how old before you start backlinking?

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How long do you guys let your domains sit before you start creating backlinks to them? Or does it not matter as long as you put good content on there? I have a wordpress website that is about 1.5 weeks old. I want to start some backlinking tonight but im not sure if its to soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    You can start link building, but don't overdo this. Try to build links from different sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonnele
    You can start building backlinks immediately but start out slow and make it look natural. Not too many links at first. Let your site age some at least 4 months.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      You wait 4-months!

      I'll be ranking most of my pages before you ever start building your first backlinks.

      Good gravy!

      If the page exist build the links ASAP...



      Originally Posted by tonnele View Post

      You can start building backlinks immediately but start out slow and make it look natural. Not too many links at first. Let your site age some at least 4 months.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony W
    If you want to be safe, add 7-10 pieces of 400+ word unique content over a span of 3 weeks first. Then start backlinking.

    Start with link directories, PRs and articles to set up a "foundation" then build linkwheels.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek S
    build them the second your site is indexed in google. Speed of backlinks wont matter as much as consistency will. I recommend going full force manually building links right away and dont worry about how fast you are building links... it is impossible to build links "too fast" when you are manually building them... that rule only apply's when you start dealing with automated software.

    Just know that SEO is a long term solution and your sites rankings will bounce around for some time until your site builds trust and age in googles eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author aussieroo1
    Do forum participation and blog commenting on do follow forum which has a good site page rank. Of course do this activities manually since we are more into quality here not quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tad 100
    I start building SEO right away, but very slow from the start. DerekS said everything I wanted to say.
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    • Profile picture of the author derekjansen
      As long as you're building links naturally (ie, not thousands upon thousands of spam links), you can start straight off the bat.
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  • Profile picture of the author gittar1122
    As soon as my site indexed in Google and I start my linkbuilding campaigns.

    I use to build very limited amount of backlinks say 3-5 per day for the first week and then extended linkbuilding starts.

    Building x,xxx of backlinks in a short period of time for new a site is not a good idea.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author charu.seo
    you can start but be in limit...
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    • Profile picture of the author wonderd
      okay great guys, just bought scrapbox still trying to get a better grasp on the footprints, but i have found a couple blogs I am manually posting to
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  • Profile picture of the author alina albert
    You should start link building after completion of on-page SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author infogle
    There is no issue in getting backlinks from day one. But make sure you include the sitemap before you start building backlinks.

    hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    You can even build links for your domain before setting up your website and purchasing shared or dedicated hosting accounts because links are always valid and the faster they go online the better. Since it will take some time before the pages that contain your links get accessed and crawled by search engines, so even if your website is under construction, no harm would be done if you continue building links.

    Gradually as the links and your domain get older, their effectiveness levels too would also get improved. No wonder some websites which have hundreds of older links might be so difficult to defeat in terms of SEO and web ranks. Before building links, make sure you verify your website through Google Webmaster Tools panel so that the portal learns of your recently set up site, even without links yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    I often start link building work after Google indexed more than 20 pages of my websites. Always start from adding 1-2 links per day, after few weeks raise the links number to 20-30, and that's the schedual.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViktorB
    Few links from digg, mixx and etc. for fast indexing. Then you can start your linkbuilding.
    Dont make too much, I limit myself to 100-200 daily for sites under 2-3 months.
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    i always start right away but without super spam power
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  • Profile picture of the author Justinpage
    You can now start building links to your site. I suggest you to build good quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacked
    Most of my link schedules start on the fifth day after getting indexed. They all start slow and I gradually move into more aggressive linking.
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  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Rotzee
    I actually just answered this so here you go...

    There is no concrete number that anyone can make as a line for you to not cross...only guidelines you can follow based on the type of page you have, its rank, age etc.

    For new or a weak website go for 50/day per page you want to optimize. Stronger domains can take hundreds and of course 2.0s can take even more "damage".

    You should test for yourself on a throw away domain so you can see what works for you. Good luck brother!
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  • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
    You can start backlinking as long as your site is up and all ready. And as long as it is already been indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author wonderd
    when i do site:mydomain.com in google the website shows up but I cant even find it on any page under the keyword im going for. Anyone willing to give me a little lesson on scrapebox footprints PM me, still cant seem to get it to do what I want.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Why are people saying wait for the site to be indexed?

    Just backlink already...
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  • Profile picture of the author MrWonton
    Surely backlinking to your site is how you get indexed in the first place!
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by MrWonton View Post

      Surely backlinking to your site is how you get indexed in the first place!
      Exactly, my point.

      IMO waiting to create a backlink makes no sense at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author wonderd
        okay someone show me a footprint on how to get keyword related blogs

        edit:wanted you to take me seriously haha
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          LOL!

          I sure wish my competitors would follow some of this crappy advice.

          Wait. (Wait for what?!?!?!?!)

          Don't overdo it. (Don't overdo backlinks???? How do you overdo them?)

          Look natural. ( Who came up with this natural nonsense?)

          Be consistent. (Sheeeesh! I'll be darned if I'm going to build the same all the time!
          If I build 100 today, I gotta build 100 a day the rest of my life??!?!?!?!)

          Okay,

          Please wait. Wait as long as you want. In fact, why take a chance? Don't
          backlink at all! That'll really show google you are all natural!

          Don't overdo it. Please build slowly. Very, very slowly. I mean at a snail's pace.
          Google will love that slow pace. They don't care about going viral, do they? Nah!

          Play the natural card. What the $%^^%& is natural?????

          Always be consistent! So, if you built 5 links today, PLEASE, build only
          5 each day. It'll look natural, right?

          While your competitors are building boatloads of quality links, going viral,
          doing what needs to be done....what are you doing? Waiting and being
          "natural." Reminds of the Foster Farms Chickens......

          Any wonder this forum gets filled with threads started by people who just
          can't understand why google does not love them?

          Paul
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          • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
            Originally Posted by paulgl View Post


            Look natural. ( Who came up with this natural nonsense?)
            I actually saw something on one of the news sites here about a UK bloke looking for Web Developers to program...totally nuuuude.

            Do you think he misunderstood the MO?

            Imagine if it actually helps! I might try it tonight
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          • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Rotzee
            Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

            LOL!

            I sure wish my competitors would follow some of this crappy advice.

            Wait. (Wait for what?!?!?!?!)

            Don't overdo it. (Don't overdo backlinks???? How do you overdo them?)

            Look natural. ( Who came up with this natural nonsense?)

            Be consistent. (Sheeeesh! I'll be darned if I'm going to build the same all the time!
            If I build 100 today, I gotta build 100 a day the rest of my life??!?!?!?!)

            Okay,

            Please wait. Wait as long as you want. In fact, why take a chance? Don't
            backlink at all! That'll really show google you are all natural!

            Don't overdo it. Please build slowly. Very, very slowly. I mean at a snail's pace.
            Google will love that slow pace. They don't care about going viral, do they? Nah!

            Play the natural card. What the $%^^%& is natural?????

            Always be consistent! So, if you built 5 links today, PLEASE, build only
            5 each day. It'll look natural, right?

            While your competitors are building boatloads of quality links, going viral,
            doing what needs to be done....what are you doing? Waiting and being
            "natural." Reminds of the Foster Farms Chickens......

            Any wonder this forum gets filled with threads started by people who just
            can't understand why google does not love them?

            Paul
            Its not that it will always be bad in the long run, its just that most people want to stay on the radar, make money NOW, constantly and as quick as possible as opposed to waiting for the hike through the sandbox, praying they make it out to the other side.
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  • Profile picture of the author dgoodhart
    Once it's indexed, start your backlinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExploringInfinity
    I was 24 before I started backlinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhnbrwn
    Not a big deal, you can take on start and start building, keep the pace consistent ( its ok for little variation ) else it will smell like bot, phewwww, no one would like to be charged of it. anyhow, keep on updating your content with the passage of time while keep on with your back linking too.. just simple go in pace, destination is all the way waiting for you.

    regards
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOpsychic
    Originally Posted by wonderd View Post

    How long do you guys let your domains sit before you start creating backlinks to them? Or does it not matter as long as you put good content on there? I have a wordpress website that is about 1.5 weeks old. I want to start some backlinking tonight but im not sure if its to soon.

    do it now if you want. like Matt Cutts put it, 'age doesn't really matter'.
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  • Profile picture of the author tcindia123
    You can start .........
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    I think Paul in his inimitable way said it all - most of this backlinking paranoia is pretty much unfounded. What happens when a site, that didn't exist yesterday, instantly goes viral, like the Sock and Awe! game did a while back? I see it's in the index and doing fine.

    I can imagine SOME really silly actions MIGHT create a really obvious footprint (just blasting forum links at a new site or something - though even that would be worth trying just as an experiment), but most of the time Google is powerless to distinguish natural linking from 'manipulative' linking.

    If you want a strictly sensible approach that cannot raise any flags (even if such exist), why not take a 'natural' approach to begin with like:

    - submit your site to a few of those whois type sites that get you a link, and get you indexed very quickly. Just used Nemanja's tool on IMTalk - Internet Marketing & SEO Forum - IMT Website Submitter - just don't do the whole list, that might be a bit silly
    - write a press release 'announcing' your site, like a 'real' site would and submit to a few press release sites (or pay someone on Fiverr to do it).
    - start submitting to some good ole' web directories, again I refer you to this free tool: Internet Marketing & SEO Forum | IMTalk.org

    Then start really building from there. Apart from some Google Dancing you have nothing to fear.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukemeister
    Yeah just build links right away, don't worry too much about scheduling link building or pace, at least that's my opinion - the more link building I do, the more I realize it's too easy to overthink it. With new sites - I've tried building links slowly and ramping up over time, I've tried building a lot of links right away, and many other combinations of pace/volume, and what I've really noticed after all these different techniques is that it doesn't seem to really matter.

    Just basically build good links til the site ranks where you want it to, that's what I do now, I don't worry about pace or anything.

    I typically just build a bunch of links immediately after launching a site, and then periodically on a monthly basis for a few months, or more as needed, and it's working well
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by lukemeister View Post

      Yeah just build links right away, don't worry too much about scheduling link building or pace, at least that's my opinion - the more link building I do, the more I realize it's too easy to overthink it. With new sites - I've tried building links slowly and ramping up over time, I've tried building a lot of links right away, and many other combinations of pace/volume, and what I've really noticed after all these different techniques is that it doesn't seem to really matter.

      Just basically build good links til the site ranks where you want it to, that's what I do now, I don't worry about pace or anything.

      I typically just build a bunch of links immediately after launching a site, and then periodically on a monthly basis for a few months, or more as needed, and it's working well
      That's useful advice right there - I have tended to play it safe, but I think sometimes we give the Google algo far too much credit And I think that's just the way they want it. The truth is, I am sure, that it is practically impossible to distinguish 'artificial' linkbuilding from natural and penalise it somehow, and as people never tire of telling us, they can't really, because if SEOs proved that happened beyond doubt the spamming of competitors with unsavoury links would begin in earnest and that would be even sillier.

      Though I do wonder why they haven't just discounted certain forms of backlinking. Forum profiles would be quite easy to distinguish, and certain other types too. Like I say, a bit too much credit...
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    I would suggest to link build your site in related niches to gain rankings in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author yeshuaisiam
    I suggest just let everything happen naturally. Not too many back links at first. Google is smart!!!
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