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Do you need to keep building backlinks even when you reached #1?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zerofoxtrot, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    Title says it all, do you still need to build backlinks after you reached #1 spot? So you can stay legit under Google's eyes?
     
  2. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would and i do. There are others just behind you trying to do the exact same thing and they wont stop till they rank #1 so keep going.
     
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  3. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

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    Yes , If the keyword is profitable and you have a lot of competition keep building back links . But if it's a low comp. long tail keyword that's not profitable , your time is probably better spent building back links some where else .
     
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  4. socialmediahopper

    socialmediahopper Regular Member

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    Well don't know, but i do :)
     
  5. twentytwo

    twentytwo Registered Member

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    Yes, keep building them!

    But dont go overboard with it, keep it natural. Make sure they are different and smiler to the niche.
     
  6. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You should never stop building them. Even if you've been at #1 for 10 years.
     
  7. ilcarnefice

    ilcarnefice Junior Member

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    Always build backlinks no matter what position you are in. Over time links expire, they can lose page rank or a heap of other issues. Most links aren't forever and you will almost always have competitors so always build build build. Stability and longevity are the key to success.
     
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    Enklave Senior Member

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    It's like a race without end. You must still running even if you first, because others behind you runs still as well. Maybe one day your site will be so authoritative than noone can beat you :)
     
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    contentcouch Power Member

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    Of course you should. But, I think not as aggressive as you did earlier. It's the best chance for you to experiment though. Only if the keyword is mid or lower competitive.
     
  10. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    If you want your site to maintain its position, you still need to continue backlinking. If Google sees your site on top for all the hard work, and then no more off page links are built, it's going to know that all the previous backlinks were artificial and will make your site look unnatural.
     
  11. ChrisDouthit

    ChrisDouthit Registered Member

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    You should always be building backlinks or at least take some time now and then to do it. Trust me there is always someone who wants your spot and they are working on knocking you out.
     
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    aStroke Regular Member

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    Only if you wanna stay there.
     
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    josborn123 Newbie

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    yes you do. Keep a steady stream and slightly increase over time.
     
  14. beauxesprits

    beauxesprits BANNED BANNED

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    I do it.... maintenance is also a very important factor, so you need to build links to stay on top.
     
  15. ugjunk

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    Yes, if the competition is intense then a continuous backlinks are required.
     
  16. SirKonstantine

    SirKonstantine Junior Member

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    depends on the niche.
     
  17. IamBlackhatter

    IamBlackhatter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Based on your competition but it is better to limit your backlinks and start adding some new contents to stay there at #1
     
  18. imyself

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    Yes you should. I stopped building backlinks once and my site dropped from first page ranking.
     
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    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    No.

    Once you reach #1, you let it be.
     
  20. goliard

    goliard Registered Member

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    It certainly depend on the niche, but it should appear more natural to G to continue building backlinks and not only that. Try to add more fresh and qualitative content to your site.