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Does Google notice the spikes of increases in backlinks when purchasing links not drip-fed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Dheeeeeeeeeeeee, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Dheeeeeeeeeeeee

    Dheeeeeeeeeeeee Newbie

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    I have seen that with the various backlink checking web sites, that it is clearly visible when someone buys 25, or 1000, backlinks. It doesn't make sense. They have maybe one backlinks being added a week, then one day with exactly 25 or precisely 500.

    Very odd.

    This MUST be 'black hat' backlinking. How does the big 'G' view this in terms of banishment, etc.? Would that alone flag an alarm with consequent negative reaction toward a web site?

    Or is it OK?

    I have seen major web sites that seem to have done this. No penalty, apparently. And it was loads of backlinks, sometimed as many as 10,000 or 15,000 at a time. It looked more like a chart depicting sales of equities. There go 15,000 shares....now another whopping 1000,000....wow!!!

    So do these CLEARLY statistically-improbable spikes to discrete base-ten values imply fraud?? Looking by eye, it does to me!


    So the question is: Are backlinks, even cheap no-follows or social, blog comments, etc., dangerous to add all at once, on one day?

    Or does this look to G like something interesting happened, a new article published maybe, something that made people interested that day? Or is it not that dumb.

    To me, it looks unnatural. I can't imagine machines would not be able to find far more subtle irregularities, let alone something like this.

    So the Q is: Are any/all backlinking services where one receives more than one link, bad if not done (drip-fed is the term I've seen people use) over time????
     
  2. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    If you mean to ask if link velocity is a factor, then yes.. it is.
    That being said, Google's focus is more on "link quality" factor nowdays to reward/punish sites.
     
  3. SERPkiller

    SERPkiller Junior Member

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    I don't think that the amount of backlinks can make a difference, but the speed in which you get them, could.
     
  4. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    It's highly unlikely that the majority of the 10-15K backlinks built in a single day are going to be of "Google quality" for lack of a better term.
     
  5. SEO Power

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    Yeah, Google notices and penalises sites that get such link spikes by placing them in the sandbox depending on the types of links being discovered. Big brands get away with this, though, even with their new sister sites. Sites don't seem to get punished for getting hundreds or thousands of nofollow links; they only get punished for do-follow links.
     
  6. SabinBarc

    SabinBarc Newbie

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    if I place 100k comments (obv mostly nofollow) to a new site site your won't say this will result in a penalty?
     
  7. affarmy

    affarmy Regular Member

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    Got a test to prove it? I've never seen link velocity hurt an established site. Not saying it CAN'T..but never experienced it.
     
  8. redmarauder

    redmarauder Junior Member

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    If the site is an authority site, having thousands of backlinks would not hurt it. Google knows sites like facebook, twitter, etc get a lot of backlinks per day. However if it's a brand new site, thousands of links in a day will surely kill the site.