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Building links through new blogs - does it work?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Micallef, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm quite new to SEO and I was wondering if you would be so kind as to fill a gap in my knowledge.

    Simple question - is the following plan a good way of pushing a wordpress (newly set up at wordpress dot com) blog up in the serps?

    The plan: to set up blogs on blogspot, xanga, tripod, vox, wikispaces, wetpaint, activerain and any others I can find. Each new blog will have some non copied content (like bits from my university thesis) and only needs to be indexed by google.

    Every blog will link to the core domain.wordpress.com blog.

    I understand that the new blogs I set up will be worth almost nothing in the eyes of google. But if i link each one to the others (or just do 5 links out from each blog to my other blogs) then in theory will their page rank accumulate, thus making their links to the target monetized blog (using commission junction) more valuable?

    I'm aware there is almost certainly some google algorithm to recognise and stop this, but people have told me that it works. Can anyone confirm if it does or doesn't work?

    It just seems easier than comment spam, as you spend hours doing it and find not one of your comments got through moderation or they were all nofollow.
     
  2. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    I would recommend you read this to start off with this - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/66543-get-linkwheel.html

    Using a .blogspot or vox blog will have some value - most of these types of blogs are on a subdomain of a really powerful domain so it can be useful.

    One of the benefits of a link wheel type campaign (aside from relevant anchor text links) is that it can link you to other sites that are seemingly relevant to your site i.e. if your main site is about dog walking all the other sites in your wheel are about dogs, dog walking etc.

    I personally have never used a 'wheel' as such as I think it's a little simplistic (plenty of people will testify to it however so dont take my word for it) - I tend to interlink a few of my sites but mainly focus on linking with other sites that are authority/quality/well established etc sites within my niche and link them into my wheel or whatever you want to call it. I use touchgraph to find these btw -

    Obviously dont link directly to your direct competitors with their desired anchor text :D
     
  3. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    p.s. I would double check a lot of the sites you are planning on using as I think many are nofollows.
     
  4. JonesersRX7

    JonesersRX7 Regular Member

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    Having checked in to active rain myself it is indeed a nofollow.
     
  5. Lurking

    Lurking Junior Member

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    Here's my issues with your plan.

    Wordpress.com will rip your site down. They hate anything that is even slightly commercial. Don't bother making it your "money site".

    You need to get your own domain with Wordpress installed on it. Period. You can do anything you want to your own site. Want links to CB? Done. Want links to PayDotCom? Done. Want links to My Little Pony? Done. You are King of your own site.

    My problem with manually setting up tons of satellite, backlinking sites:
    Time.

    We only have so much in the world. Setting up all these sites will take lots and lots of time. And for what? Backlinks? This is a workhorse method.

    Yes, your satellite sites will work. But there's easier, faster and more efficient ways to setup Backlinks. Firepow Premium, Article Marketing Automation and Linkvana come to mind. Yes, they're expensive...but so is your time. Everytime I seek out a popular term, I blast a few articles with AMA and sure enough, I take over the term.

    If you really want to build these Web 2.0 sites manually, go do it. Eventually you'll crawl to SENuke to speed up the process because it becomes mind-numbing.

    I wish I knew all this in the beginning. Nowadays I make more with less time using the tips above.

    Think smarter...
     
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  6. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    In theory it will work. I think it can and WILL help if you don't make it to shady. Keep decent content on the link sending blogs and don't forget to mix up your anchor text some. This should help you stay under the SE radar. It just looks a little shady if:
    • there are hundreds of sites
    • with the same content
    • with just a couple outgoing links pointing to the same place

    I've just started something similar, although I've only got about 30ish sites in it so far. They are all setup like a personal blog for some person I made up. This person has a birthday, real city/state/zip code (that match), and a hotmail account. When I write a post for these sites, I write it in spinnable format and use jetspinner (free) to spin it for me. About every other or every 3rd post will have a few links in it with different anchor text. I work it in so it fits the context of the post:

    Today really sucked. My stupid insurance agent called and told me that my rate was about to go up!! This is the second time in a row. Having insurance seems like such a rip off. I've been wanting to get some other insurance quotes to save money, and I guess now is the right time.

    That won't be identical at all the blogs though. I'm spinning the sentence AND the anchor text so it doesn't set off any flags. In my opinion, it makes it look much more "real", and that's what I'm going for.

    Lurking is right though, it does take time. Now, I can write a post, spin it, post it (links and all) to each of the sites in less than an hour depending on how serious I am about it. I can see wanting to automate it some as I go forward though.
     
  7. tengallonhat

    tengallonhat Newbie

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    Your method will work, but as was stated previously it is time intensive. I also echo the thought of not making your money site a wordpress site. They will take it down and make it easy for others to report your site as well. Spend the money and get your own domain name, hosting and install wordpress. Or, at the very least it would be better to use Blogspot as your money site, or maybe Squidoo or HubPages.

    If you decide to go this route, I recommend the seNuke program to speed up the process a little. It does help. You can find it here in the forums, or you can buy it, but it has a high monthly price tag.
     
  8. partypills

    partypills Registered Member

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    i think google doesn't give as much link juice for links from those free blogs sites, and if you do change the titles,anchor texts, and it would almost be worthless if the blog links are 'nofollow'
     
  9. jvmarket

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