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Do reappearing links still hold their weight

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rankjuice, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    I have a PBN of around 200 sites that I have built up over the past year and they have been truly abused. I have ranked many sites with them but only ever used normal blog posts on them (no permanent homepage links)

    As the old links roll off the frontpage, the rankings have slowly declined (obviously).

    I would say that many of the sites that have homepage links, are failed projects. Either they just wont rank or they are ranked and the niche is not popular any more or non profitable.

    Over the past few days, I have slowly began to sticky the profitable niches to the front page in order to get back the rankings they use to have.

    So my question is..

    Will these homepage links still hold the same weight as they did first time around? should I expect a boost in rankings?
     
  2. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    any ideas anyone?
     
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    tony_d Elite Member

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    Not sure about that context, but, let me tell you this: I'm of the view that 'disappearing' links don't actually lead to drops in rankings anyway...

    I'd be looking for other possible causes of your slow slip in rankings - such as bounce rate, perhaps, and other user experience factors.
     
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    tony_d Elite Member

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    Thanks for spamming your post count up, but it's all gone to waste now - I've reported your accounts.
     
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    myopic1 Regular Member

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    I commented in a thread where you made a similar point a number of months ago. I mentioned I had a client who felt his rankings were sufficiently strong, they would stay that way and that he could discontinue my service but only after allowing me to do an extra months unpaid work (in breach of contract - but not worth pursuing) which I took exception to, the guy was ironically so myopic that he couldn't see that his £6k a month site could have been £20k in another 6 months...anyway after removing his entire ranking power, his site, well it must be nearly a year later remains ranked exactly the same (top for a number of terms) and has even increased for some terms! Google's algorithm truly is an enigma.
     
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    tony_d Elite Member

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    Yup... no shortage of examples of this in my own work too.
     
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    Chanchi Newbie

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    I confirm. I had a similar experience
     
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    Quite! Sometimes people get too busy hating Rand that they don't pay attention to the stuff he does - much of which is, in my mind, quite useful research.
     
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  10. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    thanks for the feedback guys. This is kind of a strange one....

    Most of the sites that I have re-linked to have had some positive movement today. All of these sites have held the exact same rankings for the past few weeks and not had any link building to them in months

    However, In line with what you guys are saying, I have three sites that I used sape and other rented links on, that ranked on first page (top 5). I stopped paying for these links around 6 months ago as I was not seeing a good ROI and never seen a drop in rankings after the links were deleted

    Think I may create a few test sites and check how long links will continue to power the sites after they are deleted. Think it would make a good case study