Link building is outdated. Don't bother

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The only way to build links is to publish content that is good enough to draw natural linking. I never did much link building in the past and gave up on it altogether around two years ago. You could undo all the hard work of link building if Google identifies them as non-natural links. All that time and effort will be wasted.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I hear you.

    In 2016, the name of the game is EARNING LINKS not building them.
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    • Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      I hear you.

      In 2016, the name of the game is EARNING LINKS not building them.
      Yeah forget link building! Off page SEO is so 2010.

      Lol
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    • Profile picture of the author itsweb
      in that scenario,

      forum posting is will come under link building not earning links right?

      so forum posting will still help in seo?
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    • Profile picture of the author Leadsupply
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      I hear you.

      In 2016, the name of the game is EARNING LINKS not building them.
      Well said buddy!

      Based on experience from a previous SEO company I worked with. We had to close out a handful of websites and made room for just one that we newly poured high quality content. Along with great content and the experience of massive link building, the return was really great. We ranked the new site easier than compared to a site that only have shit content.

      Great content works with you naturally. It spreads and grows naturally. The link building part will only be supplement to it.
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      • Profile picture of the author irawr
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        Originally Posted by Leadsupply View Post

        Well said buddy!

        Based on experience from a previous SEO company I worked with. We had to close out a handful of websites and made room for just one that we newly poured high quality content. Along with great content and the experience of massive link building, the return was really great. We ranked the new site easier than compared to a site that only have shit content.

        Great content works with you naturally. It spreads and grows naturally. The link building part will only be supplement to it.
        So let me get this straight, you agree with the guy who says don't build links but you built links and the return was great. Ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author elmo033057
    Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

    The only way to build links is to publish content that is good enough to draw natural linking. I never did much link building in the past and gave up on it altogether around two years ago. You could undo all the hard work of link building if Google identifies them as non-natural links. All that time and effort will be wasted.
    I disagree. You can still be proactive in your approach, it's just that most people suck at building a decent site or writing anything of value that some one would want to link to.

    People will still want to link to your site if you ask them the right way.

    Also, you can write for other peoples blogs, but this takes work. Jon Morrow had success very quickly because he learned who the players were in his market, studied their posts and then approached them. He approached some big players like copyblogger and the links from that site catapulted him very quickly. Neil Patel did the same thing.

    Check out the links I posted, I think they're great resources on this subject.

    God Bless,
    Elmo
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168


      seriously I still curious

      is it true search engine will " auto make link for you? "

      I not referring gust post

      or people share your website , or links here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Reddevil007
      Originally Posted by elmo033057 View Post

      I disagree. You can still be proactive in your approach, it's just that most people suck at building a decent site or writing anything of value that some one would want to link to.

      People will still want to link to your site if you ask them the right way.

      Also, you can write for other peoples blogs, but this takes work. Jon Morrow had success very quickly because he learned who the players were in his market, studied their posts and then approached them. He approached some big players like copyblogger and the links from that site catapulted him very quickly. Neil Patel did the same thing.

      Check out the links I posted, I think they're great resources on this subject.

      God Bless,
      Elmo
      Websitehelpers.com definitely seems like a site unheard of and after skimming through the article I learned something new.
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  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    Difference between building links, and not building links, is 80% of your income.

    Want to make 80% more income? Build backlinks to your sites.

    Especially if they're already earning enough without doing any link building.

    The whole "build it and they will come" / earning links thing is a recipe for disaster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dokemion
    Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

    The only way to build links is to publish content that is good enough to draw natural linking. I never did much link building in the past and gave up on it altogether around two years ago. You could undo all the hard work of link building if Google identifies them as non-natural links. All that time and effort will be wasted.
    You're the OUTDATED not Link Building! ahahahahaha.. You are one funny guy!
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  • Profile picture of the author PassiveIncomes
    PBN < Tier 2/3 using GSA SER, GSA Captcha breaker still works flawlessly!
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  • Profile picture of the author paladinseo
    So what ur saying, is not to build links , even if u have a brand new site?
    So ur logic is make site, add content frequently >>> hope someone visits your site and actually makes you a backlink?
    Seems like a plan , u go on do that, while others rank and bank till wait for you first wisitor which makes u a link
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  • Profile picture of the author irawr
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    Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

    The only way to build links is to publish content that is good enough to draw natural linking. I never did much link building in the past and gave up on it altogether around two years ago. You could undo all the hard work of link building if Google identifies them as non-natural links. All that time and effort will be wasted.
    Great Story.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

    Link building is outdated. Don't bother
    Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

    The only way to build links is to publish content that is good enough to draw natural linking.



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  • Profile picture of the author richasharma
    Link building is certainly not dead, but I agree with most of my predecessors on the changed nature of link building in 2016, as compared to the late 90s/earyly 2000s.

    Effective link building according to my SEO in raipur has to be nowadays either a) personal or b) content related; or both. ;-) Since backlinks still count for Google to determine a site's relevance, this basically means that building links to boost your SERPs is still a valid method in SEO. (however, you can read here why you should do link building even beyond any Google concerns)

    In short, I would point to content marketing and PR/outreach as the two methods to complete your link building habits with.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakjha818
    Link building is not dead.. in recent analysis of Brian Dean Links are still important .. the only change is the way to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hubertissick
    Right.
    You said right but I always create natural links that's why I am not scared of link building strategy.
    It is helpful for me and my clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author fabalpha1
    Linkbuilding still have its own value in seo.dear
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Meh

    A) half the people saying don't link build have links in their sig so that tells you everything you need to know.

    B) two different definitions are in this thread - some are defining it as placing links yourself and some are including anything you do that encourages someone to link to you naturally.

    In professional SEO Link building is anything you do that generates a link back to your site whether you place it or the webmaster places it naturally

    It will never be outdated since the entire internet is based on links
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  • Profile picture of the author nanotrip
    Linkbuilding works but is just one aspect of what you need to get rank, on the other hand natural links are the ideal but not always realistic, you could have success with natural links and also you could keep waiting all your life for the dreamed blogger to put your link in his site :-) easier and faster to rent or buy few backlinks from high pr relevant sites.
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