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Can a backlink from web 2.0 subdomain possibly penalize my money site?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by galaxyduo, May 6, 2019.

  1. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Registered Member

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    Hi, let's say I get a backlink from a web 2.0 subdomain. From my understanding, Google treats a subdomain from a web 2.0 site similarly to a domain. For example, a blog on Tumblr is just a subdomain of Tumblr.

    I would like to get some backlinks from some web 2.0 subdomains to my money site. What if that web 2.0 subdomain has a lot of bad links pointing to it, even though the main domain itself is highly trusted by Google? (ie. I think Tumblr has a good DA overall and Google sees the overall Tumblr domain as reputable).

    If there are lot of bad links pointing to a web 2.0 subdomain (even if the domain of this subdomain has a good DA), and then I get a link from the web 2.0 that points to my money site, would the penalty transfer to my money site?
     
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  2. affbull

    affbull Senior Member

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    Never thought of it that way. Interested to hear what senior members have to say.
     
  3. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Registered Member

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    Yup, I'd like to know too. Narqil from this thread seems to imply it's very difficult to penalize a web 2.0: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/p...-even-without-placing-outgoing-links.1037526/. Based on what Narqil is saying, it appears that getting links from web 2.0s should be safe.

    But like you, I would also like to hear a few more opinions on this, especially from other senior members.
     
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    huntingdreamdoordie BANNED BANNED

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    Web 2.0 links are always in your control. You shouldn't be worried about web 2.0. But you have to make sure that you are making quality web 2.0 sties.
     
  5. kontentdruid

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    ive never heard of a web 2.0 being toxic
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Many Web 2.0s have low level links directed to them and I, as well as other SEOs, do that to Web 2.0s we create intentionally.

    I've never had a site get penalized from that and I bet I've created well over 700,00 Web 2.0s in my day and baclinked them just like that.

    As long as the Web 2.0 that links direct to your site is not filled with duplicate garbage content you are going to be just fine with that process.
     
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  7. idbn667

    idbn667 Newbie

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    thank you , do you think fiverr is a good place to buy backlinks for web 2.0 sites?
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No I really do not.

    There are some things on Fiverr that I think have real value but backlinks are not one of them.
     
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    Roger Marquez Power Member

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    Even if the Web 2.0 comes from a subdomain?
     
  10. nst1m

    nst1m Registered Member

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    You can Google parasite blackhatworld to read more on this topic.
     
  11. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Registered Member

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    In this case, I am buying from a vendor so I don't have control over the Web 2.0. I just want to know the downside in the worst case scenario. But as some people responded like kontentdruid and BassTrackerBoats, the risk seems to be really low.

    I presume that even if you buy web 2.0 links off of Fiverr, the risk would also be low? I mean, if it's a web 2.0 link from a domain with a good DA that Google trusts enough, how bad can this link be?

    Thanks. I checked the parasite thread. But it's a little more complex than the parasite thread.

    The parasite thread mostly refers to pages on a domain, but the page itself is not a subdomain of the domain. For example, www.domain.com/parasite-page.

    But there is another instance where the page can be a subdomain of the domain. For example, the subdomains on Tumblr: mypage.tumblr.com.

    I think the information in the parasite thread applies to www.domain.com/parasite-page. But what about subdomains like mypage.tumblr.com? From my understanding, Google treats subdomains as a domain in itself.
     
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    nst1m Registered Member

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    Parasites can be either subdomains or on root domain. For example, Wordpress.com, Tumblr... so on. It is mentioned somewhere in the top 3 results of the query I gave you.

    Also G is smart. If G treats mypage.example.com as a different domain, a different page. Do you think it won’t treat example.com/mypage the same? ;)

    Edit: Added some info.
     
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