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Is this considered as spam?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xXAznrulzXx, May 24, 2014.

  1. xXAznrulzXx

    xXAznrulzXx Registered Member

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    Hi there,
    I have an account on a game cheats forum and like 6000 posts on there (Was pretty active). Since I'm slowly building backlinks to my money site (that is related to gaming cheats), I decided to put into my profile the Root domain as my homepage. I checked today the backlink profile and noticed that I suddenly have 150 backlinks from that forum (because of the posts I guess). Is this seen by Google as spam? I actually thought that it's gonna be counted as one backlink only...

    PS: They're no follow
    Thanks!
     
  2. luccha

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    I dont think so. Its not spam as you have mentioned your site into your profile. I think you will be okay with it.
     
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    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    According to Google this could be spam if anchor is stuffed with keywords:


    _ttps://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en
     
  4. johndefoe

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    Nah, if you did this on this one forum only, it can't be considered as spam. It's natural thing to do...
     
  5. xXAznrulzXx

    xXAznrulzXx Registered Member

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    Well, I think the anchor is "visit homepage" or something like that.
     
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    Nope. You should be just fine :)
     
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    To our eyes it ain't, but in google eyes it's a link you have built for yourself so it is against their webmaster guidelines and could be a legitimate reason to spank you.

    Now if your question is : is what I did enought to raise a redflag , the answer is no you are safe :)
     
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    it's natural.
    just keep check on overall anchor text.

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    it's natural.
    just keep check on overall anchor text.

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  10. Techxan

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    Do not listen to this person, they do not know what they are talking about.

    Google has no problem with you building backlinks to promote your business. They have a BIG problem with you building backlinks in an effort to affect the rankings.

    The idea that there are no such things as a legitimate self made backlink is absurd. Google can't even exist without links.

    There is no way a link from your facebook page or any other legitimate form of promotion will ever be considered spamming links.

    It is considered participation in your niche, as long as you are not spamming thousands of them.

    For the record though, I have seen improvements with local businesses when they drop their forum links, when they were using keyword anchors with Do****** links. (which is considered link spam now, especially on a forum signature)

    Since your links are non keyword anchored, no****** you should be fine.
     
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  11. ficfroc

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    Allright, If "ever" you start ranking good and your website starts pulling you money , and then google just runs a random algo update or decides to manually review your website and you get spanked. Then you will go to the google webmaster product forum and the first link a google representative will tell you is that you are not supposed to have these kind of links.

    Now to make things clear, I do not agree with these policies, in fact I've never went whitehat and I always build links a spammy way.
    In fact you can check a recent thread I opened about having a "pure spam" manual action.

    But I would not lie to Op telling him that it is fine to manually build links to yourself. Promoting, participating : Google employees don't give a f**k about it, It is still an unnatural link , and the best they would tell you is that you should nofollow that link.
     
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  12. lalit_burma

    lalit_burma Senior Member

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    If you will follow Google guideline for link building than every single link that
    you build will come under the spam radar.

    Google advocate in getting links not building.

    So stop worrying that much ... if the forum have authority and provide
    great content than you are safe but if forum is crap than this is the
    matter of worry.
     
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  13. Tokarev

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    That's totally natural mate, don't worry.
     
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    I think, Google will not count as a spam, Its Natural. But dont build this type of link hugely.
     
  16. Techxan

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    If what you believe is true, why does Reputation Management work?
     
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    I really don't see any relation between the question of the OP and ORM . Eventually when you'll create some new properties to outrank the bad reviews or whatever, you'll start ranking them , but as soon as there is an update or whatever, these properties might loose rank and the bad reviews come back to the serp.

    I'm just telling Op that whatever link you build if it doesn't hold a n0f0ll0w attribute, it is considered as unnatural by the team of d0uches working for google or participating in their product forums. I'm not saying that it ain't relevant or it doesn't add value or bring relevant traffic blah. I'm just saying "google" point of view.
     
  18. Techxan

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    AH, I see. You have read this,. and heard people say this and now it is your mantra.

    But since Google has put out guidelines about link schemes, lets see what they really say:

    Code:
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en
    What is not allowed:
    And they address instances where you can actually build links on purpose: (bold is mine)

    Is not a link exchange building links on purpose? I think that even you will have to agree that the word "excessive" means that there is an acceptable threshold that you can build backlinks on purpose without penalty.

    And this is the BEST way to get links (not the only acceptable way)
    The entire page is below.

    Perhaps you can tell me exactly where it says you cannot build any links?

    By the way, a side benefit of REP mnagement is that the company gains a huge web presence and their site almost always starts to rank higher. A 50 percent improvement in traffic is not uncommon. That is the relation you did not see.
     
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  19. Panther28

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    What are your analytics reports telling you? its always worth comparing a before and after when you do something like this
     
  20. Bigzoom01

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    If it was Nofollow and a blank URL or other generic anchor it is not spam. Google does not care for Nofollow links that dont pass page rank.

    If this link is Do-Follow and you are building upon these links, Yes Google can consider it spam. As they are man made and pass page rank.

    If the Link is Do-Follow I would use URL, generic or Brand Name as anchor
     
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