Are Web 2.0 Links Still Effective for Rankings?

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I would like to know about the experience of fellow warriors about the effectiveness of building links from web 2.0 sites like Wordpress, Squidoo, Livejournal, Tumblr etc to name just a few.

After these latest Google updates, do you still notice ranking improvements after getting a handful of such links?

I would also like to know if you are building 2nd tier links to these web 2.0 properties in order to increase their effectiveness? Do you think there would be ranking improvements with or without the second tier links?

Sharing your experiences can be helpful to a lot of people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dead Body
    Yes web2.0 sites are eng hosted sites and very important for rankings.. I can't rank without web2.0 properties..
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrewsfm
    A web 2.0 is just a website, so yes a link from these are still valid,

    However creating a web 2.0 site and then linking to your money site will not give you any benefit unless there is actual PR from it.

    I.e other links building up the power of the web 2.0 and then to your money site.

    PR is not updating currently, so you will want to reply on moz and majestic seo for your criteria.

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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    As with anything don't over do it and keep the quality of them high.
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  • Anwar,

    These links can still be beneficial but remember that it’s a quality game and not necessarily a numbers game anymore. You could link hundreds of web 2.0s to a site but if they are low quality sites (i.e. brand new, not much content, no real value to visitors), the links won’t be weighted as heavily as when the sites are very authoritative and useful.

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  • Profile picture of the author adystanley
    Web 2.0s are weak links most of the time.
    If you want to create a powerful Web 2.0 site you must spend a little time on it, creating 3-6 articles and getting some decent traffic on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hansons
      Originally Posted by adystanley View Post

      Web 2.0s are weak links most of the time.
      If you want to create a powerful Web 2.0 site you must spend a little time on it, creating 3-6 articles and getting some decent traffic on it.
      Is it possible to get decent traffic to your web 2.0 sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author andishm
    Originally Posted by anwar001 View Post

    I would like to know about the experience of fellow warriors about the effectiveness of building links from web 2.0 sites like Wordpress, Squidoo, Livejournal, Tumblr etc to name just a few.

    After these latest Google updates, do you still notice ranking improvements after getting a handful of such links?

    I would also like to know if you are building 2nd tier links to these web 2.0 properties in order to increase their effectiveness? Do you think there would be ranking improvements with or without the second tier links?

    Sharing your experiences can be helpful to a lot of people.
    There is nodoubt that web 2.0 blogs still works and helps in rankings as far as i have seen... However having tier2 and tier3 links for them is additional thing which shall be taken care in order to have the best results
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  • Profile picture of the author kid3378
    Web 2.0's are still effective (especially on very high pr sites like squidoo and tumblr) although they usually indexed slower compared to other types of links. Building 2nd tier backlinks for web 2.0 is also good. Just think of building it as an authoritative blog and not made for the sake of posting a backlink. The more effort you exert on a web 2.0 account, the more it becomes more appealing to search engines.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by kid3378 View Post

      Web 2.0's are still effective (especially on very high pr sites like squidoo and tumblr) although they usually indexed slower compared to other types of links. Building 2nd tier backlinks for web 2.0 is also good. Just think of building it as an authoritative blog and not made for the sake of posting a backlink. The more effort you exert on a web 2.0 account, the more it becomes more appealing to search engines.
      But Squidoo is now nofollow. Doesn't that make it far less effective.
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      • Profile picture of the author kid3378
        Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

        But Squidoo is now nofollow. Doesn't that make it far less effective.
        I guess you are right. Now that I have thought of it, I guess I'd be posting to dofollow web 2.0 sites more often then than spend more time doing lenses.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    I think that if we just create a web 2.0 blog and make a couple of posts on it linking to our sites, it may not have that much value in terms of SEO. However, if we have lot of content on the blogs we create and then link to our site from some of the posts on these blogs, it can have a greater impact in helping our site rankings. Do you agree with this? Anyone has any experience with this sort of thing?
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  • Profile picture of the author bulkbacklinks
    I think these are still effective with the concept of "TIER", as the output links need more validation by some other methods. Getting good result by this method.
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  • Profile picture of the author kbclickbank
    Yes of course. Relevancy is one of the biggest advantages that web 2.0 has to offer when building one way links to your site. The perfect examples being content sharing sites such as Hub Pages and Squidoo, which are seen as authority sites by the search engines. When you share content on these authority sites by creating your own pages and linking back to your own site, it helps you surge past the competition and achieve high search engine rankings in no time! Have a nice day
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemen Znidar
    Of course they are. But they have to be built with quality in mind. Crappy Spun content web 2.0s won't do you much good.
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by morc3x View Post

      Of course they are. But they have to be built with quality in mind. Crappy Spun content web 2.0s won't do you much good.

      When you mean quality, what things would you include in that. Obviously the first thing is original and good quality content. Besides that, would you also include another thing like having a decent number of articles on each blog so that it grows in authority?
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  • Profile picture of the author spyindia
    Hi Friends, Web 2.0 sites provide best platform to share information about your brand, services & products and company and to increase traffic of your website. It also help in improving website ranking in SERP.
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    visit this blog and let me know about it & what more i can do in it......
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  • Profile picture of the author shakil58
    You can use web2.0 for your website. Also i suggest you one thing, you can create some web2.0 with your unique article and build back-link for web2.0.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Yes, the web 2.0 still works as backlinks...

    Read: http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...ding-dead.html
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Web 2.0 still works based on your approach.

    If you are only submitting to a bunch or no follows and also not working to make the PR0 page strong in the near future then the result might elude you.

    Don't get me wrong, no follow is good but more and more web 2.0s are becoming no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Yes they are still very effective in rankings, and TheContentAuthority is right, it's not about the number but it is definitely about the quality, if they are from high quality they will certainly help you to increase rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Well for me, I would really think that the Web 2.0 properties are still very effective for Google rankings. But make sure that your content must be unique in posting to various properties like Blogger, Wordpress, Weebly, Webs, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Web 2.0 properties like Squidoo, Hubpages still works but now it becomes little difficult to get your contents approved in sites like EzineArticles and similar.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by webdevpro View Post

      Web 2.0 properties like Squidoo, Hubpages still works but now it becomes little difficult to get your contents approved in sites like EzineArticles and similar.
      Squidoos gone to no-follow...sad times
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      Yes, web 2.0 properties are still very valuable link sources. Remember to check the quality of the web 2.0 site (will the link be dofollow? what is the PR of the page the link will be placed on, etc..).
      What exactly do you mean check PR of the page the link will be placed on? When we post a new article, that new page on the web 2.0 site will be N/A. Only if we comment on other people's pages with link to our site can we expect a high PR on the actual page.
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  • Profile picture of the author BennyP
    A blogger/wordpress blog, squidoo lenses and a hubpage. Don't blast the same content over 100 web 2.0s. Pick a few, stick to them and update them. Don't stress about PR either. You can rank sites easily with only a dozen of linking domains. Quality and being proactive should be your focus. Links will chase you if you are offering value
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  • Profile picture of the author RickCopy
    who cares if its effective backlinking? web 2.0 sites (real ones...not fake ones you set up yourself) bring you traffic... isnt that kind of the whole point?
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  • Profile picture of the author streetpipscom
    Web 2.0 still effective as far as link building is concern however always make sure that your content is quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claudio
    It has been a while since I used 2.0 website. It still give me the back link.
    I guess it still work.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsmith789
    Web 2.0 is still effective. It provides backlink and help to promote website. Also, Press Release, Article submissions and RSS feed submissions are still effective and I think it is one of the major part of SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henney
    Web2.0 are still effective for me
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  • Profile picture of the author greenpanel max
    Hello,

    Web2.0 is still effective for built quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christine99
    Dofollow web 2.0 backlinks are very effective to optimizing the website ranking. wordpress, reddit, tumblr are best to boost the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author exd777
    agree web 2.0 are great, but you need to add some content...
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    How many of you are having success with web 2.0 links and using scraped/spun content on it?

    There are many tools in the market these days which promise intelligent spinning or article-rewriting, like kontentmachine, wordai, contentfoundry, spinrewriter, spinnerzilla. Anyone willing to share his/her experience with these so-called intelligent tools?
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    • Profile picture of the author jinx1221
      Originally Posted by anwar001 View Post

      How many of you are having success with web 2.0 links and using scraped/spun content on it?

      There are many tools in the market these days which promise intelligent spinning or article-rewriting, like kontentmachine, wordai, contentfoundry, spinrewriter, spinnerzilla. Anyone willing to share his/her experience with these so-called intelligent tools?
      No machine created content is going to come out 100% intelligent, like a human would write.. best it can do is try it's best guess, and correct gramatical errors, etc. Intelligent also meaning "good enough" to fool an algorithm into thinking it's not machine created. Long story short, if you spin and want quality at the same time (as in, wanting people to actually read your stuff), you must proofread.
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      • Profile picture of the author anwar001
        Originally Posted by jinx1221 View Post

        No machine created content is going to come out 100% intelligent, like a human would write.. best it can do is try it's best guess, and correct gramatical errors, etc. Intelligent also meaning "good enough" to fool an algorithm into thinking it's not machine created. Long story short, if you spin and want quality at the same time (as in, wanting people to actually read your stuff), you must proofread.
        Actually, I didn't mean the content to be read by people. I want to use it for building backlinks - first or second tier. But even for backlinks, we need to have good quality spinner these days as utterly garbage content is likely to be discarded by Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Annie seo
    Yes Web 2.0 backlink are very important and useful if you add there unique and quality content.
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  • They're effective, I would focus on making them authoritative and full of good quality content.
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