Backlinks from Crazy sources

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I did a backlink check on a site that ranked number 1 in google for a search term.

It had around 1000 backlinks.

Let us say the niche was Baseballs.

The backlinks were on all sorts of crazy sites.

For instance: Scientist Science Papers Collection.com
Jewishservices
Forex exchange

All sorts of sites that had nothing to do with niche. The pages had lists of articles.

Are these sites set up to handle SEO and this is where the people who hire out to build backlinks put them?

How can Google not determine that this is a scam?

Also, a lot of the articles were written by someone without a good understanding of English.






So what it be? Edumacate me
#backlinks #crazy #sources
  • Profile picture of the author oursmartweb
    I like your question, however, I am in the same boat also. I have no idea. I would like to post an addition to the question that you asked:

    Why wouldn't they build mass links and actually classify and link these websites based on the type of business that they are trying to promote?
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    You know there are quite a few third world countries with English as their first language. The brits once had a bunch of colonies about the globe.

    What you're seeing is probably a private blog network. They're very effective for ranking, but it's up to you to decide if that's what you want.

    If you're in it for the long-term, that might not be the best route. Google is changing and getting better to cancelling out links that game their system. Plus they're doing manual reviews of the serps for high traffic/value keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Juvv2096
    just because a backlink isnt relevant, doesnt mean its not potent for SEO purposes.

    if you had a micro niche, and had to have every single backlink related to your niche to rank, well you would be out of luck.

    I think people waste a lot of time trying to get relevant backlinks, when in that time they could have for 10 non relevant. If the content on the page that the link is on is relevant to the URL / Anchor text then thats enough I think.
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    • Profile picture of the author disi
      I will add my few cents...

      I come from non-English country. During my last 2 years my main(only!) backlink strategy was adding forum profile backlinks(mostly from Angela). As you can imagine 100% of website given by Angela had nothing to do with neither my nieche nor my language. Believe it or not, but I am in top 3 on page1(Google).

      So as I was also worried about relevancy I never experienced that problem with my websites.
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      • Profile picture of the author rob1123
        Grey hat > whitehat =/< BH

        All backlinks are going to help in serps, relevancy make them more valuable yes but, honestly I'm starting to think more and more that Google chats BS about their own algorithm.
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  • Profile picture of the author oursmartweb
    Nice ideas. I am hoping that Google is only BS'ing. I would however talk any opportunity to make your links relevant if you could. Don't see how it could ever hurt.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeoSarah
      There's nothing crazy about it. It's not like there's some kind of law that says you're only allowed to get backlinks from pages who are in the same niche as you. Sure relevant backlinks are stronger, but that doesn't mean that non-relevant ones are useless.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChadCook
    If you wanted to go for these types of links just protect your main sites.

    Build these types of links to other domains then point them domains to your main site.

    For example buy a few domain names related to your main site then build your so called crazy links....to these new domains and then point them new domains to your main site.

    If you would like more info on how to set this up let me know and I'll help.
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  • Profile picture of the author oursmartweb
    I think that Google just hasn't effectively crawled the site would be my guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakmishra696
    just visit seolegends website they are providing you more full proof seo services.
    We use their services and we are at top of google for all of our keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author webworm
    Nice point.Google seems to count only the link not the quality of links.
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  • Profile picture of the author oursmartweb
    Why not be safe and seek out quality rather than quantity? I think in the long run, this will be a huge investment to anyone's future. "Relative" is the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    Who said only niche-related websites can give you an inbound link? We can't control who would give us inbound links. Getting backlinks from niche-related websites is beneficial, get backlinks from other sites won't be harmful, unless you overdo it.
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  • Originally Posted by JuicerFan View Post

    I did a backlink check on a site that ranked number 1 in google for a search term.

    It had around 1000 backlinks.

    Let us say the niche was Baseballs.

    The backlinks were on all sorts of crazy sites.

    For instance: Scientist Science Papers Collection.com
    Jewishservices
    Forex exchange

    All sorts of sites that had nothing to do with niche. The pages had lists of articles.

    Are these sites set up to handle SEO and this is where the people who hire out to build backlinks put them?

    How can Google not determine that this is a scam?

    Also, a lot of the articles were written by someone without a good understanding of English.






    So what it be? Edumacate me
    Backlinks located on sites that are totally unrelated to a site's niche are powerful if that site has a high PR, the backlink is dofollow, and the anchor text used is the targeted keyword. A backlink does not need to be related to a site's niche in order for it to increase a site's ranking.
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