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Does linking to authority sites and same niche content still work?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by hedgy73, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. hedgy73

    hedgy73 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Hi, just wondering if linking to niche relevant authority website pages and same niche web content from your website still works?
     
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    1ksao Regular Member

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    I may be wrong, but I don't think this does anything for you. It's certainly a good thing to link to authority sites but I doubt it does anything for your rankings.
     
  3. hedgy73

    hedgy73 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Ok thanks was just wondering I'm sure it used to be beneficial.
     
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    watsonovedades Senior Member

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    I always link to authorirt fly under the google's radar . if you add more links , content, images and videos it looks like its written for people and not for SEO porpuses
     
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  5. Blackmetrics

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    Yes it still work's, Search engine loves authority site and relevency. Fresh content with niche relevency always works in rank improvement.
     
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    gogreen Power Member

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    It helps, but not a important factor for ranking web pages.
     
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    Jabbawikky Newbie

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    I often link to authority sites in my niche when my site is brand new. After all, my new site has no ranking and it informs G that I am playing in that space and what have I got to lose.
    Once it starts ranking you can remove those links or do what I do which is leave the text but remove the hyperlink.
     
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    dnelson197 BANNED BANNED

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    On Bing/Yahoo yes Google not so much.
     
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  9. Whiskee

    Whiskee Newbie

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    I always link to relevant authority websites in the niche because that adds value to the page and I'm pretty sure Google takes that into consideration when parsing fresh domains, it certainly doesn't have a negative effect (unless you are linking to your money competition or spamming them everywhere).
     
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  10. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah, there is no proof that it will work for SEO, But yeah linking to authority sites is good thing. I normally link to wikipedia.
     
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    jacobhagberg Registered Member

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    It can help Google tell what a page is about based on relevance. But you might also consider Schema and GWMT Data Highlighter.
     
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