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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by signthe, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. signthe

    signthe Newbie

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    I have a question BHW. What's the best way (in your opinion) to do a link wheel.

    Do you link one article to another or do you link to your site AND another article.

    For example:

    Article 1 - Links to Article 2
    Article 2 - Links to Article 3
    Article 3 - Links to your website

    Or

    Article 1 - Links to article 2 AND your site
    Article 2 - Links to Article 3 AND your site
    Article 3 - Links to your website

    Would appreciate the feedback. Thank you
     
  2. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    i think that in this age of search engines, you'd get caught really quickly if you did option 2 above... link wheels have had to become quite complex out of necessity... that is, search engines get better at recognizing a link wheel. There is a thread floating around about with a member's new link wheel hypothesis... i recommend you search for it and take a look.
     
  3. signthe

    signthe Newbie

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    Thanks.

    What should i do at the final article anyone? Should i JUST link to my website OR link the last article to the first article (To loop it)
     
  4. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    man linkwheels, link nets, pyramids is all getting to much..:rolleyes:
     
  5. thuder555

    thuder555 Registered Member

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    This :) hxxp://services.linkwheels.com/big-new_platinum_package.jpg
     
  6. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    I actually have a linkwheel creation thread in the works of getting approved. But you can do an advanced search and just look for linkwheel in titles only.

    Find all the info you need.
     
  7. signthe

    signthe Newbie

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    Thanks :p but surely you don't wanna link one web 2.0 to all your other ones :S (all in one article) :s
     
  8. xhenxhe

    xhenxhe Newbie

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    I was just looking at that linkwheels page earlier today. It concerns me that every page links back to the money site. I would feel better with buffer sites between the link wheel and the money site.
     
  9. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Linkwheels can be very successful if done right.
     
  10. sousen

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    Step 1: Write a Squidoo lens about your website topic. Then put a link in your Squidoo lens back to your website. You can open an account at Squidoo by clicking on the link in the resources section of this article.

    Step 2: Write an article about your topic and submit it to any of the online article directories. You can use GoArticles or Ezinearticles or any of the other many article directories online. Include a link back to your Squidoo lens in your article or resource box.

    Step 3 : Create a Hubpage about your topic and link it back to the article that you wrote in step 2. You can open a Hubpages account by clicking on the link in the resources section.

    Step 4 : Create a Google Knol about your topic and include a link back to your Hubpage.

    Step 5 : Make a one page Blogger blog and link it back to your Google Knol. You can actually use the same Blogger blog to place links for many different link wheels.

    Step 6: At this point you can either choose to leave the wheel as it is, and leave it "open" or you can close the wheel by linking your website back to your Blogger blog. Either way, you will see your website rise in the search engines over the next week or two.
     
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  11. pilar

    pilar Junior Member

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    Question: don't you have to 'close' the wheel since there's a gap between the blogger and squidoo lens, right? shouldn't there be a link from the blogger blog to the squidoo lens or vice versa? Also.. shouldn't every article in each web 2.0 property have a link to the money site?
     
  12. rohuhottie

    rohuhottie Newbie

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    I would not recommend closing the link wheel as it may lead to formation of a circular link-building effort.. It may get very clear in the eyes of Google.. Its okay to loose out on some juice rather than loosing out on the entire wheel..
     
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  13. signthe

    signthe Newbie

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    I have 5 articles and i can get free enzine submits. Does any have a good idea what to do with them (whats the best link wheel to form).

    I like what sousen but still unsure.

    How/what keywords(the same?) should i link to the other web 2.0 properties
     
  14. devtom55

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    rule 1: never close your linkwheel
    rule 2: build an authority linkwheel (takes time)
     
  15. Micallef

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    You should check out Micallef post. But summarizing, the linkwheel only works if you randomize the creation, and if you create WEB 2.0 with quality content. By experience, I can tell you they work if done properly, even using duplicated content but not among the wheel elements.

    Here is what I do.

    1. I Picked a bunch of PLR articles, and articles from Ezinearticles.com
    2. I searched for sites that gives you a blog. NOT common blog hosting as blogspot and wordpress, but communities such as soundclick.com. The thing here is being unpredictable. You can use any hosting service but you should increase your linking efforts to your WEB 2.0 properties. Because as you should know that pinging a blog from blogspot is not longer working. You must get at least 5 back links to get your WEB 2.0 properties indexed or even more. So to avoid making a double effort I recommend searching sites that allow blogs. They get indexed faster, and many of these communities are well established as authority sites.
    3. The next step is posting the articles in the blogs. DO NOT SPIN THE ARTICLES, that is why you will be using ezinearticles articles or PLR articles. Place an unique article for each blog, since they will be hosting on authority sites, Google won't hesitate to index them, they will even rank higher than ezinearticles. For ezinearticles follow the Publisher rules, place the entire content including the resource box. If you do not want to help the author just add the nofollow tag for the author links But leave the link to the article as is, or change the anchor text to something like "reference" or "ref". The thing here is to respect Google's suggestion to avoid the dup content issue: "place a link back to the source". Place like 10 to 15 articles per blog and wait them to get indexed.
    4. At this point you have N blogs, here is what you should do. Add links to Wikipedia and authority sites. You can also place images to make them look more natural. I suggest to get links for those blogs. If you did a really cool blog you can submit them to directories, even to DMOZ. DO NOT START THE WHEEL YET. Wait for a month!, and start linking the wheel randomly. Do not forget to put the links to your site.
    This method have given me great results. The key is to make them look natural and do things as someone else are doing them. In other words, randomize.
     
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  17. Flurbuff

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    I take the approach of a link pyramid, but each time I do it for a site or for a buffer site I go about it randomly. If I did something before I don't do it the same way again.
     
  18. sprite

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    Great post.
     
  19. zebrahat

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    Don't close the wheel, but keep it simple. About the only new wrinkle that's really helpful is to delay putting the links in the properties until after they've 'aged' a few weeks. Otherwise, the classic wheel of 6-10 elements that all link to your site, but link to each other in a one-way loop (with the last link left out) is really all you need. The elements are supposed to mostly reinforce each other, and the target site as well. As in:

    Hubpages--->Squidoo--->Weebly--->WetPaint--->Propeller--->Tumblr
    AND, each also points to your site

    with the last element not linking back to the first, OR if you feel compelled to complete, with a sub wheel around it, all pointing to the first element. As in:

    SubE1-->SubE2-->SubE3-->SubE4, each points to Tumblr, AND to Hubpages

    If you have a related site with a linkwheel, the last element of wheel A could link to the first element of wheel B, if you wanted to not waste it. Of course you keep abreast of the SE state of things and use the elements that are currently working. The original point behind using Web 2.0 was the search engines spider and index the elements anyway in a natural cycle, thus allowing the artificiality of your site network to not get noticed.

    The whole usefulness of the linkwheel concept was in permitting one to slap a WH, rank-building backweb around any blog or even a 1 page site in a quick and dirty way, without all the complex finangling, so BHers could focus on other things. What I think happened is some folks have made the perfect the enemy of the good, and want to tease the method to create the "ultimate undetectable" wheel as opposed to a simple and useful one.

    Others have frankly wanted to take a simple wheel that anybody could build, and monetize it with bells and whistles, as in "buy my fancy super pro expert link wheel system" service. If an IMer spent money to set up every wheel for each site via an expert, they likely would have little left over for getting domains, hosting and other expenses. I say keep it simple and free, stop reinventing the wheel.
     
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  20. beatuplunchbox

    beatuplunchbox Junior Member

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    I think it is not the actual structure itself, but its repetition pointing back at the same place that makes it ineffective.

    Keeping things random works much better than anything I try to hard and plan out.