Legit expensive links worthless?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pitbully, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

    Aug 14, 2013
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    Several months ago I bought about 30 expensive high quality links from 100% legit sites, but 8 of these links still aren't showing up in any of the 4 backlink checkers I use.

    Is this common? The results from the campaign were pretty good but I'm wondering if it's normal for some links to go unnoticed by G. Pretty much makes them worthless.
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Jul 25, 2011
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    What exactly do you mean by "legit sites?"

    Are we talking the New York Times, Wikipedia, and other big boys or are we talking about links on random topical or ecommerce sites?

    In my opinion there are a LOT of waaaay overpriced "legit" links being sold these days. I've seen guys fork out $350 for a single link with X, Y, Z stats. Do they have a good effect. Probably. But is it more powerful than $350 worth of other SEO services? I doubt it.

    So are these people getting screwed? No. They're just taking a slightly more expensive route. But there is a BIG difference from big name top 100 websites like the Times and some dude's aged PR7.
  3. Walt Heisenberg Jr

    Walt Heisenberg Jr Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2014
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    You need to explain what types of 'legit' sites these are.

    Are they receiving real traffic and having real visitor interactions?

    Do they have a natural backlink profile?

    If so, what is the DA and TF of these sites?

    I'm personally paying around $100 per authority links and it's working seriously good on my white-hat sites. All you have to do is send either PBN links or good ******** contextual spam links as tier 1 to those authority sites, then you'll see a good movement in about 2 months time.
  4. wizdorf

    wizdorf Regular Member

    Jan 9, 2014
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    One site has nothing to do with the other.

    Most paid link vendors or PBN's block sites like Ahrefs and what not, but not Google. That means the link won't show up in Ahrefs reports but will for Google.

    At the end of the day you should test the effectiveness of the link rather than buying as many links as you can at random.