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Are Contextual Wiki Links Safe

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by drogon, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    I see so many services popping up offering wiki links at dirt cheap prices and i understand there most be using custom bots that easily creates these links but the fact they are so cheap (eg 1000 links for $15) makes me wonder if they will soon be considered spam by Google or actually good powerful links long term?
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    They are useful as part of an overall strategy, but don't rely upon them alone. Also, I wouldn't use wiki spamming for corporate sites / professional sites. Don't want an angry web master coming after your business. In all honesty, I've used several wiki link services and have seen 0 serp improvement, but I think it's still useful for link diversity sake.
     
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  3. maxonix

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    I think they will help your site rank. But I noticed that a lot of them are disappearing because of massive spam. As you've stated $15 for thousands of links in a very short time can really put a strain on these types of websites. They used to be good for long term backlinks but more and more wiki owners are taking them down as a result of massive signups and content additions.
     
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  4. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks, i did purchase one service but found all my links (1000) were posted by thesame user! Not to mention i also only targeted 1 keyword and shortly after my site got a - 50 penalty, which may or may not be down to the wikis.

    To be honest if they give zero serp boost and only good for diversity and potentially could be spam then i would prob just not bother with them going forward.
     
  5. nik-0

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    I think they might be good for tier2 linking. At Fiverr you can get 2000 wiki articles (6000 links) for $5,-
     
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    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    well probably 60% will get removed over time anyway

    but like others have already said - I think they have their place as part of an overall strategy .. but definately would never use for a client site

    that could get real messy with complaints.
     
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    I notice good results with them. They ad link diversity as well as IP diversity (you would probably not be getting linked from those IP addresses if not for those wiki sites).

    I usually outsource them, is there a bot for this? I've got hundreds of these things to run soon and if people are doing them so cheap there must be a good tool for it out there.
     
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