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Beginner's question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by redchilli, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. redchilli

    redchilli Newbie

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    Hi,

    I've mostly been lurking and reading around here for a while and I'm slowly starting to absorb the information on these forums, but I have a question about linking and seo that I hope you can help me with.

    Are there any backlinking or automated tools available which won't risk me getting penalised by Google? I'm currently working on the site for my own business and I can't afford to risk doing something which will get me ranked lower in Google.

    I read so many conflicting threads on this site about different approaches and what works and what doesn't and I can't afford to try a method and later realise it was a technique which got me penalised by Google.

    So do you have some advice on the 'safest' way to improve seo ranking?
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    If you're that worried about penalization then you have to do safe manual linking the "proper" way eg social bookmarking, your own legit social networking profiles, submissions to quality local directories, manually posting worthwhile comments on high PR blogs and forums etc.

    If you use automated mass marketing methods then there's always risk and you have to weigh up the risk vs reward. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
     
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  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Agreed. If you want safe, go whitehat, if you want quick results go blackhat.

    Or if you want a mixture, do a bit of both, do things subtly and build links slowly using a variety of methods.
     
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  4. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    There is good middleground where you do Web2.0 sites with QUALITY articles, i dont consider spamming with QUALITY articles as a spam cause QUALITY is always QUALITY :)

    You can use spammy software and look like whitehat if you do it properly and dont blast on PR N/A-0 sites with your link.
     
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  5. m.rvs2141

    m.rvs2141 Power Member

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    If you wont go safe, you can build links manualy or buy them from high pr sites, btw you can do some blasts as well but as it mantioned before do it smart and from good sites.
     
  6. bloomtools

    bloomtools Registered Member

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    Dont worry when you are going on proper track with white hat seo. You can start with social bookmarking, blog commenting, directory submission, forum posting and other off-page activities.
     
  7. steviep

    steviep Junior Member

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    If your webiste is dear to your hear and you want to sleep well go manual. When your backlink profile is big and diverse enough you can start thinking of automated tools, depending on your niche you might not need them anyway.

    Investing in some sticky gadgets, apps or high quality articles might get you that big and diverse backlink profile pretty fast...
     
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    buhaha Newbie

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    what about trying link pushing?
     
  9. buhaha

    buhaha Newbie

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    also do some press releases a month. I found this free pr service:
    http://www.prlog.org/pub/login.html
     
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    buhaha Newbie

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    Can you recommend a good script to find good sites, forums, directories worth the time for posting, etc? Right now I manually do it with Alexa and takes me forever!
     
  11. redchilli

    redchilli Newbie

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    From what I understand, that's what scrapebox is designed to do.
     
  12. georgegaskin

    georgegaskin Registered Member

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    What Autumn says is it,That can take forever.You can find freelancer here and pay them to do it manually,like 20-30 or 50 backlinks at a time.Not 10,000 at a time.Hope that helps.
     
  13. redchilli

    redchilli Newbie

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    Is there somewhere I can go to get a list of these sites?
     
  14. redchilli

    redchilli Newbie

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    OK I happened to find this post with a link to a list of Web 2.0 sites

    I can;t post url's yet.. but there was a recent post here:
    /blackhat-seo/link-building/326385-1000-web-2-0-sites-list
     
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    Every bot can get you penalized if not used properly. Every dev recommends some specific settings / methods to be used with their bots. Just play slow and steady and you will see the results.
     
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