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Buying PR Links What to Know

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by InsanelySane, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. InsanelySane

    InsanelySane Power Member

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    How risky are buying just 1 PR link from a public website directory? I have used it to successfully rank very low comp sites giving them a PR of 2. They are on the first page of g()()gle, but its only been about a month.

    Is it risky to buy just 1 link like this for my money site to get the homepage PR up? Remember its a public web directory that offers free and paid links. However free takes months so I just pay the couple of dollars to do it in a day.
     
  2. fxphil

    fxphil Senior Member

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    Do not buy links from directories!! The footprint of buying links is then present and G will get you. If you have to buy links buy private and nothing mainstream. Start talking to members that have their own networks that might open up one or two links to you. I suggest that you build your own network if possible, whether it be free web 2.0s or private setups it's way more valuable then taking a risk with paid links
     
  3. nshunz

    nshunz Junior Member

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    A couple of years ago buying links from good directories was fine, but not anymore.

    There are a number of people selling links on their private networks in the marketplace, they are much safer and effective.
     
  4. InsanelySane

    InsanelySane Power Member

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    This is good to know. However what if the links are from a directory that also lets users freely submit? How would google differentiate the two? As the only difference is paid = 1-3 days approval...free = whenever we get around to it. They would have to penalize free directory submissions to then, as directories offer both options.
     
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  5. brettehl

    brettehl Regular Member

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    Google frowns upon any link exchanges especially ones as big as directories. Just steer clear in general. Look in the market section and find a reputable seller. As these sellers are more private than directories the possibility of a penalty is a LOT lower.
     
  6. fxphil

    fxphil Senior Member

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    Certain footprints, What do you get out of the paid vs free version? usually those DIR's make you have reciprocal link.

     
  7. imoneyboy1

    imoneyboy1 Regular Member

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    Yes indeed so! Within here you will find the sellers
     
  8. testdrive

    testdrive Regular Member

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    I'm not sure if i understand you correctly but are you worried if one(1) backlink from a directory will do harm to your site?

    If thats your problem? I'll say just get it and forget about it. I doubt a single link will do harm to your site.

    But if you are buying directory links or any type of links in bulk and in a very short period of time, now thats a different story.
     
  9. Stizerg

    Stizerg Power Member

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    I agree, one link can't harm your site.
    On the other side, such link is useless because usually links placed too deep from home page together with a lot of other links, so your link get too little part of link juice (PR). Such link doesn't worth even a couple of bucks, unless it places on the home page or within the second level.
     
  10. Biznik

    Biznik Regular Member

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    Some directories are still great. I've ranked sites on or near page 1 for some good keywords (1-2k MS) with only a DMOZ listing.
     
  11. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Buyint links from directories is the worst thing you can do right now. Stay away from this
     
  12. noseo

    noseo Regular Member

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    Yahoo! Directory charges $300/yr. and is safe to use (also free for "local" or "non profit"). Open Directory (dmoz) is also worth being in. There might be some mid-tier directories with some value, and the local directories are mandatory for local SEO, but the spam-filled 'directories' don't add so much value to your backlink profile.
     
  13. Martin1971

    Martin1971 Senior Member

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    Stay away from the directories, mabye buy some High PR sape links.