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Link building post Penguin - my method

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Perfu, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Perfu

    Perfu Registered Member

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    Penguin has one goal, to remove sites that practice forced link building : hundreds and thousands of links with the same anchor, the same type of links (profile, comments, etc.) or predominantly foreign links have suddenly become simple solutions in a millstone for many sites.

    Now, a few months after update started, watchword is diversity. Not to neglect notions of velocity, plenty of links that appear overnight will most likely attract a penalty.

    Personally I use a link building recipe including the following features:

    Types of links
    web directories (up to 7-8 anchors and as many descriptions)
    article directories (unique articles)
    advertorials (series of 10-50 pieces, by budget, same recipe above, no bad neighborhoods on IP)
    social bookmarking (unique description on each bookmark)
    pdf sharing
    aged web 2.0 (create, optimize, promote and mentain your web 2.0?s ? unique articles)
    sitewide (with attention to the number of pages in the site, to be fair proportion to the amount currently indexed) - maximum 10% of the building.

    Type of location
    links to index (30-35%)
    links to single post (30-45%)
    links to categories (10-15%)
    links to tags (10-15%)

    Do not neglect satellite locations: facebook page or twitter page containing links to your site can be helpful. Personally I choose to send between 10 and 15% of linkbuilding to FB / Twitter.

    Types of anchors
    brand (eg: site name, but attention! has become a general practice and is a matter of time before Google will ignore this format)
    naked url keywords
    generic keywords
    main keywords: shoes, boots, sandals (these are what you want as top SERP)
    keywords suffix / prefix
    grammatical keyword: shoes, boots, sandals (singular / plural, joints, etc.)
    Family keywords: boots, slippers, boots, flats, sneakers

    Brand anchors must be prevalent and be at least 30-35% of all your links. Just look for secondary keywords that interest you in particular, highlight them in the content and not on direct link anchors.

    Sorry for my english, this is my method to rank sites.

    My final advice is to use (as much as possible) unique content for each backlink created (no spun content).
     
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  2. mseostrategy

    mseostrategy BANNED BANNED

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    Thank nice information about penguin, its help newbies for SEO.
     
  3. DirectSEO

    DirectSEO BANNED BANNED

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    Great post. Regarding the Link Building, that's why it's important to practice Tiered Link building because if you're only building Tier 1 links then it can look like there just being built for Link Building purposes but once you have links pointing to your Tier 1's and then links pointing to them, those links become much more effective. Good post! :)

    DirectSEO
     
  4. Perfu

    Perfu Registered Member

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    You right! I also have nice results by indexing the backlinks with backlinksindexer.com
     
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  5. optiseoro

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    thanks, this is a good info, but you never know when penguin kicks you :)
     
  6. Perfu

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    Just keep doing this with a good velocity and you don't have much to worry. From the latest update, none of my sites have been negative affected.
     
  7. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    Safe link practice at its best. Can't go wrong with that plan. Repped.
     
  8. scottlies

    scottlies Regular Member

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    Doing the same thing and seeing great results. It's quite nice you include social sites in terms of building links at other properties.

    I personally use or leverage Twitter, YourTube and Pinterest and they work wonders. :) I make them more stronger by giving them a little push (via links I acquire).

    "Promote the Promoters" is one great key to success :).
     
  9. Perfu

    Perfu Registered Member

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    Any additions to this method is welcome
     
  10. dieselSEO

    dieselSEO Newbie

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    Basically this is contextual links with social bookmarks. I am using the same recipe now after Penguin. Works great.
     
  11. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It looks like a good strategy you've got over there. All you need now is fresh content on your site from time to time and some social signals. They do have a role in ranking now, but they will be huge in the future!