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Hiring someone to build one link per week - would that be a good SEO tactic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fish2012, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. fish2012

    fish2012 Newbie

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    I know someone is considering to pay someone to build one quality link per week to their website.
    Would you consider this to be a good SEO tactic?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Great question fish2012,

    This would be effective for not leaving a footprint when link building because it would appear that links are originating in a natural way. One link per week seems kind of slow but if they are high PR links that would make more sense. For instance if it was one link from we website with PR2 every week, I would say its probably not worth the time. If its one link from a PR7 website every week, go for it.


    Also make sure that the people your friend is hiring know what to do or that he shows them what to do. There are people out there doing it wrong.

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/an-open-letter-from-a-frustrated-outsourced-link-building-author


    Heres some tips on finding someone to do this,

    http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/outsource-link-building-like-a-small-seo-company

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  3. Josh Jocky

    Josh Jocky Registered Member

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    One link per week is not good enough.. of course, if it is from high authority and high PR site, it will be much worth.
     
  4. procam

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    You'd be better off doing something like a Press Release if your site has good content it should build links naturally for you. High PR site owners will link to the release or post the release on there sites.

    Don't over think or complicate things :) Good luck!
     
  5. ber789

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    That may work if the press release is really good or is actually newsworthy but otherwise you will quickly reach a point of diminishing returns. My questions is why limit to 1 link per week? Why not instead task the person with sending 100+ targeted link requests per week with personal messages.

    White hat link building is tough and it takes someone who is persistant and organized to do it effectively. Good luck!
     
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    Diminishing returns? It cost $25 tops to hit Google News with a "decent" story. I never lost money doing a PR but I do understand what you mean..

     
  7. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    You have to mix it up.

    Lots of low quality links along with high quality links.

    If you just do PR9, 8,... then it will leave a huge footprint.
     
  8. ryan-isra

    ryan-isra Junior Member

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    That would be great strategy if you get a backlink from authority sites every week.

    My own method is making d0-follow comments every week manually, only from "related-niche" sites, apart from my other 'paid backlinks' strategy.
     
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    tristangemus Regular Member

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    You have the right idea, but 1 is not enough. Maybe start slow (5-10 weekly) and work your way up to about 50 per week depending on your website size (authority, micro, etc). Make it look natural. Jumping from 0 per week to 50 per week is kind of obvious.
     
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    1. Actual Domain PR
    2. Real PR
    3. Need some little diversification using other painless tactics.
     
  11. blackhacik

    blackhacik Junior Member

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    one link for week? I think need some more links for naturals and diversification.
     
  12. soundsdelicious

    soundsdelicious Junior Member

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    No, one link per week is not a good SEO tactic.
    One link per week is barely any SEO.

    Big corporations don't need to start with 1 link per week. They have a large amount come in on a daily basis. A very diverse link structure covering every platform you can think of. The key is frequency. Find an amount you can build up (what you can afford), MAINTAIN it, and increase from here.

    If you want a good SEO strategy, find someone or learn how to find relevant blogs, post spun and relevant comments to them, build Web 2.0 sites, build up second tier with social bookmarks and wiki links, ask for guest spots on blogs, release articles, put out press releases, be active on social networks. <-This is an SEO tactic. What you're proposing is the absolute bare minimum.
     
  13. TheLinkGuy

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    One "good" link per link isn't really aiming that high and isn't a good strategy.
    The thing is that you don't need 100% amazing backlinks, that doesn't look natrual and will likely trigger a penalty.
    People think that they need all of these high PR links ONLY, which couldn't be further from the truth.
    If your link profile comprised lik that don't be surprised if your rankings dont last. The real key should be to have diversified links, both high and low PR.
    I would not implement this strategy as its far too "generic"