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Opinions wanted: Can too many backlinks hurt?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by csc1990, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. csc1990

    csc1990 Registered Member

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    I've been wondering if too many backlinks could hurt my site's ranking at all and I ran across this article that said this:


    I guess it seems logical that you don't always have control how many backlinks you receive and if they could hurt your ranking then your competitors could easily just knock you off the charts.


    What do you guys say? Is there such thing as too many backlinks?

    I wonder because I was planning on buying a big 10k backlink pack (that so appropriately comes with a cute picture of a puppy) and although I am not ranked highly for any of my keywords, I don't want it to make it harder to rank in the long run.
     
  2. El_Seo

    El_Seo Regular Member

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    In the normal way, the number of backlinks should be related with how the website is growing and yes, it can hurt if you receive too many backlinks too fast.

    It's also reversible but it's important to get related website links and that's what is dangerous with this kind of package. Most of the time, these links are automated and printed in non-related websites.

    Good luck!

    The best is to have the number of daily backlinks increased time after time.

    It's good to start with 25 backlinks by day to start and to increase this number after 1 month but if the website dont have often new content, dont increase that number too much.

    It's an idea to workaround... Not the absolute truth.
     
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  3. Typlo

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    I bеlіeve consistency аnd variety аre аt lеаst as important aѕ thе number of уоu get. If уou get lots of backlinks ovеr а fеw weeks and then mоre or lеss stop іt'ѕ likely tо trigger а red flag, keeping а steady flow of new backlinks is important, eѕpесiаlly іn thе fіrst 6 months.

    Varying уоur backlink sources іѕ important too. It's easy to focus оn јuѕt one type of backlink building at a time, еg social bookmarking оr blog comments, but hаvіng a lot of backlinks cоme frоm оnlу оnе type of source аt a time is unnatural and сan raise a red flag. In my experience thе mоrе varied your backlink sources the faster уоu cаn build backlinks withоut raising а red flag at Google.
     
  4. meatro

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    So that article is directly from Google? Weird that they'd let a piece of info like that out of the building, let alone onto the internet.

    The answer depends on who you're asking. The answer that I've always given, is that it depends.

    I say yes IF: Your website is either new or does not have the existing SEO structure to support a huge blast of links. Think of your SEO campaign as a table. It takes a few months to complete your table (new site sandbox) and how you build it is up to you.

    You can spend those few months piddling around playing on Facebook and your table will have 2-1/2 legs and unable to support anything. If you drop a cinder block on this table, it's going to collapse and daddy Google is going to slap you.

    Or you can spend that time making your table out of stainless steel, TIG welded and brackets on each leg for added stability. If you drop a cinder block on this table, it may scuff it a little, but it'll buff out and the table is fine.

    From what I've read, it can happen to new sites, old sites, whatever. It all depends on your existing campaign, age of the site and quality of the links. Blasting huge numbers of low quality links at a new site is going to hurt. Blasting a huge number of low quality links at an old site with a shitty SEO campaign to begin with is going to sting.

    Blasting huge numbers of low quality links at an old site with an established SEO campaign is going to do nothing.

    Of course, again... It depends who you ask.
     
  5. Nookie Monster

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    ^^^

    What he said....

    Also remember that the best links you can get are from sites within your niche. If your selling toothpaste, get links from medical sites. :)
     
  6. meatro

    meatro BANNED BANNED

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    I think Nookie meant Typlo or El_SEO.. I snuck in right before their post. ;)