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[Case Study] Do Forum links work? A mini journey till the keywords reach page 1

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by WebMinati, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. WebMinati

    WebMinati Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I know that forum links work, but would like to test how fast they can increase the rankings of a page.

    Setup:

    1) Good 1200 word article (free trial keyword)

    2) 4 Dr60+ sites in top10, 1 dr30 site, rest are dr40+(my site is dr33 now, so I am guessing I can reach top10)

    3) Currently the page is ranking on 3rd page, but I have removed the internal links to this page as I don't want internal factors to increase link juice for now

    4) have scraped 40 forums where I can add the links

    5) no VA for this, I am doing this on my own as I love to test :D

    Here are the rankings now:

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    Plan:

    Will be building 1-2 links per day. I expect some of them to get deleted, so I will probably be using quora and Reddit links.

    Next case study will be on nofollow links. If they work or not!

    I am doing this experiment on my money site directly. No time to setup single variable tests right now.
     
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  2. fullwall3t

    fullwall3t Elite Member

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    Will you be creating new threada on these forums? Or are you going to reply to existing ones? How many wprds are ypu going tonuse for your posts? 500+?
     
  3. majdi107

    majdi107 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Does the forum need to be niche related?
    or you post on the related section?
    following
     
  4. thetoothfairy

    thetoothfairy Elite Member

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    Interesting. I've been researching on forum for whether should I add forum links to my adult sites cause it seems like it has no SEO value. This casestudy is perfect answer for my question. Excited for update from you.
     
  5. belallama

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    Great Idea for a case study! can't wait to see the results. Good luck!
     
  6. WebMinati

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    Update:
    Made 1 ******** link & 2 nofollow with "free trial", "click here" & naked anchor.

    That's it for today :p

    I will reply to the existing ones. On forums you don't write huge articles :p so I will use 50-100 words mostly.

    Related section. That's what I am doing.

    I have no idea about adult sites, never done those :)
    Lets see what happens.

    Same here ;)
     
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    Didnt you went ahead to fast with the posting.
    Most of the forums which have value are under huge moderation and anyone who is just for spam gets kicked easily.
    So maybe spend a bit and then drop the links.
     
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    Forum on same niche. Or any forum link. Good to know the results mate
     
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    Always fun to follow your journeys/case studies man!

    Interesting to see the results - should have some value, if not solely ranking-wise, it sure adds some diversity of the type of links and anchors your link profile has.
     
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    Awesome case study, following along. Great way of sending targeted traffic and also links are good E-A-T signals along with being relevant.
     
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    Interesting to see what’s going to come out of it! Been doing forum links for a while but only along with other ones.

    One question. Are you going to link to reddit and Quora from forums or just build reddit and Quora links to your money site. If I completely got wrong, please don’t look down on me, I am just a little slow lol
     
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    Also following this. Will you put links in your profiles/sigs or just within the post content.
     
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    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Interested to see how this turns out. Have you already decided on the anchor text ratios you’re going to use for all of these links?
     
  14. imonboss

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    I have this same question. Let me quickly grab a cup of tea and follow this thread. :D
     
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    Interested in this. Should be a good one. You could even give them a gentle blast with GSA.
     
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    Contextual will be the best bet right?
     
  17. WebMinati

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    Depends on the forum :) and, the links are active so I don't think it was hugely moderated.

    If some are hugely moderated, I will get banned and make a new account to participate and then drop a link.


    Same topic :) (same niche forums are powerful though)

    Yup. That's what I am thinking. Even if I don't end up on page 1. I will have enough diversity for a solid guest post and I would rank this one.


    That's what I was thinking when I started this case study :p
    Will this shit help my medic shit or not :p

    I am going to get links from quora and Reddit.


    Thanks :)

    Post content. I will try to answer the user's question that's all.

    Yes. That has to be planned else I will overoptimize my shit and look like a fool :p


    Great

    I love tea too :p

    Most forums delete the thread if they see that someone is making tier 2 links to their thread.

    Yes.

    Great.
    Same.
     
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  18. redarrow

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    a blast of high da web 2.0 will stick can use gsa or scrapebox or both.

    always about the list lol
     
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    How do you scrap those forum sites any footprint or software. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Watching. I've ordered forum links from a popular seller here before and they didn't help/might've hurt my rankings. Reddit and Quora links definitely help, though. Curious to know rough anchor text percentages you're using.