Profile Links Are Negative Ranking Factors!!!!!

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Hi Guys

I just wanted you opinion or your experiences on the following information I read somewhere.

DO NOT BUILD PROFILES. Google Recently changed profiles
into a negative ranking factor. I've seen 5-10 client sites lower
in rankings after this update, then rise back up after the
thousands of profiles on each site were deleted manually. Google
sees pages with a link but no content to be webspam, and they are
now treating links from those pages NEGATIVELY.

Profiles will kill your rankings, and I've had to get rid of
several of my sites because of it.

Rather than delete profiles from your sites, I recommend getting
rid of any site you own that has forum profile backlinks. I was the
biggest promoter of profile backlinks, as they worked up until
about May 2011. They're poison now. Stay away from them like the
plague.

Has anyone experienced any of this happening with their site????
#factors #links #negative #profile #ranking
  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Dwayne
    Hello Gianni!

    I will be hearing as a new information here and how evolve are you saying profile back links are like a poison.You have any more source with you for this to make a update for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
    Really dont know what to say about that but it goes back to the old story if i want to beat my competition all i have to do is blast their site with profile links ???

    I dont think so !
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    • Profile picture of the author Giannii01
      Originally Posted by jimkirk1943 View Post

      Really dont know what to say about that but it goes back to the old story if i want to beat my competition all i have to do is blast their site with profile links ???

      I dont think so !


      Yeah I couldnt agree more, I just read it and thought I would see if anyone has any experience with it recently
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      • Profile picture of the author maurytattoo
        Not effect actually for my 12 sites..i still be steady or going up using them

        maybe is the quantity the problem..

        Maury
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    • Profile picture of the author VladWorks
      Originally Posted by jimkirk1943 View Post

      Really dont know what to say about that but it goes back to the old story if i want to beat my competition all i have to do is blast their site with profile links ???

      I dont think so !
      There is no way to have offpage factors effect your SEO negatively...It would create a spam my competitor industry it would make no sense!

      Sites only get impacted negatively when they are new and build too many links at once!
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  • Profile picture of the author terryd
    I don't think they will negatively affect your sites but Google will probably just ignore them altogether, otherwise as has already been noted if it did affect a site negatively then it will hunting time with Xrummer and the competition......
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew S
    exactly

    knowing what affects sites negatively in the serps is waaaaay more valuable than knowing what affects sites positively

    let me tell you, profiles dont affect negatively

    at best they are ignored, but i would like to see your before and after data of using and deleting profiles
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    • Profile picture of the author Clyde
      Originally Posted by Andrew S View Post

      exactly

      knowing what affects sites negatively in the serps is waaaaay more valuable than knowing what affects sites positively

      let me tell you, profiles dont affect negatively

      at best they are ignored, but i would like to see your before and after data of using and deleting profiles
      They do, but not to authority sites. New sites + profile = sandbox.
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      • Profile picture of the author amoeba
        i have scheduled 250 profiles creation daily for one site..and its running from past 2 months. site sis going up steadily. now on 4 th position..i just do some senuke runs and directory subs once in a while...the domain is 3 months old
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  • Profile picture of the author OrganicServices
    Its difficult to believe that "Profile link make negative impact". May be it loss its weight but not banished.
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  • Well! I won't agree with the statement that let go your website that have profile backlinks. I never see them indexed in google, but surely there is no penalty either. It is worth spending your money other than profile links. I couldn't agree more on above statement to defeat all my competitors with profile link blasts.

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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Tbh, I've noticed when I've done profile backlinking, it's had a negative affect on my sites so I've stopped using them altogether now.

    But saying that though... Does that mean we can start "Profile Nuking" our competitors now?

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author MIRENGE
    I am not aware that any backlink affect ranking negative,all i knew was that Google would most likely not notice the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorhound
    Let's start nuking our competitors then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilding
    I think they help, but much less than they used to. Less and less by the day too.
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  • Profile picture of the author RayW
    Google can not penalize you for having a certain type of backlink because you can not control who links to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafiseo
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    I am going to start a link building campaign for one of my client's wordpress blog by using just forum profile backlinks.

    I am going to do some experiments by using forum profiles without posts, and profiles with posts. And want to closely monitor whats going to be happen...... I Follow my thread.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Banks
    I have been successfully building sites and getting them to rank on the first page of google and I use profile links for some of these websites. I think the worst google can do regarding links is just NOT count them. From all my research that is basically the worst you will see (unless you are REALLY working the system like JC Penny or Overstock)
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
    It is a fact that profile links have lost a lot of value to Google since May. Now, it is impossible that they affect negatively as that could be used by the competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    They can cause your to jump around a bit, but I wouldn't say they're a negative ranking factor. I think they might appear to have a negative correlation if only because people that use profile links normally have lower quality sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    I also believe that profile links can't effect your site in a negative manner. Having said that, if you blast too many without a method your site could see some issues. I suggest social links more and more after May 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author demoac
    I also see profile links loosing it value..
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    No matter how they affect rankings, I felt they were useless anyways I of course use them on my REAL profiles and whatnot. But those people that build like 5000 profile links are kinda unrealistic to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ayurak
    I don't think that profile link will hamper the ranking. What about the users who like to participate on different forums, create profile, put links on profile, discuss on forums and other activity.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackwebson
      The profile links are still useful. It depends on the quantity and quality of the backlinks. I have helped a lot of clients in reaching first page in Google using only profile backlinks so I don't think they are poison.
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  • Profile picture of the author guzpra
    sure, this is very confusing topic because surely every person has different perspectives.. but still, I believe the opinion that google won't penalize some kind of backlinks so easily,
    because we cant 100% take control of our backlinks...
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Interesting, most of the comments I see say people think that Google penalizes profile links now, in fact I have seen SEO companies saying they are removing old profile links
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  • Profile picture of the author goldradio
    Google never treats any of the spamming methods negatively. It just ignores those links that are made. If it is treated negatively it will be easy for a competitor to build such links to my site and take me down off the rankings.
    So if Google doesn't like a link, it just ignores it.
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  • Profile picture of the author harro1
    Yes profile links are now the negative factor for your rankings

    i had one website ranking page 6 for quite some time now, recently i did profile blast to inner page of that site and 2 days later sites home page went to page 11

    so yes this shows that it's a negative factor, i have also ordered 10k profile links for a competitors site sitting on page 2 for same niche, lets see what happens to that site
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by harro1 View Post

      Yes profile links are now the negative factor for your rankings

      i had one website ranking page 6 for quite some time now, recently i did profile blast to inner page of that site and 2 days later sites home page went to page 11

      so yes this shows that it's a negative factor, i have also ordered 10k profile links for a competitors site sitting on page 2 for same niche, lets see what happens to that site
      ur such a nice guy
      IMO thats a slimy tactic
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  • Profile picture of the author rasel786
    Really it's a bad news for me that, "Profile link make negative impact".
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    I'm not sure what these profile links are. Are these like the Angela and Paul-type backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author awj888
    this isnt true, otherwise yes we could just ruin peopls websites by blasting profile links very quickly.

    the only truth is that profile links dont have as much power as in context anchor text links however they still dont harm your site. there wont be any negative ranking factors unless your site is part of a link farm but that is more like getting banned than negative ranking
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      • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
        Originally Posted by wegenbelasting1 View Post

        Well there are more things in life you can do to a person/company to hurt them without them being guilty of something. So why you think Google would protect the innocent? Google just makes the statement it won't hurt to prevent people from trying/doing.
        I sort of agree with this. How do we know for sure that if someone blasts their competition's sites that the competition won't get penalized by Google? I hear this all the time and I wish I knew what the truth was. In real life, people get punished for things others have done all the time. I don't do any backlinking on my sites because I'm terrified of Google penalties/Adsense bans. I hear different things all of the time and I just don't know what to do as far as backlinking.
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