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(Case Study) This Is Not A Joke. It's Quite Horrifying. [Do Footer Links work?]

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by darulez, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. darulez

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    So, I have neglected my famous and often critized non scientific backed case studies.

    Well, here I go again to beef up the stupid shit I post and hopefully crack your day up a bit, what you SHOULD and NOT be doing..

    Ok.

    Setup is like this:

    The last months, I tweaked my 40+ Sites down to 13... I dont have the time anymore to waste brain juice 25 of 5 pages affiliate sites and 2k vistors monthly, that make like 100 $ total a month..

    However, ALL those 13 Sites are INTerlinked in the FOOTER via NAKED urls.
    Yeah, the "famous" site wide footer link wich URL Anchor. Just like http://www.bestproducts.com/

    Though insanely high UR/DR stats in ahrefs, like 2/3 of those sites got the "stuck on page 2" issues. So I thought: what is connecting those 2/3 sites?

    -same IP
    -same Host
    -same owner (ME!)
    -interlinking
    -WEAK backlinks outside the interlinking.
    - all of those points, I would recommend to WATCH OUT FOR. Sadly I made them in the past, believing that WF 7$ "Build great content" crap..


    I dont believe in any sitewide "penalty or stuff" cause 1/3 of those sites really rank nicely, and make me a living poor and amazon richer every month..

    however, some dont rank at all.

    So. plan is to REMOVE all footer links and wait (!) at least 6 weeks and see what will happen.

    I suspect the problematic 2/3 sites might lose some rankings. But WTF if #25 > #35 I will still get not traffic.. or money$ .

    But you never know. I suspect the already "good" sites will not be hit.

    Will I lower my monthly earnings? you bet.

    Will I give a fuck? You bet.

    For each of those sites, I will chose 1 keyword to monitor on a daily bases (although I monitor keywords weekly on all sites).

    So, now it's time for work!
     
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    Time frame 3 months, 10 days.

    So, results are in. 3 months are due.

    tldr: dont use sidewide footer links to crosslink your own sites.
    the "weaker" sites got a bit weaker.
    some of the "weaker" sites improved (?!)
    the stronger site stayed the same.
    however, all 13 sites were hosted on my name, same hosting, same ip and stuff.. but, well look into this in detail now:

    online marketing blog: no real change

    sport site: no real change. but bouncing a lot

    health site, didng improve.

    education: nothing special happened.

    sport site 2: improved -5 on average!

    review site: nothing changed.

    military site: nothing improved.

    cat site: dropped -10 on average (was weak before that)

    review site 2: droped +20 ( was weak)

    english review site: dropped considerably:
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    So, to sum it up.

    The weaker sites really dropped and seemed to have profitted from the stronger sites sitewide footer links.
    however, after removing the sitewide footer links from the strong sites, nothing really special changed in their rankings.

    Kind of interesting, though. seems you can have some pretty high OBL per page and still get away if you have enough external firepower on those sites!

    Do I recommend crosslinking your site? hell no....