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Is Forum Back-Linking Bad? My Test And Report

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Brainiac101, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Brainiac101

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    So, In April of 2013 I decided to test a theory that you should not use forum links directly to your money site.

    I bot a fiver gig for 40,000 forum profile links all pointing to the home page of a brand new website.

    The website is properly optimized for One Keyword only. The domain name is exact match for the keyword.

    Natural rank before forum blast was -100

    After the blast, with no other back links built it quickly rose to first page within 2 weeks.

    By week 4 it is Position #1.

    3 months later it is still position #1

    Ahrefs is reporting today almost 12k of these forum links with no other links.

    The search term only receives around 300 searches per month, but it is a very well converting niche. I was scared as hell to do this test, but since the site was brand new I thought it would be a perfect test and to date it has no penalties, nor is webmaster tools showing any warning of unnatural linking.

    Anyone have any thoughts why this has worked out great?
     
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  2. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Looks like you got lucky there bro, try repeating it on 5 domains and see if it was a 1 off. If you get good results, scale that motherfucker uuuuup
     
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    You're really a lucky person, forum links are still good if you done him with proper strategy like:
    1. Forums must be niche relevant
    2. Do quality posts
    3. Add your site link in signature
    if you do quality replies then your website get quality backlinks as well as more organic traffic from another source.
     
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    From my last 6 months exp I think so forum posting is good for now.
     
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    Hi OP thanks for the share, can you please tell me if you used different anchor text on backlinks or just use URL?
     
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    how are you monetizing it?
     
  7. Brainiac101

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    Aboiut half of the links are keyword anchored and the other half are url.
     
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    Private affiliate program for service. Paid per sale.
     
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    So, forum profile links are still working in ranking
     
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    Can you let us know what fiver gig did you purchase? There are quite a lot of them and its just a pain to go through them one by one. Thanks
     
  11. Brainiac101

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    In this instance I believe it helped.
     
  12. Brainiac101

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    PM sent
     
  13. monkid

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    Thanks man for sharing your experiment with this community.

    +rep added :)
     
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    Thanks man. Appreciate it.
     
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    Nice test. Rep added.

    Can you share that fiverr gig?
     
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