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How do white/greyhat members build diversity?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Jack Torrance, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Jack Torrance

    Jack Torrance Power Member

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    How do white/greyhat members build diversity into their link profiles?

    I've built some phrase anchors on powerful sites (for example "See more *exact keyword* here), now I desperately need to water down the anchor text ratios and diversify the profile without anything looking dodgy.

    Right now I've been using forum links and not much else. I set up a Web 2.0 but I think it might look suspicious if they're all created after my site went live.

    My anchors right now are 50% phrase containing the exact keyword with 50% plain URL.
     
  2. thenwhat

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    Lessen the exact match phrase, use your brand name, long tail keywords, "click here"
     
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    Seems to me you really don't have to load up on the exact match anchor text. I know I have done more generic/rawurl/brand anchor building in the last year or so than ever before, and assuming the site is well optimized, Google seems to understand where I want to be put. Not to say I don't build any kw anchors, but I am extremely mindful of my % kw anchors vs the rest.
     
  4. Jack Torrance

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    Good info. How exactly do you go about diversifying, which platforms do you use? I'll go for generics and brand from now on but I still need to sort out the current anchor density issue.

    Right now I'm using forums, web 2.0s and real sites only. I've stayed away from profile links etc as it looks dodgy.

    Also any advice for securing links on lower tier sites? All my links are from strong properties which looks really unnatural.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would listen to this advice. If you want to build natural-looking links, you'll want the anchor text to look like something the average user would create such as:


    • Yourwebsitename
    • Click here
    • Check this out
     
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  6. Jack Torrance

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    Yep but I already have exact anchors now, so I'm asking how I can create a bunch of non-spammy (i.e. no profile links) yet economical links to balance this out.

    Right now I have too many exact anchors, too many high authority links, and too many forum links.
     
  7. Silverbak

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    Blog post on real authority blogs with a couple paragraphs of a well written response to the topic - I sometimes go over 500 words on these - secondary benefit of actually driving traffic as well.

    High quality press releases (about $100) through a service that hits all of the real PR sites - I've had good luck with PauloPaulo in the market (one of the few services I would actually recommend). Use branded and/or naked URL only. Very quick way and fairly non-spammy way diluting exact anchors.
     
  8. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, you can always try contacting the webmasters of a relevant website directly (these can be newer websites or authority websites), telling them how much you like their content, and then telling them about your website (do not ask for the link, just tell them about your website). If they like your content, they may link back to it like they naturally would have if they had just stumbled upon your website.

    The other option is to contact the webmasters that have some of the dubious-looking inbound links and kindly asking them to remove the links.

    Additionally, you could always wait for the links to "balance" themselves out, although this could take a while.
     
  9. Wyzard

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    If it's me, I'll go for what Zwielicht said above as it sounds more practical too.