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Links to semi-related authority sites - helpful or not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bigleftie, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. bigleftie

    bigleftie Junior Member

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    I've read that having links to related authority sites may help your pages get closer to the number one spot.

    I'm wondering if having links to semi-related authority sites is useful or not.

    I define a semi-related authority site as: A sites in the same general category, but not necessarily one of your search result competitors.

    For example, imagine a site about fruit. The landing page talks about fruit in general and includes some text like "Fruit is good for you. You can eat it by itself or in a fruit salad. Be sure to wash it because eating rotten fruit is bad for you.".

    If the landing page contained DO-FOLLOW links (to high-ranking sites) for eating rotten fruit and fruit salads, does that help the landing page in anyway?