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Disadvantage in SEs when interlinking all own websites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SebastianJu, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Hello,

    i want to know what would follow when you interlink every of your own websites with every other of your own websites so maybe someone can tell me?

    For example if you have 100 websites. And you link from each website to each of the other 99 websites. That probably wouldnt bring much in serps especially when all websites are at the same host/ip but would it be bad in the eyes of searchengines?

    Edit: How about doing this with 5-10 websites?
     
  2. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Okay, here's the deal...

    Due to shared hosting, vps accounts and hosting reseller programs, hosting sites on the same ip is absolutely irrelevant, unless you are being tracked/investigated and someone wants to bust all of your sites for the same illegitimate actions.

    Interlinking them, as long as they are related in content and market, you will actually improve your rankings substancially. They have to be in relation though. This is the basic concept of the link wheel and taking it internally. I've done this for years.

    The trick is that you MUST make sure that they are infact related. Just hooking up your network of sites with different sources will not do nearly as much as it will with unique niches as the target.

    You can link up any number of sites, the thing is to give them reciprocating links to each other. In this unique case, it builds even more cross relation due to the related content.

    Warning: This will NOT work with a ton of crap sites thrown up together in unrelated niches. IF you own a company brand site and you have interests in seperate niche markets and target your main company site as the ' hub ' of your business, then sure, you can and will get some authority respect for that effort.

    Otherwise, it still has to be niche market related, as the keyword relation, the market relation and overall content relation are what makes the SE pr and position go up in the first place. It isn't about the number of links you have to your site, not since the early to mid 90's.

    It has nothing to do with your ip address or your hosting account having all the sites in one place.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Thanks for the explaination...

    >It has nothing to do with your ip address or your hosting account having all the sites in one place.

    So does this mean you even think there is no difference when some people are using different class c ips for linknetworks?

    But in general I understand your answer this way that interlinking as much as you want isnt penalized as... maybe linkspam or something... as long as its related.

    So having a network of 10 related sites each interlinking each other could raise serp but wouldnt harm. Good news for the moment. I will start to try what I thought of...

    Thanks again...
     
  4. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Doesn't matter, as long as your sites are legitimate sites and not adsense pages or crap spam/scam pages. IF they are legit sites/pages and you link them together in their common thread, by niche market relation, you are golden.

    It starts to get a little touchy/nasty when you abuse the situation and tie a ton of completely unrelated business sites together in relation to each other just to get the link. You have to be selective in your linking, just as you are in your keywords.

    Tie them together and you will make a much better rank.
     
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  5. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    @aftershock2020 - Great info!! What about reciprical links?
    I have a few secondary sites that I want to link to one main site. These are sites with real content that is all related to each other. The main site really needs to include a source citation to info on some of the secondary sites.

    The goal is to have all the link juice from the secondary sites passed on to the main site. I'll be doing bookmarking, etc. to build seo for the secondary sites as well as the main site. But the end result I want is for the main site to rank the highest.

    My understanding is that if I include a reciprical link back to the secondary sites then it kinda nullifies the incoming links as far as building seo power. Will it help to make the reciprical links nofollow? Would it be better to include the url, but don't use anchor tags to make it a link? Or would any reference to the url in any form be seen as a reciprical link by the SE.
     
  6. winsoar

    winsoar Newbie

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    Excellent advice given. It is a very good idea to interlink all of your sites. Another idea is to link all of them back to one hub that has links to all the other pages plus link all your sites with similar themes together.

    As well as links to your own site also link to some authority sites. That has also been shown to boost your own ranking.
     
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  7. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    But with everything interlinked there's the danger that if one set of sites goes down they all go down, sort of like a ship with no watertight compartments.
     
  8. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    @Kid Shaleen

    Are you guessing? I think the only thing that can happen will be that you lose the linkpower of the lost site. But that all other sites drop more than that in the serps I dont think so.

    @All

    Theres a Twin-Thread in White Hat Seo. Probably better use the other one in future so all answers are in one thread... Sorry for trouble... :)
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...e-ses-when-interlinking-all-own-websites.html
     
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  9. aftershock2020

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    That has already been mentioned in the other thread, as well as in the original post that mirrored here. The issue is that this is NOT recommended for people doing illegitimate practices, such as illegal spamming, ad pages or crap sites. Nothing against that stuff but, this is why it is posted over in the ' WHITE HAT SEO ' area, as it is better suited there.

    @ Mod on duty -

    Could you please combine these threads into the white hat seo area, please ?

    Thanks.
     
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  10. wickid12

    wickid12 Regular Member

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    There's no harm in interlinking your own sites but there's no benefit either...