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Link Building Observation & Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Sith Smith, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Sith Smith

    Sith Smith Newbie

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    I'm tracking my rankings with Market Samaurai and notice that whenever I build a lot of links to an article the next day my I plunge in the SERPS and don't come back...I don't think it's the dance, I really don't. The rankings drop from page 3 to not in the top 500. Crazy drops.

    Does anyone have verifiable experience that link building has to be daily and consistent. I think this might be the missing link for my strategy, I'm only link building sporadically.

    Thanks in advance for your advice. I'm going to test this myself just want some direction.

    Sith
     
  2. dearac

    dearac Junior Member

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    What's a lot of links? Is it a new domain? It will come back in time, I have a site that does the same thing, but it comes back every few days for a day and drops again.

    I might slow down the link building a bit.
     
  3. Sith Smith

    Sith Smith Newbie

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    It's just a few article pages which I hammered with links. I was told that article directory pages can take lots of links fast...but my data says otherwise. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  4. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    Its not that you have to build links daily (but it works if you do;)) you just have to be consistent. If one day you build 100 links then you don't build anymore links for 1-2 weeks, how do you think that looks for google?

    Ways around this:

    1) Make sure you build the same amount of links each 2-3 days. If your like me and don't have the time to build 10-20 links each and every day. Make sure you do it at least once every three days or even better every other day.

    All your links are not going to get indexed the minute you build them. Which means if your lazing and you only want to make links every 2-3 days its ok, Google wont find out.

    2) Don't ping your links! I never ping my links... Why?

    When you ping them it looks unnatural, I mean really, what does Google think when your small niche site gets 100 links in the same day and all of them were pinged? Have you every even heard of someone not in the IM business ping a link?

    And they all get indexed the same day which looks unnatural. If you made 20 links in one day and didnt ping them it would take 2-20 days (maybe even longer) for all of them to get indexed. Yes it takes longer to get links but it works, sometimes you have to look more long term.
     
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  5. nossie

    nossie Regular Member

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    For linkbuilding you have to watch for 2 things:

    - Quality
    - Consistency

    Don't hammer your articles with high amounts of low quality links, but get quality linkjuice from different sources.
     
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  6. Sith Smith

    Sith Smith Newbie

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    Thanks guys, it's slowly sinking in. Lots to absorb.
     
  7. halfpoint

    halfpoint Regular Member

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    Consistency is important. Think of it like this;

    When you start building heaps of links Google sees your site as being popular and rewards it accordingly by ranking it up higher.

    However, then when you stop building links Google starts to think that your site is no longer popular and not worthy of it's rankings.

    If it's a low competition term you can generally get away with not building links all that consistently, however, with more competitive terms you have to be very consistent.
     
  8. paytonlowe

    paytonlowe Junior Member

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    I have the same situation, I havent figured it out either. Ill watch this thread for the answer.
     
  9. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    I'm not trying to fly in the face of conventional wisdom here, but I have had different experiences with the comnsistency rule.

    I believe that consistency is best and I still try to follow this as a guideline.

    However, I have sites that sit in the top 3 for highly competitive keywords that I simply stopped sending links at 6 months ago. They've stayed put for all that time.

    Consistency, thinking logically, should give the best results - but you can get lucky and succeed without it.
     
  10. moronic_kaos

    moronic_kaos Regular Member

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    Well, I recently got a domain to rank on page 2 for my keyword (with high competition, much .edu competition, medical related) with the following strategies:


    • 20 spoke linkwheel (service purchased from here, services section)
    • Posted to a bunch of Pligg sites (came with linkwheel service)
    • posting to identi.ca (and a few other clones of it)
    • Pinging the site (one time, ping-o-matic)
    • One of those mass whois & other junk links sites.
    • Very little amount of blog commenting (maybe 5-6 blogs, decent PR, didn't even check up to see if they were approved)
    • Angela-style links (maybe 10 of them, not on angela's list, not niche-related forums)
    • Forum signatures in 2 related forums (1 post each).
    It's just whatever you guys want to take from that. The site is about a month old, and these links all probably came within the last 3 weeks. If I search in Google "link:mysite.info", there are no links that show up.

    Also, I had a domain that was an exact match to my keyword, but with a .info extention.
     
  11. ChrisSEO

    ChrisSEO Newbie

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    Completely right. I've had clients hire me for link building services and start ranking for important keywords. A few months down the line they contact me asking what happened and it's obvious they thought that was enough to keep them ranking for the rest of the year.