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2010 Linkbuilding Essentials, Ways & Myths - Tested by Seb

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by seb_ali, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. seb_ali

    seb_ali Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Disclaimer: Whatever I write in this thread is purely what I have tested in past of couple of years. This doesn't necessarily mean that the information I provide applies 100% correct for every niche or condition.

    Backlinks altogether make a BACKBONE for SEO. The stronger, the backbone is the better is your chance to get listed on first page of Google. I have been managing SEO projects in one of the E-Commerce companies for the past 2 years and I have realized that the nature of Google has got a little changed in terms of SERPS.

    When I started SEO, a few of strategies including directory submission, article marketing, social bookmarking were quite enough to boost SERPs. But now due to loads of "Link Spamming" and increased rate of competition, Google has changed its attitude. Below are the most significant points you should consider before building backlinks:

    ESSENTIALS

    1) Make sure that the link you receive from "Web Content" is not heavily duplicated. Web content here may refer to the comment text, articles, profile information etc. 30% unique content works!

    2) Make sure that majority of the backlinks you make doesn't get removed after Google has indexed it or counted as backlink.

    3) Make sure that the amount of backlink you make every day goes on with constant consistency. For a new website, you should consider increasing the amount of backlinks gradually. For e.g. never do a mistake of making 1000s of backlink first day and then taking a rest of 1 week. Start with 20, then after two days 30 .... then after couple of months you can touch your limit upto 500-1000 per day. Constant consistency and a gradual increase in number of backlinks is something that has given me a lot of success.

    4) Consider making no more than 100 backlinks per page from SAMPLE IP even if it is DO FOLLOW.

    5) High Page Ranked pages for backlinks have always been the choice of SEOs which is obvious. But bear in mind that backlink opportunity from a PR0 page also counts as long as:
    i) Content is not much duplicated
    ii) Backlink is coming from a NEW DIVERSED IP

    6) Anchor text on your keyword is an obvious issue which I should not have included here. Backlink without anhor text may contribute in your Page Rank but it does no good to your SERPs.

    7) Blog posts that are spammed by 1000s of meaningless blog comments having series of outbound links devalue the PR of a page. It has not done much good to my SEO.

    MYTHS
    NOFOLLOW MYTH

    You people must be damn curious why the hell I didn't make emphasis on the "DO FOLLOW" feature of backlinks. Many people might object with me here and they have the right to do so, but I will disagree with the myth that "NoFollow Backlinks" have no use. It is understandable that is not that good as "DO FOLLOW", but here is the difference that I have noticed lately:

    • 75% of your Backlinks that Yahoo Site Explorer should be DO FOLLOW
    • 25% should still be "NoFollow". (This has played an important in making Google realize that I have done backlinking in a natural way).
    NoFollow linkbuilding on "Diversed IP" and High PR posts have improve my SERPs.

    NOFOLLOW LINKS PLAY NO ROLE IN SHARING THE PAGE RANK VALUE OF THE BACKLINK'S PAGE BUT IT CAN IMPROVE YOUR POSITION ON WEB LISTING IF THE LINK BUILDING IS DONE CONSIDERING THE ABOVE ESSENTIAL FACTORS!

    My Personal Case Study

    i) Wikipedia has "NoFollow" feature but it plays an important role in SERPS.
    ii) Articlesbase.com has nofollow links but backlink from their directory is counted as BACKLINK by Google webmaster tool.
    iii) Links from HIGH PR blogger posts helped me improve SERPs.

    CONTENT RELATED BACKLINK - MYTH

    Another myth propagaged mostly by the promotors of software like Market Samurai (in their how-to youtube videos) is that the backlink should be relevant to your niche or subject. The concept is geninue if you consider the life of the backlink is concerned. Unrelated links on blogs or forums are more likely to be deleted. But as long as the Backlinks fulfill the above ESSENTIAL FACTORS, even if it is unrelated it has same signficance as a related backlink has in the sight of search engine. (That's what I have tested).

    GENUINE WAYS OF BUILDING BACKLINKS THAT STILL WORK IN 2010


    1. At least 30% unique content published in Blog networks having IP Diversity. The blog networks can be free and paid. Google "Free Blog Host" or "Free Blog Networks" to get the list. The effective way is to approach high pr blogs through 3rd party network or directly. Give them the unique content along with some money and publish your post in their blog.
    2. "Google News" inclusion of your Press Release in different PR sites. These sites which guarantees Google News inclusion are further syndicated in thousands of other social networking & bookmarking site and news blogs.
    3. Article Marketing is also great.
    4. Do-Follow commenting
    5. Using Link Bait content that gets viral ensure natural increase in backlinks. Articles like: Top 10 .................. of 2010, Top 500 FREE Do-Follow Blog Networks etc.
    6. Forum posting is an efficient and one of the most effective way of building backlinks.
    7. Angela and Paul's style (Profile) links have played a good role but they are not as effective as they were before. It is because the backlink is considered highly duplicated by Google because of:

    • little or no content in it...
    • same footprint of username showing on title that is easily caught by Google..
    Try to change your username and add little content in your profile info section and convert the profile link into a RSS Feed. Submit those RSS feed to www.feedage.com only. In this way you will make all the backlinks work.

    8. RSS submission is not that effective for creating backlinks but it is best for indexing your backlinks.

    9. Directory submission seems a tedious task so outsource it. It is good for a new website and works for a long-term project. (I have quit using this method since an year).

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    Hope you will find the information useful. If you have any question, ask me I will try my best to resolve your concerns.

    Thank you
     
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  2. dsnking

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    you have my thanks mate, wish your technique works for me. :)
     
  3. seb_ali

    seb_ali Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It is surely going to work. But you can't implement all the techniques alone. It would work if you have group of team working for a project. If you have question in your mind effecting your internet business on search engine, then do ask me, I'll try my best to help you out.

    Regards
     
  4. BH_Manic

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    I totally agree with NO-Follow links with you...They play crucial role. BTW, Great post mate.:)
     
  5. GreyWolf

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    This is some good basic advice laid out in an easy to understand format.

    I think that relevant backlinks are more important, and NoFollow links are less important than what your post suggests. How much importance there is to relevance and nofollow is dicussed and debated around here quite frequently.

    You're also suggesting a very slow backlinking campaign. While it's mostly agreed that a new site shouldn't immediately start blasting out 10000 links a day, it's probably overly conservative to suggest taking months to reach 500 per day. A naturally popular website is very likely to grow at a much faster rate than that.

    Consistent growth might seem like a good idea, but that doesn't mean exact consistency. A naturally popular website that is getting organic backlinks from real visitors is much more likely to have inconsistent growth spurts. It's unlikely for organic backlinking to happen in a completely consistent manner.

    While you may have oversimplified the topics of relevance, nofollow, and consistency. Following your advise should help someone just getting started that wants to build a solid long term website project.
     
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    it doesn`t actually devalue the pr of the page.

    the pr stays the same, you just have to share it with all other links on the site, so less of it comes your way.

    with 2 links on the page, you get 50% of the pagerank
    with 100 links on the page, you get 1% of the pagerank.
     
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    Excellent Information about link building i have gone through
     
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    Excellent post! It's always good to see people taking time out of their lives to write up a free guide or whatever to help people out. Bravo!
     
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    First of all thanks for sharing your experience with us. Secondly, IF you have to choose one technique, which one would you choose for backlinking. For example; blog commenting, press release, forum profiles etc...
     
  10. tutzor

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    Do you have any evidence to support this? I don't see how this can be relevant at all.

    Also, you haven't mentioned anything about the amount of backlinks pointing to backlinks. I think this is the most important factor when considering the real value of a backlink, not pagerank.
     
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    Thanks for the great info. I've always wondered about nofollow links.
     
  12. wickedpie

    wickedpie Newbie

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    Thank you very much for providing these helpful link building information. I've been thinking about the relevance of sites that you get links from and you cleared this up for me :)
     
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    seb_ali Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, they are important since they have less chance of getting deleted. They are good because you have a chance of getting targeted "REFERRAL TRAFFIC" through those relevant backlinks. But according to me, they have least impact on rankings if they are DO FOLLOW.

    I didn't make "STRONG" emphasis on "No Follow". I just pointed out that saying "No Follow has NO USE" is wrong according to what I have tested for my company's projects.

    Sorry it was not for whole website but SEO of SINGLE PAGE of a website. If you are promoting 10 pages a day then it would definitely be 5000 links per day for a website altogether.

    I agree with you. It could be directly proportional to the gradual increase in traffic. Consistency here refers to "Daily Achievement of Tasks" with respect to the solid backlinking plan.

    I m talking about the "PR" of the page being considered as a "BACKLINK PAGE".

    30% is the least criteria I mentioned in the post. Many effecient link builders are now a days focusing on spreading SPUN CONTENT all over the web 2.0. These are not 100% unique. As discussed with other professionals about this issue, the conclusion is to set the uniqueness at least up to 30% to ensure that the link you make is counted as backlink by Google.

    I agree that the number of backlinks pointing towards your backlink is an important issue. But it could be a timetaking analytical task that I don't much put my emphasis on. A good PR ensures that backlinks pointing towards your "BACKLINK PAGE" are highly quality. Page Rank is the best tool to analyse the real value of your backlink.
     
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    seb_ali Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There could never be a SINGLE technique. I think PR submission single handedly worked for me many a times for a less competitive keywords. But over I'd suggest ranking:

    1. Press Release Submissions
    2. **************** Blog Commenting
    3. Blog Postings on Web 2.0 Properties
    4. Article Submissions
     
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    You have a very good post here. I thanked you for that. I can see that your article is based on your experience and research and will help every newbie.But,i would like to add some more points.

    No-f-ollow Myth
    25% for nofollow links is too much. Matt cutts from Google has already openly stated that Google gives absolutely no credit to nofollow links. From SEO point of view,it doesn't carry lot of value. I don't believe in him because he is a BS guy but nofollow links were made to prevent PR and SEO Juice leak.

    But a Nofollow anchor text backlink tells the search engine that your website is related to the anchor text. So,nofollow backlinks will still give you some leverage in terms of relevancy.Nofollow backlinks,like you said,will help your link building campaign look natural to the search engines.But i think you should not go beyond 12-15% at max.

    You can have trusted domains like wikipedia link to you with nofollow.It helps due to domain trust/authority. Search engines think "Anything wikipedia links to must be good and google is right because wiki is moderated". So,no doubt links from trusted domains help even though they are nofollow.

    Forget PR completely.Unless you are selling links,that make you more bucks with high PR,you must never think about PR. There is nothing like PR in my SEO dictionary. It has nothing to do with search rankings. It only looks good when the green bar in your browser gets bigger. Google takes care of the PR.You just do your thing.

    Backlinks from Relevant and similar themed sites
    This is lot more important than you think and guys at Market Samurai do have some point even though most of the things about them is BS. Getting relevant links from similarly themed website will skyrocket your rankings and you will rank with lesser offsite seo efforts.

    Directory submissions are good if you want to narrate an old story to your grandson. It really isn't worth it provided most of them are link farms. But,it the directory is a good and updated one,believe me,it is still worth it. Don't forget DMOZ-the link from dmoz counts a lot.

    So,the main rules of Backlinks are :
    1. No link farms.
    2. More emphasis to the links from authority sites and similar themed websites.
    3. Every non-link farm link helps- be it small help or big help.
    4. A good approach will be to link to every backlinks with RSS backlinks so that it gets indexed quickly and every link carries some value.
    5. Make your profile pages full of useful info and it should look legit so that link building is more efficient.

    As far as i am concerned,Press Releases are one of the best ways to build backlinks. Follow the golden rule of Press releases and do paid submission. PR sites are looking to earn money and you can earn lot more by doing paid submissions.Results will justify itself.

    Cheers...
     
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  16. johnsmith

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    Thanks guys for useful info -- This can help me to finally figure out this backlink building thing.:)
     
  17. kounamouta

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    thanks for the effort
     
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    tutzor Registered Member

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    Is this based on your own experience or competition analysis?
     
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    I completely agree about the nofollow links, this has helped me greatly in my efforts
     
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    Apocryphax Newbie

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    Its definitely from my experience of relevant link building and the whole SEO concept.

    If IMDB and Mayoclinic both link to your health site,which one do you think will give you more SEO leverage?