My Backlinking Strategy!

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Hi there,

After this Google algo update Penguin, I haven't been effected... yet so I thought I would share a bit of my strategy to help you guys out.

I post 2 articles a day on a mixture of article sites and web2.0

I post one video per week on youtube

I aim to write one guest blog post per week

I comment on my fav blogs, using my name not any keywords, use google reader to see when there are new posts

I am integrating a blog to my site at the moment but it is still in creation period. I send 20 social bookmarks to all articles, web 2.0 and youtube, these are manual.

That's basically it, I don't spin any content, always outsource the articles or write them myself. It's a lot of work but i have seen my site move up, slowly. One question for you guys, have you notice Google taking longer to index anything, I have noticed Youtube Squidoo taking a lot longer?

One last thing Ping everything.

What do you think about this strategy?

Thanks
Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author Mister Rex
    I think you are getting backlinks from the exact same sources that were hit with the latest update. Social bookmarks, blog comments, article directories, web 2.0s, pinging everything?

    Do the same thing and hope for different results?
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    • Profile picture of the author Converting Copy
      Everyone has their own schools of thought on what works and what doesn't work. I hear people strongly recommend against artificially pinging anything and other people do it automatically/standard.

      If it's working for you then power to you.

      A couple of things I'll circle are that yes it's good that you're avoiding over optimization; Google doesn't need anchor text to learn what a page is about and that era of SEO is gone.

      And Rex is right about at least one thing, Blog Commenting is only as good as the blogs you're commenting on.

      Your great and quality blog comments aren't as important as what's on the rest of the page. If it's mobbed with comments or worse spammy comments, then the juice won't be worth much of anything (plus why bother with writing a quality comment on a blog which has been spammed to death when quality isn't a requisite... or more importantly why bother leaving a comment at all for that matter at that point?).

      It's not in the what you're doing (commenting, web 2.0, etc.) it's in the HOW you're doing it. That will determine whether or not it's worth your time and will produce results.
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  • Profile picture of the author akazzz
    Decent strategy but from my experience with that kind of strategy, it would take months to rank #1-3. Depending on the seo competition as well of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author buildablogsite
    Originally Posted by Mister Rex View Post

    I think you are getting backlinks from the exact same sources that were hit with the latest update. Social bookmarks, blog comments, article directories, web 2.0s, pinging everything?

    Do the same thing and hope for different results?
    I am led to believe the Panda update was for crappy content which I know my articles aren't as I write them myself or I outsource but check before posted. Penguine I believe is for people who are spamming the hell out of seo to move up the ranks.

    I don't see what you mean, as my strategy isn't spammy, and the content isn't crap, or am I misunderstanding you?

    @akazzz, I am at page 3 after one month, so it is a slow strategy, can you offer any improvements, for a speedier ranking

    Thanks
    Joe
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    • Profile picture of the author Mister Rex
      Originally Posted by buildablogsite View Post

      I am led to believe the Panda update was for crappy content which I know my articles aren't as I write them myself or I outsource but check before posted. Penguine I believe is for people who are spamming the hell out of seo to move up the ranks.

      I don't see what you mean, as my strategy isn't spammy, and the content isn't crap, or am I misunderstanding you?

      Thanks
      Joe
      Blog comments are as spammy as they come.

      Good luck with your strategy. Your competition approves!
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      • Profile picture of the author buildablogsite
        I agree there is a lot of spam but Google likes quality content, where I only comment when it is about my niche, and i have a useful point to say. I can't see whats spammy about that lol.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mister Rex
          Originally Posted by buildablogsite View Post

          I agree there is a lot of spam but Google likes quality content, where I only comment when it is about my niche, and i have a useful point to say. I can't see whats spammy about that lol.
          The problem with your blog comments is that you think your blog comment is top quality (which doesnt matter), but what about the comments above and under your comment?

          If your backlink is on a page with other spammy backlinks and comments, your link is then a spammy backlink with ZERO quality. You have NO control over the other comments being left on that blog post.

          Google doesnt look at each blog comment on a page and deem which ones are quality and which ones arent. Blog comments are SPAM backlinks.

          EDIT:

          Same goes for article directories. Panda was a sitewide killer, not page level killer. If your "quallity" article is on the same directory as tons of other spun articles from different marketers, your article is SPAM by association. Same for Web 2.0. Your strategy will not work.
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          • Profile picture of the author buildablogsite
            Originally Posted by Mister Rex View Post

            The problem with your blog comments is that you think your blog comment is top quality (which doesnt matter), but what about the comments above and under your comment?

            If your backlink is on a page with other spammy backlinks and comments, your link is then a spammy backlink with ZERO quality. You have NO control over the other comments being left on that blog post.

            Google doesnt look at each blog comment on a page and deem which ones are quality and which ones arent. Blog comments are SPAM backlinks.

            EDIT:

            Same goes for article directories. Panda was a sitewide killer, not page level killer. If your "quallity" article is on the same directory as tons of other spun articles from different marketers, your article is SPAM by association. Same for Web 2.0. Your strategy will not work.
            Ahh I see what you mean now, a lot of the sites I post in are still getting indexed and that, so is that a good sign? I havent noticed a drop in my rankings but it is early days, I have been climbing page 3 now for a few days just the occassional Google dance...

            Can you offer any tips to improve the strategy I use?

            Thanks
            Joe
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      • Profile picture of the author Pyramid Linkers
        Originally Posted by Mister Rex View Post

        Blog comments are as spammy as they come.

        Good luck with your strategy. Your competition approves!
        There are some effective blog comment sources. Auto approve blogs are completely and utterly spam magnets. If you can get blog comments approved on a few quality blog posts, it can definitely help your ranking. I always preach against blog comment spam and some people take that as in blog comments are completely useless, but that's far from the truth. 10 blog comments from PR 4 pages (not domains) with low OBL will do a ton of good for your page's authority.
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        • Profile picture of the author buildablogsite
          Originally Posted by Pyramid Linkers View Post

          There are some effective blog comment sources. Auto approve blogs are completely and utterly spam magnets. If you can get blog comments approved on a few quality blog posts, it can definitely help your ranking. I always preach against blog comment spam and some people take that as in blog comments are completely useless, but that's far from the truth. 10 blog comments from PR 4 pages (not domains) with low OBL will do a ton of good for your page's authority.
          Totally agree with you, here, I believe there still is a lot of high quality blog commenting links out there.

          Thanks
          Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Here is my strategy that helps me rank sites within the shortest possible site.

    I am only going to list the forms of link building and not going to go into details or share links.

    1. High PR Contextual Links from WIKIs e.t.c
    2. High PR Home Page Back links
    3. Press Release
    4. Private Blog Network
    5. Manual High PR Do Follow Blog Comments
    6. Forum posting.

    And few social bookmarking and so on.

    I still do article marketing, web 2.0 but on a short scale this time just for link diversity.
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  • Profile picture of the author John F Kennedy
    Try bookmarking your sites with authority sites in your niche also, then submit your feeds and even backlink them too. Soon your site will become the authority in your linked network.

    Good luck!
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