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Backlinks from a wordpress site

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by talruum, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. talruum

    talruum Junior Member

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    It's just me me or did you noticed that:

    - wordpress sites/posts are indexed almost instantly;
    - but: backlinks from wordpress posts (even without comments plugin on) have little value (almost none);

    Maybe google changed the way wordpress sites play the game because of too much scrapebox spammers...

    what do you think about it?
     
  2. ventureman

    ventureman Registered Member

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    sounds you are hiting something there but still "a link is a link" no matter what gogle is trying to make us thing they take all link into account.....
     
  3. Sellmesomething

    Sellmesomething Junior Member

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    i agree with (ventureman) a link is a link, you need quality content on your site for google to be nice to you :)

    just keep getting backlinks.
     
  4. dtang4

    dtang4 Regular Member

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    Hmm.

    I have noticed that it is significantly easier to rank Wordpress than a custom dev site. In fact, for one an ecommerce site of mine, I have a companion Wordpress-based blog that I created to drive traffic + SEO link juice to the ecommerce site.

    I've done essentially 0 SEO for the blog, but a lot for the money site. Constantly, I find cases where for targeted keywords, my blog is ranked #1 and my money site is unranked (e.g. SERP 100+).
     
  5. pathart

    pathart Senior Member

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    I have found wordpress links to be very good for my SEO efforts, its just one part of my link building plan but I have no doubt that it helps.

    Just mix it up.
     
  6. Palomino

    Palomino Newbie

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    How's your site set up? You don't have it set to those nasty dynamic URLs do you?
     
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    alyageulis Newbie

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    i am listen
     
  8. xcpks

    xcpks Junior Member

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    One of my sites have 396 links from Wordpress.com blogs. And this site is not a wordpress site, but another platform. They suddenly appeared 6 days after a SB blast.
    Guess they would be good to have :-D
     
  9. talruum

    talruum Junior Member

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    I'm not talking about spamming :) I'm talking about a single post on a good blog with a good PR. I said that because I can get page #1 movement with only 1 (one) good backlink when I write a decent article and post on the right places. But the "right places" running wordpress seems to affect little compared to another cms's. I dunno yet if it's intentional by google or not.
     
  10. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    Immediately create a thread about this. I will be your follower then.:)
     
  11. talruum

    talruum Junior Member

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    Edge: after month's doing SEO you must recognize by yourself where you get best results from, don't you? :)

    On my SEO list I got exactly 3 websites that are PR5 on my contry and I can create reviews of my products inside it. So I wrote 3 contents (not spunned), but each one complementary of the other's, publish it with a anchored backlink to my site and "tchadam", at least top #3 in less than a week.

    But, my domain is aged, I'm listed on dmoz, and considered authority for many keywords. Updated every day and no automatic backlinks at all. I can get an article to rank a keyword (medium dificult - micro niche - ~ 3000 exact searchs) in page #2 easily without effort/any backlink. But I need to write good stuff and wait at least 15 days to get google alone rank me better. If I start to build backlinks in the same day/week I've created the content = I get the dance forever (I guess backlinking without get at least 2 weeks indexed = google sniff the bad smells).

    I don't even need to bookmark anything. Google find my new pages by itself (insite linking). I guess it's the better way.

    I never outsourced article writening. If you doesn't know how to write about your products, who else will?!?

    I have been testing wordpress sites, and again I can say that wordpress doesn't pass too much juicy and I can't figure out why yet. I can tell you I got another domain (not mine, it's a article site) that runs wordpress, PR4, that allow me to put one backlink on the articles, and when I create an text on it, it ranks very well (page #2) without any efforts, but it seems that it doesn't pass too much juicy (little or no SERP movement's for me).
     
  12. dtang4

    dtang4 Regular Member

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    I use mod_rewrite for SEO-friendly URLs.

    However, my site is an ecommerce site, so it has very little text content (especially when compared to my blog, which has decent articles).