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Links that just float in space?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoperson, May 16, 2011.

  1. seoperson

    seoperson Registered Member

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    Awhile back I created quite a few sites, that now do pretty well. Combined, about $3K/month profit.

    They ranked pretty good in just a couple months or so.

    Then I made a whole new batch, about 2-3 months ago. ALL of them have been sucking bigtime. All sandboxed 95% of the time, bounce all over the place, or just never ranked for crap, etc.

    Basically the only real difference (with the newer sites) was I made pretty much nothing but links with no words at all in front of them, or after it (just anchor text links that look like they are floating in outer space...... like profile links).

    Now I am throwing in a few spun words in front of my links, and after them, to create a decent sounding sentence.

    I'm guessing this will be enough to at least make them appear as SEMI In-content links, rather than just spammy looking links that look as if they are just floating out there in space lol.

    Is google finally cracking down on those spammy kind of links? Or have they already been doing that for awhile now?

    Lastly, I used aged domains for both batches of sites. 5+ years old, PR2 or better.

    Anyone care to comment on this theory?
     
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    Google has been claiming for years that they put value on link context.

    I reckon you always should put a link in context if you can. If you look at what a lot of the high volume pharm spammers are doing, a lot of them do this (precede the link with the keyword in plain text). It can't always be done, depending on where you're spamming, but it certainly can't hurt.

    That's not to say that you still shouldn't go out and get every damn link you can!
     
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  3. seoperson

    seoperson Registered Member

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    Thanks for the input. Also, that was a great idea about putting the actual keyword as plain text, in front of the link :)

    By the way, do you think it even matters if a site has more than one real page of content?

    I'm wondering if it is a good idea to make at least 2 pages with actual content / monetization on them, so that way, you can at least build SOME links to a page OTHER than the homepage, for a little diversity. Of course, I have ranked PLENTY of sites just by having only one real page of content/monetization, and only building links to that one page (the homepage). Hard call I guess.

    It seems the homepage is by far the easiest to rank, and way harder to sandbox than subpages.

    Thoughts?
     
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