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Old school link building

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ipopbb, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    OLD SCHOOL LINK BUILDING

    not new... but some good details on how to do it right...

    Try forum profile links. I used to get killer backlinks looking for forums that allowed profile links. I had links from mtv.com, cnn.com, etc... real big sites. it was years ago but probably still work. Fill your profiles full of text about your site and keyword space. Make it seem genuine and not spammy.

    Find a person's photo to upload as your own. (A pretty girl's photo rarely will get banned... most forum admins are male and most forums are too unpopular to risk ousting the only female they'll ever see.) Invent a name login & password thats easy to remember and type that wont exist anywhere you go and will validate for length and security strength. (This is how I got my handle years ago... 5 characters was too short for most forums. 6 almost always did the trick with a 7 letter strong password. If 6 was too short on login I'd know to just add another 'b' to the end. ;) ) write your bio and stuff in advance. make a gmail account for the identity... youll have to click on a lot of verify links. Obviously don't use this account for anything since it will be the account most likely to get hacked or phished by bad forums once you registers to a few thousand of them.

    ideally its just a few days of searching for forums and cutting and pasting. Make a text file of all the profile page urls... you put them in a publicly shared google doc in link form and then publicly share the doc an fill it full of niche related content. then submit the doc url to google.Google trusts documents...

    If you visit a place youve already been to but have forgotten the name will already exist. Just move on...

    eventually you can go back and post at these forums legitimately if they allow signature links and post links. you can also use you profile url on the forum as your sig link then comment on popular threads to boost your profile PR. Sometimes you can linkwheel your profile pages too. You can also find a lot of .edu and .gov forums too.

    Back in the day it would take about 2 weeks to linkbuild with forum profiles to PR6. PR7 and above required viral tactics and most likely still does.

    Press releases work too if your website is legit. You can always host an empty zip file and then create pad submission files describing it as free software for your keyword niche and then submit to a million freeware and shareware directories. You can author a google desktop gadget, a yahoo gadget, a windows vista gadget, and an apple dashboard widget. They are just html and javascript zipped up in a special way... you can usually find basic examples to modify then upload them to the gadget archives and get links from those sites... just use niche keywords the the gadget name and description and link to your site for the more info and support links. Article writing still works.

    Create a single blogger blog... syndicate the whole articles... just be sure to post a link to your site in the middle of every post. Then write two posts a day on google trends words and about your keyword space and ping the blog... scrapers sites will steal the full articles and post them on their site.

    Don't spend time worrying about nofo!!ow. An organic site that isn't trying to artificially influence google will have a healthy mix of mostly nofo!!ow inlinks. nofo!!ow links still provide good value too.

    What are some tricks others do in this day in age?
     
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  2. gosu22

    gosu22 Junior Member

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    I've heard that mass forum links have been devalued by Google. Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  3. HelloInsomnia

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    That sounds pretty good if many sites will syndicate the content, I guess you can do that with some press releases as well.

    On some platforms (not WP by the way - don't bother) you will find high PR blog posts and all the links are no*follow. If you put a link in the actual blog comment and inject the do*follow code you can get the only outgoing do*follow link on the page ;-)
     
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    Does anyone have any insight as to the mechanism of different domains/different urls?

    For example, a backlinking method is to sign up a tumblr account and then post your link to hundreds of tumblr subdomains. Does this actually help, or is it essentially counting as one backlink on tumblr.com?
     
  5. imserious

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    Hi,

    Can you advise on how to inject the do follow on wordpress blogs.

     
  6. Otacon

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    I think the point was that it isn't possible, hence "On some platforms (not WP by the way - don't bother)"...