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More backlinks= Lower rank?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thinktank1, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. thinktank1

    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    To all fellow blackhatters, I need some advice.

    Two months ago I launched a site and have been building backlinks every since. After a month and a half ago, I had a stable ranking so I kept building backlinks. Now the site is dropping. Should I stop building backlinks?

    I have a good mixture of wiki backlinks, blog comments, and contextual backlinks. Also a lot of my backlinks are reinforced. I have been aware of penguin and used different anchor texts when doing the backlinking.

    I am really confused and would appreciate any help.
     
  2. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    The site could be dropping due to algorithmic changes, or due to your backlinks disappearing.

    Dont stop creating backlinks, but focus on creating only quality, permanent backlinks, as it will be more sustainable.

    Experiment with different things, but ceasing your backlinking is NOT the way to go.
     
  3. Makunouchi

    Makunouchi Registered Member

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    It's hard to tell but remember that quality > quantity.
    You can't prove a correlation between # of backlinks and ranking drops. You have to study your competition and the top sites for your keyword and try to do what they're doing :)
     
  4. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Don't post spammy comments on abused blogs with high OBL or irrelevant posts.
     
  5. thinktank1

    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    i stopped the blog comments and only used them for reinforcing my contextual backlinks.
     
  6. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    That's good.

    You're not backlinking to other web 2.0s of yours on different web 2.0s, right? This would leave a footprint which isn't great.
     
  7. thinktank1

    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    I did a little of that but did not connect them completely-meaning i used some open link wheels. In the past I have experienced large serp drops and then recovered but I just need to know if I am on the right track. This is my first website and have done a lot of research but things are not falling into place as I expected.
     
  8. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Always good quality backlinks are increasing ranking, I will suggest you blog comment never use and focus on contextual backlinks only.