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Just a few quick questions about backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by johnnyFIVE, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. johnnyFIVE

    johnnyFIVE Registered Member

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    howdy folks,

    just got my site indexed and im trying to get some backlinks out there.

    I find one of the easiest ways to leave a backlink on a page, is to post a comment on a blog post.

    Does the age of the blog post matter? Ie, if i found a blog relevant to my keyword, but it was posted in 2007, is it worth leaving a backlink there? Just wondering if that mattered.

    Also, one last quick question. Alot of times when leaving a comment on a blog it gives you the following Field.

    Name:
    Email:
    Website:
    Comment:

    Well, what i have been doing is making my "Name" my anchor text for the backlink, And putting in the website url in the website box. (this makes my name a clickable url to my website, Ie my name would be something link "Best Free Anal Cleanser" lolz) And in the comment box, i just leave a quality comment. Should I be putting my backlink in the actual comment tho?

    Thanks in advanced!
    Johnny 5
     
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  2. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    Lot of blog owners will delete comments if they think your are spamming like putting your anchor text in the name field.
     
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  3. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Welcome to the world of comment spam.

    Google uses an intricate system to score links up or down with regard to their power to influence its results. When blog commenting, you are looking for these qualities in a link-drop target:

    1. Relevancy - Look for your keywords in the title, content and incoming anchors of the target site.

    2. Page Rank of the target page (as opposed to the domain) - It isn't the metric it used to be, but it still shows node importance. Many people will try to tell you to disregard PR entirely but this is not wise. It's ancient but it's still the rusty old backbone on which much of Google's system is built. It's no good for telling how well a site will rank, but it is a good indicator of juicy targets from which you can sap link power.

    3. The fewer outbound links there are on the target page, the more powerful your link will be.

    4. The "cleaner" the page is, i.e. free from words like viagra, cialis, sohbet etc, the more likely it is that your link will get through Google's spam link evaluation filter.

    5. Absence of the nofollow tag on your link - nofollow signals to Google that the link is user-generated content and cannot be vouched for. As a result, Google does not take the link into account in its ranking calculations and you've wasted your time.

    There are a lot of other, smaller qualities you may look for but these are the main ones. They are desirable, but not essential. The more factors in the list above, the more powerful your link becomes.

    Remember, Google is not usually in the habit of penalizing sites regarding where they get their links from. After all, who can control who links to them? The worst that is likely to happen is that your link will be disregarded.
     
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  4. johnnyFIVE

    johnnyFIVE Registered Member

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    Thank You very Much! :)
     
  5. halfpoint

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    In my experience relevancy really doesn't matter that much.

    This is one of the most important points. A link from a pr1 or 2 page that has no other outgoing links on it is more valuable than a link from a pr5 page with a hundred outgoing links on it.

    ScrapeBox has a great feature to check for sites for outbound links.

    This is also a very important point. So many people worry about automation and getting too many links to quickly, but the reality is that at worst Google will devalue links, they won't penalize you for them.

    Imagine what would happen if you could get penalized for incoming links. Ranking high for any given keyword would be a complete crap shoot due to everyone sabotaging each other.
     
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    ebiz101 Regular Member

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    Every links counts if you are getting a do follow link from the site but try to get a high PR link with your targeted keywords.
     
  7. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Good points.

    Yes, I have got to the top many times using only non relevant links.

    I was trying to say that relevant links are more powerful than non-relevant links, but also much harder to get.

    Google will "score-up" links from relevant sources as being more trustworthy. They do have the ability to check , and I have read the details of this in one of their patents.

    Hence, relevant links are desirable but certainly not essential. The majority of my successful serp positions are due to mainly non relevant link sources.