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How many backlinks should a 4 year old site have?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seomadness, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. seomadness

    seomadness Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I'm curious about how many backlinks a 4 year old site should have? I saw a related site that is only 3 years old (not in direct competition with mine) but has 1.8 million backlinks. It is ranked #1 for a keyword I also promote (but I am not focusing on it) and according to websiteoutlook, the site can generate $2000 USD daily with its traffic.

    I'm guessing he used black hat method because that is a lot of backlinks compared to other sites with the same keyword. The site doesn't even look unique from the others either. My site only has 9,000 backlinks but its ranked 1 for some smaller keywords in that very same niche. My website focuses on the smaller keywords only. I wish I could get that much traffic so I can make that much. I'm only making $6/day and my direct competitors for the small keywords are making $30-50/day.

    Their site is newer than mine though by 1-3 years but because they SEO on 2-4 good keywords that I wasn't aware of they are getting 20x more traffic than me. Also my website layout is beautiful/unique (revamped it last year) and my avg pageview per visitor is around 7. Do you think I would be safe from being sandboxed if I blasted 10,000-20,000 a month? How about 100,000 a month? I thinking about spending at least 200 a month with my unemployment check to bring in a decent income from my website.
     
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  2. Kickflip

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    My god. This is just wrong man. And the truth is, there is no correct answer to your question. Just build links and wait and see. I built 50,000 links in 1 month to a brand new website, nothing bad happened.

    If you think all you need is backlinks, why don't you buy xrumer or scrapebox and build them yourself? If you are unemployed you have all day to just read the forums anyways and learn how to build links yourself.
     
  3. seomadness

    seomadness Junior Member

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    Well I go to college 5 days a week and I live with my parents. I also get financial aid. A lot of these programs take a lot of time to learn and also time to execute and perfect it! I didn't mean 200/month on blackhat SEO, maybe half and half on advertising on Facebook or Google.

    Plus, if I increase my earnings to 30-50/day it would be well worth it.
     
  4. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Are you earning through adsense or affiliate programs or something else? Scrapebox does not take a lot of time to learn. Its pretty instant. I just think you have to be careful about what types of seo services you buy because just "buying 10,000" links doesnt mean anything if they are junk links, or don't have anchor text, or will be deleted next week or things like that. But for your original question, you won't be getting any penalty from google if you already rank decently for your keywords. Just start building and building more and more.
     
  5. seomadness

    seomadness Junior Member

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    Through Adsense. Thanks for the advice. I was actually planning to buy scrapeboard but I heard there were bugs. I might scrapebox and scrapeboard in the future. I'll have to learn to use it properly though.
     
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  6. masteraffmarket

    masteraffmarket Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In the voice of Dr. Evil "One Million Backlinks" Dun Dun DUUUUUN!
     
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  7. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    lol that made me jiggle around the house
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Nice to see my tax money is funding the risk-free growth of your business :rolleyes:
     
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  9. likewhoa

    likewhoa Registered Member

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  10. masteraffmarket

    masteraffmarket Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    C'mon Meathead dont be so harsh lol...

    You dont even know if he's in your state.

    But seriously the worst place to try and start a business is
    when you are in a state of desperation.

    Dude get yourself a job first and then come back to IM
    I tell you this out of experience