THAT'S THE WRONG WAY TO BUILD BACKLINKS!

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I've got a little question on building backlinks and looking for sound advice from anybody who've decent knowledge in this matter!

Question 1:
Do you really build backlinks by creating MANY pages on different high traffic sites like hubpages/squidoo/social bookmarks/profile websites and then linking it to your webpage with an anchor text?

I mean, how effective is this and how many of these do you need to do to rank on the first page of google for a non competitive long tail keyword of say less than 5000 competitors.

Question 2:
I'm sure you experts do not build backlinks yourself anymore because it's such a chore and bore so how do you guys do it? I've heard so many negatives about buying backlinks, but some guys who sell it claim that they are white hatters, so it kinda sounds contradictory. Is there such a thing as white-hatter link sellers, or will it do more harm to you than good?


Appreciate your help,
Confused & Confused (.com)
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  • Profile picture of the author JonWebContent
    Question 1:

    Yes, but there are other strategies too that are great (or better) such as other websites just naturally linking to your site because they found your content to be of use to their audience.

    Question 2:

    Of course they call themselves "white hatters". They are not, but they can't come out and say their scams errr services are "black hat". That would be bad for business, wouldn't it? Link farms/building schemes are poor for SEO. Period.
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    • Profile picture of the author inter123
      Sorry to go off topic but would you say, in addition to great content, the content has to relevant. For example say you create a web site about shoes and you write a great article on high heels.

      But no one is looking for article of high heel as they already know what it is. What they are seeking is for pictures of shoes available to buy and places where they can buy it.

      Perhaps they would only link back if there was something like reviews on high heel shoes products. If on the other hand, the article was on a unique pair of shoes that is hard to come by and they know little about or it is a brand new item to the market then other sites/ people might link to it. Would you agree with this?

      Originally Posted by JonWebContent View Post

      Question 1:

      Yes, but there are other strategies too that are great (or better) such as other websites just naturally linking to your site because they found your content to be of use to their audience.
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  • I've been looking at all these link-building guys on this forum, thinking to myself, if I get involved with them, and they get my site on google's 1st page, my site might be there for a couple of weeks, but then after google figures it all out, no more page one...am i right?
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    • Profile picture of the author JonWebContent
      Originally Posted by AffiliateAdviceAndTips View Post

      I've been looking at all these link-building guys on this forum, thinking to myself, if I get involved with them, and they get my site on google's 1st page, my site might be there for a couple of weeks, but then after google figures it all out, no more page one...am i right?
      Exactly! This is the risk you take. Do you want to make a quick buck and call it a day or do you want to succeed long-term?
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Originally Posted by AffiliateAdviceAndTips View Post

      I've been looking at all these link-building guys on this forum, thinking to myself, if I get involved with them, and they get my site on google's 1st page, my site might be there for a couple of weeks, but then after google figures it all out, no more page one...am i right?
      Totally depends on the plan. If you are just looking at one-off link packages, they will usually rank you for a few weeks but you will die off soon.

      The trick is to create a constant link-building plan concentrating on quality and consistency.

      Blasting links can rank you too quickly and will possibly get you penalized as Google can track the speed of your rankings.

      Building slower and more permanently is way to long-term success.

      -Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Yes it does but there are also other ways of linking your site naturally if its of use to the audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Originally Posted by jacksonsoo View Post

    I've got a little question on building backlinks and looking for sound advice from anybody who've decent knowledge in this matter!

    Question 1:
    Do you really build backlinks by creating MANY pages on different high traffic sites like hubpages/squidoo/social bookmarks/profile websites and then linking it to your webpage with an anchor text?

    I mean, how effective is this and how many of these do you need to do to rank on the first page of google for a non competitive long tail keyword of say less than 5000 competitors.
    Yes, creating backlinks on many high traffic sites is a great way to improve your rankings, whether you create brand new Hubs on Hubpages, or brand new Lenses on Squidoo, these will not have high traffic right away, these will be classed as NEW pages, and links from NEW pages with not much traffic will be less effective (given everything else is the same) than established pages with constant traffic flow.

    This is where blog comments can come in handy. You can search Google for relevant Squidoo lenses by searching:

    inurl:squidoo.com "KEYWORD"

    You can then sort by Page Rank with SEOQuake (free) and leave some relevant comments with your backlink.

    Comment links on established pages and contextual links within your own new pages is a great mix for SEO and will easily allow you to rank a <5000 competition keyword within a month (being generous).

    It might also be worth pointing out that you should check that most of the links you create are DOFOLLOW. some nofollow links are good but you want to ensure about 75% of your backlinks are dofollow as a rule of thumb. (works for me!)

    Originally Posted by jacksonsoo View Post

    Question 2:
    I'm sure you experts do not build backlinks yourself anymore because it's such a chore and bore so how do you guys do it? I've heard so many negatives about buying backlinks, but some guys who sell it claim that they are white hatters, so it kinda sounds contradictory. Is there such a thing as white-hatter link sellers, or will it do more harm to you than good?


    Appreciate your help,
    Confused & Confused (.com)
    I outsource to a variety of different people but training them up takes a looong time and you need to dedicate many hours a day to get them started and ensure they are doing everything correctly.

    I suggest staying away from backlink packages and buying one-off links, these do help you for a few weeks but die off after a while and you are usually back where you started.

    Going with a trusted SEO company is what I recommend. This will allow you have a little more trust in what is happening and allow you to spend your precious time concentrating on the business side of your business!

    When choosing an SEO company you must realize that it can make or break your business so choose wisely. Out of experience, I suggest taking 4 companies, contacting them, and inquiring about their services.

    In this industry there is a lot of variance of cost/quality ratios, so ask questions. Ask as many questions about their link-building methods, reports, prices, plans, etc. as you can think of.

    Usually, after much scrutinizing, you should see that one company will stand out as the best among the others.

    This research is very important so spend a little time with this so that you don't need to focus on SEO in the future.

    Buying bulk link packages will just wear you out, they are often in the business just to make a buck, and will trick unsuspecting newbies. - This is a generalization but I haven't come across a decent link package yet, and that's saying something!

    Alternatively, you can certainly do the job yourself. Just look around this forum, plenty of info here! Be confident in the methods, they DO WORK, but you must GIVE THEM TIME!

    Good luck

    -Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author DJ DeMarco
    Manual and self building backlinks is better ways. You will get the best pattern to gain haigh ranking google if you do all the task yourself. So, you will learning seo by doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Originally Posted by Bmarket View Post

      Manual and self building backlinks is better ways. You will get the best pattern to gain haigh ranking google if you do all the task yourself. So, you will learning seo by doing.
      Well, yes, at the start if you are a newbie, it is always better to build everything manually so that you get the hang of it and get to know what works and what doesn't.

      Once you get a pattern going, using software to automate the tasks in an ethical pattern will save you time.
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  • Profile picture of the author theentry
    Originally Posted by jacksonsoo View Post


    Question 2:
    I'm sure you experts do not build backlinks yourself anymore because it's such a chore and bore so how do you guys do it? I've heard so many negatives about buying backlinks, but some guys who sell it claim that they are white hatters, so it kinda sounds contradictory. Is there such a thing as white-hatter link sellers, or will it do more harm to you than good?
    Those backlinks are usually created by software by spamming boards and blog comments. So usually those links get deleted after a time and your backlinks going to disappear..
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    • Profile picture of the author earplay
      to get you a steady flow of backlinks for the month it safer to train someone how to create the links. for me it cost alot less and i am getting value
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