Which Link Building Strategy Works the Best After Penguin

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Hi friends

I after doing a lot of research I got these techniques from the web

1. Money Site << Web 2.0 << Social bookmarks
2. Money site <<Squidoo << Social bookmarks
3. Money site << Unique Articles Submission << Social bookmarks

Please let me which works the if u have used any of these strategy. Or share any better strategy which u have tested and have given u results.
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  • Profile picture of the author andishm
    Originally Posted by ajajahmedshaikh View Post

    Hi friends

    I after doing a lot of research I got these techniques from the web

    1. Money Site << Web 2.0 << Social bookmarks
    2. Money site <<Squidoo << Social bookmarks
    3. Money site << Unique Articles Submission << Social bookmarks

    Please let me which works the if u have used any of these strategy. Or share any better strategy which u have tested and have given u results.
    What you said seems to be like a Link Pyramid scheme I will also wait for other forum members that what they do say about Link Pyramid still works or not post penguin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cartellian
    Originally Posted by ajajahmedshaikh View Post

    1. Money Site << Web 2.0 << Social bookmarks
    I'm going to throw my vote in the 'kinda-still works' column... But take that with a grain of salt. If you go out and create 100+ web 2.0 properties with duplicate content, in the next month or two, you will probably get GoogleSlapped...

    With that being said, I'm still using this method (with due caution) and be sure to go easy on the # of social bookmarks you point at each web2.0 property and mind the quality of your social accounts!

    Originally Posted by ajajahmedshaikh View Post

    2. Money site <<Squidoo << Social bookmarks
    Squidoo has become more challenging to 'dominate' in the last 6-8-12 months. Panda removed Squidoo from the 1st page short-cut method and in response, Squidoo started banning lenses that had crappy backlinks pointing to it. Squidoo is not a method I'm currently using, although there is still value there for internet marketers.... Just not backlink mojo, IMO.

    Originally Posted by ajajahmedshaikh View Post

    3. Money site << Unique Articles Submission << Social bookmarks
    You are definitely in the grey area of the grey hat crowd, here. Article sites have been getting a bad wrap for over a year, now... The Panda Update was fairly abrupt and many article sites saw a significant decrease in their SERPS. Many internet marketers felt a shock-wave effect in their eZineartilces or GoArticles articles getting de-indexed or removed from the 1st page to get replaced on the 4th page.

    Then, April 24th 2012 (Penguin update) happened and another shockwave has rocked the article marketing world... I've applied the brakes on my article marketing campaigns at the moment, but think that I simply need to target more niche-specific article directories vs. the old days of splammering articles out to every directory available.

    So, what do you do, then???? Well, you can start with publishing 1 new valuable post for your blog per day. In one year, when your site has 300+ more posts than any of your competitors, who do you think Google will display as the 'Expert' in your niche???

    Keep it simple!
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    • Profile picture of the author seorules
      Originally Posted by Cartellian View Post

      I'm going to throw my vote in the 'kinda-still works' column... But take that with a grain of salt. If you go out and create 100+ web 2.0 properties with duplicate content, in the next month or two, you will probably get GoogleSlapped...

      With that being said, I'm still using this method (with due caution) and be sure to go easy on the # of social bookmarks you point at each web2.0 property and mind the quality of your social accounts!


      Squidoo has become more challenging to 'dominate' in the last 6-8-12 months. Panda removed Squidoo from the 1st page short-cut method and in response, Squidoo started banning lenses that had crappy backlinks pointing to it. Squidoo is not a method I'm currently using, although there is still value there for internet marketers.... Just not backlink mojo, IMO.


      You are definitely in the grey area of the grey hat crowd, here. Article sites have been getting a bad wrap for over a year, now... The Panda Update was fairly abrupt and many article sites saw a significant decrease in their SERPS. Many internet marketers felt a shock-wave effect in their eZineartilces or GoArticles articles getting de-indexed or removed from the 1st page to get replaced on the 4th page.

      Then, April 24th 2012 (Penguin update) happened and another shockwave has rocked the article marketing world... I've applied the brakes on my article marketing campaigns at the moment, but think that I simply need to target more niche-specific article directories vs. the old days of splammering articles out to every directory available.

      So, what do you do, then???? Well, you can start with publishing 1 new valuable post for your blog per day. In one year, when your site has 300+ more posts than any of your competitors, who do you think Google will display as the 'Expert' in your niche???

      Keep it simple!

      I think this is a helpful tips, keep it simple
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      Take any and every backlink you can get although the web 2.0 backlinks are certainly considered quality backlinks. Adding content to your own domain is also very important but as far as the effects of the most recent updates, I don't think we can speculate because truth be told, Google doesn't want you to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devel
    Link building from social networking site it seems now become more powerful compared from forums etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cartellian
      Originally Posted by Devel View Post

      Link building from social networking site it seems now become more powerful compared from forums etc.
      Definitely!

      You bring up a good point I missed... Profile links are DEAD!

      I stopped using profile links over a year ago and if they weren't dead then... They are now!

      For social links, setting up a Ping FM account and setting up all the sub-accounts they link to offers you a chance to publish 40 or so social links in one shot... Just make sure that your only linking to your $ site 30% of the time, or less.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeMango25
    I'm still a big fan of web 2.0 pyramids combined with some manual high pr blog commenting. Example of a decent web 2.0 structure: money site <= web 2.0 <= article submission <= blog comments and forum profiles, and then social bookmark the whole thing (except for the blog comments and profiles). Works like a charm!
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    • Profile picture of the author mdzarate
      Originally Posted by DeMango25 View Post

      I'm still a big fan of web 2.0 pyramids combined with some manual high pr blog commenting. Example of a decent web 2.0 structure: money site <= web 2.0 <= article submission <= blog comments and forum profiles, and then social bookmark the whole thing (except for the blog comments and profiles). Works like a charm!
      which web 2.0 do you recommend as the best to use to link directly to our money sites?

      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author aaron86
    Still I am using the high page rank Edu and Gov profile back links. The higher the page rank the better the ranking. I use manual method in building links to look natural in Google's eye.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cartellian
      Originally Posted by aaron86 View Post

      Still I am using the high page rank Edu and Gov profile back links. The higher the page rank the better the ranking. I use manual method in building links to look natural in Google's eye.
      How do you find your .edu and .gov backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart william
    You can try combination of link wheel and link pyramid to point backlinks to your main money websites and don’t forget to try guest blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author Astrageeks
    Link building from social networking site seems now become more useful.Using the high page rank Edu and Gov profile back links are also beneficial.
    The higher the page rank the better the ranking.
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    • Profile picture of the author kaluuu
      Originally Posted by Astrageeks View Post

      Link building from social networking site seems now become more useful.Using the high page rank Edu and Gov profile back links are also beneficial.
      The higher the page rank the better the ranking.

      I would suggest for everyone to diversify everything, make it look natural... don't make only one type of links...social network or Edu and Gov are good but if you make only this type of backlinks it wont be effective in long term....
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  • Profile picture of the author maryannjhayanna
    Google Webmaster Guidelines is still always a good way to start to deal with this penguin update. Since then, Google wants us to provide pages for real people and not for search engines. They have clearly stated that in their guidelines.

    Now, have you noticed guys that those who have been hit by this update are those who claim themselves as "link building" gurus? (not all, but mostly based on my observation) Making a search engine websites with more natural link profile has always been their goal (it's not really bad though).

    The bad side is this, they forgot to make pages for real users. Amazing contents are those ones that catch users attention and make them share it. Doing other backlinking strategies are good, but let's not forget the users of search engines.

    It's not really a bad idea of going back to the basics. In fact, it's a good way to make things up. For backlinking strategy to deal with penguin, David Mcbee mentioned few important things to build links for the penguin update.

    Read and observe carefully. All those methods are for baiting users. not search engines.
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    • Profile picture of the author The SEO
      Money Site << Web 2.0 << Social bookmarks that is the perfect solution to beat penguin as well as panda and never forget keywords variations.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandyjack
    Google Penguin doesn't only counts your backlinks but also your website's content.. If you have spun or copied content in your website, you will be banned by Google for an instance.. Just like my clients website, I thought his content are all unique or original but when I checked to copyscape dot com, it's copied to other related sites. So beware with the quality of your content. Also, the anchor text should be natural, like using the brand name of your website and a mix of different keywords..
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulCook
      Originally Posted by sandyjack View Post

      Google Penguin doesn't only counts your backlinks but also your website's content.. If you have spun or copied content in your website, you will be banned by Google for an instance.. Just like my clients website, I thought his content are all unique or original but when I checked to copyscape dot com, it's copied to other related sites. So beware with the quality of your content. Also, the anchor text should be natural, like using the brand name of your website and a mix of different keywords..
      I agree. Content is the king. Always has been, and always will be!!!
      With good/great content you make other people do your dirty work for free, they pass on the link to others, and others pass on to others.... and before you know it, goes viral.

      I just wanted to add, if your going for guest blogging, bare in mind that QUALITY BEATS QUANTITY !!!
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    • Profile picture of the author marcp
      Originally Posted by sandyjack View Post

      Google Penguin doesn't only counts your backlinks but also your website's content.. If you have spun or copied content in your website, you will be banned by Google for an instance.. Just like my clients website, I thought his content are all unique or original but when I checked to copyscape dot com, it's copied to other related sites. So beware with the quality of your content. Also, the anchor text should be natural, like using the brand name of your website and a mix of different keywords..
      So the point is if you have Squidoo, Wordpress, Weebly etc is unique content to each?
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  • Profile picture of the author rtysernd
    I prefer web 2.0. But I advise you not to add links at the beginning. Try best to make more people share your articles. The more the better. Besides, social networks is also a good method.
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  • Profile picture of the author quickey
    thank very to info, i can try it in my new blog
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  • Profile picture of the author nunugenius
    i still use high pagerank dofollow commenting backlink to go top serp, but there are a lot of factors than backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author junkyjack
    Link building through social bookmarking or directory submission seems more affective these days after penguin update......
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  • Post Squidoo bombing I have found writing wikihow articles to be very effective in getting referrals. Don't know much about getting high on google after penguin, I am still another sheep just following the herd on these forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameseyoakum
    Any WHITEHAT strategy works after Penguin. Spun content should be used in a low key, Build a wall around your money site. If you are into automated tools, as much as possible stop using it or use it very rarely. Social Media is a good arena in getting traffic as well as backlinks. I cannot disclose close all of my strategies but he main point of all this Panda and Penguin issue is RELEVANCY. Relevant content = win, relevant backlinks (high quality or medium quality) = win.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emorej
    i'm back to the old way of backlinking and doing it manually because some of my sites were affected by the panda and penguin. need to play it safe for now
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Google hates keyword stuffing. So refrain from that. Try to incorporate keywords in such a way that they look like a logical part of the content. They shouldn't look like they have been put there merely to fool Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fakhir5i
    All strategies, like Directory submission, Press release and social bookmarking helped me to retain my original position.
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  • Profile picture of the author Q-Writers
    Article sites, Squidoo are not to be seen on the Google pages at all, let all on the 1st page for most of keywords. Web2.0 still works. However I have noticed few other kind of sites that Google have fallen in love with -
    1. Yahoo answers
    2. Slideshare.net
    3. Youtube videos
    4. Press Releases
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  • Profile picture of the author tbtb123
    Being natural is the best strategy after penguin. Get only natural backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Carlin
      I usually agree with Matthew but not this time!

      Unfortunately some things have changed, "hard and fast" worked before Penguin 2, now it doesn't (maybe you'll rank for 1-2 weeks before a slap).

      SEOs with a lot of linking power emulated viral growth with tens/hundreds of thousands of backlinks. I'm sad that party's over.

      To me it seems we need more obvious links (ones that everyone has, big social sites) and also a unique profile. This means getting links from sites that not just anyone can/does builds links on.

      I'm still experimenting but I've gotta take my hat off to Google this update has been by far the trickiest one yet for high and lasting rankings. More planning and consistency is needed now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    Well, almost all the methods of link building work now the thing is you have to do it naturally and you have to create fresh content on your site regularly.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabibeowulf
    Getting links from sites in your niche is still working. Doing hard work pays off, while quick link schemes don't. What's the value of having some spun (or even "unique") content on a Web 2.0 and blasting it with social bookmarks? No one cares about your links.. they don't result in any traffic and the only purpose is to "trick" Google, which is pretty great at unmasking "tricks".

    Want to know which strategies still work?

    The ones that result in you promoting your site and having people coming over as a result. Strategies that make people come to your site and share it with their following. Strategies that make your competition link to you...

    Basically the same strategies that worked before Penguin long term.

    -Gabriel
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    Originally Posted by ajajahmedshaikh View Post

    1. Money Site << Web 2.0 << Social bookmarks
    2. Money site <<Squidoo << Social bookmarks
    3. Money site << Unique Articles Submission << Social bookmarks
    Looks like a list of link building ideas from IM ebooks dated 2007.
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