Link Building Is Useless?

Ernestismyname

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
Messages
287
Reaction score
244
I was doing some research on link building strategies when I ran into this video on youtube:


I've been on the fence with actually going full into building links since I do want a long term site and I don't want to be hit by a google update (like many on this site already have).

So, is link building really worth it if you have long term goals in mind or is it for quick cash?
 

Tom dusary

Newbie
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
31
Reaction score
4
I didn't watch the video since I know 0 stuff into building link.
But in my pov, this guys are on a niche that works, and they do a video talking about how it doesn't.
To me, it just seems like they are trying to put down competition.
 

KHer0

Elite Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2011
Messages
2,006
Reaction score
2,046
Build links, rank, and make money although you might get hit

Don't build links, no ranking, and you won't get hit nor make any money

Which pill do you choose? Red or Blue
 

Ernestismyname

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
Messages
287
Reaction score
244
Build links, rank, and make money although you might get hit

Don't build links, no ranking, and you won't get hit nor make any money

Which pill do you choose? Red or Blue

OK, so don't build links and see how you get on.

Fair enough. I never said link building doesn't work but the risk that's associated is what I wondered about. Thanks for the information.
 

Asif A Khan LONDON

Elite Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2012
Messages
14,995
Reaction score
43,974
There is always risk with anything you do.
Even without building links, Google can hit your site for a variety of reasons.

I suggest learning all you can about WH SEO and build your site, then see how you rank.
If your project is a long term authority site, then don't worry about links for now.
Once you have mastered WH SEO then move on to learning BH SEO and decide if you want to take the risk then.
 

laur.laurix

Supreme Member
Joined
May 8, 2013
Messages
1,309
Reaction score
917
The green one please...

Build links, rank, and make money although you might get hit

Don't build links, no ranking, and you won't get hit nor make any money

Which pill do you choose? Red or Blue
 

ziomgg

Newbie
Joined
Oct 6, 2013
Messages
6
Reaction score
1
You can't promote your site with only good content - it was proven so many times...
Of course that you can get hit from Google - welcome to the IM world.
 

laur.laurix

Supreme Member
Joined
May 8, 2013
Messages
1,309
Reaction score
917
Which part was the valuable information? All I heard is make quality content pray to God Google is smart enough to rank your site without any link building let us teach u by selling u this.

Could very well be that but they have provided valuable information which is why I was wondering.
 

MisterF

Jr. Executive VIP
Jr. VIP
Joined
Nov 29, 2009
Messages
23,756
Reaction score
35,743
Website
www.blackhatworld.com
Thanks for the tip but many people have been hit even though they built quality links so, yeah.

Depends on what they class as quality links.

We still get people on here asking if $5 packages from Fiverr advertised as high quality, will rank their website.
 

BRAIN_PAIN

Junior Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2010
Messages
174
Reaction score
48
Website
braverank.com
Link building is not useless at all but you have to be very careful not to overdo it, to use the right anchors and to use the right sources for the links. If you want to do link building right, start reading guides, articles etc. and start doing it yourself or if you want to skip that part, just hire an experienced link builder that knows what he is doing :)
 

bloggerzone02

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2016
Messages
279
Reaction score
48
Link building is still effective, indeed. The "right", "proper" and "quality" link building strategy would take you through in the right direction. I wish you all the best.
 

El Duque

Regular Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2017
Messages
456
Reaction score
601
Website
festingerbhw.com
I didn't watch the video since I know 0 stuff into building link.
But in my pov, this guys are on a niche that works, and they do a video talking about how it doesn't.
To me, it just seems like they are trying to put down competition.

This.
 
Top