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Backlinks? How do they work?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Okay well I wasn't sure where to post this and this ain't no noob question this is something more advanced at least in my case :D so here it goes, I've got a really nice keyword phrase, low competition, 1.5K+ search count and pays around $15 to $20 (adsense) per click. Now my problem is this, the competition is 3000+ results (with quotes), inanchor count is 70 but the site which ranks number one in google for the keyword has 80K + backlinks. Does that mean I have no chances of beating this and getting my site to number one? Or if I just get quite a lot of inanchor backlinks for that keyword phrase I will beat them since they have hardly used inanchor backlinks with and for that keyword? Bit confused here.:confused:
     
  2. neo

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    If the site on number 1 position is an authority site like BBC, Wikipedia, About.com etc then it would be hard to beat them unless you get relevant links from high quality sites.
     
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    No the site on position number one is not an authority site, so I guess it should be quite easy? And the fact that the site overall has over 80K backlinks doesn't matter because it doesn't have any inanchor for that keyword?
     
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    It is difficult to give a 100% correct opinion without knowing the keyword. Anyway if it is not an authority site, it should be easy. But again if the general theme of your competitor is directly related to the keyword (example an LSI keyword) and if he is getting inbound links from lot of pages related to the keyword, then it would be tough.

    Anyway you should able to get close to him if you get links with keywords in anchor text. However make sure that you also have few links with related terms. If all your links are with the same keyword it is a clear indication to google that you are trying to manipulate your ranking unless you have a keyword.tld domain name.
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  5. thedmtic

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    I find this useful article on google. I think this helps


     
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    @thedmtic

    Thank you for cleaning my head from link building issue. :D
     
  7. Duddo

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    It's hard to say. Does that site has keyword in its domain? Does it have site links in Google SERPs? Is it optimized for your keyword (I mean titles, H1, etc.)? Then check their backlinks very carefully. I saw a blog which had 50k backlinks, but 49950 of them were from a single domain.

    Anyway, 2nd position is not too bad as well :)