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do ads hurt ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by icosane, May 11, 2011.

  1. icosane

    icosane Newbie

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    I remember reading somewhere that you shouldn't put ads on your site right away while you're first getting indexed and building backlinks, that you should wait until your rank is good before placing the ads on the site.

    Is there any truth to this? I haven't seen anyone say that lately & I tried to search the forums but nearly every post has "ads" and "ranking" in them. Thanks.
     
  2. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Would like to know as well. I heard not to add ads (Adsense) until a month after domain creation to build authority with Google. Can't confirm if this is true or if someone just made it up.
     
  3. Senri

    Senri Newbie

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    yeah i'm curious about this. Then again i don't think so as long as you are able to remove them, no?
     
  4. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Putting ads right from the start has always helped me with indexing which then takes just 2 or 3 days. The pages have to be loaded in the owner's browser 2-3 times a day to trigger the media bot often enough. It then drags the actual crawler after itself. BUT it really has to be unique content (either that or skillfully rewritten old stuff). As to the size, I've had same success with 20 pages and with 50 pages.

    Then the whole linking effort is counted without diluting in the second part of the process only, which is climbing the serps. It is the set&forget strategy for useful sites that I use most of the time since the initial backlinking combined with the newbie position bonus for new domains shoots the site to page 1, it gets noticed, people like the content and start interlinking which keeps the process going without a need for more blasts months later.

    This goes on until and if some competitor comes around in which case low level blasts are needed to prevent him from beating you in the amount of BLs in the first place and his will be crappy and yours are good. Usually they go away discouraged pretty soon.