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How powerful is pdf sharing as backlink source?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Lordsenf, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Lordsenf

    Lordsenf Senior Member

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    I've read a little bit at this place about pdf sharing on pages like scribd as a backlink source. What I am wondering about is, is it really that underrated?

    So I used a bunch of techniques posted in the forum like:

    1. write a promo article with your keyword and a link to your moneysite
    2. save the article with office as a pdf
    2. submit the pdf to different pdf sharing sites
    3. get backlinks to your pdf document on these sharing sites (like with AMR and auto approve article directorys)
     
  2. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    One document moved a customer of mine from page 3 to page one for a local keyword. He is in the lawn care business in a large city
     
  3. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Never thought about it tbh but it makes sense since pdf's are fully understanded by Google. Will give it a go as well.
     
  4. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    Make sure that your pdf file preserves your link. Different programs may not keep the link live. I use Adobe Acrobat Standard and it does, but it was already on my work pc.
     
  5. keytenx

    keytenx Supreme Member

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    i have been using document sharing for quite a while now and i guess it helps. try make a powerpoint with your article too and submit it on powerpoint submission sites. don't forget to include your URL on each slide.
     
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    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is VERY interesting. Any of you have done this before and have more tips on exactly how to start out with this???

    - How do you use unique content since you can't spin .pdf's

    - What are the rules to follow for .pdf content

    - What are some sites for submission
     
  7. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    I guess standard article rules should apply here. If you have a spinnable article you could just manualy create a few spins (if you don't have a software that can do it get my free software article tools @bottopia.com)
     
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    keytenx Supreme Member

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    Well this are some of the sites where i usually dropped my documents:

    Powerpoint:
    Code:
    http://www.scribd.com/ -PR 8
    http://slidesix.com/ -PR 5
    http://www.authorstream.com -PR 6
    http://www.empressr.com/ -PR 5
    http://www.myplick.com/ -PR 5
    PDF:
    Code:
    http://issuu.com/ -PR 8
    http://www.wepapers.com/ -PR 5
    http://www.edocr.com/ -PR 5
    http://en.calameo.com/ -PR 5
    http://www.docstoc.com/ -PR 6
    PDF and Powerpoint:
    Code:
    http://www.slideshare.com/ -PR 8
    Hope this helps... :)
     
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  9. Lordsenf

    Lordsenf Senior Member

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    I'm using simply Office Words with the "Save as PDF addin"

    Latley on Scribd I noticed the PDF link is marked as nofollow (I don't give a sh** on nofollow) but just saying
     
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  10. Lordsenf

    Lordsenf Senior Member

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    Her's a list for PDF and Powerpoint sharing

    View attachment pdf sharing.txt
    View attachment ppt sharing.txt

    Since I'm a new member here the virustotal reports (don't forget to replace the xxx)

    virustotal.xxx/file-scan/report.html?id=5ec7979542baff7604fb7328abc5700e7fa0e18125c57e8c365c6191893e59f1-1319892756

    virustotal.xxx/file-scan/report.html?id=f10db7b57b4f8b86b9914abd0bb793d4682a80be82fe5c77ae56884610c3837b-1319892609
     
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  11. scopezero

    scopezero Regular Member

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    thanks for the lkist mate , just downloadede and it has a nice list for PDF
    thanks again
     
  12. Lordsenf

    Lordsenf Senior Member

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    Your welcome buddy
     
  13. Lordsenf

    Lordsenf Senior Member

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    No need to make a tool for that - because there already is, just use the search function, I forgot the name
     
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    Reyone Elite Member

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    Is not this like one of the very basics of SEO? Link diversification? PDFs, Slides, and whatever the fuck you can get...
    Every link coming from a different platform will help, as the better diversification will always help to enhance your link profile.
     
  15. Lordsenf

    Lordsenf Senior Member

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    As you can see this thread is over a year old when it wasn't that basic - now it should be part of a well formed diversified link profile (but think you always need a diversified link profile is BS - you just need to check with what links your competition is on spot 1 and what links are working and get them and add a little bit own flavor - saying to get "the fuck you can" is not very true) because what most people don't realize telling all day "you only need a diversified link profile" is that website gather links natural have most of the times a non-diversified link profile let's take for example a Meme site - they got 98% of the links from Facebook ...I maybe will write a thread about this but as for now keep in mind diversification is not always the "magic" word.