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Exactly how WORTHLESS is a High PR *NO ANCHOR* backlink?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by krzysiekz, May 14, 2011.

  1. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've got a question, and I am pretty sure I already know the answer... but I'm going to ask it here in case I am wrong.

    Let's say that hypothetically, you could get some backlinks from High PR moderated blogs.. so to dumb it down, let's assume you go onto High PR moderator blogs and leave a relevant-to-the-topic comment, and then your comment gets approved.

    For the purpose of this thread, you can make lets say something like 100 to 500 of these comments per day and get most/all of them to stick (we are assuming admin will check them all).

    So, how worthless (or worthy) are High PR links with no anchor. Let's say most of the PR's of these moderated blogs is PR2 or higher and they are *moderated* so the OBL count probably would not be too high.

    Would these links be completely useless? I mean, I know 'anchor' is needed and I would be aiming to have anchor text in there, but let's assume that the admins would give a 0% approval rate for any comments with an anchor in the name field (I hope this is not the case), but if it is ... what are these comments worth?

    Hope I didn't confuse anyone too much!

    Let's see what we get here... :)
     
  2. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    No input? Come on guys, any thoughts!?
     
  3. jlei523

    jlei523 Regular Member

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    I am not sure but I think it boosts your home page overall and your site overall.
     
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  4. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    Some times it pays to box clever when considering anchors. For example SEO Seattle will likely not get approved whereas a simple Seattle would. Not as much value as the full anchor but you are getting at least one KW in there.

    Fine if you are using your place as a KW. If you are not then think out of the box change your kw's about until you can get combinations that stick. Any link with part of an anchor or a kw in it is going to have value.
     
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    vipey Registered Member

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    relevance is and allways will be more important than pagerank
     
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  6. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hi guys, thanks for the replies!

    Well, I definitely do agree with the anchor would be better than without the anchor. PageRank would flow probably regardless, however the main focus would also be for the rankings.

    I am currently working on a service I plan to offer that I am / we are still grappling with, in terms of getting comments to stick on moderated blogs. Have not yet tested it, but I am hoping that if the comment is relevant enough to the topic the admin might accept it, even if the keyword is present in the name field.

    Does anyone have any experience with manual blog comments where the admin actually allows the keyword, provided comment is good?
     
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    Links with your brandname are more important than anchor keyword links. You should go for 75% with your brandname/pure URL and only 25% anchor links. Know these sites whose rankings are overall good? Thats how they do it.
     
  8. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    If it is a well maintained on topic and relevant blog with decent PR then it sometimes pays to 'contribute' a little. Put us a decent reply to a blog posting and place your url with a non anchor (place name or something), rinse and repeat. Could be you build a rapport with the blog owner who sees you are a quality contributor. Then he/she is much more likely to pass a good anchor and comment with lots of juicy keywords in it.

    Has worked for me in the past.