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Hi guys, I'm new to the whole internet marketing thing and have what many might perceive as a stupid question. When someone is selling a brand new website on say Flippa, and they say it's got 7,435 links to it, is that more than likely just because they've added their URL to one of the signatures of a forum the post in with 7,435 comments?

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  • Profile picture of the author PaulSch
    It probably means that they have bought a gig on Fiverr offering 'top quality' backlinks. They were probably added within a couple of days and they are absolutely worthless.
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  • Profile picture of the author krnekdo
    You can check the backlinks through one of the many tools that are available free or paid online. Google free online backlink checker or something similar and find out.. Each site is different so no idea what the situation is on the one you are mentioning..
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  • Profile picture of the author piterinos
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    Personally I wouldn't buy a website that has a very poor linking profile. To be more precise this sort of tactics makes you extremely vulnerable to ranking algorithm changes. You can use tools like ahrefs.com and any other backlink checker in order to check the type/quality of the links. If you find them to be of "Fiverr" quality, as PaulSch noticed, then stay away from this seller.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    You need quality not quantity when it comes to backlinks.

    Google loves a new site to be almost dormant for a year, then links slowly appear as it gets found "naturally".
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      No, Google doesn't like new sites to be almost dormant for a year.

      I know that because I got on page 1, in the top 2 positions, for websites that were less than 2 months old. And started making some money.

      Good thing I didn't know Google likes them to be almost dormant for a year, huh?

      Originally Posted by brettb View Post

      You need quality not quantity when it comes to backlinks.

      Google loves a new site to be almost dormant for a year, then links slowly appear as it gets found "naturally".
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      • Profile picture of the author C A Perez
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        No, Google doesn't like new sites to be almost dormant for a year.

        I know that because I got on page 1, in the top 2 positions, for websites that were less than 2 months old. And started making some money.

        Good thing I didn't know Google likes them to be almost dormant for a year, huh?
        I am very curious. Did you buy back links? Did you build the links manually? Did you use article directories and SEO?
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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          I did not buy backlinks. I have a few sites in related niches I link from, got some from some articles I posted on a few sites (not directories, lately; 2 or 3 years ago, I relied a lot on directories), some videos on several sites, photos, and some people who decided to link to me because they liked what they saw. People sometimes do that. Or tweet about an article of mine and someone else links to it.

          Or I post on article sites and people copy my articles and I get a link or two that are followed. If I liked their site, I try to get them to accept more articles of mine.

          I used website directories too.

          Mostly, though: links from sites I own, internal linking. My sites, tend to have homepages with PR of 2, a few 1, a few 3, a few 0. I know, I know, Google doesn't show but when it did, that's what it showed. By now, some of them would be higher.


          And, of course, I pick keywords with medium or lower competition.

          The hardest keyword I ever went for is equivalent, in difficulty, to ab machines.

          Originally Posted by C A Perez View Post

          I am very curious. Did you buy back links? Did you build the links manually? Did you use article directories and SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author mkgg
    Check the links with majestic/ahrefs and see if they are forum profile links.

    If he's bragging about 7,435 links then they are probably trash.
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  • Profile picture of the author shafiqrifat
    do proper manual work for collecting back-links,should not buy any back-links
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Why should we not buy backlinks?

      QUOTE=shafiqrifat;10252443]do proper manual work for collecting back-links,should not buy any back-links[/QUOTE]
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  • Profile picture of the author Tausifhmp
    Google Gives more importance to Quality of backlinks rather than quantity of backlinks
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