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Long term link building DO's and DONT's

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cheekykent, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. cheekykent

    cheekykent Regular Member

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    So I just got my ahrefs backlink list and there is some good stuff and a lot of crap. What link types should be kept and which ones should be disavowed? Trying to play it as safe as possible here.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Don't wanna sound like an asshole, but you got a lotta reading to do...

    Your question is not a short one man

    Short answer: all links that present a poor link profile and/or bad stats. all non relevant links.

    You better hire a team of guys to do that for you, check on the BST section.
     
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  3. cheekykent

    cheekykent Regular Member

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    thanks for reaching out and not bashing my noobness. couldn't find a service like this, but will try to contact other reputable members on here and maybe someone will help. *fingers crossed*
     
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    W1tty Junior Member

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    .edu and .gov links are 100% good for all sites:) From one site should be no more than 3 links, so feel free to remove the links if they are from the same site.
    Good luck
     
  5. vitarank

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    I agree with him diverting traffic is not so easy to do especially for beginners, i would also suggest a team of professionals who know what they are doing, backlinks don't just need to stick it needs to be prolonged so that your site doesn't loose traffic and a team of professionals could definitely do that.
     
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    Remove any blog comments on pages with OBL of more than 10
     
  7. AutoSeoPro

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    Build contextual links from unique content pages. PBNs, web2.0 work good. Social signals.
     
  8. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    If the link is not related but from a very good site keep it. (facebook, linked in, Adobe, and so on.)(try to keep all PR (domain PR, not page PR here) 8,7,6, only the better 5's)

    If the link isn't related and from a just "decent" site or worse, Dump it. ( PR4 and below)

    If the link is from a spammy site (more than 10 OBL, spun content) dump it even if it has good PR. (take with a grain of salt, I seldom pass up a PR7 spammy or otherwise)

    If the link is from a poor quality site, dump it. (this is one of those "you will know it when you see it" things. Crap is pretty easy to spot)

    If the link is a profile link, and the theme of the site that has the profile is related, keep it. (If your niche is tactical flashlights, a forum link from Candlepower forums makes sense, one from lawntimes.com forum doesn't)

    If you are not sure, leave it for now, kill the obviously bad ones, and see what happens. The ones you are not sure of is the next round to go on the chopping block if the first round does not have the effect you expected.

    Keep in mind that a keyword is related (To Google) if it typically appears on many similar sites also. It is not related just by definition. (to a human, hammers are related to house building, but very few house building sites talk about hammers)