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Are local citations counts as parasites?

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by mikestern, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. mikestern

    mikestern Registered Member

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    recently, i seen some threads in this forum regards Parasites .
    for example: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...9-parasites-pwn-leeching-authority-sites.html

    i been tried to ask that in the post itself but didnt quite understand it to the bottom.
    so if i got citations with reviews (yelp,yp,merchantcircle etc...) which points to my business money site.
    would it gain any good to mass backlink the citations?
    is it going to make only damage?
    i put lots of afford working on this ciations and websites and got reviews and i dont want to be removed from yelp / google.

    if anyway can make it clear once and for all that would be fantastic.
     
  2. mikestern

    mikestern Registered Member

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    all of you pros and experts dont know a single thing about the issue?
    or by mistake i came up with something i shouldn't share ?
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You are better off using those as pure parasites. There are parasites that have value in link juice, and there is some value there, but the true value in citations is in reviews. The reviews actually power the citations.

    I would work on increasing them as opposed to backlinking them.
     
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  4. ricardo78

    ricardo78 Registered Member

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    delete delete delete delete
     
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  5. mikestern

    mikestern Registered Member

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    You are right and of course i agree, unfortunately, generating reviews becomes impossible...even real Reviews are being removed by yelp :) and i never found a pro who can really past the filter. and i paid good money at the time.

     
  6. Andrew Scherer

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    Citations are decent for tier 1's but make sure the site is actually passing link juice. A lot of citation sites use redirects or nofollows.


    I'll give you a hint, IP address plays a big role in it.
     
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    moshe90048 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Here is your answer about the review on Yelp ;)

     
  8. mikestern

    mikestern Registered Member

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    of course it is, but i made some tests with a dedicated geo targeted IP's and 12 out of 12 accounts got filtered (i did use the same ip for each account every log in).
    there must be a way for Yelp to recognize the device i used. even if to use proxys, but login from the same device wont do..
    at list not for me.
     
  9. NotDysfunktional

    NotDysfunktional Newbie

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    They help you as long as your citations are EXACTLY the same as everything else that has the same citation.
     
  10. gurubest

    gurubest Newbie

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    local citations are not parasite claiming so is lame