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Need Advice: I have created a closed random link site network

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by stormen, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. stormen

    stormen Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I need some advice going forward with a new creation.

    My company owns and operates 30-40 websites. 4-5 of these are really good, high quality sites that attracts a lot of natural links. To spin up new projects, we've made a PHP and Wordpress widget to distribute link juice in our network - so that new sites can quickly get a "boost".

    Our quality sites are primarily in the 53-55 Domain Authority range, as measured by Ahrefs. Our lesser quality websites are generally in the 40-50's DA range.

    Basicly, it works like this:
    - We have created a Wordpress and PHP widget that we have inserted on the frontpage and sub pages of 20-30 of our websites
    - The widget grabs a CSV file from a centralized server, selects 10 random links (with associated anchor texts) and displays them on the site
    - The CSV file contains roughly 100 links and anchor links, all to our own pages
    - Because the widget is shown on sub pages and shows links, every link from the CSV file is displayed (in average) a total of 10-12.000 times from 20-30 different websites (all on different IP's, most on different C-blocks)

    Because it takes Google time to index all of the sub pages of the 20-30 websites, and because all links are random, fetching a new set every time Google visits, the links appear in Google's index gradually over 1-2 months - making the insertion seem more natural.

    Key advantages:
    - When we start a new project, we can insert the URL and anchor texts into the CSV file, and we automatically get 10-12.000 backlinks from 20-30 domains over the course of 1-2 months
    - None of the sites containing the random link-widget links to the other random link-widget sites, only sites without the widget, making it quite hard for Google to detect.

    We just started doing this 1-2 weeks ago, so we haven't seen any real results yet.

    However, I would love your input on the idea. Do you think it will work, or is there some part of the project that is fundamentally flawed?
     
  2. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    I never quite understood how random backlinks work. If a backlink is there today, but not tomorrow, then reappears few days after, etc. isn't that going to cause problems? It doesn't look natural to me.
     
  3. stormen

    stormen Newbie

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    No, it happens all the time. Think of the frontpage of CNN; all those links (articles) appear for a time, then disappear. You also have various "most popular news" widgets, where links can appear and reappear later.

    You're thinking about links wrong, in my opinion. A random link is never temporary or "random"; because when Googlebot comes to visit, it is there. Google sees it and counts it. You never know when Googlebot will be back, but usually it will be 3-4-5 weeks. The fact that the link is then gone and replaced with another the next time Googlebot comes to visit doesn't influence anything - as it happens all the time over the web.
     
  4. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    You are right, thanks for explaining :) But I guess you didn't open this thread to help me :) Hopefully others more experienced will post here.
     
  5. stormen

    stormen Newbie

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    Bumping for visibility :)
     
  6. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If links aren't viewed as worthless spam it may be a solid idea. But the netword seems too small for such an ambitious idea, especially with same URLs popping up on all of them. If you had 1000+ you may be able to pull off fake buzz like CNN you mentioned, but this may cause a footprint. Just be careful.
     
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