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Forum and YouTube comment backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by klacid, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. klacid

    klacid Newbie

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    OK guys so I've found some okay keywords, lots of searches... no competition.

    In the top 10 results for these keywords there's ALWAYS a bunch of youtube videos and forum posts on old, non-moderated forums.

    I was thinking, would it be bad practice to stuff my link in there once or twice if it's not a nofollow? Technically my link is now on a #1 result for that keyword, even if it is a forum post. Would it work and is this white hat?

    Sorry if this sounds like gibberish, I'm flat drunk right now

    Cheers m8s
     
  2. patriotnews

    patriotnews Senior Member

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    Manually comment something relevant AND helpful, even if the forum is old, even if it is no-follow. Besides SEO, it might bring traffic just from referrals.
     
  3. 2spoons

    2spoons Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Agree with the above - do it even if it's nofollow but do it responsibly by trying to add value to the page not just spamming a link.

    As for the white hat question - if you're doing it to try and rank your site then strictly speaking it's blackhat,but don't worry yourself about the colour of the hat its a very low risk strategy.
     
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  4. webinaz

    webinaz Power Member

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    Try to be Manual after Hummingbird efforts. Try to be generic and escape the machine ways.
     
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  5. Mahalsingh

    Mahalsingh Regular Member

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    Totally agree with "patriotnews". Go for manual submission, don't manipulate forums. You can get some traffic from there and track that traffic with the help of analytics.

    For the follow/no-follow part, don't worry as u are only using forum platform for generating traffic and backlink profile should be a mix of both follow/nofollow.

    Just do it manually and in limit.

    Hope this helps :thumb:
     
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  6. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Yes it is a good idea. Just as stated above, do not spam as this will lead you to only bigger issues.
     
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  7. klacid

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    OK, thanks a lot brehs. Posting my link to one crappy youtube video has boosted me from like, #239 to #36 lol. When I inspect youtube comment links it says they're not nofollow. Is this possible?

    Cheers
     
  8. Mahalsingh

    Mahalsingh Regular Member

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    klacid, as you earlier stated that keywords have low-to-no competiiton, hence the YouTube link worked well for u. However, you can also scale this up in a very nice way if u want.

    Here is a post from a pro (Leith ) on how to utilize twitter domains to get backlinks that dominate rankings:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...s-advice-inside-15-000-words.html#post8654220

    I think you can experiment this with YouTube, as you only need to find a video and post a link in comment. Just try it in limit and apart from this do some other linkbuilding stuff (that provide do-follow links). Start with some few Social links, then scaleup, observe and share results here. If this works then as stated in the twitter post just RINSE-&-REPEAT :thumb:
     
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  9. whiteblackseo

    whiteblackseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Its fine, no-follow or not provides natural value.
     
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