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Best types of links for diversifying anchor text

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bdmmedia, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. bdmmedia

    bdmmedia Junior Member

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    One of my sites took a small penguin hit (roughly -10 all around), and I'm working to fix what is the main problem - too much keyword-specific anchor text. I don't have access to remove most (any?) of the links pointing at my site, so it looks like I'm going to be building more links to diversify this profile.

    My question is, which types of links should I be looking at now? Obviously things like scrapebox aren't what they used to be, and I don't want to just blast 50k comments at my money site. I know it's not going to be fast or cheap, but I'm not looking to spend 1000 hours or $5000 to get this fixed, either. We're talking thousands of links here.

    So what kinds of links should I be looking for? I've always liked social bookmarks, contextual blog post links, etc., but I'm not sure if one can even find blogs that you can post to easily that aren't part of a network anymore. Article directories always just seemed like spam factories to me, but apparently they've still got at least some power. I'm already doing press releases, which I've found to be pretty helpful.

    I know this is about as open-ended as a question gets, and sounds pretty darn noob-ish, but I've been working other angles since before Penguin really hit, and haven't kept up like I should. Before you say "do your research", trust me, I have - I spend 3+ hours/day reading here and other sites. I know exactly what kind of anchor text I need to use, I just can't decide where to create those links.
     
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  2. TheViceroy

    TheViceroy BANNED BANNED

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    The ones that I find the most effective are

    - Manual blog comments
    - Manual forum posts
    - Manual websites (blogs, and other)

    If you use Scrapebox you'll probably end up pushing your site further down in the SERPS
     
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  3. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Send some senuke / ultimate demon links it's way. If you don't own the tools then buy a blast from someone here or fiverr. Just get a huge mix of links don't get all one type. If you only got hit with -10 then it shouldn't be very difficult to recover from that.
     
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  4. jass11

    jass11 Elite Member

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    While creating contextual links,dont use poorly spun content.
    It is a factor in getting a penalty.

    Good Luck :)
     
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  5. ritesh

    ritesh Senior Member

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    Do a PAD submit.90% you will get naked link or related links.Do commentluv comments (use generic names).It would do the trick.
     
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    ryannull Senior Member

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    I use blog comments, forum links and wikis to diversify anchors.
     
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  7. bdmmedia

    bdmmedia Junior Member

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    Couldn't agree more. These days, spun isn't even an option for me. If I'm in a BST, and see the word spun, I'm out the door. Of all the things for G to pick up on, this is the easiest one that they haven't announced doing yet. That means there's a very good chance it's next on their agenda. Besides, who wants an internet full of spun crap?
     
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    I feel ashamed to ask, but in 2 1/2 years here, I've never heard of a PAD submit. Don't find a lot about it when searching, either. Would does that stand for?

    For those of you suggesting forum links, are you talking profiles or posts?
     
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    johnxwilson Newbie

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    At the only place where I've seen the term "PAD submission" it was just submission of fake piece of software to software directories alongside the backlink to money site.
     
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    Guest Postings, Forum profiles and postings, Blog ******** comments, and Article Directory Submissions. By Doing Manual you can get good results.