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Is Sharing Lists of EDU/Profile/Blog Comment Backlink URLs a Good Idea?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by nat.soft, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. nat.soft

    nat.soft Junior Member

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    It seems not.

    One of my biggest time-wasters is going through all the dead and inactive sites that are given in such lists like "20 PR4-8 auto-approved edu sites" etc.

    Sharing such lists of links will do no good to you and no good to us. Because the sites will be flooded with spam soon and you will lose your own backlinks as well.

    So, think twice before sharing the next list.
     
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  2. OdinSeo

    OdinSeo Junior Member

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    Rule of thumb: do not dig on list which is 1 week old.
     
  3. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Never share a list. It's the old adage - give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Give him the tools to catch his own fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime.

    I share the method, not the exact details.

    Further, if you share a list on this forum, you'll piss off the guys who have independently discovered those sites - as they'll now be inundated with new spam and their leads will be open to follow.

    Posting lists of spam sites here is a way to be popular with the newbies and unpopular with the established members.
     
  4. entri3

    entri3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    sharing is caring, but not lists:))
     
  5. TheTRUTH

    TheTRUTH Regular Member

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    I think the mods should ban list sharing.Great example, about 2 weeks ago a PR6 link was posted, within a few days the site owners noticed all the spam and wiped the site clean, and the few smart spammers lsot their good links.

    It benefits no one.
     
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  6. nat.soft

    nat.soft Junior Member

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    Exactly that was what I was trying to say. Not only the list will be no good for the new people who post comments on them but also the ones who previously posted their comments will lose their backlinks.
     
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    TheTRUTH Regular Member

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    Yup. and somebody like me will follow and steal all your good backlinks
     
  8. selacravio

    selacravio Newbie

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    So.. anyone have some ideas of finding these d o f o l l o w .edu .gov and sites in niches? I've tried commenthunt and looking on my own and everything I've found that way was nofollow. At least with the lists people have shared here, I was able to get a few good links up. It was funny seeing other IMer's accounts on all the same forums though. So who is music4clicks? Or Magellan?
     
  9. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Who cares if it's no follow. A link is a link!
     
  10. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    ssshhhhh - say that too loud and they'll stop posting lists.
     
  11. selacravio

    selacravio Newbie

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    Yeah, I'm poaching my competitors BLs too. And they do say that n o f o l l o w are still good, if possibly less so than d o f o llow.

    Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but if Google invented an HTML property with the express purpose of preventing people from manually boosting their own rank in SERPs, and I want to get high in those same SERPs, then it seems odd and unlikely that they would place no weight on their own invention. Matt Cutts is not to be trusted.
     
  12. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    The moment anyone shares any link around here, it gets inundated with pure junk spam.

    I will admit that I do use the links posted around here to find other people's backlinks and mine the autoapprove blogs, but it wouldn't hurt my feelings if the sharing of lists was stopped by the mods.
     
  13. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Thing is, most spammers don't know what they are doing, and don't know how to find do-follow sources.

    Nofollow links are applied to user generated content. Google doesnt want its results manipulated in this way - it prefers to trust editorially approved links i.e. do-follow links. A possible exception is wikipedia, as Google knows that the site is strictly moderated.