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Pictures as backlinks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gb1000, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. gb1000

    gb1000 Registered Member

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    Ok... im not sure if this is a silly question or if i have inadvertently stumbled upon a great new method for backlinks

    either way id like to share and hear your views.

    I have noticed that some people have used my images on their sites.

    These images on their sites are showing on yahoo as backlinks to my site.

    I wonder if you could post images all over the place and have them as backlinks. Eg. i could post a smiley image or a funny pic in many forums and have a backlink? I think moderators would be far less liberal with the delete/spam button this way.

    Also, is this a legit backlink?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. fab

    fab Registered Member

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    yes, smiles linked to your site in forums will count as backlinks (it's not a new technique, already discussed here).

    They will pass PR juice (as long as links are not nofollowed) but they're like links without anchor text (unless you find a way to edit the alt tag of the picture: with image-links that counts as anchor text).
     
  3. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    It's actually a good thing to build some backlinks with NO anchor text because then your linkbuilding looks more natural.
     
  4. showboytridin

    showboytridin Regular Member

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    Are you talking about backlinks, or links to images (stealing your bandwidth) on your site?

    I don't think someone calling images on your site, count as normal backlinks.
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  5. designsonline

    designsonline Power Member

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    Just add your keywords to the image name: keyword.jpg
    Then you will also get the keyword passed...