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Does Buying Links Work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ejrussell, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. ejrussell

    ejrussell Regular Member

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    Does Buying Links Work?
     
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    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    You mean for example buying a PR4 do-follow backlink ?
    If so, yes.

    Few months ago, I bought a PR7 do-follow backlink for a recent website (less than 1 year old), and after the next PR update, my website got a PR3. I was surprised !
    And after the next PR update, my website down to PR1...

    Beny
     
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    pokerjk Senior Member

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    I wish you would write a broader question.....
     
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    WCO12 Junior Member

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    Did you still have the link from the PR7 site active when your site dropped to PR1? (and was the PR7 site still PR7?)

    I'm mostly curious if they recalculate PR from scratch every time or if there is some residual PR that you can maintain simply from having previously had high PR.
     
  5. kokoloko75

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    No, I don't have the link anymore and don't remember the price of the backlink...
    The website kept his PR7 when I down to 1.

    Beny
     
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    If you don't get caught, yes. If Google catches you buying links, your site gets de-indexed.
     
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    I wish you could keep your opinion to yourself
     
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    ejrussell Regular Member

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    Was there alot of outgoing links on that page. I always wondered why a pr7 doesnt make the pages that it points to pr6 under the old pagerank system originally published by brin and page, there was a dampening factor which left 85 percent of the link juice to be split among the outgoing links. This would at least yield a pagerank 5 unless there were literally millions of outgoing links on the page.
     
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    Yes, buying links does work and sites that a lot of people think only do white hat link building actually try to stay under the radar and just build occasional paid links.

    To me a paid link is not something you would buy after a page already has been indexed and cached several times and has toolbar pagerank, that link has a higher chance of becoming devalued.

    A paid link that works well could be someone approaching a techcrunch.com writer to write a review and include your link from the very beginning.

    Buying obvious paid link are not going to fool google.