Backlinks.com Just Got Hit! Cutts Tweet

ttmschine

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Oh so funny how Google needs to actively target networks and then post about it.

Fix your algorithms to detect paid links

Oh wait, you can't. GG google.

And that's the truth that these Google tweets reveal.

Link networks work, it's just that 99.999% of people can't be bothered to set up their own or don't have the time/resources so they use advertised ones which makes Googles job easier.

You don't really need many links these days, just a handful of really good quality ones, so if you want to succeed without Google slapping you then just do it yourself.

Everyone needs to be smarter a bit like how terrorist organisations set themselves up - we the webmasters when we use big networks are like a standing army, Google can see us and track us and hit us with the heavy artillery.

But if we split into tiny cells like terrorist organisations do then it becomes virtually impossible for them to actively do anything about us - there is no target to aim at anymore.

They might get lucky and take out the odd one or 2, but it'll be drops in the ocean.

That's the future IMHO.
 

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btw I'm pretty much sure I know how they detect such networks.
For example, we have a small-to-mid-sized network. We buy a big package of links on this network. This package represents, say, 1% of sites in the network. Maybe even less.
So, we flag 1% of sites as link sellers.
Then we scrap all outbound links on these sites. And look for other sites with outbound links which somewhat intersect by domain with this 1% of links on already flagged sites. 100% intersection is not needed. I think intersection with just a few percent is enough. These other sites are link sellers too and they are added to the pool of flagged sites. Rinse, repeat, several iterations.

Not to be a dick homey, but duh. Thats exactly how they bust a significant portion of a network.

With backlinks.com it was super easy they didn't even need to spend much money or time to get a ton of websites that sell links.

Get an account, login, and theres the URL of the site selling a link. Sure they cap the number of URLs you can view to try and stop google but do that a with a few accounts or tell backlinks.com you are a huge seo company and need to have your urls unlocked and youc an check practically all of the urls they sell.

Add that to the fact that backlinks.com pretty much owned a large portion of the sites links they sold and used the same whois info and its super easy to find the sites.
 

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Not to be a dick homey, but duh. Thats exactly how they bust a significant portion of a network.

With backlinks.com it was super easy they didn't even need to spend much money or time to get a ton of websites that sell links.

Get an account, login, and theres the URL of the site selling a link. Sure they cap the number of URLs you can view to try and stop google but do that a with a few accounts or tell backlinks.com you are a huge seo company and need to have your urls unlocked and youc an check practically all of the urls they sell.

Add that to the fact that backlinks.com pretty much owned a large portion of the sites links they sold and used the same whois info and its super easy to find the sites.

Also, many people buy several links at a time. If Google finds the sites of say, 10, maybe 100 buyers, all they do is look for sites they have in common. On a large scale it would reveal the network very quickly as buyers have many backlinks in common.
 

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Also, many people buy several links at a time. If Google finds the sites of say, 10, maybe 100 buyers, all they do is look for sites they have in common. On a large scale it would reveal the network very quickly as buyers have many backlinks in common.

absolutely, however backlinks.com made it very easy to get started on that list and no need to guess which are apart of their network or not.
 

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google's tactics are largely psychological. they did penguin/panda, suddenly everyone is shouting 'links don't work' and start building beautiful websites with 'useful content' thinking that they will rank.

google's tactic is hit one or two link networks, tweet about it and let the 'psychological update' do the real spam-cleanup work. budget friendly for the spam team and highly effective.
 

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Matt Cutts is doing something that is perfectly normal for a company. He's endearing himself to the white hat community and using shock and awe tactics. Yes, he's targeting small time resellers but they're doing it in a way to put off small businesses that are looking for a quick win. Google doesn't give a fuck about some SERPs and they know that they'll never win against BH. Why? Because it's much easier to patch something then try and think ahead of the game. Every algo is then probed by thousands, maybe millions of aff marketers. They don't have that man power.

But what they don't want is the average business using shitty links to rank. So it's more a case of chest beating than being embarrassing. Matt Cutts is saying "Try what you want, we'll get you". It would've taken his team a lunch break to find Anglo Rank and knock it about abit. Same with Backlinks.com

As much as you think Google cares about your churn and burn website, they don't give a flying fuck. They want to stop the average business user getting hold of these links and dominating the serps.
 
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