Is building backlinks to your articles going to "boost" them ?

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Is building backlinks to your articles going to "boost" them ?

In his fantastic thread, "40 Day Challenge - Top 5 in Google Within 40 Days", War Room Member Joseph Archibald (JosephA) explains how HE promotes his new niche website, as following*:

1. First, he posts a few high quality "anchor articles" in leading DO-Follow article directories, which backlink diectly to his website, targeting*"strong" keywords.

2. He then generates a further set of articles which will be used to "smack-up" those anchor articles.
Meaning, he backlinks to those "anchor articles" in the DO-Follow directories, just to give them more juice...

Here is my question: Have any of you actually tried this strategy ?
Did you truly feel the difference ? Can it also work with Facebook-notes and documents which I've placed on Scribd or Issuu (Meaning: can I produce a lengthy/quality "anchor" Facebook-note with a backlink to my website, and then produce some more Facebook-notes with backlinks to that first note) ?

I would love to hear what you think, before I invest my time and energy...

Thanks, Roni*
#articles #backlinks #boost #building
  • Profile picture of the author RoniShwartz
    Hi everybody,

    Sorry for the long post... Let me try to simplify the question :

    Is it a wise strategy to ceate a big/meaningful article (or Facebook-note, or PDF on Scribd), with link/s to my website, and then to create some more articles which will contain links to that initial article (or Facebook-note, or PDF on Scribd), so the backlinks that lead from it to my website will have more "link juice" ?

    Something like this : Several "ordinary" articles ----- One "anchor" article (long and heavily invested) ----- My website.

    This idea was brought up by Joseph Archibald here, on this forum, and it sounds quite interesting, but as it likely to consume quite some time and energy, I would like to hear from peoople who already tried it for some time...

    Thanks, Roni
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  • Profile picture of the author r8a1l4
    any proof? hope this method is effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    i think you should make dofollow backlinks (to get high SERP)
    like articles at articles directory, wiki pages, blogpost, web 2.0, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author ninaE
    Yeah driving backlinks to your backlinks works really well but as it can take a lot of effort you need to know when to do it.
    The principle behind it is that the if the home page is a PR5 then the lower pages can quite easily become a PR3. Whereas if the home page was a PR1 then with the same amount of work applied you may get your article page up to a PR1 as well.

    - First step is to get the article submitted to a high PR site. Now the article will be listed on a brand new page (PR-) but with a little work that can be improved.
    - Secondly start to drive some good backlinks to your article listing page. A good method that has worked well for me is social bookmarking with something like SocialMonkee (sig). If you want to use articles for that as well then so be it, its a lot more effort though.
    - Sit back and wait.

    You do not want to build too many links to your article as this can look unnatural. Given time these prove to be really powerful links!

    You can then apply the same method to any kind of links you get from an authoritative domain (high home page PR)
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    • Profile picture of the author RoniShwartz
      Thank you ninaE (and Spectresoft, for sharing your experience, although it was not particularly pleasant...

      I guess I will give it a try... Even a "serious" try...

      1) I think I will first create a lengthy and heavily invested Squidoo lens, or a Scribd PDF document, or even a Facebook-note (my niche's fan-page is rich in content and ranks fairly good) with 2 - 3 backlinks to my website. That will be my "anchor".
      I think either of the three might score better than an article in any of the DO-Follow directories (including EzineArticles)... Am I right or wrong ???

      2) I will then create some Facebook-notes and articles, with backlinks to my "anchor article", in order to "beef it up", and I will wait to see if my experiment is a sucess (which I truly hope and believe it will be)...

      3) Obviously, I will update you as soon as I'll see some results

      Take care and have a lovely weekend,

      Roni
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      • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
        JMO but that thread was written over a year ago since that time things have changed with some of the article directories. ezinarticles and goarticles seems to have somehow disabled the backlinks to THEIR domains at least in the browser, some of the older articles still shows backlinks in MarketSamurai. I really haven't tried it since the changes and Panda update, and people have said it works, but when I ask them to supply the URL they seem to disappear. Chris Knight said on this forum that they made changes to stop people from gaming the system so I'm not to sure if older methods still work. It was kinda easy before to get a PR 2 or 3 relavent link back to your domain before the changes. But I'm not to sure trying to boost the article works as well as it did before. JMO
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        • Profile picture of the author RoniShwartz
          Originally Posted by thecableguy View Post

          ezinarticles and goarticles seems to have somehow disabled the backlinks to THEIR domains at least in the browser,
          Thanks, thecableguy

          What do you think will happen then, if my "anchor article" will be a Squidoo Lens, or a document on Scribd, or a good quality Facebook-note ? and the smaller articles will be linked to it ?

          Thanks, Roni
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          • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
            Originally Posted by RoniShwartz View Post

            Thanks, thecableguy

            What do you think will happen then, if my "anchor article" will be a Squidoo Lens, or a document on Scribd, or a good quality Facebook-note ? and the smaller articles will be linked to it ?

            Thanks, Roni
            Well squidoo is still showing backlinks so you could try to build up PR to it, but they could change at anytime as well. Some article directories and Web 2.0 sites have taken measures to discourage aggressive linking. HubPages for instance. Ezinearticles seems to have changed things because people were using them as a "buffer" for their spammy type links, you know instead of having 20,000 plus spammy links pointing to their domain instead use them as a buffer and have a single high PR link pointing to your site (so I've heard). Bottom line is that even if you can build up the PR to it they could change or the change TOS (do it on blogger and you could get zapped with a click of the mouse). If you follow the other threads in the forum seems as though a lot of people are creating their own "private" high PR network.

            Although I wouldn't discount using those squidoo, Scribd type of sites as they have "authority". ezinearticles well... some articles do show PR, but no backlinks, and it's now it's a lot harder to build the PR.

            But yeah if the backlinks are showing up why not, but be careful as some sites watch for aggressive linking.
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            • Profile picture of the author Spectresoft
              Thanks thecableguy.

              I just did a quick check to see if my articles did have any backlinks indexed, but I only have time to check 6. And i'm sad to report that EZA does not have any. Also, Ideamarketers has none either.

              However, Goarticles, Articlesfactory, Articlerich and Articleclick do indeed show some backlinks. Interesting! Thanks a lot for pointing that out I'd probably have never known!
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  • Profile picture of the author Spectresoft
    Hey obviously I'm no authority, but thought I'd add my 2 cents anyway since I read Mr. Archibald's thread as well and based my offpage SEO on what he did.

    The first site I used it on I used 6 articles (original, very decent quality) that I put on Ezine, goarticles, ideamarketers etc. Now this site I imagine was sandboxed, or google hates it or something. Up to this point it never ranked above 500 for the main keyword (of only 3900 exact a month) Never had this problem before! So, I then spun one of the articles and blasted the 6 'anchor' sites using AMR. I created a RSS feed of the livelinks, etc etc etc.

    BAM!!!! Within 4-7 days the non-ranking keyword popped up to like 300ish or so. Over the course of the next 4-5 days it crawled the SERPs to 137 (lol so lame right?). Then it quickly disappeared back into the mythical(?) oblivion called Google Sandbox and I haven't seen it since.

    So! Not ready to give up I just tried again on a different site. I used a slight twist, but frankly I'm loathe to "push" what I did because as it turns out someone did a WSO on it and I don't want people to think I'm pumping it, so I will just say its basically a glorified linkwheel/pyramid thingie.

    I created the 'anchor' sites, used a combo of SocialADR and SocialBOT(for 7.77 can't go wrong!) to make sure they were indexed. Its important to note here that ONLY 1 SITE actually linked to my main site. My SERPs went from 50ish where it was stuck for the last 3 weeks to now 25 (and for the first time I'm measurable in Yahoo ) and I honestly haven't done anything else. Today/tomorrow I will blast the anchors with AMR and see if I can get into the top 10.

    As I said, these are pretty limited examples and as I've found all over this forum, many people much more experienced than me will disagree, and others will agree. I honestly believe that the 'anchor' sites will increase their PR and thus their juice. Whether that juice eventually reaches my moneysite and increases my rank in google...well we will have to see.

    To sum it up, I beleive linking your backlinks to ensure they are indexed and possibly provide some extra juice is an effective SEO method. Even if that juice is not passed on immediately the long term effect should help.

    Pretty long and drawn out 2nd post sorry about that
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  • Profile picture of the author ezbiz
    That's kinda how backlink energizer works, it does help to boost your article backlinks, but from what I've seen with leading article directories is that they eventually get indexed anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author RoniShwartz
      Originally Posted by ezbiz View Post

      That's kinda how backlink energizer works, it does help to boost your article backlinks, but from what I've seen with leading article directories is that they eventually get indexed anyway.
      Hi Ezbiz,

      Thanks for your reply... Each of the dozens of articles which I wrote and posted on EZA got indexed by both Google and Yahoo - That is not my problem/issue...

      What I'm trying to achieve, by following Joseph Archibald's advice, is to make this article "significant" (by building several links to it), so the backlink which leads from that "anchor article" to my website will be highly valued by Google and its likes.

      Thanks, Roni
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  • Profile picture of the author jason409
    There are a lot of individuals who build links to their links. This is where some folks "automate the process.

    Personally I would not have a problem hand building some backlinks to my links, but I would never blast those links.
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  • Profile picture of the author chimeara27
    Originally Posted by RoniShwartz View Post

    Is building backlinks to your articles going to "boost" them ?

    In his fantastic thread, "40 Day Challenge - Top 5 in Google Within 40 Days", War Room Member Joseph Archibald (JosephA) explains how HE promotes his new niche website, as following*:

    1. First, he posts a few high quality "anchor articles" in leading DO-Follow article directories, which backlink diectly to his website, targeting*"strong" keywords.

    2. He then generates a further set of articles which will be used to "smack-up" those anchor articles.
    Meaning, he backlinks to those "anchor articles" in the DO-Follow directories, just to give them more juice...

    Here is my question: Have any of you actually tried this strategy ?
    Did you truly feel the difference ? Can it also work with Facebook-notes and documents which I've placed on Scribd or Issuu (Meaning: can I produce a lengthy/quality "anchor" Facebook-note with a backlink to my website, and then produce some more Facebook-notes with backlinks to that first note) ?

    I would love to hear what you think, before I invest my time and energy...

    Thanks, Roni*
    building backlinks from your article can give you quality links.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeavery10
    Article backlinks is most effective but it should need more time. Most of the popular site doesn't have access. Very often its happening regularly with the familiar article sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author kengperapol
    Is this work like link pyramid?
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