Posted by willianmonteiro View Post

    Hello need warriors honest opinion of you!

    Worth buying backlinks? Working with Google Adsense but altimamente my blogs has lost many positions in Google and my earnings has fallen a lot.

    I plan on buying backlinks to try to position my blogs again you think might work or I'll lose money?

    I'm kind of hopeless because if it continues I need to close my business. Help me please!
    First Analyze, what happened to your blog??

    so there is something you might find for the Sudden Fall on SERP.
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  • Profile picture of the author jony1
    I think you should give time & do some good work on your blog & make quality backlinks.Buying backlinks is not a good stratgy it cauld become a reason of spaming.so control yourself & take right decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Buying backlinks is not a good idea, Google might get your website penalized if they catch you.
    You money would be better spent on writers who could write quality content for you or, if you have the budget for it, on a SEO specialist, if you need a lot of help.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjohn93
    Buying backinks is not a good idea, You have to create some quality backllinks, post quality content, stay active to social media to get traffic and quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author npoint
    Building the content is the best you can do, don`t buy backlinks cos it`s road to hell, the backlinks sellers (most of them) using spamming tools, and don`t care about you. Build your own blog network, feed it with unique valuable content, power them up with 2nd tier blogs backlinks (not comments but backlinks from relative articles) and high quality bookmarks, it should help you
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    All this nonsense about buying content is a joke.

    You already have content/pages that don't rank, so you're going to add more content /pages that don't rank.

    Brilliant.
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Hi willianmonteiro,

      Or... you could try a process that people like to call "Marketing".

      Seriously, I'm not trying to be flippant, I just recognize that basic marketing discipline seems to be absent in much of the advice you are getting so far. For the most part this discussion thread has totally ignored the discipline of "marketing". You have people telling you to do this, that, or the other thing, but what are these suggestions based on?

      It seems to me, from the little bit of information you have posted that there is no real marketing going on in your campaigns. I've heard it said the the difference between selling and marketing is "measuring".

      Your primary objective, I assume, is to sell ad space on your website, correct?

      Are you just throwing stuff up and hoping it sells ad space?

      I'm sure you are likely focusing on a topic that you want to rank for, but what metrics have you been measuring to gain insight into content that your audience finds useful and spends time engaging with?

      You know Google does this, right? That is likely why your content is tanking in the SERPs, your audience is telling Google, through their behavior, that your pages are not what they want when searching for the terms you are targeting in your content.

      Google is listening to your audience, isn't it about time you start to listen as well?

      If you haven't already done so, implement analytic software to track your audiences' behavior. Try a variety of different types of content, measure the engagement levels of your audience for each type, and adapt your content curation to serve exactly what your audience is telling you they like. In other words, try "marketing".
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      • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
        Why not look at buying quality traffic, you'll know in a few hours if you site is the main problem..
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  • Profile picture of the author inetguru_987
    Sounds like you're scrambling for ideas however it's hard to suggest anything when your post is so vague. It's never a good idea to rent links. It sounds like you already went down the wrong path and buying links is only going to get you further down that wrong path.

    You cannot see past the choices you don't understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisNosal
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    Originally Posted by willianmonteiro View Post

    Hello need warriors honest opinion of you!

    Worth buying backlinks? Working with Google Adsense but altimamente my blogs has lost many positions in Google and my earnings has fallen a lot.

    I plan on buying backlinks to try to position my blogs again you think might work or I'll lose money?

    I'm kind of hopeless because if it continues I need to close my business. Help me please!
    You need to get away from dependency on Google. Their algorithm keeps getting more and more advanced, and it's never going to turn back to the way it was.

    Try leveraging the resources you built through your blog like Facebook and Twitter to make connections with other marketers, do joint ventures with their lists, find other means of traffic, and get engagements/podcasts with other marketers using your reputation of success you built up from before.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOWizard417
    It's tough to offer any advice without knowing more about your site and business...
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  • Profile picture of the author drschool
    I'll chime in with all the others and say, do not purchase backlinks. It violates Google webmaster's guidelines. If you want to rank, you want to stay in good favor with pappa G.
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    • Profile picture of the author wedreamseo
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      Seriously you people are getting more retarded by the day, what is that for business that has to close doors cause some rankings are lost.

      Guess what happened to me lately? Lost all my forum marketing income in a blink of a second a few months ago lol, did you hear me crying that I had to close doors? Nope, it's business as usual.
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