Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SeoNewbie56, Jul 15, 2016.
was looking into using medium.com for traffic source. Anybody had any luck with it before. Thanks
Personally I didnt had any expereince with them. Can you explain more in detail whats the catch?
People used to rank it as a parasite not so sure if they still do or not. But either way doesn't hurt to have it as a link to your MS!
Alright thanks for explaining I got it now.
I thought all medium links were nofollow ?
We have published two articles few months before, both were No-follow only.
I have links from medium and examiner, both are nofollow. Still, I would definitely recommend getting some links from them because of their authority. Nofollow does pass a little juice, but it may also pass trust to prevent your site from being easily slapped. Spammers don't go as far as to get and keep moderated links lol.
There is absolutely no reason these links pass more juice than another blog platform. What you call authority is really a misconception. It's a public blog platform, everybody can post article on it, it is nofollow because of webspam and to discourage spammer. There is absolutely no reason for Google to do an exception for medium.com and pass juice for its nofollow links just because you see good stats on Ahrefs/Majestic/OSE.
Buy a fresh domain without any backlinks, put an article on it with a normal link, it will pass more juice than a no follow link on medium.com.
When you see big stats for a domain which is a blog platform (or whatever) it is useless if :
1/ The links are nofollow
2/ You can't leverage internal linking on this platform, by example by getting your article linked from the home page or other pages with big stats (with normal "follow" links offcourse).
It's a parasite, so there's no need for the link to be do-follow.
I have used links there before. Having one is nice, but not exactly powerful. Its not much different than any other parasite. Certainly don't get baited into paying inflated prices for it by "authority link" sellers.
I get what you're saying, nofollow links are largely ignored by Google. But from real testing, I have ranked keywords with just nofollow links as well. As an example, I had a keyword that was hanging around page 4-5 for months because I wasn't really interested in pursuing it. However, as soon as I got a link from wikipedia indexed it jumped to #8 in the serps. This has happened on different platforms too like examiner and medium. They weren't competitive keywords, but they had an effect and were observed in isolation. I don't really care for what majestic and medium says either, most of the time they don't pick up anywhere near the amount of links a site really has.
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