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Link Building Methods that still work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pipey, May 31, 2012.

  1. pipey

    pipey Registered Member

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    With all of the horrible Google updates, Panda, Penguin etc, it's no wonder that some of the older methods of building blogs (Blog commenting etc) have stopped bringing the same results they used too. My website is bouncing around on the 2nd/3rd page of Google for a number of different keywords, sometimes it'll pop up onto page #1 for a while, but then drop back off. I've been updating the website with fresh content and have already built a number of backlinks which are slowly getting indexed. I'm wondering what methods are left to build quality backlinks?

    Does submitting unique content to web 2.0 websites / article directories still work? What about link-wheels?

    Open to suggestions,
    Thanks for your help
     
  2. JERnie19

    JERnie19 Regular Member

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    I spent so much time searching an answer for the same question. I just got burnt out and confused in the process.

    IMO, everything still 'works.' A backlink is still a backlink. The only difference is its 'effectiveness' and 'longevity.'

    Blog comments still work
    Article marketing still works
    Private blog networks still work
    Bookmarking, Wiki, social media, etc.

    You just have to be smart on how to use them effectively.
     
  3. expresseo

    expresseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Every thing still work but don't build backlinks with few targeted keywords only After penguin generic keywords work best and give great results
     
  4. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This! and diversity at all.
     
  5. Eitan88

    Eitan88 Newbie

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    agreed. you need diversity in your link building campaign. These updates are more of a reason to diversify where you build links and anchor text you are using.
     
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    Guest Posting, High PR links from a private network (preferably your own), high PR blog comments with low outbound links and quality web 2.0's with tiered linking building them up. Those are the 4 most powerful these days.
     
  7. Lowbrow

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    All the hard ones.

    Think of something difficult, and do it. You will have just entered the sacred realm where only angels and about 5-10% of all other affiliate marketers ever dare to tread.

    Contacting webmasters with personally-written emails? Waste of time, right? Not when you've sent your 20th email and some guy responds and tells you "sure, I'll link to your site".

    Carefully crafting web 2.0 pages with great content...and one little backlink to some page on your money site? Not worth it according to the 90%. But then again, buying an autoapprove list and running Scrapebox is so easy.

    So let them do that, while you do something different - something that most people won't do because it's harder, more time-consuming, and takes more effort.
     
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    _anonymous_ Registered Member

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    Just diversify your link building campaigns. Don't stick to just ONE strategy. Diversify.
     
  9. piscean

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    Everything seems to be working overall. Though you need to have more anchor text diversity (brand name links, naked URLs etc.); diversity of link sources; original content used in link building; domain mentions (not links but just the citation of your domain name on other sites) with good content and relevant social media promotion.
     
  10. Frankie4Fingers

    Frankie4Fingers Power Member

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    I'm off the SEO game since the first Panda update, but I'd bet my ass that linking from quality private network still works like a charm...otherwise why would Google mass deindexed BMR and similar networks? If those kind of links didn't matter anymore, they wouldn't waste their resource going after them.
     
  11. piscean

    piscean Registered Member

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    That's a very good point. Private networks (specially relevant to your niche) are working great! You can share your networks among your trusted friends. That's what I'm doing.
     
  12. VIC SEO

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    All types of backlinks work but after google penguin update ,you have to know how to play the game.I have implemented some changes and it is bringing good rankings for my sites.