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Backlinks does the niche have to be related?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zalpriest, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. zalpriest

    zalpriest Regular Member

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    Okay so, I've found a bunch of decent to high PR .edu links from my last website that I was working on.

    Now I'm working with a completely different niche, and I'm wondering, can these higher PR .edu .gov sites still be beneficial to my new site? Or does the backlink have to be put on a site similar to your niche?
     
  2. pilgrim

    pilgrim Junior Member

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    Yes they can still be beneficial (hence non-specific scrapebox lists).

    Niche-specific? - No, not essesntial but it helps (and makes it less likely they'll be removed).
     
  3. hitext

    hitext Junior Member

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    All links are good, niche-specific or not. And it is natural to have a mix of the the two. I would go for any links you can get, especially for authority sites.
     
  4. master-of-backlinks

    master-of-backlinks Regular Member

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    Of course they are beneficial, .edu and .gov links are very hard to come by.
     
  5. MethShow

    MethShow Registered Member

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    If it's related, than the link is much more worthwhile.
     
  6. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Just concentrate on getting backlinks from good sites. Do not be concerned too much about being related to your niche.
     
  7. Blinkman

    Blinkman Registered Member

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    These links do add to the weightage of your site...not necessary that it is related to your site. Just ensure that you are not sticking to one method of building backlinks so make the links look natural.