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Adding a backlink to existing content? Yay or Nay

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cashcrateaddict, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. cashcrateaddict

    cashcrateaddict Elite Member

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    Would a backlink added after the content has been published and indexed receive the proper link juice it would have had it been added originally when article was still being written?

    Should I add a backlink to 4 month old content. Yes or no?
     
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    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    Yes then using Google Webmaster tools ask for your site to be recrawled!
     
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    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you add a backlink you should probably add to the content as well, extend the article with an "update" to make it look natural and then it should get indexed automatically.
     
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    cashcrateaddict Elite Member

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    Yeah I'd probably do something like that.
     
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    domainmadness Senior Member

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    I've thought about this many times, but never really tested anything. Have anyone actually tested this?
     
  6. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    personally i do it all the time

    and if you want the perfect example of it in action
    wikipedia.org
     
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    It's a no-brainer. Adding a backlink while publishing your article or after doing it has no bearing on the amount of link juice it will transmit.
     
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    That's unnecessary. In fact, I advise against it. So far as the article is indexed, Google will recrawl it within 4 days.
     
  9. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you can add back links any time. Dont get worried over it. Its natural that people links to you after 4 months. No?
     
  10. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    of course there's no problems. I'm building a network right now for a site that doesn't even exhist. I'll age that network and then drop a link every week or so once my new sites finally built.