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Link building question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Carty, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Carty

    Carty Registered Member

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    I'm not an SEO pro or a pro web-designer/marketter but through the course of time, I learned a lot through experience.

    One thing for sure I understand is: Linkbacks are the key shots for Google SERPs.

    So I need lot of link backs to bring my site up higher in Google.

    Does submission in directories still work? Because directories are like link-farms if Im not wrong and link-farms are not loved by Google.

    One more thing I want to clearify is, sub-domain linking counts?

    Say I get few links from different blogger blogs. x.blogspot.com x2.blogspot.com and so on..

    They all reside in TLD blogspot.com So will it be counted good enough for SERP?

    Thanks for any advice guys.

    Regards,
    Carty..

    PS: I'm a small guy entered into business a year ago. Learned everything purely through experience. My studies doesnt relate to websites/online in any way. I'm proud to say that my site stays at 5th page for a quite competitive term which I focus. I need to being it to 1st page :( :)
     
  2. revax

    revax Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For directories you shouldn't rely on them completely, don't spend too much on directory submissions. Automated directory submissions are of limited value.

    For blogspot blogs it depends on the blog (treat it just like any other website). If you are being linked from legitimate blogs with lots of trust then that is fine. If you are linked from a spam blog (i.e. splog) then that's is no good.
     
  3. Carty

    Carty Registered Member

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    legitimate blog means that is being actively updated? What if I had around 10 subdomains on a differnt domain, each subdomain having an auto-content from rss blogs and all blogs link to my main site, will I gain anything?

    Regards,
    Carty..
     
  4. Hardmaster

    Hardmaster BANNED BANNED

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    Dont think so,coz this blogs will be penalised for duplicate content from google
     
  5. exodusms

    exodusms Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have gotten several links from directories, a lot of them require money though so the choice of directories with good PR is getting less and less every day.
     
  6. b.fedora

    b.fedora Newbie

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    An inexpensive paid directory I like is the Clush Directory. You get 5 links including 4 internal ones, a full business page, and they show up in your backlinks with a PR3. In reverse engineering a competitor this directory seemed to carry quite a bit of weight. At $19.95 it's not a bad price. They also have outstanding customer service. (No affiliation.)
     
  7. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    I was using Submit Suite's directory submitter which is much better than Brad Callen's directory submitter in my opinion. It's still a tedious process that right now needs to be outsourced if I want to save time. I stopped doing it to try some other backlink building strategies since I'd spend a couple hours a day going after directories...

    For me, I've found that my directory listings are in fact in Google, sometimes they stay on page 1 for a day and then drop off never to be seen again. My ezine article has been kickin' ass on page 1, and I've seen my hub and scribd pages come and go from page 1 over the last couple weeks for a smaller comp , 4 word phrase.

    For my future projects, I think that's how I'll go about it. Setup your lens, hub, scribd, blogger, etc. over the first week my site been published while submitting a few articles by hand to ezine and articlesense. All this done drip style which is why I now know why it's important to write up about 20 articles before site launch.

    Blast out an article to the "other" directories for backlinks.

    Right now I'm testing with a membership called Linktator2 that supposedly builds a couple hundred backlinks in 8 weeks.

    Also testing with software submissions for links, PromoSoft submits a lil over 800 sites - however that soft starts at $95 for the first year and $295 for life. Price is worth it since it claims that the submissions are all automatic - I can't imagine how much time that will allow me to refocus on something else. Perhaps more linkbuilding :)

    Will start using Bookmarking Demon within the next week or so to see how I can get in this social bookmarking craze sooner than later.

    There's just so much to do. But most of these tools add so much automation and speed to my business once I learn how to utilize them all in an efficiently flowing system.

    What's everyone else doing??
     
  8. jagddoga

    jagddoga Newbie

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    Sounds like your abit lost on the SEOzing. I've refrenced this site http://www.aovphilippinesoutsourcingservice.com/ hope this helps you out abit.:)
     
  9. Atiiila

    Atiiila Registered Member Premium Member

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  10. revax

    revax Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Making relevant comments on do-follow blogs can certainly help. Be sure to not spam them (don't post something like "nice blog!") as many of them manually approve their comments.