Rank SEO Links By Importance

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Hi All,

I was hoping a few of you could rank the following by importance, to give me an idea on what I should be focusing on.

A) 10 posts in a single forum, with your link in the signature
B) 1 post in 10 different forums, with your link in the signature
C) Posting on a blog
D) Submitting your link to a free directory
E) Writing an article on Go Articles and linking to your site

Cheers

Jake
#importance #links #rank #seo
  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Honestly, they all look like they're on low on effort and equally low on value.

    Focus most on your site. It's a nice looking site. You've got that going for you. Why should customers choose you for their plastic printing needs over the other guy. What makes you so special down under ?

    And stop doing what you're doing with your signature. If you absolutely insist on linking to your site from WF, make it Plastic Printing or PlasticPrinting.com.au
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Jake Howard View Post

    Hi All,

    I was hoping a few of you could rank the following by importance, to give me an idea on what I should be focusing on.

    A) 10 posts in a single forum, with your link in the signature
    B) 1 post in 10 different forums, with your link in the signature
    C) Posting on a blog
    D) Submitting your link to a free directory
    E) Writing an article on Go Articles and linking to your site

    Cheers

    Jake

    1) Posting on a blog

    Doesn't matter how you rank the rest. They are all crap.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      1) Posting on a blog

      Doesn't matter how you rank the rest. They are all crap.
      Assuming he's talking about actual blog posts and not referring to comment spam
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by Chase Watts View Post

        Assuming he's talking about actual blog posts and not referring to comment spam
        He didn't say commenting on a blog, so I was assuming an actual post on someone's blog with a link back.

        If not, then it is all crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author ralchevd
    Posting on a blog may be the most valuable one.
    You should also keep in mind the forums, as they are valuable too. Especially forums, highly related to your niche. (Personal experience)

    Avoid submitting links to free directories.
    Post articles only if you got them for free and you have nothing else to do with them. Use them for Tier 1+ links.
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  • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
    You need crap. You need crappy links. No natural link profile does not have them.

    The answer is all. Variety is the spice on top of Google bot's jerk chicken.
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    • Profile picture of the author retsek
      Originally Posted by twilightofidols View Post

      You need crap. You need crappy links.
      Lol ....wouldn't you like it if people *needed* crappy links. That's exactly what you sell.
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      • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
        Originally Posted by retsek View Post

        Lol ....wouldn't you like it if people *needed* crappy links. That's exactly what you sell.
        You're right my edu links are garbage, please nobody buy them.

        Let me explain something to you in very simple terms, and it might boggle your mind because it's different than the mantra you may have heard across various SEO related forums.

        Google has full intention of rewarding sites with good search ranking that have natural link profiles. A natural "looking" link profile means that the site probably is not trying to manipulate the search.

        Don't kid yourself, a lot of techniques talked about on this forum are black as night. Just because someone isn't using an automated poster doesn't mean Big G would approve.

        The way Google is able to identify link manipulation is by looking at footprints. It's just like if you were tracking a wild animal through the forest you would look for signs, patterns (alternating prints in mud), anything that would suggest the natural environment has somehow been tampered with.

        I can't think of a bigger footprint than having nothing but "high quality" links to your site. Imagine if your idea of high quality is high PR. How natural do you think it looks for a blog to have 200 PR 2+ links to their site, and virtually no PR N/A? This would raise an immediate red flag.

        There is NO authority site in the world that doesn't have low quality links. Period. There are many garbage blogs, personal journals, etc.. that will link out to wikipedia or other authority sites.

        If you leave a trail of breadcrumbs Google will follow it and you will be slapped.

        By having diverse link VARIETY and I'm not just talking about link types, but link quality as well you lessen the likelihood that your search manipulation techniques will be discovered.

        So yes you should be building HIGH QUALITY links, but you should also build LOW QUALITY links. They are BOTH essential. The key here is randomization. Sites ranking wholly on natural links DO NOT have link profiles that look like the "strategies" or "common sense" knowledge oft spouted by self righteous SEOs. I'm not a guru, I'm just a guy dumb enough to waste my time trying to help other people who are just as clueless as I was when I should really be finishing up that article on the site that's paying my bills. Don't take it from me, try for yourself. Thank me when you rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I have yet to see a site that got penalized for too many good links and not enough bad links. When you find one, please let us know.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Well Mike beat me to it. I'll just add that sites ranking on natural links, don't have the same patterns that would be created when you buy one of your packages. Not even close.

    And what the fux does Panda have to do with backlinks. What are Panda Safe backlinks ?
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  • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
    This has nothing to do with the quality of the links itself. It has to do with the FOOTPRINT.

    There is really no such thing as good links/bad links. It's a misnomer. The value of the link itself has to be considered in the context of the entire link profile, the domain authority, the niche itself etc...

    How was Google able to take down blog networks? Simple. Footprints. What I am claiming is this. If you leave a trail, big G will follow it if not sooner, later. To be smart about SEO you should vary your link profile. Simple as that.

    The link profile has to be considered as a whole, as an entity. Low quality links and high quality links should be mixed together. You say you've never seen a site penalized for high quality links, show me a single site ranking high in SERPs with nothing but high quality links. You can't find one.

    Panda has nothing to do with it actually, because restek it's made up. It's all a sham, don't order it please.

    It's easy to attack my service, which you've never ordered and no nothing about instead of respond with anything meaningful.

    Where do I claim that what I sell is supposed to resemble a natural linking pattern? Nowhere do I say this. I never claim to be an end all, be all.

    Get off your high horse brother, it's okay to have a different opinion but show some respect for your fellow posters. This is a theme way too often in a community where we should be helping each other, we're allowed to have disparate opinions without attacking one others marketing tactics.

    If you disagree with me, make your point and we can have a meaningful discussion hopefully to the advantage of the OP who deserves a good answer, instead you jump right into the ad hominem attack degrading the value of this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author cisin
    Originally Posted by Jake Howard View Post

    Hi All,

    I was hoping a few of you could rank the following by importance, to give me an idea on what I should be focusing on.

    A) 10 posts in a single forum, with your link in the signature
    B) 1 post in 10 different forums, with your link in the signature
    C) Posting on a blog
    D) Submitting your link to a free directory
    E) Writing an article on Go Articles and linking to your site

    Cheers

    Jake
    1. Guest Blogging rather than posting on blogs.

    2. One post in ten different niche related forums.

    3. Niche Directory Submissions or local directory submissions
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  • Profile picture of the author danielthomas
    Post on blogs which are relevant to your site's niche. Those thematic links will definitely help you in ranking your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEORAJEEV
    Hi
    I am new on SEO, thank for sharing this type of information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Sterbenk
    Only one signature link from forum doesn't look natural. Google knows (!) you have put it there yourself and if you've only written one post with a signature link, this is the definition of spam. That's why I post on 3-5 niche forums regularly - it brings some traffic as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Warock
    Banned
    Posting on a blog, link in content is more valuable than any links in forum signature or comments.
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