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linking all of my sites to each other?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Poker Rakeback Mafia, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Poker Rakeback Mafia

    Poker Rakeback Mafia Regular Member

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    I'm currentl launching multiple exact match domain websites for medium terms, in the same niche. I have 4 built at the moment.
    Should i link them all to eachother?
    Would that help or harm them?
    What about sitewide links in all of the page menus on every site?
     
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    I don't think EMDs are doing good these days... but anyway, you should try that out if you have already started working on it...

    There isn't much harm in interlinking them if there are just four of them... and assuming that you are not employing any bh techniques.

    Are they all on the same niche?
     
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    Yeah they're all casino sites.
    And yes, i'm using a variety of techniques.
    PBN's, web 2.0 pyramids etc.
    Is there any other way to rank fresh sites nowadays?
     
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    Hi there,

    It is really a BAD IDEA to even think of site wide links - That leads to risky ratio of referring domains and number of back links.

    Linking them to each other will surely leave a big footprint though it is one of the fine blackhat techniques working long ago.
    And EMDs do not have much say these days.

    Thankyou
     
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    First of all, EMDs no longer bring much of a benefit. They are much more trouble than they are worth. You are apparently pretty new to SEO, so you should stick with regular brandable domains.

    You can easily overoptimise EMDs, especially after the latest Penguin update. Plus, most of the EMDs have already been registered some time in the past so they can easily have shit history and be penalized.

    And linking your sites together... do you want to help Google to find them more easily? It's like putting a huge table on with "Here I am doing black hat! Penalize the shit out of me!" So no, don't do that. Never link your sites together. Don't leave footprints. Same goes for PBNs and money sites.
     
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    How do you over optimise EMD's?
    What should I avoid doing?
     
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    So you have an EMD. On each page you have a site title, then possibly footer copyright link, breadcrumbs maybe, plus the URL. This way, you have your exact keyword on each page 4 times already.

    You can't use brand anchors properly, because they would count as exact anchors or partial anchors at best. You have to use raw URL anchors much more and use only EMD.com anchor as brand one. Forget about exact match anchors for a first few months completely and be really careful. Absolutely not worth the "benefit" EMDs bring.
     
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    So would you say that it is now more beneficial to have one big site with lots of internal pages each ranking for keywords, than lots of mini sites each ranking for separate keywords, to avoid them all being saturated with exact match links?
     
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    Point is = Do not use EMDs if you still can avoid it.

    And if that one big site is within one niche, then it will be a better call than multiple smaller sites for various reasons, not just because of that.
     
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    Assuming, those are legit sites and you are not hiding anything, it's perfectly ok to interlink them from, say, the "About Us" section where you talk about the company behind the sites and its other properties.

    But, do NOT site-wide link to another domain (unless you nofollow the links or obscure them with javascript). That's would sooner harm you than help you.
     
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    I've already started with four EMD's. So now i'm thinking that rather than building all four, i'd be better off just concentrating on one and putting all of the content on there.
    For example, rather than trying to rank casinobonus.com for casino bonus, and slotsbonus.com for slots bonus, you seem to be saying that i'd be better off trying to rank for slots bonus with an internal page on casinobonus.com?
     
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    I think that's close enough, niche wise, that one big site would indeed be better. Not on the EMD though, that would look weird.
     
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    Although your point about over-optimizing EMDs is valid, there is nothing wrong with using them. EMDs got hit recently, but they still rank very well in the SEPRs.

    Note: every niche is different and it's even more true for high-profile industries like gambling. Because I never worked in the casino niche, I can only speak in general.

    Btw, I agree that focusing on building one bigger/better site is better than spreading your efforts into building 4 separate sites (unless, of course, you have the budget to do all 4, properly).
     
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    EMDs weren't hit "recently" but 2 - 3 years ago or so.

    They of course, rank very well, just like every other brandable domain, but with the drawbacks of possibility of overoptimizing them. So what exactly is the point of EMDs? None.
     
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    Correct. September 2012 to be more precise. Doesn't change the fact that they still tend to rank very well.