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If you build relevant links for a keyword, will it help rank your other keywords?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cenkoted, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. cenkoted

    cenkoted Junior Member

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    Lets just say my website has 2 keywords. Cats and Dogs. If I build relevant links about cats, will rank dogs on the serps as well?
     
  2. SmartMan

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    No it won't but it helps to rank more long tail keywords for your main "cats" keyword.
     
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  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's debatable - dont google use associated keywords to determine rank for a particular keyword?

    ive seen lots of niches with sites ranking for high worth terms, and not having the term or any variant mentioned once in their backlink profile.
     
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    BadyBoySEO Regular Member

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    I agree with SmartMan in regards to 'cats' and 'dogs', however other terms you can certainly get some residual effect. Build links for 'How to use x' and 'x review' for instance can have an effect, in my personal experience.
     
  5. cenkoted

    cenkoted Junior Member

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    thanks.

    What if my website is in the trucking niche, and I build backlinks in the transportation niche, would you all say that would be helpful?
     
  6. sudorank

    sudorank Power Member

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    If your site is genuinely about cats and dogs (On Page) then a link for either will help both to rank. This wasn't always the case but since Panda / Penguin and the link diversity issue obtaining lots of similar yet slightly different anchor text is the way to go.

    Ultimately you want to be spreading the love ie: Using lot's of different related anchor texts even things like "click here" and "visit website". Just make your link profile look natural.

    It depends if the links are related to your niche. Say if your website is about Renault Trucks and your links are about toy trucks your gonna have a problem, your site will naturally want to rank anytime someone looks for "toy truck" or more likely "toy Renault truck".

    Using a recent example you can see this in the payday loan niche. Websites that have absolutely nothing to do with payday loans are rankings for that term. All because of anchor texts. I'll bet £20 that all but the strongest hacked sites can't now rank for their main raison d'etre, payday loan anchor texts have consumed them.

    Links have to be roughly related to the theme of the site for them to work nicely. It also looks natural for the manual reviewer too.
     
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  7. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    I could say that your website would be best ranked for the keyword cat. However, since you already lead visitors to the cat page of your website, there are also high chances that your visitors could also view the dog pages.