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How helpful are splog links? *example*

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by turdface, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Have a look at this blog. It's pretty obvious what is going on: Some dude registered that site and then post spun articles with keyword anchortext back to the sites he wants to promote.

    How effective is this, and I ask because:

    1) lots of outgoing links (each one gets less linkjuice as a result)

    2) spun content = garbage, (yet still relevant as far as search engine keyword algorithms go)

    How effective is this from an SEO perspective compared to high quality content and fewer links?

    here's the site:

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    http://www.threetotango.com/
     
  2. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    It is very effective.
     
  3. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Compare and contrast against non-spun websites that aren't obvious splogs.
     
  4. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    bump?
     
  5. Lecca

    Lecca Junior Member

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    It's effective. And that's all I have to say.
     
  6. LBrown

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    He didn't just take some random domain to put his splog on. He put it on a domain from 2000 that is a PR2, meaning it has some trust with Google. As others have said, this is very effective... except with this particularly splog, it looks like the whole thing was deindexed or not yet indexed for the current content... which is not quite so effective.

    Since it's deindexed, how did you find it?
     
  7. Lecca

    Lecca Junior Member

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    It's indexed :rolleyes:
     
  8. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Is there a difference in linkjuice between links from spun blogs (like the one I posted here) and links from unique content?

    Part 2 of question: Does more links on a site give less link juice per link? So in other words, if the owner of that blog were to sell links in spun articles to 5 more people, would each person total get less linkjuice than if there were only 2 articles/links on that blog?
     
  9. Autumn

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    Bear in mind that G has enormous difficulty determining spun / generated from content from "real" content. If the generated content is at least somewhat readable or grammatically correct in some parts, it will fly. Long lists of keyword lists will rank well in some instances. I have spun gibberish ranking top 10 for tons of stuff. It's a whitehat myth that there is a ranking advantage in text making sense.

    G can't determine whether text makes sense or not; all they can do is apply mathematical transformations to the grammar present to see whether it's roughly correct or not, figure out the keyword densities etc and various other statistical text processing. The spinning on that particular blog is very readable (although it doesn't make much sense).

    So, links from splogs work fine as long as the splog flies under the radar, which is especially easy with aged domains that you buy or trusted blog hosts.

    Basically your splogs are just another layer in your tiers that you can point at your money sites (or other parts of your linking plan), and backlink in turn from other stuff. Splogs are something that should be in everyone's arsenal but they're just another tool, they're not the be-all and end-all of link building.

    Now obviously a contextual link from a real, high impact blog is going to be more effective than some shitty splog link, but a) it takes a lot more time to get that real link and to make the content and b) a lot of that added impact comes from off page factors (such as a real, popular blog having greater, more diverse and more recent link growth than a shitty splog and having more juice to pass on).
     
  10. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    Yeah the only problem you'll run into with crappy content like that is possibly a high bounce rate.
     
  11. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    V/ effective!!!

    The format is:

    Buy PR 1+ Domain
    Feed content from EzineArticles through TBS to WP blog
    Drop anchor text links in content

    This is great for ageing and improving value of domains!

    PS Don't call out other peoples sites!

    -aReJay
     
  12. Autumn

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    Very true but not really an issue for the splog scenario where the splog isn't designed to rank - it's just some relevant content that acts as a link donor.

    I don't actually find that bounce rate is such a huge issue in the long tail serps that I like to play in. Also pretty much everything I build these days is cloaked and the surfers like to click on the pretty ads I show them, so I assume my bounce rate would appear pretty low in G's eyes.
     
  13. Iblink

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    Hi,

    Where we can find this kind of service for sale?

    Is here any member offering this?


    Thank you.