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Are Blog Irrelevant Blog Networks Still Relevant ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seontist, May 2, 2012.

  1. seontist

    seontist Registered Member

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    Hey All,

    In light of the new big G penguin and panda updates do any of you believe that a blog that has one post about steel wheels and the next about dieting all in completely unique content would damage a linked websites rankings?

    Suppose this blog has 100 blog posts all unique content on all kinds of different niches but the domain name is something like hyperglycemicdietsdotcom and each post links to a different website, i know according to the big G's old terms of service this was not an issue but recently saw a blog post that building backlinks from such sources would significantly damage ones reputation, and was wondering if this is in fact the case.

    So, if there is any one out there who may or may not have built a blog network and has implemented it in this way and knows anything about the results experienced from being associated with such sites or has anything to say about this please be kind enough to post your responses below!

    Much Appreciated
     
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  2. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    Um, yes? of course they're still valuable... have you even looked at how the new sites at the top in a wide variety of competitive niches are ranking?
     
  3. seontist

    seontist Registered Member

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    Um no not really, can you give an example?
     
  4. jb1978

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    My competitor in a highly competitive niche has not only survived the recent Google updates with blog posts but thrive as well. All the sites on the first page before the recent updates have dropped off the SERPs. This is the only site to have survived and thrived with blog posts on unrelated blogs, obviously some obsure private blog networks.
     
  5. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    I cannot see why it could harm as otherwise any link from sites like wikipedia, yahoo answers, news sites and so on would be harmful which doesn't make any sense. I believe that only links that are using anchor which has nothing to do with the context of article could harm, similar what G used as example of webspam.
     
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    Very strong especially since Penguin.
     
  7. envisionary

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    This article is floating around. I think the game has changed and these guys are right on...and it should answer your question clearly. Thanks
    http://www.micrositemasters.com/blog/penguin-analysis-seo-isnt-dead-but-you-need-to-act-smarter-and-5-easy-ways-to-do-so/
     
  8. the_demon

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    Private Blog Networks are still great. However, given that the sites are mostly irrelevant you should compensate with highly relevant links such as wiki backlinks.
     
  9. seontist

    seontist Registered Member

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    Some great posts here
     
  10. seontist

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    Not too sure what you mean by this, kindly shed some light...
     
  11. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    if the networks still indexed it's good and working to move you up in the rankings, even if it's got multiple categories

    As for how long these types of networks will work for.......................thats anybody's guess. Thats why I'm building one big network in my general niche - containing subnetworks and subniches.

    I like to be a bit futureproof.
     
  12. Mex-deluxe

    Mex-deluxe Regular Member

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    But isn't it enough if the page itself is relevant to your website?

    for example, a blog in a blog network could write about 100 different topics. But if you submit a post there, then that single post will be 100% relevant to your website. Isn't is enough? Or should the whole linking domain be relevant to your niche?
     
  13. apoorv

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    They are working well. I have a small private network and it's still giving us the rank improvements we expect from it. All blogs have about ~200 articles on just about any topic.

    I'm also testing another theory: create small, tightly themed networks on a particular topic and link to our niche websites from these. At this point of time, I'm not seeing any "major" results from this however, that too isn't harming us (it's only been about 15 days though).