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Backlinking question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by madara1234, May 26, 2011.

  1. madara1234

    madara1234 Newbie

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    I was building some backlinks to a page that was invisible without actually knowing that the page was no longer present on the website.

    What happened is that someone updated that specific page (it's a CMS) and then forgot to actually publish the page. It's a really stupid CMS where you always need to click the Publish button after saving changes, otherwise the page is removed from the website and it could not be found for around 2 weeks. I have since published the page and it's been successfully indexed by Google.

    My question is if the fact that the page was not accessible for a while is going to affect my link building. I've built some pretty good links through guest blogging and the other usual techniques for a low competition keyword, and I'm still not in the first 1000 results. This is weird, as I've targeted more competitive keywords (same website, different pages) with the same techniques and it's worked like a charm. I am on page 1-2 for all the keywords except this one.

    Any advice or recommendations on how to proceed? Should I use another page for this specific keyword or should I just keep building links, and it's eventually going to happen?
     
  2. proximate

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    The answer will depend on the frequency it gets spidered.

    It will only be problem if Google spidered it whilst it was down, and even then G probably marks it for a revisit before revising the PR.

    By the way - Don't waste your $$$ on the wrong kind of backlinks - They won't work.

    Since the Google "Panda" update a lot has changed.

    Google has moved the playing field and simple text links are almost counter productive, Pyramid linkbuilding is no longer worth the effort but Contextural Links will get you an almost immediate SERPS improvement.

    Most of the backlinks you will be offered today will be either, simple text on blog profiles or blog comments.

    Tens of thousands of both can be done in 24hrs using Scrapebox, and because of that Google is now giving simple text links less weight in SERPS.

    If you watch the latest video by Matt Cutts, Google's own guru, you will learn that contextural backlinks now have the most value.

    Contextural backlinks are links placed inside an article or blog post that are in the context of their surrounding text, so they look natural.

    For example an article on firefighting might have links to a firestation URL. These are quite time consuming to create and invariably need an image to get maximum Google juice.

    For anyone planning to create backlinks I recommend you to take 3 minutes to watch the Matt Cutts video on http://autoseosystem.com

    If you recognise the change he speaks about. then afterwards use their FREE software to create some contextural articles embedded with your own URL.
     
  3. DebbieSprules

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    Looks like you missed the boat on that one. Might need to start again , I am sure dead links will be seen as dead and that is not good. Start again on that. Me thinks.
     
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  4. JimmyConway

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    I agree with the above stated. Particularly, the " dont waste $$ on over-populated backlinks" thing.
     
  5. madara1234

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    Thanks guys.

    Actually, as far as this website is concerned, I have not spent any money or used any software, as it's for a client who wanted a "totally clean backlinking strategy". I've mostly used niche directories, guest blogging, and having my links placed on relevant website. In the case of guest blogs, 90% of these links are within the content of the articles and extremely relevant.

    The keywords are not very competitive, and these few techniques have worked perfectly to get to the first two pages of Google in about 6 weeks.

    Unfortunately, I'm not sure if Google actually crawled the website while the page was down. Is there any way to check that?

    I'm going to wait one week and if there are no changes, will use another page.
     
  6. JimmyConway

    JimmyConway BANNED BANNED

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    Well, if they want "totally clean" backlinks. You can always try the DP forums for link trading/buying.
     
  7. madara1234

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    They're not open to link trading and buying (finances, I presume), which is fine with me since the work's getting done. :)

    I just checked, and the cached version of the page that links to the particular page I'm building the links to is still the older version (which is weird, because I can see the formerly de-indexed page with the site operator). I'm going to wait until Google caches it again and see what happens. Hopefully, I at least get into the first 1000 results.
     
  8. JimmyConway

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    Well good luck with that.
     
  9. madara1234

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    Thanks man!