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My Black Hat SEO Research

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nYXem, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. nYXem

    nYXem Power Member

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    I have heard lots people saying Scrapebox blasts always lead to a Google penalty or sandbox. I thought for a while, and did my own bit of research on this. I won't say I'm a Black Hat SEO pro or whatever, but a study is a study, whoever does it.

    Started on 2nd July.
    Ended on 13th August.

    I selected two sites.
    Lets call them Site1 and Site2 for making things simple. I would rather not mention their names. And neither of them is my site.
    I kept a track of their ranking on Google for few weeks, and found out that they were stiff competitors. They were almost always back to back on search results for a common keyword they were targeting. When I started both were on page 3 of Google results of that particular keyword. Please note that I used only Google.com for this research, didn't bother about regional Google search results.
    I blasted Site1 at a stable rate, like 2K per day, and blasted Site2 at an insane rate, with regular pings while Site1's backlinks were not pinged at all. I thought Site1 will have better results than Site2 one because its backlinks will look much more organic to Google and Site2's backlinks will look like spam. But I was wrong! Right now Site1 is the 6th result on page 1, but site 2 is at No.2 position!!

    Also please note that this whole process took more than a month and during this period, I didn't notice any change in the two websites, I mean no change in their on site SEO configurations. And I don't think I missed any. They were always and same and are still the same.

    Now...
    Does Google really care how fast you build your backlinks? Or it only cares whether you are building backlinks or not? I think its the second one to some extent.

    That's all.
    All comments and constructive criticisms are welcome.

    Regards
     
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  2. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I always try to stay consistent with my backlink building. There are times when I may go heavier to push certain term(s) up, but if you look at my link velocity it will be mostly steady. So I would say as far as backlink building it comes down to consistency.
     
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    Thing is, bots are consistent.
     
  4. nYXem

    nYXem Power Member

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    Absolutely right. Consistency is the key. Both the backlinking processes were consistent, but one had a better growth rate, hence it got favoured by Google.
     
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    What link sources was used ? What was the age of the domains ?

    How many links you made for site a ? and how many links for site b ?

    Link velocity is not a problem,the problem is with the Age and trust of some sites.

    I already blasted my competitors with xrumer and blog comments,some of them dropped and never returned,others gained better positions. (I only blasted domains that didnt received link building on the last months for this test).

    So link Velocity is not the issue,it is more about a Trust factor or it could be random.
     
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    Would you share the niche ? I have found that the more spammy the niche the more sensitive it is to agressive linkbuilding.
     
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    I selected the two sites ater some study as well. Both domains were around 1 year old. I didn't count the exact number of submissions. On a rough estimation, it was it was like 35K for site1 while it was 4-5times more for site 2.
    I wanted to concentrate on only one factor, so tried to keep everything else even so that I could understand it in a better manner.

    Sorry no, I can't share the niche. But I the keyword was of medium competition according to Google Adwords Keyword Tool.