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Getting links from local businesses

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MrBeastsOnToast, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    (Mods: I somehow closed the other thread and don't know how to open it - please delete the other one)

    I have a way of getting one way links from local businesses websites. Some of these will be in contextual content, others will be on a "links" page with between 5 - 20 other links.

    All of these sites are very niche related.

    But they are not "high quality" sites. They are local businesses that usually have a few decent links from professional certification bodies and directories (again niche relelvent) but they are low power. They are not spammed or have any shady black hat stuff going on.

    - Are these links going to be good or bad for my site? They would be pointing to a page in the same niche. As i said they are very relevent links, and very clean sites, just low power.

    Would too many of these links be a problem? It is not the only linking i am doing to the site - but i could potentially get hundreds of them if i scaled the method.
     
  2. tony_d

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    In my opinion, links from established sites that belong to real businesses in your niche are absolutely golden.
    It doesn't matter if they don't appear to have good stats - the relevancy factor is through the roof, and they are trusted as being 'genuine' businesses.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Is your goal to rank locally or globally? If you're planning on ranking locally, then those local business links pointing to your local business in the same area provides more validation that the local business does indeed exist and may help your local rankings (assuming your build citations, have a great on-page SEO strategy, etcetera).

    If you're planning on ranking globally, then based on your description, it shouldn't hurt to try.
     
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  4. MrBeastsOnToast

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    Globally, will post results back after.
     
  5. Devil Rider

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    Local businesses often face the biggest challenge to building a relevant, local link network
     
  6. PHPInjected

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    Essentially, if you have the means to get 100's of these local links, then you've got the golden ticket - so to speak. They will benefit your site in the same way a good PBN would benefit you.
     
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  7. MrBeastsOnToast

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    Sounds encouraging. Im pressing ahead with it will post results
     
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    I'm interested to see what results come back. Keep us posted.
     
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    you can use it as your PBN
     
  10. MrBeastsOnToast

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    Update: I have approx 150 of these links pointing to the page now. Page is currently noindexed for other reasons i'm not going to go into. Waiting a month or so before indexing the content.
     
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    That's good, but how's the toast, though?