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Backlinks for authority site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by coolcat2011, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. coolcat2011

    coolcat2011 Newbie

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    HI,
    I was reading the newest version of Xfactor adsense and I have been building an authority site. The plan is that the site will have hundreds of articles and I'm adding one per day slowly.
    I am confused about backlink though. How should I build backlinks for my site? Should it be pointing back to the homepage or to the article page? There will be a lot of articles so I think it would be too much work.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    if you are building an authority site and it has the potential to generate more than 5k per month with adsense, do not think of using comment links. There is a very high chance adsense will be disabled because of that. Trust me. I know it.
     
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  3. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Could you please explain a little more on that?

    How so... do you just mean direct comment linking? Or do you avoid comment backlinks on your big money all together???
     
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    I am building Authority sites... whats the best way to promote them?

    I was thinking of doing 20K xrummer + 20K SB to all 50 pages.... so around 800 links each page.
     
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    make it do follow and leave the URL here for your BHW "brothers" :D :p lol
     
  6. Chilli Monster

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    I am not saying do one or the other as I don't know your site/plan etc. But if you read what he says he suggests making the links for the front page rather than deeplinks (for the most part) as he feels the effort of repeated deeplinking isn't great enough to be worth it.

    Personally I am also doing an authority site and am mixing and matching my backlinking techniques.
     
  7. coolcat2011

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    I would wanna know why you said so too. As i have been doing some high PR blog commenting here and there, pointing back to the homepage. Im doing it manually though, as i wanna keep it all whitehat.
     
  8. mccullum

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    After our one authority site hits big time, there will be a manual review someday. The G guy will come to your site, see if it greets him with " Hey. I am MFA and i got helluva comment spam ", your account will be banned. If your site has at least decent design and does not look like a MFA, you might pass a manual review. If the G guy is still suspicious and looks at your links and it is just pure spam, then it is very much possible that account will be killed.

    Just speaking from experience to help you out. Anybody listening to this who wants to make it big time with adsense must adhere to webmaster policies as well. Having one niche authority site is still the best way to make money. But just make sure that you are doing it the right way so that you can bank hard for a very long term.

    P.S.Manual blog commenting is not whitehat. See as the G guy sees it. Not what other gurus feed you.
     
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  9. coolcat2011

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    Thanks for the insight, but what if all of my backlinks are not spam and normal comments? as i do it manually and not in a big scale.
    My site is also not a MFA site and with very good looking design?

     
  10. mccullum

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    coolcat, manual comment posting is not whitehat. Like i said, see as the big G guy sees it.
     
  11. mccullum

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    Are you going to monetize with adsense? And does the site have potential to make it big time? If yes, do not even think about xrumer and others. of course, if you are just trying to make some quick money and not for the long term, you can choose that route and will probly work. But if you want your site to live with adsense on it for a very long term, go whitehat.
     
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  12. Chilli Monster

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    I understand where you are coming from in this (I read your thread), but I tbh it is very far from conclusive that it was the links that did for you...it is looking much more likely to be dodgy ad clicks from social media sources.

    Whilst I do feel sorry for you and wish you all the luck in the world I am concerned that you are passing on bad advice to people with regards linking. now I admit I could well be wrong, but nothing really, other than your own experience which is open to many, many interpretations, seems to suggest that 'white hat commenting' (as opposed to SB blasts) is likely to get your Adsense banned. It would be too easy to ban competitors.

    Do you have any proof other than your own? If so I would be very interested in seeing it and if proven wrong will happily retract my comments!
     
  13. mccullum

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    see the post here:
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdSense/thread?tid=61a8dceda58c7d5b&hl=en

    search for " Also be aware that you might not be able to fix any spammy promotion of the site, which can also get ad serving (and accounts) disabled. " over there.

    Another post from a very experienced and trusted IMer [ not a typical "GURU", mind you]:
    http://makemoneyonlinegrizzly.com/make-money-online/googles-best-weapon-fear-by-example/
     
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  14. mccullum

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    I understand when people are just starting out, it will be very hard [ even impossible ] to wait that long to build natural links. I really know that. But i am just trying to help people. Hope you understand. I was working on my site for 16 months, hit big time, on my way to hit 10k per site with just ONE authority niche site. i got banned. Do you have any idea how that feels? Just tried to pour all my heart into it and this is all i get. I do not want this to happen to anybody else. That is the only reason i am advising. Not to discourage people.
     
  15. ThopHayt

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    That sucks... and it's a clear sign that G doesn't understand the value of allowing people to exploit it to a degree, as it is a mutual best interest.

    That is their opinion for sure. Here the problem though, officially anything but sitting on your hands with both thumbs securely up the corn hole is blackhat in G's eyes. How are you supposed to inspire thousands of random real people to chatter about a site that never ranks in G in the first place. Chicken and the egg. So you simply need to lighten up on the blackhat as you grow so that natural white hat can gradually supplant. But I see NO way to begin without nasty little tricks.
     
  16. Chilli Monster

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    Huh, all it says it you wont be able to fix any spammy promotion. Not sure how that translates into 'no blog commenting'...it doesnt mention commenting at all (though got to love being banned for talking about Thailand strip bars!)


    I have been reading Grizz for years and love what he has to say - but again I am not seeing any mention of commenting on blogs leading to problems down the line. He does talk about problems with forum profiles (obviously spamming) and paid links (which we know are against Google's ToS).

    As I say I feel for you in your situation, I really do - but I do think you are adding 2 and 2 and getting 8 with regards the reasoning, and by advising others in such a manner on something very few people believe you might be harming their backlinking/SEO efforts.
     
  17. mccullum

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    Are you kidding me? Do you think profile links are spam and manual blog commenting is not? If you ask Griz about what i said, i will bet my bottom dollar he will say the same thing i did.
     
  18. Chilli Monster

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    Yes. Profile links and blog commenting are 100 miles apart
     
  19. mccullum

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    chilli monster, let me clear it up. Do you mean commenting in related blogs? Or commenting in unrelated blogs where there are 100 more comments with Anchor text as name? Commenting in related blogs is fine. If you have a blogger community, commenting in problogger site is fine. Hope i made it clear.
     
  20. Chilli Monster

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    That we are agreed on - but tbh I didnt think you were making that clear. You kept saying 'manual commenting is not white hat'. Manual commenting is white hat when used right - with worthwhile related comments on suitable posts.

    The comment spam you are mentioning there is not whitehat, we are certainly agreed on that. But if people arent aware that writing any old rubbish on something not at all related and then throwing in a spammy link with anchor text is blackhat then they need to go back an do some SEO training!