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How long until you are the authoiry? Can you lose it all?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by c0rrup, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. c0rrup

    c0rrup Regular Member

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    So me and a buddy recently were talking about how long until you are the authority in the niche and what happens if you lose all your backlinks? You still are P7 and a authority site, and have all the reputation you built for the past 6 years....now just because all your backlinks are gone does that mean you would lose all your authority?

    What do you think?
     
  2. fiverose

    fiverose Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What do you mean by authority here?

    Technically with no backlinks you should see a drop in rankings... But Google is smart in detecting visitor behavior on the website.. So they may still serve you the rankings.. Search for "SMX Advanced: Andy Atkins-Kruger Talks International SEO and Yandex - Whiteboard Friday" and check the Seomoz video.. You may get some answer there!
     
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    PirateHackz Newbie

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    With no backlinks you would lose your PR at the next update. And it's unlikely you really were an authority site in the first place...but I suppose it's possible. In any case if you were a real authority site you are still an authority site. Authority depends on the accuracy and mastery of the content, not on where Google decides to rank it.
     
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    alex-19841 Regular Member

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    You can also drop your site and lose authority with building bunch of spammy backlinks.
     
  6. audioguy

    audioguy Power Member

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    What you refer to as authority is from Google's standpoint. For this reason, backlinks are very important. If you lose it, you lose the rankings.

    But not necessarily your business. If you build your list, your brand, etc. your audience will still see you as the authority. They still listen to you, buy what you recommend, etc. They still come back to you if you have a forum. They still attend your event if you grow strong community there.
     
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    usually you will still have a bunch of organic links, loosing all links if the site is really an authority is not possible imho.
    Take care,
    D.